Boatmakers shore up Midlands manufacturing scene

Falcon Boats employee Jonathan Gibson works on a boat in the company’s factory in Newberry. (Photo/Jeff Blake)Two recently launched businesses are spearheading the revitalization of the Midlands’ marine industry: Sea Pro Boats has been operating in Whitmire since fall, and marine startup Falcon Boats began operations in Newberry in March. They represent a resurgence in S.C. industry and the overall recovery from the Great Recession, which hit luxury markets such as boating particularly hard. Read More...

Columbia home sales up 5.5% in April

The S.C. Realtors Association reported sales topped 1,000 residential units in April while the median price climbed 7% to $155,125. Low mortgage rates and low unemployment bode well for future sales, but inventory is tight, a trade group spokesman said. Read More...

Lexington-based Avtec announces leadership changes

Williams The dispatch console system company has promoted Kevin Williams to president and Tim Schaffer to chief administrative officer. Michael Branning will remain as CEO. As president, Williams will oversee operation of the organization, formulate and execute the company’s strategic plan, and provide leadership for employees and senior management.

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Providence names Eith new market chief financial officer

Eith has spent the past five years as CFO at Danville Regional Medical Center in Virginia. He has also served at hospitals in Florence and Lancaster.  Read More...

Public transportation a vital link for seniors, businesses

For business and industry, public transportation is critical for many of their employees, and for the aging, mobility takes on a whole new dimension. Seniors report 15% fewer doctor trips, 59% fewer shopping trips, and 65% fewer trips to friends and family, church and other life-enhancing destinations. Read More...


Lockwood appointed COO of Colliers South Carolina

David Lockwood, executive vice president of Colliers International South Carolina, has been with the company for almost 30 years and is responsible for the Columbia office’s brokerage operations. He also leads the company’s statewide Research, Marketing and Technology departments. Read More...

South State names Southern Company executive to board

Martin B. Davis, executive vice president of Southern Company Services and CIO of Southern Company , has spent nearly 30 years leading complex technology organizations in the utility and financial services industry, including serving as executive vice president and chief technology officer at Wells Fargo. Read More...