Upstate Business Journal
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MillVillage

SOUTHERN WEAVING'S FIRST 90 YEARS

COVER STORY | From the Model T to the space shuttle, this Upstate company has woven itself into history – and beyond.

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WestGville
WestGville

FURMAN GRADS SECURE $10M FOR ANONYMOUS SOCIAL APP YIK YAK

TECH & DESIGN | Two 2013 Furman graduates recently raised $10 million from major Silicon Valley investors to fund Yik Yak, a controversial location-based social app that allows users to post messages anonymously to other users in their 1.5 mile radius.

WestGville
MillVillage
MillVillage

REPORT: SC RURAL ROADS RANK NO. 1 IN FATALITIES

INFRASTRUCTURE | South Carolina drivers may want to reconsider taking the back roads. A report issued by TRIP, a national transportation research group, concluded that the Palmetto State’s rural roadways ranked highest in the nation for fatalities.

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SOUTHERN LIVING HOME AT CLIFFS AT KEOWEE FALLS OPENING FOR TOURS.

REAL ESTATE | The eighth Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home by Dillard-Jones Builders is set to open for public tours July 25 at The Retreat in The Cliffs at Keowee Falls South.

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WestGville
WestGville

BELK ANNOUNCES $47M INVESTMENT IN UNION COUNTY

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY | Department store retailer Belk Inc. recently announced a $47 million investment in its Jonesville e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center operations, which is expected to expand the facility’s footprint by 50 percent and add 20 new jobs.

WestGville
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ArthurRutenbergHome

PROTERRA SELLS FIRST SECOND-GENERATION EV BUS

MANUFACTURING | The Greenville-based electric bus manufacturer has announced the first sale of its second-generation EV bus to the company’s original customer on the West Coast.

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Zen and the art of angel investing

Science or art? Instincts or algorithms? Gut feel or statistical analysis? Old-school scouting or big data “Moneyball”? The debate along this spectrum of decision-making approaches is an age-old one, and it features prominently today in many aspects of life. Keep Reading Zen and the art of angel investing
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The Greenville Methodist Church

The Greenville Methodist Church was formally organized in 1834. On land donated by Vardry McBee, the small congregation constructed a clapboard church at the corner of East Coffee and Church streets. Today, the new section of the sanctuary, completed in 1952, extends almost to Buncombe Street Keep Reading The Greenville Methodist Church
On the Move

Reggie Gay named managing shareholder of McNair Law Firm’s Upstate Unit

Ann Marie Stieritz joined New Carolina, South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness, as its president and CEO; Mary Ellington Johnson joined the South Carolina Children’s Theatre as its development director; Larry Compton joins Greer State Bank as vice president and mortgage loan officer; and Eli Hestermann named as executive director of health education/undergraduate studies and students for the partnership between Furman University and Greenville Health System (GHS). Keep Reading Reggie Gay named managing shareholder of McNair Law Firm’s Upstate Unit
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Kumon

Kumon recently held a ribbon-cutting in Greenville

Nichole Livengood, the writer behind Greenville’s food blog GapCreekGourmet.com and presenting partner for Greenville Small Plate Crawl, has launched her own public relations company, NicLive PR; and NEXUS IT and Networking Services recently opened in Travelers Rest. Keep Reading Kumon recently held a ribbon-cutting in Greenville
Your Money
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6 Things You Should Know About Mutual Funds

Last year, an estimated 90 million individuals owned mutual funds – a number that has remained steady over the past decade despite recent market ups and downs. What accounts for their enduring popularity? The answer is simple: Mutual funds are uniquely designed to help investors accomplish a broad range of financial goals. Keep Reading 6 Things You Should Know About Mutual Funds
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OB Hospitalist Group

Brothers Dr. Chris Swain, 55, and David Swain, 56, founded OB Hospitalist Group, an Upstate business that provides trained obstetricians and gynecologists who are always available in hospital settings. Keep Reading OB Hospitalist Group
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SCRA invests in CampusConnectr, KIYATEC

To help further the business plans of two Upstate companies, the SC Launch program of SCRA Technology Ventures presented checks to CampusConnectr and KIYATEC at Clemson University’s ICAR campus. Keep Reading SCRA invests in CampusConnectr, KIYATEC
Roads

Report: SC rural roads rank No. 1 in fatalities

South Carolina drivers may want to reconsider taking the back roads. A report issued by TRIP, a national transportation research group, concluded that the Palmetto State’s rural roadways ranked highest in the nation for fatalities. Keep Reading Report: SC rural roads rank No. 1 in fatalities
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Marchant Company joins Leverage Global Partners

The Marchant Company, a Greenville-based real estate firm, announced this week its new affiliation with Leverage Global Partners, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based network of independent luxury real estate brokerages. Keep Reading Marchant Company joins Leverage Global Partners