Charleston Business News

Young Restaurateur Serves Up Delicious Buffet

By Patrice Smith At the tender age of 23, Angela Baby owns one of the largest restaurants in the Lowcountry.  The U.S. & Asian Buffet on Ashley Phosphate Road (near Dorchester Road) opened the day after Thanksgiving and Angela is straight business. “All my friends just want to hang out and have fun. But I’m…

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Charleston County Parks’ Executive Director honored as Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association

On December 13, the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) executive director was honored with a statewide award. At their annual conference, the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association (SCRPA) presented their Professional of the Year award to David Bennett. The SCRPA Professional of the Year nominee must be in the parks and recreation…

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Charleston Native Eric D. Bailey: One of the Nation’s Top Financial Planners

Charleston native Eric D. Bailey is doing quite well for himself since he embarked from Charleston on his way to  running a nation-leading financial company in Maryland. A Rivers High School and Hampton University graduate, Bailey, CFP®, CMFC, is founder of Bailey Wealth Advisors. A Certified Financial Planner™ professional with 30 years of experience, Eric…

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Letter Writer Backs Kimpson’s Push For A Black Business At Charleston’s Airport

By Barney Blakeney A recent letter critical of efforts to include Black owned businesses as part of the Charleston International Airport’s routine business activities cites Charleston Sen. Marlon Kimpson saying, “Kimpson’s biggest gripe is the fact that in the middle of North Charleston, where the African American population is somewhere in the neighborhood of 55…

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Human Rights Campaign Scores South Carolina Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies in New Corporate Equality Index

This week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI),…

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From The City Of Angels To The Lowcountry: Boeing’s Joan Robinson-Berry Embraces Core Principles

By Barney Blakeney As she’s progressed throughout her career at Boeing, Joan Robinson-Berry holds tight to three things from her humble beginnings: family first, faith forever and education matters. Those basic principles elevated her from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles, CA, to places she had only dreamed of – international…

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The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to Host Upper Peninsula Job Fair

On Tuesday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) will hold their first area-specific job fair for residents of the Upper Peninsula neighborhoods. With support from Latonya Gamble, president of the Eastside Community Development Corporation, UP Job Fair will be held at Ebenezer AME Church at 44 Nassau Street,…

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