April 2018 Features

  • More Details: EDTS Cyber Picked by TaxSlayer to Enhance Security

    April 25, 2018

    There are a lot of companies that say they offer Cyber or IT security, often taking advantage of the lack of understanding in the marketplace. With today’s more sophisticated attacks, it takes a comprehensive offering to protect business data.

  • State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Upward Standings Tied to Federal Tax Reform

    April 23, 2018

    The American Legislative Exchange Council released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states' success in increased rankings can be tied directly to the success of federal tax reform and the resources it gave to lawmakers to cut taxes at the state level.

  • Top National Speakers Named for SEMDA’s 2018 Southeastern Medtech Conference in South Carolina

    April 20, 2018

    The Southeastern Medical Device Association -- a non-profit trade association driven to make the southeast a world-class region for medical technology, device, and diagnostic companies – has announced an initial group of featured speakers for the 2018 SEMDA Medtech Conference May 2-4, 2018.

  • TransformSC Project-Based Learning Institute Inspires South Carolina Educators to Take a Dynamic Approach to Education

    April 19, 2018

    On April 18, 2018, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness’ education initiative, TransformSC, held its second project-based learning institute. Nearly 200 educators from across the state gathered at Columbia’s Spirit Communications baseball park to explore new and dynamic ways to integrate project-based learning into their classrooms.

  • FFS: Protect Your Business: Protect Your Customers

    April 18, 2018

    When it comes to cyber crime, it's not if a successful attack will happen but when (and how severe). Join EDTS Cyber and Insurance Management Group (IMG) for a free lunch and learn to discuss how you can prepare your business and IT department to face today's security landscape with cybersecurity and cyber insurance.

  • 17 South Carolina AT&T Employees Honored for Their Commitment to the Community

    April 18, 2018

    It’s National Volunteer Month. And AT&T is celebrating 17 employees from South Carolina being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. These employees accounted for more than 4,400 volunteer service hours last year.

  • New Inland South Carolina Port Opens

    April 17, 2018

    South Carolina Ports Authority held the grand opening of Inland Port Dillon, its second inland facility constructed in the state to handle strong growth of the Port’s intermodal rail cargo volumes and deepen the Port’s reach into markets through the Carolinas to the Northeast and Midwest.

  • Ted Hendry Appointed as Interim Leader at United Way Association of South Carolina

    April 16, 2018

    The Board of Directors of the United Way Association of South Carolina announced that Ted Hendry, a veteran United Way leader, has been appointed to serve as Interim President and CEO. The Board will conduct an extensive search to identify new leadership for the organization.

  • Gen. Glenn Walters Selected as The Citadel's 20th President

    April 13, 2018

    The Citadel’s 20th president will be Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC, who is currently serving as the 34th Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, the Corp’s second highest ranking officer. The Citadel Board of Visitors apprised the campus community of their selection April 12.

  • The Kennickell Group Wraps the Harbour Town Lighthouse

    April 11, 2018

    The Kennickell Group has finished wrapping the Harbour Town Lighthouse. This year they wrapped the lighthouse in plaid colors of the RBC Heritage instead of the lighthouse's traditional red and white stripes.

  • Leadership Transition Underway at United Way Association of South Carolina

    April 11, 2018

    The Board of Directors of the United Way Association of South Carolina announced the resignation of President and CEO, Kelly Callahan Cruise. The Board will conduct an extensive search to identify new leadership for the organization.

  • Safety in Numbers: Mitigating a Tourism Downturn after Terrorism

    April 04, 2018

    It may not feel like it, but terrorism occurs rarely in the United States. Despite its prominence in the media, there were 6.4 times fewer terrorist attacks in the U.S. in the last ten years compared to the 1970s, according to the Global Terrorism Database. The U.S. averaged less than one terrorist attack every two weeks since 2000. In South Carolina, this number drops to less than one attack in every four years. These are the numbers.

  • How to Start a 529 College Savings Plan for Your Children

    April 02, 2018

    You want your kids to get a good education, but the cost of a college degree can trigger some serious sticker shock. Here are some things you need to know about using a 529 plan to save for your child's college education.