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GreenGasUSA and Dominion Energy Carolina Gas (DECG) announce renewable gas injection point

 

GreenGasUSA and Dominion Energy Carolina Gas (DECG) announced an agreement to construct the first renewable natural gas injection point on DECG’s interstate pipeline system. The injection point will be located in Georgetown SC and will allow producers of methane gas from landfill, farm waste and other sources to inject renewable natural gas into DECG’s interstate…

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Citadel board raises cadet residency requirements

 

The Citadel Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to raise the minimum number of semesters students pursuing a cadet degree must complete on campus in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Beginning with the Class of 2024, a student must have lived on campus with the Corps for six semesters (or five with one approved study…

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The Hub Collaborative Workspaces celebrates grand opening in North Charleston

 

The Hub Collaborative Workspaces will hold its grand opening on Thursday, December 5th for their new location in North Charleston. Representatives from the Charleston Metro Chamber, the two owners Adam and Paul Ferrara with their family members, the Marketing and Community Manager Lauren Crawford, along with current members will be present to celebrate the moment…

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Chicago-based Novel Coworking expands to Columbia’s Main Street

 

National workspace provider Novel Coworking announced plans to acquire 1122 Lady Street and expand their business to downtown Columbia in the 12-story building at the corner of Main and Lady street. As the first footprint in South Carolina, this location will allow local business owners and entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses quickly and invest…

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AnMed Health Foundation announces plans for 2020 Camellia Ball

 

The AnMed Health Foundation is excited to announce Phil Ashley and the Bonitz, Inc. team as the chairs for the 26th annual Camellia Ball, presented by Glenn Constructors. Ashley serves on the AnMed Health Foundation board of trustees. He is a member of the Gilmer Society and has been involved with the Camellia Ball for more…

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MUSC and Clemson introduce Healthy Me – Healthy SC to increase health care access

 

Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have begun a statewide collaborative program called Healthy Me – Healthy SC, created to improve health care access and combat health disparities across South Carolina. The newly announced program extends the Clemson-MUSC health sciences collaboration. After nearly two years of successful pilot programs in rural…

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College of Charleston alums’ band Ranky Tanky earns Grammy nomination

 

Three College of Charleston alumni are in the running for a Grammy nomination with their band Ranky Tanky. Started by alumnus Clay Ross ’98, Ranky Tanky, which is a Gullah term loosely translated as “work it” or “get funky,” takes a modern approach to the traditional sounds of Gullah music. Rooted in the cultural traditions passed…

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Carver Maritime expanding Charleston County operations

 

More Than $14 Million Investment will Create 22 New Jobs Carver Maritime, LLC, an industrial port known for its shipping and warehousing storage operations, announced plans to expand its existing operations in Charleston County. The more than $14 million investment is expected to create 22 new jobs. With a deep-water pier for loading and offloading…

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SOCO 80808 celebrates public opening

 

The coworking community expands with a larger footprint in the Vista SOCO, a platform and community for creative entrepreneurs and independent workers, will open their new Vista location to the public on Wednesday, November 20. At just under 11,000 square feet, 80808 is SOCO’s largest location to date and replaces the original Vista location. With…

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Stevens & Wilkinson appoints new president of South Carolina office

 

Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm with offices in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., announces the appointment of Robby Aull, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, principal, as the new president of the firm’s South Carolina office. As President, Aull is responsible for leading and guiding the direction of the overall office. In…

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South Carolina’s Employment Situation – October 2019

 

    Number of South Carolinians Working Continues Record Setting Pace Unemployment Rate Remains at All Time Low   Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement on October 2019 Employment Situation: “The news is astounding. An unemployment rate of 2.6 percent. More than 58,000 new jobs created in 2019. More than 12,000 people removed from…

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Bon Secours celebrates opening of seventh AFC Urgent Care location

 

New location to open on Pelham Road on November 22 Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its AFC Urgent Care Bon Secours sites to include a new location at 2709 Pelham Road on Friday, November 22, 2019.  This center will join six existing Greenville County centers located as follows:  Augusta Road, Pleasantburg…

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The Urban Electric Co. expanding Charleston County operations

 

More Than $10.7 Million Investment to Create 180 New Jobs The Urban Electric Co., an artisan lighting fixture designer and manufacturer,  announced plans to expand its current Charleston County operations. The company’s more than $10.7 million investment is projected to create approximately 180 new jobs. The Urban Electric Co. designs and crafts a wide array…

