Business

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

May 21, 2015 - Posted in Business by 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...

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

May 20, 2015 - Posted in Business by 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...

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

May 15, 2015 - Posted in Business by 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...

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

May 12, 2015 - Posted in Business by 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...

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

May 6, 2015 - Posted in Business by 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...

Q&A | A Conversation with Fuel Cell Collaborative Leaders

May 5, 2015 - Posted in Business by 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...

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

April 30, 2015 - Posted in Business 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...

2015 TEDxYouth@ColumbiaSC Inspires Local Teens

April 20, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Presenter at TEDxYouth event

South Carolina’s conference by youth, for youth is organized by a group of 20 teens that brings the TED Talks experience to a local level. Over the course of one day, South Carolina high schoolers and speakers from around the world give talks around the power of ideas...

Q&A | Richland Library Staff, E-Ready Bar

April 15, 2015 - Posted in Business by C. Lewis
Richland Library Staff, E-Ready Bar

The e-Ready Bar located on Assembly Street in downtown Columbia, is a technology bar full of various tablets that can help visitors of the library conduct research or simply have fun playing games. Carolina Money got in contact with Tamara King, the Community Relations...

Q&A | Kathy Heffley, Regional President for South Carolina, Wells Fargo

April 14, 2015 - Posted in Business 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 Business 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,...

Biscuit House Owner Giving Back to Entrepreneurs

March 20, 2014 - Posted in Business by Aimee Crouch
Biscuit House

Carrie Morey, owner and founder of Callie’s Charleston Biscuit , is to say the least, extremely busy. She’s a wife and mother of three girls, owns her own company, has a new cookbook, and is now in the process of opening a store. Morey wanted to find a way to give back to...

SC Works Upstate: Connecting People with Jobs

October 7, 2013 - Posted in Business by William Richardson
SC Work

South Carolina's unemployment rate is currently 9.3 percent. That's lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an...

ReadySC: High School to Work

October 7, 2013 - Posted in Business by William Richardson
ReadySC

Finding a job after high school can be tough. But, in the upstate of South Carolina, innovative thinking between industry, education facilities, and agencies dedicated to finding and training workers, offers opportunities that are unprecedented. For more information, visit...

Spartanburg Workforce

November 2, 2011 - Posted in Business by William Richardson
manufacturing

Eight-five percent of Spartanburg's job growth is manufacturing. Usually there are many manufacturing jobs available in the area even though the unemployment rate is high. Students and parents need to be educated about jobs that are available in the region where they live...

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