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CBRE Group acquires its Columbia, S.C., affiliate

CBRE Group Inc. recently announced that the company has acquired CBRE Columbia, an affiliate firm of CBRE that has provided real estate services in the Columbia, South Carolina, region since 1996.

CONNECTIONS 2015 to focus on expanding high-speed web access

To examine the implications of expanding broadband Internet, Richland County residents have the opportunity to attend CONNECTIONS 2015 on May 13 from 1-5 p.m. at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business at 1014 Greene Street in Columbia.

Honor Capital opens South Carolina’s first Save-a-Lot

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating South Carolina’s first Save-a-Lot Food Store, at 2016 Harden St. in Columbia, May 6 at 9:30 a.m., thanks to efforts on the Columbia Housing Authority’s behalf.

First Reliance Bank shows strong first quarter figures

First Reliance Bank’s holding company announced first-quarter net income of $513,427 on May 5 in Florence, South Carolina, representing a substantial increase over the reported amount for the Jan. 1 to March 31 period in 2014.

AssuredPartners acquires Columbia insurer Greater South Agency

Greater South Agency, a family-owned insurance broker in Columbia known for handling animal agriculture businesses' insurance needs nationwide, said on Saturday that it has been acquired by AssuredPartners, one of the fastest-growing U.S. independent insurance agencies in the nation.

Palmetto Health to use bond issue funds to refinance expansion

Palmetto Health said Saturday it plans to utilize $20 million in bonds issued via the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) to refinance its previous acquisition of land, buildings and other hospital improvements in Richland County.

Palmetto Conservation Foundation uses environmental grant to replace bridge

A new 50-foot fiberglass pedestrian bridge will soon span the Palmetto Trail thanks to a $25,000 grant awarded to the Palmetto Conservation Foundation by Dominion Resources, it was announced in Columbia on Saturday.

AT&T raises the bar to enhance Columbia services

AT&T has implemented a Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to improve reliability, coverage, speed and performance for South Carolina residential and business customers.

Elizabeth Smith Owen becomes York County Gas Authority Board’s newest member

Elizabeth Smith Owen, a partner at Morton & Gettys, has been appointed to a three-year term on the York County Natural Gas Authority Board, following her confirmation by the South Carolina State Senate in April.

South Carolina Super Lawyers 2015 to include 25 McNair Law Firm attorneys

Selection by one’s peers is always an honor, and McNair Law Firm, P.A., is proud to announce that no fewer than 25 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2015.

City Center Partnership to reveal expanded historic district

Columbia’s City Center Partnership plans to announce an expansion of the National Register of Historic Places on Monday at 1 p.m. in front of Michael’s Café & Catering at 1620 Main St.

Two new employees announced by Mashburn Construction

Two new employees, Will Mullendore and Farrell Smith, recently joined Mashburn Construction in South Carolina.

Do-Gooder app Vouch launches at DIG South conference

During the second day of the DIG South Conference in Mount Pleasant, many heads tilted at the idea of funding. How do you get it and where does it come from?

Augusta’s “Clubhouse” lays out blueprint for collaboration at DIG South

When Eric Parker moved from California back to his hometown of Augusta, Ga., five years ago, he decided to take a year off from his architecture business to meditate on his future. What did he do with his newfound free time? He road his bike. Over the course of a year, he lost 20 pounds and gained an idea.

National Small Business Week begins with Columbia, S.C., press conference

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina, will kick off National Small Business Week with a press conference at chamber offices, on May 4 starting at 2 p.m.

Tech startup creates scholarship search engine to help with college payments

Charlotte-based company focuses on private scholarships while protecting student data.

Recruiting Solutions launches Florence, S.C., office

To help area employers find qualified, skilled candidates, Recruiting Solutions announced its newest office, opened in Florence, South Carolina, on April 30, featuring Bear Revels as the newly promoted branch manager and joined by Samantha Watson as staffing coordinator.

New Vistage chair to oversee collaborative advisory board

CEO and Managing Partner of Sagacious Partners Neil McLean has been selected as a chair for Vistage, which assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners, and recently launched a CEO group to serve the greater Columbia, S.C. community.

Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Truth” challenges DIG South Conference in Charleston

Gary Vaynerchuk is the kind of speaker and thought leader that has a culture around him.

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