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2019 Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo Begins Friday

 

Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo, the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event, takes place October 18-20 & 25-27. Event hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free for Member Adults (age 15+), $8 for Member Trick-or-Treaters, $6 for Non-member Adults and…

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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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Non Profit Minute – Rachel Price, Palmetto Conservation Foundation

 
Rachel Price

  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.   Rachel Price,…

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Palmetto Goodwill Celebrates 40 Years of Putting People to Work

 

On October 16, 2019 Palmetto Goodwill celebrated 40 years of service to coastal South Carolina. When Palmetto Goodwill opened its doors in 1979 with 6 employees and a $90,000 budget, nobody envisioned the immense impact it would have 40 years later, providing training, employment and community services to over 400,000 people and placing 19,157 into…

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Rebuild Upstate hires new Community Engagement Specialist

 

Abby Watson has relocated her passion for answering the needs of the local community to Greenville through her new position with Rebuild Upstate. As Rebuild Upstate’s Community Engagement Specialist, Watson brings a knowledgeable background in non-profits as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from Florida Southern College. With a minor in…

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Your Voice Matters during Let’s Talk Race Program at Richland Library – October 22

 

Your voice matters. In partnership with the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s (CCCF) On the Table initiative, please join Richland Library for Let’s Talk Race from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 22 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). The program is free and open to the public. Addressing the topic of racism, these conversations…

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United Way of the Midlands, Dominion Energy South Carolina and HomeServe Cares Foundation present $12,500 donation to Senior Resources, Inc.

 

HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, through its HomeServe Cares Foundation and partnership with Dominion Energy South Carolina presented today a $12,500 donation to United Way of the Midlands. The donation will benefit Senior Resources, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides services and resources that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to…

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Proceeds Top $500,000 for the 29th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K Oct. 12

 

Nearly 5,300 registered walkers and runners participated in the 29th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K, presented by Nephron, at Segra Park on Oct. 12. Proceeds of more than $500,000, including in-kind donations, from these Prisma Health Midlands Foundation signature fundraising events will fund a ninth 3D mammography unit…

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Justin Bamberg to speak at Remington College Columbia Campus graduation ceremony October 18

 

Remington College Columbia Campus’ class of 2019 will hear from a key South Carolina lawmaker during their Oct. 18 graduation ceremony. The commencement speaker will be State Representative and prominent local attorney, Justin Bamberg, Esq. Bamberg was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2014. He represents his native Bamberg County, along with…

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Non Profit Minute – Leah Rhyne, Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival

 

  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.   Leah Rhyne,…

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Researcher to give update on the Hunley in free Relic Room lecture

 

H. L. Hunley became the first submarine in history to sink an opposing warship in battle. The sub itself sank shortly thereafter in Charleston Harbor, and all eight hands were lost. In 2000, she was raised from the seabed, and researchers began the painstaking process of stripping away the encrusted layer of sand, sediment and…

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Rotary World Polio Day Carnival – October 24

 

Rotary World Polio Day Carnival is an event to create awareness for Rotary’s fight against polio. October 24 from 11:00am until 2:00pm at Segra Park in Columbia there will be food, free beer tasting, games, prizes and fun. Free Admission. Rotary members in District 7770 (Eastern South Carolina) are having a World Polio Day Carnival…

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EdVenture’s Halloween Hoopla is a night of BIG Family Fun – October 31

 

What Do 300 Pumpkins and 125,000 Candy Pieces Equal? BIG FUN at EdVenture’s Halloween Hoopla! It’s a night of Halloween fun at EdVenture’s annual Halloween Hoopla celebration on Thursday, October 31, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. This family-friendly Halloween spectacular is open to the public and is free for children 12 years and younger ($5 for…

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South Carolina Wildlife Federation celebrates City of Columbia Community Wildlife Habitat announcement

 

