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Hartness International Expands Operations in the Upstate

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 28, 2012 – With over 50 years of history in the Upstate, Hartness International is a stalwart in the Greenville business community.   Recently, product line expansion and a need to improve overall production efficiency have forced Hartness to take decisive steps to expand their current operations. Toward that end, the…

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South Carolina’s Employment Situation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 28, 2012 – For the fourth consecutive month, South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped—to 8.3 percent in November from the October estimate of 8.6 percent.  The number of unemployed people fell over the month by 6,434 to 176,953. There was a rise in the number of employed people, up 9,758…

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Anna Benson’s Fitness Favorites Re-Leases The Originial Firm® Classic Workouts

 

CHARLESTON, SC – December 28, 2012 – In 1979, the first FIRM studio opened in Charleston, South Carolina. Sisters Anna and Cynthia Benson, and Mark Henriksen created a concept of fitness that combined weights and cardio synchronized to music. The first The FIRM workout affectionally known as The FIRM Volume 1 , ‘Body Sculpting with…

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South Carolina’s Employment Situation

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 28, 2012 – For the fourth consecutive month,South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped—to 8.3percent in November from the October estimate of 8.6 percent.  Thenumber of unemployed people fell over the month by 6,434 to 176,953.There was a rise in the number of employed people, up 9,758 to1,964,377. The total labor…

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The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Charitable Foundation Gives $35,500 to Local Charities

 

Funds raised increase 36% from 2011 and exceed $150,000 since 2006 SUNSET, SC – December 27, 2012 – In the giving spirit of the holiday season, The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce its 2012 charitable contributions of $35,500 – a 36% increase over their 2011 donation amount. These funds, which…

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Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree Recycling

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 27, 2012 – Keep the Midlands Beautiful announces this year’s Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program.  When: Dec. 26, 2012 through Jan.10, 2012. Hours and locations vary.  Where: 20 drop-off locations in Lexington and Richland Counties:  Christmas tree Drop-off Locations Blythewood Drop-Off Recycling Facility – 311 Blythewood Road, Blythewood…

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Winterplace Ski Resort set to open for the season Dec. 23

 

BECKLEY, WV – December 21, 2012 – Winterplace Ski Resort will openSunday, Dec. 23 for the 2012 – 2013 Ski Season. Winterplace will openwith at least eight trails and four lifts for skiing and riding. Moretrails and lifts may be open based on the weather. Snowtubing will beopening at a later date, please call for…

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Inaugural SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo Jan. 16 -18 in Florence

 

FLORENCE, SC – December 21, 2012 – The New Year will mark a first forSouth Carolina when the inaugural SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo takes placeJanuary 16 -18, 2013 at Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Dr.,Florence. “Rooted in Tradition, Thriving Through Innovation” is thetheme for the expo.   The expo is being described as…

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Transitions receives $50,000 grant from AgFirst

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 21, 2012 – Mr. Charl Butler, Chief Financial Officer of AgFirst, presented a $50,000 check to Transitions’ Board Member John Folsom and Chief Executive Officer, Craig J. Currey, to help the homeless recovery center continue with its mission.  We are very happy about the generosity of one of our new business…

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Inaugural SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo Jan. 16 -18 in Florence

 

FLORENCE, SC – December 21, 2012 – The New Year will mark a first for South Carolina when the inaugural SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo takes place January 16 -18, 2013 at Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Dr., Florence. “Rooted in Tradition, Thriving Through Innovation” is the theme for the expo.   The expo…

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Charleston Container Traffic Up 12% in November

 

CHARLESTON, SC – December 20, 2012 – Containertraffic at the Port of Charleston was up nearly 12 percent in November,in results announced at today’s regular South Carolina Ports Authority(SCPA) Board meeting.   Lastmonth, the Port of Charleston handled 125,780 20-foot-equivalent units(TEUs), an 11.9 percent increase from the same month last year. Gainsfor containers handled at…

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USO Supports Troop Sendoff – Just in Time for the Holidays

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 19, 2012 – More than 12,000 troops will beleaving Fort Jackson to be reunited with their families for theholidays. USO South Carolina will provide a 5-star sendoff for 12,000 Basic and Advance Training Soldiers from Fort Jackson.USO Staff and volunteers will be on hand to greet the troops and helpsend them…

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Colonial Cup’s ‘Salute to the Military’

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 19, 2012 – The Carolina Cup Racing Association’s “Salute to the Military” at last month’s 43rd running of the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase proved to be a flag-waving event in more ways than one with the unveiling of a mural of “Old Glory” sponsored by McDonald’s. It was sent…

