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The Greater Columbia Restaurant Association honors their 2019 Restaurant Hall of Fame inductees

 

The Greater Columbia Chapter of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) hosted its annual Columbia Benefit Dinner on November 25 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. At the dinner, four individuals were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards and inducted into the Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame. This honor represents a significant accomplishment in…

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Lowcountry Food Bank is a recipient of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s 2019 Fall Caritas Grant

 

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB), whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger in the Lowcountry, announced that it has received Fall Caritas Grant funding from Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The Fall Caritas Grant is issued to South Carolina nonprofits who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South…

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Midlands Arts Conservatory receives $10,000 grant from Lipscomb Family Foundation

 

The Lipscomb Family Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Midlands Arts Conservatory (MAC) to help fund the purchase of a Piano Lab for the school. The total cost for the Piano Lab, which includes one teacher piano and 15 electronic student pianos, is $34,882. Rice Music House has already donated $7,681 towards…

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District’s partnership with Lowcountry Food Bank addresses needs of at-risk students

 

Since 2006, the Charleston County School District has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank to serve at-risk students through a program called BackPack Buddies Program. The mission is to meet the needs of children at risk of hunger or homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home…

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Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands welcomes Rebecca Lorick as new Executive Director

 

The Board of Directors of Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) announced Rebecca Lorick has been named Executive Director. STSM, a SC non-profit serving five counties, is dedicated to advocating and supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse and to educating the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. Rebecca, a seasoned non-profit professional,…

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Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands welcomes Rebecca Lorick as new Executive Director

 

The Board of Directors of Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is pleased to announce Rebecca Lorick has been named Executive Director. STSM, a SC non-profit serving five counties, is dedicated to advocating and supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse and to educating the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. Rebecca, a…

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Non Profit Minute – Beth Sulkowski, Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union.   Beth Sulkowski, Vice…

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Women in Philanthropy holds its annual Leadership Breakfast on December 13

 

Women in Philanthropy (WIP), an affinity group of United Way of the Midlands, holds its annual Leadership Breakfast on Friday, December 13 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Palmetto Club. Kathy Izard, the award-winning author of The Hundred Store Home, will be the keynote speaker. “We have an outstanding speaker joining us at this…

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United Way of the Midlands and National Panhellenic Council host Richland District One School Board Candidates Forum on December 5

 

United Way of the Midlands, along with National Pan-hellenic Council at Columbia, SC, is hosting a nonpartisan Candidate Forum for the at-large seat on Richland School District One’s School Board on Thursday, December 5 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. “We’re excited to host this event to bring the community together and allow voters to hear…

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Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina

 

For more than 80 years, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina has empowered adults in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties with the tools they need to live independently with vision loss. Through our Own Your Life program, ABVI helps blind and visually impaired adults learn new approaches to daily life. Skills…

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Volvo Car US Operations Community Fund of Coastal Community Foundation awards $7,500 to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina

 

The Volvo Car US Operations Community Fund of Coastal Community Foundation recently awarded a $7,500 grant to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) supporting its Own Your Life program. Through Own Your Life, ABVI provides personal independence and vocational rehabilitation training for blind and visually impaired adults in Berkeley, Charleston…

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Tyler Northam joins Prisma Health Midlands Foundation

 

Tyler Northam has joined the Prisma Health Midlands Foundation team as social and digital manager. Northam will manage content generation and donor engagement strategies in the social and digital space for the Foundation and its signature fundraising events, campaigns and special projects. He has more than six years of experience in photography, videography, social media…

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Powdersville Business Council and Main Street Laurens awarded $5,000 Hughes Investment elevate upstate grant

 

The Powdersville Business Council for their Rhythm on the River event and Main Street Laurens for the Piedmont Blues and Roots Music Festival were the $5,000 recipients of the 2019 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grants as announced by Phil Hughes during Ten at the Top’s 10th anniversary event on November 20th. Hughes also pledged to give…

