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Latest Issue: September 22, 2017

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  • Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank announces merger with Park National Corp. September 18, 2018
    The merger, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the first half of 2019.
  • On the Move: Sept. 14, 2018 September 14, 2018
    PROMOTED Emily Sobeski Has been promoted to director of marketing and design for The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. In her new role, she will be responsible for implementing marketing and advertising campaigns and managing the TCMU brand across digital and printed platforms. NAMED Jermaine Whirl Has been selected to the 40 Under 40 Class […]
  • Flying Biscuit Cafe to occupy right side of Haley building at 656 S. Main St. September 13, 2018
    The Flying Biscuit Café, based in Atlanta, will occupy 2,876 square feet on the right half of the building. New franchise owner Summer Lee, who lives in Columbia but grew up in Easley, says she hopes to have the restaurant up and running after extensive build-out by early 2019.
  • Leadership Greenville has transformed leaders, city for 45 years September 13, 2018
    Forty-five years of Leadership Greenville has generated scores of leaders — political, social, civic, and business. It helped train Nancy Whitworth, Greenville’s economic development director and interim city manager; Phyllis Henderson, a former chairwoman of the Greenville County Council and a state representative; and Derek Lewis, a member of the Greenville County Schools Board of […]
  • Lynn Harton, United Community Banks’ new CEO, looks beyond the numbers September 13, 2018
    Lynn Harton, the new chief executive officer at United Community Bank Inc., has always been a rolling stone — until UCB.
  • Peer-to-peer leadership transforms inmates September 13, 2018
    Self-managed, objectively accountable, peer-based leadership. It seems like an ideal structure — which makes it all the more remarkable that it originated in prison. “The first time I ever saw this happen,” says Tommy Moore, “I thought corporate America would pay millions of dollars for this.” Moore is the executive director of JumpStart, a Spartanburg-based […]
  • Grandbridge facilitates $32M for Reed Row refinance September 12, 2018
    Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has closed a $32 million mortgage loan secured by Reed Row Apartments. Greenville-based Grandbridge senior vice presidents Phillip Cox and Bill Mattice originated the transaction for the newly developed, 132-unit luxury multifamily property in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. One of Grandbridge’s insurance company correspondents provided funding for the […]
  • South State Bank plans for continued success upon president and CEO’s retirement September 12, 2018
    John Windley, a banking veteran of 43 years, has announced his retirement as president and CEO of South State Bank after serving 12 years in the roles. Windley joined South State in Greenville 17 years ago as the company began expansion into the Upstate. Windley, who will retain the title of CEO until March 2019, is […]
  • Senior living program coming to Patrick Square September 12, 2018
    Patrick Square, a traditional neighborhood development in Clemson, is collaborating with Dominion Senior Living to offer a unique homeowning experience for senior citizens who want to maintain independence while enjoying a close community. Bridging the gap of aging care, the new program, Dominion Home Living at Patrick Square, is exclusively available to residents of The Villas […]
  • Front Row: September 2018 Design Review Board Urban Panel September 12, 2018
    The Sept. 6 public meeting of the city of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel resulted in approvals for all presented projects and positive feedback for a new townhome project on the corner of Rhett and Oneal streets in the West End. Two applications receiving approval with little discussion were for the exterior up-fit to […]

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