This Week in UBJ: A Quiet Man’s Resounding Influence

Tee Hooper’s low-key leadership, BMW in the Upstate turns 25, more fun and games on Main Street, and more.

This Week in UBJ: All Flip, No Flop

An entrepreneurial trip from barbecue to flip-flops, a “merger of equals” to form the state’s largest health care system, a $16 million founding win for a Main Street company, and two new downtown hotels.

Clemson professor receives $3M to research cyberattack defenses

The operating system that’s under development, known as S2OS, could make data stored and transmitted in computer and network systems more secure.

This Week in UBJ: The Duke’s Century

One hundred years ago, one woman made a huge impression on scores of WWI soldiers. And unlike Wonder Woman, Greenville’s Eugenia Duke knew a great mayonnaise recipe.

This Week in UBJ: World, meet the Upstate. Upstate, meet the world.

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome — it’s the Upstate Business Journal’s special focus on international issues.

This Week in UBJ: A New Course for GSP

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the container home trend, corporate bigwigs descending on Greenville, and two much-anticipated new restaurants are highlights of this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

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.