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Ogletree Deakins Hits 40-Year Mark, Looks to the Future

On Valentine’s Day in 1977, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, and Stewart, P.C., hung out its shingle. At the time, the firm had 16 attorneys based in Greenville and Atlanta, many with the goal to simply make it through the first year.

Billiam Builds on Customization

Preferring to keep production numbers private, Mitchell says Billiam produced “thousands” of pairs of jeans in 2016, but he notes that production usually ranges from 50 to 150 pairs a week.

Shine the Light on Your Nonprofit: Greenville Wordsmiths; Making Writing Fun and Empowering For Kids

It’s a simple concept that’s often overlooked: everyone is a writer. Whether through his or her career, personal journals, or even through their social media updates, everyone has a story to tell, and that makes them a writer.

Gearing Up

In 2010, Robin Bylenga opened Pedal Chic, the first women-centric bicycle shop in the nation, on Greenville’s ever-popular Main Street. Now, she’s taking it a step further with her own custom line of bicycles specifically designed for women.

Keeping Industry Happy: GADC’s New Position Targets Retention

Williams, who spent 13 years at the Greenville-based McCallum Sweeney consultancy, will continue working closely with industry in her new role as the Greenville Area Development Corp’s first-ever existing industry manager.

One Bank’s Sweet Spot

Southern First started with $11.5 million in capital and, Seaver says, “three or four key bankers who had always been in this market.” Today, the bank is the state’s third largest headquartered in South Carolina, with $1.2 billion in deposits.

Transition Time: Konduros wants to take SCBIO to next level

New SCBIO president and CEO Sam Konduros believes life sciences can be a major economic engine for the state, much like automotives or aerospace. The sector offers great potential for the state to further diversify its industrial base.

50 Years of Finishing Just Beginning

The Roy family uses the slogan “Finish Strong” for their half-century-old business. But Roy Metal Finishing Co., which patriarch Donald Roy started during textiles’ reign in the Upstate, seems as if it’s just getting started.

Livin’ High on the Hog: Bacon-themed eatery expands to Texas

Bacon Brothers Public House, a popular eatery on Greenville’s Pelham Road, has expanded its “hoofprint” to include a location in Sugar Land, Texas, with other potential franchisees in Florida, Texas, and North Carolina.

The skinny on Fatz: New CEO talks changes, plans for the future

Jim Mazany, the new CEO of Fatz Café says that continued craveable food offerings and genuine southern hospitality are what sets Fatz apart from the competition.

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