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Monday, February 19, 2018

Carolina Alliance Bank’s earnings increased 70 percent during fourth quarter

Spartanburg-based CAB Financial Corp., the holding company for Carolina Alliance Bank, said Monday, Feb. 12, its earnings increased 70 percent during the fourth quarter. The company reported its net income was $1.7 million as of Dec. 31, compared with $1 million during the same quarter of 2016. For the year, CAB said its net income […]

Lockhart Power gifts $135,000 to support economic development in Spartanburg County

Lockhart Power Co. announced Monday, Feb. 12, it will contribute $135,000 in utility license tax credits for road enhancements at Tyger River Industrial Park (TRIP) North in Spartanburg County. TRIP North is the 887-acre northernmost tract of the 2,250-acre industrial park owned by Greenville-based Pacolet Milliken Enterprises off Highway 290 in Moore. The park is […]

BMW’s Spartanburg County plant remains nation’s top auto exporter in 2017

For a fourth consecutive year, Spartanburg County-based BMW Manufacturing Co. was the nation’s largest automotive exporter in 2017. The automaker announced Tuesday, Feb. 13, it exported 272,346 vehicles from its plant near Greer, with about 87 percent of those cars shipped through the Port of Charleston. Its exports were valued at $8.76 billion, according to […]

Tajh Boyd blends a tireless work ethic and ‘team player’ mentality...

Last September, when Greenville developers Leighton Cubbage and Stephen Mudge of Serrus Capital Partners began contemplating who would lead the sales team for Lakeside Lodge, a resort condo complex on Lake Hartwell just minutes from the Clemson University campus, they had the same person in mind: former Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd. Unbeknownst to them, Boyd […]

Veteran Resource Groups can engage all employees – not just those...

By Robyn Grable, founder, Service to Civilian Did you know that only 33 percent of employees in the United States are engaged in their jobs, according to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report? In fact, employee engagement increased only 3 percent from 2012 to 2016. Yet employee engagement is critical to a company’s […]

Small and mid-sized companies are the new targets of business email...

By Belton Zeigler, partner, Womble Bond Dickinson   Meet Peter — a longtime employee and the backbone of your business’s day-to-day finance and accounting operations. Today he got an email from the CEO, Meredith: “Peter, I hope Joyce is doing better; I know her illness has been a strain on your family. As you know, […]

5 times you shouldn’t hire a PR firm

By John Boyanoski, president and owner, Complete Public Relations This is going to sound strange, but I am about to tell you why you shouldn’t hire me or my business. As a guy who runs a public relations firm, I can honestly say that not everyone needs a public relations firm on retainer all the […]

Electrolux to move Frigidaire production to Anderson

Leading global appliance company Electrolux recently announced its $250 million investment to expand production at its refrigeration facility in Anderson. Electrolux employs 2,000 people at the Anderson plant, making it one of the county’s largest employers. As of now, jobs will not be added as a result of this expansion, but the production in the […]

Tail Lights Dogs to expand Greenville dog-training facility

Tail Lights Dogs is planning to add more than 3,000 additional square feet to their current dog-training facility in early spring. A growing dog community in Greenville prompted the upcoming expansion. Owner Stephanie Brooks said that Tail Lights Dogs’ fun training classes received an overwhelming response last year. “With the additional space, we will be […]

Greenville Country Club announces 2018 board of governors

The Greenville Country Club recently named Matthew Smith, director at Elliott Davis LLC, its club president. The 2018 board of governors were also elected at the annual meeting. Club officers serve under the president for a one-year term, while new at-large members of the board serve a three-year term. Prior to becoming president, Smith served […]

Through Make Greenville Yours, Mike Cruice is showing potential residents what...

Imagine that you’ve spent a lot of time living in your old town and have decided to move somewhere new, somewhere fresh. You hear about a city called Greenville in South Carolina and decide to check it out. You pull into town, get out of your car, take a fresh breath of air, and … […]

New yoga studio opens in Village of West Greenville this weekend

A light-bulb moment during a meditation conference gave Katie Hughes the inspiration to renovate the building at 1270 Pendleton St., Greenville, she owned into Indigo Flow & Art, which opens Saturday, Feb. 17. “I bought it in 2014 but didn’t know what to do with it,” Hughes says. Next door, at 1272 Pendleton St., Hughes’ […]

Newest renderings for the AC Hotel submitted to DRB

The most recent renderings for the proposed AC Hotel by Marriott in the Camperdown development at 305 S. Main St. have been submitted to the City of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel. The application for a certificate of appropriateness for the Auro Hotels project cites changes to the rooftop feature that was previously approved; […]

BMW Group unveils next-generation X4 that will be built in the...

BMW Group’s X4 Sports Activity Coupe is getting a makeover. The German automaker on Wednesday, Feb. 14, introduced the second generation of the popular crossover, which is one of four models produced exclusively at its plant in Spartanburg County. BMW said the 2019 X4 is expected to hit dealerships in July. “We’re excited that production […]

Company Spotlight: McBee Avenue Wealth Advisors of Northwestern Mutual

McBee Avenue Wealth Advisors, located in the heart of downtown Greenville, is a wealth management firm focused on effective risk management, wealth accumulation, and wealth preservation strategies to help their clients accomplish their financial goals. Mark Clary and Thomas Willcox are more than advisors.  They are guides and architects who identify your financial blind spots, […]

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