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Richland School District 2: The Gift Of Language

Oct 04, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Through this program, Spanish-speaking 11th and 12th graders with strong grades are recruited and trained as volunteer interpreters for parents, students, teachers and district staff.

Prepare to Fire Before You Hire

Oct 03, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

The bottom line: There’s nothing enjoyable about employee terminations. Do your best to balance the individual’s interests and the company’s security and make prompt decisions.

Get An Intern - But Do Your Homework First!

Oct 03, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

While this information sounds enticing, taking the time to create quality internship programs is key to providing the most advantageous benefits for both the company and the intern.

Are Your Customers Causing Turnover?

Oct 03, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

To put it simply: unhappy customers are contributing to employee turnover, and for reasons that are independent of employee attitudes and satisfaction.

Mother of All the Arts

Oct 03, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Movies about architecture, the good ones with well-developed plots and believable characters worth talking about, are rare. Now, however, we get Columbus, a highly praised movie showing the architecture of Columbus, Ind., as a character.

How To Grow A Successful Company

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

There is no owner’s manual for building a successful company, and every business you create will have its unique challenges.

The Disease Of Corruption Is Infecting Our State

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

This disease of corruption is bipartisan, contagious, and spreading.

Dialysis to Despair: From Richard Nixon to Graham-Cassidy

Sep 25, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

I’m just a number. Do those we elect to serve care about statistics? Does our Sen. Lindsay Graham care about at least one of his constituents? Richard Nixon did.

The Next Surge of Main Street Entrepreneurship

Sep 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Among the latest entrepreneurs (willing to take a calculated risk in the Main Street District) are creative and successful types, wielding expertise and passion to fuel the resurgence of downtown Columbia.

Enhancing the Candidate Experience

Sep 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

One of the most impactful and cost-effective ways for an employer to differentiate itself from competitors is to enhance the candidate experience.

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  • Pershing Lunch and Learn Program

    10/27/2017
    12:00PM — 01:00PM

    On Friday, Oct. 27, Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing will speak about his experiences in t...


  • Homeschool Parent Conference

    10/27/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Do you struggle with grading your homeschool student in high school? Are you unsure of what credi...


  • Parent's Night Out

    10/27/2017
    06:30PM — 10:00PM

    You deserve a night out! Come see why PAC (22,000 sq ft) has averaged over 100 kids in attendanc...