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The Business Narrative: A New Role for Greenville Chamber Head

Sep 06, 2022 01:24PM ● By Donna Walker

Greenville Chamber’s Carlos Phillips Named Chair Elect of ACCE

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) announced the appointment of the new board officers with Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber President/CEO, tapped to serve as Chair Elect.

Phillips will serve as Chair Elect throughout the next year and will assume the role of Chair in July of 2023.

ACCE is the professional society supporting the women and men who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations.

Its membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide, representing more than 9,000 professionals. The association provides members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security, and access to a network of peers.

“It is an honor to serve with chamber leaders from across the United States and Canada,” said Phillips.

“I look forward to working with fellow Board members as we implement innovative solutions utilizing ACCE’s robust set of resources to uplift our industry and communities.”

Chattanooga Area Chamber’s Christy Gillenwater was announced as Board Chair and will work closely with Phillips and fellow Board members in the coming year to provide chamber leaders with the strategies and tools they need to thrive.

During the year ahead, the association will develop new research and thought leadership on the trends impacting the future of the chamber industry. It will also continue to improve all aspects of the membership experience and explore new community impact priorities.

DG Real Estate Makes Plans for Industrial Center in Bowman

DG Real Estate has announced plans for Bowman Industrial Center, a ±677,160-square-foot speculative industrial distribution facility in Bowman, S.C.

Colliers | South Carolina’s industrial brokerage experts Matt Pickard, Dave Mathews, SIOR, and Chloe Heiligenstein have been hired for brokerage and marketing services to target distribution and manufacturing users for the building.

The Class A speculative building is scheduled to deliver in Q3 2023 and will feature 36-foot ceiling heights, 309 employee parking spaces, 184 trailer parking spaces, 150 9’x10’ dock-high doors and unparalleled access at the interchange of I-26 and I-95.

“Colliers is thrilled to be hired as the leasing and marketing team for Bowman Industrial Center,” said Matt Pickard, Senior Brokerage Associate with Colliers.

“With immediate access to I-26 via Exit 165 and 70 percent of the US population within a two-day drive, the site’s location offers a logistical advantage for any large-scale distribution user in business-friendly Orangeburg County.”

Orangeburg County is home to major employers like GKN Aerospace, Husqvarna, Zeus and Sigmatex and has a labor force of ±704,881 people within a 60-minute drive.

“Orangeburg County is excited to have Bowman Industrial Center as an opportunity for prospective companies looking to relocate to our growing community,” said Kenneth Middleton, Orangeburg County Development Commission board chairman.

“Our strategic location between the state’s capital, Columbia, and the state’s largest port city, Charleston, connects Orangeburg to the world.”

Pickard, Mathews, and Heiligenstein specialize in leasing, user sales and investment sales of industrial properties. Their multifaceted platform gives them a unique insight into the market conditions for all types of industrial properties.

S.C. Philharmonic Opens Chamber Crawl Series Sept. 16

The South Carolina Philharmonic presents the first concert of the 22/23 Chamber Crawl Series Sept. 16, 2022, in the biergarten at Hazelwood Brewing, 711 E. Main St., Lexington.

The concert will boast a woodwind trio that will feature orchestra members Joe Eller, clarinet; Ryan Knott, cello; and Hassan Anderson, oboe.

By taking chamber ensembles to various bars and restaurants in the Midlands in 2022, the SC Phil expanded its outreach to hundreds of music-lovers seeking classical fare in untraditional spaces.

Eller was appointed principal clarinetist of the SC Phil in 2012 and has played additionally with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and numerous other orchestras throughout the southeastern United States.

Knott performs with several orchestras around the Southeast, including the SC Phil, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and the Longbay Symphony.  

Anderson is a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and teacher. He was also named the Yale School of Music 2019 Distinguished Teaching Artist of the Year.

Hazelwood will serve its award-winning brews, along with wine and other snacks. The Café Strudel food truck will be there as well.

General admission tickets are $20. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at

Maritime Consortium Adds 300th Member

The Maritime Sustainment Technology and Innovation Consortium (MSTIC), established by The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), announced it has added its milestone 300th member.

That member is Systel Inc., of Sugar Land, Texas. Systel designs and manufactures rugged computing solutions purpose-built for mission-critical applications in austere environments.

MSTIC is managed by ATI, the Summerville, S.C.-based public-service nonprofit, which builds and manages collaborations that conduct research and development of new technologies to solve our nation's national security challenges.

Established in June 2021, MSTIC focuses on innovative sustainment solutions to effectively address current and future security threats in maritime environments. The consortium brings together traditional and nontraditional government contractors, small and large businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, and academic organizations collaborating to perform research and development and prototyping efforts.

Their goal is to develop and mature technologies in the field of Maritime Sustainment that enhance the Navy's mission effectiveness.

“MSTIC is delighted to welcome our 300th member to the consortium. Our members' capabilities align with solutions for which the government is looking and the collaboration among them yields the relationships, teaming, and innovative ideas that deliver those solutions at mission speed,” said ATI Program Manager Tim Macon.

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