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26th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 24, 2012 – On Saturday, November 3, 2012, the Five Points Association (FPA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points. Patrons will have the chance to watch teams battle it out to see who has the best chili in Columbia. All proceeds from the event will…

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Riverbanks to Celebrate Lights Before Christmas Silver Anniversary

 

Zoo to Celebrate Milestone 25th Anniversary of Lights Before ChristmasCOLUMBIA, SC – October 24, 2012 – It’s as much of a holiday custom as mistletoe, egg nog and Santa Claus. Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden – a Midlands family tradition for 25 years – will celebrate its milestone silver anniversary beginning on…

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Recent Transactions at NAI Earle Furman

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 24, 2012 – NAI Earle Furman announces the following transactions:
 Leases Spartanburg, South Carolina (October 2012): Dan Dunn of NAI Earle Furman represented the landlord of 156 E. Main St. in leasing 2,400 SF of retail space. Spartanburg, South Carolina (October 2012): Dan Dunn of NAI Earle Furman represented the landlord of 390…

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Executive Director of Transitions speaks to Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo

 

IRMO, SC – October 24, 2012 – The guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting for the October 24, 2012 was retired Colonel Craig J. Currey, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Executive Director of Transitions.  Transitions is a homeless center at Elmwood and Main Streets in Columbia, SC open to men and…

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City Of Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade Scheduled For December 1

 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 parade GREENVILLE, SC – October 22, 2012 – The City of Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade will once again help usher in the holiday season with an illuminating parade that will line the streets of downtown Greenville. The parade, a long standing City tradition, features over 75 musical…

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Chapin Chamber hosts The Magic of Chapin Annual Gala

 

Music, Dancing, Awards and Silent Auction on Tap for November 2 at River Center CHAPIN, SC – The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 21st Annual Auction and Awards Gala on Friday, November 2, beginning at 7 pm at the River Club at Saluda Shoals. Chamber members, community business owners and area residents…

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HillSouth Founder and CEO, Robby Hill, Recognized in a White House Ceremony Honoring Young Entrepreneurs

 

HillSouth is among the prestigious 2012 Empact100, a list of the United States’ “Top 100 Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs” FLORENCE, SC – October 22, 2012 – HillSouth IT Solutions, an IT consulting firm that specializes in the healthcare industry, and leverages cutting-edge technology solutions from leading vendors to assist companies across South Carolina in…

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Crosby Named Horry County’s New Fire/Rescue Chief

 

CONWAY, SC – October 22, 2012 – After a national search, Frederick Crosby, Hanover County (VA) Fire/EMS Chief, was named the permanent fire/rescue chief Tuesday night at the Horry County Council meeting. He will begin his employment with Horry County on November 15. The selection committee was focused on three factors: the fire side of the…

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Renewable Water Resources Plants Recognized for Excellent Performance

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 17, 2012 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) announces that all nine of its wastewater treatment facilities received Peak Performance Awards for the 2011 calendar year from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The Peak Performance Awards program recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records. NACWA was…

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Avtec Moves Forward with Building 46,000 Square Foot Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Lexington County

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Monday, October 22 LEXINGTON, SC – October 17, 2012 – The Central SC Alliance announced it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in recognition of Avtec Inc.’s new corporate headquarters that is being built in the Town of Lexington, S.C. The event will be…

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Midlands Housing Trust Fund receives $250,000 in grants

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 17, 2012 – The Midlands Housing Trust Fund, an initiative of United Way of the Midlands, has received over $250,000 in grants from Richland County, the City of Columbia, First Citizens and United Way.  Richland County and City of Columbia each gave $100,000 to support the Midlands Housing Trust Fund. First…

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Midlands Housing Trust Fund receives $250,000 in grants

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 17, 2012 – The Midlands Housing Trust Fund, aninitiative of United Way of the Midlands, has received over $250,000 ingrants from Richland County, the City of Columbia, First Citizens andUnited Way.  Richland County and City of Columbia each gave $100,000to support the Midlands Housing Trust Fund. First Citizens granted$5,000.  All grant…

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New Lexington Chamber building nears completion

 

LEXINGTON, SC – October 17, 2012 – The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center will officially open the doors of its new Main Street office Oct. 22. Staffers will begin moving Oct. 16. “When the sun hits the tin roof on the Visitors Center, I can’t help but say it’s a crowning achievement for our…