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CCSD Board of Trustees advances recommendations

 

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees agreed to proceed with a list of recommendations to be voted on at two upcoming meetings. Some of the proposals will be decided Monday, November 18, 2019, and others needing more time will be up for a final vote Monday, December 16, 2019. These recommendations are…

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Pegasus Home Fashions establishing operations in Bamberg County

 

Pegasus Home Fashions, a manufacturer and provider of bedding and home products, today announced plans to establish operations in Bamberg County. The $1.1 million investment is projected to create 113 new jobs. Family-owned and-operated, Pegasus Home Fashions uses the latest materials and techniques to produce and distribute bed pillows, memory foam, bedspreads, blankets, sheet sets,…

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ACI Plastics expanding Oconee County operations

 

Company investing $10 million into expansion ACI Plastics, a thermoplastics processor and recycler, announced plans for a $10 million expansion to its operations in Oconee County. The company will partner with PreZero, a leading recyclables manager, on this project. For more than 30 years, ACI Plastics has been known for its separation technologies for paint…

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Pamela Lackey named 2019 Humanitarian of the Year by United Way of the Midlands

 

United Way of the Midlands has selected Pamela Lackey as the 2019 Humanitarian of the Year, the organization’s highest award and the highest single honor of philanthropic achievement in the Midlands. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given each year to individuals who clearly demonstrate extraordinary leadership in philanthropic and human services. “I have…

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Harris Pastides, AVX Corp., Jerry Youkey honored at record-setting life sciences conference

 

To resounding applause from a record gathering from 11 countries, 32 states and virtually every county in South Carolina, life sciences leaders at SCBIO 2019 in Greenville saluted three leaders – two individuals and one organization – for profound positive impact and exceptional contributions to the advancement of South Carolina’s $11.4 billion life sciences industry.…

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Business, neighborhood leaders announce 10-Point Plan to Renew Five Points

 

Columbia City Councilman Daniel Rickenmann Steve Cook, Owner, Saluda’s Restaurant and the President of the Five Points Association; and Rox Pollard, Director of Retail Services Team | Columbia, Colliers International discuss the importance of the 10-Point Plan At a press conference on Thursday, November 7, business owners, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials announced a new…

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REI Automation, Inc. becomes part of HAHN Group

 

HAHN Group has acquired REI Automation, Inc., which will continue to operate under existing management. The HAHN Group is a leading provider for factory automation and robotic solutions. The acquisition is effective as of November 1, 2019. With the company based in Columbia, South Carolina, the HAHN Group adds a hub in the important industrial…

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DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc. establishing operations in York County

 

$18.5 Million Investment Will Create More Than 100 New Jobs DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc., an interior construction company that uses technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, announced plans to establish operations in York County. The $18.5 million investment is expected to create more than 100 jobs. The company uses its proprietary ICE® software to design,…

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College of Charleston and Naval Information Warfare Center enter partnership

 

The Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC) and the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics have announced a new educational partnership agreement. Under the agreement the two groups will share labs and equipment, partner on research, and bolster collaboration in areas such as data science, research and training projects, and other critical areas. Sebastian van Delden,…

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VC3 expands its Southeast presence with the acquisition of Tennessee-based masterIT

 

VC3, a market-leading managed Information Technology (IT) service provider, announced the acquisition of masterIT, a Memphis-based managed IT service provider. Both organizations are consistently ranked among the top IT service providers globally. The addition of this established Tennessee firm bolsters VC3’s ability to serve organizations in the Southeast. Sandy Reeser, VC3’s Chief Executive Officer, said,…

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S.C. Ports makes a $15.6 billion annual economic impact in the Midlands

 

South Carolina Ports Authority’s reach goes well beyond the Port of Charleston with 25% of its economic impact happening in the Midlands. S.C. Ports Authority (SCPA) makes a $15.6 billion annual economic impact in the Midlands and creates 55,000 jobs in the region, according to a new Economic Impact Study from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School…

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Southwest Airlines begins daily nonstop flight to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

 

Today, Southwest Airlines began new daily nonstop service from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Southwest offers the only nonstop service on the route, providing easy access to the nation’s capital region and connecting service to additional destinations from the airline’s BWI focus city. Southwest’s new route to Baltimore/Washington provides Upstate travelers…

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Lexington Medical Center will become in-network provider for South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace plans in 2020

 

