Business

Inside a Yarn Factory | ETV Shorts

November 21, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Yarn Factory

Parkdale in Gaffney, S.C. is one of the largest yarn factories in the world. They produce enough yarn to go to the moon and back multiple times a day and use the most up to date technology to make sure they continue to do so.

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed | ETV Shorts

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

Pawleys Island Hammocks | ETV Shorts

August 8, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Hammocks

More than a century ago, a riverboat captain set out to make a comfortable rope bed that was perfect for those Lowcountry nights. Now you can still find hand-crafted hammocks on Pawleys Island made in the same tradition.

Embroidering Starfields | ETV Shorts

July 4, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Starfields

Gaffney Embroidery is a unique shop that creates all of the starfield patterns that go on our American Flags. It's one of the few in the United States and they are located in Gaffney, S.C.

Hopewell Plantation | ETV Shorts

June 27, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Hopewell Plantation

Hopewell Plantation, pioneer home of General Andrew Pickens, was built in 1785 and later added on to by the General. The grounds of the home are open to the public, while the home is currently being preserved and restored.

The Cordial Churchman | ETV Shorts

June 6, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
The Cordial Churchman Bowties

The Cordial Churchman bowtie company all started when Ellie Stager made a bowtie for her husband, Andy, back in 2009. The business is booming with an office on Main Street, national and international sales, and even a charity to benefit the people of Haiti.

Ruff and Company | ETV Shorts

May 23, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Ruff and Company

Located in downtown Ridgeway, South Carolina, Ruff & Company is hardware store with a twist. Ruff & Company started in 1840 and has long since been a landmark in the community. The store has lots of antiques on display for guests to see.

Edgefield Pottery | ETV Shorts

May 16, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Edgefield Pottery

Edgefield is known around the country, and some would argue the world, as a pottery capital. Piedmont Technical College has embraced this and offers students a one of a kind program that teaches not only modern pottery but also age-old pottery from the region.

The Straw Bale House | ETV Shorts

March 28, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
The Straw Bale House

The Straw Bale House in Winnsboro, South Carolina was started as a project for students in the Sustainable Construction class at Midlands Technical College. The retreat was designed for a child who may have medical issues or special needs, so they could have a "room of...

PALMETTO VOICES | How Should You Negotiate Your Salary?

March 23, 2017 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Jennet Robinson Alterman

As a woman building her career in the south in the 1970s, and a women's rights advocate, Jennet Robinson Alterman has learned the value of proper negotiation. Her advice? Whether you are male or female: research, state what you want, then "stop talking." She also discusses...

PALMETTO VOICES | Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager, Greenville Area Development Corporation

March 9, 2017 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Tavia Gaddy laughing

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager at Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), believes in the power of a positive attitude. When dealing with clients, "There’s no room for attitude or even to get upset. Move with it. If things don’t go your way, there’s always tomorrow...

PALMETTO VOICES | What are Cloud Based Data Services?

March 2, 2017 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Lola Jordan of Companion Data Services

Lola Jordan speaks to Palmetto Voices about cloud based data services and their application in the business and beyond. Lola Jordan is the President of Companion Data Services, which offers secured systems development and manages hosting services specialized in the health...

PALMETTO VOICES | Tammy Mainwaring, Chief Operations Officer, IT-oLogy

February 23, 2017 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Tammy Mainwaring at iT-ology

Tammy Mainwaring, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the non-profit, IT-oLogy, speaks about how her unique background and willingness to learn led to a career and a position that is a perfect marriage of her two passions: education and technology. In a dynamic and growing...

PALMETTO VOICES | Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina, Wells Fargo

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Kathy Heffley of Wells Fargo

Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina for Wells Fargo discusses what it takes to succeed in the field of finance and beyond and shares her personal story of growth and accomplishment. In a dynamic and growing Southern career landscape, Palmetto Voices looks to...

The Needler, a Lexington Mainstay | ETV Shorts

January 24, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
The Needler

Located on Main Street in Lexington, The Needler serves knitting and needlepoint enthusiasts across South Carolina. The family-owned business caters to customers' needs by providing one-on-one assistance and anything needed to start a knitting project.

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