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Ground-Breaking Program Launched to Aid Timber Harvesters and Haulers

 

Weyerhaeuser is the first company to sign agreement; urges others to join Originally issued by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC GREENVILLE, SC –  One of the best-known names in tree-growing and forest stewardship is the first forest products company in America to participate in a new program that will boost the…

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Wonder Works Opens Corporate Headquarters; Awarded “2013 Excellence Award” by Astra

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Christine Osborne, Owner of Wonder Works with stores in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, downtown Charleston, and on Kiawah Island, S.C., announced that the company has opened a Corporate Headquarters located at 429 A-B La Mesa Road in Mount Pleasant, S.C.  Located off of Long Point Road, the 5,000 square foot space serves…

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Hack for SC Coming to IT-oLogy

 

Hackers and other techies will be joining forces with the power of artists, librarians and community leaders May 31 – June 1    COLUMBIA, SC – Hackers and other techies will be joining forces with the power of artists, librarians and community leaders May 31 – June 1 for a weekend of public service and…

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Wastequip Expands Manufacturing Footprint in the Southeast

 

        New Blacksburg, S.C. Facility to Service the Carolinas and Georgia   CHARLOTTE, NC – Wastequip® announces the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, S.C. – the second in a series of expansions to be announced this year. After extensive research, Blacksburg was selected because of its easy access to…

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Richland One Superintendent Dr. Percy Mack Announces Plans To Retire June 30

 

COLUMBIA, SC – After leading the district for six years, Richland One Superintendent Dr. Percy Mack has announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2014. The Richland One Board of School Commissioners voted unanimously at the May 13 board meeting to accept his letter of retirement. “We appreciate Dr. Mack’s service to Richland One and…

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Colonial Life names Cathy Brooks Volunteer of the Year

 

Annual award recognizes employee for significant contributions to community   COLUMBIA, SC – Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has named Cathy Brooks winner of its Volunteer of the Year award. The award was presented this week at Colonial Life’s national headquarters in Columbia. It is given annually to a Columbia-based employee of Colonial Life…

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Reunion of Friends at SC Book Festival

 

COLUMBIA, SC – When the South Carolina Book Festival begins on May 16, there were be a reunion of two friends who haven’t seen each other in forty-four years.  “It was fate that we re-connected,” says Brian Boger, a local attorney and author.  William Norwood Holland (Wood Holland to his friends) and Boger were in the…

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Lee & Associates Charleston Represents Landlord in the Lease Renewal of a 20,000 SF Industrial Space

 

CHARLESTON, SC- Lee & Associates Charleston’s Thomas G. Buist, Jr., SIOR represented the Landlord, M&C of Charleston, in the lease renewal of a 20,000 SF industrial space located at 7289 Spa Road in North Charleston, SC. John Beam with Colliers International represented the tenant, Pilkington North America, Inc.   About Lee & Associates Lee & Associates…

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Five After Five Canceled this Week Due to Inclement Weather

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The Five After Five concert set for tomorrow, May 15, featuring Weaving The Fate and Death of Paris, has been canceled due to inclement weather projected to hit Columbia. Five After Five featuring Weaving The Fate and Death of Paris has been rescheduled for May 29, 2014.  Five After Five will continue next week, May 22,…

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Dent Middle School Celebrates Two Law Related Education Awards

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Dent Middle School is receiving two awards from the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division.  Dent was named the 2014 LRE Middle School of the Year and teacher Tim Hicks (pictured right) was named the 2014 LRE Middle School Teacher of the Year.  Dent has competed in the S.C. Bar…

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Revolutionary procedure offers hope for patients with severe asthma

 

Trident Health offers free healthy conversation event NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Severe asthma impacts up to 2.5 million Americans. For many, that means staying on the sidelines, not only when it comes to athletics, but also many other parts of life. People with severe asthma must take extra care to avoid their allergic triggers, which…

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Promotional Ceremony CPD’s Second In Command Named; Service Pins Awarded

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia Police Chief William ‘Skip” Holbrook proudly announced three significant promotions this morning at Columbia Police Headquarters. Most notably, he named his second in command. This morning’s event marked Chief Holbrook’s first such recognition ceremony since leading the department last month. Chief Holbrook says, “These notable promotions mark a positive progression for…

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The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council’s Board of Advisors

 

COLUMBIA, SC – In celebration of 50 years of service to the Midlands, the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council (CRC), a non-profit organization which serves to promote harmony, mutual respect and justice through dialogue, education, programs and partnerships, announces the appointment of ten Midlands leaders to its Board of Advisors.     Keller Barron Community Activist Lee…

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Gibbes Museum of Art Closes Entries for 2014 Mary Whyte Art Educator Award

 

CHARLESTON, SC – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce that three finalists have been selected for the annual Mary Whyte Art Educator Award. Established in 2007, this award is designed to highlight a high school visual art teacher in South Carolina school districts who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their…

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Avison Young Lease Extension – 498 Wando Park Blvd.

