Surge in Economic Optimism Among CEOs Means More Hiring and Investments on the Way
March 26, 2021
Confidence among CEOs in the first quarter of 2021 is the highest it has been since 2018, according to the Q1 CEO Confidence Index from Vistage.
Spring Travel in Full Swing: Half of Americans Planning a Trip This Season
March 22, 2021
Although the idea of a vacation has felt like an impossible dream for such a long time, paradise may be on the horizon. Americans are becoming increasingly confident that life will soon return to normal — and they are keen to hit the road as soon as possible.
Companies' Post-COVID Dilemma: Will the Rise of Remote Work Become a Permanent Pandemic Legacy?
March 15, 2021
When COVID-19 suddenly forced millions of Americans to work from home (WFH), employees and employers alike feared confusion, dislocation, and lost productivity. A year on, as vaccines finally put a return to the office within sight, companies are rushing to decide where WFH fits as a permanent part of their postpandemic strategy.
PwC: Three Quarters of CEOs Predict a Return to Growth in 2021
March 12, 2021
One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021.
With Small Businesses Permanently Changed By The Pandemic, Owners Looking To Vaccine-Driven Recovery
March 02, 2021
Small and mid-sized business owners strongly support vaccinations for COVID-19 and plan to encourage their employees to get the shots, which are central to a return to normalcy, according to the latest PNC semi-annual national small business survey.
Tripadvisor Launches Live Sentiment Dashboard to Support Global Tourism Recovery
March 01, 2021
Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel guidance platform, announced the arrival of a live data intelligence dashboard available to destination marketing organizations (DMOs), powered by Tourism Sentiment Index.
HunterMaclean and Hancock Askew & Co. LLP Host Virtual Panel on New PPP Loan Funding
February 19, 2021
A virtual webinar on “New PPP Loan Funding” will be hosted Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. by local companies and industry experts HunterMaclean and Hancock Askew & Co. LLP.
Rebuilding with Resilience: Deloitte Report Reveals How Organizations Can Better Prepare for Future Disruption
February 12, 2021
Released today, Deloitte's 2021 Resilience Report explores how organizations have coped with the tumultuous events of 2020 and identifies the traits that characterize a resilient organization—traits business leaders can cultivate in order to build greater resilience into their own companies
Employee Well-being is Major Priority for Many CEOs of High Performing Companies
February 09, 2021
Focus on talent, technology and partnerships can be key to thrive post-COVID-19 pandemic, according to insights from 3,000 CEOs
The 5G Economy will Spur Massive GDP and Job Growth Across the US
February 08, 2021
5G networks could create about 4.5 million jobs in the US and add roughly $1.5 trillionto the country's GDP, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association.
Following December Decline, Small Business Employment Growth Holds Steady in January
February 03, 2021
The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Business Employment Watch report is out. The January numbers show the national Small Business Jobs Index held relatively stable from the previous month.
Survey: America's CEOs Start 2021 Concerned About Taxes, Optimistic About Trade, & Eager to Return to the Office
January 19, 2021
As 2021 begins, a new survey from The Conference Board reveals the biggest issues that will keep business leaders up at night in the new year. CEOs in the United States are more worried about higher corporate taxes and increased regulation, but less worried about global political instability and disruptions to global trade.
SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders & All Lenders on Tuesday
January 15, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Earns 19th Consecutive A+ Rating from AM Best
December 18, 2020
Demonstrating consistency of excellence in its core competencies year after year, once again BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina was awarded AM Best’s A+ rating. This time for the 19th consecutive year.
First-ever Statewide Class Graduates from Riley Institute Diversity Program
December 18, 2020
Upon graduating from the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) inaugural statewide class on December 17th, 46 leaders from across the state have new tools and perspectives to help leverage diversity to improve organizational outcomes and drive social and economic progress in South Carolina.
Deloitte: In Wake of COVID-19, 61% of Executives Now Focused on Transforming Work, Double Pre-Pandemic Levels
December 18, 2020
Amid unprecedented workforce disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are enacting radically new ways of working and operating – and the C-suite is taking action to reimagine the future of work with human capital issues at the top of their agenda.
Governor McMaster Tours SC's only Refrigerator and Vaccine Freezer Maker
December 17, 2020
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster was able to tour Horizon Scientific Incorporated in Summerville who is producing vaccine refrigerators and freezers.
SC Department of Employment & Workforce: The Best Present for the Holidays? Employment.
December 16, 2020
On December 26, 2020, federal unemployment benefits will expire. In the meantime, employers have approximately 80,000 jobs posted on the SC Works Online Services job database at jobs.scworks.org.
South Carolina Public Health Officials Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Update
December 15, 2020
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that South Carolina received its first COVID-19 vaccine. Today through Wednesday, the state is receiving its first allocation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; nearly 43,000 doses are anticipated by Wednesday.
Senator Scott's Bill To Strengthen Partnerships Between HBCUs & Federal Agencies Headed To White House
December 14, 2020
The United States Senate passed the HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students (PARTNERS) Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.). If signed into law, this legislation will strengthen partnerships between federal agencies and the country’s more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
SC to Prioritize Elderly, Food Workers for COVID-19 Vaccine
December 11, 2020
Prisoners and poultry plant workers will follow soon after frontline healthcare employees in South Carolina's COVID-19 vaccine plan, Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday.
As Companies Opt for Stability Amid Pandemic, 2020 Could Be Record-Low Year for CEO Turnover
December 11, 2020
Once the economic fallout from COVID-19 began, CEO turnover in the Russell 3000 began seeing a marked slowdown as boards opted for continuity. For this reason, 2020 could shape up as a record-low year for CEO turnover.
SC Ports’ Community Giving Program Supports 55 Charitable Organizations Across SC
December 10, 2020
South Carolina Ports Authority awarded $61,000 in grants to 55 S.C. charitable organizations through its annual Community Giving Program.
South Carolina Capital City Mayor to Head US Diplomacy Group
December 09, 2020
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) announced Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, as new incoming co-chair of the Center for U.S. Global Leadership Board, the organization’s education arm, effective January 1st.
SC Ports Hits Record for November Volumes
December 08, 2020
As global trade continues to rebound, South Carolina Ports’ container volumes show strength with a record November.