October 13, 2017
As the response to Hurricane Maria continues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AT&T is utilizing South Carolina and Georgia resources in its recovery efforts.
October 09, 2017
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce celebrated the winners of the S.C. Manufacturing Employee of the Year Awards with an awards luncheon and panel discussion regarding the future of manufacturing in South Carolina.
October 06, 2017
South Carolina ranks 17th in an annual listing that focuses on aerospace manufacturing, and experts from around the Palmetto State believe it is “punching above its weight” when it comes to competing for business.
Small And Mid-Size Business Leaders Curb Their Enthusiasm Somewhat, But Remain Optimistic About U.S. Economy
October 05, 2017
The share of respondents who described their outlook for the U.S. economy as strongly optimistic dropped from 40 percent to 29 percent, balanced by those with a moderately optimistic outlook rising from 48 percent to 58 percent. Just 12 percent of business owners and leaders expressed pessimism, up slightly from an all-time low of 9 percent in the spring.
These Questions Carry Life or Death Consequences: Important Things Intelligence Analysts Know about Thinking
October 02, 2017
Members of the intelligence community are obsessed with critical thinking because their assessments have real-life consequences. Analysts are pondering such critical issues as North Korea and Iran’s intentions with their respective nuclear programs, China’s strategy in the South China Sea, and the likelihood of U.S. military success in Afghanistan.
September 28, 2017
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, professionals who influence hiring decisions within their company or agency will gather on October 10, 2017 for a workshop on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and how to effectively recruit from this untapped workforce.
Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers
September 27, 2017
Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.
September 26, 2017
“Fall is a traditionally strong season for the Port, and we look for year-over-year volumes to increase in September and October compared to moderate growth in August,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.
September 25, 2017
Deans of education programs at six colleges, including The Citadel, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, University of South Carolina and Winthrop University recently released a joint public statement urging action to counter the teacher shortage occurring across the state.
September 22, 2017
SCE&G was recognized by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance for leadership and success in developing solar energy programs. The SCCEBA presented its 2017 Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award to SCE&G representatives at the S.C. Clean Energy Summit in Columbia.
September 21, 2017
What an exciting moment it was in South Carolina when a total solar eclipse darkened the skies for a few minutes. For this rare celestial event, we hosted people from multiple states and countries , enjoyed round-the-clock media coverage and engaged in social chatter, including an Instagram challenge between Gov. Henry McMaster and Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon.
September 20, 2017
A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.
September 14, 2017
Along with flooding, high winds have caused downed trees which have led to power outages throughout the Carolinas. We encourage storm victims to avoid cleaning and repair scams by working with their insurance company directly and as soon as possible.
September 13, 2017
Boosted by a growing reputation for academic excellence and research prowess, the University of South Carolina climbed several spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s undergraduate rankings publication released this week, now ranking 46th among all public institutions, and 25th among state flagships.
September 12, 2017
According to the National Hurricane Center, much of Georgia, South Carolina, and western North Carolina can expect three to eight inches of rain accumulation. Southern Tennessee and eastern Alabama can expect up to five inches.
September 11, 2017
Shelters are generally the place of last resort. Individuals and families are encouraged to have emergency plans in place. These plans should include relatives or friends with whom you can stay or locations to which you will travel.
September 08, 2017
With the threat of Hurricane Irma impacting the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid flood damage. Approximately 57 percent of Carolinians have auto insurance policies that don’t cover flood damage.
September 06, 2017
The new manufacturing property tax exemption will provide a welcome reduction in a manufacturers property tax liability for all property that is not subject to a negotiated fee-in-lieu of tax (a FILOT).
September 05, 2017
Time and time again we see managers make the same mistake. In an effort to get quick results, they focus heavily on their A-players. However, if teams want to create a winning streak, they need to think differently. In order for your team to get powerful results, be resistant to burnout and resistant to high turnover, focus on your B- players.
August 31, 2017
As South Carolina’s aerospace industry continues to grow, the state’s workforce will need to keep pace, said speakers and attendees at an industry gathering this week in Columbia. Workforce development was among the main topics at the South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo. The industry now accounts for 55,000 workers in the Palmetto State, with 5,400 new jobs announced since 2011.
August 30, 2017
We sat down with Kelly Callahan Cruise, President and CEO of the United Way Association of South Carolina, to learn about her work supporting 24 local member United Ways throughout the state. During our one-on-one, Cruise provides insights into her focus on SC 2-1-1 for the past decade, and how they are leveraging technology and a new phone app to provide additional avenues for people in need of assistance, to connect with services in their communities.
August 28, 2017
Members of academia, the business community and government from around the Palmetto State will focus attention on the burgeoning aerospace industry this week during the South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo.
August 25, 2017
IT-oLogy and the South Carolina Department of Education are pleased to announce the Innovation Challenge, a new statewide competition for students in grades 3-12. The purpose of the Challenge is to create projects using technology to solve, or bring awareness to a problem in the community.
August 24, 2017
This year’s TOP 25 highest ranking companies will be honored at a statewide luncheon to be held October 17th in Columbia, SC. Rankings from 1-25 will be announced at the event.
Inside 5 New Energy Positive Schools: Insights from CEO Robert W. Ferris and Firstfloor Energy Positive
August 22, 2017
We sat down with Robert (Robbie) W. Ferris, co-founder and CEO of Firstfloor, Inc. and its sister company, Firstfloor Energy Positive. Established to serve communities throughout South Carolina, the company’s core focus is providing turnkey development solutions for educational institutions, with a strong focus on energy positive construction and operations.