Panel rejects electronic clock, message board

Greenville’s Urban Design Panel refused a request by Bouharoun’s Fine Wine and Spirits for an electronic message board. (Photo by Bill Poovey)An electronic animated clock on front of the new River’s Edge apartment building downtown will stay dark, Greenville’s Design Review Board Urban Design Panel decided after seeing a video presentation. The five members also denied an electronic message board for Bouharoun’s Fine Wine and Spirits, prompting an owner complaint that the decision violates his free speech rights. Read More...

The GSA Business Power Event Series focuses on topics of interest to the Upstate business community. Each event is a moderated panel discussion with panelists and audience members. Video clips from recent events:


  • Economic Prosperity - Key economic developers from the Upstate gathered to discuss their progress in getting outside companies to locate here.  (August 7th, 2014)

  • Taking Flight - Aerospace executives discussed one of the fastest growing industries in South Carolina.  (October 9th, 2014)

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InfiLaw not planning to refile application to buy Charleston School of Law

A spokeswoman for InfiLaw said the company has "no plans at this time to refile an application" with the S.C. Commission on Higher Education to buy the Charleston School of Law. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)Kathy Heldman, a spokeswoman for the InfiLaw System, said the company has “no plans at this time to refile an application” with the S.C. Commission on Higher Education to buy the Charleston School of Law. She said the school’s owners “need the space and time to develop a plan that puts the school’s financial house in order.”  Read More...

Growler Haus plans Fountain Inn expansion with ‘craft beer tribe’

Craft beer bar and store Growler Haus is expanding to Fountain Inn and continuing its strategy of recruiting local financial supporters. Founder Craig Kinley is creating community spaces in growing downtown environments and fostering a “craft beer tribe.” Read More...

Continental’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...

Readers not on board with mobile pay

More than a quarter of respondents to this week’s GSA Daily reader poll said their businesses would be affected by mobile payment services, such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Mobile pay allows users to make debit or credit card purchases by holding their mobile devices over an electronic reader. A majority of readers said they didn’t trust the technology for their personal use, citing increased vulnerability to fraud, among other things. Read More...


Greenville Chamber of Commerce unveils new logo

The new logo adopted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce includes a white strip that represents the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy River and a path always moving forward, and the surrounding green colors represent the diversity of the community and diversity of the chamber membership, said Wil Brasington, a chamber board vice chairman. Read More...

Scio Diamond says production capacity will double in May

UPDATED STORY: Scio Diamond Technology Corp., which has shifted its focus to growing diamonds for jewelry, expects to double its production capacity in May. The company previously produced diamonds mostly for manufacturing tools and electronic devices. Read More...