Columbia City Council enacts Stay Home Stay Safe emergency order to be effective Sunday, March 29

 

Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective on Sunday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m. Ordinance 2020-034 was discussed…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated March 26, 2020 at 10:00 am The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. South Carolina Announces Additional 82…

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Innovative ventilator device developed by Prisma Health to quickly increase ventilator capacity for COVID-19 patients

 

Designed by Prisma Health physicians and a software engineer through quick teamwork, 3D printing and collaboration with universities Prisma Health announced that it has received emergency use authorization from the…

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Spoleto Festival USA announces unprecedented cancellation of its 2020 season

 

In compliance with civil authorities and guidelines for health and safety to stop the spread of COVID-19, the annual performing arts festival will not take place. For 43 years, Spoleto…

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City enacts curfew, temporarily closes Falls Park to prevent gatherings

 

On Monday, March 23, the City of Greenville took additional steps designed to protect citizens, urge social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. City Manager John…

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David Zaas, M.D., named chief executive officer for MUSC Health – Charleston Division, chief clinical officer for MUSC Health

 

Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO for MUSC Health and vice president for Health Affairs, University, named David Zaas, M.D., MBA, as the new chief executive officer, MUSC Health – Charleston…

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United Way of the Midlands announces fund to support the Midlands most vulnerable during coronavirus response

 

Funds will aid people at great risk of homelessness and economic hardships  As the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, United Way of the Midlands has announced the creation of…

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Michelin North America begins partial production shutdown in response to COVID-19

 

Michelin North America, Inc., will begin a temporary, phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities in the United States and Canada due to the broad effects of COVID-19. This phased suspension of…

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UofSC announces extension of remote learning for all campuses through spring semester; postponement of May commencement ceremonies

 

The University of South Carolina will extend remote learning for students through the remainder of the spring semester. Students will begin online instruction as previously scheduled, and it will continue…

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South Carolina medical manufacturing firm to release 54,000 COVID-19 tests next week

 

CPT Medical, a surgical pack and kit manufacturing firm based in Greenville, SC, is now shipping COVID-19 testing kits that are available throughout the US. With 54,000 test kits in production…

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SC Ports sees strong volumes, progress at HLT

 

S.C. Ports Authority had a record February for both cargo volumes at oceanside terminals and rail moves at inland ports. S.C. Ports moved 197,214 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) across…

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SC Ports Board approves agreement with Lowe

 

Lowe to entitle portion of Union Pier Terminal for redevelopment South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors approved a professional services agreement with Lowe, the owner of the Wild Dunes…

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The South Carolina State Museum to close temporarily

 

 Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the State Museum has made the decision to temporarily close to the public in…

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Effectively Communicating in Uncertain Times

 

By Heather Matthews NP Strategy   Silence fuels fear in a crisis, especially when the crisis is changing by the day and is something few people have experienced before.  Over…

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South Carolina medical and nursing boards to issue emergency licenses

 

The SC Board of Medical Examiners and the SC Board of Nursing have procedures in place to temporarily license individuals in times of an emergency. “This is another great tool…

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Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus in Charleston

 

This is a living document that will be updated as needed on the city’s website, here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=805. The answers below reflect the best information currently available to city leaders. What…

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iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival to postpone event until September

 

iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival fueled by ScanSource will postpone its event from April 4, 2020 to September 12, 2020. The decision was made in response to the growing number of…

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Gov. Henry McMaster requests surplus funds be made immediately available to SCDHEC for COVID-19 response

 

Governor Pens Letter to House and Senate Leadership Governor Henry McMaster today requested that the South Carolina General Assembly pass a joint resolution for the purpose of making $45 million…

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Patients who use MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care offered access to drive-through respiratory specimen collection site

 

As an extension of the MUSC Health Virtual Urgent Care online platform (musc.care), patients who need specimen collection for possible respiratory illness or “COVID-19-like” symptom testing will now have access…

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UofSC Columbia classes canceled March 16-22; announces online classes through April 3

 

As the University of South Carolina continues to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), our first priority remains the health, safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and…

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Emerging novel coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates.   DHEC is closely monitoring a rapidly emerging outbreak of the novel coronavirus…

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Nelson Mullins names John Jennings as Greenville office managing partner

 

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has named John M. Jennings as managing partner of the Greenville office effective March 6. He replaces Timothy E. Madden, who has been elected to a…

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United Community Banks, Inc. and Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc., the parent of Seaside National Bank & Trust, announce merger agreement

 

United Community Banks, Inc. and Three Shores Bancorporation, Inc. announced a definitive agreement for UCBI to acquire Three Shores, including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Seaside National Bank & Trust. Headquartered in…

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Greenville City Council approves funding for construction of Unity Park

 

Park Plan Includes Two Additional Pedestrian Bridges, Full River Restoration Greenville City Council gave initial approval to a $38 million budget proposal to construct Unity Park. The 60-acre park on…

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Sage Automotive Interiors to acquire Adient’s automotive fabric business

 

