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Chamber President Suffers Mild Heart Attack; Online Job Listings Up

Also: SC Wins Accolades for Building Code Improvements

By Free Times
Thursday, September 5, 2013 |
Ike McLeese, president of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, suffered a mild heart attack, the Chamber reported. He is expected to be back on the job in four to six weeks. — Dan Cook

Online Job Listings Up in August
Online advertisements for South Carolina job vacancies rose by 2,500 positions in August, according to a report from a New York-based trade group. The Conference Board reported that online postings rose 4.4 percent in August, resulting in 59,100 vacancies. Of that total, 32,500 of the jobs were new, a 12 percent increase over July. — Elwood Hamilton

South Carolina Recognized in Recent Building Code Report
South Carolina was one of only a handful of states commended recently by a national policy group for improvements to its building codes. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) gave the state high marks for updating its codes using industry standards with a special emphasis on improved wind damage provisions. — Elwood Hamilton

2AM Group to Open Production Facility in Richland County
Spartanburg-based logistics and manufacturing supplier 2AM Group is investing $500,000 to establish a Richland County production facility, the state Commerce Department reported. “We look forward to adding these new jobs to our existing growth, and having the opportunity to bring citizens from the Columbia and Blythewood areas into the 2AM family,” said 2AM Group President and CEO Artie Perry. This is the company’s fifth location in South Carolina; it is expected to create 100 jobs over the next three years. — Elwood Hamilton

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