Palmetto Compress Warehouse – The Potential Foundation for Many Unique Options

 

John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources Historic Columbia Foundation April 18, 2013 Columbia is at a crossroads of sorts in its quest to balance interests in preserving historically important structures…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Jasper Johns Collection needs a home

 

By Temple Ligon April 11, 2013 South Carolina’s Jasper Johns turns 83 in May. He was born in the Augusta hospital because it was the hospital closest to Allendale where…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

DVD Previews: Coming April 23

 

(c) 2013, The Washington Post. The Impossible (PG-13, 114 minutes, Summit/Lionsgate): The catastrophic nature of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean that opens this fact-based drama is rendered with…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Admission Denied: Fey can’t carry comedy-romance

 

By Kevin Hyde April 12, 2013 The transcript for the new comedy Admission, which follows an emotionally tumultuous series of events for a university admissions officer, is pretty strong. The…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Book Review: Nine Days

 

By Yvonne ZippApril 10, 2013 Novel By Fred Hiatt. In Fred Hiatt’s new young-adult novel, “Nine Days,” a high school junior steals his mother’s credit card and runs away from…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

We Called Him Kilgo – Remembering A Special Teacher

 

By Tom Poland April 11, 2013 Spring commencements send new waves of students into life and work. Eventually some will recall a special teacher who changed their life. Too often…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Interior Design: Top Seven 2013 Style Choices in Kitchens

 

By Jura Koncius April 12, 2013 The reign of the trophy kitchen is officially over. The dream kitchens of today aren’t about the sexiest six-burner range or the most exotic…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Get Started!

 

By Ghost Gardener Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Spring Fever is running rampant in the Midlands!  This common, seasonal affliction can drive the tidiest city-dwellers to dig in the dirt.  …

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

The Art of Packing

 

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBose April 12, 2013 Having flown more than 1 million miles, we’ve seen hundreds of hotels, rental cars, airplanes, trains, and cruise ships—and made just…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Wine Knowledge

 

By Robert Sox April 12, 2013  Do you assume everyone else knows more about wine than you?  Feel intimidated if the waiter hands you the wine list?  Well, relax.  You’ve…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Southern Living Gets it Wrong…Again

 

By Ron Aiken April 10, 2013 On Tuesday, Southern Living magazine announced the winner of its The South’s Tastiest Towns contest for 2013, and the lucky locale was Durham, N.C.…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

TheDailyGrace: Bending Time

 

By Cathy Rigg MonettiTheDailyGraceApril 12, 2013 It was a book I loved, a good read that tugged tugged tugged at me until it pulled me all the way under. I…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

A Healthy Heart

 

Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 97 Year-Old Heart Attack Survivor Beating the Odds When you walk through the door of the Providence Hospitals Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation facility, the rhythmic hum of…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

How Did Columbia Become a Cool Food City?

 

By Tracie Broom Slow Food Columbia Board of Directors Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Anyone who’s in on Midlands food culture can tell you: it’s blowing up around here. Our…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Wordless News April 8, 2013

 

April 8, 2013 One headline per day, vowel and consonant free. Click here to see the related story. Click here for the post of the week.   Click here for…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Dear Debby and Jerry

 

Advice from Debby and Jerry on Dating in a New World April 12, 2013   Q #1-Dear Debby and Jerry, I’ve been thinking of joining an online dating site and…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Chomp!

 

By Ron Aiken Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Two Sushi Items You Never Order That Your Chef Is Most Proud Of By one of those happy accidents of spacial dynamics…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Sustainable Chefs Showcase!

 

By Ron Aiken Columbia, SC April 12, 2013 Indie Grits, the independent film festival put on by our very own Nickelodeon Theatre (South Carolina’s only non-profit art-house theater, by the…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Palmetto Compress Warehouse: A Good Fit

 

By Temple Ligon April 11, 2013 Columbia’s airport is top of the line, especially for a city of its small size and especially for the low amount of passenger traffic.…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Josh Streetman, Head Bar Manager, Motor Supply Company Bistro

 

     Columbia, SC April 12, 2013    We visited Motor Supply Company Bistro on Gervais Street in Columbia to talk to Head Bar Manager, Josh Streetman, about recommending a…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

“About Us” – Key elements of the About Us section of your website

 

Deborah O’ConnorApril 8, 2013 Just about every website has an “About Us” page. This is where potential customers learn about you and your site. Readers visit this section for various…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

 

Deborah O’Connor April 2, 2013 I cannot emphasize the importance of sending a thank you note, in business as well as in your personal life. Simply put, it shows that…

Read More

Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: life

Introductions and Handshakes

 

Deborah O’Connor March 26, 2013 There are many rules that govern business introductions and proper handshakes and everyone should know the basics: Always rise when greeting someone. Both women and…

Read More

Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz   Category: life

Tired of rudeness? Try these 9 steps to restore workplace civility

 

Deborah O’ConnorMarch 19, 2013 As a society, we are becoming more self-absorbed and self-centered and fail to consider how our behavior affects those around us. It’s not surprising that every…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Business Dining Etiquette can make or break a deal

 

Deborah O’Connor March 13, 2013 Some of the most successful business meetings are conducted over lunch or dinner. Knowing how to dine with decorum can determine whether you get the…

Read More

Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: life

What Do Employers Want in a Candidate? Integrity, for Starters

 

Deborah O’Connor March 4, 2013 What are employers looking for in a job applicant? In these tough economic times, that’s a question that business owners and job seekers both need…

Read More

Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: life

Am I on the Right Bus? How to avoid the $100,000 college blunder!

