Charleston Business News

Lowcountry Local First Congratulates First Graduating Class of the Community Business Academy

  Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultivating an economy anchored in local ownership, is inviting all entrepreneurs to participate in the Community Business Academy (CBA), a 12-week business planning and management program that is part of LLF’s Good Enterprises Initiative. Good Enterprises aims to be a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order…

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South Carolina Federal Hosts Retirement Workshops Through CFS

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will host seven complimentary workshops on retirement basics, presented by CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS)*, beginning on February 10.  In the workshops, CFS* investment advisors will educate attendees on how retirement needs have changed over the years and how they can successfully plan for their future. Each workshop will be…

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Charleston County Parks recruiting staff now for Summer 2020

  The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is seeking candidates for a number of recently-opened positions. These opportunities are posted now at www.ccprc.com/jobs. Currently, CCPRC is seeking candidates for seasonal jobs including lifeguards, camp counselors, maintenance, park attendants and others for summer 2020. Most positions are open for ages 15 and up, with 14-year-olds considered…

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Upcoming Origin SC’s Workshops in February 2020

Begin believing in achieving your goals today! Origin SC offers workshops around the tri-county area of Charleston. Origin also offer one-on-one appointments with certified credit advisors. Take a look at their offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. They also offer their services by phone or online.  Making Ends Meet Learn basic budgeting techniques and…

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Small Business Administration Holds Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grant in South Carolina

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold roundtable training sessions in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application opportunity. Information for the upcoming roundtables: Columbia: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. EST Benedict College Business Development Center 2601 Read St, Columbia, S.C. 29204 Register Charleston: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. EST Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Catalyst Center 4500 Leeds…

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Charleston County Opens Application Process for Local Accommodations Tax Funding

Charleston County Government is now accepting applications for distribution of approximately $250,000 to non-profit, 501(c) organizations that provide support and increase tourism in the Charleston County area through advertising/ promotion and/or through the maintenance or construction of tourist-related buildings.   The applications are reviewed by the Charleston Area Visitors Bureau and College of Charleston’s Office of…

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SCDOT Vows More Fairness, Inclusion In I-526 Widening Project

By Barney Blakeney In the past, highway construction usually meant devastation to minority communities. Local examples tell a sad story of displaced residents, disconnected families, divided communities and lost generational homes. As the I-526 WEST widening project commences managers vow that won’t be the case with the $1 billion, approximately 10-year undertaking. An Environmental Impact…

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Santee Cooper Sale Should Be a 2020 Legislative Priority, Says Gullah Geechee Chamber

By Barney Blakeney As the 2020 South Carolina legislative session gets underway, advocates for the sale of Santee Cooper electric cooperative hope this year legislators will approve its sale. They make a strong argument for that. Marilyn Hemingway and the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce are among those proponents. In a recent interview Hemingway, the…

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