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Refresco expanding operations in Greenville County

 

Investment to Create 25 New Jobs Refresco, a global leader among independent bottlers for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenville County, South Carolina. The company’s investment is projected to create 25 new jobs. Founded in 1999, Refresco provides a variety of services from developing new…

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2020 MLK celebration honorees and parade marshal announced

 

The first African American to teach at an all-white high school in South Carolina, the first African American president of the South Carolina Dental Association, a restauranteur who founded the nonprofit Feed the Need, and an organization enriching the lives of local youth will be honored with awards at the 48th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin…

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4th Annual MUSC Center on Aging Senior Expo

 

Top MUSC physicians and researchers will be on-site to offer complimentary health screenings, including fall risk assessments, hearing bone density, blood pressure, glucose, and other screenings. There will be live, interactive presentations throughout the day, including a yogic breathing workshop area. Over 120 exhibitors will be present to help seniors and their families navigate everything…

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TEDx returns to UofSC in October; speaker nominations sought

 

The University of South Carolina will host its second TEDx event on Oct. 15. TEDxUofSC will feature eight speakers who each have an idea worth sharing to better the community. The inaugural TEDxUofSC was held in 2018 and was a half-day experience that included 12 short, powerful talks, an address from the university president and…

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Seabreeze Marina Sale

 

Carolina Commercial, LLC has facilitated, for both the Buyer and the Seller, the sale of the Seabreeze Marina and the Seabreeze Office Building in Charleston, SC. Charlie Moore, SIOR CCIM Dunston Powell, CCIM

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The Sweetery to launch new Wine Sticks portion size at national show this weekend

 

The family-owned bakery, The Sweetery, will be introducing a single portion size of its popular Wine Sticks line this weekend at the National Association of Specialty Foods trade show in San Francisco. The new portion size is the latest development in the Anderson-based company’s Wine Sticks and Beer Buddies lines that are delectable treats crafted…

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$20,000 NEA grant awarded to Spartanburg Philharmonic

 

Spartanburg Philharmonic has been approved for a $20,000 Art Works grant to support Discovering The Banjo. This project will improve the awareness within Spartanburg, and surrounding communities, of the banjo as an instrument with a rich musical and cultural history. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in…

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South Carolina Federal names new Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP of Lending

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has named a new Chief Operating Officer and added an employee to its senior management team. Trey Gantt has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer, and David Dulaney to Senior Vice President of Lending Services. Gantt most recently served as the SVP of Lending Services and has been with the…

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Vet helps tend to others’ wounds

 

After being badly injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005, Steven Diaz (in photo) was left with scars including post-traumatic stress, partial blindness, traumatic brain injury and a seizure disorder. The former Marine told Capital Rotarians on Jan. 15 that the battle to survive led him to become a founding member of Hidden…

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First Reliance Bank to concentrate resources on Mount Pleasant branch as sole location for the Charleston market

 

In concert with a banking industry trend to concentrate resources on its strongest branch locations, First Reliance Bank has announced that effective May of 2020, it will service the Charleston market entirely from its Mount Pleasant branch. The employees and resources currently at the downtown Charleston location will be redeployed to its thriving Mount Pleasant…

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Lexington High Principal Melissa Rawl plans to retire

 

In a staff meeting Monday (January 13) afternoon, Melissa C. Rawl, principal of Lexington High School, announced her plans to retire. Of her retirement, Lexington County School District One Superintendent Greg Little said, “Melissa Rawl truly represents the best of Lexington District One. A quiet, calm leader, her employees know that she cares about them,…

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Caldwell Constructors welcomes four employees to team of industry experts

 

Caldwell Constructors is proud to add Ben Chubb, Bill Jordan, Tre Kennemore, and Holly Wood to their team. All four new employees will bring their expertise and experience to Caldwell Constructors in addition to sharing the company’s core value and mission to bring exceptional service to all clients. Ben Chubb will serve as an Assistant…

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Infinity Marketing welcomes Erin Pappas as Media Buyer

 

Infinity Marketing, a full-service marketing agency in the Upstate, welcomed its newest Media Buyer, Erin Pappas. Her addition to the team furthers the department’s growth and capabilities through skilled talent. “Erin’s in-depth knowledge of both traditional and digital media is an incredible asset to our team,” said Ted Rooke, Senior Director of Media Strategy. “We…

