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Andrew Yang to speak at College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang will meet with faculty, staff, students and the community as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Nov. 22, 2019. The event will take place in the Stern Center Garden at 71 George Street at 10:30…

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Residents can help ‘Stuff an Ambulance’ for EMS toy drive

 

Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) again is responding to the call to help disadvantaged children during the holiday season and is seeking help from the community to “Stuff an Ambulance” with unwrapped toys, blankets, book bags and more. This year, the division of the County’s Emergency Services Department is holding its third annual toy…

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Two Lexington One assistant principals selected for statewide awards

 

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named two school leaders from Lexington School District One as the 2020 South Carolina Middle Level Assistant Principal of the Year and the 2020 South Carolina Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. Leah Sarantopoulos, assistant principal at Carolina Springs Middle School, is the 2020 SC Middle…

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MUSC Foundation board elects new directors, officers

 

The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board of Directors announced its newly elected members and officers. John Cahill was elected to serve as chairman of the MUSC Foundation Board of Directors. Cahill graduated from Harvard College and received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Cahill is the vice chairman of…

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following recent lease transactions in the Charleston area

 

Wells Fargo Bank NA leased 30,848 square feet of office space in The Jasper at 320 Broad St., Charleston, SC.  Ed Kercher handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the tenant. Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. renewed its lease of 3,071 square feet of office space at 3520 W. Montague Ave., North Charleston, SC. …

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Lowe’s Heroes bring hope and healing to at-risk families

 

Eight Lowe’s retail stores collaborate for Carolina Youth Development Center Eight area Lowe’s home improvement retail stores including Goose Creek, Summerville, Northwest Charleston, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island and both Mount Pleasant stores, collaborated in October to complete a significant renovation on the Carolina Youth Development Center’s (CYDC) North Charleston campus through their Lowe’s Heroes…

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United Community Bank Ice on Main opens for 2019-20 season

 

The start of the holiday season kicked off today in downtown Greenville with the opening of United Community Bank Ice on Main. Since its inception in 2011, the 3,200-square-foot open-air rink has welcomed almost 115,000 skaters. “United Community Bank Ice on Main has become a winter tradition that truly adds to the City’s distinctive charm,”…

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Take the Survey: Help us plan for growth around the Swamp Rabbit Trail

 

The City has developed a short online survey designed to gather additional public input on the study area for the Swamp Rabbit Trail Extension Master Plan. Please feel free to share the survey link with anyone who may be interested in the project. The deadline to participate in the survey is Sunday, December 8. As…

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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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Trinity Partners represents purchaser in sale of 5506 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC

 

Trinity Partners recently facilitated the land sale of 1.6 acres at 5506 Platt Springs Road in Lexington, South Carolina. Partners Nick Stomski, SIOR and Roger Winn, SIOR of Trinity Partners represented the purchaser, AllSouth Federal Credit Union, in the transaction. The seller, RPW Publishing Corp., was represented by Southern Visions Realty. “Given his expertise on…

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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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Majority Whip Clyburn statement on passage of export-import bank reauthorization

 

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn Released The Following Statement Today On Passage Of Legislation To Reauthorize The Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank For Ten Years, Increase Its Financing Capacity, And Reform The Agency. “Manufacturing Is On The Decline In The United States, Which Is Why We Are Doing Everything We Can To Spur Job Growth And…

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Municipal Run-off Election

 

The Municipal Election Commission of the City of Columbia announces a run-off election for the City Council At-Large seat to be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The following candidates shall be included in this election for terms ending on December 31, 2023: Howard Duvall Sara Middleton Absentee voting…

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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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Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist tops list of 25 Podcasts to Follow

 

Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC  has earned the #3 spot on the “Top 25 Speech Pathology Podcasts to Follow in 2019” list published by Feedspot. Dawson’s podcast, “First Bite – Fed, Fun and Functional Resources for the Pediatric SLP” focuses on the unique population of medically complex and fragile pediatric patients.…

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The City of Cayce announces annual Christmas in Cayce festivities

 

The City of Cayce announced their 2019 Christmas in Cayce festivities! Beginning on Thursday, December 5th and continuing through the end of the year, visitors can ride or stroll through the Cayce City Hall grounds and enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights and Christmas music. Christmas in Cayce is sponsored by several local corporate…

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DP3 Architects, Ltd. announces leadership transition

 

Brian S. Thomas, AIA has been named President and Chief Operations Officer of DP3 Architects, Ltd. assuming responsibility for the day-to-day management of the firm. Thomas graduated from Clemson University where he earned undergraduate and Master of Architecture degree. He has been with the firm since 1993 and is the restaurant studio leader for the…

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Residents Can Help ‘Stuff an Ambulance’ for EMS Toy Drive

 

Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) again is responding to the call to help disadvantaged children during the holiday season and is seeking help from the community to “Stuff an Ambulance” with unwrapped toys, blankets, book bags and more. This year, the division of the County’s Emergency Services Department is holding its third annual toy…

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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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Clemson MBA Program launches innovation-centric ‘Pawdcast’

 

Thanks to a generous gift from the Phyfer Family, Clemson University’s MBA program, already a leader in educating and training top-notch business professionals, is expanding its mission of engagement by offering enlightening conversations with some of the most forward-thinking innovators in the worlds of both business and education as part of its new Business of Innovation Pawdcast.…

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Holiday Lights on the River opens November 27th at Saluda Shoals Park

 

Holiday Lights on the River is a magical holiday light show you won’t want to miss Families and friends can fill up their cars for a festive ride through a wonderland of colorful light displays and fantastic animated scenes during Holiday Lights on the River. Beginning November 27th and running nightly through December 31st, see colorful lights, dancing trees, and much…

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Bon Secours celebrates opening of seventh AFC Urgent Care location

 

New location to open on Pelham Road on November 22 Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its AFC Urgent Care Bon Secours sites to include a new location at 2709 Pelham Road on Friday, November 22, 2019.  This center will join six existing Greenville County centers located as follows:  Augusta Road, Pleasantburg…

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Wade Kolb and John Moylan elected to Wyche Executive Committee

 

Wade Kolb and John Moylan have been elected as members of Wyche’s Executive Committee by the firm’s membership. As members of the Executive Committee, they will be responsible for the firm’s overall leadership and direction. “John and Wade are tremendously talented attorneys,” said Tally Parham Casey, Chair and CEO, Wyche Executive Committee. “Not only do…

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Kids Teeth hosts free visits with Santa; collects food donations

 

Mount Pleasant pediatric dentist Kids Teeth will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to both office locations this holiday season. This free event is open to the community. Participating families are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned or shelf stable food items for I Heart Hungry Kids. All families are welcome to visit with Santa and Mrs.…

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Wilson Kibler releases third-quarter industrial market reports

 

Columbia Industrial Market Continues to Thrive Despite National Economic Concerns For most of the period since May, the yield spread has been negative as a result of tightening monetary policy—a reflection of investor pessimism about inflation and growth that has been exacerbated by the trade war. In early October, though, the spread turned slightly positive…

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Milliken enlists National Geographic for storytelling platform around accelerated solutions for a sustainable world

 

Highlighting its commitment to sustainability, a company priority for more than 100 years, Milliken & Company announced it has enlisted National Geographic to produce a series of custom articles in National Geographic magazine and on nationalgeographic.com. The series will be designed to engage communities, customers and associates with key Milliken sustainability initiatives. Long before it entered…

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Wilson Kibler releases third quarter market reports: Columbia sees growth in suburban office market

 

For most of the period since May, the yield spread has been negative as a result of tightening monetary policy—a reflection of investor pessimism about inflation and growth that has been exacerbated by the trade war. In early October, though, the spread turned slightly positive following the announcement that the United States and China had…

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Traveling Country Club launches membership program

 

Traveling Country Club announced the launch of its membership program. Founded by three Greenville golfers, Traveling Country Club is a program that partners with golf courses throughout the region to offer members access to country clubs across the Carolinas for a small monthly fee. Members also receive perks such as discounts on equipment, apparel, food…

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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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Ramon Nieves-Lugo elected Associate Board Member for CPM Federal Credit Union

 

Ramon Nieves-Lugo, Principal of UniComm Media Group (UMG), was elected in October to serve as an Associate Board Member for CPM Federal Credit Union, which has two branches in Greenville and 10 more across SC with over $350 million in assets. He will serve a three-year term, which began on November 1. CPM was formed…

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Duke Energy expands campaign to protect its customers from fraud

 

Duke Energy customers have lost nearly $2 million since 2015 to scams With the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Week starting Nov. 17, Duke Energy is expanding its campaign to protect its nearly 8 million customers from utility-impostor scammers. Duke Energy, a founding member of Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), is reminding customers of tactics used by…

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Penske Truck Leasing site is slated to be complete in January of 2020

 

A new Penske Truck Leasing site is slated to be complete in January of 2020. A joint venture of Penske Corporation and Penske Automotive Group, the Fortune 500 company looked no further than Hayco Construction when selecting the Carolinas general contractor to construct the 20,000 sqft facility. The eight acre site is expected to serve…

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Pope Flynn receives two Tier 1 Public Finance rankings for Columbia and Charlotte by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020

 

One Tier 2 Public Finance National ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020 Pope Flynn, a Columbia-headquartered law firm concentrating in public finance and governmental law, has received two Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in public finance — one for Columbia, SC, and one for Charlotte, NC — by U.S. News…

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CarolinaPower’s Columbia office honored for challenging Combined Heat & Power (CHP) project for Shaw Industries

 

