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Succession Planning With Intention

For the past six years, I have served Pendleton Place in a number of roles, ranging from accreditation consultant to associate executive director. In 2016, I provided temporary organizational leadership as the interim executive director, and as of May 17 of this year, I am humbled to move forward as the executive director after the Board of Directors implemented the agency’s succession plan.

Passphrases: I Love Lucy But Not Bugs Bunny in 1957

Recent cybersecurity attacks and large-scale data breaches have permeated all facets of our lives, including politics. The fear of hacking has altered our perception of cybersecurity and, correspondingly, our use of passwords.

China’s New Era: Administrative Reform

The Chinese Congress launched long-awaited administrative reform this past March. Prior to this, there were multiple versions that emerged in different circles for discussion, as well as for testing to see how much resistance there might be against another round of administrative reform.

A Good Session for Business

The General Assembly adjourned on May 10 (for now). The initial reports from Columbia were that “nothing” was accomplished by the General Assembly this year. However, over the two-year session, the Upstate business community’s two biggest priorities–infrastructure funding and workforce expansion–were passed by the General Assembly.

Business Community Scores Notable Legal Victories in 2018

Talk of reforming our state’s legal climate rarely excites business owners, but it could be the most important policy issue our state’s business associations tackle each year.

City Clerks:Keeping Up With the Times

While the title “clerk” may conjure up an outdated vision of an old style secretary, nothing could be further from the reality in today’s complex world of local government. Municipal clerks play a critical and varied role to support the mayor, city council, and city manager or administrator.

Offshore Drilling and Big Higher Education Numbers

In South Carolina, there is hue and cry over the possibility of the ecological damage that can come with offshore drilling. But what is the hue and cry over the endowments in the major universities, the direct beneficiaries of successful oil exploration, both inland and offshore?

Victories Continue for Team Upstate Region Saw $1.9 Billion of Capital Investment & 6,202 New Jobs in 2017

Spartanburg automotive supplier AWL-Techniek invested $2.53 million in a 33,000-square-foot facility last year after finding a welcoming workspace at the Spartanburg Community College Spark Center SC and in partnership with the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group.

China’s New Era: Beginning & Sustainability

China’s New Era under President Xi started at a high point for continued economic development. The statistics early this year also presented a very positive economic performance at 6.9 percent annual growth rate for its GDP.

The Evolution of Technology

The rapid evolution of technology can make people feel anxious about potentially losing their jobs to robots, the loss of personal control, or perhaps concern about the security of their information or home environment.

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