Category Archives: Business Services

SBA Announces National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON – Today, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Linda McMahon announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from April 30-May 6, 2017. McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners from around the country. She will…
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America’s SBDCs to Host Inaugural SBDC Day March 22

Columbia, SC – Business has changed dramatically over the last 37 years, and the America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has been there throughout. Since 1980, America’s SBDCs—the nation’s largest business assistance network—have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship. With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs…
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Award-Winning Journalist Meaghan Norman Joins NP Strategy; Communications Firm Expands Client Services

Columbia, SC, March 15, 2017 – After 10 years in the television broadcast industry, award-winning journalist and TV news anchor, Meaghan Norman joins NP Strategy to manage media relations for the strategic communications firm. [caption id="attachment_8217" align="alignleft" width="239"] Meaghan Norman[/caption] “We are extremely fortunate to have Meaghan on our team,” said Leighton Lord, Managing Director…
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Southern Community Services Acquires Three New Homeowner Association Management Clients in Columbia, S.C. Area

March 13, 2017 (Columbia, S.C.) – Southern Community Services, one of only six AAMC-accredited community association management firms in S.C., has added three new Columbia area communities to its growing client list. Southern Community Services (SCS) serves the HOA boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family…
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Presenters wanted for 5th annual Small Business Week in Columbia

The Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) is pleased to issue a Call for Presenters for the 5th Annual Small Business Week Conference to be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 8 AM – 2 PM. The OBO uses several economic development tools to provide creative business opportunities to…
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Nexsen Pruet sends 3 to Diversity Leadership Initiative

COLUMBIA and GREENVILLE, SC – Nexsen Pruet Members (partners) Matthew Roberts and Todd Davidson, along with NP Strategy Senior Project Manager Amanda Loveday have been selected for this year’s Diversity Leadership Initiative through Furman’s Richard W. Riley Institute. Roberts and Loveday will take part in the program in the Midlands, and Davidson will participate in…
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Women’s Business Opportunity Conference March 29

The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host a Women’s Business Opportunity Conference on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at AGAPE Conference Center (1624 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201) from 1 PM – 5 PM. The Women’s Business of Opportunity Conference is for women-owned businesses that are interested in doing business with the…
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Central SC Committee of 100 welcomes new officers and board members

Announces Planning for 2017 Membership Events COLUMBIA, S.C. –  The Central SC Committee of 100 is excited to announce the newest Board Members and Officers for 2017. •    Barrie Kirk, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education and Marketing Communications, Midlands Technical College – Chair •    Mark J. Hendrix CPA, Executive Vice President, Burkett Burkett &…
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Leadership Columbia application period closes March 22

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Columbia Chamber’s leadership program, Leadership Columbia, will close the application period for the Class of 2018 on Wednesday, March 22 at 5:00 PM. 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…
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Marti Bluestein to participate in Diversity Leaders Initiative

This spring, Margaret “Marti” Miles Bluestein will participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative, a program of the Riley Institute at Furman. A founding partner of Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson and Delgado, LLC, Bluestein will be one of 44 community leaders participating in the program’s Midlands class. The DLI program trains participants to understand their diversity and…
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