A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting was held for the JITSU Academy this week by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce. The JITSU Academy is owned by Danilo and Jessica Cherman who are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt instructors. Danilo has titles from many competitions from around the world asContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors. Allison Terracio was elected as the Board’s Chairwoman. Terracio previously served as Vice Chair and assumed interim governing duties of the Board when former chairman, Derrick Huggins was appointed InterimContinue Reading

Lexington County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents in Lexington and Irmo brought a little more joy to the holiday season by helping those in the community facing financial or medical hardships. Together the local offices donated $1,000 to Blanketing Families. Annette Hammond and her sister, Ann Pringle,Continue Reading

A new grant program is available for Richland County business owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are open for the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant program, which can provide up to $15,000 in reimbursable expenses to small businesses in the County. The application and guidelines areContinue Reading

Aflac has awarded $365,000 in grants to 47 local nonprofits in its Spring and Fall 2021 grant cycles. Nonprofits receiving grants are working on projects that support health and well-being and education in communities throughout South Carolina. The selected organizations and their projects are: Spring 2021 Grantees: • Bridges ofContinue Reading

The Mungo Homes Foundation held its first-ever Week of Giving December 6 – 10. “We have a vision of wanting to leave the world better than we found it. Helping those less fortunate is a really big step in that direction,” CEO Steven Mungo said. “We can make all theContinue Reading

Dominion Energy launched its annual Good Neighbor Fund Christmas Project across the Midlands this month as employees delivered more than 550 food baskets and hundreds of toys to families facing financial challenges and other hardships this holiday season. Employee volunteers braved chilly temperatures and rain for the annual event atContinue Reading

Studio 3P, LLC is proud to announce that their lead photographer, Kimberly Case, has artwork that has been accepted into the prestigious ArtFields 2022 competition. The self-portrait created during the pandemic lockdown of 2020 features a stoic nurse holding a large COVID molecule as if it were a regal sphere,Continue Reading

Mast Store is helping Share the Warmth in all its communities by holding a coat collection throughout the month of December. In addition, Columbia Sportswear is donating new outerwear to help keep the chill away, too. “We are grateful for Columbia’s continuing support of this outreach,” said Lisa Cooper, presidentContinue Reading

Co-owners Jack Canouse and Chris Albano opened their first location of Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center (SSFEC) in 2005 with Corporate Social Responsibility in mind. From its inception, the co-owners decided to make charity a cornerstone of the company’s foundation. One of the family-friendly venue’s Core Values is GiveContinue Reading

Little Barks Grooming & Boutique wants to fill some stockings for a purpose. The dogs that serve people deserve a special gift this Holiday Season, PAALS Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services trains service dogs to help adults and children with special needs. PAALS mission is to enrich and empower childrenContinue Reading