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Textile Industry Is Alive And Well

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Years of negative headlines around layoffs, closings, and contraction no doubt etched that image into the minds of the general populace, particularly here in the heart of “Textile Country.”

Avoid The Sin Of Pleonasm

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

No thinking business should be willing to give its competition an advantage, yet many do. They give their competitors an edge because they don’t exercise enough care in the written messages they send out.

Do Some Addicts Matter More Than Others?

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Opioid addiction is being called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. But is it really? Or is it just getting an intense level of attention and sympathy because it’s a drug that predominantly impacts whites?

Myth of China: Dictatorship

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

China has become more decentralized since the death of the last paramount leader, Mao Zedong. The decentralization reform since the late 1970s and early 1980s has largely transformed the Chinese political system.

Why I Am Running For Governor

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Big change and real reform is hard. It always comes from the outside, from the grassroots up. That’s what must happen now. We must all get involved and help make it happen. If you don’t, it won’t happen.

If You Use Words, Use The Right Ones

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

It’s too bad that business doesn’t always apply the same quality-control standards to its writing as it does to what it manufactures.

Make Your Voice Heard in October

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

State and federal committees work on legislation throughout the fall in preparation for their return to session in the New Year. And your Upstate chambers meet throughout the fall to determine what the business community wants us to work on in 2018.

Myth Of China: Relationship and Family Values

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

There appear many myths when we talk about cultural differences in terms of West versus East. In reality, however, it is often difficult to distinguish one from another in such a clear-cut fashion.

How To Grow A Successful Company

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

There is no owner’s manual for building a successful company, and every business you create will have its unique challenges.

The Building Block for Our Future: Materials

Oct 02, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

The pursuit of lighter, more durable, environmentally resistant, and cost-effective goods drives a quest for high-performing materials across all industries, and it presents a world of opportunity for the Upstate.

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