Category Archives: Business Services

Southern Community Services execs earn HOA management credentials

Two members of the senior leadership team at Southern Community Services (SCS) have been awarded the highest credential status in the international homeowner association management industry. Larry Ridlehoover, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, president and co-principal, and Mary Helen Settle, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, vice president, Upstate region, are two of only three individuals in South Carolina to…
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Mentors Chosen for 12th Class of Liberty Fellowship

Offering a seasoned perspective to solving problems and getting results, the mentors for the newest Liberty Fellowship class will guide these Fellows to become better leaders. Accomplished and successful, the mentors represent diverse backgrounds and professions, and each one has taken a broader role in South Carolina to push for progress. “Proven leaders don’t operate…
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Businesses sought for participation in annual Midlands Job Fair on March 9

The third annual SC Midlands Job Fair is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., in Columbia. Businesses in the Midlands are being sought to participate. Employers interested in building or enhancing their workforce should register for the largest professional job fair in South Carolina.  Over 2,000 professionals…
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Trade fair offers small and minority businesses chance to expand opportunities

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Office of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification (SMBCC) and the Division of Procurement Services of the South Carolina Fiscal Accountability Authority invite owners of small and minority businesses to the “Take it to the Next Level” 2016 Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification Forum. The event,…
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State Chamber Honors Rep. Gregory Duckworth With Business Advocate Award

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce released the following statement after recognizing Representative Gregory Duckworth (R-Horry) with the 2015 Business Advocate Award. This award was given to members of the General Assembly based upon performance on votes tracked by our 2015 Legislative Scorecard. South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted…
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Diversity Leaders Initiative selects 41 from Midlands for 9th Class of Fellows

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) has selected its 9th Class of Fellows from the Midlands. The 41 incoming class members will join more than 1,500 Riley Fellows from across the state to participate in DLI. “DLI graduates are responding to great challenges facing South Carolina in thoughtful, positive ways that help to…
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Clark‐Powell Associates CEO Bluhm dies at age 54

Winston Salem, NC. February 4, 2016 -- The Management Team of Clark‐Powell Associates today reported with deep sadness the passing of  Stephanie Bluhm, age 54, the company’s majority owner and President. Ms.  Bluhm had been with  Clark‐Powell  since 1986 originally heading the company’s  purchasing division and following as President since 2010. The company has named…
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Startup Weekend Sumter set for Feb. 26-28

Do you have a business idea that you are anxious to pursue?  Are you ready to be part of an amazing event that encourages entrepreneurship and exudes energy?  Startup Weekend Sumter on Feb. 26-28 is the perfect choice, in a collaborative and competitive environment. And with prizes!!  At Startup Weekend Sumter, you can: Pitch an…
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