Superintendents talk preparing students for work

State of the Region Schools panelistsThe superintendents for the Lowcountry’s K-12 school districts collectively manage more than 150 facilities, 100,000 students, 12,000 employees and operating budgets totaling more than $1 billion. But Berkeley County School District Superintendent Rodney Thompson thinks the state’s accountability system is limiting one of their biggest responsibilities.  Read More...

Harbor Entrepreneur Center, YEScarolina to launch student accelerator program

A six-week accelerator program, run by YEScarolina and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, offers students mentorship from local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Top students from YEScarolina’s county and state business plan competitions are eligible.  Read More...

Medical University of South Carolina plans to build campus in North Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina is looking to build a $40 million pediatric medical campus in North Charleston, according to documents filed with the city. North Charleston City Council is expected to vote on a resolution tonight to purchase the property from AT&T for MUSC to build the campus.  Read More...

Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation offers coding classes for kids

Elementary and middle school students can learn programming this summer through the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation. CODEcamp Kids will teach kids the basics of programming and how to build both a Web application and a video game.  Read More...

Mercer takes 10% stake in Benefitfocus, invests $75 million in company

Benefitfocus CEO Shawn JenkinsHealth investment firm Mercer is taking a 9.9% stake and making a nearly $75 million investment in Daniel Island-based Benefitfocus. The partnership aims to drive growth for Benefitfocus as the local benefits tech firm grows its campus and revenues.  Read More...


Hot Properties for March 2, 2015

Jack Pratt of Carolina One Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant, Ada Property Management, in the lease of space at 814-A N. Cedar St., Summerville from Dovetail Holdings LLC. Jonathan Lee of Choice Realty represented the owner.  Read More...

Fashion Plate for Feb. 19, 2015

Charleston-based jewelry designer Lauren Edewaard Madden’s new signature collection Artemisia is named for a fifth-century warrior queen and fuses Madden’s passions for history and haute couture with avant-garde design and a story inspired by historical women.  Read More...