University presidents teaming up to bridge talent gap

Clemson University President Jim Clements (from left), MUSC President Dr. David Cole, College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell and Charleston Southern University President Jairy Hunter speak with panel moderator Chris Fraser, president of Avison Young real estate firm, during an event held by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)Several new university presidents in South Carolina are planning to bridge the gap between business needs and the current talent supply by working together. The leaders of Clemson, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern spoke on a panel Wednesday on the future of higher education.  Read More...

Charleston chamber optimistic about 2015-16 in economic forecast

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner, released the 2015-2016 economic outlook forecast Wednesday afternoon and predicts the years will be full of opportunity for the Lowcountry.  Read More...

Home flipping down 8% across S.C.

In South Carolina last year, 2,379 homes were flipped — meaning a buyer resells a property within a year of purchasing it, generally for a profit — according to housing data company RealtyTrac. In Charleston County, investors flipped 253 homes in 2014, which represented 5.1% of all single-family home sales in the county.  Read More...

InterTech Group CEO advises entrepreneurs to embrace change

Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group in Charleston, offered advice to entrepreneurs Tuesday night at an event hosted by The Harbor Entrepreneur Center. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group in Charleston, encouraged entrepreneurs to embrace change during an event Tuesday night hosted by The Harbor Entrepreneur Center. She told the crowd of entrepreneurs to think twice about making their companies public and to remember that failure is a part of every entrepreneur’s game.  Read More...

Clemson University opening commercial kitchen for farmers on Johns Island

The 400-square-foot kitchen will allow farmers to preserve produce at little cost. (Photo/Clemson University)Lowcountry farmers will soon have access to a new commercial kitchen on Johns Island where they can package and preserve produce before selling it to schools and restaurants. Farmers will also take part in a 10-week business planning course at “Crop Stop,” which was designed by Clemson University architecture students.  Read More...


Helping Out for March 4, 2015

Postpartum Support Charleston is hosting the 12th annual Moms’ Run & Family Fun DayPostpartum Support Charleston is hosting the 12th annual Moms’ Run & Family Fun Day at 8:30 a.m. May 9 at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island.  Read More...

On the Menu for March 3, 2015

Scales Cocktail Mixers celebrates its five-year anniversary this month. Scales caters to consumers living with diet-restricted diseases such as diabetes or celiac disease, with products that are low in calories, carbohydrates, sodium and sugar.  Read More...