Charleston Business News

New App, Temporary Location Puts TINYBUSINESSES On Display

By Barney Blakeney The Charleston Rhizome Collective’s ConNECKtedTOO work is continuing through two of its latest initiatives – the December launching of the conNECKtedTOO/TINYisPOWERFUL mobile app and revitalized website and a temporary conNECKtedTOO Community Lab at 2023 Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston. The Rhizome Collective is an inter-generational grassroots collaboration of artists, social activists, educators and…

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Leonitta L. Turner Named Charleston County Aviation Authority Director of Human Resources

Leonitta L. Turner has been named Director of Human Resources for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. In this role, Turner will plan, direct, and coordinate a comprehensive human resources management program for CCAA employees. Leonitta “Nitta”, a 19-year Human Resource Executive, will also be responsible for HR strategic planning, health & safety, recruitment and selection,…

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Lowcountry Hospitality Association to Host the Region’s Largest Hospitality-Only Job Fair

The  Lowcountry Hospitality Association (LHA) is set to host the region’s largest hospitality-only job fair Wednesday, February 26 at the Charleston Area Convention Center. LHA’s mission is to support business interests common to both lodging and foodservice establishments in the tri-county area, including advocacy and workforce development. “We are fortunate to live in one of the most…

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Friends Of The Lowcountry Low Line Set For Community Input

By Barney Blakeney After more than eight years of planning, the Friends of the Lowcountry Lowline soon will be making community presentations about the proposed linear park that will transform the abandoned rail line that runs adjacent to I-26 on the peninsula into vibrant community spaces. The Friends of the Lowline was organized approximately eight…

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Poll Managers Needed for the Democratic Presidential Primary

  The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the Democratic Presidential Primary. “Poll managers have a unique opportunity to serve the community, meet their neighbors and become involved in the democratic process,” said Joseph Debney, BEVR’s Executive Director. Poll managers are compensated $135 ($60 for training and $75…

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It Either Will Take Magic Or Voters To Affect Controversial Board Appointments

By Barney Blakeney The South Carolina National Action Network is among those locally protesting the recent Charleston Aviation Authority Board’s appointment of Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey as the authority’s executive director. Summey, first elected to county council in 2008 is son of North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and followed his father onto the…

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