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City Roots: Columbia's In-Town Farm

August 19, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Plants in the greenhouse at City Roots

City Roots is an in-town sustainable 2.75 acre farm in the city of Columbia. This urban farm not only grows fresh, organic food for the community but it's also grown roots in the hearts of the people they serve.

VIDEO | Performing Artists Get a Jump-Start at Midlands Tech's Performance Incubator

August 11, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Performer at the Harbison Theater at Midlands Tech

It is tough for performing artists to make a living pursuing their passion. Despite our community valuing the arts, those who pursue a career in the arts are constantly struggling to get their work off the ground. This is where Midlands Technical College steps in. The...

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter? Research shows that...

Made in SC: Mercedes Benz Vans

July 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
ground breaking

This week, in North Charleston, Mercedes Benz Vans broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Sprinter vans and is an expansion to an existing assembly site. The company is expected to invest $500 million and create 1,300 jobs in South...

Q&A | Learn to Love Engineering with RumbleLab

July 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Moultrie Ball, founder of Rumble Lab

School can be boring. Summer can be boring, too. Honestly, kids find a lot of things “boring.” Moultrie Ball experienced this in his own childhood, and now he combats the boredom in other children by teaching them important science and engineering concepts through his...

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

June 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Film Industry in South Carolina

Thanks to legislation by South Carolina lawmakers, the state’s film industry is growing. On a recent podcast , director of the South Carolina Film Commission Tom Clark talked about the growth. Recently, South Carolina legislators passed a law making what was originally...

South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by William Richardson
SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the...

VIDEO | How Columbia has Changed over the Past Decade

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Main Street in Columbia facing the State House

Columbia is one of only five American cities that is home to both the state capital and the state university. Toss in a pinch of Southern charm (and cuisine), plus the nation’s largest U.S. Army training facility in nearby Fort Jackson, and you have a lively stew of ideas,...

Q&A | Making Columbia a Hub for Innovation

June 9, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Panelists discussing questions

What draws people to a city? What makes people stay? What really makes a city a great place to be? These questions and others were discussed in the recently renovated City Hall in downtown Columbia on the night of June 8 as a way to bring together the arts, business and...

PODCAST | Following Up with Fund My Pro

June 7, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Fund My Pro t-shirt

In August 2015, we met up with former NFL player Corey Jackson to learn about his newly started company, FundMyPro. This company connects fans with their favorite athletes, and it allows them to collaborate to positively impact communities in need. Corey founded the company...

Wells Fargo Visits W.F. Sandel Elementary to Teach Children to Save

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
children learn about saving in classroom

On May 12, 2016, Wells Fargo Team Members visited W.F. Sandel Elementary in Columbia, S.C., as part of the bank’s Teach Children to Save Campaign. Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA). Bank volunteers speak with...

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Sydney Hankinson
Bridge

Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being...

Q&A | A Conversation with Joe and Jessica Kastner, Owners of Local Ice Cream Store

May 20, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Front of ice cream store

We got in touch with Sweet Cream Company owners, Joe and Jessica Kastner, to tell us a little more about their boutique ice cream shop located on Columbia's historic Main Street and how they developed their business. Q: What makes you so unique? A: We make a lot of...

Sustainability at The Biltmore Estate

May 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
The Biltmore

When George Vanderbilt envisioned his grand estate in Asheville, N.C. in the late 1800s, his goal was for it to be a self-sustaining property. Today, still family owned, the Biltmore continues to honor his vision throughout the 8,000-acre estate in many ways.

Program Incentivizes the Reuse of Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

May 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Vacant building

A new program offered by Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc. is up and running in the city of Columbia. The program provides property owners or tenants grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse the cost for renovating vacant and abandoned buildings within the City of Columbia and...

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