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
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: