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Duke Energy moves Callahan and Ghartey-Tagoe to new roles

Duke Energy is having a change in executive leadership with Michael Callahan, vice president of investor relations to succeed Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe as South Carolina state president.

Hootie & The Blowfish back from hiatus, Myrtle Beach sponsors concert tour

Darius, Mark, Dean and Soni, better known as Hootie & The Blowfish, is having a comeback tour sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Golf Tourism Solutions and the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Greater Columbia Region honored at the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit

The Association of Defense Communities held its 2019 Defense Communities National Summit at Washington last month, and recognized the Greater Columbia Region among five communities named 2019’s Great American Defense Communities.

El Thrifty Social Club relaunches with new menu items

El Thrifty Social Club has organized a Summer Launch Party to relaunch the bar with the addition of its new menu items, with the Greenville Chamber gracing the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

Two surveys indicate strong support for I-73 in Horry County

Two recent polls showed there was strong support for having the I-73 in Horry County.

Greenville Chamber spotlights Leadership Development and Economic Development intern Kritika Ravichandler

Greenville Chamber introduces its team members through their Meet The Team blog. One of the members who has been given the spotlight was Kritika Ravichandler

Columbia Chamber chooses Karen’s Mobile Kitchen & Catering as June’s Partner of the Month

Karen’s Mobile Kitchen & Catering has been named by Columbia Chamber as June’s Partner of the Month

Women’s Chamber calls for comment on proposal on certifications

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is preparing a comprehensive review of a Small Business Administration proposal and will be notifying its members and women-owned organizations about its opinion of the best comments to submit.

Analysis: Dorchester County posts 17th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 291 properties in Dorchester County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 17th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Port growth means big changes for little St. George

As the Port of Charleston continues to grow, its economic benefits continue to spread into the surrounding area as companies seek to move their goods in and out of the port.

Songs of America Book Tour set for June 11 at Gaillard Center

Catch Grammy Award-winning Tim McGraw and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham on June 11 at the Gaillard Center for their book tour.

Analysis: Columbia area posts 4th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 372 properties in the Columbia area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the fourth highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: South Carolina posts 6th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 543 properties in South Carolina started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the sixth highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Traffic congestion could cause workers to seek work closer to home

GEL Group, Inc. did a survey of its approximately 200 Charleston-based employees to see how much of a commute they had for work.

Greater Columbia Region awarded as 2019 Great American Defense Community

The Columbia Chamber has announced the recognition of the Greater Columbia Region as one of five communities named as a 2019 Great American Defense Community.

Parmalee to give free performance at the Greer Family Fest on May 4

Parmalee will be performing at the 35th Annual Greer Family Festival, on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Greer City Park, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Growing employment of women in tech fields seen as strengthening South Carolina's competitiveness

A recent report from Cyberstates found that South Carolina’s tech sector ranks sixth nationally in terms of the number of women employed.

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