Category Archives: Business Services

Riley Institute announces new Diversity Leaders Initiative class

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Forty-three participants from the Midlands and surrounding areas will begin the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) this spring. Selected for their leadership and community engagement, the participants join more than 1,700 Riley Fellows statewide. Each new class further extends and enriches the body of DLI alumni equipped to work together to make South…
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Peter Oh joins Southern Community Services’ HOA management group

Columbia, S.C. – Seung Jae “Peter” Oh joined the Southern Community Services team as a staff accountant in the company’s corporate office in downtown Columbia, S.C. Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited community management firms in S.C., serves nearly 190 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family…
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Palmetto State Job Fair in Columbia on March 15

Columbia, SC – For the fourth consecutive year, ECPI University’s Columbia campus is leading a coalition of community organizations to host the Palmetto State Job Fair. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street. Held in…
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Local executive Ellen Wittwer Rohde wins national award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ellen Wittwer Rohde has received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award in honor of her professional achievements. Ellen served 22 years for the VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel whose companies include Wrangler, Lee, The North Face, Nautica, Timberland and Seven for all…
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Keep unemployment taxes lower by reducing fraudulent claims

Unemployment Insurance fraud is a crime that affects everyone. It drives up unemployment taxes for businesses, it affects people with legitimate jobless claims and it puts a strain on the state's unemployment trust fund. According to a 2011 study, unemployment fraud cost the federal government $3.3 billion. Click here to see what you can do…
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Talented Tenth to hold 2017 conference for young professionals

(Columbia, SC) -- The Talented Tenth will hold Talented Tenth Week, February 5-11, 2017, which will be a week of activities including its annual conference in Columbia. The week of activities is designed to bring talented, young professionals from across the Midlands region together to further their personal and professional development. Who:              Founded by Columbia…
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Dale Carnegie leadership training for managers set for March

Leadership Training for Managers - Employees are not told what to do anymore. Now, you need to engage your team and assist them in reaching their goals. You do not direct; you win the team over to your point of view. You do not dictate; you inspire and empower! You can learn how to effectively…
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Michael Dorrington named sales, marketing VP for Electric Guard Dog

COLUMBIA, S.C.  -- Electric Guard Dog, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service, and the market leading supplier of electric security fences in the U.S., announced the company has tapped Michael Dorrington as their inaugural Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dorrington arrives at EGD with 18 years' worth of sales and marketing success. As Vice President…
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City of Columbia to host green networking event Jan. 27

WHAT: The City of Columbia is hosting a free green networking breakfast for businesses and homeowners. The workshop will feature a panel discussion with solar installers and both workplace and residential customers. There will also be a tour of the Museum’s rooftop solar array. The breakfast and meeting is free, but you must register online…
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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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