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Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative welcomes Phyllis Martin as new CEO

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a non-profit organization focused on improving education in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, is announcing the appointment of Phyllis Martin as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Martin joins TCCC after three years as the vice president of Community Impact for the United Way of Northeastern Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.…

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Charleston City Paper under new ownership

 

Local publishing team to keep America’s “best weekly newspaper” strong The Charleston City Paper, the Lowcountry’s alternative newspaper read by more than 110,000 people every week, has a new ownership team committed to its legacy of publishing vibrant, incisive local news and information. “We’ve got the best audience in America,” said outgoing publisher Noel Mermer. …

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Spartan Motors, Inc. launching operations in Charleston County

 

Investment Creating More Than 300 New Jobs Spartan Motors, Inc., a leader in fleet, work truck and specialty service vehicle manufacturing, is establishing operations in Charleston County. The $1.15 million investment is expected to create 308 new jobs. In 1975, Spartan Motors, Inc. began as a designer and builder of custom fire truck cabs and chassis.…

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Moore School’s Center for Executive Succession recognizes retired Aetna CEO with leadership award

 

The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business will present the Center for Executive Succession’s 2019 Leadership Legacy Award to former Aetna Inc. chairman and CEO, Ronald A. Williams. Williams will accept the award and present a keynote at a Nov. 4 event in the Moore School’s W.W. “Hootie” Johnson Performance Hall from…

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MUSC celebrates record-breaking research awards

 

In other business, the board received a report from Kevin Gray, M.D., assistant provost for Research Advancement, confirming that MUSC has once again surpassed itself. In fiscal year 2019, the institution brought in more than $284 million, breaking its own record as the state’s leader in garnering extramural funding for biomedical research. In fiscal year…

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MUSC trustees vote to pursue five certificates of need

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting focusing, in part, on efforts that will expand access to MUSC Health patient care services. To that end, the board voted unanimously to support filing five certificates of need with the South Carolina Department of…

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Q3 passenger traffic continues upward trend at CAE

 

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) continues to see strong and steady growth into Q3 of 2019. In August, passenger traffic increased 9.15% over July with 120,648 passengers traveling through CAE during the month. Year-to date traffic stats show a 17% increase over the same travel period in 2018 with 898,024 passengers traveling through CAE. “Month over…

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MUSC files for certificate of need to construct freestanding emergency department on Sea Islands

 

Earlier this week, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) took additional steps to expand access to MUSC Health patient care services, filing for a certificate of need (CON) to construct a freestanding emergency department (ED) on Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island. The requisite CON filing was made through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental…

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A&R Logistics, Inc. establishing operations in Berkeley County

 

$60 Million Investment Creating Over 60 Jobs A&R Logistics, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing dry bulk transportation, warehousing, packaging, third-party logistics (3PL) and export solutions to the chemical industry, is establishing a new state-of-the-art export facility in Berkeley County. The $60 million investment is expected to create over 60 new jobs. Founded…

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U.S. Department of Transportation approves Lowcountry Rapid Transit for project development phase

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation recently to initiate project development for South Carolina’s first mass transit project. A BCDCOG initiative, the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project development will receive key funding through the DOT’s Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program, which will provide much needed dollars for the estimated…

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Public Education Partners hires Schumacher to serve as CEO

 

Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, has hired Catherine Schumacher to serve as President & CEO, effective November 4, 2019. “PEP continues to lead the way in discussions about K-12 public education, supporting and elevating teachers and their profession, and ensuring access to a quality education…

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MM Technics expanding operations in Newberry County

 

$6 Million Investment Creating 35 New Jobs MM Technics, an American subsidiary of automotive supplier Muhr Metalltechnik, is expanding its Newberry County operations. The $6 million investment is creating 35 new jobs. MM Technics uses state-of-the-art machineries like servo presses and automated welding equipment to supply automotive companies throughout the United States and Europe. Located…

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Three programs named finalists for Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSC Award

 

The Riley Institute at Furman University® has announced the three finalists for the 2019 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC™ Award, which celebrates promising education initiatives that are improving outcomes for South Carolina’s students. “I am delighted to honor and celebrate these wonderful programs,” said Dick Riley, former two-term Governor of South Carolina and United States…

