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#YeahTHATAgenda: Women in Business Awards, Haywood Road Development Moves Forward, New Class-A Office Space for NoMo, John Moore to Exit NEXT, Free College in Fairfield County, PBR Saved By Hipsters

Jul 09, 2019 03:27PM ● By Chris Haire
SC Women in Business Awards: The Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine will host the inaugural S.C. Women in Business Awards luncheon on Wednesday, August 14 at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville. Tickets for the events are $65 per person, and table sponsorships are $750, which includes eight tickets.

The awards will honor the 12 Women in Business Award recipients featured in the July editions of GBM, CBM, and CHBM. Honorees include: Michele Abraham • Brandy Hart Amidon • Vanessa Bialobreski • Crystal M. Brown • Lisa Hostetler Brown • Nichelle Harrison • Jenn Henderson • Ashley Graham • Uchechi Kalu • Abby Leibowitz • Chrisandrea Nguyen • Anna Catherine Parham • Dr. Cheryl Sarmiento • Candace Spradlin • Bridget Trammell • Christine Tedesco • Amy Urquhart • Chrystal Wilson. 

To buy tickets, visit Eventbrite.

450-apartment Haywood-Pelham project approved after scaled-down plan reduces traffic woes (Greenville News): Despite initial resistance from Greenville City Council, the Adams Hill development at the intersection of Haywood and Pelham roads is now moving forward

Located at one of Greenville's busiest intersections, the development will feature 450 units and a restaurant.The mixed-use development will feature multi-family and senior housing, but earlier plans for a Spinx gas station have been removed; the name of the development has also changed from Beacon Hill to Adams Hill. 

Adams Hill is one of a number of new multi-family projects that is either in development or completed along Haywood Road. Other noteworthy projects are located at what was once the Fluor property behind Haywood Mall, while another project, the Abbey, has been planned for a 15-acre property at Haywood and Transit Drive. A four-lot subdivision, Walton Estates, is planned for the Haywood-Pelham subdivision across the street from Adams Hill. 


New Class-A Office Space Coming to Charleston's NoMo: Let it be known that the great debate of what to call the one-time recycling center/industrial wasteland known as Morrison Drive is over with. Standing above the fallen monikers of The Neck and UP (or Upper Peninsula for those folks who aren't into the committee-approved brevity thing) stands NoMo, a name that started as a joke in the Charleston City Paper and slowly but surely took hold. 

NoMo's claim to nickname supremacy continues with today's announcement from Charlotte-based White Point Partners that they plan "to develop The Belvidere, a 112,000 square foot, five-story Class A office building in the NoMo (North Morrison) area on Charleston’s upper peninsula" at the intersection of Meeting Street and Algonquin Road (emphasis added).

“We see tremendous opportunity here for employers to be located in the vibrant Upper Peninsula/NoMo area, with easy access to some of Charleston’s best restaurants and entertainment venues,”  White Point Partners co-founder Jay Levell, said in a release. “We look forward to putting our creative spin on new construction in this dynamic area of Charleston.” 

The once-neglected area is now home to the successful Half-Mile North site, Edmund's Oast, Butcher and Bee, Revelry, Royal American, Home Team BBQ, Franklin Barbecue, 930 NoMo, and others new projects that have only come to fruition in the past decade -- and in many cases much less. 

Located behind the old recycling center just off Morrison, Laurel Island has been pitched as a site ripe for development, most recently a plan for the $1 billion mixed-use site call Lorelei. But the project never got out of the pluff mud.

The heavily-hyped 92,000 Charleston Tech Center, née Flagship-3, is also scheduled to open in 2020.

As for The Belvidere, Frampton Construction Company lead the construction team with help from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Hoyt & Berenyi, and WGPM, Inc.

Big News for High School Students in Fairfield County: Midlands Technical College, Fairfield County, and Fairfield County Schools have announced an ambitious plan that would allow students to attend Midlands Tech free of charge, according to a recent announcement. Home to 24,000 residents, Fairfield County has an unemployment rate of 4.9%, compared to the state's overall 3.5%. Only 21% of workers in Fairfield County live and work in the county.

A four-decade long veteran of the utilities sector, Mark Bonsall has been named the new president and CEO of the Santee Cooper Board of Directors. Charles Duckworth was also named Santee Copper's deputy CEO and chief of planning.  

On July 26, John Moore will leave his post as the president and CEO of the Greenville-based startup incubator NEXT. Under his leadership, NEXT has expanded to include three facilities (NEXT Innovation Center, NEXT on Main, and NEXT Manufacturing), achieved record job creation, grown to support 200 high-impact entrepreneurs annually, and recently, played a key role in securing the first venture capital office in Greenville, which will be housed at NEXT on Main. With support from NEXT, local entrepreneurs have achieved major capital raises. The Chamber and NEXT are currently looking for Moore's replacement.


When hospitals fill up, SC patients are boarded in the ER. It's a problem across the US (Greenville News)

Upstate SC BMW plant will be home to production of latest sport-utility coupe (Post and Courier): 

Nation’s largest home builder buys 600-acre parcel near Charleston for $25.2 million (Post and Courier)

Neighbors upset about massage parlor planned for this Columbia neighborhood (The State)

Rock Hill eyes airport industrial park, seafood market, fast food, gas station, more. (The Herald)

One more ‘fine dining’ restaurant set to open in Fort Mill. Here’s what we know (The Herald)