Category Archives: Business Services

Employers can help reduce improper unemployment insurance payments

Improper payments may lead to an increase in your unemployment rate. The No. 1 cause of the improper payment rate is the misreporting of hours and earnings by individuals. A person who is working reduced hours may receive unemployment insurance benefits but must accurately report this information when filing. You can help by reporting new…
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State Chamber releases 2017 Workforce & Jobs Report

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to release the 2017 Workforce & Jobs Report, an S.C. Chamber publication detailing the state of the South Carolina workforce and current trends and challenges. In the report, you can find updates on initiatives for preparing South Carolina’s workforce, trends in the tire and…
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State Chamber announces Workforce Innovator Awards winners

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the small, medium, and large employer award winners for this year’s Workforce Innovator Award. The winners represent the Chamber members who have used their own resources and ingenuity to implement private sector workforce development solutions to address the skills gap and help create…
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Community leaders join Midlands Anchor advisory board

The Midlands Anchor team is excited to announce the official launch of its Community Advisory Board, effective March 1st, 2017. This team of 20 leaders and influencers span business, cultural, historic, nonprofit and educational sectors across Richland and Lexington County. Collectively, the board has been hand picked to represent the talent, creativity, intellect and kindness…
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Columbia MBDA Business Center to host small business forecast summit March 10

COLUMBIA, SC — The MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC will host SB Connect, an economic outlook summit for South Carolina’s small and minority-owned businesses. The daylong event will take place on March 10, 2017 at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street in Columbia, SC. The Center has assembled speakers, panelists and…
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Ann Marie Stieritz named chief impact officer for Liberty Fellowship

A leading strategist in economic development and education, Ann Marie will be responsible for building and strengthening solutions designed and implemented by Liberty Fellows who are working to advance South Carolina in the areas of public policy, education, health and wellness, economic development and environment. She is a Fellow from the Class of 2016 and…
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Chuck Hudson named general manager for Colite sign company

Colite Announces the Addition of Chuck Hudson as General Manager Mr. Hudson will lead Colite’s Project Management Division after a record-setting year. Columbia, Feb. 2, 2017: Colite is proud to announce that Mr. Chuck Hudson will join the management team in the newly-created role of General Manager, overseeing the daily operations of the Project Management…
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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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