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Richland County Metal Shop Expansion > Columbia Business Report

Metal fabrication and machine shop LaserForm & Machine Inc.. is investing $5 million to expand operations in Richland County in a move that is expected to create 51 jobs. LaserForm & Machine is adding 20,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility located at 10010 Farrow Road in Columbia. The company produces small and large quantities […]

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People in the News, May 18 > Columbia Business Report

Submit items for possible publication in the Columbia Regional Business Report using the submission portal at this link. Publication is subject to editorial guidelines and space considerations. Construction The project management team of LCK now understands Scott Burrisswhose focus is on industrial renovations and new development projects. Chandler Kilgus joined Thomas & Hutonof the civil […]

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Diversified Energy buys well plugging service in Ohio

© Shutterstock Diversified Energy Co., an independent energy company, recently purchased Nick’s Well Plugging (NWP), an Ohio-based private plug-in service provider. The purchase enables Diversified to meet or exceed its commitment to remove at least 200 of its wells across Appalachia each year by 2023 and to offer its plugging services to other operators and […]

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Colliers COO Elected to Global Board of Directors > Columbia Business Report

David Lockwood, COO and Executive Vice President of Necklaces | Caroline from the southwas elected to a one-year term as Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of Company of industrial and office real estate agents. Lockwood’s tenure will begin in October at SIOR’s CREate 360 ​​conference in Dallas. He will assume the role of […]

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KeyBank acquires Philadelphia loan cancellation company

© Shutterstock Cleveland-based KeyBank, one of the largest banking financial services companies, recently purchased Philadelphia-based GradFin, a provider of utility loan cancellation advice. GradFin, founded in 2015, provides solutions for people seeking help with student loan debt with an emphasis on working with financial advisors and their clients. The purchase allows KeyBank to accelerate its […]

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Penske initiative supports electric vehicle charging stations

© Shutterstock Penske Truck Leasing, a Reading-based transportation service provider, and Shell Recharge Solutions North America, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, recently announced a joint initiative to support light electric vehicle (EV) charging on Penske sites. Shell Recharge Solutions will design, install and provide charging network support through its SKY software platform […]

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Five Points Consignment Shop Celebrates 30th Anniversary > Columbia Business Report

The Five Points Resale Luxury Resale consignment celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. The store, located at 737 Saluda Ave., is planning an anniversary rally this afternoon with Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, officials from the city’s Office of Economic Development and store owner Heather Craig Burns. Plus, a weekend sale will offer 15% off all […]

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Report Shows Strengthened Pipeline Safety Performance

© Shutterstock A new report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) found that the safety of liquids pipelines across the country has increased according to several indicators. The 2021 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report released Monday said an “industry culture of ‘safety first, safety always’ and a […]

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Massachusetts Company Buys Pennsylvania Hydroelectric Plants

© Shutterstock FirstLight Power, a clean energy generation, development and storage company in Massachusetts, recently purchased two hydroelectric facilities on the Allegheny River from H2O Power, an Ontario-based hydroelectric facility owner and operator. The two hydroelectric stations, Allegheny 8 and Allegheny 9, have federal lock and dam facilities operated by the U.S. Army Corps of […]

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A “Mojo” movement for Cumulus on mobile

Cumulus Media has a new director of operations for its radio stations in Mobile. He’s a 26-year-old radio industry veteran who started his career at night at WFLZ-FM in Tampa and most recently served as director of operations for Southern Broadcasting in Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala. Take the post is Vincent “Mojo” Wilsonwho will oversee the […]

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The World Bank must bring back the “Ease of Doing Business” report

The World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” report has tracked and encouraged improvements in the business climate around the world. Then it was cancelled. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The following commentary is co-authored by Curtis S. Chin, former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank and first Asia Fellow of the Milken Institute, […]

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Business Report’s Fall Leadership Academy

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? The Business Report Leadership Academy can take you there. The program is designed to help successful leaders develop their skills in new and innovative ways. The program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals in the business, non-profit and public sectors. Beyond that, […]

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Investments in hemp industry highlighted at summit

© Shutterstock The Pennsylvania Hemp Summit 2022 took place Tuesday and Wednesday in Lancaster, with nearly 100 hemp growers and entrepreneurs. Industrial hemp is grown for fiber and seeds. It is a different variety of the plant that produces marijuana and was regulated with marijuana in the 1950s and 1960s. Industrial hemp must maintain a […]

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PPL Electric Wins Industry Award for Distribution System Tool

© Shutterstock Allentown-based PPL Electric Utilities has announced that it has won a 2021 Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). EPRI has recognized PPL Electric’s Distribution Protection Assessment Tool (DPAT) which automates processes, increasing the overall safety, reliability and efficiency of the power system. The institute’s technology transfer awards recognize industry […]

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Automotive Grease Market by Latest Business Report, Demand, Geographic Trends and Forecast 2022-2030 – themobility.club

