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City Dedicates New Pedestrian Bridge On Swamp Rabbit Trail

 

GREENVILLE, SC – August 6, 2012 – Mayor Knox White and City Manager John Castile were joined this morning by Reverend Dr. Baxter Wynn, minister of pastoral care and community relations at First Baptist Church; Michael Riordan, president and chief executive officer of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center; elected officials and family members, as…

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SC Economics calls for Young Entrepreneur Nominations

 

Do you know a student who has what it takes to be South Carolina’s next Young Entrepreneur award winner? SC Economics, a COLUMBIA, SC – August 6, 2012 – When Mark Zuckerbergcreated Facebookat age 21, he proved to the world that one can never be too young tostart his or her own successful business. nonprofit…

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August is Farmers Market Month in South Carolina

 

COLUMBIA, SC – August 6, 2012 – National Farmers Market Week is August 5-11, but Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture, announces that Governor Nikki Haley has officially proclaimed August, Farmers Market Month in South Carolina.  South Carolina has participated in National Farmers Market Week since the year 2000 when it was first established…

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Charles D. Beaman Jr. Named Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2012 Ambassador of the Year

 

CEO of Palmetto Health to Receive Chamber’s Highest Individual Honor COLUMBIA, SC – August 6, 2012 – Charles D. Beaman Jr., CEO of Palmetto Health, has been selected as the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2012 Ambassador of the Year. Beaman will be honored for his work with the hospital system, the Columbia Chamber and the…

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Dig South Conference Extends Call For Presenters To August 24

 

Tickets for conference celebrating the Southeastern knowledge economy go on sale October 1 CHARLESTON, SC – August 6, 2012 – The first annual Dig South interactiveconference and expo has extended the call for presenters throughFriday, August 24. Due to strong interest, the conference has increasedthe number of sessions and the venue footprint. Visit digsouth.com to apply to present.…

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Greater Lexington Chamber welcomes new branding/media manager

 

LEXINGTON, SC – August 2, 2012 – Emily Russell has joined the staff of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center as Branding and Media Manager. Russell will be managing all marketing activities, developing the voice for the Chamber’s online presence and designing correspondence for the Chamber’s membership.  A Lexington native and Columbia College business…

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Museum Shop announces CALL FOR ENTRIES for the popular Artisan Fair & Sale

 

A juried event celebrating fine craft on Saturday, November 10, 2012 COLUMBIA, SC – August 1, 2012 – The Museum Shop at the Columbia Museum of Art announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for it’s annual juried Artisan Fair & Sale celebrating fine craft. This five-hour event kicks off the holiday season in the Museum Shop and…

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Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Wins Communication of the Year Award

 

Columbia Chamber Recognized by CACCE at Annual Conference COLUMBIA, SC – August 1, 2012 – The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce was honored at the 2012 Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) Annual Management Conference with the Communication of the Year Award in the category of Membership Recruitment Package. The conference, held on July…

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King Street Garbage and Trash Collection Pilot Program

 

CHARLESTON, SC – August 1, 2012 – The City of Charleston will begin a pilot program on King Street between Spring Street and Broad Street on October 1, 2012 to minimize the period of time that garbage carts and trash are on public sidewalks. This program has been created in response to numerous requests by…

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CofC Professors Confirm Summerville Earthquake

 

CHARLESTON, SC – July 31, 2012 – The S.C. Earthquake Education and Preparedness Program at the College of Charleston confirms that a minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred at 4:53 a.m. on July 31st 2012.  According to the USGS (United States Geologic Survey) the quake, which occurred near the intersection of Ladson Rd and the Ashley…

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South Lake Family Dental Welcomes Dr. Marissa Whitehead

 

LEXINGTON, SC – South Lake Family Dental, a dental practice in Lexington dedicated to quality care and the comfort of its patients, recently welcomed Dr. Marissa Whitehead, DMD, to its team. Dr. Whitehead attended Florida State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She went on to Nova Southeastern University in…

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Riverbanks Park Commission Announces New Chair

 

Mr. Earl Brown, Jr. Takes Office for 2012-2014 TermCOLUMBIA, SC – July 30, 2012 – The Riverbanks Park Commission, the governing authority of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, is proud to announce Mr. Earl Brown, Jr. as the newly elected chair. Brown has served as a member of the Commission since October 2007 and most recently…

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3D Systems Acquires Viztu Technologies

 

Expands Cubify With Photo Capture and Play Simplicity ROCK HILL, SC – July 25, 2012 – 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) announced that has acquired Viztu Technologies, the developer of Hypr3D, an online platform that allows anyone to turn their pictures and videos into printable 3D creations. The company expects to integrate Viztu into Cubify.com, adding…

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Riverbanks Takes Additional Steps to Improve Guest Experience

 

Zoo to Erect New Fencing for Increased Parking Security COLUMBIA, SC – July 25, 2012 – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is taking additional steps to increase security and improve the guest experience by erecting a new fence along the perimeter of the west-end of the Zoo parking lot – closest to the lower Saluda River.…

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Southern Living Showcase Home Coming to Myrtle Beach

 

Preparations Made for Southern Living Showcase Home.  Classic Announces Marketing Strategies, Inc. as Agency of Record MYRTLE BEACH, SC – July 24, 2012 – Marketing Strategies, Inc. has been chosen as the Agency of Record for the 2012 Southern Living Showcase Home. The home, built by Classic, is located within the Seville community of the Grande…

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Operation Move-Out

 

CHARLESTON, SC – July 23, 2012 – A large number of leases for rental properties in downtown Charleston are over at the end of July. In the past, this has resulted in a build-up of discarded household goods on the City sidewalks and streets as renters and college students move out. In an effort to…

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Jonna Palmer, IOM of Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

 

A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce WASHINGTON, DC – July 12, 2012 – Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announces that Jonna Palmer, IOM, Sr. Vice President Marketing, of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received…

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Lisa Randle named director of research and education at Magnolia Gardens

 

CHARLESTON, SC – July 9, 2012 –  Lisa Randle, a former conference program coordinator at the College of Charleston, has been named director of research and education at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  Randle replaces Preston Cooley, Magnolia’s historian who recently left to enter the seminary.  Randle’s responsibilities go beyond the role of historian for Magnolia…

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Community Donations Pave Way to Employment for SC Residents

 

7,282 People Employed with Help from Goodwill During Organization’s Fiscal Year COLUMBIA, SC – July 9, 2012 – For over 7,200 SouthCarolinians, discarded clothing, unneeded household items, and outdatedcomputers have helped lay the foundation that ultimately led toemployment.  The donation and subsequent sale of these and many otheritems provides funding for the job training and…

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New Arrival at Hollywild Animal Park

 

INMAN, SC – July 9, 2012 – Hollywild Animal Park has joyfully welcomed its first baby Snow Macaque, an Old World Monkey species native to Japan.  The baby’s parents, Jeremiah and June, came to Hollywild during the winter from a private primate facility in Charleston.  On Thursday, June 28th the baby was first seen by…

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Greenville’s Upstate Bootcamp for Women Launches New Location

 

Classes now available in Greer at Carolina Indoor Soccer GREENVILLE, SC – June 28, 2012 – Upstate Bootcamp for Women (UBFW), a Greenville-based fitness bootcamp run by Performance QSA, recently launched a new location at Carolina Indoor Soccer in Greer. Classes will take place in the state-of-the-art soccer performance facility Monday through Friday at 6 a.m.…

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Keep up with Dorchester Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter

 

SUMMERVILLE, SC – July 2, 2012 – The Dorchester County Emergency Management Department is now utilizing Facebook and Twitter to share information regarding emergency preparedness and individual readiness, as well as emergency information during natural and man-made hazards.  Emergency Management participates in a number of national and state awareness campaigns through-out the year, including South…

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“Salute from the Shore III” military flyover of the South Carolina coast

 

Flown July 4th by last armed forces to leave Iraq! CHARLESTON, SC – July 2, 2012 – Beachgoers will be treated to low-altitude flyover of F-16s to Honor American Armed Forces on Independence Day for 3rd straight year. This July 4th, beachgoers along the South Carolina coast will once again experience an exciting and memorable…

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Make sure July 4th celebrations stay safe

 

N. CHARLESTON, SC – July 2, 2012 – Fireworks, family gatherings and grilling out are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations. But the Trident Burn Clinic wants individuals to be aware that there are increased risks of burns associated with the 4th of July holiday.  “We treat thousands of burn patients each year, and…

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Green Valley Country Club Announces New Fitness Facility Team

 

GREENVILLE, SC – July 2, 2012 – Green Valley Country Club, established in 1958, announces the addition of Julie Goldberg as water fitness instructor and Lisa Pridemore as yoga instructor. Goldberg and Pridemore joined Green Valley in coordination with the club’s opening ofthe newly constructed fitness center and renovated swimming pool in early June 2012.…

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The Reserve at Lake Keowee Introduces Village Point at Marina Park

 

Waterfront neighborhood’s quality, flexibility, and value targeted to retirement, second-home buyersSUNSET, SC – June 28, 2012 – For the first time in its 12-year history,The Reserve at Lake Keowee is releasing a neighborhood of fourteen homesalong an area known as Marina Park, a stone’s throw from thecommunity’s amenity-centric waterfront Village. Village Point, as theneighborhood is…

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Upstate Non-profit Announces New Identity for the Organization

 

Greenville Housing Fund becomes CommunityWorks Carolina GREENVILLE, SC – June 27, 2012 – Greenville Housing Fund (GHF) announced at a celebratory open house event that it has outgrown its former identity both in terms of geography and services. The organization has now adopted the new name of CommunityWorks Carolina (CWC). The new name is accompanied…

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Nominations Open for 8th Annual
Excellence In Workplace Diversity Awards

 

COLUMBIA, SC – June 26, 2012 – Nominations are now open for the 8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, recognizing businesses’ significant contributions to moving South Carolina forward in diversity initiatives. The deadline for submitting company nominations is Friday, July 27 at 5 p.m. Download the application.  The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce will…

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Nominations Open for 8th Annual
Excellence In Workplace Diversity Awards

 

COLUMBIA, SC – June 26, 2012 – Nominations are now open for the 8th Annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, recognizing businesses’ significant contributions to moving South Carolina forward in diversity initiatives. The deadline for submitting company nominations is Friday, July 27 at 5 p.m. Download the application.  The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce will…

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Asbury Hills Unveils New Lakeside Chapel

 

GREENVILLE, SC – June 25, 2012 – Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center unveiled its newest addition, a lakeside chapel, to the public at a dedication ceremony on June 3, 2012. The outdoor chapel provides summer campers and retreat groups at Asbury Hills a gathering place for worship and fellowship large enough to accommodate 220…

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Homes of Hope CEO Obtains Economic Development Achievements

 

GREENVILLE, SC – June 25, 2012 – On June 6, 2012  Don Oglesby, CEO/President of Homes of Hope,  received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC). EDFP Certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive economic development finance training series. The training provides…

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SC Ports Plans $147 Million in Capital Spending for Year, 8% Container Growth

 

Charleston Container Volume Up 10% in May   CHARLESTON, SC – June 18, 2012 – On the heels of a 10 percent increasein container volume last month, the South Carolina Ports Authority(SCPA) Board today approved the most aggressive investment plan in theagency’s 70-year history, underscoring the anticipated growth of SouthCarolina’s ports from big ship traffic, the…

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City of Charleston to Accept Award-Winning Painting

 

CHARLESTON, SC – June 15, 2012 – The City of Charleston will be presented with the painting that won the 2012 Mayor’s Purchase Award, Dusk at King and Queen,by renowned Charleston impressionist, Rick Reinert, Thursday, June 21at 5:30 PM at the Reinert LePrince Fine Art gallery, 179 King Street.   Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.…

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SC Chamber Accepting Applications for S.C. Big 50


 

Applications due Aug. 10 for ranking of the state’s largest employers   COLUMBIA, SC – June 13, 2012 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce,the state’s unified voice of business, is seeking nominations for the2012 South Carolina Big 50, the ranking of South Carolina’s private,public and foreign-affiliated companies by the number of employees ontheir payrolls as…

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SC Chamber Accepting Applications for S.C. Big 50


 

Applications due Aug. 10 for ranking of the state’s largest employers   COLUMBIA, SC – June 13, 2012 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce,the state’s unified voice of business, is seeking nominations for the2012 South Carolina Big 50, the ranking of South Carolina’s private,public and foreign-affiliated companies by the number of employees ontheir payrolls as…

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Life Industries Honored with Export Achievement Award

 

Company has been aggressively pursuing the exports…and succeeding! CHARLESTON, SC – June 11, 2012 – Life Industries president and CEO, Grace Schmidt, , was awarded the U.S. Commercial Service’s Export Achievement Certificate in recognition of her company’s success in exporting products all over the world. The award was presented to Mrs. Schmidt by North Charleston’s…

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Brookgreen Gardens Frogwatch USA Training

 

Thursday, June 14, 3-4:30p.m. & Saturday June 30, 10:30 a.m.-noon   PAWLEY’S ISLAND, SC – June 7, 2012 – Frogwatch USA is a citizen-science program sponsoredby AZA institutions throughout the US. Brookgreen Gardens has joined in theamphibian movement by starting our own Brookgreen Frogwatch USA chapter. Training to become a certified Frogwatch USAvolunteer starts with…

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Future Leaders Alert! 2012-2013 Leadership Charleston

 

CHARLESTON, SC – June 6, 2012 – Applications are now available for the 2012-2013Leadership Charleston Program produced by the Charleston Metro Chamberof Commerce. Application deadline is Friday, June 29, 2012. The Chamberhas been producing the program since 1974 and has graduated nearly 1,900since its inception.  The Leadership Charleston program is opento Chamber members who are…

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S.C. Chamber Associate Named Association Executive of the Year

 

COLUMBIA, SC – June 5, 2012 – Tish Anderson, associate vice presidentof programs and events at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, hasbeen named the 2012 Association Executive of the Year by the SouthCarolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE). Over her more than13 years with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’slargest broad-based business…

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‘Ask a Doctor,’ Recognition of Colon Cancer Survivors to Highlight Drive Game

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 30, 2012 – Have a question for a doctor about colon cancer or the importance of preventive screenings? Ready to make a commitment to undergo a screening? Upstate residents will get those opportunities and more during the Greenville Drive’s annual “Drive Out Colon Cancer” baseball game on June 24. The event…

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Heritage Funeral Home Sponsors American Veterans Traveling Tribute

 

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Comes to Greenville Next Month SIMPSONVILLE, SC – May 22, 2012 – Heritage Funeral Home is teaming up with the Nashville Connection – Heroes Salute to bring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, a portable scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to Greenville’s TD Convention Center for public display June 27-30,…

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SC Environmental Conference Recognizes ReWa Employees

 

GREENVILLE, SC – May 21, 2012 – At the 2011 South Carolina Environmental Conference (SCEC), Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)’s Engineering Manager and Technician received top annual awards, and its four-member operations team placed second in a performance competition. Charles Vasulka, Engineering Manager at ReWa since 2008, received the 2011 Engineer of the Year Award from…

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Dorchester County EMS Receives Accreditation for Excellent Service

 

SUMMERVILLE, SC – May 28, 2012 – Dorchester County EMS has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. Dorchester County EMS is the 144th EMS agency in thecountry to successfully complete the voluntary review process which included a comprehensive self study and application…

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Heritage Funeral Home Sponsors American Veterans Traveling Tribute

 

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Comes to Greenville Next Month SIMPSONVILLE, SC – May  21, 2012 – Heritage Funeral Home is teaming up with the Nashville Connection – Heroes Salute to bring the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, a portable scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to Greenville’s TD Convention Center for public display June 27-30,…

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Ten At The Top Releases New Regional Tool Kit

 

UPSTATE, SC – May 17, 2012 – Ten at the Top, in partnership with the Clemson University School of Planning, Development, Preservation and Landscape Architecture, has released a new “Regional Tool Kit” designed to provide local communities across the Upstate with a brief and understandable overview of key planning concepts, terms and tools that are…

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Container Traffic at SC Ports Up 8% in April

 

CHARLESTON, SC – May 16, 2012 – Container volume in the Port ofCharleston rose nearly 8 percent last month over 2011 levels, in resultsannounced during the South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) Boardmeeting earlier today. In April, the SCPA handled 123,439 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) inthe Port of Charleston, the strongest April seen at the port since…

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Santee Cooper's Overton Park beach opening May 26

 

MONCKS CORNER, SC – Santee Cooper’s Overton Park, a 400-footbeachfront swimming area on Lake Moultrie, opens Saturday, May 26, andremains open through Labor Day. Overton is open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. withcertified lifeguards on duty. Hours will be limited to only weekendsonce Berkeley County Schools resume in August. Admission…

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TPM Earns Autodesk Consulting Specialization

 

Autodesk Partner Now Providing Consulting Services and Expertise for the AEC Industry GREENVILLE, SC – May 16, 2012 – TPM, a solutions provider for the AEC industry, today announced that it has earned the new Consulting Specialization designation for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. As an…

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Fred Powell Joins Homeowners Mortgage as Senior Vice President

 

COLUMBIA, SC – May 15, 2012 – Fred Powell is the newest member of the Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises leadership team. Powell will serve as Senior Vice President of Retail Sales for the full-service regional mortgage-banking firm headquartered in Columbia, S.C. He brings three decades of professional experience in the mortgage and banking industries, having held…

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Mangini begins 1,000 mile run for Parkinson’s awareness





 

CHARLESTON, SC – May 9, 2012 – James Mangini began his 1,000 mile trek today to New York raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Prior to that, about 50 supporters, including North Charleston Mayor Summey, attended a send off press conference for Mangini outside North Charleston City Hall. Mangini’s father and several prior generations…

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