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#YeahTHATAgenda: 3D Printing Company in Rock Hill Lands Army Contract, MUSC Named Best in State, Thank VW for New School Buses, George Sink versus George Sink

Jul 31, 2019 02:44PM ● By Chris Haire
U.S. News names MUSC the best hospital in the Palmetto State: On Tuesday U.S News and World Report released their annual Best Hospitals in America list, with MUSC University Medical Center topping all other South Carolina hospitals.

The University Medical Center was followed by Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville at No. 2, Spartanburg Medical Center at No. 3, and Florence's McLeod Regional Medical Center and Greenville's  Roper St. Francis Hospital tied at No. 4.

MUSC and Prisma Health's Greenville Memorial Hospital were the only Palmetto State Hospitals that placed in the Top 50 nationwide in any category. MUSC was No. 32 in cancer care; No. 23 in ear, nose, and throat; and No. 13 in rheumatology. Greenville Memorial was No. 50 in gynecology.

The top five hospitals nationwide were: No. 1, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; No. 2 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.; No. 3 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.; 4 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; No. 5 New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
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$15 million: The amount of money Rock Hill-based 3D System has been awarded by the U.S. Army  "to create the world's largest, fastest, most precise metal 3D printer," according to a statement."This printer will revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities." 

In 2014, 3D Systems named the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am its chief creative officer.
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"We’re ushering in a new era of development by actively engaging with private-sector investors who are building what our market wants. The demand is there for more affordable apartments, retail businesses, hotels, class A office space, and more. We are taking action and doubling down — together — to address that demand.”

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin on the joint effort between the City of Columbia and Richland County to woo new development in the form of "hotels, retail businesses, workforce housing, office space, and parking," according to a statement

The plan is focused on projects over $30 million and "will reward investors who build public infrastructure, to include structured parking, improvements to roadways and pedestrian crossings, and other real property improvements that benefit the general public," a statement noted. "The incentive is capped at 50% of the company’s tax payments and there is a renewable limit of 10 years on the incentive."
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McMaster did not influence USC president vote for Caslen, board chair tells accreditors (Post & Courier)

Georgia, South Carolina commit $1.29M more to joint port (Live 5 News)

EEOC alleges Greenwood's Medtronic violated ADA (Index-Journal)

See how developers plan to transform Piedmont from mill village to Millennial village (Greenville News)

Rock Hill will host 3 college conference championships (The Herald)

Myrtle Beach developer set to demolish historic Atlanta building for Margaritaville (Myrtle Beach Online)

Bacon Station, serving breakfast, lunch, and "all things bacon" now open in Mt. Pleasant(Charleston City Paper)

Op-ed: New Santee Cooper president says utility’s future is leaner, greener (The State)

Medical office building will bring more doctors, pharmacy to Simpsonville's Five Forks (Greenville Online)

Not your father’s law firm: North Charleston’s George Sink wants son to stop using his name (Post & Courier)

144 home subdivision planned along Cedar Spring Road in Spartanburg (Go Upstate)

New glass manufacturing business in Beaufort plans to hire more than 50 (Island Packet)

Savannah River Remediation garners $28.5M for recent SRS job performance (Aiken Standard)

US Census Bureau Brings 6,000 new jobs to the Midlands (WIS-TV)
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78: The number of new school buses that South Carolina will be adding to the state's fleet. The buses will be purchased using part of the $34 million in funds the Palmetto State will receive from Volkswagen in response to the German auto giant's 2015 emission scandal. (Anna B. Mitchell, Greenville News)
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Hire & Honors

The Charleston real estate firm The Cassina Group has added Charles Baarcke, Brook Griffin and Melissa Rollins to their team. Baarcke has more than 15 years of experience in residential sales, while Griffin has worked in the Charleston market for 14. Rollins also has years of experience selling in the Lowcountry.

Jamie Sutton, a former executive with the ecommerce platform Shopify Plus, has joined Greenville-based bot-busting software company Ellipsis Technologies as vice chairman.

Crawford Strategy in Greenville has promoted Mary Helen Kelly and Taylor Wilson to account executives and Kyle Juell to junior content strategist.

Kopis Chief Operating Officer Kevin Wentzel has been named to Leadership Greenville Class 46.

Michael D. Dowling is the new chief operating officer for Southern First Bancshares, Inc. A member of the Greenville-based Southern First team for the past eight years, Dowling currently serves as the company's chief financial officer, a title he will retain as he takes on the duties of the COO.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Pusateri is the new operations administrator for Greenville's FinTrust Capital Advisors.
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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.


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