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Made Here | What the Fries?!

By Kaitlyn Cannon

What the Fries Food TruckWhat the Fries is a food truck that serves the Charlotte area. Co-owners Jamie Barnes and Gregory Williams started the food truck 5 years ago, after entering a food truck show on Food Network . Both Barnes and Williams have chef backgrounds and decided it was the perfect opportunity to create something different: gourmet fries. Barnes explains, "Most people see loaded-fries and think chili-cheese fries, or something like that. But we've done all types - we've done fried shark fries before. We've done all types of different things. Just being able to play around with the food, people know that...

Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC Podcast

By Linda O'Bryon

Lou KennedyAs president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company out of West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Center Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She received South Carolina’s Order of the Palmetto in recognition of a lifetime of service. Kennedy said, “I turned 50 a couple of years back and since that big birthday milestone, I really have focused on what I could do, not only in job goals but also in the community and for other young ladies and children who may be don’t...

Financial Planning Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

By Mike Switzer

Joy WatkinsThere is no doubt that everybody is learning a lesson or two (or three or more) from this pandemic. Maybe it’s the importance of sanitary living or maybe it’s all about money. Our next guest says that there are certainly some financial planning lessons that have become much more important. Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins, a certified financial planner, principal, and director of financial planning at Anchor Investment Management in Columbia, SC.

Top Five Most Watched Episodes of "Backroad Bites"

By Leslie Leonard

Top Five Episodes of Backroad BitesCrisscrossing across the Palmetto State, SCETV’s digital series “ Backroad Bites ” takes you down the path less traveled to find the most delicious local eateries across South Carolina. So, which eateries got the most mouth-watering views on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ? Hop in as we take you down backroads across the state to the top 5 most viewed episodes of “Backroad Bites.” Boats N Hoagies: McClellanville, SC Heading down 402 to Highway 17 to our No. 1 spot with 60.1k views, we end up at Boats N Hoagies in the small coastal village of McClellanville, South Carolina. Owners Brandon...

Workers' Comp and the Virus Crisis

By Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logoAs companies continue to re-open their doors, health experts say that until much more testing has been done and a vaccine developed, they may be increasing their risk of employees and customers becoming sick with COVID-19. How has the pandemic affected workers’ compensation claims so far and what does it mean going forward? Mike Switzer interviews Kevin Couch, a workers’ compensation employer defense attorney with Willison, Jones, Carter and Baxley in Greenville, SC.

Ann Timberlake | Women Vision SC

Ann TimberlakeTimberlake Communications, LLC Fresh out of Newcomb College at Tulane, Ann Timberlake came back to South Carolina and instead of taking up civil rights or the war, she said she “wanted to save trees.” She became one of South Carolina’s leading conservation advocates. As a founding member of the Sierra Club in South Carolina, she helped lead campaigns to establish the Congaree National Park and the Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. She also advocated for the Chattooga River as to be designated as a “Wild and Scenic River.” After working as a sales representative for the Pillsbury Company,...

Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC

By Linda O'Bryon

Betty Jo RheaFormer Mayor of Rock Hill Betty Jo Rhea served as Mayor of Rock Hill for 12 years and as a member of the City Council for 8 years. She was referred to as “the people’s mayor.” When she took over as mayor, unemployment stood at over 17% and textile mills had declined from 13 to only one. Under her leadership, the community started business parks and attracted several international companies to Rock Hill. She fostered a sports complex that has since paved the way for a city now known for being an amateur sports mecca. From baseball and softball, the city has added facilities including soccer,...

Darla Moore | Women Vision SC

By Linda O'Bryon

Darla MooreThe Darla Moore Foundation When Darla Moore began business school at George Washington University, she said she “didn’t know what a balance sheet was.” After graduating with her MBA, she moved to New York City and began in banking. She became one of the nation’s most successful business leaders. She was the first woman on the cover of Fortune magazine and was listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business was the first business school in the nation to be named after a woman. As part of what she calls a 30-year...

Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC

By Linda O'Bryon

Lou KennedyPresident, CEO, and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation As president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company out of West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Center Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She received South Carolina’s Order of the Palmetto in recognition of a lifetime of service. Kennedy said, “I turned 50 a couple of years back and since that big birthday milestone, I really have focused on what I could do, not only in job goals but also in the...

Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC

By Linda O'Bryon

Tameika Isaac DevineFounding Partner at Jabber, & Isaac, P.A. Columbia City Council, 5th Term Tameika Isaac Devine was age 29 when she ran for office for the first time. She became the first African American female and the youngest person on the Columbia City Council. She recalls winning that election by less than 200 votes. “If those 200 people did not vote, I wouldn’t be here today.” Now some 18 years later, Tameika Isaac Devine continues in her 5th term on the Columbia City Council. She is the founding partner in her law firm, Jabber & Isaac, PA. She is also an author and public speaker. Isaac Devine...

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