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Greenville Business Magazine keeps abreast of all enterprises, sharing news of the people and businesses behind the start-ups, relocations, mergers and acquisitions and developments as they occur. We explore the operations and philosophies of featured companies on a regular basis, highlighting their practices and successes to prove the value of community dynamism. We also offer a broad perspective on the business climate from folks in the know, people moving up and awards received, granting our readers a practical, experienced outlook.
Top Workplaces outperform average organizations on many levels, but one key distinction stands out: Leaders of Top Workplaces see the competitive advantage of creating a workplace culture where employees are highly engaged. And they make culture a strategic priority, day in and day out.
Strong senior leaders set the tone for high-performing companies. But when it comes to judging whether an organization is a terrific place to work, there’s only one audience that matters: the employees. For the second year, Greenville Business Magazine, Charleston Business Magazine, and Columbia Business Monthly have partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), the employee research and consulting firm, to determine South Carolina’s Top Workplaces through employee surveys.
With more than 40 years of experience, John Windley, chief banking officer of Columbia-based South State Corp. and president and CEO of South State Bank, says technology is dramatically changing the retail side of the business.
Often times the private sector desires clearer definitions and boundaries and a more clearly articulated delineation between the security roles of the public and private sector. In the aftermath of major terror incidents around the world, public codification of security requirements is often borne by private sector firms. This can result in a series of negotiations – sometimes over many years – as the public-private boundaries are redefined.
Veteran banker Lynn Harton, named chief executive officer of United Community Banks, Inc., the Blairsville, Ga.-based bank holding company, has strong ties to Greenville. The move raises the question: will United move its headquarters to Greenville?
About half of all enslaved Africans brought to this country in the late 1700s and early 1800s passed through Gadsden’s Wharf on the Cooper River – making it an ideal location to tell the story of slavery and early African-American history in the United States. That story and many more will unfold as the International African American Museum is constructed in the coming months. A ground breaking for the $100 million project is expected this summer with an opening date in 2020.
The project is expected to bring $1.9 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of 28 new jobs.
The ceremony will be held on the main quadrangle located directly behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building.
Nominees for this year's Industry Impact awards were judged based on a number of factors, including capital investment, job creation, community engagement and environmental stewardship.
The Duck Derby is the primary project of the Rotary Club of Greenville Evening, a service organization of local business people working together to give back to their community.