The market research report titled Global Automotive Grease Market by Player, Region, Type, Application and Sales Channel, Forecast 2022-2030 provides an elaborate analysis of the global automotive grease market and offers the market size and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period, starting from the base year. It sheds light on potential revenue […]

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Improvements Brighten Environment and Experiences at Transitions > Columbia Business Report

The small concrete slab that will serve as a basketball court doesn’t look like much, but Craig Currey has been coveting it for a decade. The newly poured concrete is part of improvements made to the Transitions Homeless Center by the Class of 2022 of Leadership Columbia, an annual community outreach program through the Columbia […]

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April 2022 ADP National Employment Report®, ADP Small Business Report® and ADP National Franchise Report® will be released on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

ROSELAND, NJ, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT: ADP Research Institute® will publish the April conclusions of the ADP National Employment Report, ADP Small Business Report and ADP National Franchise Report on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 8:15 a.m. ET. Because of the important contribution of small businesses to economic growth, ADP Research Institute publishes […]

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Lockheed Martin celebrates the inauguration of the Johnstown plant

© Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, recently celebrated the grand opening of a facility that is expanding its operations in Johnstown. “We are proud to bring new F-16 manufacturing work to our Johnstown site and help create more jobs in the area,” said Wayne Davis, general manager of Lockheed Martin […]

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High Flow Nasal Cannulas Market: A Global Strategic Business Report

Rising incidence of respiratory diseases, technological advancements in high-flow nasal cannulas, and growing demand for home care are some of the major factors driving the growth of the global high-flow nasal cannulas market. NEWARK, Del., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The World High Flow Nasal Cannulas Market should reach US$7.37 billion in 2022, at a […]

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DEW Now Accepting Applications for Cybersecurity Internship > Columbia Business Report

Applications are now been accepted for SC Department of Employment and Manpower 2022-2023 Cyber ​​Security Internship Program. The 12-month paid program provides on-the-job training in cybersecurity while participants work part-time as security analysts at DEW. Interns can also earn CompTIA Security+ certifications while employed at DEW. The program begins on July 5 and will offer […]

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Human Resources Manager Job, Cape Town, Gardens

Remuneration: negotiable Location: Cape Town, Gardens Remote work: Some telecommuting allowed Level of education: Diploma Job level: Medium/Senior Type: Contract Reference: #TSEHR Company: The social effect Purpose of the role: Provide HR support to the COO and other executives by assisting, shaping, guiding and managing the company’s hiring, onboarding, conflict management and team building processes […]

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Friday, April 22, 2022, San Diego Metro Magazine

Natilus expands to Brown Field during construction launch of the first Natilus autonomous cargo plane Natilus, an American company producing the world’s first autonomous aircraft purpose-built and manufactured for air cargo transportation, announced its expansion to Brown Field to house engineering and manufacturing facilities for the Natilus family of aircraft. The Brown Field facility includes […]

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Recruiters return to college campuses

Job recruiters are returning to college campuses and some employers are going all out with intimate meetings and flashy presentations. Young graduates are in high demand, The Wall Street Journal reports. Employers plan to hire at least 30% more new graduates this year than last, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In […]

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New Business Five Points Celebrates Opening > Columbia Business Report

Five Points’ newest venture will soon be celebrating its grand opening. Botánica de Santee, a Latin and Afro-Caribbean-inspired unisex clothing and accessories boutique, is now open at 724 Santee Ave. Owner Wayne Pankey, a Navy veteran and Columbia resident since 2013, spent three years developing the store’s concept that combines fashion, art and music in […]

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Time is running out to sign up for Business Report’s Best Workplaces. Deadline: May 6

Think your business is one of the best places to work in the Capital Region? Make it official and share it with the world by subscribing to Activity ReportThe best workplaces of 2022. Registration is now open and closes May 6. Best Places to Work is a free rewards program that recognizes workplace excellence companies […]

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Chemical Company Celebrates Grand Opening of Richland County Plant > Columbia Business Report

Miwon Specialty Chemical USA Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Richland County on Tuesday. The 65,000 square foot, $20 million plant is the South Korea-based company’s first U.S. site and the 13th globally. Located in the Pineview Industrial Park, the plant produces raw materials for inks, coatings, adhesives, photopolymer printing […]

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FCC political advertising complaint dismissed

The FCC’s media office quietly dismissed a complaint filed by an Ohio individual seeking to be elected to Congress in 2020 who claimed his political ads and radio programs were “censored” by iHeartMedia. It’s a rebuke of an 18 month fight by Jim Condit Jr. who wishes to serve in the United States House of […]

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Connecticut Developer Acquires 4 Multifamily Properties in Colombia > Columbia Business Report

Based in Connecticut Lexington LLC Partners acquired four multi-family properties in Columbia as part of its 933-unit workforce purchase in South Carolina and Memphis, Tenn. A subsidiary of Lexington Partners purchased the portfolio for $71.2 million from Healthcare real estate investments. The buyer’s lender is New York-based Ready Capital, which loaned $67 million for the […]

