Richard Stratton named Dean of the BJU School of Business

Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit announced today the appointment of Richard Stratton as dean of the School of Business effective August 1. Stratton succeeds Mike Buiter who is transitioning to a part-time faculty role and will serve as dean emeritus. Read More

Stokes & Company, CPAs, PC promotes within

Stokes & Company, CPAs, a Greenville-based firm specializing in monthly accounting, business advisory, and payroll services for business clients, as well as individual tax planning and preparation, is proud to announce the promotion of Sonja Gorsline to Senior Accountant. Read More

OTO Development promotes Kelly Haager to Regional VP/Sales

Kelly Haager has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Sales at OTO Development. A long-time company leader, she brings a wealth of experience in revenue strategy development and execution to this newly created position. Read More

Hartness announces the promotion of Andy Jex as Director of Hartness Construction

Hartness announced the promotion of Andy Jex as director of Hartness Construction where he will be responsible for supervising and leading the construction process, assuring homes are built according to Hartness’ high-quality standards. Read More

Joan Herlong sets Upstate record with $8.9 million sale

Joan Herlong, one of the region’s most recognized and experienced Realtors, has added another amazing accomplishment to her career with a record-breaking sale of $8,999,861 for an estate in Simpsonville. Read More

Countybank’s SBA Lending department passes $100 million

Countybank’s SBA department reached a significant milestone since its launch five years ago as it passed more than $100 million in loan closings. Read More

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

GSP partners with CLEAR to offer expedited security screening to travelers

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has partnered with secure identity company CLEAR to offer travelers access to expedited security screening at GSP. 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

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS welcomes Jessica Moss to the company’s Augusta Road office

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Jessica Moss has joined the company’s Augusta Road office as a sales associate. 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

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

SLG Investment Holdings, LLC acquires Package Concepts, Inc.

SLG Investment Holdings, LLC has made its latest acquisition acquiring the business and assets of 33-year-old Greer-based Package Concepts, Inc. Read More

Fifty-three complete Doctor of Chiropractic program at Sherman College

Fifty-three students from across the U.S. received the doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Read More

United Bank assists with emergency student needs at Greenville Technical College

United Bank has donated $2,500 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to be used for the Emergency Student Needs Fund. Read More

Engineering Council launches infrastructure advancement initiative

Through the launch of its Infrastructure Works initiative, the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina will serve as an advisor to lawmakers regarding the state’s most pressing infrastructure projects, helping politicians secure state funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. Read More


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