Named for the sprawling “rich land” that supported hearty indigo and cotton plantations for generations, Richland County today is home to a diverse population of more than 390,000 residents.
The County was carved out of the Camden District in 1785 and flourished with rolling farmland as important trade routes were established along the Santee, Congaree and Saluda rivers. In 1786, the state capital was relocated from coastal Charleston to the geographic center of the state, and a new city was born. Once Columbia was established as the state capital and county seat, Richland County’s boundaries were formally incorporated on Dec. 18, 1799.
Palmetto State Armory
Palmetto State Armory was created by people with a passion for firearms, tactical gear, and the great outdoors. Our goal is to give you access to everything you need from rifles to targets and ammunition to pistol accessories. No matter what you’re searching for, we’re here to help you in your quest to get geared up for the big hunt or add to your collection. At Palmetto State Armory, You Can Shop Items Including: Tactical Clothing, Shirts, Pants, Outerwear, Firearms, Rifles, Handguns, Shotguns, Airguns, Ammunition, Bulk Ammo, Pistol Accessories, Rifle Accessories, Holsters, Gunsmithing Products, Tactical Lights, AR15 Parts, and More!
Forest Acres is a city where free outdoor concerts and a weekly Farmer’s Market go hand-in-hand with locally grown businesses, top-notch schools, and friendly neighbors. Young professional, growing family, retiree or anywhere in between, you’re invited to live, work and play in a community that cares.
The City of Forest Acres was incorporated in 1935. The original boundaries of the city were one-half mile to the north and south of Old Camden Road, 1,000 feet east of Gills Creek and two miles west just beyond Quinine Hill. The population of the city at the time of incorporation was 375. Since incorporation, the city has grown from two square miles to around five square miles and from 375 residents to almost 10,500 in 2012.
Mungo Homes is family-owned and operated so we don’t answer to a stuffy board of directors or anonymous stockholders! The Mungo family is involved in the day to day operations of land development and new home building, and dedicated and accessible to our buyers and home owners. As proof that we believe in our own "product," many of our employees live in the neighborhoods in which we build. Just as neighbors take care of one another, you'll be able to count on Mungo as much after the close as during the buying and building process.
Recognizing that we have developed partnerships with many different beverage companies, we made the decision to change our name to KW Beverage. The "K" stands for Jim Kirkham, one of our two owners. The "W" stands for Rodney Williams, our other owner. We believe that KW Beverage more accurately represents who we are today. In addition to our Anheuser-Busch family of products, we now service a wide variety of craft brewers, import brewers, and non-alcoholic beverage suppliers.
Budweiser of Columbia and Greenville is our proud heritage, but KW Beverage is our future. We will continue to grow our beverage portfolio with the best products available. And, we will continue to develop our operation to ensure world-class service and support for our customers.
SYSCO of South Carolina
Sysco opened its doors in South Carolina on February 25, 2002. We are a full broadline distributor focused on helping reduce the cost of goods for our customers.
Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010.
Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion.
Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses.
The Design Group
As a respected web design company in Charleston, SC, The Design Group began with a simple vision: to offer web design and web development services that are highly effective, impressive in quality and designed to achieve goals. Our unique approach involves tailormade website design solutions that are both highly customizable and search engine friendly.
Not only are our web projects visually pleasing, our thorough project planning and goal-oriented approach allows a vast range of businesses and organizations in and around Charleston, SC to grow to new heights and track and analyze their growth. TDG has been offering a wide range of cutting edge web services for businesses and organizations in the Charleston, SC area and beyond for nearly a decade.
With approximately 460 stations in 90 cities, Cumulus is the largest pure-play radio company in the US and one of the nation’s top providers of local marketing solutions.
Our radio and digital brands serve numerous large, loyal, and demographically-distinct audiences in each of these markets. The appeal of our local brands, which serve over 65 million listeners, is evidenced by their resilience across our shifting media landscape. According to numerous accredited studies, radio reaches 93% of 12+ populations every week and continues to grow among segments such as high-income households and the most web-savvy and gadget-obsessed consumers. At Cumulus, we are also rapidly growing our share of digital media consumption through streaming and mobile players.
In the aggregate, our local media brands typically reach more consumers than the newspaper, local TV news, or dozens of combined cable channels. And unlike those other media, our properties can deliver a targeted message to the same consumers with unparalleled frequency.
This enables Cumulus to provide advertisers with a compelling opportunity to reach and influence vast pools of local spending power. By virtue of reaching more people, more often, and for less investment than other local media, we bring clients a competitive advantage that helps them win more than their fair share of that spending power.
