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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Turning a Corner: Spartanburg’s iconic Montgomery Building reopens in grand style

Spartanburg’s revered Montgomery Building, filled with memories, is again open to the public. After nearly two years of restoration and updating, the 94-year-old building at 187 N. Church St. is coming alive again after falling into disrepair. It’s the latest success in Spartanburg’s ambitious approach to downtown revitalization. On Dec. 6, invited dignitaries began strolling […]

Best friends in life form strong team in BB&T’s commercial real...

It’s not uncommon for friends to land in the same industry or even to work together. But for two 7-year-olds to become best friends and remain so through high school, attend different colleges, head toward separate law schools, and then both pivot to finance, and without trying, and end up in the same office in […]

Balancing your business and retirement goals

By Don S. Clardy It’s a day most business owners both dream about and dread: retirement. To get to this major milestone, you’ve put in long hours. Sacrificed time with family and friends along the way. Dealt with customers who don’t pay and vendors who don’t deliver. Transitioning out of the business and into the […]

How one local firm fills the age, gender gap in finance

The finance industry isn’t quite balancing the numbers. The average age of a financial adviser in the U.S. last year was 51, according to Forbes. With the majority of financial leaders historically being older males, the industry is excluding the next generation of talent. As the older generation retires, who will take on those financial […]

SBA ranks Appalachian Development Corp. No. 1 for dollars loaned

When Connally Bradley left a community development corporation in Columbia in June 2017 to become executive director of Greenville-based Appalachian Development Corp., he and his lending and administrative team got down to business – fast. For the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018, Bradley’s organization placed first among development corporations in the state for dollars […]

This autonomous robot is ready to wheel your golf clubs around...

The 95-pound, three-wheeled, waterproof unit uses wireless sensor technology to shadow a golfer’s footsteps as they walk across the course.

TD Bank’s community involvement leaves its legacy on the Upstate

TD Bank’s community involvement has left its mark on the Upstate since it came to the region in 2011. Its overall corporate giving in the Upstate is more than $1.2 million, and in 2017, employees volunteered 6,950 hours in South Carolina. The key to the bank’s successful efforts in the community is the way its […]

The art of the deal: How Serendipity Labs came to be

Abandoned brownfield to create upscale workforce By Julie Franklin Did you know that the term “serendipity,” meaning the occurrence of events by chance in a beneficial way, was first coined by a guy named Horace Walpole in 1754? Walpole was inspired by a mid-16th-century story called “The Three Princes of Serendip,” in which the heroes “were […]

Waterleaf at Neely Ferry Apartments announced for 2019

Greenville-based Graycliff Capital Development, LLC recently announced the groundbreaking of the 246-unit, Class-A community called Waterleaf at Neely Ferry Apartments. Located off I-385 in Simpsonville, the development is a 15-mile commute to downtown Greenville and a two-mile commute to downtown Simpsonville.  The clubhouse and first units are scheduled to open in late spring of 2019. […]

Five tips to stay safe while online shopping

By Michelle Seaver If you’re like most people these days, you will do at least some of your holiday shopping on the Internet. Nearly $1 of every $6 spent during November and December is spent online, but with that convenience comes increased risk. According to Experian.com, 14.2 million credit card numbers were exposed in 2017, […]

New senior living community coming to Greer

The city of Greer recently approved plans for a 150,000-square-foot senior living community, with construction to begin in early 2019, according to CR Properties LLC and SRI Management LLC. The 135-unit, multibuilding community named The Claiborne will be located at Buncombe and Brushy Creek roads. The resort-style development will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory […]

Spartanburg Chamber announces new corporate recruitment initiative

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a new, long-term strategy to increase the marketability and competitiveness of Spartanburg County as a premier location for corporate business and with it, more white-collar, knowledge-based jobs. The game plan, to be executed by the Economic Futures Group of the chamber, is being led by Jansen […]

Brighter, Whiter Smile for the Holidays?

Do you love your smile? Do you smile big or are you guarded when you smile? You should have a smile you love to...

On the Move: Nov. 23, 2018

HIRED Ellis Burnett has joined Clemson University as the director of Experience Clemson on Main Street in the ONE building. With experience in hospitality and event management, Burnett will continue to transform the space into a welcome center and event venue. HIRED Lucas Black has been hired as International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) marketing coordinator […]

Larkin’s Restaurants continues to thrive and grow after 20 years

“The key to our success has been maintaining the strong team that we have that stays hands-on, including the owners," says Bruce Wise, vice president of restaurant operations of Larkin's Restaurants.

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