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Opioid Crisis: South Carolina Businesses Wrestling with Epidemic

In remarks prepared for delivery in his State of the State address in January, Gov. Henry McMaster said that for the last three years, there have been more opioid-related deaths in South Carolina than homicides and drunk-driving deaths combined. In 2016, this “silent hurricane” killed 616 people, he said.

Corporate Security Resource Allocation: Which side of the Balance Sheet?

In the previous edition of this publication, our security article considered the importance of South Carolina firms developing comprehensive corporate security programs. Within the context of security and preparedness, understanding and managing risk is paramount. In the context of security risk, we then outlined three elements that business professionals must consider: threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences.

Tax Reform Claims Popular College Sports Deduction: Impact Unclear but many Enthusiasts Unfazed

The Internal Revenue Code had allowed an 80 percent deduction, as a charitable contribution, for donations paid for the right to purchase season tickets for athletic-event seating. Under tax reform signed into law by President Trump, the deduction was eliminated.

Open Studios: How Columbia gets to know its Art Scene

To count itself as an art city, Columbia needs more than great art and creatively engaged artists. The coin must be flipped by consumers: patrons, collectors, and anyone seeking knowledge about how art comes to be—and how the creative process imbues the aesthetic value of work.

Business Development Center helps Minority Businesses Grow

When Lasenta Lewis-Ellis opened her company, LLE Construction Group LLC, in February 2011, she struggled to find affordable office space.

Mount Franklin gives Candy a High-Tech Swirl

Mount Franklin Nutritionals, a division of Texas-based Mount Franklin Foods LLC, is putting a high-tech spin on candy manufacturing at the Sumter facility. Plans call for taking gummy candies and packing them full of nutrients.

The New Normal: The Housing Market continues to grow in Columbia, but a downward trend may be on the way

The housing market across the U.S. is showing signs of cooling off, but right here infamously hot Columbia, the industry looks as if it will remain on fire through the year, with indications that the benchmarks of 2017 may be surpassed in 2018.

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas: Helping Families Along the Journey

Each year in the United States, an estimated 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the number one killer of children in our country. And, regrettably, only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is devoted to childhood cancers.

Heart and Sole Date Set

Heart and Sole is designed to celebrate women and the power of a healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.

Lexington Medical Center to Host Lecture on Cervical Cancer

Andrea S. Garrick, MD, an OB/GYN at Lexington Women’s Care, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will be the speaker.