Does your business have 50 or more full-time employees?

May 31, 2016

As if the changes facing local and small business owners haven’t been daunting enough in 2016 (think business licensing and overtime rules), here’s one more change that you should have on your radar! The Affordable Care Act includes Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions that may affect your business. “Under the Affordable Care… Read More

Catalyst Member Spotlight: Sonitrol Security Systems

May 24, 2016

Sonitrol South Carolina was launched in 1978 strictly dedicated to equipping Tri-County area schools with alarm systems. From installing silent alarms in schools, Sonitrol’s base expanded steadily to include residential and small business clients. Co-owner John Rama says Sonitrol’s client base is now evenly divided between residential and… Read More

A Radishing Bunch of Future Farmers!

May 23, 2016

This week, we welcomed a fresh crop of aspiring farmers into the Growing New Farmers Program! We are so fortunate to have such a diverse group of motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in agriculture. With 70% of our 24 participants being women and the average… Read More

Localist Launch

May 23, 2016

Localists are some of our most avid and vocal individual supporters. They accept responsibility for the wonderful place we call home. They recognize that our choices make it great and without our efforts – together, as friends and neighbors – it won’t be that way forever. Localists might not own… Read More

Start up Businesses Reach Pre-Recession Numbers in 2015

May 17, 2016

The following is reposted from the Charleston Regional Business Journal (May 16 — 29, 2016; Volume 22, No. 11): Young firms are the major contributors to jobs in the U.S., and for the first time since the recession we saw a rise in start-ups in 2015. The Main Street… Read More

Catalyst Member Spotlight: Celadon at Home

May 9, 2016

In 1994 Steve Lesniak decided he needed to act on his vision and fill the gap he saw in Charleston. The gap? The lack of a furniture and home goods store that carried products with a global flair; a store that celebrated and embraced its local artisans yet exuded… Read More