Business & Economy

PODCAST | Getting to Know Ron Lieber, Columnist at The New York Times

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Ron Lieber

Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , recently visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the...

Top 10 Cities with the Lowest Startup Costs: Columbia S.C. Ranks Number Two

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Shot of Columbia, South Carolina

A study conducted by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, shows that it is fairly inexpensive to start a business in Columbia. SmartAsset collected data from 81 cities in the United States, taking into consideration the typical cost...

Fresh Market and Ulta Coming to an Expanding Town of Lexington

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Park
Two construction workers looking at a construction paper

The Lexington Planning Commission has approved a site plan for a new commercial center in the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard, reports ColaDaily . Expected to join the development are Hobby Lobby, Ulta, a cosmetics store, and The Fresh Market, which previously...

Cotton Road

February 5, 2016 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Farmer Brown points out a cotton bloom and a cotton square.

The film Cotton Road follows cotton from South Carolina farms to Chinese factories to illuminate the work and industrial processes in a global supply chain. It airs Thursday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of...

TD Bank Brings 300 New Jobs to Greenville

February 4, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
TD Bank sign

TD Bank, which arrived in Greenville just over five years ago, plans to add 300 jobs to the town over the next year, reports The Greenville News . The bank, which previously committed to 1,400 jobs at its regional service center located on Interstate 85, currently employs...

Tax Season Tips

February 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Geer
Tax Season

It’s tax season, and while you’re probably pretty excited about getting a tax refund, the IRS is now warning of scams that could take your identity this tax season. The main thing the IRS is warning people to be on the lookout for is fake emails and phone calls that are...

Q&A | A Conversation with USC and Harvard Alumnus Pedro de Abreu, Finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30

January 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Pedro de Abreu Headshot

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina graduate (USC ’14), Harvard University scholar, featured columnist, published author, researcher, entrepreneur, and now finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30, which recognizes the year’s brightest...

The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Offers Business Seminars

January 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
People watching a business seminar

Take a look at these three seminars offered by The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, to help members and other business leaders attract and retain more customers in a recovering economy. The seminars will be conducted by award-winning marketer and author Jerry...

South Carolina Among States to Delay State Tax Returns to Fight Fraud

January 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Park
W2 tax forms

South Carolina will be among the states, including North Dakota and Illinois, choosing to delay issuing tax refunds until after March 1, 2016, reports Forbes . The delay is part of an effort by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to ensure that taxpayers receive proper...

Understanding Retirement: Why It’s Never Too Soon to Save

January 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by K. Park
Retirement

Young professionals and those just entering the marketplace are more often than not given the opportunity to begin investing in a retirement plan. Unfortunately, the idea of giving away part of one’s pay to what appears a faraway prospect causes some to opt out of their...

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

January 11, 2016 - Posted in Making it Grow by S. Flynn
SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty is joined by Jody Martin from The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. This event at the Florence Civic Center January 13-14 is designed to incorporate the industry's deep traditional roots along with today's...

Aiken Young Professionals

January 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Professionals

Booming with industry and small town charm, Aiken has become a hub for many young professionals. AYP is an organization that helps those young professionals to become leaders within the community.

Agriculture of Oconee County

January 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
farming

Oconee County has beautiful rolling hills and a rich history in agriculture. It is quickly becoming a destination for agri-tourism within the state. The Carolina Foothill Heritage Fair was created to spark interest in agriculture in younger generations. Video provided by...

Future Fresh Farm

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by M. Ostoits
Future Fresh Farm

Food deserts are all too common in America’s urban communities. Its name comes from the distance of grocery stores from fresh food, for people living in an urban environment, primarily in black communities. Germaine Jenkins has not only solved the food desert problem in one...

Cupcake Castle

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by D. Nechodom
Cinema South

Cupcake Castle owner Tim Robinson says that his bakery and ice cream parlor is all about smiles. Located in a charming building in downtown Greer, South Carolina, is Cupcake Castle. It's one of a number of new small businesses that has been opened in Greer, South Carolina...

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