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Bon Secours is hiring

 

Bon Secours is looking to add some more nurses to our staff! We’ll be hosting a hiring event on Tuesday, January 21 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the St. Francis Bernadine Center (1 St. Francis Drive, Greenville). In addition to potentially landing a new job, two lucky participants will also have the chance…

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Foundation for Educational Leadership honorees announced

 

The South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership, South Carolina Association of School Administrators’ (SCASA) non-profit arm, is hosting its fourth annual gala on Friday, March 27, 2020, to celebrate this year’s South Carolina Educator Hall of Fame inductees and the Distinguished South Carolina Public School Graduates who have excelled nationally and internationally in their respective…

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Presbyterian Communities of SC names new CEO

 

Former Pastor & Businessman to Lead Presbyterian Communities of SC; Rev. Dr. Franklin Fant to Assume Role June 1 After conducting a national CEO search, the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina (“PCSC”) Board of Trustees has selected Rev. Dr. Franklin Fant as the incoming PCSC President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 1, 2020. “Franklin…

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REALTORS® beat record number of closed sales in 2019

 

South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its 2019 annual market report. The reports show 2019 as a record-breaking year for closed sales by Realtors®. At 91,140 this is the highest number of closed sales ever recorded.  Prices also were up compared to last year at this time, with a median sales price increase of 7.5 percent to…

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Dr. Nika White selected as local city director for national women’s empowerment organization

 

Walker’s Legacy, a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman, has announced Dr. Nika White as its new city director for Greenville, SC. Dr. Nika White, founder of Nika White Consulting, LLC is a national authority and fearless advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity. As an award-winning management and leadership consultant, keynote speaker, published…

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South Carolina Chamber of Commerce forms coalition calling for business license tax reform

 

16 Leading Associations Representing South Carolina Businesses Call for Passage of H.4431 The SC Chamber of Commerce, SC Realtors, SC Farm Bureau, SC Manufacturers Alliance, SC Associated General Contractors, SC Retail Association, SC Home Builders Association, SC Forestry Association, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Palmetto Agribusiness Council, SC Restaurant and Lodging Association, Carolinas Ready Mixed…

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine brokers represent local real estate transactions

 

Brokers from Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine’s Greenville and Spartanburg offices recently represented the following area real estate transactions from the month of December: Sales Spartanburg:  Tim Satterfield of Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine represented Southport Property Investors, LLC (Seller) in the sale of a +10,000 SF industrial building on +3 acres at 110 Ian Ct., to GIMECO USA, LLC…

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Greenville Zoo staff monitoring Amur Leopard pregnancy

 

Over the past month, the Greenville Zoo staff has used ultrasound imaging to confirm that Jade, the zoo’s nine-year-old female Amur leopard, is pregnant and monitor the health of her unborn cubs. Weather permitting, the staff conducts an ultrasound each Monday and Thursday from the public side of the Amur leopard enclosure, allowing zoo guests an…

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Carrie Barnwell named Marketing Director at Palmetto Infusion

 

Palmetto Infusion announces that Carrie Barnwell has joined the team as Marketing Director. In this role, she will be responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth for the company. In addition, she will oversee overall brand development and company messaging. Bringing a well-rounded background in industries ranging from manufacturing and…

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U.S. News once again names CSU top-ranked in S.C. for online bachelor’s degrees, #11 nationwide

 

U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 ranking for online programs lists Charleston Southern University at #11 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. This ranking represents a jump of 14 positions in a single year and again makes CSU the top-ranked school in the state of South Carolina for online bachelor’s degrees. CSU also ranks #8 in…

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City of Charleston to host AmeriCorps VISTA information session

 

The city of Charleston will host an Information Session for the 2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Site Selection Process to provide an overview of the AmeriCorps VISTA Program and review related regulations and site requirements. The Information Session will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the city of Charleston HR…

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UofSC climbs in nursing, education rankings

 

College of Nursing No. 1 among public institutions for online master’s programs The University of South Carolina ranks No. 1 in the nation among public universities (No. 2 overall) for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual online rankings.  The increased ranking demonstrates the university’s momentum and leadership in…

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Streetlight replacement project scheduled to begin January 15

