Richland County

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area. According to Coladaily.com , the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will...

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...

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...

Richland and Lexington Counties Get Federal Aid for Flood Recovery

March 2, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Houses under water, result of the 2015 flood

South Carolina has received $157 million in federal aid to help fund flood repairs. Government agencies will receive 62 percent of the funds and the rest will be split between Lexington County, Richland County, and the city of Columbia. The U.S. Department of Housing and...

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...

New USC Student Housing Complex Coming to Columbia

February 24, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Krishna Thakker
Construction Site

According to Coladaily.com , a new student housing complex is being built near Williams Brice Stadium for students of the University of South Carolina. Dovetail Development, which is based in Athens, Georgia, will begin construction of Wildwood Columbia by July 2016...

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,...

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Relocating to Richland County

February 18, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
energy-pipeline

Dominion Resources, Inc., a national producer and transporter of energy, is currently making an effort to expand its operations in the Southeast. The company recently committed to a $10.9 million investment to relocate Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission headquarters to...

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,...

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

February 15, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of...

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the...

It's Boom Time for Downtown Columbia

February 10, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. YES, WE HAVE IMPROVED! Much attention has been given to downtown Columbia lately, not only from the media but also from city leaders, partnerships and organizations that are trying to make downtown a more vibrant and livable place. Matt Kennell, President and...

Top 10 Cities with the Lowest Startup Costs: Columbia S.C. Ranks Number Two

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Shot of Columbia, South Carolina

A study conducted by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, shows that it is fairly inexpensive to start a business in Columbia. SmartAsset collected data from 81 cities in the United States, taking into consideration the typical cost...

USC Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Computer Science Department to Execute App Creation Project

January 28, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Person using a mobile app

For the first time at the University of South Carolina, the computer science department will be teaching a mobile app development class. The USC Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with a computer science class, CSCE 590, and plan to work on 15 student entrepreneur ideas. "...

Q&A | A Conversation with USC and Harvard Alumnus Pedro de Abreu, Finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30

January 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Pedro de Abreu Headshot

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina graduate (USC ’14), Harvard University scholar, featured columnist, published author, researcher, entrepreneur, and now finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30, which recognizes the year’s brightest...

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