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Palmetto Pediatric Clinic to open in Blythewood

Palmetto Pediatrics photo from Facebook page. By Jeanne Reynolds Palmetto Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic plans to open a new facility in Blythewood by January. The town’s Board of Architectural Review has given conditional approval on plans for the building at 121 Blythewood Road. Architects, town staff, and the BAR’s chair or co-chair must still finish and approve final details of…

Palmetto Outdoor Center optimizes eco-tourism

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Black Rooster restaurant to open in Brookland development, according to post

A post appeared on the Brookland SC Facebook page Tuesday. According to the post, Black Rooster restaurant is going to open in Building One of the Brookland development in West Columbia. Post is below: Coming to Brookland this Fall: @blackroostersc! Local Columbia chef and restauranteur @kristianmn will be opening up his newest restaurant and rooftop bar in our Building One…

Nominate your non-profit to be a recipient of Dominion Energy’s $25,000 grants

(PR News photo / Dominion Energy) Dominion Energy is inviting non-profit organizations across the company’s footprint to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical community needs.  The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical needs for food, housing, medicine or medical services. Last year’s Critical Community Needs grants helped 160 non-profits…

New Aloft hotel in Harbison welcomes visitors at ribbon cutting ceremony

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Small business optimism index nears record high

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index has marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9.  It’s within 0.1 point of the July 1983 record-high of 108. The July 2018 report also set new records in terms of owners reporting job creation plans and those with job openings. A seasonally-adjusted net 23 percent are planning to create…

Fiberglass company coming to Midlands with 400 job openings, job fair Saturday

Photo from readysc.org/jushi There’s a new Chinese-based company coming to South Carolina, and they have chosen Richland County as their ground-breaking location. Jushi, a global manufacturer and promoter of fiberglass products is establishing its U.S. fiberglass manufacturing operations with an 80,000-ton production line. According to readysc.org, the first phase of the project is expected to create 400 new jobs and…

Camel rides on Main Street? MGC Law Firm holds fundraiser for Children’s Chance

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Behind-scenes tour of Hennessy’s building, new restaurant tenant expected to open late fall

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Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton cuts the ribbon on multi-million-dollar renovation

Pictured are: Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Executive Director Richard Skipper, Tierica Johnson, Hampton sales manager,  Katrina Cruz, Hampton interim general manager,  and Jenny Dantzler, Hampton assistant general manager.  The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton. The hotel announced a multi-million renovation. The hotel’s rooms have been renovated along with its fitness center. The…

Pawmetto Lifeline receives $1,000 check from Panera Bread

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Midlands man creates business out of garage, grows to 90-employee company

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West Columbia experiences boom in new business

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Air Wisconsin to locate flight crew base, and add 150 positions, at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

CMA photo. Air Wisconsin, a regional carrier for United operating as United Express, has announced plans to locate their newest flight crew base at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The base is scheduled to be operational Oct 1. “This past week, we announced the opening of a crew base expanding our presence at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, which is a key part of…

Quality Deer Management Association of the Midlands holding its 15th annual banquet

The Quality Deer Management Association will be hosting its 15th annual banquet for the Midlands branch next Thursday. The QDMA is a nation-wide organization that originated in South Carolina about 30 years ago. The organization educates hunters and the general public about whitetail deer, the management of the species and their habitat improvement. According to the Midlands branch Membership Manager…

New pizzeria coming to Columbia’s Cottowntown, part of 3-building development

Rendering of finished product. Cason Develoment Group provided photos. Cason Development Group is moving to Cottontown, and so is a new pizza restaurant. Cason will be relocating its offices to 2144 Sumter Street in September once renovation of the property is completed. In addition, a new pizzeria will open at 2150 Sumter Street in early fall. Cason has acquired the…

Columbia welcomes Bone-In Barbeque as first restaurant of developing Bull Street District

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Five Points Association’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale draws a crowd

5-Points Show Caption Hide Caption 5-Points-3 Show Caption Hide Caption 5-Points-2 Show Caption Hide Caption 5-Points-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. July weekends in Columbia are famously hot, but local businesses are giving people many good reasons to venture out into the sun. The Five Points Association’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale drew big crowds to the village Friday and Saturday, and…

Midlands Media Group continues growth, acquires new radio station

MMG Show Caption Hide Caption The Dude sign Show Caption Hide Caption MMG sign Show Caption Hide Caption Karamie Sullivan photos. It’s been two years since Midlands Media Group was formed, and the company has been growing ever since. Within the first two years the business acquired 94.3 The Dude (WWNQ), Cola Daily, the e-commerce site ColaDailyDeals.com, and created an…

DMV unveils driving program to help parents teach teens how to drive

RoadReady app example Show Caption Hide Caption DMV program Show Caption Hide Caption   The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles unveiled a guide Wednesday morning for parents and guardians who are teaching their children how to drive. The Parents’ Supervised Driving Program (PSDP), introduces new drivers to weekly lessons behind the wheel as they prepare for their driving test,…

Jim Hudson Automotive donates $200,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank

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S.C. Treasurer gives more than $17,000 of unclaimed funds to Department of Mental Health

Director John Magill, Treasurer Curtis Loftis, and Dr. Alison Evans at check presentation. Photo provided. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis returned more than $17,000 in unclaimed property to S.C. Department of Mental Health officials Monday. The money will be used to meet the emergency needs of patients. Loftis presented a check for $17,333.79 to Dr. Alison Evans, chair of the State…