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Rep. Thompson Presents Resolution Recognizing Pennsylvania’s Natural Energy Resources

© Shutterstock U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) on Thursday introduced legislation recognizing Pennsylvania’s natural energy resources as the United States tackles its energy security and works to reduce its dependence on foreign oil . The resolution, H. Con. Res. 85, urges President Joe Biden to consider labor, economic, and state energy security impacts when […]

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Hong Kong Pipes and Fittings Market 2022 Trade Report – Find Potential Partners and Suppliers – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Hong Kong Pipes and Fittings Market: 2022 Business Report” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The report presents an analysis of the pipes and fittings market in Hong Kong. Scope A brief country profile includes general information and main economic indicators and details the business environment in Hong Kong The pipe […]

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Hong Kong Pipes and Fittings Market 2022 Business Report – Finding Potential Partners and Suppliers

DUBLIN, April 12, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Hong Kong Pipes and Fittings Market: 2022 Business Report” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The report presents an analysis of the pipes and fittings market in Hong Kong. Scope A brief country profile includes general information and main economic indicators and details the business environment in Hong […]

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New Affordable Senior Housing Community Coming to Colombia > Columbia Business Report

A national affordable housing developer has closed a land sale to build a new affordable housing community for seniors in Colombia. Haven at Congaree Point, located at 2401 Atlas Road, will have 198 homes for seniors 55 and older, according to a press release from Dominica. The community will be the Minnesota-based property management company’s […]

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Lake Murray Recreation Area to Open Wednesday > Columbia Business Report

Dominion Energy will open its public parks on the Irmo and Lexington sides of the Lake Murray Dam for the 2022 recreation season starting Wednesday. The beach and recreation area on the Lexington side will remain open until September 5. Parking fees for all vehicles on both sides will be $5, with season passes available […]

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BikeExchange Offers Retail and Manufacturing Customers a Free Cost of Doing Business Report

New initiative as part of BEX’s ongoing efforts to support and promote IBDs and manufacturers; A long-awaited NBAD report key to both in the current climate Asheville, NC (March 30, 2022) – In the second of their good faith outreach campaign to existing and potential customers, the online bike market BikeExchange (BEX) is once again […]

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AmerisourceBergen launches venture capital fund

© Shutterstock AmerisourceBergen, a healthcare solutions company, recently launched a dedicated enterprise venture capital fund with $150 million allocated to investing in early to mid-stage healthcare-related startups. The fund, AB Health Ventures, will invest in and partner with emerging healthcare startups around the world that are working to transform healthcare for people and animals. The […]

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Metal Supplier Expands Presence in Building Owned by Weston > Columbia Business Report

Metals supplier Sage International has expanded its operations to 103 Lachicotte Road in Lugoff in a building that is the port of Weston’s south east industrial property portfolio. After initially signing a 45,197 square foot lease in the building in 2021, the international provider of manufactured goods and services for metal forming, casting and stamping […]

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Court suspends governor’s efforts to allow state to join RGGI

© Shutterstock Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s plan for the state to enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) suffered a setback this week when the Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania halted publication of the final rule. In a one-sentence order on Tuesday, the court said: “Processing of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative settlement for […]

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Chester County Economic Development Foundation Receives State Funding

© Shutterstock The Pennsylvania Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) recently awarded the Chester County Economic Development Foundation (CCEDF) $200,000 to create the “Bridging Agriculture and Manufacturing in Berks and Chester Counties” program. The program will help students from Kutztown, Octorara, Oley Valley and Owen J. Roberts High Schools explore the connection between agricultural and manufacturing […]

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CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain North America Win Three Manufacturing Awards

© Shutterstock Malvern-based CertainTeed and its parent company Saint-Gobain North America have won three National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) manufacturing leadership awards, the companies announced Tuesday. Companies were rewarded for their achievements in digital network connectivity and circular economy. Additionally, one of the companies’ research engineers was recognized for next generation leadership. “We are honored […]

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CSS unveils its 2021 ‘Talent Superheroes’

The Commercial Strategy Center (CSS) revealed his Talented Superheroes 2021 winners — managers who are recognized for recruiting, selecting, developing and engaging the best in their teams and in their markets every day. The annual honor recognizes leaders in sales leadership roles who oversee all things talent in their teams and territories and who were […]

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Sinclair chooses Culleton successor for two markets

Go Gators…and bananas too. Sinclair Broadcasting Group has selected the person who will succeed Cory Culleton as the leader of the two Gainesville-Ocala stations it provides service to and the FOX affiliate it owns in Savannah, Georgia. Winning the role is Hillary Walker, who goes from director of local sales to vice president/general manager of […]

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SCRA Accepts 2 Midlands Companies and Finances 2 More > Columbia Business Report

