Automating Your Government Experience With Chatbots

Source: South Carolina Public Radio - Mike Switzer

June 13, 2018

These days, when you’re visiting a new website, a chat box will often pop up and ask if you need help. And you may not even be aware that many times these are automated and are known as chatbots. Our next guest believes that these chatbots can help make your relationship with local government more e

What Gowdy, Scott think is needed to unify people

Source: The State - Bristow Marchant

April 6, 2018

How can you reach across social divides to form lasting friendships? You can start by giving up a Senate seat. When South Carolina's seat in the U.S. Senate came open in 2012, then-Congressman Tim Scott asked his colleague Trey Gowdy if he would be interested in the job. "He said, 'I’ll tell you the

Hollingsworth Funds names Gage Weekes new president and CEO

Source: Upstate Business Journal - Trevor Anderson

March 8, 2018

Greenville-based Hollingsworth Funds announced Tuesday, March 7, it has named Gage Weekes as its new president and CEO. Weekes succeeds James W. Terry, who will transition to a part-time role as director of strategic assets in charge of investment and real estate strategies. “Professionally and pers

Charleston's Kathleen Wilson to enter S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame

Source: The Post and Courier, Derrek Asberry

February 19, 2018

Class of 2010 Liberty Fellow Kathleen Wilson brought marathon swimming to South Carolina in 1997 with her first long swim around Key West, FL. Over the next 20 years, Wilson successfully completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the English Channel, the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, the Catalina Chan

Gettys sworn in as Rock Hill mayor

Source: The Herald, Tracy Kimball

January 9, 2018

Newly-elected Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys said the community needs to work to ensure all citizens of Rock Hill "reap the benefits of our shared prosperity." Gettys replaces Doug Echols, who served as mayor for 20 years. Gettys defeated candidate William "Bump" Roddey in a runoff election on Oct. 31,

Michelin names Scott Clark to lead North American operations in Greenville

Source: The Greenville News, Anna B. Mitchell

December 19, 2017

The Michelin Group has chosen a successor for retiring North American CEO Pete Selleck. In an announcement Tuesday afternoon, the French tire maker announced that longtime company vice president Scott Clark will be taking over leadership duties at the company's regional headquarters in Greenville. S

Cox to sell residential lumber division to Va.-based company

Source: Columbia Business Report

December 19, 2017

Cox Industries is selling its residential lumber division assets to Virginia-based Culpeper Wood Preservers. Included in the sale are Cox manufacturing plants in Orangeburg and Branchville, as well as North Carolina facilities in Coleridge and Cove City. All Cox residential business employees will h

21 South Carolina Leaders Selected for Liberty Fellowship’s 14th Class

Source: Liberty Fellowship

December 12, 2017

Individually, the 21 leaders chosen for Liberty Fellowship’s 14th class are accomplished and impressive. Connected to the broader network of 290 Liberty Fellows working collaboratively across South Carolina, they are an engine for change. “Adding new perspectives and expertise to the Liberty Fellows