Increased capacity, expansion, in European automotive industry GREENVILLE, SC – Sage Automotive Interiors (an Asahi Kasei company) has signed an agreement to acquire the automotive fabric business of Adient (NYSE:…

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South Carolina Federal merges with Health Facilities Federal Credit Union

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union officially announced the acquisition of Health Facilities Federal Credit Union in Florence after a member-approved merger in November. South Carolina Federal now boasts 22 locations…

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Carlos Phillips named to U.S. Chamber Committee of 100

 

Greenville Chamber President/CEO, Carlos Phillips, has been named to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100), a committee designed to guide the work of the U.S. Chamber. This…

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Bon Secours breaks ground on new emergency department at St. Francis Downtown

 

Bon Secours announced the official start of construction for a new 45,000 square foot emergency department (ED) at a groundbreaking ceremony at Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown. The hospital received…

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United Ministries announces new executive director

 

United Ministries announced the selection of a new executive director to lead the agency upon the retirement of Tony McDade, the agency’s current executive director. Lizzie Bebber will join the…

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abatUS establishing operations in Greenville County

 

$10 million investment expected to create 35 new jobs abatUS, a subsidiary of German-based abat AG and sister company of Adah International, announced new operations in Greenville County. The company’s…

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New digital marketing agency in Columbia

 

Grow! By ERG is now open and providing clients with digital marketing services. Grow! by ERG has brought together a team of marketing mavens from across the U.S. with 20+…

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UofSC announces new Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

 

The University of South Carolina announced Julian R. Williams will serve as its first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Williams, who most recently served as vice president of…

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Business & community leaders honored at the Greenville Chamber’s 131st Annual Meeting

 

The Greenville Chamber held its 131st Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Greenville Convention Center. The event, presented by TD Bank, featured the Chamber’s reflection of 2019 successes,…

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Niagara Bottling establishing operations in Florence County

 

More Than $70 Million Investment to Create 70 New Jobs Niagara Bottling, a leading beverage manufacturer in the U.S., announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company’s more…

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Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO announces plan to retire

 
Pat Walker is the President & CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank’s Board of Directors Chairperson, Shelley Yuhas, announced that President and CEO, Pat Walker, will retire this year. The Lowcountry Food Bank Board of Directors will begin…

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Kline Property receives commercial development incentive approval

 

Hotels, retail, office and structured parking planned for key downtown intersection With final approval granted by Richland County Council during their February 18th meeting, the former Kline Iron & Steel…

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Trustus Theatre Board of Directors names Chad Henderson Producing Artistic Director

 

On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Trustus Theatre Board of Directors voted to end the organization’s search for a Managing Director that began in September 2019, and named current Artistic…

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Greenville Center for Creative Arts announces new Executive Director

 

Kim Fabian has been named Executive Director of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) following an extensive local and national search. Fabian brings more than 25 years of experience…

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Prodigy Cabinetry establishing operations in Greenville County

 

$2.5 Million Investment Will Create 80 New Jobs Prodigy Cabinetry, a manufacturer of European-styled cabinetry, announced new operations in Greenville County. The company’s $2.5 million investment will create 80 new…

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Graham announces $20 million grant for Charleston Port improvement

 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will receive a nearly $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding is for…

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Scientex Packaging Film establishing operations in Lancaster County

 

$43 Million Investment Will Create 69 New Jobs Scientex Packaging Film announced plans to establish operations in Lancaster County. The company’s $43 million investment is projected to create 69 new…

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MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion to open Feb. 22

 

Pediatric care teams, administration to orchestrate complex move The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion has passed all necessary safety and regulatory inspections, and hospital administration…

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National Machining & Fabrication, Inc. expanding operations in York County

 

More than $4.2 million investment will create 40 new jobs National Machining & Fabrication, Inc. (NMF) announced plans to expand its current operations in York County. The more than $4.2…

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Four companies receive a total of $150,000 in SCRA grants

 

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announces four SCRA Client Companies have recently been awarded investments for a combined total of $150,000. Tide Stop, LLC, based in Johns Island, received a…

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SC Ports CEO to be inducted into 2020 International Maritime Hall of Fame 

 

S.C. Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome will be inducted into the 2020 International Maritime Hall of Fame. The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey…

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City of Cayce honored with Achievement Award for waterline replacement project

 

The City of Cayce received a Municipal Achievement Award for its Waterline Replacement Project. The city won in the public works category. Twenty-nine cities and towns submitted their projects and…

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College of Charleston Founders’ Medal bestowed SC changemakers

 

On the 200th anniversary of the chartering of the College of Charleston, President Harry McKinley Lightsey Jr. initiated the College of Charleston Founders’ Medal Award. It is the most prestigious award given…

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Milliken & Company finalizes acquisition of Borchers

 

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials science expertise, has formally acquired Borchers Group Limited (“Borchers”), a global specialty chemicals…

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College of Charleston’s School of Business gets big boost with new partnership

 

The New York-based independent wealth management firm GM Advisory Group has announced its financial support for a partnership between the College of Charleston School of Business and Barron’s Group, a…

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