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UofSC research partnerships generating over $790 million for the Palmetto State

 

When the University of South Carolina’s Office of Economic Engagement (OEE) first launched six years ago, its goal was to build relationships between researchers and industry partners. True to its mandate, the university has forged ties with global industry giants and is driving hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy. The OEE, with…

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Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year in Columbia, S.C., on Dec. 31, 2019

 

Legendary hip-hop trailblazers to perform free concert at S.C.’s largest NYE party Salt-N-Pepa — the legendary hip-hop duo who paved the way for female artists — will perform a free concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, in downtown Columbia, S.C. on Dec. 31, 2019. The performance by the…

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ScanSource names Chief Revenue Officer

 

John Eldh brings proven leadership to drive sales growth and partner experience at ScanSource ScanSource, Inc., a leading provider of technology products and solutions, announced John Eldh has joined the Company as Chief Revenue Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, effective October 1, 2019. Mr. Eldh brings extensive global experience building and leading field, channel…

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Greenville Chamber announces 2020 Board of Directors, Kevin Poyck named Chair-Elect

 

The Greenville Chamber’s leadership has elected Kevin Poyck to chair its Board of Directors in 2021. He will take over the highest volunteer leadership role for the Greenville Chamber in 2021. Poyck will serve as chair-elect throughout the next year and will be joined by seven new Board members in 2020. Poyck, Hubbell Lighting Group…

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South Carolina Federal expands services to Lexington

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union announced the addition of a Lexington, South Carolina financial center to its portfolio. The financial center is located at 5075 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072. This location will feature two drive-thru lanes, an ATM, a self-service station, state-of-the-art security features and a fresh, modern design.  “We’ve proudly served Columbia for…

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Laura Derrick named 2019 South Carolina REALTOR® of the Year

 

South Carolina REALTOR® (SCR) member, past president and Realtor® at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Columbia, was named the association’s 2019 REALTOR® of the Year at its annual conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston on September 11, 2019. The REALTOR® of the Year award is designed to honor and recognize a Realtor® member…

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MUSC receives a $833,190 grant from the NIH HEAL Initiative

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has received an $833,190 grant from the Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or the NIH HEAL Initiative. The MUSC award is one of 375 grant awards across 41 states made by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019 to apply scientific solutions to reverse the national opioid crisis. The…

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2019 alumni awardees named for UofSC Alumni Association

 

The University of South Carolina Alumni Association has named the following recipients of this year’s alumni awards. These awards are the highest honors reflecting the ideals cherished by South Carolinians that include service, integrity, character and leadership. Algernon Sydney Sullivan This year’s recipient is Sinclair E. Lewis, ’58 Bachelor of Arts in History, College of…

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T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. expanding Greenville County operations

 

$10.3 Million Investment Will Create 22 Jobs T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., a leading manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products and accessories, announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County. The $10.3 million investment is expected to create 22 new jobs. Founded in 1947, T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. provides products for…

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HHIMLS.com joins Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

HHIMLS.com, South Carolina’s statewide Multiple Listing Service, announced it joined the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, furthering its commitment to improving, promoting and protecting the Lowcountry. A portion of HHIMLS’ annual $4 billion in real estate transactions is in the Lowcountry region, including Beaufort, so joining its business hub was a logical step for HHIMLS.…

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Healthy Learners names new executive director

 

Amy Splittgerber joins non-profit that connects children to health care The Healthy Learners Board of Trustees has selected Amy Splittgerber as the new executive director of the organization, which is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. Splittgerber has more than 20 years of…

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Furman alumnus leaves nearly $5 million to support scholarships

 

Furman University has received nearly $5 million from the estate of Furman alumnus Thomas C. Turner (1930-2018), class of 1951, to expand support of academic scholarships at his alma mater. The gift is designated for the Eleanor B. Turner Scholarship, established by Thomas Turner in 1995 in honor of his sister, and the Thomas C.…

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South Carolina is mourning the passing of Emily England Clyburn; librarian, activist, and philanthropist

 

