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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.

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?

Two new employees announced by Mashburn Construction

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Charleston newspaper supports proposed Isle of Palms plastic-bag ban

The Charleston Post and Courier published an editorial on Monday supporting a proposal before the Isle of Palms City Council seeking to ban most single-use plastic bags from island businesses.

South Carolina Realtors alerts members to changes in closing process

Changes are the result of adjustments in federal laws as part of Dodd-Frank Act.

Big changes ahead for Irmo Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Irmo (South Carolina) Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for big changes -- including a new president, a new locale and a new overall image.

Lexington County School District 1 begins working on next year's budget

Lexington County School District 1 administrators presented a proposal for funding the district’s 2015–2016 general fund operating budget Wednesday at a special workshop for the district’s board of trustees. In the workshop, administrators recommended a $228,984,170 general fund operating budget, which is approximately a 3.9 percent increase over the district's current operating budget for 2014–2015.

SCSBIT selects new risk control manager

Tim Hinson named to new position at South Carolina School Boards Insurance Trust

First Citizens Bank announces new regional leaders

Raleigh, North Carolina-based First Citizens Bank this week announced that four of its top executives will be taking on new leadership roles.

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