The Summer of Reading

Source: Journal Watchdog, Nichole Livengood

April 21, 2011

There are no books in the homes of many of the children who attend Cleveland Elementary School located in a part of Spartanburg where 99 percent of the households are considered below the federal poverty index. Robin Chandler, the school’s media specialist, sees it every day and feels it most

Lattimore to Chair Fountain Inn Chamber

Source: The Greenville News

April 19, 2011

Ray Lattimore, president and chief executive officer of Marketplace Staffing, has been elected chairman of the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce for 2011-2012. Lattimore succeeds outgoing chairman Jack West in the position. Joining him on the chamber’s executive committee are Garland Lane, vice

Students 'CastAway' to learn about S.C. great outdoors

Source:, Elizabeth Lamb

April 19, 2011

When parents Jay Ham and Chris Scott realized how much time children spent indoors, they created a curriculum for fly-fishing to teach students about South Carolina’s natural resources. Ham and Scott developed a program called CastAway. It’s an eight-week course they hope to implement in other

USC Law School Honors Two Nelson Mullins Partners

Source: Midlands Biz

April 18, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC - April 18, 2011 – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Charleston partner Elizabeth Scott Moïse and Columbia partner Thad Westbrook were honored Thursday with the University of South Carolina School of Law's 2011 Compleat Lawyer awards. The awards were established in 1992 by the

Growing New Businesses

Source: The State, Jeff Wilkinson

April 5, 2011

As a high schooler in northern Virginia, Peter Waldschmidt started two businesses: computer repair and landscaping. While in college at Bob Jones University in Greenville, Waldschmidt and a partner started Tetra Data — a company that designed, built and sold data analysis systems for school

22 Influential Leaders Chosen to Mentor Liberty Fellows

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (February 22, 2011) – What do the president of Michelin – North America, the state’s premier wellness guru and Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals have in common? Along with 19 other accomplished South Carolinians, they have been named Senior Advisors for

A Conversation with Betsy Fleming, President of Converse College

Source: UpstateBizSC

February 10, 2011

UpstateBizSC: Where were you born and raised? Betsy Fleming: Both my parents were from the Spartanburg area, but I was actually born in Indianapolis where my father was pursuing advanced medical training. My father was a cardiologist who moved back to Spartanburg when I was five to set up his own

Gov. Haley Announces a Sullivan's Island Businessman as Next BEA Chairman

Source: WCBD TV, Charleston

January 31, 2011

Governor Nikki Haley today announced Chad Walldorf, of Sullivan’s Island, as the next Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors (BEA). “We need a person at BEA who will provide us with accurate information and who understands the budget problems we’re dealing with, and Chad Walldorf

Hayne Hipp: State Needs to Find and Replicate 'bright spots'

Source: The Greenville News

January 26, 2011

January is a harbinger of new beginnings, as fresh new habits replace the old. Yet many of us got a head start on this feeling of momentum — on Nov. 30th to be exact — the day over 750 South Carolinians from every corner of our state gathered in Columbia at the Liberty Fellowship Summit. The Summit