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YMCA of Columbia to open new downtown location

The YMCA of Columbia has announced plans to open a new downtown location at the corner of Bull St. and Hampton St. in the spring of 2016.

Boeing recieves Eco-Company of Year honors

Company recognized for "ever-more fuel and emissions-efficient aircraft

Deal settles hundreds of cases against tobacco firms

Motley Rice, LLC, along with co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, and the Wilner Firm, P.A., have reached a $100 million aggregate settlement with Lorillard Tobacco Company, Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, for approximately 400 personal-injury and wrongful-death tobacco cases pending in Florida federal district court.

S.C. job fairs for veterans to be held this month

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) released details on Thursday for two upcoming veterans job and resource fairs on March 9 and March 25.

Bill aims to boost entry into apprenticeship programs

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Leveraging and Energizing America’s Apprenticeship Programs (LEAP) Act (S. 574) on Thursday to increase the number of registered U.S. apprenticeships.

Coastal governors seek federal plan for sharing offshore revenue

Seven governors from coastal states recently agreed to seek consolidated federal legislation establishing a multi-state plan for sharing revenue from federal offshore energy development.

S.C. officials help lead national probe into Anthem breach

The South Carolina Department of Insurance is contributing to the security-breach investigation by Anthem Insurance Co. after the firm said in late January that it had been the victim of a cyberattack in which the personal data of more than 80 million policyholders had been compromised.

Engenius named Greenville's Small Business of the Month

The web and marketing design firm Engenius recently was selected by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce as the city’s Small Business of the Month. Engenius received the award at the chamber’s monthly board meeting in recognition of the company’s rapid growth and active involvement in the Greenville community

Registration is being accepted for ManuFest 2015

Registration is now being accepted for ManuFest 2015, a free career fair for local high school students who are considering careers with local manufacturers.Open to students, parents and teachers, this year's event will be held on Saturday, March 28, at Souderton High School in Souderton, Pennsylvania.

USDA to hold workshop in Aiken on REAP grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division will hold a workshop in Aiken, S.C., on Thursday to discuss the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Venus Group to establish facility, create 25 jobs, in Fort Lawn

Venus Group -- a textile manufacturer specializing in linens, aprons, uniforms, towels and health care items -- is investing $2.5 million to open a facility in Fort Lawn, S.C., the South Carolina Department of Commerce said Wednesday.

Conway hospital to buy equipment with JEDA funds

The Conway Medical Center (CMC) will use $20 million from a South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) Series 2014 revenue note to buy new medical equipment and information technology, JEDA said this week.

Abbeville councilmember graduates from Municipal Elected Officials Institute

Abbeville Councilman Joshua Baughman graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government

Union County works on beautification plan

The Union County Development Board said this week that a committee of community advocates is looking to partner with Union County, the City of Union and other local groups to beautify downtown.

$22 million in tax credits going to development projects

Greenville New Markets Opportunity II (GNMO II) announced on Feb. 17 that $22 million worth of New Markets Tax Credits will be used to supplement development projects in three South Carolina counties.

3S International Corporation establishing first U.S. operations

?The South Carolina Department of Commerce on Feb. 18 announced that 3S International Corporation, a strategic sourcing and manufacturing company, is launching its first U.S. operations in Laurens County.

Scott endorses Paul-McConnell measure to protect individual rights of workers

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced his support and co-sponsorship of the “National Right to Work Act,” new legislation crafted by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

South Carolina Innovation Challenge doles out $2.6 million in grants

The South Carolina Department of Commerce recently awarded $2.6 million in innovation challenge grants to 19 organizations throughout the state. The funds are intended to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation and technology-based economic development that will improve the economy.

SC Chamber supports license fees for small businesses

The Small Business Council of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has further clarified the complex business licensing system in South Carolina. Unfortunately, the fee for attaining those business licenses may cost more than any profit that a small, rural business may gain in the area. “We actually have nine current licenses right now to work in those municipalities,” Tia Williams, owner of a water and fire mitigation company called SERVPRO in Lexington County, said.

South Carolina Bankers Association awards record 39 scholarships

The South Carolina Bankers Association awarded a record 39 scholarships to the children of SCBA member banks, disbursing a total of $39,000 in 2014, in alliance with the association’s long standing commitment to higher education.

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