Columbia-based software vendor and Chapin-based medical equipment management system accepted as new South Carolina Research Authority member companies. Avolanta Inc.. helps insurance companies increase revenue by connecting agents, brokers and customers, while VirtueRN LLC helps hospices and other healthcare facilities better manage their daily needs for durable medical equipment. SCRA member companies receive mentoring, access […]

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PPG Completes Purchase of Italian Industrial Coatings Company

© Shutterstock PPG recently completed its purchase of Arsonsisi’s powder coating manufacturing business for an undisclosed amount. Arsonsisi is an industrial coatings company based in Milan, Italy. The purchase includes a powder manufacturing plant in Verbania, Italy, which is highly automated and capable of handling small and large batches. Arsonsisi’s powder business had sales of […]

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Water Department Launches Midlands High School Internship Program > Columbia Business Report

Three students from Blythewood High School have been selected for a new STEM internship program under a public-private partnership with South Carolina Water Utilities. As part of the paid internship, students will rotate through SCWU facilities to learn about water and wastewater management. The core components of the science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum will […]

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Audacy revamps its national format leadership

Two promotions to the country format leadership team took place at Audacity Inc.., culminating in the appointment of a Regional VP and the appointment of a Regional Brand Manager. Mark Anderson is now Regional Vice President, supporting operations of WLKK-FM “The Wolf” in Buffalo; WPAW-FM “93.1 The Wolf” in Greensboro; WDSY-FM “Y108” in Pittsburgh; WBEE-FM […]

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April 4, 2022, San Diego Metro Magazine

CEDARst plans $74.4 million, 190 units residential development in North Park CEDARst Companies, a multi-family developer, has announced plans to bring a new ground-level residential development to San Diego’s North Park neighborhood.4135, boul. du Parc is expected to open later this month and open 24 months after construction begins. The 205,000 square foot, $74.4 million […]

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PPM Wearables: ready for people

Across the advertising industry, the desire for the most accurate audience measurement data and tools has been strongly expressed. This has included verbal disillusionment in Nielsen. The same can be said of the advocacy group focused on TV advertising GVAand entities such as the massif NBC Universal, who avoided the Nielsen motto for his 2022 […]

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Have you nominated the best Hispanic radio talent?

Applications for the 13 Medals of Cortez rewards – America’s most respected Hispanic radio honors – are now accepted. If you know someone who is doing great work in Hispanic radio in the United States and Puerto Rico, don’t miss this opportunity to highlight their efforts with a nomination. The rewards, Sponsored by vCreativewill be […]

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Popular Columbia Festival Returns In Person > Columbia Business Report

One of Columbia’s most anticipated social gatherings returns in person for the first time since 2019. Arts and Drafts will take place at Colombian Art Museum from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 22. The event, which coincides with Earth Day, will feature live music, food, libations and art activities. “The return of Arts […]

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Pennsylvania House approves bill to handcuff Wolf over RGGI

© Shutterstock A bill that would block Gov. Tom Wolf’s controversial order to bring Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) passed the state’s House of Representatives on Wednesday. The measure, which was approved 126-72, is now heading to the Republican-controlled state Senate, where it is expected to pass without issue. The House vote […]

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Inaugural Contest Crowns Coolest SC Manufacturing Champion > Columbia Business Report

As the annual NCAA March Madness basketball tournament wraps up this weekend, Manufacturing Madness crowned a state champion on Wednesday. Steel beat out three other contenders to be named “The Coolest Thing Made in SC”, with Nucor Steel Berkeley to Huger winning the inaugural statewide competition launched in February by the SC Manufacturers Alliance with […]

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Axis Bank set to buy Citi’s consumer business in India: report

Private sector lender Axis Bank is set to acquire Citigroup’s retail banking business in India and a deal is expected to be announced soon, sources said on Wednesday. According to the sources, the deal, which will be valued at $2.5 billion (about Rs 18,000 crore), will be subject to regulatory approvals. […]

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Boca Quarterly Business Report – Boca Raton’s Most Trusted Source of Information

By Jess Del Vecchio, Economic Development Manager Larry Page, co-founder of Google once said, “You don’t need to have a company of 100 people to develop an idea.” We appreciate this way of thinking about Boca Raton and want to cultivate it in our startup community. As a partner of EndeavorLAB, our goal is to […]

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Columbia Faces Challenges Retaining Talent > Columbia Business Report

By Christina Lee Knauss The Columbia region is a great place to be an entrepreneur, but presents some challenges for employers trying to find and keep talent, according to the latest Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report 2021-22. The report, a collaboration between EngenuitySC and the Midlands Business Leadership Group, measures the Columbia metro area against similar […]

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A Familiar Former Univision Head Goes Public

Luis Patino He is a former president/general manager of Univision Communications properties in Los Angeles, and prior to assuming that role in 2017, he ran media facilities in Austin and San Antonio for 11 years. Now he’s returning to Lone Star State television by taking on the role of CEO for “Austin PBS.” Luis Patino […]

