Category Archives: Business Services

Spartanburg Community College offering apprenticeship funding workshop

Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will offer a free workshop to Upstate residents and local companies interested in apprenticeship opportunities thanks to funding from Apprenticeship Carolina, part of the SC Technical College System, and the US Department of Labor. "We are very fortunate to be able to offer the South Carolina Apprenticeship Initiative(SCAI)…
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Rethmeier hired as small business and entrepreneurial director for EFG

SPARTANBURG, SC — The Spartanburg Economic Futures Group (EFG) is pleased to announce the addition of Meagan Rethmeier as the Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development. Rethmeier joins the Economic Futures Group after working over seven years with BB&T in Winston-Salem, NC, where she was the Organizational Change Management Lead. While at BB&T, she…
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Nominations being accepted for next class of Liberty Fellows

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Nominations are being accepted through July 1 for the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2018.  Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria: South Carolina resident Age 30 — 45 Leader with history of significant community engagement Potential to have an impact at the state level Successful in their chosen field Willing to make…
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Fourteen advance through inaugural Spartanburg Political Leadership Institute

SPARTANBURG, SC – On Wednesday, May 25, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce launched its inaugural Spartanburg Political Leadership Institute program, designed to educate current and potential elected officials about the election process and what it means to be a public servant. During the Spartanburg Political Leadership Institute, aspiring public leaders were educated on what to…
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Upstate consulting firm completes Functional Movement System certification training

The partners of KYEL Group Inc. (KGI) recently achieved certification through Functional Movement Systems of Chatham, Virginia as Level 1 Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Y Balance Test certified practitioners. FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns. These patterns are key to healthy functional movement quality in individuals with no…
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Diversity leaders honored at awards ceremony

Greenville, SC - Upstate diversity leaders were honored Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the 12th Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner presented by Denny’s Corporation. The event, hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with Upstate Chambers, recognized organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement in promoting diversity and inclusion…
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GADC luncheon poised to remind Greenville of aviation potential

Slated to keynote the Greenville Area Development Corporation’s annual investor luncheon, Lockheed Martin’s local Site Director, Don Erickson, said the event will provide a valuable opportunity to update the area’s business community on the T-50A and the potential of a new era in both the state’s aerospace sector and military aviation. The U.S. Air Force’s T-50A is a…
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Willimon named new Pickens High School principal

The Blue Flame will be led by one of its own alumni in the coming school year. Corey Willimon, who is a Pickens High School graduate, has been selected to become the new principal of PHS for the coming school year. Willimon currently works at Walhalla High School, where he has been the Assistant Principal of Operations since…
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Clemson smartphone apps help growers fight fruit crop pests

[caption id="attachment_4359" align="alignnone" width="604"] Clemson University plant pathologist Guido Schnabel works with scientists from Cornell University, the University of Massachusetts, Penn State University, North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia to expand his MyIPM series of smartphone apps during a two-day workshop on campus. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] CLEMSON — Fruit growers can now fight insects…
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Furman University accepting applications for Liberal Arts Leadership

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development has created a series of seminars which offer a unique approach to executive development. Taught by Furman faculty, Liberal Arts Leadership (LAL) draws insights from literary classics and feature films to understand the relationship between effective leadership and organizations. Following a half-day orientation at Furman on…
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