It's an eight-minute, low-tech opportunity to feel what it's like to suffer with, to manage with dementia. Read more
Crawford Strategy CEO Marion Crawford's entrepreneurial journey has been less of a path and more a meandering walk through the woods. Read her story.
Ahead in the clouds
Which Greenville companies are pulling it all together in the cloud? I interviewed four top cloud providers to find what differentiates them. Also check out Cloud Speak, a glossary of must-know terms for those of us more rooted to the ground. Read more: https://goo.gl/frp3GG
Disrupting the Internet of Things
Sencorables was founded by a Dutch businessman who designed facades for commercial properties in Dubai, a journeyman CEO, and a bioengineering Ph.D. They found each other through a Kickstarter campaign and are now poised to change the world of "things" -- one step at a time. Read more.
A different America
In 1911, the influence and experience of Booker T. Washington combined with the vast wealth and social conscience of Chicago businessman Julius Rosenwald. When their paths crossed, the path for black communities in the rural South was changed forever. Together they challenged and changed educational systems and brought real educational opportunities to black children in the rural South. Read The Story.
From the barn to the boardroom
Michelle Higdon is a down-to-earth Southerner who is passionate about farming, cattle, dogs, horses, and open spaces. Higdon and her late husband, Lee, a researcher in reproductive endocrinology came to the Upstate in 1995 for a planned three-year stay. Like so many plans, it didn’t quite work out that way. The story of her journey from where she was to where she didn’t know she could get to is also a master class in entrepreneurism, business acumen, and bald-faced guts.
The Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville is a thriving preserve surrounded by a swamp of heavy metals, PCBs and other industrial waste. It's story of recovery is a tale of nature thriving against the odds and adapting. Read More.. Published in The Greenville Journal, November 3, 2016
What makes this business work?
J. Earle Furman Jr. intended to have a small business when he struck out on his own in 1986. But success came and made him rethink his plans and become part of a global enterprise, and a model of best practices for commercial real estate. How'd that happen? Published 10/28/16 in Upstate Business Journal.
UST Logistics moves HQ to Greenville, SC
An interview with CFO Scott Moore about the national logistics player picked Greenville for its corporate headquarters. Read the story.
Beau Welling: Golf's Game Changer
Golf course architect and landscape designer Beau Welling sees golf differently: The intangibles like companionship, association, collaboration, creativity, shared joy and comforted disappointment. To Welling, places cannot be fulfilled until they are shaped by human interaction. Read the profile.
If reducing energy independence, never stopping for gas, saving thousands of dollars each year on the cost of owning a car isn't enough to put you in an electric vehicle, maybe a $35,000 Tesla, a performance driven BMW or an iconic Caddy will do it. Read More.
More than a score: The First Tee
A profile of The First Tee: a non profit organization that focuses on developing youth leadership and character through the principles of golf. Published in The Greenville Journal, April 22, 2016. Read more.
One to Watch: Walt Wilkins
Walt Wilkins is the Greenville County Solicitor. He values transparency, discounts a statistical win-loss record and has a realist's view of crime, punishment and, most importantly, justice. Read more at Upstate Business Journal online.
One to Watch: Jon Good
Jon Good became president of Greenville’s largest commercial real estate company when he was 36, and moved up to broker-in-charge when he was 40. Greenville born and bred, Good’s perspective on Greenville and its economic growth spans from boom-to bust-to-boom again. You might expect to find him in a fancy corner office befitting his position, but you’d be wrong. Read the Profile.
One to Watch: Toby Stansell
You might be inclined to label Toby Stansell, COO of AcumenIT, as a technology guy. But you would be missing a lot. Stansell has many passions, including education, leadership development, global cultural awareness and an abiding sense of fairness. In a wide-ranging conversation, we struggled to keep up. Read the Profile.
Interview: Julie Godshall Brown
Part of the 2016 Who's Who program, Staffing professional and community leader Julie Godshall Brown was a One to Watch. Published in the Upstate Business Journal, March 11, 2016
Ode to Joy
Realtor Joy Bailey talked to me about her 40 years in real estate and what it took to go from growing up poor in rural Georgia to owning the most successful independent brokerage in the Upstate. Read more...