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Upstate SC Alliance President & CEO John Lummus speaks at the organization’s 2023 Annual Meeting, which drew nearly 500 leaders from across the Upstate.


Oct 9, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: Representing South Carolina’s Upstate Region

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Oct 5, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS — Remedy for retention: Walk closely beside your employees

BY HERB DEW, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF HTI What if I told you there was one simple solution that would solve turnover at your company? Instead of walking behind employees, checking in on their every move, or in front of them, dragging them along, try walking BESIDE them. Become a partner on their journey […]


Sep 21, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: Cool Care’s No. 1 priority is customer care

BY TERESA WARDLAW, COOL CARE HEATING, AIR, PLUMBING & REFRIGERATION Customer Service is not a department at Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration. It’s the entire company. Cool Care began its journey in 2001 and remains owned and operated by Kenny and Teresa Wardlaw. This year Cool Care launched its Plumbing[...]


Sep 14, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: The Southern Bank – modern banking with a Southern accent

At The Southern Bank, we deliver personalized financial solutions catering to each customer's unique goals.


Sep 5, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: Sacon builds trust through high-quality work in every phase of construction

I began working in the construction industry as a young man striking out on my own in Charleston. It was a natural career path for me given that my uncles, cousins, grandfathers and father had also been contractors in their time.


Aug 28, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: HRP Associates finds sustainable solutions for soil and groundwater contamination

Businesses are increasingly looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment and ability to meet sustainability targets.


Aug 18, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: Buying land – how certain property details might impact your loan

As cities continue to grow in population, land ownership is becoming more attractive. But finding the property and making it your own can sometimes pose challenges. Farm Credit are experts in land financing.


Aug 11, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: LorCo Capital – Achieving Hedge Fund Success For South Carolinians

LorCo Capital can secure the financial futures of your company and family BY BOBBY BENTZ, MANAGING PARTNER, LorCo CAPITAL LLC


Apr 9, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: Sonfast Corp — Feed to get fed

BY PAUL PAPPY, CEO, SONFAST CORPORATION Today’s culture, sociologically speaking, is handicapped by technology, fear of communication and a general malaise for human-to-human connection.


Apr 2, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC focuses on unique needs of clients

SeaCrest is an independent, employee-owned Registered Investment Advisory boutique. We are a select group of Wall Street veterans, independently partnered with Charles Schwab & Co., TD Ameritrade and Fidelity.


Mar 26, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: How a fractional CEO can impact your business

BY BILL SIMMONS, FOUNDER/CEO, THRIVE STRATEGIES Business owners everywhere struggle with getting their vision executed at the level they expect.


Mar 20, 2023

BOOK OF EXPERTS: Does your website have an ego problem?

BY JOE LaPENNA, PRESIDENT & CEO, DRUM CREATIVE Billy gazed with admiration at his new website. It was like staring at himself in a mirror. He proudly kicked back in his chair and stroked the ego of his digital reflection.