Dr. Emily England Clyburn passed away the morning of Thursday, September 19, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina.  Born in the Whitesville section of Berkeley County near Moncks Corner, South Carolina, she was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Mattie England, and siblings Arthur England and Mattie Mae England Wadley. Known affectionately as Ms.…

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John Warren sells stake in Lima One Capital

 

John Warren, founder and chairman of Greenville-based Lima One Capital, has sold his majority ownership stake in the company to current minority partners. Warren founded Lima One in 2011 and has grown the company to more than 300 full and part-time employees around the country. Under Warren’s leadership at Lima One, the company doubled in…

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GE Appliances expanding Kershaw County operations with new Manufacturing Center of Excellence 

 

Company Investing $60 Million into Facility GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, announced the creation of a new Manufacturing Center of Excellence for production of water heaters at its Kershaw County plant. The company is investing $60 million in the project. GE Appliances is renovating and retooling the existing plant, which currently produces refrigerators, into…

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Arnold Companies announces plans to build residential tower at the corner of Assembly and Lady Streets

 

The Arnold Companies, a Columbia-based commercial development firm, announced plans to build the first new residential tower in the central business district located at the corner of Lady and Assembly Streets in downtown Columbia.  This block, which previously housed Moe Levy’s and Howards Sports, will be converted into 83 urban residences known as The Palms…

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Doctors Care, MUSC Health announce regional affiliation to improve health care access

 

Doctors Care, P.A. (Doctors Care) and MUSC Health have agreed to an affiliation to provide patients with increased access to primary care, urgent care, specialty care and emergency care throughout the Lowcountry and Grand Strand regions of South Carolina. The affiliation between the two long-established health organizations builds further on an existing relationship and represents…

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R&E Automated Systems expanding Spartanburg County operations

 

$12 Million Investment Creating 176 New Jobs R&E Automated Systems,an internationally-recognized leader in the automation, engineering and prototype build industries, today announced plans to expand operations in Spartanburg County. The $12 million investment is expected to create 176 new jobs. Established in 1999, R&E Automated Systems is on the cutting edge of technological advancements and…

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Faddis Concrete Products launching Chester County operations

 

$6.7 Million Investment to Create 60 New Jobs Faddis Concrete Products, an American-owned provider of high-quality precast concrete products, today announced plans to establish operations in Chester County. The $6.7 million investment will create 60 new jobs. Since 1989, Faddis Concrete Products has offered a comprehensive selection of approved products for transportation, industrial, architectural and…

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School District Five Board approves measure to begin construction on new elementary school

 

Lexington-Richland School District Five is a step closer to construction of its new elementary school in Chapin. The Board of Trustees voted 6-1 on Sept. 9 on a measure which allows construction to commence on the elementary school on Amicks Ferry Road. The approval of the amendment to the Construction Management (CM) at Risk contract,…

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UofSC sets new record with $278.6 million in research and sponsored awards funding

 

University of South Carolina faculty have again broken their previous record-high external funding by garnering $278.6 million in research and sponsored awards in fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). FY2019 was the fifth consecutive year of record-breaking funding totals, beating the previous record of $258.1 million, set in fiscal year 2018, by 8…

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Moore School’s Folks Center hires new executive director

 

The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business has hired a new executive director for its Folks Center for International Business. Karen Brosius, who begins with the Folks Center in September, has been since February 2017 the president of Careers through Culinary Arts Program, a national nonprofit that empowers underserved youth through the…

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Santee Cooper approves new business forecast

 

Santee Cooper has a clear mandate to modernize its resources, increase efficiency and pay off its debt without additional burden to its customers. The Santee Cooper Board, with unanimous approval of this new forecast, committed to a strategy for an innovative and significantly greener resource mix, strategic financial transactions and other commitments that will reduce…

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NSF grant to ‘SPUR’ academic success

 

The University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) has received nearly $1 million in funding through a grant from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program (S-STEM). The grant will be used to implement programs that increase graduation rates of high-achieving, low-income students in undergraduate engineering and…

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City Council adopts downtown strategic master plan

 

City Council demonstrated its commitment to the revitalization of downtown and its support for planning efforts that will guide future public and private investment by formally adopting the Downtown Strategic Master Plan at Monday’s City Council meeting. The master plan was developed by a multi-disciplinary team led by Urban Design Associates (UDA), an international urban…

