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Charleston area spotlights HIV/AIDS awareness for World AIDS Day

From a candle light vigil and walk-in testing service to quilt displays and documentaries, Charleston is gearing up for the Dec. 1 World AIDS Day locally by publicizing education efforts and planning related preparatory events.

Ogletree Deakins gains sixth successive top law firm ranking

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. of Greenville (Ogletree Deakins) recently revealed its sixth consecutive “Law Firm of the Year” designation in 2017’s edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers collaborative “Best Law Firms” ratings.

Charleston sees record high industrial, office pricing

Significant growth in all sectors marked the third quarter for the Charleston area’s office and industrial commercial real estate market, according to the Los Angeles-based nationwide real estate services and investment firm CBRE Research.

Fisher Phillips' Columbia office gains Tier 1 U.S. News ranking

Excellence in the practice of labor law and employment litigation has propelled the Columbia branch of South Carolina’s Fisher Phillips towards continued professional recognition in the form of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ ratings for 2017.

Charleston mayor: Half cent sales tax for infrastructure will 'allow us to control our own destiny'

Charleston County needs to step up to the plate to provide funding for local roads and infrastructure, Charleston’s mayor said as he and other civic leaders made a late pitch urging support for the half cent sales tax referendum facing Charleston County voters on Tuesday.

Charleston’s Barnwell Whaley ranks among U.S. News’ ‘best law firms’

For the seventh consecutive year, South Carolina’s Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC has attained the status of U.S. News’ Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 10 practice categories for 2017.

Charleston poised to prosper with Panama Canal expansion

Produce from Panama may proliferate via Charleston once the Panama Canal’s planned expansion is complete, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce predicted recently as it picked up on shifting trade trends in the Western Hemisphere.

eviCore health care expands existing Lowcountry headquarters

Expressing pride in its affiliation with South Carolina’s Lowcountry, eviCore health care officials plans to expand its IT firm's base in Beaufort County, adding 35 positions and generating over $1.6 million in capital.

Palmetto Health notes November is American Diabetes Month

Observing American Diabetes Month, the Midlands’ Palmetto Health system will sponsor free educational diabetes seminars in Columbia on two Thursdays during the month of November at the Palmetto Health Baptist building at 1501 Sumter St. 

The Cassina Group engages new agents Buxton, Pedro in Mount Pleasant

Reaching its 10th anniversary and included among Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies for the third successive year, The Cassina Group also recently added full-time agents Kristie Buxton and Kris Pedro to its Mount Pleasant team.

Trump wins the presidency, Scott re-elected, SC road initiatives cruise to victory

Donald Trump defied expectations to defeat Hillary Clinton; U.S. Senator Tim Scott easily won re-election; South Carolina voters approved several local ballot initiatives to fund roads and infrastructure.

Good week for McMaster ... not so much for Graham?

Trump's win likely has South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster smiling, while U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a frequent Trump foe, is probably feeling much differently.

Charleston County leaders welcome infrastructure investment, but call for transparency

Political and business leaders in Charleston County have welcomed the vote in favor of a half-cent sales tax rise.

Citadel War Memorial to honor fallen alumni

With alumni having served their nation for nearly 175 years, The Citadel announced that its Class of 1967 has funded a $1 million project, The Citadel War Memorial at a Charleston groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 4.

Environmental groups from the Carolinas host conference

The South Carolina Department of Commerce recently partnered with the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service to host a two-day conference in Rock Hill featuring the South Carolina Carpet Recovery Coalition and the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council meetings.

One quarter of SC consumers primarily get news via social media; only 14 percent from local newspapers

Almost one quarter (24.6 percent) of South Carolina consumers primarily receive their news via social media, and only 14.1 percent said they get their news primarily from a local print newspaper, according to a statewide survey conducted for Palmetto Business Daily by Google Consumer Surveys.

U.S. Chamber Election Day survey finds strong support for lawsuit reform among Trump voters

Lawyers benefit most from lawsuits, while victims and consumers are least likely to benefit, an Election Day survey suggests.

Greenville’s Complete Public Relations scoops two Palmetto Awards

Greenville PR firm Complete Public Relations recently won a pair of prestigious Palmetto Awards honoring a three-year infrastructure communications campaign that kept motorists and the media up to date on major South Carolina roadway projects.

Vending Association boosts One SC Fund after hurricane

Behind machines bearing bags of chips and customary cans of carbonated beverages is the South Carolina Vending Association of Columbia, which recently donated $5,000 to the One SC Fund for statewide post-hurricane relief efforts.

Chamber outlines tax reform plan in letter to Tax Policy Review Committee

In a recent letter to the South Carolina House Tax Policy Review Committee, Ted Pitts, the president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, outlined the Chamber’s tax reform plan.

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