July 2020 Features

  • Greenville Chamber Calls on Local Governments to Enact Mask Ordinances

    July 31, 2020

    The Greenville Chamber believes that healthier citizens make for a more robust economic recovery. Yesterday, Governor McMaster called on local governments to enact mask ordinances to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Chamber endorses that call and asks Greenville County Council and our municipalities to take swift action.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster Takes Additional Action to Slow Virus Spread

    July 31, 2020

    Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments that attract groups of people are now mandatory. The governor’s Executive Order establishing these new measures will go into effect Monday, August 3.

  • S.C. Sees Unemployment Claims Decline

    July 31, 2020

    For claim week ending July 25, 2020, the number of South Carolinians who filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance benefits is 12,194, a decrease of 2,152 initial claims from the week prior. This brings the initial claims total to 697,619 received since mid-March.

  • Survey: CEOs See Less Globalization, More Flexible Workforces, Broadened Corporate Missions in COVID-19’s Aftermath

    July 31, 2020

    According to a new global survey, CEOs and C-Suite executives think COVID-19’s fallout will result in leaner and more agile companies. Businesses will likely emerge from this pandemic using more contract workers and fewer permanent staff, and business travel will be reduced in favor of more videoconferencing.

  • S.C. Arts Commission Grants to Provide $4.1M in Statewide Support

    July 30, 2020

    The South Carolina Arts Commission is announcing grants totaling $4.1 million awarded in at least 41 South Carolina counties to support arts and culture work in the new fiscal year.

  • Corsica Technologies: What Is Digital Transformation?

    July 29, 2020

    Digital transformation refers to the process of transforming business operations using digital technology. Digital Transformation is about changing the way a business interacts internally and with its customers and creating a process that ensures a consistent experience in a more efficient way. Digitizing business isn’t the same as digitally transforming a business. Moving a process or an activity from paper to a computer only changes the means of doing the task.

  • Cambria Hotels Expands South Carolina Footprint With Greenville Opening

    July 28, 2020

    Cambria Hotels, an upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc.,continues its rapid growth across the country with the opening of the Cambria Hotel Greenville. The four-story, 126-room hotel, which is the brand's fifth property in the Palmetto State, is ready to welcome guests who are getting back on the road.

  • South Carolina: Success Through Leading Logistics

    July 28, 2020

    "We're all working together. That's the secret." Those words by legendary American entrepreneur and retail mogul Sam Walton describe South Carolina's collaborative approach to maintaining our logistics network.

  • Pique Postponed Until 2021; Will Hold Free Virtual Events Leading Up to It

    July 27, 2020

    Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Ten at the Top (TATT) will not hold Pique, its signature young professional event, in 2020, but will plan to hold the event in 2021. In the months leading up to the in-person event, a series of free virtual events will be held for young professionals.

  • Launch of InnoVision Forum Series and July 28th InnoVision Webinar Featuring Contec Inc: Pandemic Pivot

    July 27, 2020

    InnoVision Awards, a South Carolina-based organization that has focused on recognizing innovative SC companies for more than 20 years, is launching a summer webinar series called “Leading Beyond The Crisis.” The series will focus on companies and organizations that have pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Corsica Technologies - Business Continuity: More than Back Ups

    July 27, 2020

    Business Continuity for many organizations ends with the implementation of one solution – a system backup. There are many types of system backups including file-based or imaged based, onsite, or offsite, daily or hourly. And system backups are a major factor in the success of a business’s recovery, but it is not the only component.

  • The Greenery Expands to Serve the Greenville/Spartanburg Market

    July 24, 2020

    The Greenery, Inc. announced its newest commercial operation in Greenville, SC. This expansion will allow The Greenery to provide clients in South Carolina’s Upstate with the same extraordinary level of commercial landscape services that businesses, municipalities and POAs in other parts of the state have enjoyed for decades.