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Avison Young commercial real estate is pleased to announce that Jeremy Willits and Gerry Schauer represented the landlord, First Point Properties, LLC, in the lease extension of a  5,114 SF office space located at 498 Wando Park Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to Weekley Homes, L.P.  

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Electrolux Announces Additional $30 Million Investment in Anderson, SC

 

Expansion to add advanced manufacturing; enhance capacity ANDERSON, SC – Electrolux announced today it is investing $30 million in its Anderson, S.C. manufacturing facility, which produces top-mount refrigerators as well as under-the-counter models. The investment will add advanced manufacturing capability and enhance capacity. This investment is in addition to a prior $30 million investment the…

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Bruce Yandle named Honorary Alumnus of Clemson University

 

CLEMSON, SC – Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of economics, has been named an Honorary Alumnus of Clemson University by theClemson Alumni Association. “This is a high honor,” he said. “I join the ranks of my favorite people: my former students and others who came to…

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Students choose accounting lecturer as 2014 Alumni Master Teacher

 

CLEMSON – Clemson University students chose accounting senior lecturer J. Russell Madray as this year’s Alumni Master Teacher for outstanding undergraduate classroom instruction. The annual award is presented to a faculty member nominated by the student body and selected by the Student Alumni Council. In addition to teaching intermediate accounting, Madray is president of The…

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Veteran business journalist named to fellowship at UofSC

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Mark W. Tatge, a journalist who has spent more than 30 years working for the nation’s leading business reporting outlets, is the first recipient of the Baldwin Business and Financial Graduate Fellowship for Business Journalists at the University of South Carolina. The Baldwin fellowship is designed to bring a business journalist to the…

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Mumford Industries Announces Promotion of Two Employees

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Mumford Industries Inc. A Recycling Company with offices in Greenville SC and Ninety Six, SC  is pleased to announce the internal promotion of two of their valued employees. Tina Green Huskey a Recycling and Waste Specialist has been advanced to the position of  VP Business Development and Marketing.  In addition, Mumford is…

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Young Promoted to Development Director for Children’s Hospital at Palmetto Health Foundation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Palmetto Health Foundation is pleased to announce Priscilla Young has been promoted to Development Director for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. In her new role at Palmetto Health Foundation, Young will manage the Children’s Hospital Board, Festival of Trees, the signature fundraising event for Children’s Hospital and partner events for Children’s Hospital. She will…

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Communities In Schools of South Carolina Announces Continued Improvement in Graduation Rates in New Report Released Today

 

TV Ads by Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Highlight Leading Reasons Why Kids Drop Out, Including Hunger, Homelessness, Lack of Medical Care COLUMBIA, SC – As kids around the country are graduating, Communities In Schools of South Carolina– part of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life…

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Communities In Schools of South Carolina Announces Continued Improvement in Graduation Rates in New Report Released Today

 

TV Ads by Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Highlight Leading Reasons Why Kids Drop Out, Including Hunger, Homelessness, Lack of Medical Care COLUMBIA, SC – As kids around the country are graduating, Communities In Schools of South Carolina– part of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life…

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Mayor Issues Proclamation to North Columbia Business Association for Small Business Week

 

COLUMBIA, SC –  On Monday, City Councilman Sam Davis presented the North Columbia Business Association (NCBA) with a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council. The proclamation declared the week of May 12 -16 Small Business Week in North Columbia. The announcement came at the NCBA Small Business Week kickoff, held at Vino Garage in North…

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Electrolux Investing Additional $30 Million In Anderson County Refrigerator Facility

 

Expansion To Add Advanced Manufacturing, Enhance Capacity ANDERSON, SC – Electrolux is investing $30 million over the next two years in its Anderson, S.C. manufacturing facility, which provides top-freezer refrigerators as well as under-the-counter models. The investment will add advanced manufacturing capability and enhance capacity. This new investment is in addition to the more than $30…

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NAI Avant Represents Garden & Gun, LLC in the ±19,726 Square Foot Lease in the Historic Cigar Factory, Charleston

