Category Archives: Government

“Meet The Press” Moderator Chuck Todd To Headline Furman University Series On Media And Politics

[caption id="attachment_16235" align="alignnone" width="1413"] Chuck Todd will speak during the second session of the series, “Media and Politics in a Post-Truth Era.”[/caption] Three-part series will be held Aug. 24, Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of “Meet the Press,” is among several nationally prominent…
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Greenville County Wins Barrett Lawrimore Award imap Honored for Representing “Best Qualities of Local Government”

(Greenville, SC) Greenville County has won the 2017 Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award for an innovative partnership in creating imap, a dynamic community tool that maps essential human services within the County. “The award was for our collective ability to creatively problem-solve and is being lauded as an example for other governments to follow,”…
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Owens Earns Elite Certification

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce leader part of latest Certified Chamber Executive class GREER, SC (July 25, 2017) Mark Owens, President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Alexandria, Virginia-based ACCE is an association of more than…
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Anderson County Native Kevin Capell to Join Anderson Chamber in New Role

Anderson, SC: Anderson native Kevin Capell is set to join the staff of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.  Kevin Capell will assume the newly-created role of Director of Business Development and External Affairs on June 26. Through this role, Kevin will oversee efforts related to marketing and communications, events, community partnerships, membership sales and…
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Pickens County Receives Award For Financial Excellence

PICKENS, S.C. – Pickens County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  This award is the highest form of achievement in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. At…
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Megan Collins joins Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Megan Collins has been named the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce's Membership and Events Coordinator. In that role, Collins will lead the Chamber's member events, programs and retention efforts. Collins will work directly with Chamber members to help them maximize their membership benefits. Collins is a Spartanburg County native and earned a Clemson University graduate who earned a…
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Furman Grad Brings Standing Rock High School Students To Campus For Dakota Access Pipeline Program

[caption id="attachment_13258" align="alignleft" width="1142"] Photo by Sara Lafleur-Vetter[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—2012 Furman History and Asian Studies graduate Phillip "Tex" Stewart and four students from Standing Rock High School (Ft. Yates, N.D.) will present a program about the Dakota Access Pipeline Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The program, “Culture and…
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Taylors Fire and Sewer District Receives Top Award from SCDHEC

[caption id="attachment_13145" align="alignleft" width="718"] Samantha Bartow, Director of Sewer Services for the Taylors Fire and Sewer District, recently accepted the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (SCDHEC) Facility Award of Excellence for 2016 on behalf of the district. The award was presented at the March 2017 South Carolina Environmental Conference held in Myrtle…
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