UBJ Profile

The names behind the Upstate's growth and success

‘We are the place to be’

Wayne McCall has seen a renaissance – and growing pains – during his six years as Travelers Rest’s mayor Keep Reading ‘We are the place to be’

Building better businesspeople

The Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership was founded at Clemson University 20 years ago to promote entrepreneurial activity and economic development. The world has changed dramatically in the ensuing decades, and the Spiro Institute has changed right along with it, adapting to the needs of budding entrepreneurs and creating programs its leaders say don’t just create ideas, but create wealth. Keep Reading Building better businesspeople

WHO’S WHO Ones to Watch: Marie Majarais Smith

Smith recently left her job at the S.C. Immigrant Victim Network to take her post directing the Family Bridges Program for Pendleton Place. While the job and single motherhood leave little room in her schedule, she finds time to work with the Chamber and other organizations to promote diversity. Keep Reading WHO’S WHO Ones to Watch: Marie Majarais Smith

The Road Warriors’ No. 1 fan

Fred Festa, president and CEO of Maryland-based W.R. Grace & Co., purchased the ECHL Greenville Road Warriors hockey team in 2012 and was in the Upstate last week to announce that the team extended its contract for another five years with the Bon Secours Wellness Center. Keep Reading The Road Warriors’ No. 1 fan