  • UofSC Charts Course to Increase Diversity, Expand Research and Teaching Prowess

    July 24, 2020

    University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen unveiled a comprehensive new plan Thursday to firmly establish the school as one of the nation’s preeminent flagship institutions, serving the residents of the state while building its stature as a research and economic powerhouse.

  • Habitat for Humanity is Masking a Difference across South Carolina

    July 23, 2020

    As the coronavirus continues to impact the Palmetto State, South Carolina Association of Habitat for Humanity announces a statewide effort to ensure nonprofits have the resources needed to safely serve communities during the pandemic. Masking a Difference is a one-day collaboration which will distribute 175,000 masks and 2,800 gallons of hand sanitizer among nonprofit organizations and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) partners at 17 Habitat locations throughout SC.

  • BMW Charity Pro-Am Raises More Than $118,000 for Upstate Charities for 2020

    July 22, 2020

    South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI) announced that despite the cancellation of this year’s tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation raised a total of $118,152 for Upstate charities.

  • Anderson University Announces Creation of All-New College of Engineering

    July 21, 2020

    Anderson University is launching a College of Engineering that will offer programs in electrical and mechanical engineering beginning with the fall, 2021 semester.

  • New Survey Shows What SC Consumers Think About Coronavirus Issues

    July 21, 2020

    More than 70 percent of consumers in South Carolina indicate they are OK with following the rules and doing what’s necessary to slow the coronavirus’ spread, according to a survey by integrated marketing communications agency Chernoff Newman.

  • June South Carolina Housing Market Busy for Buyers

    July 20, 2020

    South Carolina REALTORS (SCR) released its June 2020 market data. While the statewide reports reflect continued constrained seller activity, buyers are increasingly active.

  • Greenville County Adds New Business Park, Predicts Brighter Days Are Ahead

    July 17, 2020

    The GADC predicted an improving economic outlook from COVID's impact, accented by the addition of Fox Hill Business Park in Fountain Inn — the County’s first major Class A business and industrial park in nearly 20 years – at its June 16th “2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.”

  • SC Ports Remains Resilient at Start of FY21

    July 17, 2020

    S.C. Ports Authority finished fiscal year 2020 with relatively steady volumes compared to fiscal year 2019 despite impacts from the global pandemic.

  • Corsica Technologies: Improving Business Efficiency Post COVID-19

    July 17, 2020

    While businesses are relieved knowing they may be able to open soon, they are challenged with how to do so safely and efficiently. Since many companies were forced to shut down operations for six+ weeks, they are looking to create efficiencies to help them thrive post quarantine. While we do not have all of the answers, we do have some suggestions on ways to improve business efficiencies in your organization and gain a competitive edge in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

  • SC Chamber Announces 2020 Best Places To Work In South Carolina

    July 16, 2020

    The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced the 2020 Best Places To Work in South Carolina. To identify the state’s top-notch employers, the SC Chamber partnered with the publishers of SCBIZ and the Best Companies Group for the 15th consecutive year to conduct the state’s most thorough, comprehensive selection process.

  • Greenville Chamber, Community Partners, to Distribute 40,000+ Masks to Small Business Community

    July 15, 2020

    The Greenville Chamber, along with several community partners, distributed 10,000 masks to small businesses, and plans to distribute more than 30,000 more.

  • 4-H Program Helps Keep Pinckney’s Legacy of Leadership Alive

    July 15, 2020

    The S.C. 4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference hosted its first virtual Leadership Roundup last month and will hold another session of workshops July 14-16, aimed at providing a platform for students nationwide to gather and learn how they could continue to lead amidst the current challenges the country faces.

  • Elected Officials, State Epidemiologist Speak on SC's Path Forward from Pandemic Thursday in Free Public Forum

    July 14, 2020

    Three of South Carolina’s leading elected officials will be joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell July 16 at 10 a.m. for a free webinar discussion about South Carolina’s path forward as the Palmetto State and America seek to weather the storm of COVID-19. Their comments will focus on avenues to help South Carolina escape the grip of the pandemic and rebound from its health, social and economic impact.