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Q&A| A Conversation With Andrew Askins, CEO of Krit

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Krit Team

Krit is a team of developers and designers who work together to help freelancers to work with clients. The team is working to develop software tools that freelancers can use so that they can spend more time doing their jobs and less time focusing on other details. Carolina Money spoke with CEO Andrew Askins to find out more about the company.

Q: What inspired the creation of Krit?

A: We’re freelance designers...

Charleston Meets in the Middle

From: Palmetto Scene

Katie Geer

Charleston

On Sunday evening, after a prayer service outside Mother Emmanuel A.M.E. Church, people gathered at each end of the famous Charleston bridge. Walking together in unity, marchers met in the middle of the bridge, to hold hands and remember the nine who lost their lives in the church shooting that happened during a Bible study meeting on Wednesday, June 17.

The walk and hand-holding, meant to symbolize that the city and its many diverse...

Emanuel A.M.E. Church Offers First Service After the Tragedy

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Church

On Sunday, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston offered its first service after the tragedy occurred last Wednesday night, in which nine people were shot dead inside the historical church.

The church returned to a house of worship on Sunday, as hundreds of people gathered together to pray, sing hymns and remember the church members who were shot during the shocking mass killing that was classified as a hate crime according to NBC...

Website Linked with Charleston Shooting Suspect is Being Investigated

From: Palmetto Scene

V. Ortiz

Police

A website discovered on Saturday that contains photographs of Dylann Roof and a racist manifesto is being investigated, since it could be potentially linked to the man charged with the crime.

According to The New York Times , the website contains a close look at Roof’s thinking. The site shows a gallery of 60 photographs in which Mr. Roof appears in most of them. The photos show Roof posing with a pistol, waving the...

Historic Churches in Charleston Will Ring Bells in Unity on Sunday

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Church

The Post and Courier reports that many Charleston historic churches will come together on Sunday in remembrance of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting victims.

At 10 a.m. the churches will ring their bells in unison, and community members and visitors are welcome to join by ringing personal bells to show their support.

Many vigils have and will be held in Charleston and across the nation, but this particular gesture has implicit meaning, as...

The Days After: Picking Up the Pieces After the Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Andrea Esselman

Flowers

Photo from Times Enterprise

In the days following a mass murder, a tense manhunt and a quick arrest, Charleston residents are left to pick up the pieces.

The shooting has added to the list of events spurring the Black Lives Matter movement. Although the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s allowed for much progress in terms of racial equality, many see this event as proof that there is still a mindset of inequality...

Charleston Church Shooter Charged with Murder

From: Palmetto Scene

S. Simmons

Emanuel9

Dylann Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police tweeted Friday.

According to CNN , Roof, who was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday, confessed to killing nine people in Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. According to law enforcement officials, Roof told investigators he wanted to start a race war.

John Mullins, a former classmate of...

All Victims of Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting Identified by Charleston Coroner

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Charleston

The names and identities of all nine victims of the Wednesday night shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church have been named. Among the fallen are students, librarians and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.

State Sen. Pinckney had previously been identified as one of the victims, as the State Legislature remembered the leader Thursday during session. A single rose and a black mourning cloth were placed over his desk. Sen. Katrina Shealy recalls to The State ,...

Vigil Held at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church for Victims of Emanuel Church Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Morris Brown

The Post and Courier reports that hundreds gathered at the Morris Brown A.M.E. Church on Thursday to honor the victims of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

Family members of the victims, legislators, community members, and neighbors gathered inside the church where A.M.E. pastors spoke. After the church filled to capacity, filing down streets and sidewalks, were countless others singing “We Shall Overcome”, “Amazing Grace” and “This Little Light of Mine.”

Gov. Nikki Haley was...

Emanuel Church Shooting Suspect Apprehended in Shelby, N.C.

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Dylan Roof

The State reports that a source, close to the investigation of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, says that Dylann Roof has been captured Thursday in Shelby, N.C.

Authorities on Thursday named 21-year old Dylann Storm Roof, of Lexington County, as the suspect in the shooting that killed nine, including Sen. Clementa Pinckney and Allen University Alumni Tywanza Sanders .

According to the Post and Courier , in a bulletin that dispatchers distributed...