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Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health launches innovative Acute Autism Stabilization & Assessment Program for children with autism

 

Innovative short-term program offers critical resource amidst nationwide shortage of autism care, extensive wait lists  Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health, an autism-focused residential behavioral health center near Greenville, S.C., recently announced the opening of a first-of-its-kind Acute Autism Stabilization & Assessment Program for the treatment of children with autism to address the national shortage of autism…

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$50,000 awarded to LRADAC for opioid misuse prevention in Lexington and Richland

 

LRADAC received a grant from the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) to focus on enhancing and expanding opioid prevention programs, policies and practices in Richland and Lexington Counties. LRADAC was awarded $25,000 for Lexington County and $25,000 for Richland County, a total of $50,000. The funding will enable the…

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2020 winter foreign language classes at Upstate International, register now

 

Language classes are filling up at Upstate International. Here are the 11 reasons why: American Sign Language, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. Impress your family, friends and colleagues. Enhance your resume, expand your employment opportunities and deepen your travel experiences. . Whether you want to learn a language for work, play, travel, or simply…

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Lowcountry Food Bank is a recipient of Sisters of Charity Foundation’s 2019 Fall Caritas Grant

 

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB), whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger in the Lowcountry, announced that it has received Fall Caritas Grant funding from Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The Fall Caritas Grant is issued to South Carolina nonprofits who meet the immediate needs of people experiencing poverty throughout South…

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Make Richland Library your travel companion this Thanksgiving

 

With more than 55 million people projected to travel over Thanksgiving, according to AAA, it may take a while getting to your final destination. Whether you’re driving, taking the train or flying, be sure to pack Richland Library along for the ride. We offer hours of entertainment with digital resources, and the best part, it…

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Leadership Institute = Key Rotary Training

 

Local clubs are the “heartbeat” of Rotary International, but need training to grow stronger and more effectively serve their communities. That’s the message Capital Rotarians heard Nov. 20 from guest speaker Tom Ledbetter (shown with Capital member Neda Beal), head of District 7770’s Rotary Leadership Institute programs. The institute is a learning experience consisting of…

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Gov. Henry McMaster designates chair of South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees

 

South Carolina First Steps, the state’s early childhood agency and a statewide nonprofit organization, announced that Governor Henry McMaster has designated business leader David Morley as the new chair of the South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees. Morley will also serve as chair of the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), an interagency group coordinated…

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Non Profit Minute – Yuriy Bekker, Principal Pops Conductor and Concertmaster, Charleston Symphony

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union.   Yuriy Bekker, Principal…

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City Center Partnership announces election of new officers and board members for 2020

 

City Center Partnership (CCP) announced the election of the following officers. The election took place at CCP’s 18th annual meeting. • John Griggs of Synovus Bank – Chairman • Sharon Bryant of First Citizens Bank – Vice Chairman • Jason Caskey of University of South Carolina – Treasurer • Heather Mitchell of Boudreaux Group –…

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Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. holds Merry Mirci Holiday event

 

Proceeds to Benefit Midlands Housing and Homeless Programs The Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) is holding its annual benefit, Merry MIRCI Holiday, at Hotel Trundle on Wednesday, December 4th 6 p.m. The event will benefit MIRCI’s Housing and Homeless Programs in the Midlands. Aleph Wine Corporation will provide four master sommeliers to lead guests on…

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One SC Fund awards more than $313,000 for Hurricane Relief and Disaster Preparation

 

Grants bring total to more than $4.8 million distributed to nonprofits since the fund’s inception The One SC Fund Committee awarded $313,344 in grants to 11 organizations across South Carolina in the fall 2019 grant cycle for disaster relief and recovery projects. To date, the One SC Fund — established by former Governor Nikki Haley…

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Sustainable Midlands

 

Sustainable Midlands supports Restorative Development in the Midlands.