Lexington Medical Center announced that the hospital and its physician practices will be in-network with two South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace plans, beginning January 1, 2020. The plans are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Molina HealthCare of South Carolina. The South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Rep. Gary Simrill and Nella Barkley to receive Wilkins Leadership Awards

 

State Rep. Gary Simrill (R-York) and Nella Barkley, community leader and president of Crystal-Barkley Corporation, will receive The Riley Institute at Furman University’s 2019 David H. Wilkins Leadership Awards recognizing outstanding legislative and civic leadership in the state. The awards will be presented on the first night of the legislative session, Jan. 14, 2020, at…

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YEScarolina raises $281,000 at annual gala

 

YEScarolina’s 10th Annual Gala was held the evening of Friday, October 11th at the Gaillard Center, the organization’s biggest fundraiser to benefit its mission to develop opportunity through entrepreneurship. The affair recognized teachers and students from across the state, featured a Student Business Showcase, a live and silent auction, provided by YEScarolina alumnus Illusionist Caleb…

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Columbia attorneys announce new firm

 

Columbia attorneys Dan D’Alberto and Michael Graham have merged their law and business consulting practices to create D’Alberto & Graham Attorneys and Advisors. The firm’s legal practice areas include general counsel services, business transactions, commercial real estate, and trusts and estates, while the business consulting practice includes general consulting, strategic planning, startups, and economic development.…

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S.C. Ports makes a $63.4 billion annual economic impact on S.C.

 

Port operations support 1 in 10 jobs for South Carolinians South Carolina Ports Authority has long been a powerful economic engine for South Carolina, and as container volumes have doubled over the past decade, the Port’s positive economic impact on the state has significantly increased. S.C. Ports Authority (SCPA) makes a $63.4 billion annual economic impact…

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MUSC College of Medicine dean elected to prestigious National Academy of Medicine

 

Dean Raymond DuBois earns one of the highest honors in health and medicine Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. That puts him in the company of an elite group of internationally renowned scientists and…

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The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina announces second Tri-County location

 

Expansion Planned as the Need for Vision Rehabilitation Services Grows North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, ABVI Client Katherine Vey-strachan, ABVI CEO Courtney Plotner, ABVI Board President Clay Hershey and Senator Sean Bennett. The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) is pleased to announce it is opening a second, permanent location in…

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Newsome’s address: S.C. Ports growing cargo, enhancing infrastructure in big-ship era

 

South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome has always had a vision for S.C. Ports, ensuring its best days are ahead. Newsome, who celebrates 10 years at the helm of S.C. Ports Authority this year, delivered his 11th State of the Port address today to more than 900 business executives, elected officials, SCPA customers…

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Santee Cooper eliminates $360 million in long-term debt

 

Acting on a key component of its 2019 Business Forecast, Santee Cooper has executed a transaction that pays off $360 million of long-term debt, which will help the utility provide stable electricity prices to customers for at least five years. The transaction authorizes payment of certain bonds issued in 2009 through 2013, 2015 and 2016,…

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College of Charleston to hold inauguration for President Hsu

 

Andrew T. Hsu will be formally installed as the 23rd president of the College of Charleston on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. The inauguration ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Cistern Yard. Representatives from state and local governments, colleges and universities from across the nation, and the CofC community will participate in the inauguration celebration. Charleston Mayor…

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Strategy Plastics, LLC expanding operations to Anderson County

 

More than $3.4 million investment to create 81 new jobs Strategy Plastics, LLC, a full-service plastic injection molding company, announced plans to expand to Anderson County. The company’s more than $3.4 million investment is projected to create 81 new jobs. In addition to injection molding, Strategy Plastics, LLC also provides custom molding, engineering, project management,…

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McCall Farms expanding Florence County operations

 

$50 million Investment will Create 140 New Jobs McCall Farms, the South Carolina-based manufacturers of Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, Bruce’s Yams, Allens, Allens Popeye, Veg-All and Princella, announced plans to expand its existing operations in Florence County. The $50 million investment is expected to create 140 new jobs. Founded by James…

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Columbia Children’s Theatre names Larry Hembree as first Executive Director; expands staff

 

Columbia Children’s Theatre Board of Directors have named Larry Hembree as the theatre’s first Executive Director. Hembree, who has been on the leadership staff for several other local arts organizations including Nickelodeon Theatre, SC Arts Commission, Arts Center of Kershaw County and Trustus Theatre, assumed his new responsibilities October 1. Hembree oversees administrative staff, strategic…

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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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