RJ Rockers unveils new dining concept The Silo

Source: Upstate Business Journal, Trevor Anderson

September 30, 2017

Spartanburg’s RJ Rockers Brewing Co. is tapping into its roots while seeding future growth. The beloved local craft brewer on Friday, Sept. 29, revealed details of a more than $1 million expansion of its downtown space that will lead the venture back to where it all started 20 years ago – with food.

Greenville businessman, textile leader Mark Kent has died

Source: The Greenville News, Maayan Schechter

September 25, 2017

Mark B. Kent, a Greenville businessman, community leader and self-described people-person who dove into his family’s textile legacy at a young age, died unexpectedly on Sunday night. He was 55. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home is handling the services. The Greenville County Coroner's Office said Kent died

Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

Source: TechCrunch, Anthony Ha

September 19, 2017

We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered tough questions from expert judges. We’ve winnowed them down to the following six finalists, who will be presenting for a whole new panel of ju

The past struggles, current season and future plans of Pure Theatre

Source: Post and Courier, Kalyn Oyer

September 6, 2017

Sharon Graci has always had a strong connection to the qualities that make us human. She's carried that over into her role as co-founder and artistic director of Pure Theatre, which is entering into its 15th season this fall. "I realize what I do in life is humanize things," says Graci. "I humanize

How Ted Pitts became a part of the game he loves

Source: The State, Lezlie Patterson

August 26, 2017

For the first 22 years of his life, sports, particularly football, was a big part of Ted Pitts’ world. When he played his final game for Presbyterian College in 1993, he wasn’t ready to be relegated to the bleachers. So 24 years later, Pitts still spends fall Saturdays on a football field. But now h

Harvard grad chose Greenville to affect change in public education

Source: The Greenville News, Angelia Davis

August 23, 2017

With his education and experience, Ansel Sanders could be working anywhere in the world earning more money. But his choice of work is in the nonprofit field, right here in Greenville. Sanders, who recently earned a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University, is the new president and C

Envision Columbia Women’s Summit a Huge Success

Source: Columbia Regional Business Report

August 10, 2017

More than 200 women were in attendance for the Envision Columbia Women’s Summit hosted by Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Councilwoman Devine was thrilled with the turnout for the Summit, “It shows me that this was needed an

Rise of the Government Chatbot

Source: Government Technology, Zach Quaintance

August 4, 2017

A robot uprising has begun, except instead of overthrowing mankind so as to usher in a bleak yet efficient age of cold judgment and colder steel, this uprising is one of friendly robots (so far). Which is all an alarming way to say that many state, county and municipal governments across the country