Marina Ziehe

Columbia Canal Six Months After the Flood

April 24, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
End of Columbia Canal emptied

According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History , the Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park dates back to 1824. The canal was an efficient and inexpensive navigation route where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. After the...

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community...

VIDEO | USC Students Work Collaboratively to Build Mobile Apps

April 13, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Computer science class

As previously mentioned in Carolina Money , the University of South Carolina Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with the USC Computer Science Department to make 13 mobile apps. Students in the computer science class are working collaboratively with business students to...

Local Tech Startup, Tradeversity, Goes Through Rebuilding Process

April 8, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Tradeversity team meeting in a conference room

When trying to sell a few spare bookbags during college, Mike Meyers had what entrepreneurs call the “Aha!” moment. What if there was a safe and convenient website for the university community to buy and sell items to each other? In 2014, Mike Meyers and a team of fellow...

Solar Farms Coming to Lexington County

April 4, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Shot of solar panels and sunrise

Cypress Creek Renewables, a company based in Santa Monica, California, will build three 10-megawatt solar farms in Lexington County. As reported in the press release, the company will make a $20.4 million investment in solar energy operations in Lexington County. The farms...

HEMI Food Truck Court is Up and Running in West Columbia

March 30, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Food Truck Court in Columbia, SC

Many small to medium-sized cities are growing, or at least have the opportunity to grow tremendously, because of the innovative solutions that small business owners develop. Here in Columbia, South Carolina, the business owner Christina Survana decided to embrace the...

SC Graduate Schools Rank High Among Country's Best by US News and World Report

March 28, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Picture of a podium in the sky

Graduate schools at three S.C. universities - USC, Clemson, and MUSC - were ranked among the country’s best by U.S. News and World Report. The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina tied for the No. 71 spot on the overall Best Business Schools...

VIDEO | A Story of Resilience: Family Starts Gardening Business to Recover from the Flood

March 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Rosemary plants

Shawntel Green and her children were displaced by the flood that hit South Carolina in October 2015. After relocating to a new house in Hopkins, the children fell in love with the rosemary plants in their backyard. They decided to create a store to sell products from the...

Q&A | A Conversation with Loni Rikard, Owner, Rocky Wells Agri-Services, and Co-Owner, Rocky Wells Farm

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Loni Rikard looking at the camera

Loni Rikard was one of the 2016 Palmetto Center for Women Honors recipients. The PCW Honors recognizes women whose outstanding achievements distinguish them as leaders and role models in the community. Rikard is the owner of Rocky Wells Agri-Services, LLC, and co-owner of...

Construction of Spirit Communications Park Reaches Its Final Phases

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Construction of Columbia ballpark underway

On April 14, Columbia residents will be presented with a new multi-use sports and entertainment venue, also the new home of the city’s new minor league baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies. The new multi-use venue, Spirit Communications Park, will serve as the centerpiece...

Homeless Artists Perform at Columbia "Silent Voices"

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
Homeless artists performing on stage

Homeless Helping Homeless is a nonprofit organization formed in Columbia in May 2010. Their mission is to help remove the negative stereotypes associated with homelessness, and to present the homeless as employable, respectable, responsible and productive citizens. Last...

Q&A | A Conversation with Kiosha Boyles About Social Media Use for Small Businesses

March 3, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Kiosha Boyles headshot

Kiosha Boyles is the owner of Digitize Marketing , a web marketing firm specializing in inbound marketing and digital media. Boyles is a Columbia College and University of South Carolina graduate with a master’s degree in mass communications. She is an active member of the...

Flood Recovery Efforts Continue in the Midlands

February 29, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
House destroyed by the 2015 flood

Since 1996, Home Works of America , a Columbia, S.C.-based nonprofit, has been providing free home repairs to elderly, disabled and disadvantaged home owners across South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Their goal is to repair homes, while assisting youth in their...

First Food Truck Court to Open in Columbia

February 22, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina 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,...

Phase One of Innovista Project Is Underway

February 15, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Road improvement

According to the Richland Penny Program website , the section of Greene Street that runs between the Koger Center and USC's Darla Moore School of Business has opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This marks the opening of the first phase of the Innovista project,...

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