Upstate Business Journal
MillVillage
MillVillage

REACHING OUT, ENGAGING PASSIONS, GOING VIRAL

COVER STORY | For nonprofits and the businesses that fund them, crowdfunding, social media and high-profile stunts like the Ice Bucket Challenge are all part of doing good

MillVillage
MillVillage
MillVillage

FINISHING TOUCHES PLANNED FOR ONE CITY PLAZA

REAL ESTATE | city of Greenville transforms North Laurens Street downtown into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare with hopes to increase activity along the now-abandoned road next to the new Aloft Hotel.

MillVillage
WestGville
WestGville

CLEMSON RESEARCHERS USE LIGHT TO TRANSMIT DATA

TECH AND DESIGN| Work could “open doors to the next generation of high-speed gadgets”

WestGville
MillVillage
MillVillage

POINSETT CLUB WINS TOP 50 CLUB

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY | The Poinsett Club has been named a Platinum Club of America for the fourth time in a row.

MillVillage
WestGville
WestGville

NEW CVS COMING TO AUGUSTA STREET

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY | With the last tenant moving out in October, a strip mall at the corner of Augusta Street and Faris Road will be transformed into a new CVS pharmacy.

WestGville
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NONPROFIT FUNDING GOES 'OVER THE EDGE'

MANAGEMENT | The Bank of America building will become an extreme sports venue for one day next month in the name of about 70 good causes. In Greenville’s first Over the Edge (OTE) fundraising event, “edgers” will rappel from the top of the Bank of America building downtown on Oct. 4 to raise money for their respective charities.

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Fountain Inn

Fountain Inn was a stagecoach stop on the Old Stage Road from Greenville to Laurens. Today the intersection of Main and Fairview streets in Fountain Inn is not all that different than it was when photographer Bill Coxe made his photo in the early 1930s. Keep Reading Fountain Inn
Intellectual-property

Making the bright connections

Charles Scales’ perseverance leads to invention of EasySpot   L.C. LEACH III | CONTRIBUTOR   Inventor: Charles Scales, president and CEO, Greenville Office Supply Invention: The EasySpot Patent: US 6523970 B1 What it does: “The EasySpot is about a foot long with a male screw base at one end, and a light-bulb socket at the Read More » Keep Reading Making the bright connections
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Regional solutions to key issues crucial in global economy

By Dean Hybl, executive director, Ten at the Top Success in the 21st-century global economy occurs when governments, businesses and civic organizations from across a region (not just one city, business or organization) recognize that the most effective way to address an issue impeding their success is by working collaboratively and innovatively to identify and Read More » Keep Reading Regional solutions to key issues crucial in global economy
Profile
BiLo

From market to pharm

Former BI-LO CEO Jon Wilken exited the grocery business more than a decade ago and in the intervening years has pursued several entrepreneurial ventures, including his latest, HS Pharmaceuticals. Keep Reading From market to pharm
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Foundations

20th century vision

Greenville owes much of its industrial growth and civic development in the early 20th century to a man of rare vision, initiative and business talent. He was simultaneously president or director of more than 20 businesses and organizations, including banks, cotton mills, real estate, hotels and insurance. Keep Reading 20th century vision
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Reaching out, engaging passions, going viral

Need money? Got money to give? Either way, nonprofits and the businesses that fund them are getting more and more people involved in the process. The tried and true methods of reaching out to individuals remain, but new thinking and technology are having a notable affect on how nonprofit funding and fundraising happen today. Keep Reading Reaching out, engaging passions, going viral
One-City-Plaza

Finishing touches planned for One City Plaza

The final touches are being planned for One City Plaza, as the city of Greenville transforms North Laurens Street downtown into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare with hopes to increase activity along the now-abandoned road next to the new Aloft Hotel. Keep Reading Finishing touches planned for One City Plaza
BillHaas

SYNNEX to sponsor PGA star Bill Haas

SYNNEX Corporation has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with PGA Tour standout Bill Haas. The sponsorship agreement builds on an existing relationship, as SYNNEX will continue to be the presenting sponsor of the Bill Haas Charity Classic, Haas’ annual Pro-Am tournament that benefits local charitable organizations. Keep Reading SYNNEX to sponsor PGA star Bill Haas
Over-the-edge

Nonprofit funding goes ‘Over the Edge’

The Bank of America building will become an extreme sports venue for one day next month in the name of about 70 good causes. In Greenville’s first Over the Edge (OTE) fundraising event, “edgers” will rappel from the top of the Bank of America building downtown on Oct. 4 to raise money for their respective charities. Keep Reading Nonprofit funding goes ‘Over the Edge’
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Marketing of the future coming to Greenville

A new partnership formed by Greenville-based Proforma Business Impact, a marketing solutions company, and Toronto-based creative production studio Klokwerks is bringing augmented reality (AR) marketing technology to the Southeastern U.S. Keep Reading Marketing of the future coming to Greenville
DEW

SC unemployment climbs to 6.4%

For the second consecutive month, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) is reporting an increase in the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, climbing to 6.4 percent in August and moving past the national rate of 6.1 percent. Keep Reading SC unemployment climbs to 6.4%
Clemson-Light-Tech

Clemson researchers use light to transmit data

Technology is changing at the speed of light, quite literally. Two Clemson University researchers have discovered a breakthrough process enabling electronics to transmit information by light instead of electrical current. Keep Reading Clemson researchers use light to transmit data