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Richland Library announces Thanksgiving schedule

 

All Richland Library locations will close 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 27 and remain closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. Local residents will still be able to access the library’s resources and information online. If you would like to renew materials or download items, visit richlandlibrary.com. We will reopen at…

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Sleigh Bell Stroll and Trot – November 25 & 26

 

Family Fun Walk and Four Mile Run at Holiday Lights on the River See the lights at the Sleigh Bell Stroll (Nov. 25 and Sleigh Bell Trot (Nov. 26)! Join us at Saluda Shoals Park for a unique, nighttime family fun walk and four mile run amid the colorful light displays of Holiday Lights on the River, the Midlands largest…

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Trident United Way volunteers complete hundreds of projects on Day of Caring

 

Make that “Days” of Caring, as other volunteer events to be rescheduled due to rain Thousands of volunteers from companies across the Tri-County braved rain and chilly weather to make the 19th annual Trident United Way Day of Caring one to remember. Due to the weather, some teams of volunteers will choose alternate dates to complete…

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Dementia support organization announces new board and staff

 

Respite Care Charleston (RCC) announces the appointment of Cynthia Smalls and Dr. Gerald Rittenberg to the organization’s board of directors and the hire of Jesse Waters as Program Coordinator.  RCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing support and services for families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Cynthia Smalls has 30+ years…

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Alzheimer’s Association names Benjamin Culbreth as new Advocacy Manager

 

Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter names Benjamin Culbreth as new Advocacy Manager. The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter welcomes a new team member, Benjamin Culbreth, as its Advocacy Manager. Originally from Campobello, SC, Mr. Culbreth has lived and worked in the Midlands for the last several years in both the private and non-profit sectors. Prior…

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Central SC Habitat for Humanity Gala raises funds to build 6 homes

 

“Tear that mortgage!” A crowd of over 3-hundred chanted and cheered as Habitat Homeowner Glenda Hiller stepped onto a stage and ripped up her mortgage. White pieces of paper fell like snow to the ground inside the 701 Whaley venue in Columbia. Hiller payed off the mortgage on her Habitat home in full this year.…

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Research Economist Shares Market Overview

 

Joey Von Nessen (right in photo with Rotarian Stephen West), a research economist at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, shared the state’s 2019 market overview as Capital Rotary’s guest speaker Nov. 13. He said this year has been an economic roller coaster due to tariff and trade disputes, slowing global…

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22nd annual March of Dimes signature Chefs Auction raises $196,000

 

Evening of fabulous food and fundraising supports the fight for all moms and babies March of Dimes Columbia hosted its annual Signature Chefs Auction, on 11.7.19. More than 250 guests helped raise $196,000 for the health of all moms and babies. The culinary benefit took place at 701 Whaley and was chaired by Dr. Manika…

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Gibbes Museum of Art announces new hires

 

Katie Borges, Special Events Manager Katie Borges coordinates the rentals at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Whether the venue is rented for a wedding, a corporate event, or a non-profit gala, she works with the clients, planners, and vendors, from the initial walkthrough, to the event itself, making sure that everything goes smoothly. Katie was…

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Finalists announced for Elevate upstate Community Vibrancy Grant

 

Ten at the Top (TATT), an organization created to foster collaboration, partnerships and strategic planning across the Upstate, has announced the finalists for the 2019 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grants. The five finalists were chosen from a total of 23 applications submitted for the two grants available in 2019. Hughes Investments is contributing…

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Non Profit Minute – Georgia Mjartan, South Carolina First Steps

 

  The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union.   Georgia Mjartan,…

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City kicks off Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honor the Dream Food Drive

 

The City of Columbia, Richland School District One and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation have kicked off the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank. The food drive ends December 6, 2019. The food drive is held each year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s…

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BBB announces winners of the 2019 Business of the Year Torch Award and Charity Challenge

 

Recipients of the BBB Business of the Year Torch Awards and Charity Challenge were named at a ceremony held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Capital City Club. The Torch Award was created to recognize local businesses that exemplify BBB’s high standards of Trust and Ethics. Small Business: Bethea Family Dentistry Medium Business: Miler…

