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
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
F/T and P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a prof appearance. Please call for an interview or email resume to Kerry@crystalpool.com. Must bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Call 803-865-1200