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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.

Employer Guidance for an Effective and Proper Hostile Environment Investigation

There are elements an employer should put in place before an employee complains about sexual harassment that will provide a strong foundation for such an investigation.

SCCADVASA Names General Consel

SCCADVASA announced that Patricia Ravenhorst has been named as the agency’s general counsel.

SCBIO Announces 2018 Board of Directors

SCBIO has announced its 2018 Board of Directors and Executive Committee following formal confirmation at the life science organization’s December 2017 meeting in Columbia.

SCE&G Electric Customers Set New Energy Usage Record

Customers used more than 103,700 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity, surpassing the previous usage record of 101,118 MWH set in 2014.

South Carolina Top Workplaces: Last Chance To Nominate

The deadline to nominate a company for Top Workplaces is Jan. 19.

NAI Avant Closes Industrial Building

Progress Land Development purchased the property from Interstate Associated Investors for $600,000 ($57.95 per SF).

Murphy Business Opens Columbia Office

Janice Cook launched the new Murphy Business office to support entrepreneurs with the sale of their businesses, purchases, valuations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Tidewater Boats Growing Lexington County Operations

To accommodate the production of larger models, the company is investing $8.3 million and creating 100 new jobs.

Dominion Acquires SCANA

SCANA would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy. It would maintain its significant community presence, local management structure and the headquarters of its SCE&G utility in South Carolina.

Banks’ Art Investments Are Investments in Community

Providing these exhibitions sparks community engagement at civic and educational levels and helps the museums that host them generate vital revenue.