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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Smith Moore Leatherwood to merge with Fox Rothschild in its southeastern...

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP will merge with Fox Rothschild LLP on Nov. 1, adding 130 attorneys to Fox while expanding into the Southeast. Mergers with six offices in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina totaled the combined firm’s locations to 27 nationwide with more than 900 attorneys. The Smith Moore Leatherwood firm in Greenville will […]

Greenville ranks 21 on Verizon’s top 50 small cities for small...

Greenville, South Carolina, recently ranked 21 in Verizon Business’ first annual “Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business Report.” Being in the top 10 percent in the nation, Greenville was named one of the top small cities for small businesses to grow and thrive. Those making the list of 50 small cities were chosen […]

Sealevel founder, CEO recognized for manufacturing contributions in SC

Sealevel Systems, Inc. founder and CEO Tom O’Hanlan recently received the Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award at the 2018 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo.  The award is given to someone who has contributed significantly to and made a lasting impact on the manufacturing community of South Carolina. “O’Hanlan has been committed to giving back […]

Upstate Hospitality Job Fair to be held Sept. 20

More than 30 hospitality businesses seeking employees will participate in the Upstate Hospitality Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 20, at McAlister Square. The job fair will run from 12-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Green Tech Solution bringing 200 jobs to Cherokee County with new...

Green Tech Solution plans to invest $75 million in a new recycling facility in Blacksburg.

Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank announces merger with Park National Corp.

The merger, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

On the Move: Sept. 14, 2018

PROMOTED Emily Sobeski Has been promoted to director of marketing and design for The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. In her new role, she will be responsible for implementing marketing and advertising campaigns and managing the TCMU brand across digital and printed platforms. NAMED Jermaine Whirl Has been selected to the 40 Under 40 Class […]

Flying Biscuit Cafe to occupy right side of Haley building at...

The Flying Biscuit Café, based in Atlanta, will occupy 2,876 square feet on the right half of the building. New franchise owner Summer Lee, who lives in Columbia but grew up in Easley, says she hopes to have the restaurant up and running after extensive build-out by early 2019.

Leadership Greenville has transformed leaders, city for 45 years

Forty-five years of Leadership Greenville has generated scores of leaders — political, social, civic, and business. It helped train Nancy Whitworth, Greenville’s economic development director and interim city manager; Phyllis Henderson, a former chairwoman of the Greenville County Council and a state representative; and Derek Lewis, a member of the Greenville County Schools Board of […]

Peer-to-peer leadership transforms inmates

Self-managed, objectively accountable, peer-based leadership. It seems like an ideal structure — which makes it all the more remarkable that it originated in prison. “The first time I ever saw this happen,” says Tommy Moore, “I thought corporate America would pay millions of dollars for this.” Moore is the executive director of JumpStart, a Spartanburg-based […]

Grandbridge facilitates $32M for Reed Row refinance

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has closed a $32 million mortgage loan secured by Reed Row Apartments. Greenville-based Grandbridge senior vice presidents Phillip Cox and Bill Mattice originated the transaction for the newly developed, 132-unit luxury multifamily property in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. One of Grandbridge’s insurance company correspondents provided funding for the […]

South State Bank plans for continued success upon president and CEO’s...

John Windley, a banking veteran of 43 years, has announced his retirement as president and CEO of South State Bank after serving 12 years in the roles. Windley joined South State in Greenville 17 years ago as the company began expansion into the Upstate. Windley, who will retain the title of CEO until March 2019, is […]

Senior living program coming to Patrick Square

Patrick Square, a traditional neighborhood development in Clemson, is collaborating with Dominion Senior Living to offer a unique homeowning experience for senior citizens who want to maintain independence while enjoying a close community. Bridging the gap of aging care, the new program, Dominion Home Living at Patrick Square, is exclusively available to residents of The Villas […]

Front Row: September 2018 Design Review Board Urban Panel

The Sept. 6 public meeting of the city of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel resulted in approvals for all presented projects and positive feedback for a new townhome project on the corner of Rhett and Oneal streets in the West End. Two applications receiving approval with little discussion were for the exterior up-fit to […]

Small business has big impact on economic mobility in Greenville

By Brent Warwick A vital concern for any community that desires to thrive is the ability of residents to improve their economic status or that of their families. If people are locked into a low socio-economic status (also known as low mobility), that community’s efforts to flourish will be hampered until the underlying issue of […]

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