Emanuel AME Church Shooter Identified

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Dylann Roof

As Palmetto Scene previously reported, nine were fatally shot at historic Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street during a midweek prayer meeting late Wednesday evening. As of Thursday morning the shooter remained unidentified, but now authorities have named the suspect as Dylann Stormm Roof, a 21-year-old resident of Lexington county, reports The State .

Roof’s Facebook page reveals that he is a graduate of White Knoll High School.

According to The State ,...

Fatal Shooting at Charleston Church

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Church

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture."

-NAACP President Cornell Williams Brown to ABC

People across South Carolina and the nation are still reeling over the news that nine victims, six women and three men, were shot in a historic Charleston church on Wednesday evening, in what is now being described as one of the...

Charleston Reacts to Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Vigil

Charleston, the state of South Carolina and the country continue to try and make some sense out of the incomprehensible tragedy that occurred on Wednesday evening, as nine victims were gunned down in a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church on Calhoun Street.

Members of the Palmetto Scene team were able to partake in the outpouring of love and support that filled the streets of Charleston, the vigil at Morris Brown A.M.E. Church and...

Q&A | A Conversation with Mike DuBose, Business Owner

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

 Mike DuBose, Business Owner

Mike DuBose was born into a family with an entrepreneurial streak dating back to the early 1900s. Despite a potential genetic predisposition to lead, however, DuBose’s family never directly taught him how to start, manage, or own a business. He earned his knowledge through experience, making up for what he lacked in formal business education through mistakes, failures, and successes. These gave him a broad background of knowledge on how to run—and how not to...

Q&A | Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Anthony Ambler, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at USC

A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Anthony Ambler is the dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina .

Ambler has earned his undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Previously to coming to USC, Ambler was the chairman of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Q: How did...

The Success Story of Sara Oswald, from Midlands Tech to Harvard University

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Sara Oswaldo smiling at the camera

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Once upon a time there was a girl who lived in Blythewood, South Carolina.

Daughter of a farmer and granddaughter of a well driller, she never imagined herself having an office in the same college that would pave the way for her future career.

Sara Oswald is now an Advisor for the international honors society Phi Theta Kappa at Midlands Technical College. Her journey to get there was far from...

Q&A | A Conversation with Edson Munekata, Owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Edson Munekata, Owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Photo courtesy of Edson Munekata

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Edson Munekata is the owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse , located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. The restaurant is an authentic “Churrascaria,” a place where meat is cooked in “churrasco” style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese for “barbecue.”

Edson is originally from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, and has been living in the U.S. for over 30 years. He has been...

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

From: Carolina Money

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 County areas. The 52inc team as a whole responded to our questions.

Q: What was your inspiration for creating this company? Why “52inc”?

Chris Thibault & Brendan...

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

From: Carolina Money

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 track online. As part of Flipoutz, Jake appeared on Season 2 of ABC’s Shark Tank, where they made a deal with 3 of the...

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

From: Carolina Money

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 Lindsay is the director of economic development for the Richland County Economic Development Office (RCEDO). RCEDO works to assist new companies considering locating in Richland County and existing companies considering expanding their...

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

From: Carolina Money

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 longer fit me, so I put them on and someone bought them. I had another pair of shorts, I put them on, and someone else...

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

From: Carolina Money

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 in Georgia, and gained the skills that allowed them to advance to their positions today. Carolina Money previously spoke with Kathy Heffley about her plans for Wells Fargo, but today,...

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

From: Carolina Money

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 Tradeversity. As co-founder and CEO of Tradeversity, Meyers works with seven interns at the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator to further develop his company.

Tradeversity is an exclusive...

Q&A | A Conversation with Fuel Cell Collaborative Leaders

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Fuel Cell

Picture: Portable power unit demonstrated at numerous sites in Columbia, S.C.

The Fuel Cell Collaborative is a consortium of organizations, including the University of South Carolina, the Savannah River National Lab, the City of Columbia, EngenuitySC, SCRA, and Midlands Technical College, focused on positioning Columbia, S.C. as a leader in hydrogen fuel cell innovation and technology. Its mission is to attract private sector partners, top fuel cell scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators to the...

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

From: Carolina Money

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. Randall Scott is a Finance teacher at the Technology Center. An FBLA advisor and proponent of financial responsibility, Scott teaches students the value of finance in students' personal lives as well as in the workplace. Mr....

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