Business

Q&A | A Conversation with the 52inc Team, Startup

May 26, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
52inc Team, Startup

52Inc is an app-development company based in Columbia, S.C. Their focus is quality custom apps on a deadline. Carolina Money contacted co-founders Brendan Lee and Christopher Thibault to find out more about what 52Inc has to offer to businesses in the Richland and Lexington...

Former "Shark Tank" Contestant is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie with Beaux Up

May 21, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Owner of Beaux Up looking at the camera wearing a bow tie

Jake Johnson is an eleventh grader at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C., but he has been involved in business from a much earlier age. At age 8, he and his sisters came up with the idea for Flipoutz, a silicone bracelet that holds coins that kids can trade and...

Q&A | Nelson Lindsay Talks International Growth in Richland County

May 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Nelson Lindsay

As Richland County continues to thrive and develop as a hub for innovations in science, technology, education, and research, recruiting international business to the County—and to South Carolina as a whole—continues to be a top priority for state and city leaders. Nelson...

Karen Ayala Shares Lessons Learned as Owner of Local Business, Moda y Arte

May 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ayala customizing shorts

Karen Ayala loves thinking of new ways of doing something. Originally from Miami, Ayala has been living in Lexington, S.C., for 13 years. She started her business, Moda y Arte , in 2012, while selling handmade and reworked jeans shorts. “I had a pair of shorts that no...

Q&A | Liza Hall, Community Banking Area President of the Midlands, S.C., Wells Fargo

May 12, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Liza Hall,  Community Banking Area President of the Midlands, SC, Wells Fargo

As Carolina Money previously reported , Wells Fargo recently named Kathy Heffley as regional president for South Carolina and Liza Hall as the community banking area president in the Midlands. Both women began their careers as tellers, Heffley at Wells Fargo, Hall at a bank...

Meet Mike Meyers, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Start-up, Tradeversity

May 6, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Mike Meyers looking at the camera

“Leadership isn’t something where you go out and say, ‘I am a leader.’ It’s who you are on a daily basis and how you handle yourself.” The University of South Carolina alumnus, Mike Meyers, certainly has a lot to share about his experience running his startup company...

Q&A | Randall Scott, Personal Finance Teacher, Lexington Technology Center

April 30, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Randall Scott

The Lexington Technology Center in Lexington, S.C. functions as a career and technology learning resource for all of Lexington School District One high school students. There students can learn real-world skills and receive training from Law Enforcement to Marketing...

Q&A | Kathy Heffley, Regional President for South Carolina, Wells Fargo

April 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Kathy Heffley, Regional President for South Carolina, Wells Fargo

As Carolina Money previously reported , Wells Fargo recently named Kathy Heffley regional president for South Carolina and Liza Hall as the community banking area president in the Midlands. Both women began their careers as tellers, Heffley at Wells Fargo, and Hall at a...

Q&A | Robert Hal Turner, Turner Telecom Holdings Group, LLC

March 12, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Robert Hal Turner, Turner Telecom Holdings Group, LLC

Robert Hal Turner, a native of Lexington, is the founder of Turner Telecom Holdings Group, LLC, an executive management and board consultancy that cultivates and grows “all stage” global technology, software, and communications companies. Launching his career at AT&T,...

BMW Invests $1 Billion Dollars in South Carolina

April 1, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
BMW

Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, introduces the new X4. BMW recently announced a one billion dollar investment to the manufacturing plant in the upstate, making it the largest plant in their network. Beginning now, they are making the...

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall

March 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Haley

South Carolina’s newly released unemployment numbers hit a six year low last month, falling from 6.4% in January to 5.7% in February. According to the Columbia Business Report , "South Carolina led the nation in recording the largest one-month drop in the seasonally...

Making Salt From the Ocean

March 19, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Salt

Teresa and Rustin Gooden started cultivating salt from Bulls Bay several years ago. Now their product is being used in some of the better known Charleston restaurants and can be bought in specialty stores throughout our state. What makes salt from the ocean different from...

Local Happiness Fundraiser is All South Carolina

March 10, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Local Happiness

Ken Carey, founder of Local Happiness , was tired of selling the same old products for his children’s fundraiser, and decided to do something about it. Local Happiness works with schools, sports team, and various different organizations to raise funds selling only local...

Silicon Harbor Growing with Technology Boom

February 3, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Charleston

Charleston is known around the world for its history and beauty. Recently, however, Charleston has landed on the map again as being ranked in the top 10 fastest growing cities for software and Internet technology. Charleston's Digital Corridor continues to expand its...

More South Carolina Female Farmers Cropping Up

January 7, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Farmer

Kerry Frazier grew up on her family’s farm in Bishopville, SC. Like any child she enjoyed the open spaces, but after high school she swore to never return to her hometown or to live on the farm. Tragedy stuck last year when Frazier lost her brother in a farming accident...

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