In a ceremony at the Robert Mills House and Gardens, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) celebrated the City of Columbia’s new status as a certified Community Wildlife Habitat. SCWF Executive Director Sara Green was joined by National Wildlife Federation president and CEO, Collin O’Mara, for the ceremony’s opening remarks. In addition, Mayor Stephen Benjamin…

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View “Emanuel” & hear from Charleston church shooting survivor in Columbia

 

Hear the untold story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston church shooting. Join Richland Library for the Film Screening & Discussion: Emanuel from 3 – 5 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at our Sandhills location (763 Fashion Drive). The event is free and open to the public. Watch the powerful documentary, which weaves together…

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Rebuild Upstate received $7,500 from the Countybank Foundation

 

The Countybank Foundation recently made a major donation of volunteer time and funds to Rebuild Upstate. Countybank and Greenwood Capital employees did a blitz repair of three houses in Anderson, Greenville, and Greer on the weekend of October 5, 2019, that accounted for a $7,500 donation and 248 hours of service. “Putting people first is…

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South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association announces Upstate Hospitality Award winners

 

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) announced the winners for the 7th Annual Upstate Hospitality Awards, celebrating the exceptional professionalism and outstanding service of top individuals in the industry. The Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, November 4 at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort in Greenville. The Upstate Hospitality Awards celebrate the exceptional…

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Non Profit Minute – Tracie Frese, Upstate International

 

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.   Tracie Frese, Executive…

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Cooperative Ministry helps “Working Poor”

 

For 37 years The Cooperative Ministry has been working hard for the “working poor” of the Midlands – those with low-wage jobs who are sometimes unable to meet basic living expenses. Scott Vaughan, the non-profit’s community awareness director (pictured with Rotarian Neda Beal), was Capital Rotary’s Oct. 9 guest speaker. He said local churches founded…

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Non Profit Minute – Ed Palekas, The Cooperative Ministry

 

  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.   Ed Palekas,…

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Final year for Home Run For Healthy Kids®

 

The Junior League of Greenville’s Signature Community Event to Run October 24-25 The Junior League of Greenville, Inc., (JLG) announces the final year of Home Run for Healthy Kids ® (HRHK), its signature community event for October 24 through 25 at Flour Field. HRHK promotes healthy lifestyles as a free, education field trip for Greenville…

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United Way of the Midlands now accepting applications for its Blueprint for Leadership professional development series

 

United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for Blueprint for Leadership, a comprehensive leadership and board development training program, today through January 21, 2020. Blueprint for Leadership is designed to prepare participants to become effective board members and leaders in the nonprofit sector and is the only professional development course with a specific focus…

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Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, named Chair of Northeast Board of Regents of Institute for Organization Management

 

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, Vice President of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, to chair the Northeast Board of Regents. As chair of the board, OFlaherty will help implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of…

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Ahearn-Chalfant, Goins and Parks join the Columbia Stage Society Board

 

Town Theatre welcomed Pamela Ahearn-Chalfant, Dr. Felicia L. Goins and Craig Parks to the Board of Governors for the Columbia Stage Society. Pamela began volunteering at Town Theatre 12 years ago when her daughters became involved in stage. This “family affair” continued as she and her girls have acted, crewed, sang, danced, assisted with classes,…

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Tom Keith selected as the recipient of the 2019 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award

 

Healthy Learners announced Tom Keith as the recipient of the 2019 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award. The Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award recognizes and honors an individual who has served as an advocate for children and brought attention to the needs of underserved children in the community through volunteer time, financial support and commitment to…

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Non Profit Minute – Robin Berlinsky, Engaging Creative Minds

 

  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.   Robin Berlinsky,…

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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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Carolina Lady Anglers gives After Care Essentials $15,000 for cancer survivors

 

The Carolina Lady Anglers (CLA) is contributing $15,000 this year to After Care Essentials in support of the West Ashley service’s 30-year mission to help women recover after breast cancer surgery. CLA raises money throughout the year by hosting an annual fishing tournament, Fishing for the Cure, and setting up booths at boat shows and…

