South Carolina ranked #4 in the U.S. for women-owned businesses last year; with ~11.6 million women-owned businesses in the country, and 164,000 of those here in S.C. (generating ~$15.7 billion in sales).
CommunityWorks – a GVL-based nonprofit offering financial services to underserved populations – prides itself onsupporting underrepresented (i.e. women + minority) entrepreneurs in the Upstate + across S.C. They’ve given $3,973,995 in loans to small business owners in less than 10 years, meaning they know a thing or two about small businesses.
Fresh Vibes juice bar, a woman-owned business in Rock Hill | photo provided by CommunityWorks
…and those are just six of the 780+ comments. See all of them (and tag your additional fav women-owned businesses) on our Instagram post.Our recommendation: Bookmark it on your browser for the next time you need to pick up a gift or a gift certificate and want to support local women. 💪
If you’re a woman looking to start your own biz, learn more about CommunityWorks’ small business loans here. Ⓟ
Show ○ Kota the Friend| 7 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | $32+ | This Manhattan-based rapper is bringing his debut album, Foto.🎶 ○ Cypress Spring and Johnny Zostant| 7-10 p.m | Harley-Davidson, 30 Chrome Dr. | Free | Beer, live music + bikes. 🎸 ○ Kaye Roze | 8 p.m. | Chicora Alley, 608 S Main St. | Free | Enjoy jazz standards with Roze from the Great American Songbook accompanied by Jorge Garcia.
Arts ○ One-On-One Workshop With Marquin Campbell | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Vino & Van Gogh, 1818 Augusta St., Suite 112 | $45 | Price includes canvas, paint, materials + instruction for creating a beautiful 12×12 Coral Oyster. ○ EXPOSURE | 7 p.m. | Open Art Studios, 14 S. Main St. | Free | The occasion marks the first year of this group’s formation + demonstrates their ability to achieve the fine art of the human form. An adult only event.
Dish ○Taste of the World – India | 6:30-8 p.m. | Persis Biryani Indian Grill, 1451 Woodruff Rd. | $40 | Join this family-owned restaurant as they highlight various regions of their home country.
Now that schools are almost back in session(where did summer go? #crying) it’s a good time to be reminded about slowing down in school zones.
The Greenville Police Department posted this reminder on Instagram yesterday – always pay attention to see if the lights are flashing. If they are, make sure you’re driving at the posted reduced speed.
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Announced ○The Doobie Brothers are coming to the Peace Center on Nov. 19. Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. You can grab your tix here.
ComingSoon ○ Red Culture, a hookah bar + lounge, is coming to the Village of West Greenville + is set to be open by the end of the year. This new location is actually the third from a Charlotte-based concept: [email protected]. (Upstate Business Journal)
Biz ○JPMorgan Chase will be expanding in S.C. with the state’s first retail branch, with an additional seven new branches to come in the next three years. The new branches will bring 50 jobs to the Upstate. (Upstate Business Journal) ○ Clemson University + Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation are partnering to create a solution to growing hospital demands. The solution is a robotic system that automatically fills syringes to enhance the production process. Read more here.(The Newsstand)
Civic ○ Staff is short at Pickens County’s new jail + Sheriff Rick Clark says that, on Monday, he’s going to ask the County Council to increase starting salaries for Pickens County correctional officers to address the issue. The average starting salary for correctional officers in Pickens County is ~$32,000, whereas the state average is $35,000.(Greenville News)
Ranked ○ 13. S.C.’s ranking on WalletHub’s list of States with the Best + Worst Early Education Systems. Factors taken into consideration when creating the list were: number of schools that offer state pre-K, the number of pre-K quality benchmarks met + total reported spending per child in pre-K. (WalletHub)
Home ○ Do you have questions about how your Nest works? (Technology can be hard sometimes.)Here’s a guide to some of Nest’s key features.If you still have questions, a Corley Plumbing Air Electric tech can walk you through it in person. Ⓟ
Greenvillian ○ Nine students from Furman University have been selected for the Millennium Fellowship – a United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) + Millennium Campus Network (MCN) program. The program celebrates students leading their campuses in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Congrats, y’all. 👏
Edu ○ Starting this semester at Clemson University, students + staff will be able to add their TigerOne ID cards to their Apple Wallet, plus use their iPhones and Apple Watches to enter campus buildings, buy meals + more. (The Newsstand)
Digs ○ This newly-built, move-in ready home is only a five-minute walk from Fluor Field + downtown, with hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings + adream kitchen. Check out the photo galleryto see what we mean– those light fixtures, though. 😍 Ⓟ
FeaturedJob ○ Carvana is hiring a full-time Customer Advocate. Ideal candidates should have a sense of humor and a passion for the customer experience. Learn more here. 🚗 Ⓟ
Answered:Yesterday, we asked what perks of the Riverside development you’d be most excited about.60% of you said proximity to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
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