Charleston Business News

Upcoming Origin SC’s Workshops in July 2019

  Begin believing in achieving your goals today! Origin SC offers workshops around the tri-county area of Charleston, SC. They also offer one-on-one appointments with certified credit advisors. Take a look at their offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. Or, if you’d rather meet with them by phone or online, they can do that…

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‘This Fight Against McDonald’s is For the American Dream’: Booker, Buttigieg, O’Rourke Join Striking Charleston McDonald’s Workers, As 2020 Candidates Back Workers’ Bold Demand for Union Rights

McDonald’s workers’ demand for union rights took center stage in South Carolina Saturday as Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke stood with workers on strike for the right to a union. It was the latest display in a rising chorus in support of union rights at McDonald’s among leading 2020 hopefuls, just weeks after…

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Charleston/LDC Settlement Allows For More Affordable Housing

By Barney Blakeney May 30 the City of Charleston and the Charleston Citywide Local Development Corporation (LDC) announced that Mayor John J. Tecklenburg and former Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. have entered an agreement that will make another $19 million available to help address the City’s growing affordable housing problem. May 16 city and neighborhood…

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SC Works Hosts Job Re-entry Expo

SC Works Trident is set to host a re-entry job fair and expo Wednesday, June 12 at the SC Works Dorchester facility at 1325-A Boone Hill Road in Summerville. One of the largest re-entry events hosted by SC Works throughout the year, the South Coast Re-entry Job Fair and Expo‘s goal is to connect job seekers, who have…

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Lowcountry Local First Announces New Team Members

Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, recently welcomed Raquel Padgett and Steve Fletcher to the team. Raquel joins as the Good Enterprises Program Director, bringing a wealth of entrepreneurial passion and expertise to the table in order to lead the new Good Enterprises Initiative for the organization. Steve will…

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What Does Kwadjo Think About Redevelopment In Charleston? – “It’s Disappointing”

By Barney Blakeney As redevelopment along the central Meeting Street corridor of the Charleston peninsula transforms familiar 20th century landmarks into structural hints of what the 21st century will bring, some expressed curiosity about the thoughts of visionaries such as former Charleston City Councilman Kwadjo Campbell. I asked Campbell what he thinks about the redevelopment…

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