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Two Special Exhibitions Open at the Gibbes on January 11, 2013

 

CHARLESTON, SC – December 18, 2012 – The Gibbes Museum of Art announces the opening of two special exhibitions on January 11, 2013, Vibrant Vision: The Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman and Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales. In the Main Gallery, Vibrant Vision will showcase Green and Weedman’s…

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SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Innovation Research Awards

 

2013 SBIR Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards to be presented in May WASHINGTON,DC – December 18, 2012 – The U.S. Small Business Administration isseeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role smallbusinesses play in federally funded research and development throughSBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small BusinessTechnology Transfer (STTR) programs. Two awards…

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G&P Trucking to Donate Transportation for Christmas Wreaths to Honor Veterans

 

SC-Based Company Helps Wreaths Across America™ Recognize Those Who Have Served GASTON, SC – December 18, 2012 – G&P Trucking Company (www.gptruck.com) again honored war veterans by volunteering its services to pick up and deliver Christmas wreaths for the graves of veterans all across South Carolina, announced Clifton Parker, President and General Manager of the company. G&P…

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Finishing Touch – UnFauxGettable Painting and Drywall Company Earns Esteemed 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award

 

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service COLUMBIA, SC – December 18, 2012 – Finishing Touch – UnFauxGettable Painting and Drywall Company has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider…

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SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Innovation Research Awards

 

2013 SBIR Tibbetts Awards and SBIR Hall of Fame Awards to be presented in May WASHINGTON,DC – December 18, 2012 – The U.S. Small Business Administration isseeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role smallbusinesses play in federally funded research and development throughSBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small BusinessTechnology Transfer (STTR) programs. Two awards…

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Second South Carolina Mission to Israel Produces Deal and Leads

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 18, 2012 – Under the auspices of the SouthCarolina-Israel Collaboration, a delegation of the state’s business,university, and economic development leaders travelled throughoutIsrael, December 1-6, for a weeklong mission to pursue economic, trade,and research opportunities with counterparts in that country.  Theiritinerary included visits to Israel’s major research universities,meetings with key government officials,…

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Jon Woodsby attains highest Parks and Recreation Professional Certification

 

SPARTANBURG, SC – December 18, 2012 – Jon Woodsby, Recreation Centers Manager for Spartanburg County Parks Department, has achieved the highest professional certification in the parks and recreation field. Jon recently attained the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification, which is a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals. This…

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Second South Carolina Mission to Israel Produces Deal and Leads

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 18, 2012 – Under the auspices of the SouthCarolina-Israel Collaboration, a delegation of the state’s business,university, and economic development leaders travelled throughoutIsrael, December 1-6, for a weeklong mission to pursue economic, trade,and research opportunities with counterparts in that country.  Theiritinerary included visits to Israel’s major research universities,meetings with key government officials,…

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Cypress Camping Resort Receives National Award for Efforts to Become Environmentally Friendly

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – December 18, 2012 – Cypress Camping Resort is less than a year old, but the 101-site park has already generated national recognition by winning the Plan-It-Green award from the National Association of RV Parks in Campground (ARVC). The award recognizes campgrounds that have made outstanding efforts to become environmentally friendly by…

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Charleston Fashion Week 2013 Announces Baker Motor Company a Title Sponsor

 

Tickets on sale today to the south’s most stylish event of the year
 CHARLESTON, SC – December 18, 2012 – Charleston Fashion Week announces that Baker Motor Company has signed on as Title Sponsor for the 2013 CFW, to be held March 19– March 23, 2013 under the tents at Marion Square. The sponsorship will…

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Walterboro names Johnnie Thompson citizen of the year

 

WALTERBORO, SC – December 17, 2012 – The City of Walterboro, known for its historic charm and abundant natural resources, has named Johnnie Thompson Walterboro’s 2012 Citizen of the Year. Thompson was honored during a presentation at the City’s Christmas reception, held at Main Street Grille on December 6, 2012. A red rocker, the City’s…

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Chief Aubrey Jenkins statement on the passing of (Ret.) Captain Abram Coles, Jr.

