Lowcountry mayors discuss traffic, development

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg (from left), North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson discussed development, traffic and roads, among other issues at this morning’s Power Breakfast held by the Charleston Regaionl Business Journal. (Photo/Kim McManus)Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson emphasized the need for better roads in the Lowcountry and shared their opinion on the Sergeant Jasper development during a Power Breakfast event hosted by the Business Journal this morning.  Read More...

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Job Market Maker raises $1M in capital

Charleston-based Job Market Maker recently closed on $1 million in a Series A funding round led by Charleston Angel Partners and SCRA Technology Ventures. The firm’s latest financing round will be used to scale its existing predictive hiring solution and to launch a recruiting platform called Engage Talent. Read More...

CRDA, The Harbor travel to Boston to recruit tech firms to Charleston

Executives with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center went to Boston to try to entice tech firms to expand into the Lowcountry. This was the first collaborative trip of its kind for the agencies, and they are planning a second recruiting trip to Washington, D.C.  Read More...

Fig restaurant, chef Sean Brock come up short at 2016 James Beard Awards

Fig, in downtown Charleston, lost to Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fla., in the outstanding wine program category. And Chef Sean Brock — who was a finalist in the outstanding chef category for his Nashville Husk restaurant — lost to Suzanne Goin, of Lucques in Los Angeles.  Read More...

Post and Courier parent company buys Columbia alt-weekly Free Times

Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group bought the Free Times, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Columbia, for an undisclosed amount. Former Salisbury (N.C.) Post advertising director Chris Ratliff was named publisher and advertising director; Andy Shain, most recently a reporter at The State, was named editor.  Read More...


Helping Out for May 4, 2016

Bambi Rushton, program coordinator for Loving Hearts Respite CareThe ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, recently hosted a community awareness event at First Baptist Church of Harleyville, the site of a new dementia family support service program. Local business professionals gathered to tour The Loving Hearts Respite Center, located at 211 W. Main St. in Harleyville.  Read More...

On the Menu for May 3, 2016

IMG_7024Home Team BBQ has started a new late-night menu at the recently opened downtown Charleston location, at 126 Williman St. The new menu will be available every day from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Read More...