Community Growth

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

November 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Cannon
Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300...

ETV Carolinas: Behind the Scenes of Riverwalk / UCI BMX World Cup

October 13, 2016 - Posted in ETV Regionals by K. Cannon
Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Members of the ETV crew went to Riverwalk Carolinas , a riverfront community located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In shooting a story about the community as a whole, the ETV crew visited the Pump House Restaurant , the Piedmont Medical Center Trail, the Canoe and Kayak...

VIDEO | Saying "I Do" to Business Opportunities

August 31, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Wedding Bouquet

Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and we find ourselves working a job that we never expected. Caleb and Heather were both presented with problems that they felt needed to be solved. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix things, they decided to take care of it...

PODCAST | Bringing the Tech and Entrepreneurship Community into the Future

August 26, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Greg, Heather, and Robert, who were interviewed for the podcast.

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

August 11, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. 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...

Second Annual Connected Communities Grants Fund Seven Local Charities

July 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Sculpture in front of Columbia Museum of Art

What makes people love the place they live in? What draws people to a place and makes them want to stay there? The Central Carolina Community Foundation announced that seven Midlands charities will launch innovative projects hoping to answer these questions and ultimately...

Costco is Coming to Town

July 5, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Construction on Columbia's Costco

Watch out Sam’s, competition is coming soon! According to The State , a Costco Wholesale Warehouse is set to open this summer on Piney Grove Road. The presence of the bulk-purchase business has long been in demand by Columbia residents, but the city has trailed behind...

EPA To Help Columbia To Develop Sustainable Design Strategies

June 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
The Mills at Granby and Olympia

The Capital City Mill District is finally gearing up for a much-needed facelift. The city has been meeting with residents of the area to gain insight as to what needs to change. According to WIS-TV , there has not been a plan for the neighborhood since the 1980s. Some...

VIDEO | The SAVVY Musician in Action Teaches Business to Artists

June 23, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Musicians singing at SAVVY

The arts and business tend to not intersect, especially in education. However, USC professor Dr. David Cutler is working hard to change that. For the past few years Cutler has directed a six-day workshop called The SAVVY Musician in Action, which helps artists from across...

Columbia Nearly Fails in Small Business Friendliness According to Recent Survey

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Columbia Skyline

Something is making small business owners and entrepreneurs unhappy with how things are run in the city of Columbia. Just a year ago, Thumbtack —a website dedicated to helping people hire professionals for a variety of projects—conducted the Small Business Friendliness...

VIDEO | How Columbia has Changed over the Past Decade

June 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. 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 A. 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...

Columbia Museum of Art Recognized at the White House

June 1, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Entrance to Columbia Museum of Art

Hard work and dedication truly do pay off. Eighteen years ago, the Columbia Museum of Art opened its doors at its current Main Street location. The move from its original site on Bull and Senate Streets was the beginning of Columbia’s revitalization of its downtown. The...

Facial Hair Club Raises Money for a Good Cause

March 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by T. Safdi
Midlands Whisker Society

It’s not just a monthly fad of “no-shave November” anymore. According to Jerimi Miller, President of the Midlands Whisker Society, the acceptability of facial hair in society today is here, and it’s here to stay for a while. The Midlands Whisker Society is a social club...

First Food Truck Court to Open in Columbia

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Owners of The Belgian Waffle Truck standing in front of their food truck.

The food truck trend, a phenomenon in big cities all across the United States, starts to catch on in Columbia, South Carolina. Meeting Street in West Columbia is about to receive a new food truck court, the Hemi Food Truck Court , on March 14. Several local food trucks,...

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