Charleston Business News

Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson’s April 24 Round Table Meeting: Heirs Property Preservation and Property Tax Savings and Payments

Charleston County Councilwoman Anna B. Johnson of District 8 will hold her monthly round table discussion on Wednesday, April 24. The meetings normally are held at 12:30 p.m.on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the John’s Island Regional Library located at 3531 Maybank Highway on Johns Island.  Our guest speakers this month: Hope Watson, Staff Attorney for the Center of Heirs…

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Free Origin SC Workshops focusing on Homeownership, Credit, and Budgeting in May

  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 May 2019 offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. You can meet with them by phone or online as well. Making Ends Meet Learn…

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End of Tax Season Means Crunch Time for Taxpayers: H&R Block offers extended hours in Charleston

Whether they’re third-shift workers, “night owls” or self-proclaimed procrastinators, many taxpayers need tax help beyond regular business hours as the April filing deadline approaches. H&R Block is keeping several of its Charleston area tax offices open extended hours to ensure taxpayers receive the tax advice they need before this year’s deadline. Monday, April 15, local…

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Black Businesses Still Spectators In The Race For Cash

By Barney Blakeney The 42nd annual event of the Cooper River Bridge Run was held April 6 and despite nearly a half century of continued spectating, Black business still hasn’t entered the race as significant economic contenders. An estimated 40,000 visitors came to town last weekend, bringing with them a $30 million economic impact. According…

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Charleston Promise Neighborhood Conducts ‘Miseducation of Gentrification’ Discussions

Charleston Promise Neighborhood March 21 held the first of five community forums this year about ‘The Miseducation of Gentrification’ in an unprecedented panel discussion at Burke High School. CPN supports Expanded Learning Time (ELT), Healthcare and Parent & Community Engagement in its focus area that extends from the peninsula west side to the Accabee community…

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Charleston County Celebrates National Community Development Week April 22-26, 2019

Charleston County will recognize the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week, April 22-26, 2019. The week-long celebration brings together citizens, program staff, partnering organizations, and beneficiaries through events that recognize and showcase the local programs supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and…

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Metanoia Continues Building Businesses and Communities

By Barney Blakeney Through several business initiatives, Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston’s Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood is continuing its efforts to insure that residents of the community will maintain their presence in the rapidly transforming community previously relegated to urban blight for more than two decades. Chicora/Cherokee, the community adjacent to the now defunct Charleston…

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Fresh Future Farm Hopes SC Black Farmers Conference Becomes Annual Gathering

By Damion Smalls North Charleston’s Chicora-Cherokee area urban garden and grocery store Fresh Future Farm (FFF) brought together dozens of agricultural entrepreneurs and advocates locally and nationally to the inaugural South Carolina Black Farmers Conference March 26. With the theme “Growing Farmers in Community,” FFF Chief Farm Officer and co-founder Germaine Jenkins knows all too…

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