Greenville Housing Authority welcomes a new CEO

 

Shawn R. Williams was recently selected as the new CEO of the Greenville Housing Authority. Commissioners for the Greenville Housing Authority (TGHA) announce the selection of Shawn R. Williams as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Shawn was selected for the position following a nationwide executive search by the TGHA Board. Her tenure with…

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UofSC announces new Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

 

The University of South Carolina announced Julian R. Williams will serve as its first vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Williams, who most recently served as vice president of inclusion and diversity at Virginia’s George Mason University, was selected by President Bob Caslen following a national search process. His appointment was formally approved by…

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FUEL opens Q2 grant applications for Greenville non-profits

 

FUEL, a marketing agency in downtown Greenville, SC, specializing in digital and traditional services, has opened the application process for the second quarter grant program. The FUEL for Good Quarterly Grant supports Greenville-based non-profit organizations in their mission to positively impact the community. Each quarter, FUEL will provide up to $10,000 in marketing services to…

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Major Price Reduction

 

Free standing building for sale in high profile area, across from Berlin’s on King Street. 1st floor is a retail/commercial space. The 2nd floor consists of three apartments (2 studios and 1 efficiency). Building is a few steps from Broad Street. Ample off-street parking. Sales Price Reduced: $3,150,000 Contact: Buddy Bebergal – 843.452.0660 – [email protected]

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Reid Davis, CCIM, SIOR, Pete Harper, CCIM, and Cameron Yost leased 15,000 SF in North Charleston

 

Charleston Office Advisors of Lee & Associates Charleston, LLC and the owners of 3860 Faber Place Drive want to congratulate Cambridge International Systems, Inc. on their recent lease renewal at 3860 Faber Place Drive, Suite 300 in North Charleston, SC. Ed Kercher with Thalhimer represented the Tenant. Professionally managed by Lee & Associates this 42,453…

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Blackbaud launches Innovation Partnership with Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose

 

Blackbaud announces a new Innovation Partnership with Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) to support companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. This first-of-its-kind partnership will create opportunities for Blackbaud customers and CECP-affiliated companies to be more effective with their CSR measurement data through streamlined reporting and knowledge sharing. “At Blackbaud, we believe the world will be…

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Kopis named Greenville Chamber Small Business of the Year

 

One of South Carolina’s leading software technology companies has been named the 2019 Greenville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. Founded in 1999, Kopis has deep roots in the South Carolina technology community. With senior experience specializing in software application development for finance, healthcare and automotive and manufacturing, database administration and reporting, Microsoft Power…

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Garvin Design Group clients, firm win Columbia Chamber Impact Awards

 

Garvin Design Group clients Hendrix and Downtown Church were presented with the Columbia Chamber’s Golden Nail at this year’s Impact Awards on February 20th. The Columbia Chamber named Garvin Design Group the 2020 Small Business of the Year. According to the Chamber’s website, “the Golden Nail Award is bestowed upon businesses or property owners for…

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D. Michael Wilson resigns as CEO of Ingevity; Chairman Richard Kelson appointed interim CEO

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Ingevity Corporation announced that Ingevity’s board of directors and D. Michael Wilson agreed that he would resign as president, CEO, and a director, effective immediately. The board has appointed Ingevity chairman Rick Kelson as interim president and CEO. The board has established a CEO Search Committee, led by Michael Fitzpatrick, chair…

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PC Matic awarded ‘2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Award’ for anti-malware solution

 

PC Matic, the world’s only 100% American-made antivirus software, announced being the recipient of a “2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Award” for its anti-malware solution, PC Matic Pro. PC Matic Pro was awarded a gold designation in the anti-malware category. The awards, honoring individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in information security, are…

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Business & community leaders honored at the Greenville Chamber’s 131st Annual Meeting

 

The Greenville Chamber held its 131st Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Greenville Convention Center. The event, presented by TD Bank, featured the Chamber’s reflection of 2019 successes, vision for the year ahead and a recognition of leaders moving our region forward. Greenville Chamber President/CEO Carlos Phillips shared the Chamber’s plans for 2020,…

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Niagara Bottling establishing operations in Florence County

 

More Than $70 Million Investment to Create 70 New Jobs Niagara Bottling, a leading beverage manufacturer in the U.S., announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company’s more than $70 million investment is projected to create 70 new jobs over the next five years. Family-owned and operated since 1963, Niagara Bottling provides value-driven,…

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Lowcountry Food Bank President & CEO announces plan to retire

