Senior Resources has earned Outstanding Philanthropic Large Nonprofit and Outstanding Fundraising Executive Large Nonprofit honors from the Association of Fundraising Professional Central South Carolina Chapter for the 2020 AFP Honors National Philanthropy Day Awards. Senior Resources was awarded the Outstanding Philanthropic Large Nonprofit for the commitment to meeting the nutritionalContinue Reading

DESA, Inc. has announced Diane E. Sumpter, its President and CEO, has been awarded the Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement by the US Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). DESA, under Sumpter’s leadership, has operated the South Carolina MBDA Business Center for 27 years, making it one of theContinue Reading

American Floral started with humble beginnings some 27 years ago when Scott Jones decided to get into the floral business from his garage. His parents helped him out by donating an old Lincoln Continental so that he would have a vehicle to deliver flowers in and Scott set out toContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Col. Steve Vitali, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), and his brother Keith Vitali, acclaimed Hollywood actor and world champion martial artist, both received Senate commendations from S.C. Senator Thomas Alexander, Wed., Sept. 2. The awards ceremony was held on the floor of the Senate at theContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo recognized Irmo Insurance Agency with the ‘Small Business of the Month’ award for August 2020. Scott Moseley accepted the award at the August 18 Town Council meeting. Irmo Insurance Agency, Inc. has been in business for 44 years and has the experience, expertise and business savvy to offerContinue Reading

The Town of Irmo and the Okra Strut Commission awarded two students with scholarships from funds raised by the vegetable festival in 2019. Trinh Tran (left) graduated from Irmo High and will be attending Clemson University and Andrew Talkish (right) graduated from Dutch Fork and will be attending Tri CountyContinue Reading

Sisters in Crime (SinC) has announced the 2020 winner of the annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award is Yasmin McClinton of Columbia. The winning novel-in-progress was selected by judges Rachel Howzell-Hall, Alex Segura and the 2019 winner, Jessica Martinez. The award, which honors the memory ofContinue Reading