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Airbnb offers shelter to Hurricane Matthew evacuees

Airbnb recently created a disaster response tool that is designed to allow the organization to provide shelter to Hurricane Matthew evacuees who were required to leave their homes because of the storm.

Department of Commerce receives $333,364 STEP grant

A State Trade Expansion Program grant was awarded to the South Carolina Department of Commerce from the Small Business Administration for $333,364 which is the amount the Department of Commerce sought.

AT&T honors Emanuel A.M.C. victims in 2017 calendar

AT&T's 2017 South Carolina African American History Calendar was unveiled at a celebration this week at the Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia.

ACL Airshop expands and improves international hub stations

ACL Airshop, a leader in services and products dedicated to the worldwide air cargo industry, recently opened four new international hub stations and improved several others.

Duke Energy ready for power outages because of Hurricane Matthew

Duke Energy is prepared to help its customers through power outages due to Hurricane Matthew.

Mitchell joins board at South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Stephen Mitchell, the managing part of the Fisher Phillips law firm in Columbia, recently joined the board of directors of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Capitol Consultants welcomes Harbison to government relations team

Elizabeth Harbison is a new member of Capitol Consultants’ government relations team.

Maxtrix Kids Rooms opens new headquarters, showroom in Mount Pleasant

Maxtrix Kids Rooms, a revolutionary children's furniture system, held its ribbon-cutting and a shopping event for the store’s eager customers in Mount Pleasant on Sept. 30.

South Carolina DOT braces for Hurricane Matthew

In preparation for Hurricane Matthew, the South Carolina Department of Transportation is making sure people are safe on and around movable and high bridges.

Zucker Family School students meet artists and authors

The Zucker Family School of Education has hosted award-winning artists and authors at local schools as part of the organization’s literacy initiative “Authors in Schools.”

Italian manufacturer creates 150 new jobs in Spartanburg County

The South Carolina Department of Commerce is welcoming Italian manufacturer Ritrama's North American headquarters to Moore -- an $85 million investment in a 350,000-square-foot facility.

Zombie 5K and festival to benefit Lowcountry Helping Hands

On Purpose Adventures organizer Ben-Jamin Toy announced the revival of Charleston's zombie race rUNdead, a 5K run and fall festival featuring new attractions and a charitable focus.

City of Charleston announces closings ahead of Hurricane Matthew

From garbage pickup to court proceedings, the City of Charleston announced a number of closings.

It's Official: Gov Haley orders evacuation of Charleston and Beaufort areas

As expected, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered the pre-Hurricane Matthew evacuation of coastal areas in and around Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina.

Citadel psychology professor receives Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Lloyd “Chip” Taylor, a psychology professor at The Citadel, recently gained the 2016-17 Fulbright Canada-Palix Foundation Distinguished Visiting Research Chair for his research on protective variables against bullying among adolescents and children.

Gov. Haley to order evacuation of coastal communities ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley announced she will likely order the evacuation of all South Carolina coastal communities starting tomorrow, October 5, 2016.

Hydraulic fracturing resulted in fewer mortgage defaults, according to Clemson University study

Research by a Clemson University researcher found that mortgages which originated in the regions of Pennsylvania in which hydraulic fracturing (also known as "fracking") occurs, had a mortgage default rate 58 percent lower than the state average.

Duke Energy donates to improve childhood education

Duke Energy and DonorsChoose.org recently partnered to assist teachers in creating projects that will improve childhood literacy and interest in technology and science in South Carolina.

Two local hospitals cited for excellence in trauma care

The Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee of Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), awarded national trauma verifications to Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

South Carolina Chamber 2016-17 Board of Directors announced

The newly elected Executive Committee and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2016-17 have been announced and will become effective today, Oct. 1.

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