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#YeahTHATAgenda: Columbia Metropolitan Airport Unveils Private Breastfeeding Station, Three SC Cities Top Moving Destinations, Prisma Health Expands Campus Navigation App Service, A Rock 'n' Roll Steakhouse

Aug 27, 2019 03:53PM ● By Chris Haire
Columbia Metropolitan Airport Unveils First Mamava Breastfeeding Pod: If you've been in an airport recently, chances are you've spotted a Mamava lactation suite, a self-contained pod where mothers can privately breastfeed their babies or pump. 

Since Mamava's debut in 2013 at the Burlington International Airport in Burlington, Vt., the number of these secure suites has spread to more than 900 other locations across the U.S. and Canada. This week, another location was added to the list: the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE).

According to Mamava, each suite features "two spacious benches, a fold-down table, and power outlet" for mothers who need to pump or breastfeed their babies while in-between flights or at a stadium or simply on the go. 

The Mamava pod was made possible through a partnership between CAE and Columbia's  Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. 

The CAE pod will be the third in South Carolina, following locations at the Charleston International Airport and The Joe, the home of the Charleston Riverdogs minor league baseball team.

“We’re always looking for ways to enhance our traveler’s experience,” said Mike Gula, executive director of CAE. “The Mamava pod is an offering needed for our traveling mothers that is currently not available on the airside, and with this partnership with the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, we’re glad to be able to provide this to them.”

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6: The number of new Prisma Health locations that will allow patients and visitors to use the Prisma Health Go mobile navigation app to find their way around the often confusing campus corridors. The Prisma Health Go app was designed by Atlanta-based Gozio Health and is currently available at 14 Prisma campuses.
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BMW, Mercedes, Ford most at risk from new tariffs (Automotive News)

Another historic Rock Hill mill site set to be turned into mixed-use development. It’ll be called The Thread. (The Herald)

Millions could go unpaid as former Charleston-area tire dump falls into foreclosure (Post & Courier)

Police departments across Greenville County raising pay to stay competitive (Greenville News)

SC business owners meet with members of SC Congressional delegation (WIS-TV)

Pickens County detention officers to get a big raise in effort to staff up for new jail (Greenville News)
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3: The number of South Carolina cities in Realtor's latest list of the Top Ten Moving Destinations in the U.S.

Charleston topped the list, with Columbia coming in at No. 4 and Greenville at No 8.

The three Palmetto State towns beat out Honolulu, Hawaii; Fort Myers, Fla.; and Las Vegas, Nev., among others. The list was dominated by medium-sized cities. (Realtor)
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Boeing workers call out lack of diversity in leadership program (Post & Courier)

Consultants lay out Abbeville revitalization plan (Index-Journal)

Some Spectrum subscribers don’t have ACC Network to watch Clemson game (WYFF 4)

Starbucks trying to replace Columbia shop that helps raise money for women’s shelter (The State)

Rec Room owner will turn old Upper Deck Tavern into a themed karaoke bar, Bangkok Lounge (Charleston City Paper)

Greenville-based Tropical Grille plans out-of-state expansion this year (Greenville News)

Butcher & the Boar, a Minn.-based 'rock and roll' steakhouse, opening this week in Mt. Pleasant (Charleston City Paper)

Halls Chophouse sets opening for its new Summerville restaurant, its 4th in SC (Post & Courier)
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Hires & Honors

The Charleston Metro Chamber's Adrian Cain has been chosen to serve on the board of directors for the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Cain is chief development officer for the Charleston Metro Chamber. (CMC)

Sarath Degala, senior Vice President of BIP Capital, will be joining the Board of Directors for Greenville-based health care management firm ChartSpan. (ChartSpan)

The Greenville office of the architectural firm LS3P has added Kristie Nicoloff to the team. Nicoloff will serve as LS3P's health care sector leader. (LS3P)

Frank Brumley, chairman and CEO of the Daniel Island Development Company of Charleston; Rick Pennell, president and CEO of Metromont Corporation of Greenville; and Marva Smalls, EVP, global head of inclusion strategy for Viacom and the EVP of public affairs and chief of staff for Nickelodeon will be added to the S.C .Business Hall of Fame in 2020. (Junior Achievement)

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Deals & Developments

The Town of Mt. Pleasant has approved plans for a redevelopment project at 1223 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Charleston Commercial managing director Joshua Schaap will oversee the project, which already has one of the property's two retail spaces leased out to Mulberry & King, which sells women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. (Fisher Creative)

Event planning and rental company Upstate Event Services will soon have a new home at 217 Donaldson Road in Greenville. Spencer Hines PropertiesGlenn Batson represented the buyer, MOIETY, LLC, in the purchase of two buildings at a combined 11,000 square foot. (Spencer Hines Properties)

 

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