Cumulus intends on becoming the next generation radio broadcasting enterprise. By leveraging great people and technological excellence, we provide high quality local programming choices for our listeners; targeted audiences with disposable income for our advertisers; and rewarding career environments for our employees.
Lamar Advertising Company
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, with more than 325,000 displays across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out of home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 2,600 displays.
Alpha Media is a growing radio broadcast media company that has a passion for outstanding radio and digital content. Our philosophy is to be smaller, faster, bolder, and work as a team at all levels. We hire and retain the absolute best talent who can deliver a unique outlook and innovative ideas. At Alpha we believe in creating progressive products, world class events and building strong relationships in our communities.
In the beginning of 2016, Alpha Media acquired 114 stations from Digity, LLC. Upon the successful completion of all pending transactions, Alpha Media will own or operate 246 radio stations within 50 markets across the US.
As Alpha continues to grow we still follow our philosophy of keeping radio Live and Local in each of our markets. Alpha Media stations work closely with each of our local communities and advertisers.
Our formats include Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Spanish, Urban, News Talk, Sports, Rock, Country and more.
Military Appreciation channel
MAC is dedicated to provide a voice for the many military service organizations, support groups and non profits that serve active duty, retired military and their families. We do this through content creation for media distribution outlets, including live and on-demand radio/television. This is done at no charge to the organizations. With our many years of experience in national media production, the shows are not only informative but entertaining as well.
iHeartCommunications, Inc. was founded in San Antonio, TX under the name Clear Channel Communications, Inc. with the purchase of a single radio station in 1972. After decades of growing media assets globally, the company has become one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, operating as iHeartMedia, Inc. iHeartMedia, Inc. consists of two main media businesses: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE: CCO) and the wholly owned iHeartMedia. Between these divisions, the company focuses on providing a spectrum of multi-platform advertising and marketing opportunities for partners and world-class entertainment for listeners and users.
Since Groucho’s first Franchise in Lexington, SC (2000), Groucho’s® has grown into multiple cities across South and North Carolina. From Groucho’s humble beginning to expansion into new territories, the goal of each Groucho’s location is to be “Your Neighborhood Deli”.
Eggs Up Grill
Since the age of six, Chris Skodras spent many hours in his family’s restaurant being mentored by his grandfather and father. As a child, he swept the parking lot and washed dishes. By the age of 15, he was the short order grill cook, and the family tradition of making good food was officially passed on to a third generation.
After years of working around the clock in the restaurant business, Chris and his wife, Pat, wanted to build a thriving dining business that didn’t take up their whole day. During a visit to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, they fell in love with the climate, the people, and the Lowcountry lifestyle. They moved to the South because they knew their breakfast and lunch restaurant would thrive here.
Chris opened the first Eggs Up Grill with his wife Pat in 1986. The great food and family friendly touch that is important to Chris is found in every Eggs Up Grill today. To see for yourself, you can stop by the original location in Pawleys Island or any other Eggs Up Grill near you.
RoadSafe Traffic Systems
RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc., is one of the largest companies in the nation providing the construction industry with the latest technologies in pavement marking, sign installation and traffic control services.
Through our offices across the United States, we provide highly qualified customer support, state-of-the art-equipment and on-time services to meet our customers’ expectations for the best traffic safety services, products and equipment. Our slogan, “Life on the Road” represents our dedication to work zone safety and our goal to protect the motoring public, pedestrians, workers and property.
Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 11, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 11 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a FAA certifiable professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile systems. X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-ons make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, and mobile platforms.
X-Plane…it’s what real pilots fly!
Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. Whether we’re providing emergency care, welcoming a baby into the world or mending a heart, our team is dedicated to working together to fulfill our Vision: To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.
When you’re here, you’ll remember how a simple touch eased your pain or how a nurse’s warm smile put your family at ease. Every time you visit Palmetto Health – in the hospital, at a physician’s office or for screening or diagnostic services – you’ll receive care to be remembered.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boasting three decades of service, Hood Construction has developed into an organization of outstanding and talented people, dedicated to producing the highest standard in construction products and services. And, although we build a variety of products, Our true specialty is Our Client.
Hood Construction has a simple philosophy. We believe in doing what is right. This old-fashioned trademark has proven sound, as a majority of our projects are repeat clients who value the no-nonsense nature of our company. Our list of satisfied clients continues to grow, because taking a holistic approach to our client’s business and personal objectives...is at the heart of all we do.
PGBA, LLC is a top business process outsourcing company (BPO) in high-volume claims processing, contact center operations and contract performance management services for government and private healthcare payers.