 
Pat Walker is the President & CEO of the Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank’s Board of Directors Chairperson, Shelley Yuhas, announced that President and CEO, Pat Walker, will retire this year. The Lowcountry Food Bank Board of Directors will begin the process of conducting a nationwide search for a new President & CEO. Ms. Walker will remain at the helm of the Lowcountry Food Bank…

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The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina raises $246,000 during annual blind dining event

 

The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (SC) raised a record-breaking $246,000 during Noir, a blind dining experience. Guests gathered for the 6th annual event at Memminger Auditorium on January 23, 2020. The evening featured a cocktail reception, live and silent auction, live music and a blind dining experience. Guests were asked…

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Mary Poppins Flies Back in to Town Theatre!

 

Things are not going well for the Banks family. Children Michael and Jane are out of control and have run off yet another nanny. In the most peculiar way, a mysterious, but practically perfect, woman appears at the doorstep — none other than Mary Poppins herself! Though she has a seemingly daunting task, with a…

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D’Alberto & Graham moving to temporary Devine Street location

 

D’Alberto & Graham Attorneys & Advisors will move into temporary offices at 2231 Devine St., Suite 100, Columbia, SC, 29205, beginning Monday, Feb. 24. The firm’s mailing address will remain, PO Box 433, Columbia, SC 29202, and the phone number remains 803-764-3919. The Devine Street location will serve as the growing firm’s physical home until…

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Pete Harper, CCIM, Reid Davis, CCIM, SIOR, and Cameron Yost leased 2,500 SF in Mt. Pleasant

 

The Charleston Office Advisors of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the Tenant, Charleston Children’s Therapy Center in the lease of 2,500 SF of office space located at 3040 Hwy 17 N., Suite B in Mt. Pleasant, SC. This will be the tenant’s second location in the Charleston tri-county area. The Landlord 3040 Realty, LLC., was…

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BRIGHT+CO CEO Jennifer Sutton honored as 2020 Woman of Influence

 

BRIGHT+CO Marketing Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Sutton has been recognized as one of the Upstate South Carolina region’s Women of Influence by GSA Business Report. Nominated by readers and selected by a panel of judges, the 25 women recognized in inaugural award group have been selected based on their leadership and career achievements,…

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Governor presents Tourism Achievement Awards at conference

 

In an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel, Governor Henry McMaster recognized people and places who made significant contributions to tourism in South Carolina. The industry’s highest award, the Governor’s Cup, was presented to Explore Charleston for leading the state’s efforts in establishing direct flights between London’s Heathrow Airport and Charleston International…

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Second annual high school film festival set for March 13-14 in Blythewood

 

Success breeds success. And so it is that the second annual Doko Film Fest, to be held in Blythewood March 13 and 14, will be bigger and better than the inaugural event in 2019. Entries for the competition for students aged 14 to 18 – 143 of them – flowed in from across the country…

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Reedy River Duck Derby upping its game to 12,000 ducks

 

After surpassing 10,000 ducks adopted the past two years, the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville is raising its goal to 12,000 in 2020. That means more opportunities for Upstate residents to get involved in the 16th annual Reedy River Duck Derby on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event…

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Kline Property receives commercial development incentive approval

 

Hotels, retail, office and structured parking planned for key downtown intersection With final approval granted by Richland County Council during their February 18th meeting, the former Kline Iron & Steel Company location is now positioned to take advantage of the Commercial Development Incentive Program and move forward with a mixed use project at the key…

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Moseley Architects South Carolina presence grows

 

Moseley Architects, one of the country’s top architecture and engineering firms, is expanding its footprint and establishing a new office in Charleston, SC.  Like the firm’s other locations, this office will provide clients with professional architecture and engineering services for educational, collegiate, municipal, senior living, and housing projects. Bill Laughlin, COO, expressed his enthusiasm for…

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Lifoam Industries, LLC formally expands and introduces new identity for healthcare, commercial & consumer segments

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Lifoam Industries, LLC, a long-time temperature-control packaging manufacturer, has officially announced the expansion and launch of a new company identity, to include name, logo, and domain name. The new entity, LifeMade Products LLC, with the domain name lifemadeproducts.com, includes two business segments – Lifoam® and LifeMade™ Consumer Products. The rebranding is part…

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Domtar declares regular quarterly dividend

 

FORT MILL, SC – Domtar Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS). The dividend of US$0.455 per share is payable on April 15, 2020 to stockholders of record on April 2, 2020. – BUSINESS WIRE   About Domtar Domtar is a leading…