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Booming BullStreet Accelerating Construction > Columbia Business Report

Eighteen months after a fire threatened its existence, the renovated Babcock Building will welcome its first residents next month. A 14-unit portion of the planned $55 million, 208-unit luxury apartment complex in the 254,000-square-foot building, which once housed SC State Hospital patients, will open the first week of ‘April. Other sections of the building, which […]

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March 2022 ADP National Employment Report®, ADP Small Business Report® and ADP National Franchise Report® will be released on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

ROSELAND, NJ, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT: ADP Research Institute® will publish the March conclusions of the ADP National Employment Report, ADP Small Business Report and ADP National Franchise Report to Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 8:15 a.m. ET. Because of the important contribution of small businesses to economic growth, ADP Research Institute publishes […]

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#GALSNGEAR Women’s Leadership Summit Confirmed

WASHINGTON, DC — The #GALSNGEAR group, in partnership with the NABwill host an in-person Women’s Leadership Summit and other content and networking events at the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The #GALSNGEAR organization works to ensure that women in media, entertainment and technology gain visibility and facilitate high-level learning and networking opportunities at industry […]

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Meta Releases New State of Small Business Report, Examining Continued Impacts of Pandemic

Meta released its latest State of Small Business Reportwhich measures the impacts of the pandemic on SMEs around the world and highlights how minority-owned businesses, in particular, are bearing the brunt of it. Meta’s State of Small Business report series is based on an ongoing survey of nearly 24,000 business leaders in 30 countries and […]

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SC Small Business Development Centers Opens Chapin Office > Columbia Business Report

the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers opened a satellite office in Chapin. The organization provides consulting services to existing and potential small business owners and entrepreneurs. Chapin’s office, in partnership with the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, is led by senior business consultant Beth Smith. Smith is currently offering appointments every Tuesday with plans to […]

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State Credit Union Opens Downtown Headquarters > Columbia Business Report

State Credit Union is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new location in downtown Columbia. A trio of Columbia-based companies are involved in the three-story, 50,000-square-foot project at 800 Huger St. Hood Construction Co. Inc.. is the entrepreneur, while Boudreaux is the architect and LCK LLC will provide project management services. “After careful consideration […]

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SAP program helps Unilever improve its supply chain

© Shutterstock SAP SE’s GreenToken solution helps Unilever improve its global palm oil supply chain. The solution helps Unilever track, verify and report the origin and route of palm oil through the supply chain in near real time, increasing traceability and transparency. Unilever applied GreenToken in Indonesia to source over 188,000 tons of oil palm […]

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MediaPulse 2022 Gets NAB Lounge Rollout

Xytech, known for its asset management software used in the broadcast, studio, media services and video transmission industries, will present MediaPulse 2022 at the NAB show. Xytech will be hosted at a booth inside the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (N6314). Since acquiring ScheduALL in April 2021, Xytech has enhanced MediaPulse, to […]

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‘La Poderosa’ added to Bustos’ Tucson stable

As first reported in Streamline Publishing radio ink, a Class C3 FM serving Tucson from the northwest that was once owned by Entravision Communications is up for sale. It offers more in-market revenue-generating options for a Hispanic media pioneer that increased its presence in southern Arizona by acquiring an FM station formerly owned by The […]

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Gray expands his LPTV stable again

Of all the major broadcast television groups in the United States, gray television has become one of the most active purchasers of low-power television installations. With ATSC 3.0 providing Internet broadcast and NEXTGEN TV opportunities, the company run in tandem by Hilton Howell Jr. and Pat LaPlatney has actively sought to ensure full DMA live […]

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Sovryn flight plan: Philip Falcone shares his aspirations

Philippe Falcone Monday, RBR+TVBR readers shared with readers the news that Sovryn Holdings, a licensee created to acquire low-power television stations and run by Philippe Falcone, had not appeared as the buyer of a Lotus Communications property in Phoenix. RBR+TVBRThe headline referred to the non-consummation of a July 2021 transaction agreed to by each party […]

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FCC, NTIA Appoint staff to advisory committees

The new FCC headquarters building in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC — Chairman of the FCC Jessica Rosenworcel and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alan Davidson have each appointed staff representatives to participate in the other’s advisory committees. “This is a critical part of the FCC and NTIA’s spectrum coordination initiative in which they are taking steps […]

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Unisys Announces New Customers for Digital Workplace Solutions

© Shutterstock Blue Bell-based Unisys Corporation on Wednesday announced a series of contracts for the fourth quarter of 2021 with new customers for its digital work solutions. The new contracts are in addition to new customers won by Unisys this week for its digital workplace solutions and include a new customer in the European banking […]

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Devine Street office building sells for $1.5 million > Columbia Business Report

A 7,200 square foot office building at 601 Devine St. has sold for $1.5 million. The property was on the market for three weeks before being contracted, according to the Columbia office of the commercial real estate company Trinity Partners. The seller received multiple offers in the first week the property went up for sale […]

