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Planned expressly as South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia has grown from a busy cotton and textile town into a government powerhouse, military training center, locus of higher education, and flourishing financial haven. Home to multinational corporations, boutique businesses, and all the intermediaries, the city is recognized for its livability and solid business climate. While Columbia caters to a diversity of markets, it is especially devoted to the fields of healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and banking. Columbia Business Monthly keeps abreast of all these various enterprises, sharing news of start-ups, relocations, and developments as they occur. We explore the operations and philosophies of featured companies on a regular basis, highlighting their practices and successes to prove the value of community dynamism. We also offer a broad perspective on the business climate from folks in the know, granting our readers a practical, experienced outlook.

Lexington Educator Named National Assistant Principal Of The Year

Page has led efforts to boost promotion rates, test scores, and college and career readiness through dual enrollment coursework, AP classes, and increased honors offerings.

WREN Holds Annual Summit

Topics included salary negotiation training, speaking your own greatness, innovative strategies for working mothers, and advocating and organizing for women’s rights.

Caldwell To Chair Site Selectors Guild

This is Caldwell’s fourth consecutive year serving on the board, having previously served as treasurer.

SCAJ Names New Director of Development

Courtney Mitchum Barts joined the group to manage their fundraising and membership recruitment efforts and will coordinate multiple development campaigns in regions across South Carolina.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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