Susie Shannon named president and CEO of the SC Council on Competitiveness

Source: SC Council on Competitiveness

May 9, 2017

The Council has named Sue-Ann (“Susie”) Shannon its next president and CEO. Shannon will be joining the Council from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, where she served as senior public policy counsel. “Susie’s background, skills and experience are a terrific match for the Council,” said Ed Sel

How To Build A Technology-Based Business

Source: WLTX19, Lee Smith

May 9, 2017

Dirk Brown, Director of the Faber Entrepreneurship Center at the Darla Moore School of Business, explains how you can build and profit from your own app. View the video here .

Charleston technology conference Dig South grows ambitions in its 5th year

Source: The Post and Courier, Thad Moore

April 23, 2017

Six years ago, when Dig South was an idea kicking around in Stanfield Gray's head, no one was quite sure whether a technology conference would take off in Charleston. The Lowcountry had software companies, sure, but it was early days for the local tech sector. The Charleston Digital Corridor had onl

Infant deaths, stubbornly high in the US, continue a promising decline

Source: STAT, Ike Swetlitz

March 21, 2017

In the US, a rising number of babies are living to see their first birthday, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data show that infant mortality has declined by 15 percent over the last decade, with the biggest gains concentrated in the south

Richland Library is a finalist for national award

Source: The State, Erin Shaw

March 20, 2017

Richland Library is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The library is the only institution from South Carolina to be a finalist. Executive Director Melanie Huggins said she was thri

Walter Isaacson to Step Down as President and CEO of the Aspen Institute

Source: The Aspen Institute

March 14, 2017

Washington, DC — Aspen Institute Chairman of the Board James S. Crown today sent a memo to board members and staff saying that Walter Isaacson had informed him of his plan to step down as CEO and President at the end of the year. Isaacson will be joining the history department of Tulane University a

Senate confirms Rep. Mick Mulvaney as Trump’s budget chief

Source: The Washington Post, Max Ehrenfreund

February 16, 2017

Senators confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the Office of Management and Budget in a narrow vote Thursday morning, giving the congressman one of the most powerful positions in President Trump's Cabinet and the responsibility of reconciling the new administration's conflicting spending pri

GHS, Bon Secours St Francis launch “PulsePoint” CPR alert app

Source: WSPA.com, Addie Hampton

February 14, 2017

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA-TV) – The Greenville Health System and Bon Secours St Francis are teaming up to help you save a life, one app alert at a time. They’re joining Greenville County to launch PulsePoint, an app that tells you when someone needs CPR in your area and where you can find the nearest AED

Columbia-based Edens banks on shopping centers that bring people together

Source: Roddie Burris, The State

February 11, 2017

COLUMBIA, SC - When Edens CEO Jodie McLean recently arrived in Columbia after a flight from New York, she went immediately to Trenholm Plaza to meet her mom and a close friend at Rosso Trattoria Italia. They met at the restaurant, located in one of Edens’ five Columbia-area shopping centers, “to con