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Lyon Video wins the LMHG

COLUMBUS, OHIO- Live Media Group (LMHG) bought a video broadcasting company (Outside Broadcasting) and production based in the capital of Ohio. The transaction closed on March 1 and marks LMGH’s fourth strategic acquisition in the past three years. Founded in 1986, Lyon Video maintains a fleet of 11 production trucks, including three that support native […]

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Brand/Talent Manager WRUF-FM/GHQ | Radio and television activity report

Gainesville, FL – Bring your leadership to a culture of excellence! The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication seeks a Talent Brand Manager for WRUF-FM, 1037TheGator.com and GHQ. This position will be responsible for the direction and overall level of performance of WRUF-FM and associated digital and social media channels, in addition to […]

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Walmart building the Shippensburg distribution center

© Shutterstock Walmart recently announced that it is nearing completion of a more than 1.8 million square foot distribution center in Shippensburg. The facility is expected to open in the spring of 2022. Fulfillment centers store items that are picked, packaged and shipped directly to customers. The facility will support the company’s growing supply chain […]

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Rite Aid Corporation realigns its management team

© Shutterstock Philadelphia-based Rite Aid Corp. recently announced that it is realigning its management team and streamlining its operations. “The changes we announced today are part of our ongoing efforts to reduce costs and eliminate diapers,” said Heyward Donigan, President and CEO of Rite Aid. The Chief Operating Officer position has been eliminated. Chief Operating […]

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FNCB launches Exeter-based equipment finance solution

© Shutterstock FNCB Bancorp, parent company of FNCB Bank, recently announced the launch of a new equipment financing solution. The solution, 1st Equipment Finance, is based on the FNCB Bank Exeter site. It offers equipment financing solutions such as leasing alternatives to commercial customers, manufacturers, municipalities and suppliers. 1st Equipment Finance will offer a supplier/manufacturer […]

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Electrician Apprentice Program Receives $297,000

© Shutterstock The Pennsylvania Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Grants Program recently awarded $297,000 to the West Central Pennsylvania Joint Electricians Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) to expand its Clearfield Training Center. JATC offers a five-year, tuition-free apprenticeship program to prepare students for a career as an electrician. Over the past few years, student enrollment has increased […]

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Erica Farber signs RAB contract extension

Erica Farber, president and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), speaks with an attendee at the ANA Masters of Marketing conference on October 4, 2019 in Orlando. ORLANDO – She is fondly remembered for her 12 years at Interep, his 17 years as a publisher of the now defunct industry Radio & Records and […]

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Millions still available under loan program targeting Southern states > Columbia Business Report

Less than $300,000 of $17 million in loans intended to help small businesses in the South recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have gone to SC businesses, and organizers of the economic recovery fund want business owners company know that more money is available. The Southern Opportunity and Resilience Fund, designed to fill gaps left by […]

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Women in Business Report | Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – As the war for talent rages on, more than 70% of companies are now working to create a more inclusive environment to attract and retain female talent, according to the Women in Business study by Grant Thornton International Ltd. leaders of 5,000 companies in 29 economies. In the Philippines, although the number […]

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Global real estate services company buys Pittsburgh company

© Shutterstock Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, recently acquired Pittsburgh-based Grant Street Associates after an 18-year alliance. “We are delighted to have Grant Street Associates join Cushman & Wakefield, as we share similar values ​​and cultures of teamwork, integrity, respect and extraordinary customer service,” said Roberta Liss, President of Cushman & […]

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Parent Company CertainTeed Joins Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge

© Shutterstock Malvern-based CertainTeed LLC and its parent company Saint-Gobain North America recently announced that they have joined the US Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge. The Better Energy Climate Challenge encourages companies and organizations to reduce their portfolio-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 25% or more over the next decade. Saint Gobain’s new global Grow […]

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Why compete in Business Report’s Best Workplaces? Here are five reasons

Why compete in Business Report’s Best Workplaces? Here are five reasons Image bank By Activity Report Staff March 3, 2022 Think about your business is one of the best places to work in the Capital Region? Make it official and share it with the world by subscribing to Activity ReportThe best workplaces […]

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Physical stores are gaining momentum > Columbia Business Report

A recent report from International Necklaces found that brick and mortar stores are on the rise. Analysis of the fourth quarter of 2021 revealed that retail vacancy rates in Colombia have steadily declined over the past year to 4.75%. According to the US Department of Revenue, year-over-year retail sales in the Columbia submarket rose 19.64% […]

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Former Comscore, Univision Communications Leaders Join NBCU

Two new members of the Advertising and Communication Partnerships team are welcomed to NBCUniversal. One of the new hires is the former head of corporate communications at Comscorewhere he guided the company’s external and internal brand communications with a primary focus on its media measurement narrative. The other new hire is a former senior associate […]

