National 811 Day was August 11, and Dominion Energy urges homeowners and professional excavators to put safety first by calling 811 to have underground utility lines located before any digging project. A recent nationwide survey found 42 percent of homeowners will put themselves and the safety of their community atContinue Reading

The Columbia Chamber Has announced the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020. The 63 individuals will be the 47th graduating class since the program was founded in 1972. The program, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, is for emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands. “The Chamber’s Leadership Columbia programContinue Reading

Miriam Atria President/CEO of Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism (CCLMC) Board was named a 2019 Women of Influence at the luncheon of the Columbia Regional Business Report August 22. The event presented 21 outstanding woman from the Midlands with the annual award. The women were being honored for theirContinue Reading

The Cassels family, founders of Southeastern Freight Lines have been named Columbia Chamber’s 2019 Ambassador of the Year. The chamber will honor W. T. “Bill” Cassels, Jr and William T. “Tobin” Cassels, III at the Chamber’s 117th Annual Gala, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, October 3. The Ambassador ofContinue Reading

TD Bank has selected Keep the Midlands Beautiful to participate in TD Tree Days, a community-based program that expands urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers of Keep the Midlands Beautiful will join local employees of TD Bank to plant 30 native trees andContinue Reading

Nationally-ranked Wallick Investments, a South Carolina-based Registered Investment Advisory firm, is proud to announce that Mr. Jacob (Jake) Wallick, junior portfolio manager and managing partner associate, passed the Level II exam of the CFA Program, administered in Charlotte, NC. 44% of candidates passed the June 2019 Level II exam.  Mr.Continue Reading

On July 29, Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries restaurant in Lexington became the latest local group to hold a fundraising event for Lexington County Deputy Roy Hall and his family. The event raised more than $3,000 for the injured officer through 100 percent of its sales that evening goingContinue Reading

The Irmo Tractor Supply Company store will host a backyard poultry event August 10, providing customers with the opportunity to learn how to care for and manage an at-home flock. “The popularity of raising backyard poultry continues to grow year after year,” said Clyde, manager of the Irmo Tractor SupplyContinue Reading

Russell Kerman and the crew of Primal Gourmet, was named the 2019 Top Chef by a panel of judges at the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Palmetto Palate. The event took place July 18 at the South Carolina State Museum. Kerman was among ten local chefs and restaurants participatingContinue Reading