September 2017 Features

  • 2017 Employer Summit Announced

    September 28, 2017

    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, professionals who influence hiring decisions within their company or agency will gather on October 10, 2017 for a workshop on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and how to effectively recruit from this untapped workforce.

  • Bank of America’s Evolution of Workplace Policies: Insights on New 16-Week Leave Policy for Mothers and Fathers

    September 27, 2017

    Bank of America recently expanded its parental leave policy from 12 to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers and fathers – one of the most competitive offerings across the industry. We sat down with BofA’s Jennifer Darwin, SVP of Corporate Communications for the Carolinas to learn more about this workplace evolution.

  • South Carolina Ports Posts August Container Volume Growth, Port Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

    September 26, 2017

    “Fall is a traditionally strong season for the Port, and we look for year-over-year volumes to increase in September and October compared to moderate growth in August,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO.

  • S.C. Education Deans Urge Officials to Work on K-12 Teacher Shortage Solutions

    September 25, 2017

    Deans of education programs at six colleges, including The Citadel, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, University of South Carolina and Winthrop University recently released a joint public statement urging action to counter the teacher shortage occurring across the state.

  • SCE&G Recognized for Outstanding Solar Power Programs

    September 22, 2017

    SCE&G was recognized by the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance for leadership and success in developing solar energy programs. The SCCEBA presented its 2017 Outstanding Achievement and Leadership Award to SCE&G representatives at the S.C. Clean Energy Summit in Columbia.

  • Just How Much Did the Solar Eclipse Impact South Carolina?

    September 21, 2017

    What an exciting moment it was in South Carolina when a total solar eclipse darkened the skies for a few minutes. For this rare celestial event, we hosted people from multiple states and countries , enjoyed round-the-clock media coverage and engaged in social chatter, including an Instagram challenge between Gov. Henry McMaster and Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon.

  • New Program Will Grow Advanced Materials Education, Research, Economy Statewide

    September 20, 2017

    A team of researchers from 10 universities across the state has received a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to establish a new initiative: Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or MADE in SC.

  • Tips to Help Home and Vehicle Owners Recover from Hurricane Irma Damage

    September 14, 2017

    Along with flooding, high winds have caused downed trees which have led to power outages throughout the Carolinas. We encourage storm victims to avoid cleaning and repair scams by working with their insurance company directly and as soon as possible.

  • UofSC Continues to Climb in Latest U.S. News Rankings

    September 13, 2017

    Boosted by a growing reputation for academic excellence and research prowess, the University of South Carolina climbed several spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s undergraduate rankings publication released this week, now ranking 46th among all public institutions, and 25th among state flagships.

  • Irma Packs a Punch in Southeast, Brings Uncertainty of Regional Fuel Levels

    September 12, 2017

    According to the National Hurricane Center, much of Georgia, South Carolina, and western North Carolina can expect three to eight inches of rain accumulation. Southern Tennessee and eastern Alabama can expect up to five inches.

  • Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials Hold Hurricane Irma Briefing, Give Evacutaion Update

    September 11, 2017

    Shelters are generally the place of last resort. Individuals and families are encouraged to have emergency plans in place. These plans should include relatives or friends with whom you can stay or locations to which you will travel.

  • AAA Carolinas Urges Motorists to Move Vehicles to High Ground

    September 08, 2017

    With the threat of Hurricane Irma impacting the Carolinas, AAA is urging motorists to move their vehicles to higher ground to avoid flood damage. Approximately 57 percent of Carolinians have auto insurance policies that don’t cover flood damage.

  • New Property Tax Exemption for All South Carolina Manufacturers

    September 06, 2017

    The new manufacturing property tax exemption will provide a welcome reduction in a manufacturers property tax liability for all property that is not subject to a negotiated fee-in-lieu of tax (a FILOT).

  • Make Your Team Great by Focusing on B Players

    September 05, 2017

    Time and time again we see managers make the same mistake. In an effort to get quick results, they focus heavily on their A-players. However, if teams want to create a winning streak, they need to think differently. In order for your team to get powerful results, be resistant to burnout and resistant to high turnover, focus on your B- players.