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Reedy River Gets Swept By ReWa Employees

 

17th Annual Reedy River Sweep GREENVILLE, SC – September 25, 2012 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) recently held its 17th annual Reedy River Sweep, an event for ReWa employees to demonstrate their dedication to the local environment. ReWa employees volunteered their time to remove trash, tires, and other harmful debris from the Reedy River and…

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Historic Columbia Foundation Offers Happy Hour History Tours of the Vista Every Friday in October

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 21, 2012 – Historic Columbia Foundation will offer Happy Hour History Tours of the Vista at 5:30 pm every Friday in October. These guided walking tours, which include cocktail and appetizer stops along the way, meet next to the Gervais and Vine Restaurant. Reservations aren’t required but are encouraged and can be…

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Make-A-Wish® South Carolina Joins Straight Talk Wireless® To Help Raise Up To $1,000,000 Nationally

 

Local Consumer Support Urged: Push Here Starts Saturday in Make-A-WishSouth Carolina Region; Unfolds In 77 Walmart Stores Across Make-A-WishSouth Carolina Area.GREENVILLE, SC – September 20, 2012 – Make-A-Wish South Carolina isencouraging consumers to go to their local Walmart starting thisSaturday to show their support for Make-A-Wish by taking part in a briefdemonstration of a Straight…

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Congregation Beth Israel Receives Funding to Support Senior Programming

 

BJH Foundation for Senior Services Sets Record by Exceeding $200K in Grants for Jewish Seniors GREENVILLE,SC – September 19, 2012 – BJH Foundation for Senior Services, based inGreensboro, N.C., recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 19different programs focusing on improving the lives of Jewish seniorsthroughout North and South Carolina.  Over the past six…

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Congregation Beth Israel Receives Funding to Support Senior Programming

 

BJH Foundation for Senior Services Sets Record by Exceeding $200K in Grants for Jewish Seniors GREENVILLE, SC – September 19, 2012 – BJH Foundation for Senior Services, based in Greensboro, N.C., recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 19 different programs focusing on improving the lives of Jewish seniors throughout North and South Carolina. …

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Artist Known for Grand Treehouses to Build Structure at The Ponds Community in Summerville

 

SUMMERVILLE, SC – September 19, 2012 – An artist known for his unusual and environmentally-friendly treehouses, located as far as Puerto Rico and as close as Palmetto Bluff and Daniel Island, is building a new treehouse at The Ponds – a 1,950-acre master-planned community in Summerville. Greenwood Communities and Resorts, who owns The Ponds, has…

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“Sharing the Romance” winners coming to Magnolia

 

CHARLESTON, SC – September 19, 2012 – Durham and Bobby Hill, winners of  “Sharing the Romance,” a $50,000 wedding package, will visit Magnolia Gardens to meet the local vendors who’ll provide the services for the couple’s wedding in Feb. 2013.     In addition to meeting the vendors, Katie and Bobby also will be available for interviews…

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Charleston Named One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People

 

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-Being CHARLESTON, SC – September 18, 2012 – The City of Charleston has been named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to Charleston to recognize its continued work to address the high school dropout…

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TD Bank Receives 2012 South Carolina Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award

 

GREENVILLE, SC – September 18, 2012 – TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has been named the medium-sized employer winner of the 2012 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award. This statewide awards program recognizes leading companies for innovative and impactful diversity programs that affect change in communities throughout South Carolina. Criteria…

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Myrtle Beach Southern Living Showcase Home is Just a Short Drive Away

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – September 17, 2012 – Myrtle Beach’s first Southern Living Showcase Home is now open for tours and is well worth the drive. The home, built by Classic of Myrtle Beach, offers the latest in building and design products and, like all of the homes built by Classic, leaves a lasting impression…

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Greater Lexington Chamber launches radio show

 

LEXINGTON, SC – September 17, 2012 – “Tower Talk Live,” a weekly radio show about the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, debuts this week on WLXM 107.9 FM. Hosted by Emily Russell, the Chamber’s branding and media manager, “Tower Talk Live” will broadcast live each Thursday at 11:30 a.m.     “We’re one of the…

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Myrtle Beach Southern Living Showcase Home is Just a Short Drive Away

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – September 17, 2012 – Myrtle Beach’s first SouthernLiving Showcase Home is now open for tours and is well worth the drive.The home, built by Classic of Myrtle Beach, offers the latest inbuilding and design products and, like all of the homes built byClassic, leaves a lasting impression on its guests.  …

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Tempus Names Bacot President of Marketing & Media Division

 

GREENVILLE, SC, September 17, 2012 – Tempus Jets, Inc., announced that Jack Bacot has been named President of Tempus Marketing & Media, LLC. Bacot will oversee marketing and media operations and strategy for Tempus Jets, its subsidiaries and divisions. In addition, Bacot will be editor-in-chief of Tempus Magazine, a new quarterly periodical to be launched…

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Club Corp’s Commerce Club An Early Adopter Of Topcellar™ App

 

Private dining clubs elevate the Member experience through digital technology GREENVILLE, SC – September 14, 2012 – TopCellarTM App is pleased to welcome The Commerce Club – one of the 150 private clubs in the ClubCorp collection – as its first early adopter. The Commerce Club, located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, will begin using TopCellar…

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Companies Honored For Excellence In Workplace Diversity

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 14, 2012 –  Winners have been announced forthe 8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, recognizingbusinesses’ significant contributions to moving South Carolina forwardin diversity initiatives. Several criteria were considered in choosingcompanies for the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, includingdiversity initiatives, effectiveness and applicability/replicability. Congratulations to the winners:Small Employer, ( under 500 employees)…

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Charleston Box Volume Up 19% in August

 

Port of Charleston Tops List of East and Gulf Ports in Magazine Survey CHARLESTON, SC – September 14, 201 2- Container volume in the Port of Charleston saw another double-digit increase in August, with a 19.3 percent gain in box volume for the month compared to last year. After posting a 16 percent jump year-over-year in July,…

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Historic Columbia Foundation’s Famously hot Behind the Scenes Tours Return with Two New Tours Announced

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September, 13 2012 – As part of the Historic Columbia Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, the organization’s popular behind-the-scenes tours return this fall with two exclusive tour options in September and October. Tours are sponsored by 2nd Wind Heating & Air Conditioning and are offered on a first come, first served basis.  On Saturday,…

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Natural Hideaway Medispa Moving to King and John

 

CHARLESTON, SC – September 13, 2012 – Taunya White, owner of Natural Hideaway MediSpa, announced she is relocating her business from 217 Calhoun Street to a second floor space at John Street and King. We are excited to be relocating to one of the 10 best shopping streets in the United States, said White. Our…

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Glenforest School Announces 8th Annual Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival In partnership with West Metro Rotary – September 22nd

 

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – September 13, 2012 – Glenforest School, in partnership with the West Columbia Metro Rotary hosts the Eighth Annual Chili Cook-off and Fall Festival on Saturday, September 22 (the first official day of fall!) Admission to the event is FREE and everyone is welcome. It takes place at Glenforest School, both inside…

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CMARK International Inc. Continues to Expands Its Product Line

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 12, 2012 – CMARK International, Inc., a global provider of facility and logistic support services for government and commercial institutions, is making a major effort to expand its product line into more value-added engineered systems, and in particular in the hospitality and medical marketplaces. The company is focusing significant efforts on…

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Darlington Raceway Blood Drive Collects 218 Units of Blood on September 11

 

DARLINGTON, SC – September 12, 2012 – Due to the gracious generosity of its fans and community members, the Darlington Raceway Blood Drive collected 218 units of blood during its annual event on 9-11. It was the largest single-day collection for the event in its seven-year history. The blood drive, which is the largest in the…

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United Way’s Day of Action and Campaign Kickoff combine for free community-wide event

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 12, 2012 – United Way’s Day of Action on September 20 will bring together over 600 volunteers from corporations and local businesses to donate their time and energy to nonprofits across the Midlands. After a day of service from repairing houses to hosting a fun day for children with special needs,…

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Darlington Raceway Blood Drive Collects 218 Units of Blood on September 11

 

DARLINGTON, SC – September 12, 2012 – Due to the gracious generosityof its fans and community members, the Darlington Raceway Blood Drivecollected 218 units of blood during its annual event on 9-11. It was thelargest single-day collection for the event in its seven-yearhistory. The blood drive, which is the largest in the Pee Dee Region ofSouth…

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King Street Box Truck/Multi-Axle Commercial Loading Pilot Program

 

CHARLESTON, SC – September 12, 2012 – Effective September 15, 2012, the City of Charleston will begin a six month pilot program to change 14 Loading Zones located on King Street and the surrounding side streets between Woolfe Street and Hutson Street to Box Truck or Multi-Axle Commercial Loading Only between 5:00 AM and 11:00…

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Scott Howell named manager of Magnolia’s main house

 

CHARLESTON, SC – September 10, 2012 – Scott Howell has been named manager of the main house at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Howell oversees daily tours of the house, a nine-room Victorian-stylemansion that reflects Charleston society following the Civil War. Hejoined the Magnolia staff last year as assistant house manager. Tom Johnson, Magnolia’s executive director,…

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Mary Sieck Joins SC State Housing Board of Commissioners

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 31, 2012 – Governor Nikki Haley has announced the appointment of Mary Sieck of Lake Wylie as a member of the nine-member Board of Commissioners for the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC State Housing). Sieck is a partner with Management Advisors Executive Search, specializing in Financial Services Executive…

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Area’s First Southern Living Showcase Home Debuts Friday

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – August 29, 2012 – The Southern Living ShowcaseHome by Classic, located on 7464 Catena Lane in Seville at Grande Dunes,opens to the public this Friday, August 31, 2012. Mayor John Rhodeswill cut the ribbon at 10:00 a.m. The 2012 Showcase Home represents Myrtle Beach’s first. The home will beopen Monday-Saturday from…

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Leadership Columbia Announces 2013 Committee Members

 

Neil Jones to Chair Columbia Leadership Program COLUMBIA, SC – August 29, 2012 – Leadership Columbia, a program created and managed by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, has announced its 2013 Leadership Columbia committee. As graduates of the Leadership Columbia program, these select members will serve the committee for a 15-month term. The committee will work…

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Area’s First Southern Living Showcase Home Debuts Friday

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – August 29, 2012 – The Southern Living Showcase Home by Classic, located on 7464 Catena Lane in Seville at Grande Dunes, opens to the public this Friday, August 31, 2012. Mayor John Rhodes will cut the ribbon at 10:00 a.m. The 2012 Showcase Home represents Myrtle Beach’s first. The home will…

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New Carolina Forest Library to Open September 4

 

CONWAY, SC – August 27, 2012 – Horry County announces that the new Horry County Memorial Library Carolina Forest Branch will open to the public on Tuesday, September 4, at 10 a.m. The operating hours for the new library will be Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10…

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TATT Forum “Future Needs of our Growing Senior Population”

 

UPSTATE, SC – August 23, 2012  – Ten at the Top, an organization created to foster collaboration and partnerships across the Upstate, will focus the third Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2012 on “Future Needs of our Growing Senior Population.”  The forum, which is free and open to the public, is being held from 3-5…

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Historic Columbia Foundation’s Early Columbia Lecture Series Kicks Off September 4

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 21, 2012 – In honor of Historic Columbia Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, the Foundation is pleased to offer a three-part Lecture Series on the history of Columbia, South Carolina. Part III of the Early Columbia Lecture Series, hosted by historian and author WarnerMontgomery, Ph.D will cover the Twentieth Century: Columbia Celebrates 200…

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Columbia CVB Provides Much Needed Resources and Assistance to Fort Jackson Graduates and Families Visiting the Region


 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 22, 2012 – Last year alone, roughly 36,000 soldiers graduated basic combat training and 8,000 soldiers graduated advanced individual training from Fort Jackson. Because of these events, more than 100,000 individuals visited the Columbia region. To ensure these individuals are welcomed and informed once they arrive, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and…

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2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards Recipients

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 22, 2012 – The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council (ITC) announces the winners and finalists for its 2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards. The nominees were recognized at an awards banquet, held August 21 at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. The banquet was presented by co-sponsors eGroup and IT-oLogy. The…

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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Ag Producers Bring Increased Value to Their Products

 

WASHINGTON, DC – August 21, 2012 – USDA Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack invites agricultural producers to apply for Value Added ProducerGrants (VAPG) by the October 15, 2012 deadline to increase the value oftheir products. The funds in this program enable farmers, ranchers andrural business owners to find ways to expand their product offerings,revenue streams and create…

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Project Rx: A River Remedy Announces Fall Collection Date

 

Community taskforce continues push for proper disposal of unused medicine GREENVILLE, SC – August 21, 2012 – Project Rx: A River Remedy will hold its fifth drug take-back event on September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., encouraging community members to properly dispose of unused medications. Project Rx continues in partnership with the…

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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Ag Producers Bring Increased Value to Their Products

 

WASHINGTON, DC – August 21, 2012 – USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack invites agricultural producers to apply for Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG) by the October 15, 2012 deadline to increase the value of their products. The funds in this program enable farmers, ranchers and rural business owners to find ways to expand their product…

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Sara Watson Visits South Carolina to Talk About Early Childhood Development

 

GREENVILLE, SC – August 20, 2012 – Dr. Sara Watson, director of ReadyNation, was the keynote speaker at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Meeting of Membership. Watson was invited to speak at the meeting by the Greenville-based Institute for Child Success, Trident United Way, and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Her visit to…

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Nominees Announced for 8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 20, 2012 – Nominees have been announced for the8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, recognizingbusinesses’ significant contributions to moving South Carolina forwardin diversity initiatives. Several criteria are considered in choosingcompanies for the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, includingdiversity initiatives, effectiveness and applicability/replicability. Congratulations to this year’s nominees: Columbia Metropolitan Airport –…

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Historic Columbia Foundation Awarded Grant From AT&T for Mann-Simons Learning Our History Project

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 17, 2012 – Historic Columbia Foundation was awarded a $11,500 grant from AT&T in support of the Mann-Simons community engagement project. The Learning Our History – Shaping Our Future project utilizes the Mann-Simons Site and Modjeska Simkins House to expose youth and elders to local African American history in a way…

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County Conservation Commission Seeking Preservation Opportunities

 

ST. GEORGE, SC – August 20, 2012 – The Dorchester County Conservation Commission, the citizen board appointed to make land conservation recommendations to County Council, is seeking Dorchester County land owners interested in preserving their lands either through the negotiation of a conservation easement or through the outright purchase of the properties. There is an…

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Nominees Announced for 8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 20, 2012 – Nominees have been announced for the 8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, recognizing businesses’ significant contributions to moving South Carolina forward in diversity initiatives. Several criteria are considered in choosing companies for the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, including diversity initiatives, effectiveness and applicability/replicability. Congratulations to this year’s…

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Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Announces 2013 Leadership Columbia Class

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 20, 2012 – Leadership Columbia (LC), a program for existing and emerging leaders sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, announces the Leadership Columbia Class of 2013. This group of 58 will be the 40th class of the LC program. They will engage in a 10-month curriculum including monthly learning…

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2012 Magnolia Gardens Photo Contest winners announced

 

CHARLESTON, SC – August 15, 2012 – Three South Carolina photographers took the top prizes in the 2012 Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Photo Contest.  The winners, the title of their pictures and the prizes are: Donna Eaton, Mountain Rest, S.C., first-place, “Hi There!”, $350;  Mary Presson Roberts, Tega Cay, S.C., second-place, “Well Dressed in White”,…

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City of Greenville Announces Fall Recreation Schedule

 

GREENVILLE, SC – August 13, 2012 – The City of Greenville Parks & Recreation Department announced its new fall recreation programming this week, which features over 40 leisure activities and sports for both youth and adult residents and visitors to enjoy. The programs will focus on fitness, education and recreation and will be offered at…

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Export Growth Benefits South Carolina Companies

 

Six month 2012 South Carolina merchandise exports are up 4 percent over same period last yearWASHINGTON – August 13, 2012 – The International Trade Administration(ITA) recently announced new export data that shows South Carolinamerchandise exports increased 4 percent in the first half of 2012compared to the same period in 2011, growing from $12.6 billion to…

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Market Ready training – Food producers register now for August 30 workshop

 

CONWAY, SC – August 13, 2012 – Food producers interested in learning how to sell products directly to restaurant chefs and retail managers are invited to attend a South Carolina Market Ready training workshop on Thursday August 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clemson Extension Johnny M. Shelley Agriculture Facility, 1949 Industrial…

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Lowe’s Heroes Begins Renovation on USO at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 13, 2012 –  Eight Lowes Home Improvement Stores in Columbia are partnering together this week to renovate the two USO locations inside the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  The USO South Carolina serves over 70,000 troops and military families annually through the airport.  Troops visiting USO centers are provided a relaxing environment to…

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Export Growth Benefits South Carolina Companies

 

Six month 2012 South Carolina merchandise exports are up 4 percent over same period last yearWASHINGTON – August 13, 2012 – The International Trade Administration (ITA) recently announced new export data that shows South Carolina merchandise exports increased 4 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, growing from…

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