The Leadership Series – Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis, Fort Jackson Commander

Meet Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis, the Commander of Fort Jackson in Columbia. Michaelis grew up in a military family and was commissioned into the Army in 1993. He has held numerous positions of leadership in the Army and has had deployments in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also taught leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Read More & Watch Here

The Original Six Foundation names Kara Gormley Meador Executive Director

The Original Six Foundation (06) announced that communications professional and former journalist, Kara Gormley Meador will serve as executive director. Read More

Experience Columbia SC announces new vice president

Experience Columbia SC has named a new vice president to its executive team. Danna Lilly will serve as the vice president of the Convention and Visitors Bureau and is responsible for the leadership and management of the meetings and conventions sales team for the Columbia region, as well as the Visitors Center. Read More

Richland Library welcomes Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Richland Library announced our next Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis. Read More

Kristen Beckham joins Pine Gate Renewables as new Director of Government and External Affairs

Pine Gate Renewables announced today that it has hired a new strategic engagement and communications expert to join its regulatory and government affairs team, continuing the company’s goal of forging partnerships to expand its nationwide renewable energy footprint. Read More

CREW Midlands-SC now offering mid-year membership special

CREW Midlands-SC is offering a mid-year membership special to join the local chapter of CREW Network, the leading global business network in commercial real estate. Read More

Richland Two hires Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Effective July 1, 2022, Richland School District Two will have a new Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Read More

UofSC holds tuition steady as Board of Trustees approve 2022-23 budget

The University of South Carolina’s Board of Trustees approved a budget Friday (June 24) for the 2022-23 fiscal years that invests in strategic priorities while holding tuition flat for the fourth year in a row for the eight-campus university system. Read More

Richland County Recreation Commission announces lineup of summer camps and activities

The Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) is releasing their Game Plan Summer Guide that offers various events such as: family activities, special events and athletic programs for residents of all ages! Read More

Columbia, SC hotelier Andy Briggs acquires first Fairfield by Marriott in Anderson and 5th Marriott branded hotel owned in South Carolina

A14 Capital Hotels is excited to announce the acquisition of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Anderson/Clemson in South Carolina. The Fairfield by Marriott hotel offers guests varying amenities in a comfortable location centered between Lake Hartwell, Greenville and Clemson University. Read More

Trinity Partners announces recent major transaction

Roger Winn, SIOR and Braden Shockley of Trinity Partners represented the seller in the recent sale of a 94,000 square foot building located at 8911 Farrow Road in Columbia, SC. Read More

South Carolina ETV announces Hopkins teacher selected for 2022 class of PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program

PBS and South Carolina ETV (SCETV) announced Lekena Ackerman from Southeast Middle School as a member of the 2022 class of educators selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program– honoring classroom changemakers who offer fresh ideas and bold approaches to supporting their students’ growth and learning. Read More

SCDOT restricts interstate lane closures to help holiday travel

To help holiday traffic flow, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during the Fourth of July holiday travel period. Read More

Senior Resources receives $10,000 donation from Aflac to support our Meals on Wheels program

Senior Resources received a $10,000 donation from Aflac to support our Meals on Wheels program that provides home-delivered meals to homebound seniors in Richland County who are food insecure. Read More


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“Business is Heating Up” at Lexington’s largest business expo: Lexpo 2022 - June 28

Lexpo, the Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center’s annual business trade show, is bringing together more than 90 businesses, of all sizes, and local restaurants under one roof, to connect with consumers and network. Read More

Celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer at the State Museum” this July

This July the South Carolina State Museum invites guests to stay cool with a museum visit and enjoy special super dog-themed shows and events all month long. Read More

Prime Time in the Parks teen program returns - June 10 - August 19

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host 12 free teen nights for Columbia’s youth beginning Friday, June 10. Read More

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

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Marketing Minute: Grassroots and Grasstops Advocacy

Marketing Minute with Seth Palmer, NP Strategy: Who do you need in your advocacy corner? This week’s video shares how to get started when identifying your unique grasstops and grasstops advocates. Watch More

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