 

CHARLESTON, SC – David Ingle, Senior Broker with NAI Avant’s Charleston office, recently represented the tenant, Garden & Gun, LLC in the leasing of ±19,726 square feet of office space in the Cigar Factory building in downtown Charleston. Located at the corner of East Bay and Columbus Streets, the Cigar Factory was acquired last month…

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NAI Avant Represents Garden & Gun, LLC in the ±19,726 Square Foot Lease in the Historic Cigar Factory, Charleston

 

CHARLESTON, SC – David Ingle, Senior Broker with NAI Avant’s Charleston office, recently represented the tenant, Garden & Gun, LLC in the leasing of ±19,726 square feet of office space in the Cigar Factory building in downtown Charleston. Located at the corner of East Bay and Columbus Streets, the Cigar Factory was acquired last month…

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SCRA Slated to Win American Business Awards

 

Four SCRA Nominations Selected as Finalists for the Stevie® Awards COLUMBIA, SC – SCRA today announced that four company nominations were selected as finalists for the 2014 American Business Awards. This national award, known as The Stevie Award, recognizes the achievements and contributions of businesses worldwide. Finalists were determined through preliminary judging during April and…

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VA-DoD Joint Venture Wins Federal Executive Team Award

 

CHARLESTON, SC – The Lowcountry Federal Healthcare Alliance won the Federal Employee of the Year Team Award today for its collaboration to provide shared health care services to Veterans and DoD beneficiaries, improving access, continuity of care and cost efficiencies for care delivery. The award is sponsored by the Greater Charleston Area Federal Executive Association.…

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NAI Avant Completes Investment Sale of 105,000 SF Distribution Facility in Columbia

 

COLUMBIA, SC – NAI Avant Senior Investment Broker, Dail Longaker, recently represented an investor in the acquisition of the 105,000 square foot Select Comfort distribution building located at 630 Western Lane in Columbia. The property was acquired for $5,325,000.         Dail Longaker       About NAI Avant NAI Avant’s commercial real…

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Colliers International’s Tripp Bradley and Henry Moore Awarded CCIM Designation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Tripp Bradley and Henry Moore of Colliers International were awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute.  A CCIM is a recognized expert in commercial and investment real estate. Bradley is a Senior Brokerage Associate of Colliers International specializing in retail land and retail site selection brokerage. He was…

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Avison Young Industrial Lease – 4748 Franchise Street

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Avison Young commercial real estate is pleased to announce that Todd P. Garrett, CCIM, SIOR represented The InfingerFamily, LLC in the leasing of a 4,500 SF office/warehouse space located at 4748 Franchise Street, Suite C in North Charleston, South Carolina, to The Company Fortune.

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Winners announced in Magnolia Gardens poetry contest

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Two Summerville residents won the top prizes in Magnolia Plantation and Gardens’ poetry contest, “Sharing the Romance.” In the adult competition, Pam Stuart won $500 for her poem “O! Magnolia.” In the youth competition, Rachael Laemers, a 15-year-old student at Summerville High School, won an iPad for her poem, “The Garden of Love.”…

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union Awards $7,500 in Scholarships

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – South Carolina Federal Credit Union awarded $7,500 in scholarship prizes to three students. Ariel Jackson received the 1st Place prize of $4,000. Jackson attends West Ashley High School and plans to attend the University of Chicago in the fall. Justin Herp received the 2nd Place prize of $2,500. Herp attends the College…

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City of Columbia Public Safety Job Fair

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The City of Columbia is excited to announce a Public Safety Job Fair to be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Columbia Police Department, 1 Justice Square.  The job fair will be a joint effort between the Columbia Police Department, the Columbia Fire Department and Columbia-Richland 911…

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More Celebrities Added to NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Golf Tournament Benefiting Global Health Care Initiatives

 

DANIEL ISLAND, SC –  May 20, 2014 – Joining NEEDTOBREATHE on the golf course this month will be musicians Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Steven Curtis Chapman and Ed Roland of Collective Soul. Professional golfers Kevin Streelman along with hometown golfer Russell Henley will take to the links to help raise money for Charleston area nonprofit…

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SCCP executive dean moves on, campus deans take reins

 

Dr. Joseph DiPiro assumes dean position at Virginia Commonwealth University CHARLESTON, SC – After nine years of service to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the University of South Carolina (USC), Joseph T. DiPiro is about to attend commencement for the last time as executive dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy…

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Decker Boulevard Mural Project Paints Picture of Community Diversity, Partnership