 

The City is partnering with Duke Energy to replace approximately 105 streetlights on Main Street, between North Street and Broad Street, with LED lights and new, uniform fixtures to match the ones installed in the 200 block. The work will be done in four phases to minimize disruptions to businesses and each phase is expected…

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Craft Axe Throwing to open a location in Spartanburg

 

Craft Axe Throwing announced this week its plans on opening a second location in the Upstate, located in the same building as RJ Rockers on W. Main in Spartanburg. Designed as a game that anyone can play, Craft Axe Throwing will allow visitors to throw actual axes at dart-board like targets while scoring points. Craft…

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine’s Sammy DuBose honored with national commercial award

 

Sammy DuBose, commercial broker, was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® for his engagement and dedication in his profession. Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® recognizes commercial real estate professionals for their achievement and commitment to their communities. This year, they honored 59 Realtors® throughout the country. Sammy DuBose was one of three honorees…

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Grady Beard named vice president of SCWCEA

 

Grady Beard, a member with Robinson Gray law firm, has been named vice president of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. The SCWCEA is an organization that conducts seminars and programs designed to educate those involved in workers’ compensation claims in the state – attorneys as well as employers, human resource managers, adjusters, government…

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EngenuitySC to conclude Competitiveness Week 2020 with a celebration of creative entrepreneur Mark Rapp

 

EngenuitySC, the local nonprofit that works with area leaders to make the Columbia, S.C., region a standout choice for top talent and competitive companies, will close out its annual Competitiveness Week 2020 with a celebration of one of the city’s greatest levers of growth — its thriving arts community. EngenuitySC has partnered with one of…

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South Carolina ETV awarded $296,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

 

South Carolina ETV (SCETV) has received a $296,257 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support its “Reconstruction 360” project. The project includes the development of an immersive website and mobile application. “Reconstruction 360” complements “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War,” a PBS documentary series which premiered in 2019 and was produced…

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Optimized Armor, Inc. establishing new operations in York County

 

More Than $3.7 Million Investment Creating 100 New Jobs Optimized Armor, Inc., an industry-leading armor steel supplier, announced plans to establish operations in York County. The more than $3.7 million investment is expected to create 100 new jobs. Founded in 2019, Optimized Armor, Inc. provides armored steel to a variety of industries, including defense and security,…

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2019 “One of Greenville County’s best years ever” for economic development

 

County enjoys near-record successes in new job announcements, capital investment, diversity of industry segments attracted, and projects completed, officials report They came from China, Scotland, the Netherlands and Japan. The key decisions were made in board rooms from Minnesota to Miami, and many points in between. They serve industries from agriculture to aerospace, and from…

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Greenville Humane Society welcomes new members and officers to 2020 Board of Directors

 

Greenville Humane Society announced its full slate of members for the 2020 Board of Directors, including new officers and three new members. The Board is made up of community members who help to provide leadership for the execution of the Humane Society’s mission to preserve the lives and enhance the well-being of animals. Joining the…

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Grimmage to receive MLK Humanitarian Award

 

The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium (BHIC) – comprised of the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The Citadel, Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University – will honor Kenyatta Grimmage, associate director for access initiatives and pre-college programs in the College of Charleston Office of Admissions, at its 30th annual Martin Luther King,…

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“Roaring into the Future” at Sherman College Lyceum 2020

 

The continuing education department at Sherman College of Chiropractic is “Roaring into the Future” and will be hosting its annual continuing education and homecoming event, Lyceum, April 30-May 2, 2020, on the Sherman College campus in Spartanburg, SC. Up to 23 hours of CE have been applied for. The plenary speaker lineup includes the following…

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Clawson and Staubes attorney, Penn Ely becomes Certified Mediator

 

Clawson and Staubes LLC attorney Penn Ely has received his certification as a Circuit Court Mediator by the SC Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification. As a litigator, Ely is used to resolving cases in the courtroom. Now as a mediator, he hopes to bring resolution to conflicts before they reach the courtroom. “Mediation is…

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LS3P welcomes Ruth Parr, Strategic BIM Manager

 

LS3P announced that Ruth Parr, AIA has joined the firm as Strategic BIM Manager. A graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Parr is a registered architect in the state of California. Her recent professional experience includes work as Chief BIM Strategist at a firm in Cambridge, MA which included overseeing…

