Category Archives: Business Services

Valpak of Greater Columbia sold to S.C. businessmen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Valpak of Greater Columbia has been acquired by Daniel Bedenbaugh and Trey Bruner. The large South Carolina territory, which includes Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties, has served local businesses and residents since 1994. The entrepreneurs plan to mail their…
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Midlands mayors to attend networking event Feb. 9 at Za’s on Devine

Mayor Steve Benjamin, along with six mayors from the Midlands Regional Mayors Forum, will gather to dine at Za’s on Devine with professionals at the Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) event, Table for Six (TF6), on Feb. 9, 2017. This event allows aspiring leaders in the greater Columbia area to connect with seasoned executives – in this…
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Leadership Columbia taking applications for class of 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Chamber’s leadership program, Leadership Columbia, is now taking applications for the Class of 2018. Founded in 1972, the program is a 10-month course designed to provide our community with an enduring source of leaders who are prepared and committed to serving their region. Roughly 60 applicants will be selected this…
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Strategic Development Group article on site selection published in trade magazine

Strategic Development Group is pleased to announce a featured article has been published in Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine’s October/November issue and republished in mid-December via the fDi web site. The article titled “Ten site-selection errors made by manufacturers” is included within the Think Tank segment of the magazine and outlines the most common and…
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SCRA announces acceptance of 5 client companies into SC Launch program

Summerville, S.C. – As part of its ongoing mission to foster high-tech economic growth in South Carolina, SCRA announced the recent acceptance of five client companies into its SC Launch program. Client companies are accepted into the economic development program to receive mentoring and other support services and may also be eligible to receive grant…
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Fourth-quarter contribution and wage reports due

Fourth quarter contribution and wage reports from businesses are due on Jan. 31. You can file your reports electronically by going to either SC Automated Tax System or to SC Business One Stop. For more information about filing reports or what wage information should be included in your report, click here.
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Midlands economic competitive report to be discussed Jan. 13

December 20, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.) - Mayor Steve Benjamin and the EngenuitySC board will announce results of the economic development organization’s third annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report at a gathering of regional leaders on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the USC Alumni Center in Columbia, S.C. The Midlands Business Leadership Group (MBLG),…
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Registration open for TransformSC Spring Conference in Greenville

Registration is now open for the 2017 TransformSC Spring Conference, where we will convene educators, business leaders and policymakers to inspire school, district and community leaders to #ThinkForward through transformational leadership. More than 500 educators, business leaders, policymakers and representatives from higher education institutions and the non-profit sector are expected to attend this year's conference.…
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Aflac releases findings from Corporate Responsibility Survey

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Expectations of good business behavior have become so strong that consumers are ready to actually take action to penalize companies viewed as irresponsible. A vast majority of professional investors view investments in community action and philanthropy not as a waste of money that could be returned to shareholders, but rather as an…
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2017 Growth Report Lexington

Lexington Growth Report – Lexington is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. The Columbia Regional Business Report will take an in-depth look at the economic development potential and future of this high-growth region with a special section to be published in March of 2017. Make sure your business is positioned in front…
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