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Bierbauer’s Transitional Legacy

The Charles Bierbauer of 30 years ago was not interested in teaching journalism. Back then, he said he wasn’t quite ready to give his job to some smart-aleck 25-year-old. “Now my job is to train those smart-aleck 25-year-olds,” says Bierbauer, now 74. “And I really enjoy it.”

Transition Time: Konduros wants to take SCBIO to next level

New SCBIO president and CEO Sam Konduros believes life sciences can be a major economic engine for the state, much like automotives or aerospace. The sector offers great potential for the state to further diversify its industrial base.

Clickable Stacks: Entrepreneur Helps Readers Shop Libraries

Koios, named after the Greek titan of intelligence, instantaneously connects Internet book searches with databases at your local library. The company was co-founded in 2015 by Trey Gordner and his colleague Ralph Kuepper, 25. Its main mission: Make it as easy to borrow books as it is to buy them.

Columbia Caterer Grows Across Southeast

What if the food is tasty, but the service is lacking? Does that impact the success of a celebratory event? Jimmy Stevenson, owner of Southern Way Catering, bets it does.

Swinton Pushed Benedict Forward

The longest-serving president in Benedict’s 141-year history, Swinton will leave behind a legacy of accomplishment. Enrollment has more than doubled since he arrived in 1994.

Communities In Schools: Keeping Students on the Right Path

Many students in the Columbia area depend on a program called Communities In Schools (CIS) of the Midlands to help them stay the course in their studies.

50 Most Influential

Columbia Business Monthly presents the year’s 50 Most Influential People in the Midlands. Our list includes movers and shakers in industry, government, and business. We compile our annual list from a variety of sources, including staff research and community nominations.

City Roots Founder Eyes Expansion

Robbie McClam has been reinventing himself long before it became the buzz word it is today. He’s been a licensed professional architect, master planner and executive director for a South Carolina state agency, executive director of a development corporation, and a real estate developer. Today, he is an urban farmer, which he says is the most complex, yet rewards of all his professional endeavors.

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