Program aids African Americans in land preservation

Alex Goodwine, who owns a farm in Ridgeville, sees a forestry program as a path to prosperity for generations of his family. (Photo/Liz Segrist)The Sustainable Forestry Program is a new initiative run through The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation that helps African American families in the Lowcountry develop a forestry plan and learn forestry techniques to make money off their land.  Read More...

Blackbaud to buy MicroEdge for $160M

Daniel Island-based Blackbaud has signed an agreement to acquire New York-based MicroEdge LLC, a software solutions provider for the nonprofit sector. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.  Read More...

Charleston Restaurant Week nixing standardized price categories

More than 140 Lowcountry restaurants are expected to participate in Charleston Restaurant Week to offer specially priced lunch and dinner menus beginning Wednesday and running through Sept. 14.  Read More...

Northwoods Marketplace shopping center sells for $35 million

American Realty Capital – Retail Centers of America Inc. purchased Northwoods Marketplace, a shopping center on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston, earlier this month. The 236,078-square-foot shopping center is 97% leased with 23 tenants, including Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and PetSmart.  Read More...

Innovative Machining Technology expands to Dorchester County

The Boyertown, Pa.-based company plans to create 45 jobs and invest $7.8 million in a 37,000-square-foot facility in Dorchester County. It will manufacture components for power generation equipment, including gas turbines and nuclear and hydrogen generators.  Read More...


On the Menu for Sept. 2, 2014

Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Mount Pleasant will host its final Tequila Thursday of the season this week. The restaurant will offer tastings of the featured tequila, Don Julio, as well as special margaritas and tequila flights.  Read More...

Fashion Plate for Aug. 28, 2014

Charleston Shop Curator, Finicky Filly and Haute Hanger will partner with O-Ku and Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio for a fashion-focused social media party on Sept. 4 called “Sip. Selfie. Shop.” Read More...