The Buzz: We got a story

It started feeling like summer again this week, but what else can you expect from South Carolina weather? Additionally, absentee voting has officially opened up in the state. If you’re planning on voting early and in person, make sure you go ASAP. When you’re done figuring out your voting plan, check out these stories we’ve…

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Two BASF sites honored

SENECA and CONVERSE, SC, Oct. 5, 2020 — BASF has been recognized with the 2020 Cummins COVID-19 Outstanding Supplier Award for its work and customer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana-based Cummins is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products. The award recognizes suppliers who went above and…

How to Vote

With the presidential election coming up, many people are encouraging their peers to practice their “civic duty.” This term can indicate many different responsibilities, even including performing jury duty. However, one of the most significant responsibilities this year is one of the simplest: voting. Many people are hesitant to vote this year due to the…

Kopis named one of South Carolina’s top 25 fastest growing companies

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Another month, another award for Kopis.  The software company located in Greenville has been named one of the 25 fastest growing companies in South Carolina for the second straight year. Founded in 1999, Kopis has deep roots in the South Carolina technology community. With senior experience specializing in database administration and application development…

Parker District firefighters get new breathing equipment

GREENVILLE, S.C.— A $409,000 grant will provide the 85 firefighters of the Parker Sewer and Fire Subdistrict with new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), making their jobs safer. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) grants, fire departments and other eligible organizations can receive funding through three different grants: To…

The Buzz: Back in session

With students returning to schools, or pursuing e-learning, it feels like day-to-day life is more hectic. We’ve been busy this week putting together these stories. Read The I-85/I-385 Gateway Project received an Operations Excellence Award last Friday. Read more about it at Greenville Journal. Kopis has hired Christin Greenwich as a new Project Manager. You…

The Buzz: Eye exams

When some of you guys creatively made your New Year’s Eve Instagram captions “2020 vision,” is this really what you saw? Yeah, didn’t think so. 2020 is more than halfway over; we’re still pushing through to generate exciting news stories like the ones we’ve pulled below. Read GSA Business Report examined the Upstate’s unique music…