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Tim Bowen honored with Tri-County’s Presidential Staff Medallion

 

Tim Bowen earned the highest award given to staff at Tri-County Technical College at an annual fall convocation. Bowen, who has served as director of Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson Campus since 2009, received the Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence.  President Galen DeHay presented him the medallion. “I am so appreciative of this award, but the…

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KP Components Inc. expanding Pickens County operations

 

More Than $16 Million Investment Creating 47 New Jobs KP ComponentsInc., a Denmark-based supplier that specializes in fully-automated machining of complex parts for a variety of industries, today announced plans to expand its Pickens County operations. The more than $16 million investment is expected to generate 47 new jobs. Founded in 1969, KP Components Inc.…

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CRP Industries Inc. establishing operations in Horry County

 

CRP Industries Inc. announced plans to establish operations in Horry County. The $2.5 million investment will create approximately 115 jobs over the next five years. CRP Industries is a leading manufacturer in the automotive parts and industrial products sectors. CRP Industries Inc. manufactures some of the most recognized brand name products in its market, including:…

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Former Mayor Harry Luthi passes on

 

City of Greenville elected officials and staff are saddened to learn of the passing of former Greenville mayor Harry Luthi. Mayor Luthi was the City Council Seat 6 (today’s District 1) representative from 1975 to 1982. As mayor pro tem, he was sworn in as mayor on November 11, 1982, following the passing of Mayor…

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Board of Architectural Review gives its approval for Waterfront Park

 

Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review gave its approval to the development planned for a harborside site located on Concord Street in downtown Charleston, SC. National real estate company Lowe is the developer of the project. A 225 room hotel with a park side café, ground floor retail, restaurant, rooftop terrace and spa, all open to the…

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SCDOT, Charleston County, FHWA announce Mark Clark Extension Project underway

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Charleston County, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), have re-initiated work on the Mark Clark Extension project (formerly known as the Mark Clark Expressway) in the form of a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). A redesigned website (www.SCDOTMarkClark.com) is available to provide ongoing updates of the project’s…

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First four-star hotel coming to Columbia

 

Boutique Hotel to Open in the Vista Plans for Hotel Anthem, Columbia’s newest hotel that will be constructed in the entertainment district, were approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals. This project, sponsored by the Arnold Family Corporation, will be unlike anything Columbia has seen to date. The design intent will be musically inspired, thematic…

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Terry Gunn named market CEO of Providence Health and KershawHealth

 

Veteran healthcare executive assumes regional leadership role with oversight of two LifePoint Health facilities Providence Health announced that Terry Gunn has been named market chief executive officer (CEO) of Providence Health and KershawHealth, effective immediately. Both facilities are part of LifePoint Health and are located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Camden, South Carolina, respectively. Gunn…

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Leadership Charleston Class of 2020 Announced

 

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston, a highly sought after professional development opportunity established in 1974, is proud to announce the incoming Class of 2020. The mission of Leadership Charleston is to identify and motivate emerging leaders and to develop their leadership potential by introducing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges of our…

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MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion dedicated ahead of October grand opening

 

Governor McMaster, elected officials, MUSC leaders, patients, families and donors celebrate innovation, teamwork and community support The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion will open to patients and families in October. In celebration of this upcoming occasion, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster; deputy assistant secretary of the Federal Housing Administration’s Office…

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MUSC trustees hear fiscal year 2019 year-end reports plus recent highlights in fiscal year 2020

 

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA) Board of Trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting to receive reports on academic programs, research and clinical operations. During his annual report to the board, David J. Cole, M.D., FACS, MUSC president, said, “In fiscal year 2019, our institution made significant progress…

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Colliers Report: South Carolina absorption on track to double 2018 absorption total

 

  Research & Forecast Report SOUTH CAROLINA | INDUSTRIAL Q2 2019   Key Takeaways South Carolina industrial markets have already surpassed the total absorption for last year – this quarter alone, the state absorbed 6.45 million square feet. Rental rates continue in an upward trend and averaged $4.20 per square foot during the second quarter…

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