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Columbia Opportunity Resource to host its Sixth Annual Time for Art Gala – November 23

 

Columbia Opportunity Resource’s (COR) Time for Art Gala will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Columbia Museum of Art from 7 to 11 p.m. Time for Art celebrates the Midlands’ arts, nonprofit and business communities through a unique silent art auction. Attendees bid with volunteer hours for pieces of art and take home…

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1 Million Cups meetings boost business

 

Entrepreneurs looking to start or build a business can find help (and a cup of coffee) at weekly meetings in Columbia and four other communities across South Carolina. That’s the idea behind 1 Million Cups – a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation initiative to strengthen education and entrepreneurship. Columbia’s 1 Million Cups sessions take place at…

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Follypalooza Cancer Benefit is set to take place next Saturday, October 12 on Folly Beach

 

The 12th annual street festival returns to raise money for locals suffering from cancer and other medical ailments . The 12th annual Follypalooza Cancer Benefit will take place next Saturday, October 12 from 10 am – 4 pm on Center Street to raise money for locals suffering from cancer and other medical ailments. . This…

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Join SOL Southwest Kitchen + Tony Pope, State Farm Insurance Summerville for a joint ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 9th

 

WHO: SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar and Tony Pope, State Farm Insurance Summerville WHAT: On Wednesday, October 9, SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar and Tony Pope, State  Farm Insurance of Summerville will have a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new renovations atTony Pope’s office as well as SOL’s third anniversary. The first ribbon-cutting…

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SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Mount Pleasant & Summerville bring back “Breast Friends Thursdays”

 

October’s Weekly Event that will Benefit Share Our Suzy Lowcountry, a local nonprofit helping the Lowcountry fight breast cancer SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Mount Pleasant and Summerville is bringing back “Breast Friends Thursdays,” a weekly event that benefits Share Our Suzy Lowcountry. Now through Thursday, October 24, SOL invites guests to join…

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Thirty Dancing, The Time of My Life Gala to benefit Camp Happy Days

 

The 30th Anniversary of the Cabooty Party will help raise money for kids kickin’ cancer On Friday, November 22, Camp Happy Days will host Thirty Dancing, The Time of My Life gala, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Cabooty Party. The event is presented by APECS Aerospace in association with Heritage Pools. The gala will be held at the Memminger Auditorium downtown Charleston from…

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TD Charitable Foundation awards Lowcountry Food Bank $5,000 to fight childhood hunger

 

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced that TD Charitable Foundation has donated $5,000 to support LCFB’s BackPack Buddies program, which helps fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry. The funds will support enrollment of 1,200 food-insecure public school children in the BackPack Buddies program and distribute more than 40,000 packs of weekend food to children at…

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EarlyAct Launched at St. Peter’s School

 

Rotary clubs in the Columbia area have launched an EarlyAct Club at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic School. EarlyAct is a service organization for elementary students ages 5 to 13. It develops character and leadership skills closely linked to the ideals of Rotary International. Capital Rotary member EJ Newby (left in photo) helped to distribute EarlyAct…

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AIA South Carolina recognizes excellence in architecture and design in communities throughout the state

 

The American Institute of Architects’ South Carolina Chapter (AIASC) announced the 2019 recipients of the annual AIASC Design and Chapter Awards. The awards program encourages and recognizes design excellence throughout South Carolina and promotes public awareness of the role architects play in shaping the quality of life in their communities. Awards were presented on Thursday,…

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Lowcountry Food Bank receives $10,000 donation from the Darden Foundation to fight hunger

 

The Lowcountry Food Bank announced today a $10,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger relief to Lowcountry families. The generous unrestricted grant will allow Lowcountry Food Bank to allocate funds in areas the community needs the most. . “Nearly 50% of the people we serve are children and seniors, and 1 in…

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Lowcountry affliliate of South Carolina Association for volunteer administrator is hosting a one-day conference on October 23,2019

 

