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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Launching entrepreneurs toward success

She calls herself a “solopreneur.” From paying the bills to navigating social media to washing dishes coated in essential oils and soapy residue, Javela Singleton knows how to run a business. But she, like many other graduates of Village Launch’s Business Entrepreneur Academy, was hardly alone in the process.   Singleton, the founder and owner […]

Poe West development to include new coffee roastery and cafe

The 60,000 square-foot mixed-use development Poe West in The Village of West Greenville announced today a coffee roaster tenant to its lineup of culinary and maker-focused occupants. Unlocked Coffee Roasters, a local startup owned by Andres Camargo and Rocío Salazar, plans to open its first shop and café at the property located at 556 Perry […]

Plankowner Brewing Co. opens in Boiling Springs

Don’t let the Boiling Springs address deter you. The new Plankowner Brewing Co. at 109 Sloane Garden Road, Boiling Springs, is literal steps from Interstate 85 exit 75, making it a straight 25-30-minute shot from Greenville and even closer to downtown Spartanburg. Plankowner is hosting its grand opening April 26 from 3 p.m.-midnight with food, […]

On the Move: Mark T. Selby

Mark T. Selby has been named managing director at Valbridge Property Advisors in Greenville. He has served with Valbridge for 16 years. Selby has been a commercial appraiser since 2003. He holds the MAI designation, which is achieved by completing a graduate-level curriculum that includes a comprehensive exam, successful presentation of a demonstration report, and 4,500 hours of […]

New to the Street: La Rosa Realty, Greater Greenville Association of...

La Rosa Realty recently opened an office at 215B N. Laurens St. in downtown Greenville. La Rosa Realty helps clients find their perfect homes in the areas of Belton, Campobello, Cleveland, Fountain Inn, Greenville, Greer, Honea Path, Landrum, Marietta, Mauldin, Pelzer, Piedmont, Simpsonville, Taylors, and Travelers Rest. The Greater Greenville Association of Realtors recently opened a […]

Topgolf to open at the end of April

No, there is no opening date announced, yet, but end of April is the goal. Guides during a preview of the new Topgolf Greenville, 201 Clifton Court, were quick to repeat that phrase to pretty much everyone coming through the doors for the first time. Also, they added, reservations for playing times will not be […]

The Grand Bohemian Hotel breaks ground in Greenville

On Wed., April 17, The Kessler Collection officially broke ground on the highly anticipated Grand Bohemian Hotel Greenville. Set to debut in 2021, the 187-room hotel will serve as a gateway to Greenville’s beloved Falls Park on the Reedy River. Grand Bohemian Greenville will feature 30 suites with balconies, signature Poseidon Spa, and an art […]

On the Move: Heather Meadors

  Heather Meadors has been named director of community relations for Elliott Davis, a leading business solutions firm based in Greenville. “Heather’s proven commitment to community, along with her strong leadership acumen, will take our current community engagement efforts to an even higher level,” said Elliott Davis CEO Rick Davis in a statement.  “Her experience […]

Six ways to make a tax refund work for you

By Rob DeHollander Whether we like it or not, tax season is upon us. And as millions of us scramble to file our tax returns, we are likely motivated by the prospect of a refund check that will arrive in our mailbox or bank account a few weeks after we’ve filed. Most of us have […]

Risky business: Ways to mitigate security challenges on the road

Traveling for work is risky business. Road warriors must often use publicly accessible business services from airline kiosks, unsecured Wi-Fi, and hotel business centers. While there are inherent dangers in all those things, business travelers are also often targeted by cyberthieves. Travelers have always been targets. Witness the Starwood hotels reservation system hack that exposed […]

SVN | BlackStream acquires North Carolina firm, expands to Charlotte market

SVN | BlackStream, a full service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Greenville, has acquired SVN | Commercial Real Estate Advisors in Cornelius, North Carolina. The newly expanded firm will operate under the name SVN | BlackStream. The acquisition deal, which was finalized on March 7, was negotiated by Tom McMahon, managing director of SVN […]

How Small Business Owners Offer Big Business Benefits

By Lee Yarborough, President | Propel HR Employee benefits are key to a productive and satisfied workforce. Benefits take on many forms, from paid time off to flexible hours to free snacks and coffee. Companies are required by law to provide unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, but many employers go beyond the basics and […]

Do you know the Muffin Mam? Laurens County does

The Muffin Mam, Inc., a leading manufacturer of baked goods is launching new production operations in Laurens County. The company’s $18.8 million investment will create 114 new jobs. The Global Food Safety Initiative-certified wholesale bakery, specializes in innovative baked goods. The Muffin Mam Inc. provides sweet treats to some of the world’s largest retailers. Located […]

Front Row: April 2019 Design Review Board Urban Panel

April’s City of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel public hearing led to three official approvals and positive informal feedback on two multi-family projects outside of the Central Business District. Camperdown plaza entrances First up was another piece of the Camperdown development – the stairway entrances to the public plaza – which received approval with […]

Looking to the ‘The Law of Attraction’ to address the ‘talent...

By John Lummus 3.4 percent, 3.8 percent and 3.9 percent. Those were the 2018 average unemployment rates for the Upstate, South Carolina and United States, respectively. And the trend has continued in 2019. Tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of people seeking work is a top indicator of economic health. Low […]

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