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 17, 2012 – I was saddened by the news today of the passing of Abram Coles, Jr. retired Columbia Fire Department Captain.  Captain Coles was the last surviving member of the original eight black Firefighters to join the Columbia Fire Department in 1953. Captain Coles was good a friend and mentor to…

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Nika White Joins SC Minority Affairs’ Minority Business Advisory Committee

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 17, 2012 – GreenvilleChamber Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Nika White has beeninvited to serve on the SC Commission for Minority Affairs’ MinorityBusiness Development Program Advisory Committee. The mission of theMinority Business Development Program Advisory Committee is to helpguide and direct policies relevant to the Commission’s Minority BusinessDevelopment Program which…

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SCBIO Appoints New Board Members

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 11, 2012 – The South Carolina BiotechnologyIndustry Organization (SCBIO) has elected new officers, eight new boardmembers and three ex-officio members from across the state to advancethe state’s life sciences industry. SCBIO is a statewide member-drivenorganization representing innovative life science businesses andorganizations through collaboration, advocacy, workforce development andsupport. Newly elected SCBIO Officers…

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Nominations Open for State Small Business Entrepreneur, Advocate Awards

 

Deadline to Submit Nominations Is Thursday, January 3 COLUMBIA,SC – December 13, 2012 – The SBA South Carolina District Office is nowaccepting nominations for the 2013 small business awards. Major awardsinclude: Small Business Person of the Year, South Carolina Small Exporter of the Year, South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year, South Carolina Family Business of…

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Nominations Open for State Small Business Entrepreneur, Advocate Awards

 

Deadline to Submit Nominations Is Thursday, January 3 COLUMBIA,SC – December 13, 2012 – The SBA South Carolina District Office is nowaccepting nominations for the 2013 small business awards. Major awardsinclude: Small Business Person of the Year, South Carolina Small Exporter of the Year, South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year, South Carolina Family Business of…

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Riverbanks Zoo Announces a New Addition

 

6-Week-Old Giraffe Calf Now on ExhibitCOLUMBIA, SC – December 12, 2012 – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden officially announces a new, surprise addition to the family—amale giraffe calf that was born at the Zoo in late October. The now 6-week-old calf, named Winston by his keepers, marks the seventh giraffe birth at Riverbanks since February 2009.…

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Julie Dacus Joins Renewable Water Resources as Purchasing Manager

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 12, 2012 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) welcomes Julie Dacus of Moore, SC, as its new Purchasing Manager. In this position, Dacus will perform a variety of financial and administrative duties involved in the procurement of goods and services necessary for the efficient operation of ReWa. Preparing, administering and ensuring efficient…

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Southeastern Freight Lines Promotes Kathryn Britt to Director of Human Resources

 

LEXINGTON, SC – December 7, 2012 – Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announced that Kathryn Britt has advanced from managing attorney into the position of director of human resources. In addition to her new director responsibilities in this position, Britt will maintain her human resources responsibilities by serving…

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City of Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade Draws Record Crowds to Downtown Greenville

 

City announces parade float and marching unit winners GREENVILLE, SC – December 5, 2012 – The City of Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade kicked off the holiday season December 1 in downtown Greenville with record crowds in attendance. Eighty-one parade units participated in the annual event including community groups, businesses and marching bands. All participating parade units were…

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Dana F. Spadafora Joins Renewable Water Resources as Human Resources Manager

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 4, 2012 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) welcomes Dana F. Spadafora of Simpsonville, SC as its new Human Resources Manager. In this position, Spadafora will provide professional guidance with facilitating, researching and analyzing employment programs, policies and procedures to create exceptional human resource practices. Spadafora received an Associates Degree in Business…

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“Have Yourself a Certified SC Christmas” with Great Holiday Recipes using Certified SC Grown Produce and Products

 

CHARLESTON, SC – December 3, 2012 – Start a new tradition thisChristmas by adding a delicious new dish to your holiday table or party,featuring great tasting Certified South Carolina Grown produce andproducts. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) isreleasing one holiday recipe a day between December 3 -7.   One ofthe featured recipes is…

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SC Christmas Tree Growers Association Delivers Trees to the Governor’s Mansion and Military Families

 

CHARLESTON, SC – December 3, 2012 –  The Governor’s Mansion and fiveSouth Carolina military families are getting ready for Christmas thanksto the help of a member of the South Carolina Christmas Tree GrowersAssociation.  Dale Cullum of Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm inMcCormick, won the Grand Champion prize for the South Carolina StateFair’s Christmas Tree contest.…

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Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. To Present At The 5th Annual LD MICRO Growth Conference

 

LITTLE RIVER, SC – December 3, 2012 – Integrated EnvironmentalTechnologies, Ltd. (IET or the Company) (OTC Bulletin Board: IEVM),announced that David R. LaVance, Chairman, President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer of the Company, will speak at the 5th Annual LD MICRO GrowthConference on Thursday, December 6. The conference is beingheld at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel…

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SHE – A Lifestyle and Shopping Experience Coming to Columbia, Greenville and Charleston