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Nominations for 2020 honorees due November 15, 2019

 

The Columbia City of Women initiative is now accepting nominations for 2020 honorees. Columbia City of Women is a partnership of Historic Columbia and WREN  (Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network), and was founded by former S.C. First Lady Rachel Hodges. Columbia City of Women will select honorees who have made a significant and lasting impact on the lives…

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BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation awards funds to Upstate charities for 2019

 

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced the list of Upstate charities receiving more than $560,000 raised by the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation. Since its inception in 2001, the tournament has awarded more than $13.6 million to further support the philanthropic missions of non-profit organizations in the Upstate. Beneficiaries of the 2019…

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Federation of Families of South Carolina to hold statewide Art Contest for the South Carolina Children’s Mental Health Awareness poster

 

The Federation of Families of South Carolina will hold a statewide Art Contest in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Month. This year’s Art Contest theme is “Messengers of Hope.” During the month of May, the Federation of Families of South Carolina celebrates National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and recognizes the month of May as…

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Non Profit Minute – Gillian Zettler, Charleston Wine + Food

 

The Who’s on the Move, BizSC, Non Profit Minute is a quick, two-minute interview in support of the amazing impact that local non profits have on our communities. We would like to thank our sponsors of this video series: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NP Strategy and South Carolina Federal Credit Union.   Gillian Zettler, Executive…

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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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Sam E. McCuen honored with John Richard Craft Leadership Award

 

The Columbia Museum of Art presented the 2019 John Richard Craft Leadership Award to Sam E. McCuen. A committed philanthropist and community leader, McCuen epitomizes the values the CMA recognizes each year with the Craft Award. Executive Director Della Watkins and Board of Trustees President Allen J. Coles III presented the award to McCuen at…

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End of the Year Finances…4 Reasons Why They Are So Important

 

  Caffeinated Conversations: Tuesday, November 12th at 7:45 am at the United Way of the Midlands   Expect the Unexpected Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion of the world, once made the statement about a plan: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Whereas it’s almost impossible to plan for every occurrence…

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Project HOPE Foundation Board Chair named finalist for NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

 

Joe Vaughn of Woodruff, SC has been chosen as one of four finalists for The NASCAR Foundation’s ninth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The award, named in honor of the foundation’s late founder and chairwoman, is presented to a NASCAR fan who has done exceptional volunteer work on behalf of children in their community.…

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12th Annual Charleston Basket Brigade on a mission to feed 3,500 families for Thanksgiving

 

Help the brigade raise money to provide Charleston area families in need with Thanksgiving meals; Volunteers to assist with meal assembly and delivery on November 26, 2019.  The Charleston Basket Brigade (CBB), a nonprofit committed to bringing the community together to provide Thanksgiving meals to local families in need, is gearing up for its 12th annual event. This…

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Local conservation leader receives National Recognition Lowcountry Land Trust’s Ashley Demosthenes named 2019 ambassador

 

Lowcountry Land Trust president and CEO Ashley Demosthenes has been awarded the 2019 Ambassador award by the Land Trust Alliance, for consistently and effectively advocating for a broad range of federal policies supporting conservation. Each year the Land Trust Alliance recognizes one individual who deliver the messages of the importance of conservation to our nation’s…

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Second Annual Ugly Sweater 5K Dash in Summerville to benefit families living with Alzheimer’s and related Dementia

 

According to an Alzheimer’s Association report, about 92,000 people in South Carolina have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is estimated to grow to 120,000 by the year 2025. The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, is working to raise awareness and funds for local families living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia with its second annual Ugly…

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TCCC gives awards to two local high schools for improving their FAFSA completion rates

 

Academic Magnet High School and Military Magnet Academy have been named champions of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s College Cash Campaign for increasing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates by 5 percentage points or more. Academic Magnet received “MVP” honors after leading the entire school district with 83 percent completion. Military Magnet’s 71…

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