Charleston Business News

CO Federal Credit Union Is Leading The Way

According to a February 28, 2019 Washington Post article, “over the past decade, the real estate fortunes for African Americans have reversed course. Despite a strengthening economy, including record low unemployment and higher wages for black workers, homeownership levels for that group have dropped incrementally almost every year since 2004. [Thus falling] to 43 percent…

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Upcoming Origin SC’s Workshops in June 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. If you’d rather meet with us by phone or online, that option is always available.  Making…

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Housing For All-Mount Pleasant Raises $20,000 with Donate2it

  Housing For All- Mount Pleasant (HFA) teamed with local crowdfunding platform Donate2it to achieve a major fundraising milestone of $20,000. All told, the attainable housing non-profit has raised $22,500 in funds in the past two months. “Affordable housing is a growing problem across our entire region and especially in Mount Pleasant, which was recently named the most…

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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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