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Big Red Barn Retreat > Columbia Activity Report

Mission Statement: To provide warriors who serve or have served our country and our communities with transformative training and services so they can realize their full potential. Name of the organization: Big Red Barn Retreat Year of local establishment: 2014 Top local executives: Sutton Shaw, volunteer general manager; Lamont Christian, Warrior PATHH Program Director8024 Winnsboro […]

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Pennsylvania records fastest growth in natural gas production, report says

© Shutterstock According to a new report from Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), the state beat gas-producing states on growth last year. Pennsylvania posted 7.9% growth through November last year, the strongest year-over-year growth of the top five gas-producing states, according to the report. While Texas still collected the most natural gas (9,557 billion cubic […]

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New Luxury Streetwear Retailer Opens at Five Points > Columbia Business Report

A new luxury streetwear retailer will open tomorrow at Five Points. SWIFF, owned by Ashanti Thomas, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its 736 Harden St. location at noon. The store will open to the public on Saturday at noon. Thomas launched SWIFF Brand, a line of hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts and accessories, while attending Clemson […]

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MTC to Host Inaugural Welding Competition > Columbia Business Report

Midlands Technical College will host its first secondary school welding skills competition tomorrow. The event will feature more than 40 competitors from 11 schools across the state at MTC’s new $4.5 million Welding Technology Center on the school’s airport campus. Caleb Fulwood, Director of the MTC Welding Program, created the event to generate interest in […]

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Fitch launches index to replace World Bank’s Doing Business report

By Adedapo Adesanya Fitch Solutions has launched a revamped and improved operational risk service that will provide an immediately accessible alternative to the now discontinued World Bank’s Doing Business report. Business post had reported that the Bretton Wood Institution halted publication of its Ease of Doing Business report after 18 years due to irregularities. The […]

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Construction projects keep rolling in Richland County > Columbia Business Report

By Christina Lee Knauss When the first hard seltzers rolled off the chains of the huge Marc Anthony Brewing Installing off Shop Road in November 2021, it marked the culmination of more than a year of feverish work and collaboration between Mark Anthony and Richland County officials. Construction at the site began in November 2020, […]

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Program Offers Free Seed Packets to Residents of Richland County > Columbia Business Report

Richland County residents can get a free head start on spring gardening starting next week. Starting Tuesday, visitors to the Eastover branch of the Richland Library can select up to four packets of seeds per household under a program created by a partnership between Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and Dominion Energy. The county […]

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February 2022 ADP National Employment Report®, ADP Small Business Report® and ADP National Franchise Report® will be released on Wednesday, March 2, 2022

ROSELAND, NJ, February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WHAT: ADP Research Institute® will publish the February conclusions of the ADP National Employment Report, ADP Small Business Report and ADP National Franchise Report to Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8:15 a.m. ET. Because of the important contribution of small businesses to economic growth, ADP Research Institute publishes […]

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Kraft Heinz partners with Google to improve customer experience

© Shutterstock The Kraft Heinz Co. and Google recently entered into a multi-year strategic partnership to enhance the company’s comprehensive marketing strategy with Google Ads. Google Cloud will use data and analytics to provide Kraft Heinz consumers with the products, experiences and news they want. “Our partnership with Google is a critical part of our […]

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South Carolina Center Habitat for Humanity > Columbia Business Report

Mission statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Name of the organization: South Carolina Habitat for Humanity Center Year of local establishment: 1985 Contact information: Main office: 209 S. Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201 Call: 803-252-3570 Website: www.habitatcsc.org Restore: […]

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Reinhart Foodservice expands in Westmoreland County

© Shutterstock Reinhart Foodservice recently announced that it is investing over $30 million to expand into Mt. Pleasant. The company plans to build a 155,000 square foot addition to its current 169,000 square foot facility. The project will create 24 positions. The expansion will include the purchase of machinery and equipment and the addition of […]

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Volkswagen could buy Huawei’s smart car business: Report

According to Chinese mediathe mid-size SUV AITO M5 jointly built by Huawei and SERES will be delivered in March 2022. The company keeps the promise to the consumer and will ship large quantities of AITO M5. On December 23, Huawei unveiled the first AITO (Adding Intelligence to Auto) series car equipped with HarmonyOS ecosystem, industrial […]

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Senator Yudichak and Luzerne County Visitors Bureau Celebrate DCED Funding

© Shutterstock State Sen. John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) joined Luzerne County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Alan Stout and Acting Luzerne County Executive Romilda Crocamo on Wednesday to celebrate a $250,000 tourism grant that the visitors bureau received. The grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) was awarded under the Marketing Grants Program to […]

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ShalePro Energy appoints new CEO

John Snedden ShalePro Energy Services, a company providing field services to support natural gas producers and midstream operators in the Appalachian Basin, recently named John Snedden as CEO. Snedden previously served as senior vice president of Keystone Clearwater Solutions and held executive positions at Fluid Delivery Systems, Nabors Industries and Pennzoil-Quaker State. He has 36 […]