Our success is a result of our ability to merge automated solutions with a vast pool of human expertise. To this end, we execute service programs across a wide variety of technological platforms for clients while ensuring the utmost in compliance and customer satisfaction. Most importantly, we refine our capabilities every day, driven by a spirit of innovation and teamwork that continually takes us to an even higher level of performance for our clients.
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
For the thousands of seriously wounded veterans in Afghanistan and Iraq, the struggle to overcome the challenges in their lives caused by the injuries and illnesses they sustained in combat is one that must be endured every day.
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes was established to ensure that in return for the sacrifices they made for us, these wounded veterans and their families receive all the support needed to restore their hope and rebuild their lives.
Founded in 2004 as a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, the Coalition is among the nation’s leading charities whose donors provide the wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn the aid and assistance needed for their long roads to recovery.
SCNG Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1966 as the South Carolina Army National Guard Federal Credit Union, our goal was to serve the financial needs of the men and women in the South Carolina Army National Guard and their families.
In 2007, we merged with McEntire Federal Credit Union – who, at the time, served only members of the South Carolina Air National Guard and their families – to become the South Carolina National Guard Federal Credit Union. Our name may have changed, but our goal remains the same.
Currently serving more than 6,000 members worldwide, the South Carolina National Guard Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit organization committed to the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People.”
Founded as Providence Hospitals in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence's two free standing full-service hospitals and numerous satellite practices maintain a true devotion to advanced clinical expertise and unmatched compassion. On February 2, 2016, Providence became part of the LifePoint Health network, and shortly thereafter, changed its name to Providence Health to better represent the full complement of its services. Driven by quality, compassion, and Christ, Providence treats the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.
Providence Health ranks the highest in Columbia for Patient Experience. The staff is focused on making sure our guests' stay is comfortable, and that our patients feel heard, and their needs are met.
Southeastern Freight line
When Southeastern Freight Lines made its first delivery over 60 years ago, the mission of that driver was exactly the same as it is for each associate today: to meet or exceed the needs of every customer – every single time.
The driving force behind our company is our commitment to adding value through everything we do or, as our motto says, providing Quality Without Question. We knew from the beginning that our associates are the keys to achieving that quality. We have never compromised when it came to building a professional team of associates with a serving attitude and a passion for excellence. Dedicated, highly trained, hard-working associates are prepared to serve you and your customers.
Collum's Lumber Products L.L.C.
Collum’s Lumber Products L.L.C is a fourth-generation family owned business located in the South Carolina lowcountry. Founded in the 1930s by U.W. Collum as a planer mill in Batesburg SC, producing only dressed lumber; the business has grown to be a leading competitor in the Southeastern Southern Yellow Pine lumber market. Now located in Allendale SC, the business has expanded and includes one of the most modern sawmills and planer operations in the Southeast. Along with the dimension lumber we now produce treated wood, poles, in woods chips, biomass, and remanufactured components.
Collum’s Lumber Products is dedicated to sustainable forestry and is Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified. This is just one of the steps taken to ensure the quality wholesale product that is delivered to our customers was harvested using Best Management Practices (BMPs) and that our forests will be around for future generations.
More than 60 years of experience have made us exceptionally well versed in infrastructure strategies. We help clients integrate energy and infrastructure solutions as part of the bigger picture: a successful project resolution. We plan in alignment with your goals and put multiple disciplines in your tactical toolbox. Each component is backed by a high degree of responsiveness and flexibility that ensures deadlines are met or exceeded with the utmost in safety.
Our promise of effective planning, knowledgeable expertise and collaborative agility extends to every project engagement from start to finish. It’s a level of expertise most contractors are simply unable to deliver. How can we help you?
94.3 The DUDE
94.3 The DUDE is Columbia's only locally owned and operated country radio station. We play New Country Favorites and Flashbacks from the 80s and 90s. We support our military every day with our Soldier Salute spotlight honoring a local members of the military.
Lexington Medical Center
Our mission is the same as it was when we opened our doors in 1971: to provide quality health services that meet the needs of our community. We believe that commitment to the health of our community really makes a difference — and we show it every day.
We were the first area hospital with satellite health facilities and established the first community health education department. We opened the state’s first satellite outpatient facility with services including surgery, urgent care, lab, radiology and physical therapy.
We are a PCI hospital, Certified Primary Stroke Center and Bariatric Center of Excellence. Our heart and cancer programs are nationally certified and affiliated with Duke Health.
We’ve been named Columbia’s “Best Place to Have a Baby”, “Best Hospital” and one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” Honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of healthcare professionals and staff.