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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The gatekeepers, technicians, and cheerleaders – these 3 figures will boost...

By Jennifer Oladipo, owner, X Editorial  How does the marketing process usually work in your organization? Maybe it goes roughly like this: Leadership decides (or maybe agrees with marketing) that it’s time to share your idea or product with the world. The marketing team works on messaging and focus areas. Delivery channels are considered and […]

The recent market correction feels different, but is it?

By Camp R. Wynn, CFA, principal and trust officer, Colonial Trust The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Jan. 26. By midday Feb. 9, it was trading 11.5 percent below its high. Corrections of 10 percent are a typical market occurrence. The S&P 500 has had 36 corrections of 10 percent since 1950. This correction […]

Goal setting and evaluating analytics are keys to solving the social...

By Laura Haight How’s business? It’s a simple question. But when you’re talking about marketing your business on the internet, the answer can be a lot harder to put your finger on. An IBM survey in 2015 found that 96 percent of businesses are using social media as a marketing tool. And even though over […]

Serendipity Labs Coworking inks deal for Plush Mill site in Greenville

The former Piedmont Plush Mill located on Highway 123 between downtown and the Village of West Greenville soon will be home to a new model of coworking — Serendipity Labs — an upscale hospitality brand offering a flexible workplace option for large companies, mobile professionals, and independent workers. This will be the first location for […]

Bon Secours Health System announces intent to merge with Mercy Health

Maryland-based Bon Secours Health System, which operates two inpatient hospitals in Greenville, announced plans on Wednesday to merge with Ohio-based Mercy Health. The merger is expected to create the fifth largest Catholic health system in the country, with $8 billion in net operating revenue, 57,000 employees, and 43 hospitals across seven states in the eastern […]

Clemson University partners with Greenville Tech to launch new R&D facility...

The 4,000-square-foot facility will enable faculty, students, and companies to collaborate in learning and developing advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies.

Jefferson Awards Foundation names 2018 Change Makers

The Jefferson Awards Foundation recently announced its 2018 class of Change Makers. The Jefferson Awards Foundation recognizes national public figures for their significant contributions to the country and its communities. Nationally, the Jefferson Award is the country’s highest honor for service and volunteerism, and past honorees include former First Lady Barbara Bush, Oprah Winfrey, and […]

Spartanburg County leaders mark first anniversary of community’s 5-year vision plan

After one year, a unified vision for Spartanburg’s future economic and cultural prosperity is progressing. Community leaders gathered Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the University of South Carolina Upstate to receive an update on the county’s five-year development strategy, aptly named OneSpartanburg. Allen Smith, president and CEO of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, told the […]

Blue Moon Specialty Foods will open expanded location Feb. 26 in...

A blue moon will soon rise in downtown Spartanburg, and this one will be chocked with an array of delicious sauces, seasonings, fresh foods, and fun. Chris “Wishbone” Walker and his daughter, Molly Walker Cashman, plan to open the new 3,700-square-foot home for their growing local venture Blue Moon Specialty Foods on Monday, Feb. 26, […]

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, […]

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