 

One of the Best Things in Richland County This Week COLUMBIA, SC – Children wearing paint-splattered clothing and smiles just as bright and colorful gathered Tuesday to put their special touches on a mural – created by a world-renown artist and championed by a bow-tie wearing Richland County Councilman – reflecting the international character of…

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Sells Facility for Hogan Construction Location

 

GREENVILLE, SC –  Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the sale of 10703 Old Anderson Highway in Powdersville, SC. Hogan Construction purchased the 6,539 sq.ft. office/warehouse building from Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. and will utilize the building as their new Upstate location. The building was previously an ambulance maintenance facility and Hogan is…

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JEDA Bonds Help SENIOR Solutions Serve Upstate Communities

 

Creates 15 New Jobs and Retains 139 Existing Jobs Anderson and Greenville, SC – Anderson and Greenville Counties SENIOR Solutions, a provider of senior care services across the Upstate, has issued $4.2 million in new tax-exempt bonds through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA). The bond issue financed the purchase of three acres of…

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Sells Former Nanoscreen Building

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the sale of the former NanoScreen Building located at 1200 Charleston Regional Parkway in Charleston, South Carolina. Jessen Lane, LLC purchased the 24,000 sq.ft. office building from Wells Fargo Bank for $2,500,000 to accommodate the expansion of Mankiewicz LLC, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality…

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MUSC Commencement set for Friday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Approximately 870 graduates will receive degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina’s six colleges during commencement exercises scheduled for Friday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at McAlister Field House on the campus of The Citadel. John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society, will give the keynote address and…

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Lee & Associates Charleston Facilitates $300,000 Sale of an Industrial Building

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Lee & Associates Charleston’s Thomas G. Buist, Jr., SIOR represented the Seller, Albert & Mary Ann Butler Family Partnership, LP, in the $300,000 sale of a 12,200 SF industrial building located at 4281 Piggly Wiggly Drive in North Charleston, SC. Todd Garrett with Avison Young represented the Buyer, 4281 Piggly Wiggly Drive,…

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Richland County Council Chair Emphasizes Importance of Small Businesses

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Richland County Council Chair Norman Jackson joined other local officials Tuesday to herald the importance of small businesses in the community. In celebration of National Small Business Week 2014, the County is taking part with the city of Columbia in the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s series of programs to educate and…

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Tour of Homes Award Winners

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia presents the 2014 TOUR OF HOMES – Columbia’s Largest Open House of New Homes for Sale. The annual scattered-site showing will offer five Featured Communities and 44 new homes located throughout the Greater Columbia area. Thousands are expected to attend, and with good reason. This…

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Former Commerce Secretary Joe Taylor, key partners announce creation of Southland Capital

 

COLUMBIA, SC – A new merchant bank and advisory firm has been created to serve the private equity market in South Carolina. The firm, Southland Capital Partners, and will be based in West Columbia. Leading the effort is former SC Secretary of Commerce Joe E. Taylor, Jr. According to Taylor, he and partners, businessman Donald…

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Former Commerce Secretary Joe Taylor, key partners announce creation of Southland Capital

 

COLUMBIA, SC – A new merchant bank and advisory firm has been created to serve the private equity market in South Carolina. The firm, Southland Capital Partners, and will be based in West Columbia. Leading the effort is former SC Secretary of Commerce Joe E. Taylor, Jr. According to Taylor, he and partners, businessman Donald…

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Buchanan Construction Services Begins Work on Corner Pantry

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 13, 2014 – Buchanan Construction Services has begun work remodeling and adding space to the Corner Pantry at 1425 Bluff Road in Columbia. The 30 year old convenience store will be modernized, allowing Subway to move into a new restaurant with new restrooms.  The interior of the existing store will be…

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Southern Tide Adds News Marketing Manager and Director of Merchandising

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Southern Tide has hired Kathryn Hilton as marketing manager and Tyler North as director of merchandising. With years of experience in brand strategy, marketing efforts and management of product categories, Hilton and North will be assets to Southern Tide as the apparel company moves forward. As marketing manager, Hilton will be responsible for…

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Affordable Homesites in Lowcountry, SC

 

CHARLESTON, SC – May 13, 2014   Dorchester County, SC Private Home Site Lot Size: 0.5 +/- Acres Price: $29,500 This 0.5 acre tract is located on Mary Ellie Dr. in Summerville, SC. The lot features level topography, paved city roads and underground utilities including septic and water. This will make an excellent private home setting. Learn More…

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