Artisan cafe aims to elevate Upstate coffee culture

Marco Suarez, (from left), Will Shurtz and David Baker plan to open Greenville's newest specialty coffee bar in October. (Photo by Ashley Boncimino)Greenville’s latest coffee bar is set to open its doors in October in a prime spot in Hughes Development Corp.’s Bank of America Building, according to a trio of Greenville entrepreneurs. Methodical Coffee aims to push the Upstate’s coffee culture by helping their barbacks and baristas make a career out of coffee. 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:

  •  Under Construction - Upstate developers discussed the status of a number of mixed-use projects.  Click to see several video clips. (April 2nd, 2014)

  •  Is It Beer Thirty Yet? - Owners of the Upstate's five craft breweries discussed their industry.  A rep from Stone Brewery was on the panel. Click to see video clips. (June 26th, 2014)

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Kemet shrinks net loss despite dip in sales

Simpsonville-based Kemet Corp. reported a slight dip in net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, though the company’s CEO Per Loof said the quarter’s results were consistent with expectations. Gross margin narrowed slightly to $33.0 million from $33.6 million the previous quarter but widened by 78% year over year. Read More...

Sealed Air Corp. relocating 700 Upstate jobs to Charlotte

Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will relocate 700 jobs from Duncan and Greenville to Charlotte in a move to consolidate management and move its New Jersey headquarters. The company considered Greenville for its new headquarters but chose Charlotte instead.  Read More...

Bon Secours Wellness Arena begins $6.5M interior renovation

The project is the second phase of a $14.6 million renovation that began last year to the 15,000-seat Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Harper Corp. is doing the work and expects to complete renovations before the next event, which is slated to take place in late August. Read More...

Palmetto Bank reports flat net income, quarterly dividend

Palmetto Bank holding company Palmetto Bancshares reported net income for the second quarter was flat at $2.0 million compared with the first quarter. Also, the bank will resume paying quarterly cash dividends, which it hasn’t done since the first quarter of 2009. Read More...


Affordable Care Act study: Businesses hiring more part-time help

A Cherry Bekaert Benefits Consulting survey on health insurance shows one in four responding employers are hiring more part-time workers and another 14% are considering it. Of the 174 respondents, 25% said they are considering eliminating the health coverage they provide. Read More...

National staffing group targets $752M Upstate market for expansion

Knoxville, Tenn.-based staffing franchise AtWork Group hopes to open six to eight new offices in the Upstate to target the growing manufacturing and automotive industries. The company is hosting a franchise informational meeting in August for entrepreneurs in the area. Read More...