CarolinaPower, a leading electrical contractor with four offices in South Carolina, has received a 2019 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC Carolinas) for the firm’s distinguished performance on a high-profile project for Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider. The…

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GSP Airport District President/CEO David Edwards to deliver keynote address at Spartanburg Community College’s 2020 Economic Visionaries Celebration

 

Spartanburg Community College announced that David N. Edwards, Jr., A.A.E., president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2020 Economic Visionaries celebration planned for Thursday, March 12 at the Spartanburg Marriott. SCC hosts the Economic Visionaries celebration each year as way to recognize the contributions of businesses…

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Mary Ann Griggas-Smith promoted to Director of Corporate Engineering

 

Tindall Corporation promoted Mary Ann Griggas-Smith to Director of Corporate Engineering. With over 35 years of structural engineering experience, Mary Ann’s progression will contribute to reaching department goals and improving efficiencies. “Mary Ann has been instrumental in establishing a corporate engineering function within Tindall, bringing a substantial boost to our in-house support capability of the…

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Noted explorer inducted into Camden HS Hall of Fame

 

By Alex Junes-Ward Tom Mullikin, a career attorney, military officer, and global expedition leader, was inducted into the Camden High School Hall of Fame during ceremonies at 833 South Broad, Nov. 7. “This was a tremendous personal honor for my family and me,” said Mullikin. “And it was particularly special for me to be among…

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Colliers International brokers represent the landlord and tenant in the leasing of office space to United Community Bank at 1901 Main Street

 

Colliers International | South Carolina’s Allen Wilkerson represented the landlord, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and Craig Waites represented the tenant United Community Bank, in leasing office space at 1901 Main Street in downtown Columbia. United Community Bank, headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, entered the South Carolina market in 2012 and now has 147 offices in South…

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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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Richland Library to hold final flu shot clinic of season

 

It’s the last opportunity to get access to free, preventive care at Richland Library for the 2019-2020 flu season. The final flu shot clinic, held in partnership with Walgreens, is set for 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16 at our Sandhills location (763 Fashion Drive). Registration is not required. Just drop in during the…

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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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South Carolina State Museum to host PBS and Food Network Star Nathalie Dupree

 

The South Carolina State Museum is excited to host award winning chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree, Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the museum’s Cotton Mill Exchange. The Cotton Mill Exchange is also gearing up for its annual Tasting Tuesday events starting, Dec. 3. . Dupree will sign copies of…

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Chicharrones de Columbia to return in 2020

 

The Fireflies will play as Chicharrones for two series as part of Copa de la Diversión The Columbia Fireflies today announced the return of their Copa de la Diversión alternate identity, Los Chicharrones de Columbia for 2020. The team will rebrand and become Chicharrones for two weekend series in 2020 in recognition and celebration of…

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Concrete progress: roadwork on North Main continues

 

Progress continues on Richland County Transportation’s widening project on North Main Street. Much of the work from Anthony Avenue to Sunset Drive, or about a third of the route, is complete. The project spans about 1.5 miles, from Anthony to Fuller Avenue, and will cost an estimated $62 million. Along with widening North Main, the…

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Proposed changes to the trolley system

 

The City of Greenville launched the Heart of Main, Top of Main, Arts West and Augusta trolley routes in August 2017, and after operating the routes for two full seasons and analyzing ridership data, Greenlink has identified ways to improve performance on the trolley network. As a result, Greenlink is holding two drop-in style public meetings…

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Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank fame to speak at Sherman College

 

Renowned businessman Kevin Harrington will address nearly 600 local executives, educational leaders, and emerging entrepreneurs in the Gelardi Student Center at Sherman College on Friday, November 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. His talk will focus on strategies for entrepreneurs including positioning yourself as a key person of influence, standing out in the marketplace…

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JacksonBuilt Custom Homes honored with four PRISM Awards

 

  JacksonBuilt Custom Homes was awarded four PRISM Awards by the Charleston Home Builders Association, including a coveted Customer Service Award. At the Nov. 1 awards ceremony, the JacksonBuilt team also accepted three honors for projects in the single-family home category. Originated in 1988, the PRISM Awards recognize excellence in the marketing and promotion of…

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Medical Assisting Major Kaelyn Minick will attend Tri-County tuition free

 

Kaelyn Minick was stunned – and equally grateful — when she received her billing notice for the upcoming spring semester at Tri-County Technical College and saw a zero balance. By qualifying for both the Lottery Tuition Assistance and the new South Carolina Workforce and Industry Needs Scholarship (SC WINS) funding, the Medical Assisting major will…

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Tri-County’s NSLS supports Toys for Tots Drive

 

The Tri-County Technical College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season to sponsor a toy drive to benefit children ages infants – 15. The drive began October 28 and will run through December 2. Drop-off locations are as follows: Pendleton Campus – Student…

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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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