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Creative Industries

May 11, 2020

Arcadia Publishing acquires New Orleans publisher

Mount Pleasant history publisher, Arcadia Publishing, has acquired a New Orleans book publisher that specializes in regional books about the city and the surrounding area, the company said in a news release. Scott Campbell founded River Road Press in 2014 after previously working at Pelican Publishing, which Arcadia bought last [...]

Apr 17, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: Minuteman Press

Coping with COVID SC Biz News is speaking with small businesses and community leaders about the impact of the new coronavirus on business and industry, and how this is changing how they operate. Contact Andy Owens, aowens@scbiznews.com, with any questions or ideas.

Apr 9, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: Tiger Lily Florist

Coping with COVID SC Biz News is speaking with small businesses and community leaders about the impact of the new coronavirus on business and industry, and how this is changing how they operate. Contact Andy Owens, aowens@scbiznews.com, with any questions or ideas. Lisa Holmes remembers when a customer called her store to order flowers for […]

Apr 8, 2020

COPING WITH COVID: Obviouslee Marketing

Coping with COVID SC Biz News is speaking with small businesses and community leaders about the impact of the new coronavirus on business and industry, and how this is changing how they operate. Contact Andy Owens, aowens@scbiznews.com, with any questions or ideas. Lee Deas said Obviouslee Marketing had plans in place for what to do […]

Feb 24, 2020

Viewpoint: Social plus video equals generational ROI

Generation X put it on the map, although many of us Xers still struggle to understand the nuances of online social dynamics. I mean, Xers are hanging on to Facebook with a death grip while millennials and Gen Zers are spitting out new social networks at an alarming rate. Take Facebook, which launched on Feb. […]

Dec 13, 2019

We’re hoping it’s not bad luck to write about this

Today seems like a good day for us all to have stayed home. The weather is nasty, it’s cold (finally?) and it’s Friday the 13th. Well, maybe we could leave home to get a tattoo, but then we should go back home and curl up with a book and a cat and a blanket.

Nov 15, 2019

We have the best city, but we can’t rest on our laurels

After so many years of being rated the No. 1 city in the entire universe, it took us a little work to digest this new-to-us ranking from U.S. News & World Report. The great state of South Carolina is not No. 1, nor No. 2 or even No. 22. The Palmetto State ranks 42nd in […]

Oct 25, 2019

All the things that you never knew you always wanted to know about Halloween

Whether you give out the full-size bars or keep your lights off and blinds closed, we are sure you are keenly interested in all things remotely related (and boy, are some of these data points remotely related) to Halloween.

Oct 16, 2019

Charleston City Paper under new ownership

Charleston City Paper is under new ownership for the first time in its 22-year history. The weekly alternative newspaper was purchased by City Paper Publishing LLC, a partnership of Georgetown lawyer and Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell and Charleston-based publisher Andy Brack. Brack publishes the online Statehouse Report policy forecast and Charleston Currents […]

Sep 20, 2019

Going to the limit for a cheap tattoo

It was 9:36 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, and I was standing in line with a couple hundred people off Upper Meeting Street, waiting to get tattooed. I have three rules when it comes to tattoos: No names. No matching tattoos. No spur-of-the-moment ink. And yet, here I am, hours away from getting a tattoo […]

Aug 29, 2019

Arcadia acquires Texas guidebook publisher Wildsam

Arcadia Publishing, the Mount Pleasant-based publisher of local history books, has acquired Wildsam, a guidebook publisher based in Austin, Texas. Wildsam, founded in 2012, has published 10 guides to American cities, including Charleston; three guides for road trips across the American South, America’s southwest desert and New England; and a guide to Southern barbecue. The […]

Jul 25, 2019

Smithey Ironware expanding North Charleston operations

Smithey Ironware Co., a designer and manufacturer of cast iron and carbon steel cookware, is expanding again, this time with a $2 million investment that is expected to create 22 new jobs. The company, founded in 2014, is now located at 1465 Pipefitter St. in North Charleston’s Navy Yard, a 15,000-square-foot facility that[...]