Charleston Southern student takes on Parkinson's

 

CHARLESTON, SC – February 15, 2012 – In early May, James Mangini will leave North Charleston, South Carolina, and begin running eight and 10 hours a day. Not on smooth cement sidewalks and highways, but on gravel, dirt, grass, and on byways, secondary roads, through small towns, large cities, across nine states, 1,000 miles in…

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Magnolia Gardens garner prestigious international camellia honor

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been awarded the prestigious Camellia Garden of Excellence with honors by the International Camellia Society. The award was announced recently during the ICS biennial congress in Chuxiong, China. Magnolia is the fifth garden in the United States, the only garden in South Carolina and one of 18…

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Charleston Deepening Project to Receive $2.5 Million to Continue Study

 

WASHINGTON, DC – February 8, 2012 – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SouthCarolina) said he was pleased the work plan today released by the U.S.Army Corp of Engineers set aside $2.5 million to continue the on-goingstudy to deepen Charleston Harbor.  The federal share is matched by anequal contribution from the South Carolina State Ports Authority. “This is…

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Front porch of the Lowcountry gets in the “swing” for spring

 

WALTERBORO, SC – February 8, 2012 – The City of Walterboro, known for its historic charm and abundant natural resources, has a full lineup of events and outings for the spring, encouraging residents and visitors to get ready to take in all that the city, or the “front porch of the Lowcountry,” has to offer…

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Pratt Industries expands Spartanburg County facility

 

$3.5 million investment expected to create 30 new jobs COLUMBIA, SC – February 1, 2012 – Pratt Industries, a leading recycled paper and packaging company, today announced the opening of a new material recovery facility (MRF) in Spartanburg County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs. Myles Cohen, president of Pratt Recycling, said…

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SBA Deadline in South Carolina to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is February 24

 

ATLANTA, GA – January 26, 2012 – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses that February 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Hampton and Jasper counties in South Carolina as a result of drought that began on December 15, 2010.  Thesecounties are eligible because they are…

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Fundraising Returns to Pre-Recession Levels


 

Blackbaud debuts new specialty index focused on public, society benefit organizations CHARLESTON, SC – January 19, 2012 – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) announced that fundraising has returned to pre-recession levels. Through the first 11 months of 2011, overall giving is up 3.4% over 2010, and is now officially above the level of giving last seen in…

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New World Alliance Adds Charleston Calls to New Trans-Atlantic Service

 

CHARLESTON, SC – January 19, 2012 – The New WorldAlliance consortium of ocean carriers announced anew Trans-Atlantic service that includes twice-weeklycalls at the Port of Charleston’s Wando WelchTerminal.   The new Americas Europe Express servicewill connect Charleston to Northern Europe throughdirect calls at Rotterdam, Bremerhaven and Felixstowe,as well as Latin America through the transshipment hubof…

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Fundraising Returns to Pre-Recession Levels


 

Blackbaud debuts new specialty index focused on public, society benefit organizations CHARLESTON, SC – January 19, 2012 – Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) announced that fundraising has returned to pre-recession levels. Through the first 11 months of 2011, overall giving is up 3.4% over 2010, and is now officially above the level of giving last seen in…

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Renewable Water Resources Receives National Certification of Biosolids Environmental Management System

 

GREENVILLE, SC – January 19, 2012 – The National Biosolids Partnership (NBP), an alliance of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) with advisory support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizes Renewable Water Resources in Greenville, SC as the 33rd organization and first in South Carolina to…

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Chris Fraser of Grubb & Ellis |WRS named as newest member of Charleston Industry Roundtable

 

CHARLESTON, SC – January 17, 2012 – Chris Fraser of Grubb & Ellis |WRS has been named as a member of the Charleston Industry Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It recently held its first Charleston Industry Roundtable, hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.  The Federal Reserve currently had three regular…

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African-American contributions highlight Magnolia Plantation Black History Month program

 

CHARLESTON, SC – January 17, 2012 – Historians, artisans, Civil War re-enactors and a storyteller will present a spectrum of African-American history from colonial times to the present during a Black History Month program Feb. 11 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The day-long event – “From Slavery to Freedom” – will feature speakers in the…

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Chris Fraser of Grubb & Ellis |WRS named as newest member of Charleston Industry Roundtable

 

CHARLESTON, SC – January 17, 2012 – Chris Fraser of Grubb & Ellis |WRS has been named as a member of the Charleston Industry Roundtable of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It recently held its first Charleston Industry Roundtable, hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.  The Federal Reserve currently had three regular…

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Renewable Water Resources Distributes Annual Report to the Community

 

GREENVILLE, SC – January 11, 2012 – As part of its public education program, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) recently released its 2011 Annual Report to the Community. This 12-page insert, contains current information on the organization, its financial status and its educational campaign programs, and was distributed through local publications this month. Particular to fiscal…

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Greenville HR Professionals Honored by Peers

 

GREENVILLE, SC – January 10, 2012 – The Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM) recently presented its two highest awards to two members. Donnie Brown, Vice President of Human Resources at Tindall Corp. in Spartanburg, was named 2011 HR Professional of the Year, which recognizes excellence in the human resources profession as a practitioner.…

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Christopher Ashley Salon Named One of ELLE Magazine’s Top 100 Salons

 

GREENVILLE, SC – November 18, 2011 – Christopher Ashley Salon is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, the salon has been selected by ELLE as one of its Top 100 Salons in America.  Featured in the August issue, Christopher Ashley is the only salon selected from the state of South…

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Cargo Wins International Assignment From Mercedes-Benz

 

GREENVILLE, SC – January 5, 2012 – Cargo, a new model marketing agency headquartered in Greenville, S.C., announced it has been tapped by Mercedes-Benz Canada to build and maintain a completely new website with mobile versions for its Mercedes-Benz Vans division. Mercedes-Benz Vans officials say the web overhaul is one of the division’s most significant…

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OOBE Wins Design Awards for YMCA Uniform Apparel Collection

 

Greenville, SC – January 5, 2012 – Greenville-based OOBE, Inc., one of the country’s leading providers of custom-designed corporate uniforms, has won two Wearables Design Awards for the corporate uniforms it designs and produces for YMCA of the USA. Wearables is the uniform industry’s leading trade publication and this is the fifth consecutive year it…

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Nominate Deserving Businesses and Business Leaders for the Greenville Chamber's Annual Awards!

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 14, 2011 – The Greenville Chamber’s Annual Awards! Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2012. ATHENA®  Leadership Award: Honors women who strive toward their highest level of accomplishment and leadership.  Minority Business of the Year: Recognizes the achievements of a local, minority-owned business and the contributions they make to…

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Pendleton Places Announces 2012 Board of Directors

 

GREENVILLE, SC – December 12, 2011 – Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter in Greenville, S.C. has elected seven new members to serve on its board of directors and has elected new officers for 2012. Pendleton Place is a local non-profit organization that serves as a safe haven for children that have been hurt by abuse, neglect…

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SCRA Named 9th Fastest Growing Company by SC Chamber

 

Awards Announced at Chamber’s 32nd Annual Summit CHARLESTON, SC – December 5, 2011 – SCRA, a leading applied research andtechnology services company in South Carolina, today announced itsreceipt of the SC Chamber of Commerce’s 25 Fastest Growing Companiesaward. SCRA was the 9th fastest growing company in the state andreceived the recognition at a ceremony at the…

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Smartstate™ Program Invites Public to Hear Saul Singer, Bestselling Co-Author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle

 

CHARLESTON, SC – November 29, 2011 – South Carolina’s SmartState™Program is inviting the public to attend a special presentation by SaulSinger, best-selling co-author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, on Monday, December 5, at the Riviera Theater on King Street. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Singer will speak at 6 p.m.…

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Downtown's Newest Holiday Event – Charleston WreathFest

 

CHARLESTON, SC – November 18, 2011 – The Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust (CPPT) announced Charleston WreathFest, a community business development project to make downtown attractive and festive for holiday shoppers and visitors. Businesses will hang live wreaths on their doors or windows during the season in an expression of holiday hospitality and welcome. This project…

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DNA Creative Communications Recognized for ‘Creative Spirit’ At Community Foundation’s 2011 Charitable Giving Awards

 

GREENVILLE, SC – November 16, 2011 – Debbie Nelson, principal of DNA Creative Communications (DNA) recently received the “Creative Spirit” award on behalf of her team at the 2011 Charitable Giving Awards. The event was hosted by the Community Foundation of Greenville. The Creative Spirit award recognized DNA for its continuous support of community organizations,…

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Breakbulk Volume up 121% in October, SC Ports Board Approves Nearly $1 Million in Projects

 

Container volume down 6% on tempered peak season CHARLESTON, SC – November 15, 2011 – Breakbulk volume at South Carolina’s seaports in Charleston and Georgetown continued its uptick, with a 121 percent climb last month over 2010 levels. The Port of Charleston’s non-container segment rose 58 percent, with 66,540 tons handled in October versus 42,163 tons during…

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Second Community Planning Meeting for Holston Creek

 

Community Encouraged to AttendSPARTANBURG, SC – November 1, 2011 – Having heard input from the surrounding community on September 27th, consultants Milone and MacBroom went to work. The opinions and desires of the Inman, Holly-Springs, Campobello, Landrum and Lyman communities have been developed into a proposed plan as part of the planning process. Spartanburg Parks…

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Project Rx: A River Remedy Expands to 25 Upstate Locations

 

Drug Disposal Taskforce Launches Third Take-Back Event with DEA GREENVILLE, SC – October 29, 2011 – Project Rx: A River Remedy, a community-driven medication collection event, will hold its third drug take-back event on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 10am to 2pm. Project Rx originally launched in November 2010, and held a second take-back event…

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Satterfield Elected To SC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 11, 2011 – Andy Satterfield, a partner in the Greenville, S.C. office of Jackson Lewis LLP, has been elected to serve on the 2011-12 board of directors of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association,…

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Cargo Increases Talent Pool

 

GREENVILLE, SC – October 11, 2011 – Cargo (www.thinkcargo.com), an idea generation and brand engagement firm based in Greenville, S.C., announced today it has hired three new employees to serve an increasing amount of work from new and existing clients. The new employees are Alex Brannon, Pearson Suits and Kristen Taylor. Tom Sloan, a principal…

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Project Rx: A River Remedy Announces Date & New Partnership

 

Community taskforce provides proper disposal of unused medicine GREENVILLE, SC – September 14, 2010 – Project Rx: A River Remedy will hold its third drug take-back event on October 29, 2011, encouraging community members to properly dispose of unused medications. The Project Rx event was originally launched in November 2010, and held a second take-back…

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Renewable Water Resources Plants Recognized for Excellent Performance

 

GREENVILLE, SC – August 31, 2011 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) is proud to announce that its facilities were selected to receive Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The Peak Performance Awards program recognizes public wastewater treatment facilities for their outstanding compliance records in the 2010 calendar year. NACWA…

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Renewable Water Resources Receives SC Chamber of Commerce Safety Awards

 

GREENVILLE, SC – July 14, 2011 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) is proud to recognize its plants and facilities for winning 2010 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Safety Awards. Treatment Plants: -David Collyer, Durbin Creek & Gilder Creek -Chris Elliott, Georges Creek -Ruth Graham, Grove Creek & Piedmont -David Skyles, Lower Reedy -Dargan Evans, Marietta…

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'First Light' Proudly Sponsored by WhirlyBird Solutions, LLC in Charleston to Bermuda Race

 

WhirlyBird Solutions, LLC proudly sponsored the 44’ Cherubini ketch, First Light, in the Charleston to Bermuda Race, May 21, 2011. Rob Turkewitz and his crew set sail to raise awareness of and support the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC. CHARLESTON, SC –  June 27, 2011 – WhirlyBird Solutions, LLC, manufacturer of…

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Project Rx: A River Remedy Announces Date & New Partners

 

Drug Disposal Taskforce Launches Second Take-Back Event GREENVILLE, SC -June 18, 2011 – Project Rx: A River Remedy, a community-driven medication collection event, will hold its second drug take-back event this summer on June 18, 2011 from 10am to 2pm. This summer event follows Project Rx’s launch in November 2010, which resulted in the collection…

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ReWa Employees Recognized with Annual Blue Ridge District Awards

 

GREENVILLE, SC – March 24, 2011 – Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) was recently recognized by the local chapter of the Water Environment Association of South Carolina with the 2010 Blue Ridge Foothills District (BRFD) Awards. Hagan “Festus” Stroud, Line Maintenance Supervisor, was awarded Collection System Operator of the Year. This award is given annually to…

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Over 140 Groups Sign Letter Urging Congress to Include Water Quality Concerns in Upcoming Farm Bill

 

WASHINGTON, DC – February 15, 2011 – A coalition of water, wastewater, conservation, agricultural, environmental and state organizations, including Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), distributed a letter to Capitol Hill urging all Members of Congress to support practices and policies that strengthen the links between agriculture and water quality. The coalition includes organizations such as, the…

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Intelli-NET Helps Upstate Firms Understand Microsoft Licensing

 

GREENVILLE, SC – January 6, 2011 – Many smaller companies purchase computers with Microsoft Office pre-installed.  When purchased on a new computer, Microsoft considers this an OEM License.  This is the least expensive way to purchase Office, but it also comes with limitations.  OEM Licenses are not transferrable, meaning that when that machine is replaced,…

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Senetek Announces Commercial Oil Production From Riggin Project; Relief Canyon Status Report

 

HILTON HEAD, SC – December 21, 2010 – Senetek PLC (OTC Bulletin Board: SNKTY) announced today that commercial production commenced in Texas from the Riggin #1 well in the Permian Basin. The well, in which Senetek holds a 15% working interest (11% net revenue interest) was drilled to a total depth of 10,426 feet to…

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Community-Driven Medication Take-Back Event this Saturday- Project Rx: A River Remedy

 

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) along with several partners in a community task force (Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Technical College and Greenville Safe Communities) is sponsoring an Upstate drug take-back event entitled Project Rx: A River Remedy. What: Project Rx: A River Remedy is a free and safe drive-through style event to…

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WHAM Auction Appraisal Team to Host Free Appraisals at Upstate Women’s Show

 

GREENVILLE, SC – August 10, 2010 – The Upstate Women’s Show, a three-day annual event for women of all ages, presented by BI-LO and sponsored by The Home Depot and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, announces that the WHAM Auction Appraisal Team will be onsite providing free item appraisals. The WHAM Auction Appraisal Team consists of…

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Come join us at the BIG Local Expo (Best in Green and Local)

 

LOWCOUNTRY BRANCH Friday, August6th, 8:00 am to  7:00 pm Come join SouthCarolina Businessleaders and residents as we discuss the future of local business and greentechnology in our state.    Highlightsof this All Day Event include: PanelDiscussions Featuring Democratic Nominee for GovernorVincent Sheheen along with other state and local business and governmentleaders. Luncheon Featuring some of the area’s finest restaurants. KeynoteSpeaker…

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Life Cycle Institute’s New IMPACT Blog Focuses on Learning, Leadership and Change

 

CHARLESTON, SC – April 14, 2010 – The Life Cycle Institute, Life Cycle Engineering’s (LCE) education group, has launched a new blog on Learning, Leadership and Change. The IMPACT blog, written by the Institute’s learning professionals, aims to stimulate conversation and encourage discovery about effective leadership, the process of learning and how people grow through…

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Brookgreen Gardens' Spring Gardening Expo Offers Outstanding Speakers, Demonstrations, and Advice

 

MURRELLS INLET, SC – March 8, 2010 – On Saturday, March 27, Diggin’ It, the spring garden festival, will provide a gardening expo that will be your go to place for everything you need to know about gardening in the coastal South. For the past few years we have brought some impressive speakers for the…

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Vista Guild Welcomes New Board of Directors

 

COLUMBIA, SC – January 15, 2009 – The Congaree Vista Guild, a non-profit, membership-based organization comprising a wide variety of restaurateurs, shop, business and gallery owners, as well as homeowners, in the Vista, has elected a new Board of Directors for 2010. “Our Board is tirelessly devoted to the wellbeing of the Vista,” said Deirdre Mardon, executive…

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Liveshotmedia.com Goes Political in Vegas!

 

COLUMBIA, SC – November 18, 2009 – With all the hype over Sarah Palin Going Rogue former Columbia TV anchor Brian DeRoy is Going Political. Columbia-based Liveshotmedia.com is gearing up for the important 2010 elections by unveiling a new political video. Liveshotmedia.com traveled to Las Vegas to profile independent Congressional candidate Barry Michaels.  The project…

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The First of Seven Statewide Product Development Workshops is a Success in Columbia

 

COLUMBIA, SC – September 23, 2009 – The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) in collaboration with New Carolina, SiMT, The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and other economic development organizations are helping to offer an advanced product marketing workshop to business professionals across South Carolina. Profit 101! Advanced Product Development Strategies will visit Rock…

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AGM Imports Announces New Distribution Facility in Jasper County

 

Investment expected to bring 15 new jobs to the area JASPER COUNTY, SC – September 22, 2009 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and AGM Imports today announced that the company has built its new distribution facility in Jasper County. The $6 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs. “We are pleased…

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AGM Imports Announces New Distribution Facility in Jasper County

 

Investment expected to bring 15 new jobs to the area JASPER COUNTY, SC – September 22, 2009 – The South Carolina Department of Commerce and AGM Imports today announced that the company has built its new distribution facility in Jasper County. The $6 million investment is expected to generate 15 new jobs. “We are pleased…

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Coastal Carolina Makes Inroads into Equestrian Living

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – July 7, 2009 – Long recognized for its beautiful shoreline and a lifestyle of breezy beaches and easy living, coastal Carolina is gaining an impressive reputation for its equestrian living. According to Myrtle Beach real estate leaders, Joe Garrell and Kathy Foxworth of LITUS* Properties, the coast’s outlying areas offer some…

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Direct Response Media Announces Letter of Intent with Cambridge Mineral Resources

 

HILTON HEAD, SC – April 9, 2009 – Direct Response Media Inc. of Nevada, USA (OTC: DRMO or the Company) is pleased to announce it has entered into a formal letter of intent with Cambridge Mineral Resources plc (Cambridge), the mining exploration and production company in relation to the purchase of Cambridge’s wholly-owned Spanish subsidiary,…

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