Charleston Business News

Summerville Native Elected Phi Beta Lambda VP

ECPI University has announced that business student Javon Talley has been elected Vice-President of South Carolina Phi Beta Lambda for 2019. “His hard work and perseverance has paid off as he embarks on a mission to expand participation in Phi Beta Lambda, not only at the Charleston campus, but also at each university in the state…

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Origin SC Announces January 2019 Financial Workshops

Origin SC offers one-on-one financial review sessions custom tailored to your needs. Their licensed coaches will look at your credit reports and monthly spending habits to help optimize your savings and debt reduction. These sessions are highly useful to anyone seeking to improve their credit score or become a homeowner. These sessions can be held…

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SC Works Trident Deploys Rapid Response Effort for 626 Unemployed After Largest Regional Layoff in Recent History

SC Works Trident in recent weeks has deployed a broad rapid response effort to counter the region’s largest layoff in recent history, enrolling hundreds in a dislocated workers program after a major North Charleston call center closed on Nov. 2 and left 626 people without jobs. SC Works Trident partnered with key workforce development organizations…

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Charleston 2019 Budget Should Include $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Workers Insist

By Barney Blakeney Charleston City Council’s regularly scheduled December 4 meeting appeared almost a feeding frenzy as Mayor John Tecklenburg and councilmembers discussed the city’s 2019 annual budget. The mayor is proposing a nearly $223 million operating budget and several entities seeking municipal funding are in line for a share. They include a group that…

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‘i style u’ – A Dream Come True

By Patrice Smith A new men and boys wear store has recently opened up in North Charleston. ‘i style u’ is a dream come true for owner Natalie Seel Ahadi. “It was always a dream of mine to have my own store. When I found out that Bluestein’s Mens Wear was closing at the end…

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$100,000 Available to Tri-County Employers Seeking to Train Current Employees

Federal Incumbent Worker Training Assistance (IWT) funds totaling $100,000 are available through the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to assist tri-county employers in training current employees. Private-sector employers in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties are eligible to receive funds, which must be used to train incumbent workers. The program is meant to assist with…

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Civil Rights Groups Protest Discrimination At Charleston Radio Stations

By Barney Blakeney Several local civil rights organizations November 27 began picketing at Cumulus Radio Station Group’s North Charleston studios to address allegations of racial discrimination in employment. Led by S.C. National Action Network, The Coalition (People United To Take Back Our Community) and the North Charleston Branch NAACP, enjoined about 30 picketers protesting at…

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