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Local FASTSIGNS recognized among top-performing centers nationwide

 

FASTSIGNS® of Columbia-Harbison Blvd., a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top-performing center at the 2020 FASTSIGNS International Convention held in Phoenix, Arizona. Owned by Gerry Brossard, FASTSIGNS of Columbia-Harbison Blvd. received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to centers ranked 26 to 125 in sales volume between Oct. 1,…

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Colliers Report: Entertainment, health and wellness boost Columbia retail occupancy

 

  Research & Forecast Report Q4-2019 COLUMBIA | RETAIL   Key Takeaways The Columbia shopping center market absorbed 82,026 square feet during the fourth quarter of 2019; non-core retail space absorbed 30,059 square feet, while core retail shops absorbed 51,967 square feet. Shops catering to entertainment and healthy living are driving Columbia’s positive retail absorption.…

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Riley Silverman earns The Prudential Spirit of Community Award

 

Riley Silverman, 12, a seventh grader at Haut Gap Middle School, actively works to fight hunger in his community. Silverman’s efforts include helping pack weekend meals for students in need, maintaining a school vegetable garden that provides fresh produce to a local shelter, and raising money to pay off student lunch debts. As a result…

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Colliers International | South Carolina announces Innovation Award recipient is Sarah Davis

 

Colliers International | South Carolina announced the company’s 2019 Innovation Award was presented to Sarah Davis, Marketing Coordinator in its Columbia office. The Innovation Award recognizes and honors revolutionary actions resulting in incremental or radical advancement in thinking, processes or outcomes while promoting collaboration, service and operational excellence, innovation and fun. “In 2019, Sarah Davis…

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Northwestern Mutual – Charleston wealth management advisor earns Wealth Management Certified Professional® designation

 

Heath Johnson, WMCP®, a wealth management advisor with Northwestern Mutual – Charleston, a leading financial services company, has earned the Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP®) designation from The American College of Financial Services. The WMCP® certification focuses on goal-based investment management processes and strengthens and expands on Johnson’s existing knowledge of goal-based wealth management strategies…

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Trustus Theatre Board of Directors names Chad Henderson Producing Artistic Director

 

On Monday, February 17, 2020, the Trustus Theatre Board of Directors voted to end the organization’s search for a Managing Director that began in September 2019, and named current Artistic Director Chad Henderson as the Producing Artistic Director. Henderson will now serve the organization in an Executive capacity to lead artists, staff, board and the…

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Daniel Island Yacht Club and Waterfront Park to provide public access to the Wando River

 

Construction is underway on new destination that will offer public docks, boat club memberships and watersports opportunities on Daniel Island In partnership with East West Partners and Low Country Marina Holdings, The Daniel Island Town Association is announcing a new Waterfront Park and watersports destination.The destination is currently under construction on Daniel Island at The…

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YWCA Greater Charleston expands Y Girls Code clubs for girls

 

YWCA Greater Charleston has again expanded its Y Girls Code clubs for local girls, doubling the number of its concurrently running technology clubs from five to ten in just six months. Now in its fourth year, the program began in November 2016 when YWCA Greater Charleston launched Charleston’s first Girls Who Code club for middle…

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Goodwill – Not Just a Thrift Store

 

Goodwill is more than a thrift store – it’s an organization dedicated to helping people find work and a place of belonging in their lives. That’s the message guest speaker Gerry Partridge (in photo) had for Capital Rotary members Feb. 18. Partridge, development director for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, said thrift store sales…

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Arum Spa at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is hosting a fun “Spring Social” on Sunday, March 29th

 

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island’s full-service Arum Spa is hosting its annual “Spring Social” from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Conducted at the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort’s picturesque Oceanfront Beach Pavilion, the event will include mini spa treatments; Restorative Yoga & Guided Meditation with Jen Brewer; passed hors d’oeuvres; house-infused Lavender Champagne;…

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Makeready announces opening for Emeline in Charleston, S.C.

