NAI Columbia bolsters large deals and community commitment despite pandemic

  December 20, 2021

NAI Columbia, the Midlands’ local full-service commercial real estate firm, projects another strong, profitable close to the year. Compared to pre-pandemic year-end numbers in 2019, NAI Columbia anticipates a 25%…

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Richland County Recreation Commission holds press event to announce updates and court dedications for the Richland County Tennis Center

  December 8, 2021

The Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) will hold a press conference to provide a project update and special dedications for the Richland County Tennis Center on December 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM. The…

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Garvin Design Group wins two AIA South Carolina 2021 Design Awards

  December 2, 2021

Columbia architecture, interiors, and planning firm Garvin Design Group won two Design Awards at the American Institute of Architects South Carolina (AIA SC)’s annual awards presented virtually on November 19,…

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New Steakhouse Slated to Open in Downtown Laurens

  November 16, 2021

Laurens residents with a taste for fine dining will soon see their prayers for a steakhouse answered when “The Tailored Oak” opens on the city’s historic downtown Square in spring…

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Mimms Contracting adds Reid Radtke as Director of Operations

  November 15, 2021

Mimms Contracting announced that they have hired Reid Radtke as the newest member of the team. Reid serves as the Director of Operations. Originally from New York, Reid graduated from…

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CrossFit864 Announces Next Barbells, BBQ and Music Event

  October 4, 2021

CrossFit864 recently announced the next Barbells, BBQ and Live Music event. The next Barbells, BBQ and Music will be held on Thursday, October 28th from 6:00-8:00pm at the gym located…

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MTC opens Welding Technology Center to meet employer demand

  September 23, 2021

Midlands Technical College held a ribbon cutting and grand opening for the college’s new Welding Technology Center today. The education and training facility is located on Kentucky Avenue on the…

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Sign up now for Lead United

  September 15, 2021

For more than 76 years, Trident United Way has welcomed community leaders to its board of directors and other groups to help build our community. It’s with great pleasure we…

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Greater CWC Chamber & Visitors Program has impressive lineup for monthly breakfast

  August 18, 2021

The Greater CWC Chamber & Visitors Program continues to love local with its August partners breakfast by showcasing a talented group of dynamic community-focused individuals, businesses and programs. The breakfast…

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AllSouth Federal Credit Union to open new branch in Orangeburg County in fall 2021

  August 17, 2021

AllSouth Federal Credit Union will open a new full-service branch located at 1588 St. Matthews Road in Orangeburg County in fall 2021. The new location was designed by Design Initiative…

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Endeavor’s Business Team memberships offer best of both worlds

  August 10, 2021

Companies keep their HQ but add discounted, flexible work & meeting options for employees, teams Endeavor, the coworking and meeting space community in downtown Greenville, has created a new annual…

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Rising Tide Lifts All Ships – An Open letter to the LCDC

  August 4, 2021

The below is an open letter sent to Jonathan Coleman (LCDC President/CEO) following the City of Clinton’s August Council meeting; Jonathan, First, I would like to thank the LCDC team…

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Pregis establish operations in Anderson County

  August 3, 2021

$80 million investment will create 120 new jobs Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, today announced plans to establish operations in Anderson County. The $80 million investment will…

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Index ranks South Carolina tourists among the most polite in America

  August 2, 2021

NextVacay.com devised a ‘tourist politeness index’ to ascertain, state by state, which Americans have the best and worst reputations when they vacation domestically. Alaskans ranked the most polite tourists. Interactive…

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Alice Company reinvents itself for next century

  July 30, 2021

Fifth-generation of leadership drives new business while keeping Alice Company firmly rooted in serving the community, partnering with entrepreneurs, and building value GREENVILLE, SC – Entering its second century of…

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Cayce honored for special achievement in mapping technology

  July 19, 2021

The City of Cayce earned high praise for its Geographic Information System (GIS) by Esri, the global leader for location intelligence. The city received Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS for…

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Laurens County Delegation Stands with Keep Laurens County Clean

