North Charleston agrees to raises for mayor, council

If he is re-elected and the bill passes subsequent readings, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey would earn $176,255. (Photo/File)City leaders in North Charleston approved first reading of a bill last week to give an 18.3% pay raise to the mayor and a 17.6% raise to council members beginning in January 2016. If Mayor Keith Summey is re-elected, he would make $176,255.  Read More...

SC Launch accepts 5 new companies, resource partner into program

Charleston-area companies NanoScreen, MedAlly and Leukogene Therapeutics were accepted into SCRA Technology Ventures’ SC Launch program, where they will receive mentoring and support services to grow their businesses and technologies. Additionally, Charleston law firm Counts & Huger was added as a resource partner of SC Launch.  Read More...

CEOs to offer advice, discussion about becoming an Inc. 500 company

Three entrepreneurs who are growing their companies in Charleston will speak at an event next month about the challenges of growing a startup and what it takes to sustain the growth to become an Inc. 500 company.  Read More...

Online poll finds workers taking vacation, but many work during time off

Nearly 70% of respondents to a three-day online poll said they had taken at least one week off this year or had plans to later in the year, and more than 34% said they felt their company expected them to be available and to work while on vacation. Read More...

Lowcountry counties exceed national average for bad air quality days

A newly released report by RealtyTrac evaluated the percentage of bad air quality days, along with the number of superfund sites, brownfield sites, polluters and former drug labs per square mile in more than 3,000 counties across the country.  Read More...


Hot Properties for Sept. 29, 2014

Thomas G. Buist Jr. of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the tenant, Supply Chain Services International LLC, in the lease of a 64,500-square-foot industrial building at 412 Industrial Road in Summerville from The Cotswold Co. LLC. Brendan Redeyoff and Bob Barrineau of CBRE Inc. represented the landlord.  Read More...

Helping Out for Sept. 24, 2014

Chase Ringler (from left), Whitney Ringler, Adam White, Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka and Mehrdad RahmaniyanLocal nonprofit Chase After a Cure presented a check for $130,000 to the Medical University of South Carolina for pediatric cancer research. Since its founding in 2009, Chase After a Cure has donated $705,000 to MUSC.  Read More...