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

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

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

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

Ann Marie Stieritz Named Chief Impact Officer for Liberty Fellowship

Source: Liberty Fellowship

January 26, 2017

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Today Liberty Fellowship named Ann Marie Stieritz Chief Impact Officer. A leading strategist in economic development and education, Stieritz will be responsible for building and strengthening solutions designed and implemented by Liberty Fellows who are working to

Charlotte real estate investment management firm closes on $500M debut fund

Source: The Charlotte Business Journal

January 26, 2017

A locally based real estate investment management firm that launched a little more than a year ago says it has closed on its debut fund. Asana Partners, which specializes in retail real estate investment, closed on Asana Partners Fund I with $500 million in equity commitments from state pension

Revenue chief Reames restored agency’s image

Source: Jeff Blake, The State

December 27, 2016

When outgoing Department of Revenue chief Rick Reames took over the agency in 2014, the recent hacking scandal was still fresh in the public’s mind. That 2012 scandal – which compromised the tax returns and identities of millions of current and former S.C. residents – was a “wake-up event” for