Charleston Business News

Robinson-Berry to Take New VP Role at Boeing’s Global Services

Staff Reports – Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and general manager of Boeing‘s North Charleston site, will take on a new role as VP of engineering maintenance and modification at the Boeing’s global services business. She will offer technical support services to the defense and commercial sectors at the Plano, Texas-based unit. The three-decade Boeing veteran previously…

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At Murray’s Mortuary The Circle Remains Unbroken

By Barney Blakeney For Grippon Boags, Chardale Murray and Rev. Charlie Murray, a relationship that is their triangle has come full circle. Boags took Chardale Murray under his wings while she still was in high school training her to become a mortician. He later took her younger brother Charlie under his wing as well and…

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Airport Revenue Flying High, Black Businesses Still Low Balled

By Barney Blakeney By most accounts, Charleston International Airport is in good financial shape. The approximately $200 million Charleston International Airport Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP) was completed in 2016. The county’s aviation authority, which sets policy for the airport, is set to start another building project: construction of a second parking deck estimated…

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Debt in America: Combatting Predatory Practices and Keeping Assets in our Communities

The NAACP is building public awareness of an initiative to enlighten individuals and families in our communities to the harm that predatory lending practices in South Carolina are doing to our economic health and general welfare. The SC State Conference, NAACP, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center and the SC Christian Action Council have partnered to develop…

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Despite Skepticism and Uncertainty Charleston Public Housing Will Change

By Barney Blakeney Charleston Housing Authority officials for the past several months have been meeting with tenants to inform them about restructuring that will change public housing as we know it. CHA General Counsel Melissa Maddox-Evans said the authority has adopted a program that allows public/private partnerships to invest in its properties as federal funding for…

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Charleston Habitat for Humanity Seeks Veterans for Homeownership Program

This spring Charleston Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its first Veterans Build home in North Charleston, which is sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities. Veterans Build is a comprehensive initiative to provide volunteer, housing, and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. The organization expects to break ground on its…

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Non-Profit Hosts 13th Annual Money Fair Free for Local Residents

The Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center will host its 13th presentation of Money Fair Saturday, April 21th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Royal Life Center at 4441 Durant Avenue in North Charleston. In addition to providing financial literacy and education during its annual community outreach, the non-profit organization will host the inaugural Pastors…

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Local Black Businesses Still Can’t Run With The Big Dogs

By Barney Blakeney Last weekend at many of the local Black owned businesses in the metropolitan Charleston region, it was business as usual. Popular soul food restaurants saw their typical patrons, some even saw fewer regulars. Beyond a higher percentage in hotel occupancy and unusually heavy traffic congestion in downtown Charleston, Black businesses saw little…

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