LifePoint Health acquires Providence Hospitals for undisclosed price

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The for-profit company based in Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Columbia hospital for an undisclosed price, founding organization Sisters of Charity Health System said Tuesday. The long-rumored sale of the hospital was first reported as imminent in April. Read More...

Contractor for nuclear project leases industrial building near airport

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The 260,000-square-foot facility in West Columbia, previously occupied by Pella Corp., will be used by CB&I to provide support services for the multi-billion-dollar construction project at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville. Read More...

Haley to receive Columbia Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year award

The honor recognizes an individual exemplifying business leadership while influencing the “positive promotion and preservation of the Greater Columbia area.” The ceremony is slated for Thursday, Sept. 24. Read More...

Huggins takes over as CEO at Seibels Bruce

Named board chairman in 2007, Rex W. Huggins has added the title of chief executive officer. Huggins is a seasoned business entrepreneur who owns and manages a number of businesses in the Southeast, the company said. Read More...

S.C. Business Hall of Fame names inductees for 2016

The Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina and the S.C. Business Hall of Fame’s committee have named Robert Chapman III, chairman and CEO of Upstate-based Inman Mills; William Cox, founder of Orangeburg-headquartered Cox Industries; and Anita Zucker, CEO of North Charleston-based InterTech Group, as its 2016 award-winners. The trio will be honored March 3 at the Columbia Marriott. Read More...


Pizzeria plans to locate on Main Street

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has signed a franchise agreement with Simpli Fresh Concepts of Blythewood to open fast-casual restaurant in the former Roll Call Deli location. The California-based pizza maker said Columbia is its first location in the Southeast. Read More...

Watson Tate Savory adds two staff members

The Columbia-based architectural and interior design firm announced recently that Mathew Allen will serve as a summer intern and Thomas Barry has joined the firm as an intern architect. Read More...