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Free lecture to tell soldier’s view of what the 1779 Siege of Savannah was like

 

What was it like to participate in the Siege of Savannah, one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolutionary War, and a disastrous failure for the Continental Army and its French allies? That’s what Erick Nason will endeavor to convey at noon on Friday, Jan. 31, at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and…

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Domtar Corporation 2020 quarterly earnings schedule

 

FORT MILL, SC – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced the following tentative 2020 quarterly earnings schedule: First Quarter 2020: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Second Quarter 2020: Thursday, July 30, 2020 Third Quarter 2020: Thursday, October 29, 2020 Fourth Quarter 2020: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Each quarterly earnings release with accompanying financial tables will…

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Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates partners with InteliChart to engage patients

 

FORT MILL, SC & CHARLOTTE, NC – Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates (CNSA) recently implemented solutions from InteliChart’s Healthy Outcomes® patient-engagement platform to connect with their patients outside the visit and proactively encourage behaviors that lead to good health and well-being. Healthy Outcomes® simplified CNSA’s patient-engagement process with a single platform that fulfills numerous needs.…

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Citadel to create a South Carolina CyberCorps with $2.8 million grant

 

The Citadel, dedicated to training America’s cyber warriors, will harness a new $2.8 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create the state’s first CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. It is the largest grant The Citadel has earned to date. The CyberCorps SFS program at The Citadel is linked with the national CyberCorps: Scholarship for…

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Thomas Weiland and Jeffrey Bernagozzi appointed to GMK Board of Directors

 

GMK Associates, Inc. announced that Mr. Thomas M. Weiland AIA, NCARB, and Mr. Jeffrey W. Bernagozzi, PE, LEED AP, CxA, have been recently appointed as new members of the GMK Board of Directors. Mr. Weiland also serves as the firm’s director of architecture while Mr. Bernagozzi serves as the firm’s director of engineering. “Based on…

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Beth Frost returns as Chair of The Drive Golf Tournament benefiting Prisma Health Cancer Centers

 

Beth Frost has returned for a third year as chair of The Drive golf tournament, the signature fundraising event benefiting Prisma Health Cancer Centers. The 29th tournament, led by Prisma Health Midlands Foundation, will return to Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, S.C. on Thursday, April 2, 2020. As chair, Frost will lead a committee…

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Richland Library announces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day schedule

 

All Richland Library locations will close Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Day. 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 9 a.m., Tuesday, January 21. For questions,…

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IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy collaborate in creating a new veteran IT training program

 

IT-oLogy and Dominion Energy Collaborate in Creating a New Veteran IT Training Program IT-oLogy is now accepting applications for the Veteran Workforce Re-Entry Program. Funded by a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, this new veteran-focused training program offers qualifying U.S. military veterans the opportunity to participate in CompTIA certification courses that will help…

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The Cliffs announces team to lead new member services department

 

The Cliffs announced the launch of a new member services department led by a team of seven hospitality veterans. The new department will provide personalized services to members within each of The Cliffs’ seven private luxury mountain and lake club communities. Directors of the member services department include: Rae McClane Aartun, The Cliffs at Glassy…

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Financial instant issuance industry veteran Jim Pond joins Matica Technologies

 

Pond joins a tenured and experienced instant issuance team at Matica to help continue to grow the organization’s instant issuance portfolio in the U.S. PIEDMONT, SC – Matica Technologies announced that Jim Pond has joined the organization as Western Regional Sales Director for its financial instant issuance business segment in the U.S. In his new…

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Great deals emerge during Clearance Book Sale – one day only!

 

If you set a New Year’s resolution to read more in 2020, the Richland Library Friends and Foundation wants to help with reaching that goal. The organization plans to host the Clearance Book Sale from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 16 at the Richland Library Operations Center (130 Lancewood Drive). The Clearance Book Sale…

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BCDCOG board takes on governance of TriCounty Link Transit System

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments board of directors assumed governance of TriCounty Link, the region’s rural public transportation provider. BCDCOG Board of Directors executive director Ron Mitchum commented. “This move will allow us to make strategic adjustments over time as our region changes. The tri-county urban area is expanding, while the rural area is shrinking,…

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