Charleston Business News

Researchers to Study COVID-19 Impact on S.C. Restaurants

By Mike Robertson Researchers from the College of Charleston’s School of Business and Lander University’s College of Business are currently studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on restaurant owners and operators in South Carolina. The research aims to explore current economic situations and perceptions regarding COVID-19. They also hope to find out if owners are able…

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One Region Releases Strategy and Guidelines to Safely Reopen Tri-County Area

One Region, a collaborative initiative focused on building a stronger, more inclusive regional economy, has released phase one of re|IGNITE, a plan to safely reopen businesses in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The strategy and guideline documents can be viewed at OneRegionReIGNITE.org. re|IGNITE includes high-level recommendations on how and when to safely reopen in a…

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As Job Losses Mount, Palmetto Project Reminds Consumers that Affordable Health Coverage is Still Available

With unprecedented unemployment during this public health and economic crisis — including South Carolinians who filed 415,635 new unemployment claims between March 7th and April 25th — an estimated 375,000 will lose their job-based health insurance by June. Palmetto Project’s Insure SC team can help these people secure comprehensive and affordable coverage, but they must…

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SC Housing Authorizes $5 Million for COVID-19 Rental Assistance

SC Housing will provide approximately $5 million in emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. The program will provide emergency housing assistance on behalf of renters affected by shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave. Eligible households could receive rental assistance of up…

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Town Of Mcclellanville, BCDCOG Launch Virtual Comprehensive Plan Online Meeting

Town of McClellanville residents and stakeholders are invited to join the town online for a virtual 2020 Comprehensive Plan meeting beginning May 12. In partnership with the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the virtual meeting will be available online on the town’s website (www.townofmcclellanville-sc.net) through June 30. A video presentation and short survey will be available, giving the…

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Charleston County Probate Judge to Conduct Virtual Workshop

Charleston County Probate Court invites all to view the Virtual Estate Workshop, currently available at https://ccprobate.charlestoncounty.org/estate-planning.php Judge Irvin G. Condon will be available to answer questions Monday, May 18, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in a Zoom Town Hall Format. Please call Jamie Robinson at 843-814-1707 for Monday’s Zoom Link and details. For information…

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Challenges Continue To Opening The State To COVID-19

By Barney Blakeney Last week, protesters led by the S.C. NAACP and S.C. National Action Network converged in Columbia to challenge the state’s relaxation of social restrictions implemented because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The state has stopped enforcing its stay-at-home order and will allow restaurants to resume outdoor dining, two moves meant to boost businesses…

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YWCA Greater Charleston Graduates First Group of Female Entrepreneurs of Color

On April 20, 2020, YWCA Greater Charleston graduated the inaugural class of women entrepreneurs of color from its new WE 360° program. The name of this free six-week workshop series, created by YWCA USA and sponsored by McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden program, stands for “Women’s Empowerment 360 Degrees.” The program was specifically designed to…

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