 

Makeready announced Emeline will open May 2020 in Charleston’s historic district and is now accepting reservations. Owner and developer Rockbridge designed Emeline from the ground up to create a truly unique and independent experience. The hotel’s charming accommodations will provide a warm welcome with its 212 all-king bed guest rooms, including 128 luxury suites and…

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Richland County, City of Columbia OK redeveloping former Kline Steel Site

 

Hotel, retail, office space and structured parking planned for key downtown intersection  A joint initiative by Richland County and the City of Columbia continues to pave the way for economic growth, with an estimated $92 million project taking shape downtown. Greenville-based Windsor Aughtry Co. will redevelop the former Kline Iron & Steel Co. location at…

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Healthgrades names Bon Secours one of America’s Best Hospitals of 2020

 

Only South Carolina Hospital to Receive Top 50 Ranking  Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s two hospitals have been recognized as the best in South Carolina by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.  The organization announced the Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals list – which included St. Francis Downtown and St.…

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Riverfront Park closing due to maintenance

 

The City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department announced Riverfront Park will be closed on weekdays beginning Tuesday, February 25th for two weeks.  This affects both Riverfront North and Riverfront South at 4122 River Drive and 312 Laurel Street.  The park will be open on weekends and evenings, beginning at 5:30pm. Dominion Power will be removing…

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United Way of the Piedmont and WSPA raise over $51,000 for disaster recovery

 

United Way of the Piedmont is thrilled to announce that in partnership with WSPA 7 News and the support of corporate partners, over $51,000 has been raised to help families in need following the tornadoes and severe storms in early February. WSPA hosted a phone bank on Monday where United Way volunteers accepted calls from…

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Lexington Chamber recognizes success of local businesses, professionals

 

The Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center honored Midlands businesses and professionals at it annual Chamber Awards Luncheon on Tuesday at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church. Lazy Creek Discount Pet Food Center received the Small Business of the Year Award. Lazy Creek provides quality pet products, services and advice to its customers and stocks its store with items made in…

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GSP begins construction on new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility

 

Construction is underway on a new $9 million aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) facility at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). The 24,000 square foot facility will house GSP’s fire department and serve as the center of emergency response operations for the entire airport campus. The new facility is expected to be complete in December 2020. “Safety and…

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Palmetto Poll at Clemson to utilize social media analytics in advance of 2020 Democratic primary, general election

 

 Clemson University will revive and modernize its Palmetto Poll by combining social media analytics with traditional polling methods in the statewide public opinion survey. Clemson faculty involved in the Palmetto Poll are already gathering data from political conversation using the university’s Social Media Listening Center in order to inform polling activities around the 2020 Democratic primary and the…

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Junior Achievement, Dominion Energy, and Lexington One Technology Center partner to inspire girls to go into STEM-related careers

 

Junior Achievement (JA), Dominion Energy and Lexington One Technology Center (LTC) will host seventy female high school students from Lexington One Technology Center for the JA Girls STEM Summit Thursday, Feb. 20, 7-11 a.m. Students will learn from local women in STEM careers at companies in the Midlands. These women will expose the students to…

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Field studies commence along Lowcountry Rapid Transit corridor

 

 The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) has been working to advance the Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) project into the next phase of project development. As part of this process, the LCRT project team will initiate field studies next week to gather information in the project corridor to better understand existing conditions of the human and…

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South Carolina tourism reports another record year

 

Tourism in South Carolina is now a record $23.8 billion industry, supporting one in every 10 jobs and generating $1.8 billion in state and local taxes, according to figures released today by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. SCPRT Director Duane Parrish announced the new impact in a “State of the Tourism Industry”…

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Furman’s George C. Shields recognized for leadership in undergraduate research

 

Furman University Chemistry Professor George C. Shields has been named a 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) fellow, an honor that recognizes his leadership and service as a role model in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities. “The innovative and collaborative teaching, research and leadership of Dr. Shields embodies the very best in undergraduate research…

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Alliance for a Healthier SC announces Juana Slade as new Chair

 

The Alliance for a Healthier SC has named Juana S. Slade, CDM, CCF, who currently serves as the chief diversity officer and director of language services at AnMed Health, as their new Board Chair. Slade comes to this leadership role with an extensive background and record of achievement in addressing healthcare disparities and social determinants.…

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Veravas raises $4 million in seed funding

 

CHARLESTON, SC & OAKDALE, MN – Veravas, Inc., a diagnostic company founded in Charleston announced a significant milestone, reaching a total of $4 million in funding from private investors through the issuance of convertible notes. Veravas develops proprietary sample pretreatment products and new diagnostic tests to provide laboratories with solutions for the accurate diagnoses of…

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Infinity Marketing promotes four Senior Leadership Team members

 

Infinity Marketing, a fully integrated marketing firm, announced promotions within its Senior Leadership Team: Bo Rogers, Senior Vice President of Client Services; John Fuhler, Vice President of Business Services; Kari Lynch, Senior Director of Production and Operations; and Cassie Thompson, Director of Organizational Development. “It’s a privilege to recognize these individuals for the many contributions…

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