  July 15, 2021

BREAKING NEWS! Two members of the Laurens County Delegation (Gilliam and Jones) attended a meeting on Tuesday night organized by local residents and members of Keep Laurens County Clean. At that…

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Wingard’s Market makes cover of nationwide industry magazine

  July 14, 2021

Wingard’s Market, the Midlands premier full-service garden and plant center, is featured on the July cover of Green Profit Magazine. Green Profit is a national industry magazine that brings timely,…

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COMET Chat with LeRoy DesChamps – June 2021

  June 23, 2021

Greetings! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the June 2021 version of COMET Chat. This is our first “chat” since assuming my new role as Interim Executive Director…

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Clinton High School Senior Receives Richloom Scholarship

  May 29, 2021

Clinton High senior, Ella Kennington Cooper was recently presented with Richloom’s 2021 $500 Scholarship Award. Ella is the daughter of Chip and Miki Cooper. She will graduate with Honors from…

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Graduating senior recruitment event showcases local career opportunities

  May 26, 2021

Yesterday (Tuesday, May 25th), the S.C. Department of Commerce, Laurens County Development Corporation, and Laurens District 55 High School collaborated to host a Graduating Senior Recruitment event. Twelve local businesses…

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Fit Columbia celebrates 10 years in business

  May 24, 2021

Public is invited to anniversary celebration and grand reopening party at their new location in Five Points. Fit Columbia celebrates their 10-year anniversary and grand re-opening in their new space…

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Kerns Trucking, Inc. establishing operations in Cherokee County

  May 18, 2021

Kerns Trucking, Inc., a regional transportation and logistics company, today announced plans to establish its corporate headquarters in Cherokee County. The more than $7.9 million investment will create 136 new…

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Hill Electric employee recognized as EC&M 30 Under 30 All-Star

  May 4, 2021

EC&M, a trade publication for electrical professionals, recently recognized Ricky Smith of Hill Electric as one of their 30 Under 30 All-Stars for 2021. Smith, who currently serves as a…

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Be Pro Be Proud Provides “Big Rig” Experience to Laurens County Students

  April 13, 2021

On Tuesday, over 40 10th graders from Laurens District 55 High School and Clinton High School came out to the Piedmont Tech Laurens Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) to explore…

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Endeavor welcomes three new entrepreneurs to its coworking community

  March 24, 2021

A restaurateur, accountant, and HR expert choose workspaces at Endeavor Endeavor, a coworking and shared office space community in downtown Greenville’s LEED-certified ONE tower, announces three new members: Olivia Esquivel,…

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The Art of Coffee and Books

  March 15, 2021

Looking for a hidden gem in Laurens County?  If so, head to Gray Court on the weekend to check out Arbitrary Art – A Chapter Left Behind Bookstore. Located at…

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National Smithsonian traveling exhibition now open in City of Westminster

  March 12, 2021

The City of Westminster has been selected as the only upstate stop for displaying the SC Humanities “Water/Ways” Exhibit. The Exhibit is now open at the Historic Westminster Train Depot,…

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Nexton named Best Master-Planned Community in the U.S. by NAHB

  March 9, 2021

Nexton, South Carolina’s most innovative and walkable community, was recognized as the top master-planned community in the U.S. by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). During NAHB’s 2021 Nationals…

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Firefly Distillery introduces Bend & Steal American Whiskey

  March 9, 2021

Firefly Distillery, South Carolina’s oldest working distillery, today announced the release of a new artisanal spirit, Bend & Steal American Whiskey. A tribute to the art of distilling, aging and…

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Switchgear opening ceremony

  February 11, 2021

Switchgear held its official opening ceremony this afternoon at their facility in Gray Court. The ceremony was also a celebration of the first product shipment from the Laurens County location—their…

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Reflect on 2020 with LCDC’s Year in Review

  February 2, 2021

What a year 2020 was. Even with the many unexpected challenges and roadblocks that came along with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC) continued to grow and…

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