Sale of Providence Hospitals appears imminent

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The Columbia health care provider is expected to sign a letter of intent on Tuesday to sell to an unidentified buyer, sources told the Columbia Regional Business Report. The future of Providence, which has struggled to make a profit in recent years, has been a source of speculation since founding organization Sisters of Charity regained full control in 2001.

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Board picks Upstate attorney to run DHEC

Catherine Heigel is general counsel for Elliott Davis Decosimo, an accounting firm headquartered in Greenville, and former president of Duke Energy South Carolina. She succeeds Catherine Templeton, who resigned in January, as director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Read More...

McLean to move into CEO role at EDENS

Jodie McLean, who has been with the company for about 20 years, will transition into the CEO role effective June 30. She’ll succeed Terry Brown, who plans to step down as chairman and CEO of the firm, which is an owner and developer of community shopping centers. Read More...

Boeing CEO says he prefers ‘direct relationship with employees’

Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerneyBoeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said he is very happy with the company’s relationship with its North Charleston employees and that Boeing South Carolina is progressing well. He said that while the company prefers to have a direct relationship with its employees, it works with employees at both unionized and nonunionized facilities.  Read More...

Columbia airport passenger, cargo enplanements climb in March

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Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s monthly report showed passenger boardings rose nearly 3.6%. In addition, the amount of freight loaded at the airport – a sign of an improving local economy – was up for the month. Read More...


Conti’s Sumter plant achieves “zero landfill” status

Company officials say 1.5 million pounds of waste produced at the Sumter plant, which has been in operation for a year, was recycled or converted into energy. The waste includes steel, wood, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, and other materials.  Read More...

USC junior receives top supply chain scholarship

Shahan Din, a junior from Anderson and major in global supply chain operations management, is the fifth consecutive student from the USC’s Darla Moore School of Business to be named the R. Gene Richter Scholar for suply chain management. Read More...