Melanie Huggins, executive director of the Richland Library, loves her job. She came to Columbia in 2009 from the St. Paul Public Library, where she was director.
Karen Alexander has made some sharp moves in her career, and she has always been secure in her mission.
JoAnn Turnquist is an extremely good fit as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Karen Brosius likes to bring different worlds to people. And as director of the Columbia Museum of Art, she gets to fulfill that purpose in her job.
In the last six months the Old Mill Brewpub has become established and the business is gaining momentum. The idea behind the pub is to offer beer brewed on site. Since the Old Mill Brewpub opened in Lexington's more than 100-year-old Old Mill, its owners have been preparing to brew.
There is a new kid in town, or at least new monkey. Punk Monkey Comics is open on Forest Drive in Columbia.
Columbia is emerging as a center for quality urban living. On any given night, the Congaree Vista is alive with festive visitors. The many restaurants, pubs, bistros and entertainment venues attract crowds.