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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Fast-food workers win back wages against Greenville company

The U.S. Department of Labor Investigations has found wage violations at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Arby’s locations in South Carolina and Georgia. The Greenville-based company, Whiteford’s Inc, who operates 30 fast-food restaurants has paid $32,797 in back wages to 298 employees for violating the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

Construction begins on Falls Tower in Camperdown development

Construction has begun on Falls Tower, a 17-story mixed-use building within the Camperdown development at the corner of South Main and East Broad streets, across from the Peace Center. Falls Tower will include seven floors of office space, accounting for 196,092 square feet; 33,231 square feet of retail/restaurant space; one floor of conference space; and […]

Fluor to design, build, finance, operate & maintain LAX people mover

Fluor Corporation has announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team broke ground today on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Fluor, which has a branch on Fluor Daniel Drive in Greenville, and its partners will oversee the $4.9 billion project over […]

Hands-on learning at Greenville Tech

Thanks to a $70,000 gift from John I. Smith Charities, medical students at Greenville Technical College have access to new human patient simulators. Greenville Tech will purchase two Laerdal SimMan ALS manikins. The new models will join 14 other simulators at the college’s Simulation Technologies and Training Center (STAT). Human patient simulators allow students to […]

On the Move: Steven Cunningham

Steven Cunningham has been selected as principal of Prince of Peace Catholic School in Taylors. His tenure will begin in the summer. Cunningham graduated from Minnesota State University and earned his master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in curriculum and instruction with a special focus in Catholic education in leadership. Previously, he has held teaching and […]

Five year, $60 million investment in Greenville facility

Greenville County will benefit from 3M’s $60 million planned capital investment over the next five years to increase its manufacturing capacity and enhance its infrastructure at its operations in Greenville. 3M Greenville manufactures and distributes film, industrial adhesives and other materials and related products used in electronics, packaging, health care and the automotive industry. “County Council […]

On the Move: Ally Powell

Ally Powell has joined South State Bank’s private banking team. Powell is located in the 200 E. Broad St. office in Greenville. In her role, she builds relationships with and serves clients across the Upstate. Prior to her banking career, Powell had successful careers in sales and journalism. Most recently, she served as a reporter and anchor […]

Marchant Real Estate welcomes new agents

Marchant Real Estate has on-boarded BrownStone Property Advisors as its newest team of agents. According to a press release, agents Rhett Brown, Kirby Stone, Tatum Stone and Christina Taylor are teaming up to make home buying and selling in the Upstate easier than ever. Their mission is to provide the highest level of real estate […]

On the Move: Tamela Spann

Tamela Spann has been promoted to vice president of strategic initiatives at Hollingsworth Funds. In her new role, Spann supports the advancement of the organization’s strategy development, relationship building with community partners, and grant portfolio management. She has served at Hollingsworth Funds since 2015. Spann has more than 25 years of experience in philanthropy, government affairs, community […]


By Lee Yarborough, President | Propel HR  My husband Hubert and I have been married for almost 22 years. Our marriage has endured because we work at it. When we were dating, we took the time to make sure we shared the same values and long-term goals, which are important for navigating the challenges that […]

The Blood Connection gives locals a chance to be heroes

The Blood Connection celebrates more than five decades of saving lives You’ve probably seen the red and white bloodmobiles parked at businesses; you might even have walked by one on your way in to work or to shop. And you probably know someone who has had to be hospitalized and who might have required a […]

Time To Get Serious About Your Company’s Data?

Remember Hurricane Florence? A few months ago, the Carolina Coast was hit by a damaging hurricane causing billions of dollars of damage and taking several lives. This time, the Upstate of South Carolina got lucky. If you are a business owner in this area, you should know that data loss occurs every day – not just […]

Local investment bank makes M&A about the people behind the businesses

Local investment bank makes M&A about the people behind the businesses The team at The Capital Corp. sees mergers and acquisitions as not just buying or selling businesses, but in many cases, as solidifying legacies. Devin Green, chief operating officer for The Capital Corp., spoke in a recent interview about how his company builds relationships […]

On the Move: Jivan Davé

Jivan Davé has been promoted by FerebeeLane of Greenville as associate creative director. He has been with FerebeeLane as a graphic designer since 2012. Davé’s clients include Le Creuset, Blackberry Farm, Chaddock Furniture Workroom, and more. In his new role, he is responsible for leading creative on brand campaigns, guiding conceptual development through a team of writers and […]

United Community Bank named one of the world’s best

United Community Bank was named one of the “Best Banks in the World” according to Forbes World’s Best Banks List 2019. United was ranked 5th out of 60 banks across the globe. It was also listed as the top bank with a regional Southeast presence. United Community Banks is headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, with executive offices in Greenville. […]

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