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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Young Gun: Robert Hughes III

“I still have a lot to learn, but that’s the most fun thing about this job,” he said. “I learn something every day.” Get to know the 2016 Who's Who Young Gun winner, Robert Hughes III.

One to Watch: Walt Wilkins

Walt Wilkins, 13th Circuit Solicitor and former U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, is a “young gun.”

ONES TO WATCH: Jon Good

CEO and Broker-in-Charge, NAI Earle Furman

ONES TO WATCH: Toby Stansell, COO, AcumenIT

You might be inclined to label Toby Stansell, COO of AcumenIT, as a technology guy. But you would be missing a lot.

One to Watch: Julie Godshall Brown

President and owner, Godshall Professional Recruiting and Staffing

Ad guru Joe Erwin makes a space for creatives with Endeavor

‘Where education and opportunity come together’

Who’s next for Who’s Who?

Meet the panel of community leaders helping UBJ recognize its third class of game-changers

Vivian Wong launches lifestyle brand for Chinese market

Greenville entrepreneur Vivian Wong has launched a new manufacturing venture into one of the largest markets in the world, China. The company – BabyBlossom – leverages North America’s manufacturing reputation with plans to export non-toxic, baby-safe products just as China phases out its 1970s one-child policy.

ONES TO WATCH: John Warner

John Warner has been One to Watch since he arrived in Greenville in 1982 to work in accounting at KPMG. Over the next 34 years, he’s been involved in numerous high-profile ventures, including overseeing one of the country’s largest angel investing networks, building a social networking community to promote entrepreneurship, and creating InnoVenture, which creates communities among entrepreneurs, service providers, academia, investors and others.

Four-legged lodging

With more than a million users and 100,000 listings, BringFido.com’s founder Melissa Halliburton has built a thriving business out of finding pet-friendly places

The Spartanburg Chamber’s new leaders have big plans for harnessing the...

Long is the list of names that built Spartanburg, and that list is set to grow as a new generation of leaders begins to make its mark. For the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, the changing of the guard is none more apparent than its 34-year-old President and CEO Allen Smith, and its 33-year-old Board of Directors chair-elect Todd Horne.

Ones to Watch: Jeremy Boeh, Entrepreneurship director, NEXT High School; cofounder,...

Jeremy Boeh traveled a unique path to his career as entrepreneur and educator, and it led him places he didn’t expect. Boeh enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 21 and served two deployments to Iraq. Now a company commander in the U.S. Army Reserves, his military experience sharpened his focuse and strengthened his resolve, inspiring him to return to school for a bachelor’s degree.

Cline traces longevity to startup roots

A wrecked loading dock was just one of many turning points in company’s 68-year history – next stop, leaving downtown Greenville for a new Mauldin HQ

Ones to Watch: Mike Johnson, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough...

“I try to offer a few lessons I’ve learned in 14 years of representing emerging growth companies,” he said. “When it all comes together, it’s a lot of fun.” -- Read this week's profile on Mike Johnson, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Whether it’s with Smockadot Kids or Preppy and Personalized, Wendy Turner...

Wendy Turner was a busy assistant principal when she became pregnant with triplets. Losing one of the three babies three months after they were born caused her to re-evaluate her personal and professional goals, and she tried to create a more flexible work schedule by founding Smockadot Kids, selling children’s clothing that is “high quality, but a little more affordable for parents.”

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