K. Park

Keeping Safe in the Summer Sun

July 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
girl receiving sunscreen from mother

It is hardly breaking news to anyone that it is hot in South Carolina this summer. So hot, in fact, that the famous carriage horses were being pulled off of Charleston streets earlier this week . As many head to the lake, beach and park, it is important to know how to keep...

Lindsay Blair, SWITCH | Crusaders Against Human Trafficking

June 15, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Lindsay Blair of SWITCH

Lindsay Blair is the Survivor Services Director for SWITCH, a nonprofit in Greenville, South Carolina. Their mission is "to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention, and restoration."...

What is a Century Plant?

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
century plant with text

Many Columbians will recognize the large plant that seems to spill over onto Rosewood Drive. But the plant has seen more buzz recently, due to the fact that it currently resembles something out of a Dr. Seuss story. A giant stalk has started growing from the plant to the...

How Do You Paint a Dream: Dalí at the CMA

May 4, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Dalí's Sandman

"We continue to love Dali, but the question is why?" Palmetto Scene spoke with Chief Curator Will South of the Columbia Museum of Art about the whimsy and wonder of Salvador Dalí, the man who captured our dreams. Yet many Dalí enthusiasts are unaware that the surrealist...

Sights and Sounds: Tartan Day South

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
men in kilts with tartan day south sign

Tartan Day South is an annual celebration of Celtic heritage that recognizes the history and impact of the Scots, Irish, Welsh and Scots-Irish have had on the Columbia region. Hosted at the Historic Columbia Speedway, there are classic highland athletics, music, food and...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in...

How Should You Negotiate Your Salary?

March 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by K. Park
Jennet Robinson Alterman

As a woman building her career in the south in the 1970s, and a women's rights advocate, Jennet Robinson Alterman has learned the value of proper negotiation. Her advice? Whether you are male or female: research, state what you want, then "stop talking." She also discusses...

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager, Greenville Area Development Corporation

March 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by K. Park
Tavia Gaddy laughing

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager at Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), believes in the power of a positive attitude. When dealing with clients, "There’s no room for attitude or even to get upset. Move with it. If things don’t go your way, there’s always tomorrow...

What are Cloud Based Data Services?

March 2, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by K. Park
Lola Jordan of Companion Data Services

Lola Jordan speaks to Palmetto Voices about cloud based data services and their application in the business and beyond. Lola Jordan is the President of Companion Data Services, which offers secured systems development and manages hosting services specialized in the health...

Tammy Mainwaring, Chief Operations Officer, IT-oLogy

February 23, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by K. Park
Tammy Mainwaring at iT-ology

Tammy Mainwaring, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the non-profit, IT-oLogy, speaks about how her unique background and willingness to learn led to a career and a position that is a perfect marriage of her two passions: education and technology. In a dynamic and growing...

Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina, Wells Fargo

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Voices by K. Park
Kathy Heffley of Wells Fargo

Kathy Heffley, Regional President of South Carolina for Wells Fargo discusses what it takes to succeed in the field of finance and beyond and shares her personal story of growth and accomplishment. In a dynamic and growing Southern career landscape, Palmetto Voices looks to...

People's Rally in SC State Capital: #WhyWeMarch

January 21, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
people rally at the South Carolina state house

Women, men and children of all ages gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, for a People's Rally and Strategy Summit at the South Carolina State House. The rally was planned as a sister event for the Women's March on Washington, D.C. Attendees marched to Columbia's Music Farm...

Sister Rally in Columbia on Saturday to Support Women's March on Washington

January 20, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
SC State house

On Saturday, Jan. 21, just after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women will attend the Women's March on Washington, in Washington, D.C. In a news release from South Carolina March Organizers, Charleston resident Hayne Beattie-Gray, the...

SC Couple Enjoying Inaugural Festivities

January 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by K. Park
preparation for the Inauguration on Capitol Hill

William and Brenda Bauer from Columbia are attending the Inaugural events in Washington, D.C. They’re sharing some of their favorite moments with us, from the S.C. Inaugural Ball to the Swearing In Ceremony. #SCinDC

CMA Brings Its Own Flare to CUT! Costume and the Cinema

January 6, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
The opening of the gallery for the CUT costume design exhibit

Katherine Wallworth, the Columbia Museum of Art's new curator, discusses how the museum's collection of decorative arts brought something unique to CUT! Costume and the Cinema , the traveling costume exhibit from London's renowned costume firm, Cosprop, and Minnesota's...

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