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Chef Jason Bruner grew up in Plaquemines Parish, just outside of New Orleans. He received culinary degrees in New York, China and Italy. He trained under master chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud and worked in Michelin Star restaurants … more
Lee County native Denise Thigpen, started her business out of the trunk of her car with a $5,000 investment in 1998. Today that business, Wholesale Boutique, has grown in revenue by 230 percent during a three-year period. In 2015, the company had a … more
Rosetta Dingle, an assistant professor at South Carolina State University and a graduate of Scott's Branch High School in Summerton, served as a delegate for the International Round Table Symposium in Oxford, England, in July. Dingle, who works … more
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com Jakob Nabholz of Alcolu grew up doing home repairs with his dad's business and then as a teenager developed a love for working on cars. Later it became motorcycles - working on his own and others' … more
If you own a small business, what you don't know about human resources may cost you the business. Paul Hilton, a human resources consultant, warns the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 70 percent of all employers violate at least one of the … more
Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. And yet, some loan experts say, many banks aren't giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve. It's a matter of how banks price mortgage loans: Loans … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability … more
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered … more
Carrie Young, executive assistant at SAFE Federal Credit Union, has claimed the CUaware Prot g competition title for the Columbia Chapter of the Carolinas Credit Union League. She has advanced to the final evaluation, which will be Oct. 6 in … more
Tru by Hilton, a mid-scale hotel from Hilton Worldwide, will break ground on a 91-room hotel on Friday at 11 a.m. at 2607 Broad St. The Tru by Hilton Sumter is owned by Navya Hotels Group and is expected to open Aug. 1, 2017. more
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