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 3, 2012 – SHE is a celebration of everything woman . . . three days of fashion,beauty, cooking, entertaining, crafts and healthy living.  It’s achance to refresh your look and your spirit, to learn new ways toenhance your life, to be inspired. And, with hundreds of mini-boutiques,to shop! Produced by JBM…

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SHE – A Lifestyle and Shopping Experience Coming to Columbia, Greenville and Charleston

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 3, 2012 – SHE is a celebration of everything woman . . . three days of fashion,beauty, cooking, entertaining, crafts and healthy living.  It’s achance to refresh your look and your spirit, to learn new ways toenhance your life, to be inspired. And, with hundreds of mini-boutiques,to shop! Produced by JBM…

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South Carolina Specialty Foods Now Offered Exclusively In One-Stop Online Shop

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2012 – Just in time for the holidays, shoppers looking for unique South Carolina food products can now easily find them online in a one-stop shop, www.southcarolinamarketspace.com. Here, shoppers can browse a variety of South Carolina specialty food companies – from sauces, chocolates, breads, cookies, chowders and more – each…

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Child abuse prevention grants awarded across South Carolina

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2012 – Five organizations in SouthCarolina are receiving grant funding under the Community-Based ChildAbuse Prevention program. Children’s Trust administers the federalCommunity-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grants in South Carolina.These grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices, Administration for Children and Families. Theseprograms are innovative, child-centered and family-focused. They…

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SC Christmas Tree Growers Association Delivers Trees to the Governor’s Mansion and Military Families

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2012 –  The Governor’s Mansion and five South Carolina military families are getting ready for Christmas thanks to the help of a member of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Growers Association.  Dale Cullum of Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm in McCormick, won the Grand Champion prize for the South Carolina…

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Enjoy M&G’s A Taste of Russia and Other Holiday Events

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 3, 2012 – Thisholiday season, the Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green offers thevery best in family Christmas events! Come join the museum incelebrating the season with M&G’s latest offerings, includingArtBreak: The Nativity in Art, and M&G’s family event, A Taste of Russia: A Holiday Drop-In, as well as special holiday…

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“Have Yourself a Certified SC Christmas” with Great Holiday Recipes using Certified SC Grown Produce and Products

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2012 – Start a new tradition thisChristmas by adding a delicious new dish to your holiday table or party,featuring great tasting Certified South Carolina Grown produce andproducts. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) isreleasing one holiday recipe a day between December 3 -7.   One ofthe featured recipes is…

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Richland County Lieutenants Receive National Certification

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2012 – Lieutenant Margita Friedley and Lieutenant Francine Gaillard of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center have received the national designation of Certified Jail Manager through the Jail Manager Certification Commission, by authority of the American Jail Association. This is a tremendous moment, as Lt. Friedey and Lt. Gaillard are…

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Keep the Midlands Beautiful – Gala for a Greener Midlands a success

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2012 – Keep the Midlands Beautiful held their first Gala for a Greener Midlands on Saturday December 1, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in West Columbia.  Approximately 150 people attended the event that raised money for beautification projects in the Midlands of South Carolina.  Keep the Midlands Beautiful selected the…

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All About Beer Magazine Announces Changes to the 2013 World Beer Festival

 

Tickets Now on Sale and Volunteers Needed COLUMBIA, SC – November 30, 2012 – All About Beer Magazine announced details regarding enhancements to the Columbia 2013 World Beer Festival (WBF) to be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on January 19, 2013.  “We had an extremely successful turn out for the 2012 festival last January…

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Park Pointe Village Refinances With $25.8 Million JEDA Bond Issue

 

Creates 18 new jobs and retains 80 existing jobs ROCK HILL, SC – November 28, 2012 – Park Pointe Village has used $25.8 million in tax-exempt economic development revenue bonds issued through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) to refinance debt it has incurred building, renovating and expanding its continuing care retirement community in…

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Shop one of the three State Farmers Markets this Weekend for the Perfect Christmas Tree

 

COLUMBIA, SC – November 28, 2012 – Get in the holiday spirit this weekend by visiting one of the three State Farmers Markets to shop for your family’s Christmas tree.  Each market has a great selection of Christmas trees including some South Carolina varieties. State Farmers Market, West Columbia:Holiday Fun at the Market-Saturday, December 1 –…

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City Roots is in the Running for Two National Contests

 

COLUMBIA, SC – November 28, 2012 – City Roots, an urban farm locatedin downtown Columbia, has been selected as one of 10 national finalistsin Green America’s People & Planet Award forGreen Businessesrewarding green businesses for their contributions to a just andsustainable economy. The top three nominees receiving the most online votes will receive a $5,000…

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