 

Without a father or mother in my life, there were no guides for me.  I was left to fend for myself.  Without much direction, I simply attended college because all…

Read More

Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz   Category: life

Workplaces all need rules

 

Deborah O’ConnorFebruary 25, 2013 How important is social strategy to your business? In today’s economic climate, it’s more important than ever. There are several key aspects of a social strategy…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Your social media use requires ‘netiquette’

 

It’s hard to imagine our lives today without email, texting, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Social media has forever changed the way we communicate with each other and there is no…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Considering Self-Publishing Your Book?

 

Longtime Publisher Offers Tips for Making Choices Self-published books have transformed both the reading and writing landscape, with hundreds of thousands of authors now eschewing traditional publishing routes. Once reserved…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

2012 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam

 

December 5, 2012 – As 2012 comes to a close, it is time to put your employment and labor law knowledge to the test with Nexsen Pruet’s second annual final…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Market Trends: A Three Minute video with Dan Mann of the Columbia Airport

 

MidlandsBiz sat down with Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, to talk about how the recent refinancing of $10M worth of revenue bonds to general obligation bonds…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Blogs Don’t Have to Be Tough – Part 1

 

By Dean Schuster, Experience Design Partner truematter Blogs can seem tough, but once standards are set and you get into the flow of things, they can be a great asset…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Recruiting Big Talent in Small Metro Markets

 

Written By: Dean Schuster, Experience Design Partner truematter Geography has never been less relevant. Companies and individuals are now free to connect, grow, and advance in ways that weren’t possible…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

White paper shows communication is key to wellness program success

 

By Steve Bygott Colonial Life August 20, 2012 Employers counting on wellness programs to bend the benefits cost curve must include strong communication plans in their strategy if they hope…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

How to Screen a Company for a Good Culture Fit

 

By Thomas J. Walter & Molly Meyer Perhaps you’ve heard about this phenomenon via television shows or movies.  Maybe you’ve read about it in books and articles.  Maybe your friends…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Standardized People Won’t Win America’s Future

 

By Peter Weddle July 26, 2012 Since former President George W. Bush amped up standardized testing throughout the nation in 2002 with the No Child Left Behind Act, critics say…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

South Carolina’s Clean Tech Revolution Has Begun

 

Talking About a Revolution There is a revolution underway…one that is reshaping the way we fundamentally live our lives. While many definitions of clean technology exist, the one that I…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

SC Energy Policy and the Link to Job Creation

 

By John F. Clark, Director of the South Carolina Energy Office, a unit of the SC Budget and Control Board.  Globally, nationally and within South Carolina, energy is big business.…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Homegrown Energy

 

Greg A. Thompson As world leaders descended upon Copenhagen this past December for energy talks, here in America the EPA signaled that the time for talking was over.  In their…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Our State of Energy

 

With worldwide electricity demand expected to double in the next 20 years, the need for safe, clean and reliable energy sources has never been greater.   Nuclear energy is experiencing renewed…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Greening Your Company to Improve the Bottom Line

 

Greening your business is quickly becoming a popular label many firms are pursuing to capitalize on the popular trend and positive press.  For some companies, it is a necessity out…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

2010 and Beyond: Big Challenges for Commercial Construction

 

As we grow through great hardship, optimism becomes the feet of progress.        Author Unknown Merely three years ago, 2007 found our firm running to keep pace with construction demands –…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Rediscovering downtown: An economic option for the future

 

For decades, suburbia has been the focus of growth and development in our cities.  Families moved out to the suburbs in search of better schools and bigger houses with two…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Columbia's Commercial Real Estate: Have we reached the bottom yet?

 

Martin A. Moore, CCIM, SIOR Principal, CBRE The question that prevails in conversations on the economy and commercial real estate is Have we reached the bottom? The Columbia office market…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Commercial Projects over $1M to year-end 2009

 

  ADDRESS                      OCCUR                          VALUE                           DESCRIPTION 420 Foster Brothers Dr Business  $28,791,907 Construct distribution facility – Home Depot Distribution Ctr 1000 Abberley Village Cir Multi-Family  $14,189,452 304 Unit Apartment Complex 2711 Colonial Dr…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life

Four Year Buidling Permit Activity

 

Permit data includes Total Residential (single family and multi-family), Aditions/Repairs, and New Non-Residential Source: Central Midlands Council of Governments   For more information about the MidlandsBiz Market Trends partners, click…

Read More

Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: life