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My Trip Into a Virtual World | Endowment Intern Imani

June 13, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by I. King
The SC State house

After my experience this week at ETV, I can confidently say that virtual reality is the future. And if you may doubt this claim, you must film using one these cameras, it will “wow” even the most technologically savvy. The camera takes a 360 scan and in high tech unison...

Irmo Town Park

February 6, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by S. Flynn
Irmo Town Park

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty travels to Irmo, SC and talks with Public Services Director Whitt Cline about the Irmo Town Park. This park features walking trails, an amphitheater and picnic areas.

Columbia Nearly Fails in Small Business Friendliness According to Recent Survey

June 22, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Columbia Skyline

Something is making small business owners and entrepreneurs unhappy with how things are run in the city of Columbia. Just a year ago, Thumbtack —a website dedicated to helping people hire professionals for a variety of projects—conducted the Small Business Friendliness...

The Wall That Heals: Remembering Those Who Gave All for Our Freedom

May 30, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
Flag

Many folks here in South Carolina will have Memorial Day off from work. That means time to sleep in, relax and maybe even host a barbecue. However, it is important to take some time to remember those who will not get to spend Memorial Day with their families, but were...

Columbia Pays Homage to Growing Diverse Culture Through Festival

May 26, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
CCCF

According to the 2010 United States Census , those from Latin America and the Caribbean make up between 50 and 64.9 percent of South Carolina’s foreign-born population. With this in mind, area thought leaders are kicking off the third annual Carolina Caribbean Festival in...

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

May 23, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Hankinson
Bridge

Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being...

Q&A | A Conversation with Joe and Jessica Kastner, Owners of Local Ice Cream Store

May 20, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Thakker
Front of ice cream store

We got in touch with Sweet Cream Company owners, Joe and Jessica Kastner, to tell us a little more about their boutique ice cream shop located on Columbia's historic Main Street and how they developed their business. Q: What makes you so unique? A: We make a lot of...

VIDEO | Music Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Artists to Think Outside the Box

May 4, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Pianist playing on a truck

More and more, music schools and institutes are incorporating entrepreneurship classes, organizations, clubs, seminars and workshops into their programs. Why is that? In order to explore the truth behind this fact, Carolina Money reached out to David Cutler, Director of...

National Small Business Week Kicks Off in Columbia

May 3, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Thakker
City of Columbia

National Small Business week launched on Monday afternoon, by the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities and the Chamber of Commerce, to encourage the formation, growth and success of small businesses in our community, according to Columbia Business Report ...

VIDEO | Revisiting 52inc

April 29, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
52inc new office

Shortly after Carolina Money started, we did a Q&A article with the founders of local startup 52inc. It has been about a year since then, so we decided to check out how the guys over at 52inc are doing. How have things changed? How have they grown? How has the past year...

Collaborative Demo Day Is a Success

April 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Entrepreneurship Club President Tony Klur and Computer Science Grad Student Steve Rubin

After a full semester of hard work and collaboration between the USC Entrepreneurship Club and the USC Computer Science program, it was time to celebrate all that had been achieved. On Thursday night, friends, fellow students, and news media crowded around twelve tables,...

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community...

VIDEO | A Story of Resilience: Family Starts Gardening Business to Recover from the Flood

March 21, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Rosemary plants

Shawntel Green and her children were displaced by the flood that hit South Carolina in October 2015. After relocating to a new house in Hopkins, the children fell in love with the rosemary plants in their backyard. They decided to create a store to sell products from the...

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

March 14, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Thakker
Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area. According to Coladaily.com , the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will...

Construction of Spirit Communications Park Reaches Its Final Phases

March 10, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Construction of Columbia ballpark underway

On April 14, Columbia residents will be presented with a new multi-use sports and entertainment venue, also the new home of the city’s new minor league baseball team, the Columbia Fireflies. The new multi-use venue, Spirit Communications Park, will serve as the centerpiece...

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