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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.
“It’s getting people to try it once, and once they do, they’re like, ‘Wow, this is magical,’ ” Friedrich said.
Rhames says he has loved his journey so far and enjoys the role he currently plays in helping students young and old become more competitive in our global society.
The board includes three incoming members and a transition in leadership with Ted Hendry, president of United Way of Greenville County, completing a two-year term as board chair.
“The expectation is the students will engage each other more,” Wilcox says. “A lot of the learning of law comes from the interaction between students.”
This year, Columbia Business Monthly features the top vote getters in 20 categories with some interesting facts about each.
Current pulsing through that signal will launch a signature laser light sculpture whose twin beams, reflected by strategically-placed mirrors, will transect an urban section of the Congaree River between the Gervais Street and the Blossom Street bridges.
Knox’s grandfather bought an existing Terminix operation in 1947, the same year Knox was born. Today, both celebrate their 70th year, along with another milestone: the family-owned business is recognized as the nation’s eighth-largest pest control company.
At STSM, Max sits in on client therapy sessions and shows a unique understanding for when people need him the most.
Always a solid performer as part of multi-billion-dollar global companies, the truck parts manufacturer has flourished in the year since it was spun off. It’s now a $120 million company by itself.
Columbia’s 1MC is a free program that provides a weekly forum for aspiring entrepreneurs to present their startups over coffee to a network of peers.