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First Reliance Bank leases space in downtown office tower > Columbia Business Report

First trusted bank leased 5,711 square feet of commercial and Class A office space in the 1901 Main St. office tower in downtown Columbia. Necklaces | Caroline from the southAllen Wilkerson represented both First Reliance Bank and owner AgFirst Farm Credit Bank in connection with the transaction. The 17-story, 303,156-square-foot tower encompasses nearly an entire […]

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New SC Network’s Fair Food Distribution Goal > Columbia Business Report

A new network aims to unite South Carolina food system agencies and organizations to address the vulnerability of global supply chains exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Growing local SC is one of 30 national projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regional Food System Partnership Grant program. The initiative includes 10 project partners, matching […]

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Ampco-Pittsburgh appoints three independent directors to board

© Shutterstock Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation announced Friday that it has appointed three independent directors to its board of directors. Two of the directors were appointed under an agreement with Ancora Holdings Group, LLC, the company said. Ancora is a shareholder that currently owns approximately 5.6% of the outstanding shares of Ampco-Pittsburgh. “We are exceptionally pleased to […]

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BullStreet Laundry Building Near Lease Ready > Columbia Business Report

The Laundry Building, the oldest remaining service building on the BullStreet District campus, is expected to be ready for commercial and/or commercial tenants by the end of this year. Recent renovations by Colombia-based real estate development and investment firm Avant Holdings of the 15,000 square foot mixed-use building have refurbished the building’s roof, cupola, windows […]

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Midlands Fatherhood Coalition > Columbia Activity Report

Mission Statement: The mission of the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is to engage fathers in positively supporting their children and improving fatherhood support in the Midlands. Name of the organization: Midlands Fatherhood Coalition Year of local establishment: 2002 High local executive: Angela McDuffie, CEO Contact information: 1420 Colonial Life Boulevard, Suite 80Columbia, South Carolina 29210 Call: […]

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Colliers Markets 247,000 Square Foot Building > Columbia Business Report

Ahead of a grand opening later this month, Necklaces | Caroline from the south was selected to provide brokerage and marketing services for a 247,000 square foot distribution center at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The industrial speculative building, located off Platt Springs Road and Colite Drive, is owned by an Indianapolis-based developer Scannell properties. Colliers’ industrial […]

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Canadian green building technology company opens Hazleton plant

© Nexii Building Solutions Nexii’s first U.S. plant opens in Hazleton, Pennsylvania Nexii Building Solutions, a Canadian green building technology company, recently opened its first US plant in Hazleton. “We are thrilled that Nexii’s first U.S. unveiling is taking place in Hazleton, a community that has proudly played a vital role in America’s manufacturing heritage,” […]

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Penn Power upgrades Butler County’s electrical system

© Shutterstock Penn Power is upgrading and expanding its power grid in Butler County. The works will meet the future energy demands of more than 20,000 customers in parts of Cranberry, Mars, Evans City, Jackson Township and surrounding areas. Utility staff recently began foundation work on an 8,000 square foot distribution substation in Cranberry Township. […]

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Ola eyes acquisition of NBFC to expand financial services business: report

Ola, linked to the IPO, is seeking to expand its financial services business and also obtain an NBFC license through acquisition, sources said. Ola is reportedly in talks to acquire at least 3 companies to increase its engineering, product and loan servicing capabilities to support the rapid growth of the financial services industry, two sources […]

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York Electrical Institute Receives Apprenticeship Grant

© Shutterstock The Pennsylvania Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Bursary Program recently awarded York Electrical Institute $296,061 to help train apprentices. “We are extremely grateful for this generous investment in electrical learning in south-central Pennsylvania,” said Timothy Griffin, director of education for York Electrical Institute. “This will help us achieve our mission of training new electricians on […]

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SC Company Collaborating with Ballotpedia > Columbia Business Report

Columbia tech company that aggregates and publishes public and government meeting information partners with nonprofit political and election clearinghouse Ballot. Voterheads.com starts local government oversight project allowing visitors to Ballotpedia city and county webpages to see the details on public meetings in their field, including agendas. Voterheads.com CEO Mike Switzer said that collaboration was launched […]

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The new APTmpX algorithm for radio is coming

WorldCast Systemsthe provider of advanced broadcast products, is pleased to announce “the further evolution” of its APTmpX product, a “non-destructive” MPX/composite compression algorithm. Despite the advent of the Internet and digital broadcasting standards, FM remains the world’s most popular transmission format and a central technology in broadcasters’ efforts to maximize their reach and audience. As […]

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SC State Fair accepting scholarship applications > Columbia Business Report

The South Carolina State Fair is now accepting applications for its Ride of Your Life scholarship program. The annual program awards $300,000 each year in scholarships based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need and completeness of application, according to a press release from the organization. This year, 50 scholarships of $6,000, to be […]