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SRS Emergency Preparedness Exercise February 27

The Savannah River Site (SRS) will conduct a site-wide emergency preparedness exercise on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Emergency vehicles and mock security measures may be visible at the site boundary and/or barricades beginning in the morning and lasting into the afternoon. In the event of an actual emergency, media will be notified by SRS public information…
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Museum lecture to assess the effectiveness of the Civil War naval blockade

[caption id="attachment_20269" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Brem Bonner[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Union blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War was a huge enterprise. To carry it out, the U.S. Navy grew to 500 ships and 100,000 men. But it wasn’t as effective at stopping smugglers as many have assumed. That’s the conclusion reached by…
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Leading Statewide Association for Nursery and Landscape Professionals, the SCGIA, Elects 2019-2020 Board of Directors

South Carolina – The members of the South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) elected their 2019-2020 Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual Trade Show and Convention. The Trade Show was held in Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with more than 700 attendees and 200 exhibitors  from January 29, 2019 through February 1, 2019. The Association awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students in the horticulture field. At…
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Enterprising Women Magazine Announces 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs COLUMBIA, S.C. February 12, 2019 – A local business owner, Karen R Jenkins of KRJ Consulting, was recently recognized for outstanding achievements. Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs.…
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Hotel Trundle Receives Golden Nail Award from Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Columbia’s first boutique hotel recognized for renovations to historic building COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hotel Trundle, Columbia’s first boutique hotel, has been awarded the prestigious Golden Nail Award by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. This award is in recognition of Hotel Trundle’s contribution to enhancing the physical character of the greater Midlands region through the renovations…
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Ransomware webinar on Feb. 20 aims to help businesses avoid cyber attacks

Ransomware is the biggest cybersecurity threat facing businesses in 2019, with an estimated 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring daily. What's more, a recent report on South Carolina Public Radio stated that one in three businesses will experience an attack this year. But what is ransomware, and how can businesses minimize their risk of attack? What should…
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On the Table Survey Results Show Optimism and Engagement in Community Central Carolina Community Foundation launches Beyond the Table mini-grants to continue the conversations that began at the first On the Table initiative

Columbia, S.C., Feb. 11, 2019 – Central Carolina Community Foundation – the Midlands’ center for philanthropy – revealed the survey results from their inaugural On the Table day of conversations that took place October 24, 2018. The survey reveals that participants are optimistic about the future of the community and see Richland and Lexington Counties…
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Pond Celebrates Women in Leadership

Throughout their industries and in the community, Pond’s female leaders are rising to the top and our Columbia, South Carolina team is no exception. Pond is proud to employ individuals who dedicate their time and energy to industry membership groups that encourage developing new skills through training, provide support and mentorship, and recruit and retain…
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Commissioner Bill Bratton Joins Electric Guard Dog’s Board of Directors

Columbia, SC – January 31, 2019 – Today, Electric Guard Dog, LLC, the #1 Theft Deterrent Service, announced that Commissioner Bill Bratton, one of the most highly decorated and well-known law enforcement officials in the United States, will join its Board of Directors. Mr. Bratton is currently Senior Managing Director of Teneo Holdings, a global…
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