Volume II, Issue XXXI
August 9, 2013
Worth repeating “To me what they’re doing is kind of a new world and where it goes, I couldn’t tell you.” robert judd, virtual design and construction specialist at KBR Building Group, on the virtual reality and holographic telepresencing work being done by IVC Greenville.
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“Greenville needs more bright and talented women to raise their hand and join in leadership training programs like Leadership Greenville.” josephine McMullen, an alumna of Leadership Greenville Class 39.
clarification An article in the August 2 UBJ, “Bounce Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy,” stated that “Bill Leslie founded the Bounce Agency in 1959 as Leslie Advertising.” In fact, Leslie did found Leslie Advertising in 1959, but in 2008 the company was sold to the group that later renamed it as Bounce. Leslie, who died in 1988, had no connection to the Bounce Agency.
Look for a major manufacturing conference moving from Charlotte to Greenville this year… Word is a “significant corporate entity” will be moving to a space in the newly re-branded Village of West Greenville…
“Many of the jobs I recruit for are CNC operators, welders, the little bit higher-skill jobs. There is a huge gap there. I cannot recruit enough people for these jobs. There is a training issue there.” johanna Gunter, area director of ReadySC, discussing the education gap in a recent Momentum conversation hosted by Greenville Forward.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to the Crosspointe plaza on Haywood road, former home of Circuit City and Toys R Us. Other new tenants include JoAnn Fabric, DSW Shoes and T.J. Maxx. Meanwhile, rumors of a Wal-Mart coming to Haywood road continue… A new city park could be coming to the stone avenue area…
On Downtown’s Transformation… “Three decades went into the business district’s revitalization, much of which centers around Main Street. Luxury residences have popped up in the past decade and business has been helped by the relocation of a baseball stadium in 2006.” Forbes, naming downtown Greenville one of “10 Transformed Neighborhoods,” along with Lower Manhattan, and neighborhoods in Baltimore, Denver, Fargo, Spokane and Oklahoma City. Read the article at bit.ly/forbesgreenville.
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