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Duke Energy Foundation donates $350K to Upstate conservation projects

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded more than $350,000 in grants to 14 environmental nonprofits in South Carolina. “We are dedicated to protecting the natural beauty of South Carolina and being good stewards of the environment,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, Duke Energy’s South Carolina president, in a news release. “By supporting the organizations that do this […]

Anderson-based AnMed Health cuts 159 positions

Anderson-based AnMed Health has laid off 94 employees and eliminated 65 vacant positions. The cuts include full-time and part-time positions, according to a press release from the health system. Employees affected by the layoffs include lab technicians, security personnel, and workers in radiology, among others. The health system cited various factors for the cuts. “Several […]

20 leaders from five cities tour Greenville for examples of smart...

Smart Growth America and the Knight Foundation recently held the second phase of its inaugural Amazing Place Ideas Forum in Greenville. Held Nov. 14-16, the forum brought more than 20 economic development leaders and elected officials from five U.S. cities to Greenville to see how the city has used historic preservation, brownfield redevelopment, and riverfront […]

First look at the floor plans for the new Avant luxury...

Following the highly anticipated and dramatic reveal of the planned Avant development at 702 S. Main St., Greenville on Nov. 16, the developer, Steve Mack, owner of STM Acquisition & Development, released the eight available floor plans for the 12 luxury condo units. They range from a two-bedroom 1,600-square-foot plan to a 3,400-square-foot, two-story penthouse unit. […]

Are the Carolina Panthers’ days of holding training camp in Spartanburg...

Although shunned by many, the black cat is revered in Spartanburg County – especially when it appears as the image of a snarling panther bordered in electric blue. For the past 23 summers, the NFL’s Carolina Panthers have brought revenue and the national spotlight to Spartanburg during their training camp at Wofford College. This year, […]

Kolache Factory announces opening of new bakery-café in Powdersville

The Upstate’s first of at least three Kolache Factory franchise locations will open in December at 3609 Highway 153, Powdersville, in a new strip center owned by RealOp Development. The lease for the 1,700-square-foot space was finalized in June with a projected opening of Dec. 5, which franchisee Dean Lord says may be delayed because […]

How rebuilding in sports relates to investing

When Sports Illustrated boldly claimed on the cover of their June 25, 2014, issue that the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series, it seemed to be a ludicrous prediction.

Making Sense of Tax Reform

Over the past several weeks, Republicans in the House and Senate have finally released tax reform bills.

Schwartzkopf named Community Journals’ executive vice president

Susan Schwartzkopf, who has worked in advertising, digital media, and marketing for more than 25 years, has joined Community Journals as executive vice president.

Renamed Avant development moves forward at South Main and River streets

A mixed-use development at 702 S. Main St. that was approved in 2015 by the City of Greenville is finally moving forward with the same exterior design, which includes an 84-foot waterfall facing River Street, but a complete overhaul of the interior plan. The most notable change: the initially planned 40 apartments have been nixed […]

Michelin North America’s chairman and CEO Selleck will retire Dec. 31

Greenville-based Michelin North America announced Thursday, Nov. 16, its chairman and president Pete Selleck will retire at the end of the year. Selleck has spent 35 years with the tire manufacturer, the past six at the company’s helm. “I’ve only had two jobs in my entire life — Michelin and the U.S. Army,” said Selleck, […]

Spartanburg Chamber hires Nestlen as its new director of resource development

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday, Nov. 16, it has hired Charlianne Wyatt Nestlen as its director of resource development. Nestlen will be responsible for growing revenue and developing new investment through investor retention and upgrades, solicitation of sponsorships, advertising, and other revenue opportunities, the Spartanburg Chamber said. She will also manage the […]

Diner 24 closes, will reopen under new management

One of the most anticipated restaurants of the year – Diner 24 – was short-lived, at least with the current management. Bottle Cap Group, the owners of the 24-hour diner in the former Charlie’s Steakhouse at 18 E. Coffee St., Greenville, announced the restaurant’s closing Nov. 13 after opening in July. The sudden closing came […]

Hartness unveils home designs for village-esque neighborhood development

Hartness has unveiled the individual home designs for the neighborhood development on the 444-acre property off of Highway 14. A suburban village, Hartness will offer dozens of plans, from quaint cottages and townhomes to grand manor homes and estates, which may be customized to taste; buyers may also custom-build their home. The homes on property […]

USC Upstate invited to compete in Big South Conference

The University of South Carolina Upstate announced Wednesday it has received an invitation to join the Big South Conference. Pending approval from the USC’s board of trustees at a meeting on Dec. 19, the Upstate Spartans will join the likes of Gardner-Webb University, Charleston Southern, and the University of North Carolina at Asheville on July […]

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