Cypress Hall, Wannamaker County Park focusing on emerging and future technologies in managing volunteer engagement programs. The Lowcountry Affiliate of South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administrators will present a one-day training from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Oct 23 at Cypress Hall, Wannamaker County Park.  This training, titled ‘The Future is Now:  Tech Trends for 2020…

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The Salvation Army sets registration dates for Christmas toy assistance for children

 

The Salvation Army in Columbia serves Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties.  The Salvation Army in Columbia plans to accept applications at the Ruff Building on the SC State Fairgrounds at 1200 Rosewood Drive on October 29 – October 31.  Tuesday hours are 9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Wednesday and Thursday hours are 9 a.m.…

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A Conversation with Sam Konduros and Lou Kennedy, SCBIO

 

Sam Konduros, President/CEO, SCBIO and Lou Kennedy, President/CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals and Board Chair, SCBIO There is tremendous momentum in the life sciences in South Carolina. It is now the fastest growing segment of the innovation economy in the state with 678 life sciences companies. October 29-31, SCBIO is hosting SCBIO 2019, one of the…

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United Way of the Midlands grows its professional development programs with the launch of new leadership series on October 9

 

United Way of the Midlands expands its professional development opportunities with the launch of a new program called the Leadership Learning Lab Series for local small business professionals. The Leadership Learning Lab Series, known as 3LS, provides relevant, interactive discussions on the trends and day-to-day challenges that local business leaders face. “3LS is a great…

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Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County expands through new advocacy subcommittee and vice president of strategic initiatives position

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, a leading voice for affordable housing initiatives in South Carolina, has taken two key steps in formalizing its political outreach and advocacy efforts: creating a new Board of Directors advocacy subcommittee and creating the new position of vice president of strategic initiatives. Long-serving Habitat for Humanity senior staff member…

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Vernetta Walker will facilitate “Developing an Equitable Board” for Upstate nonprofit board Members on October 22

 

DNA Creative Communications, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the United Way of Greenville County, the Hollingsworth Funds, the Jolley Foundation and The Graham Foundation invite Upstate nonprofit board members to attend “As We Govern: Developing an Equitable Board” facilitated by national expert  Vernetta Walker, president and CEO of Vernetta Walker & Associates…

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Junior League of Greenville’s Little Black Dress initiative raises $26,314

 

The Junior League of Greenville, Inc.’s (JLG) third annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) earned over $25,000 in a single week in an effort to raise awareness and funds for women’s economic mobility and the fight against human trafficking in the Upstate. “The Junior League of Greenville is so appreciative to our members, their friends…

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PEP launches unique website to track public education data

 

Public Education Partners (PEP) is pleased to announce the launch of InformEdsc.org (Inform Ed SC), an interactive website where state and local leaders, parents and other members of the community can obtain current, accurate information about K-12 public education in Greenville County and the state of South Carolina. Developed by PEP and Acuitas Economics, through…

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PEP continues to grow, hires two new staff

 

Public Education Partners (PEP) is proud to announce the addition of two new staff positions, Carol Beard as Program Associate and Michelle Rash as Community Organizer. “PEP’s new strategic plan clearly sets our course to continue to advocate for conditions at the school, system, and community levels that encourage the recruitment, retention, and advancement of…

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United Way of the Midlands

 

United Way of the Midlands serves a vital role in our community, filling in the gaps between government services and smaller, niche nonprofits. Only United Way has the resources to provide large-scale solutions to pervasive community problems, like homelessness or lack of basic health services.

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Non Profit Minute – Lorri Unumb, The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment

 

  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.   Lorri Unumb,…

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Columbia World Affairs Council announces Tia Nelson’s departure, gains new Fellow, Doria Kim

 

Columbia World Affairs Council (CWAC) announces Communications and Development Director Tia Nelson will be transitioning to Board of Directors as she joins the Office of Innovation at South Carolina Department of Commerce in September. Nelson will become one of several other board members serving in a leading economic development capacity statewide. “Within several months, Tia…

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