This Week in UBJ: The Trumpcare Conundrum

The AHCA, Greenville’s new music venue, Will Rothschild’s exit from Spartanburg City Hall, and first looks at two downtown restaurants.

This Week in UBJ: Erwin Penland’s Change of Scenery

EP+CO, Israeli startups, James Fallows, and your dog’s next vacation spot — all covered in this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

This Week in UBJ: The Hub City at the Crossroads

Commercial real estate in downtown Spartanburg, United Community Bank, Monaghan redevelopment — plus, stop wasting everybody’s time in meetings. All in this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

Alternative to Woodruff Road moves forward

The two-lane connector would give motorists new ways of getting to popular destinations along Woodruff Road without having to drive on the notoriously congested retail corridor itself.

Federal regulators levy fines against CertusBank founders, former execs

Former execs fined more than $55,000 without admitting wrongdoing. Feds cite excessive spending and “reckless unsafe or unsound practices.”

Advance America announces partnership with NASCAR’s Danica Patrick

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series racer Danica Patrick will display Spartanburg-based short-term lender’s logo on her helmet during the 2017 season and will be a prominent fixture in the company’s marketing efforts.

KEMET completes acquisition of Japanese electronics manufacturer NEC Tokin

The Simpsonville-based electronics supplier will pay approximately $52.5 million in a deal expected to close April 10.

Spartanburg Water’s Community Benefit Program picking up steam

During the past year, the program has attracted participation from 14 vendors and produced $45,000 in donations and support for local charities.

Greer welcomes new Growler Haus

Upstate entrepreneur Craig Kinley and his team opened their fourth craft beer lounge Friday in a 2,000-square-foot space at 213 Trade St. in downtown Greer.

10 Startups to Watch in 2017

Keep your eye on these enterprises in the coming year as they carve out their space in the Upstate and beyond.

Furman sponsors entrance at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

The Furman University Entrance, which is located on the side of the arena facing North Church Street in downtown Greenville, was installed this week.

Escape room pitched for team-building

Upstate companies have a new option in finding a venue for team-building exercises: an “escape room” at an indoor go-kart track that’s focused on a local NASCAR legend.

Expert: Mexico’s free-trade agreements have drawn the auto industry

Mexico’s 14 free-trade agreements covering 45 countries help its manufacturers export more cost-effectively.

Officials: Tourism grew to a $20.2 billion for SC in 2015

South Carolina’s tourism industry experienced record growth for a fourth consecutive year, officials said Wednesday during the S.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in downtown Spartanburg.

Officials: Tourism grew to a $20.2 billion for SC in 2015

South Carolina’s tourism industry experienced record growth for a fourth consecutive year, officials said Wednesday during the S.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in downtown Spartanburg.