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Santa Reveals a Secret to the Children of South Carolina

December 20, 2015 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Santa

Christmas is around the corner and we, the good folks at Palmetto Scene, decided to interview the man in red himself. Santa Claus took a few minutes out of his busy holiday schedule to answer a few of our pressing questions. In the interest of the children of South Carolina...

Tiny Techz Brings STEM Education to Young Students

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Business by Andrea Esselman
Tiny Techz Brochure

Tiny Techz is a program designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to young students. It works with schools to teach students fundamental skills that will help them have successful futures. Tiny Techz was created by Chris Williams and...

Positive Impact of Foreign Investment in the Midlands

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
world globe

Foreign investment has been key to economic development efforts of the Midlands of South Carolina. Just in 2015, nearly twenty-four economic development projects, many of them announced by foreign-based companies, were announced. The projects are expected to create 2,200...

How Should Salespeople Respond to Increased Price Sensitivity Among Consumers?

December 15, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Salespeople meeting

Take a look around your friendship circle. How many people are willing to pay a few extra cents per gallon for gasoline if a lower-priced station is nearby? How many people are willing to pay $70 dollars for a shirt if they can buy that same type of shirt of shirt for $20...

Woodworker's Guild Builds Toys for Christmas

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Local

The guild is the largest woodworking group in the Southeast, and many of the organization’s projects center around charity. Palmetto Scene spent time with the craftsmen, seeing just what goes into making a toy for a special child on Christmas.

Governor's Mansion Ready for the Holidays

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Local

An inside look at the Columbia Garden Club decorating the S.C. Governor's Mansion for Christmas.

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Woman at Desk

Just by walking or driving down many streets in Richland and Lexington counties, it is easy to see that small businesses are growing, alongside the South Carolina economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Association , small businesses employed about half or 728,770...

Haley Talks Flood Costs

December 14, 2015 - Posted in News

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to...

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

December 14, 2015 - Posted in News
Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State . Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the...

Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

11:30 am. Professor Kareem Beckett starts the class “Principles of Engineering” at W. J. Keenan High School talking about light, photons, particles, waves, and frequency. But this is just the beginning of what will culminate in the main subject of the day: solar energy...

Q&A | A Conversation with Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
 Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

Research shows that South Carolina will experience a shortfall in tech talent in the next decade. This comes at a time when technology jobs are expected to grow significantly. According to CoursePower.org , the Midlands of South Carolina will need 3,000 IT professionals...

Midlands Technical College Committed to Building a Diverse Workforce

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Diverse group of people

One of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College, has demonstrated its commitment to minority and non-traditional students throughout the years. Last year, Midlands Technical College ranked 64 in the top 100 colleges in the United States by...

New Legislation Could Make Killing a Police Dog a Major Crime in S.C.

December 7, 2015 - Posted in Local by Katie Geer
Dog

This coming legislative session will see the introduction of a new bill that would increase the penalties to those convicted of harming or killing a police dog or police horse. Rep. Jonathon Hill and Rep. Neal Collins are sponsoring a bill named "Fargo's and Hyco's Law."...

How to Choose the Right College

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Business by Krishna Thakker
George Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C . – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college and choosing the best one for you. Scott told parents there are 3 major factors that go into...

Meet Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis is the owner of a local construction company, LLE Construction Group, LLC . Her business began operating in February 2011 as one of the few minority, women-owned, experienced, small general contracting and management firms located in Columbia, South...

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