Business

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...

South Carolina's Craft Beer Boom

January 6, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Craft Beer

South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a dramatic increase in the craft beer industry. Will McCameron, President of Brewery 85 , a new brewery located in Greenville, South Carolina, walks us through the process of how beer is made. For more...

World’s Most Advanced Energy Testing Facility Opens in South Carolina

December 16, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Energy

Clemson University’s Restoration Institute dedicated the Drivetrain Testing Facility in North Charleston on November 21st. Palmetto Scene caught some of the highlights from the event. The facility was made possible because of a $45 million grant from the Department of...

South Carolina’s Economic Forecast Looking Up

December 13, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Economy

The University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business presented their economic forecast this week at their annual Economic Outlook Conference . “According to Doug Woodward and Joseph Von Nessen, economists in the Moore School’s Division of Research, the single best...

Darlington Raceway: More than a Racetrack

November 26, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is known for its most popular races, Nascar Nationwide Series 200 and the Bojangles’ South 500 . The new Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile has some other plans that involve getting the community more engaged. Wile says, “Outside of our race weekend,...

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