Business

The Importance of Real ID for Business Travelers

By Alfred Turner

Kevin Shwedo

Kevin Shwedo Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Even with the growth and popularity of teleconferencing, many businesses still find face-to-face meetings and in-person conferences fruitful and therefore, imperative to their success.  And many of these meetings require boarding an airplane.  Which is why our next guest wants you to know about the looming deadline for

Promoting STEM Education

By Mike Switzer

Guarav Sangal

Most people are aware of the many efforts in the education sector over the past several years to increase and improve our children’s exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math: known as STEM so that eventually, maybe more high school graduates might consider one of those career fields where demand remains high.  Our next guest has decided to turn his STEM experience into an entrepreneurial venture to further this educational trend.

Mike Switzer interviews Gaurav Sangal, a franchisee of STEM for Kids in Columbia, SC.

Hub City: Voice of the South

By Raven Furber

Hub City Voices

Spartanburg is becoming a cultural hub for South Carolina. Starting in 1995, the Hub City Writers Project started as a group of published writers who wanted to celebrate their city. Now, the Writers Project has expanded to include a fully-functioning press as well as a community-funded bookstore. In addition to their Summer Publishing Internship, the Hub City Writers Project also hosts their annual Writing in Place conference and a residency program for developing writers.  

Upstate Artist Wins "Building" Art Competition

By Mike Switzer

Nancy Oppenheimer

Artists often find that making a living as an artist can be very difficult.  Besides competing with other artists for space in galleries, another possible source of revenue can be winning art competitions.  One that we’ve recently learned about involves art commissioned for public buildings.  28 states have programs requiring or encouraging new public building projects to include art as a percent of their construction budget.  South Carolina is one of those states and our next guest is one of those winners.

Developing a Company’s "Human" Resource

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logo

Among all the resources a company has, probably the most crucial to their success is also often the biggest: their human resource.  Our next guest says that the human resource can also be the most challenging to develop. Jean Meeks-Koch is CEO of Positively People, in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Many Employees Need Help Understanding Healthcare Insurance

By Alfred Turner

Lynn Bailey

Lynn Bailey Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As the healthcare insurance industry continues to evolve, our next guest says that patients are more and more in need of help in understanding their plan benefits.  And employers are recognizing this, as well she says, with many large corporations now hiring “health advocates” to not only help employees navigate the company’s health benefits plans but to also help th

Investing Trends are Constantly Changing

By Alfred Turner

Allen Gillespie

Allen Gillespie Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio   A year ago when we last interviewed our next guest about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, the leader in this sector, Bitcoin, was near an all-time high in popularity and price.  But a lot has changed since then, or has it?

The Looming Trade War Is Already Affecting the Palmetto State

By Alfred Turner

A Maersk Line container ship approaching the ravenel bridge in Charleston.

  According to a recent analysis by the U.S Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina will be among the state’s hit hardest by the looming trade war, threatening the more than $30 Billion dollars in goods exported from the state each year.  The state exports cars, steel products, refrigerators, soybeans and many other goods putting it in the top three states in the country that relies on exports and imports.

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