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Wheeler Joins South Carolina Ports Authority Sales Team

 

Charleston Container Volumes Sees Highest Quarter in Four Years CHARLESTON, SC – October 17, 2012 – The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has hired John M. Wheeler to the position of Vice President, Carrier Sales, effective October 29. The announcement was made at today’s regular SCPA Board meeting. Wheeler will report to Paul McClintock, Senior Vice President &…

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2012 Famously Hot Master Chef Crowned at State Fair

 

Chef de Cuisine Daniel Wood of Blue Marlin Takes This Year’s Title;Oliver Gospel Mission Gets a New Commercial Kitchen COLUMBIA, SC – October 15, 2012 – The Columbia area’s best chefs competed in a showdown at the South Carolina State Fair. When the aromatic smoke cleared on the WLTX-TV Stage, Daniel Wood, Chef de Cuisine…

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EcoDual and W. W. Williams Announce Distribution Agreement

 

BEAUFORT, SC – October 15, 2012 – EcoDual, LLC, a leadingprovider of diesel to natural gas dual fuel conversion systems for heavyduty diesel powered trucks and The W. W. Williams Company, one of thenation’s largest industrial distribution, repair and service companies,have announced an arrangement under which W.W. Williams will serve as amaster distributor for EcoDual’s…

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Sonoco Announces Leadership Changes in North American Paper Mill Operations

 

Pignone named vice president, Paper North America; Grups to retire HARTSVILLE, SC – October 15, 2012 – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), oneof the largest diversified global packaging companies, announcedthat Marty F. Pignone has been named vice president, Paper NorthAmerica, effective December 1, 2012. Pignone will replace John M. Grups,61, division vice president and general manager, who…

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South Carolina Minority Enterprise Development Week Will Honor Fielding Home for Funerals, A 100-Year-Old Minority-Owned Business

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 15, 2012 – The MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC will honor several minority business owners and supporters during their Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Amongst the honorees, Fielding Home for Funerals will be given…

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Greater Lexington Chamber releases dance video

 

LEXINGTON, SC – October 12, 2012 – A dance video featuring 70 Greater Lexington Chamber businesses has been getting plenty of attention since it debuted in September. Titled “Let’s Live it Up,” the video shows about 275 people dancing to “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas. It was created to kick off the…

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Midlands Companies Send “Care” to Parents of Hospitalized Children

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 11, 2012 – Columbia-area families dealing with the unexpected hospitalization of a child will have one less thing to worry about, thanks to Take Time, Take Care and a group of businesses in the Westpark office park. Over the month of August, the coalition of organizations collected travel-sized personal care items for…

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Mayor White Proclaims National Professional Women’s Week Oct 22-26 in Greenville

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 11, 2012 – Business & Professional Women announce that Mayor Knox White has issued a proclamation to the BPW of Greenville proclaiming Oct 22-Oct 26 National Professional Women’s Week. Mayor White is recognizing the contributions that women are making in today’s economy, specifically his encouragement for all Greenville County residents to recognize…

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Children’s Award Added to Charleston Philanthropy Week November 12-18

 

Online nominations begin Tuesday, October 9, 2012; Winner announced Tuesday, November 13, 2012CHARLESTON, SC – October 9, 2012 – A children’s award has been added to Charleston Philanthropy Week November 12-November 18, 2012. Named the Wonderific Community Service Award, the award was created to shine a light on children in the community who are making…

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SAFE Sponsors Free Community Shred Day

 

To Collect Donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank COLUMBIA, SC – October 9, 2012 – On Wednesday, October 10 SAFE Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a FREE Shred Day for credit union members and community residents. The free Shred Day will be held at SAFE’s Branch at 7836 Garner’s Ferry Road from 3:00 am until…

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HEICO Corporation Acquires Niche Aircraft Component Repair Company

 

MIAMI and GREER, SC – October 9, 2012 – HEICO Corporation(NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI) announced that its Flight Support Group hasacquired 80.1% of the assets and certain liabilities of Action ResearchCorporation of Greer, SC. Financial terms were not disclosed, but HEICOstated that it expects the acquisition to be accretive within the first yearafter the closing.  Action Research…

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ReWa Operations Challenge Team Takes First Place at National Competition

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 9, 2012 – The Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) Operations Challenge Team placed first in Division 2 at the National Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) this past week. The competition consists of five events which include Collections, Laboratory, Maintenance, Process Control and Safety. ReWa’s team placed first in…

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Dorchester County Breaks Ground on Winding Woods Commerce Park

 

Sewer Construction Begins in St. George for $3.6 MillionST. GEORGE, SC – October 8, 2012 – Dorchester County officials broke ground this morning on Winding Woods Commerce Park at the corner of Winding Woods Road and U.S. Highway 78 in St. George.  The groundbreaking ceremony commemorated the long-awaited arrival of reclaimed water and sewer to…

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Rankings of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work Announced


 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 8, 2012 – The South Carolina Chamber ofCommerce, the state’s unified voice of business, Best Companies Groupand the publishers of SCBIZ News announce the rankings of the BestPlaces to Work in South Carolina. Best Places to Work is dedicated toidentifying and recognizing the state’s most innovative and top-notchemployers. 2012 rankings were…

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Rankings of South Carolina’s Best Places to Work Announced


 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 8, 2012 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, Best Companies Group and the publishers of SCBIZ News announce the rankings of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. Best Places to Work is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the state’s most innovative and…

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Life Cycle Engineering Awarded Contract of Over $20 Million by NSWCCD Philadelphia

 

CHARLESTON, SC – October 4, 2012 – Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $24 million by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) Philadelphia. This is the third contract awarded to LCE during the month of September by the NSWCCD Philadelphia. Under Seaport e Delivery Order EHQ4…

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Greenville Zoo Anxiously Awaiting First Giraffe Birth

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 3, 2012 – As the Greenville Zoo prepares to welcome its first baby giraffe, visitors to the zoo should not be surprised to see only one giraffe on exhibit. The staff has noted movement in Autumn’s stomach and she is separating herself from Walter more often, even when they are both…

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Fifth Drug Take-Back Event Collects 1,219 Lbs of Medication

 

Project Rx & DEA Successfully Continue Proper Disposal campaigns GREENVILLE, SC – October 3, 2012 – Project Rx: A River Remedy, a community-driven medication collection, held its fifth event collecting 1,219 lbs of medication from Upstate residents. The event was held at 18 locations across the Upstate in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s…

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Chakisse Newton Named 2012 Young Leader of the Year

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 3, 1012 – Chakisse Newton, president of Cardinal Consulting LLC, has been named the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2012 Young Leader of the Year. The Chamber honored Newton at its 2012 Annual Gala. Each year, the Chamber recognizes a young professional who has shown outstanding leadership and commitment both to…

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Life Cycle Engineering Awarded $19 Million Task Order by SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

 

CHARLESTON, SC – October 3, 2012 – Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) has been awarded a task order by SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC LANT) on the Operational Command and Control Support Services (OpsC2) contract. The task order, Air Mobility Command (AMC) Agile Development and Solutions, has a total potential value of approximately $19 million…

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Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo welcomed Lee Bussell

 

IRMO, SC – October 3, 2012 – The guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting for the October 3, 2012 was Lee Bussell, incoming chairman of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2012-2013.  During his term, Bussell’s major goal is to use the Chamber as a catalyst in…

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Greater Chapin Chamber Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards


 

CHAPIN, SC – October 3, 2012 – The Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 21st Annual Awards Gala & Auction, which will be held on Friday, November 2 at 7 pm at the River Center at Saluda Shoals.  The Chamber annually recognizes the Business Person of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of…

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Generations Group Homes Brings Country Music Duo and Rising Greenville Star to Centre Stage for Volunteer Appreciation Night

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 3, 2012 – As a unique way to celebrate its volunteers,Generations Group Homes recently hosted a private performance at CentreStage for its Volunteer Appreciation Night. Featuring country music duoJameson Clark and Eric Huffman of Palmetto, along with newcomer Hannah Peeples, the event drew over 200 of Generations’ supporters for a night…

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German government official praises Upstate business climate, Clemson University support

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 2, 2012 – A leading German government official celebrated theUpstate’s international business climate and Clemson University’s rolein promoting the region’s economy at a Greenville luncheon Tuesday forpolitical and business leaders and Clemson University faculty andstudents. Harald Leibrecht, a member of the German Parliament and the GermanForeign Office’s Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation,…

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SYNNEX Corporation’s National Conference Brings Over 1,100 IT Leaders to Greenville

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 2, 2012 – SYNNEX Corporation’s National Conference is an annual event where the company’s top IT manufacturers and customers travel to Greenville, South Carolina to discuss plans for the upcoming year. This year, the conference theme is “Think Differently” and is centered on how SYNNEX uses different and unique approaches in…

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St. Francis Fall For Greenville Seeks Volunteers For Festival Weekend

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 2, 2012 – St. Francis Fall for Greenville is currently seeking volunteers for its upcoming festival weekend scheduled for October 12 – 14 in downtown Greenville. Throughout the course of the three-day event, volunteers will be placed in key positions throughout the festival site, including finance helpers, beer and wine servers, ticket…

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DNA Welcomes Walbridge to Team

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 2, 2012 – DNA Creative Communications (DNA) welcomes a new intern, Kayla A. Walbridge to their team. Walbridge is a senior at Clemson University where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a double minor in Business Administration and Media Studies. “I…

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600+ Preservationists Descending on Charleston

 

Parallel Conferences of APT-PTN in Historic Downtown, September 30–October 4 SPRINGFIELD,IL – October 1, 2012 – Two international associations of preservationists are on theirway to Charleston, as they prepare for five days together to discuss thecontinuing importance of collaboration in preservation and howconserving our built heritage worldwide impacts modern living.Charleston was chosen as the site…

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Henry Molded Products Inc. expanding in Anderson County

 

More than $5 million investment expected to create 18 new jobsANDERSON, SC – October 1, 2012 – Henry Molded Products Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable molded fiber protective packaging products, announced that it will expand its South Carolina operations in Anderson County. The more than $5 million investment is expected to generate 18 new jobs…

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DNA Nonprofit Workshop Features National Speakers

 

Seminar to Address the Importance of the Board Chair/ED Relationship  GREENVILLE, SC – October 1, 2012 – DNA Creative Communications (DNA), in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Hollingsworth Funds, Inc, and United Way of Greenville County, is hosting a seminar “Power Surge: Maximizing the Board Chair/ED Relationship” on October 24th. The half day…

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EagleEye Analytics Expansion in Canada Driven by 40% of Top P&C Insurers

 

Firm Adds Experienced Insurance Executive to Lead Canadian Growth InitiativesCOLUMBIA, SC – October 1, 2012 – EagleEye Analytics, theleading provider of predictive analytics for the property and casualtyindustry, is expanding its Canadian business.  EagleEye, which hasworked with more than 40 percent of the top insurers in Canada, acrossall lines of P&C business, has announced that…

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Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Honored 2012 Award Recipients at 110th Annual Gala and Auction

 

Five Business Leaders and Two Companies Recognized COLUMBIA, SC – October 1, 2012 – The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce honored five business leaders and two companies at its 110th Annual Gala and Auction on Thursday, Sept. 27. Charles D. Beaman, CEO of Palmetto Health and recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award, gave the…

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South Carolina Commission on Women Honors Justice Kaye Hearn With 2012 Woman of Achievement Award

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 24, 2012 – The South Carolina Commission on Women has selected South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn of Conway as the 2012 recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award. This award recognizes and honors a woman whose work and life has made a significant impact on the quality of life…

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Columbia Museum of Art announces 11th season of popular chamber music series with a new name, CMA Chamber Music on Main

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 27, 2012 – The popular and critically acclaimed chamber music series created by Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth returns to the Columbia Museum of Art for its 11th season with a new name. The CMA highlights its commitment to stellar cultural programming and the series’ current artistic leadership by renaming the series,…

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Miller-Valentine Group Volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club Ben Arnold Campus

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 27, 2012 – Employees with Miller-Valentine Group recently volunteered through the United Way of the Midlands and participated in a deep cleaning of the Boys & Girls Club Ben Arnold campus. The Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands’ mission is to inspire and enable all young people and help them…

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National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones Announces 2012 Export Award Recipients

 

BMW Manufacturing, Subaru of Indiana, DNP Electronics America and City of El Paso Win Top Zone Exporting HonorsWASHINGTON, DC – September 24, 2012 – The National Association ofForeign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) has presented its top annual private-sectorexport awards to three outstanding American exporters. BMW Manufacturingreceived both the 2012 Export Achievement Award and, for the secondconsecutive year,…

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