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Under the Big Top

Jun 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

When most people go to the fair, they don’t think about what it takes to pull off a 12-day event that entertains, feed, and engages nearly 500,000 people. When Smith joined the fair almost 35 years ago, she certainly didn’t. As Goodman retires and she prepares to step into his shoes, she is fully aware.

Saving the TaTas: Local Entrepreneurs Fill Cups, Market Niche, with Supplies for Breast Cancer Survivors

May 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Kim Neel and Sherry Norris met through Girl Scouts, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of women. Ten years later, Neel and Norris co-own Alala, LLC, a business specializing in the same cause.

TCube’s Early Success Drew Notice

May 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

The four-year-old company takes software developed by other companies and helps insurers install and configure it to work with their in-house systems, such as general ledgers, payment and compliance.

Full Speed Ahead For Midlands Boat Builder

May 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Working out of a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Whitmire, Sea Pro has more than 100 employees. Hancock says it is on target for the five-year goals of 238 workers and $5.5 million capital investment announced by the S.C. Department of Commerce in 2015.

A Walk On The Wild Side Long-Time Zoo CEO Announces Retirement

May 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Satch Krantz will retire at the end of June after spending his entire working career building the Midlands zoo into the well-respected and award-winning tourist destination it is today.

The Cooperative Ministry: Giving Columbia a Lift

Apr 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Gallis, who originally hails from Baltimore, struggled with alcohol addiction for nine years. He became dependent on alcohol at a young age, and it wasn’t until he was introduced to the Teen Challenge organization that he was able to embrace his sobriety.

Bierbauer’s Transitional Legacy

Apr 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

The Charles Bierbauer of 30 years ago was not interested in teaching journalism. Back then, he said he wasn’t quite ready to give his job to some smart-aleck 25-year-old. “Now my job is to train those smart-aleck 25-year-olds,” says Bierbauer, now 74. “And I really enjoy it.”

Local Architecture Firm Celebrates Ruby Anniversary by Giving Back

Apr 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

The Boudreaux Group is in its second generation of ownership. Founder John Boudreaux retired at the end of 2012 after transitioning ownership to the new team beginning in the early 2000s.

Midlands Biotech Firm Passing Startup Test Fast-Growing IMCS Begins International Push

Apr 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Since its founding in 2013, IMCS has grown to 25 employees, graduated from a university incubator to its own lab and headquarters, and is beginning to market its products internationally.

Civic-Minded Flock to Columbia-Based Startup

Apr 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Voterheads (www.voterheads.com), the Columbia-based startup that seeks to make keeping up with the meanderings of local government a more user-friendly experience, is projecting rapid growth in 2017, and is starting to get some welcome national attention.


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