Charleston Business News

Credit Union & Church Partnership Promises Mutual Benefits

  By Barney Blakeney Nationally the African Methodist Episcopal Church has entered a partnership with some 19 Black owned banking institutions around the country to begin an innovative economic collaboration. In Charleston where Community Owned Federal Credit Union is the premier such entity, that process is in its infancy. C.O. Federal Credit Union President and…

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Charleston County DSS deputy director Darrell Morris named Employee of the Month

The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month programs recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion. Darrell Morris, deputy director of Charleston County DSS, was recently named a July Employee of the Month. “I was surprised and honored to be selected,” he said. According to his nomination,…

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Business Profile: Smallwood Care Removal Services, LLC

SMALLWOOD CARE REMOVAL SERVICES, LLC Owner: • Anthony Smallwood, Timberland High School – Class of 2006 Service Rendered & Available: • 24/7 Removal Services – Inclusive of holidays • Services provided in all geographical regions pick-ups • Removal from homes, medical facilities, nursing home & others     • North Charleston Business • License #LIC-12-16-159553 Mission Statement Our goal is to facilitate…

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Ruth Jordan Takes Over As Charleston MBE Office Manager

By Barney Blakeney Charleston realtor, former procurement officer, CEO, administrator and Charleston County School Board chairwoman Ruth Jordan has been named Manager of the Charleston Minority Business Enterprise Office. Jordan took the position as Charleston MBE Office manager June 25. She succeeded Theron Snype, who held the position the past 12 years. Jordan brings to…

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Protests Should Lead To Opportunities, Says Smith

By Barney Blakeney The July 2 arrest of a 16-year-old Charleston youth illegally selling handmade Palmetto Roses has sparked protests and promises of conversations about the potential for entrepreneurship among Black youth. It is a conversation many say is long overdue. A Charleston police officer assigned to the Market area of the historic district tried…

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Snype Retires As Charleston MBE Office Director

By Barney Blakeney After 12 years in the position, Friday, June 22 was Theron Snype’s last day as director of the Charleston Minority Business Enterprise Office. For more than a decade, Snype served as the face of minority business as it related to the city, proving himself a capable advocate in an environment of burgeoning…

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