While companies and schools want to ensure the health + safety of all, those who are not used to working in a virtual capacity can face difficulties adjusting.
Typically, both work and school rely heavily on collaboration + teamwork. But, when we are at home by ourselves(most likely rocking the sweatpants + a nice top look) with only digital devices to communicate with our teammates, how can we build those strong bonds + professional relationships with our colleagues and peers?
Development ○ The Carolina Panthershave released new renderings of their training facility, which is coming soon to Rock Hill. The team’s state-of-the-art, 240-acre space in York County will be home to the Panthers’ new practice facilities + “restaurants, retail, a healthcare facility, apartments, hotels, trails, and office space.” Construction should wrap up in 2023. Get more details here. 🏈 ○ A new retail center called North Creek Market at Nexton is currently under construction in Summerville. A few of the shops + restaurants to be expected in the center include Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’ Donuts, AutoZone, and Jersey Mike’s. Right now developers believe it will take 7-10 years to be fully completed. 🚧 (Post and Courier) ○ A new housing community in Knightsville is in the preliminary phase of planning, according to the Dorchester County Planning Commission(DCPC). Developer Ben McCormick Homes, LLC hopes to divide the 12.39 acres of land into 32 separate lots for single-family homes. The DCPC held a meeting yesterday to continue discussing plans. 🏠 (WCSC)
Civic ○ A public hearing was held on Wednesday to revisit plans for the East Side Smokestacks. The City Council warned that the smokestacks would likely be taken down without private financial support. A vote to remove the smokestacks may take place as soon as Tues., Oct. 13. (Post and Courier)
Edu ○ South Carolina was awarded a grant from the US Department of Education’s Charter School Programs for $31.5 million to expand existing public charter schools. The funding will help to open 32 new charter schools across the state in the next five years. Currently, SC has 90 charter schools with 43,000+ students.(CRBR) ○ Dorchester School District Twoannounced on Tuesday that, starting Mon., Oct. 19, students in the third, fourth + fifth grades will begin attendingschool in-personfive days a week for half days. The students will be split into Cohorts A + B, with children in group A in a morning session from 7:15-10 a.m. and children in group B in an afternoon session from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Many parents have already provided negative feedback, insisting that this sudden change in schedule makes it very difficult for parents that work. (WCSC)
State ○ President and CEO of the SC Chamber of Commerce Ted Pittsannounced he is stepping down from the role to become the president and CEO at Charleston commercial real estate agency Wilson Kibler. The SC Chamber will be conducting a nationwide search for his replacement. (CRBR)
Outdoors ○ Park Circle(4800 Park Circle) is hosting a socially-distanced, outdoor Art Walk on Sat., Oct. 17, from 3-7 p.m. Artists are encouraged to put their skills on display right in their very own front yards. The public is invited to stroll through the neighborhood on foot, by bike, scooter or golf cart to view + purchase artwork from local artists. 🎨 (Post and Courier)
Cause ○ The Preservation Society of Charlestonis celebrating its 100 year anniversary + is hosting a fundraiser to keep it running for another 100 years. Its goal is to raise $6 million to go towards a Preservation Defense Fund, Operational Reverse Fund, technology improvements and staff. They have currently raised $5.6 million. Donate to the campaign here. (WCBD)
Asked ○ It’s fall, y’all, and we’re putting together the ultimate Charleston fall bucket list. We want to know – which local events and activities are a must-do for you? Whether it’s pumpkin picking at Boone Hall, a drive-in movie at Moonlite Theaters, or sippin’ on an apple-chai latte from Mercantile and Mash – we want to hear your recommendations for embracing this festive fall season. Reply here to share your ideas. 🍁 ○ Reader Amy P. wants to know if there are “any deals on free parking in the garages downtown for the month of October.” Know of any places to park for free this month? Let us know by replying to this email.
ForStudents ○ The Office People (5546 Woodbine Ave., North Charleston) is looking to donate 25 dry erase-topped desk + chairs to students in the Charleston County School District. If you or anyone you know are in need of these, you can contact the company to request some here.
TryThis ○ Calling all pumpkin spice enthusiasts. Stop by the Boxcar at your local Lowes Foods to try their new seasonal sips. ☕Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina and accelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more.
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Remember that feeling of exhilaration when you made your first hole-in-one? Yeah, us neither… but we imagine that winning our new Golfer’s Dream Giveaway Package would feel pretty similar. ⛳
In honor of The Masters’ new November tee time, we’re going to fill one lucky winner’s golf bag with $3,500+ in prizes. Will it make you a better player? Maybe not, but you’ll look like a pro. Here’s what you’ll get:
○ Brand new set of clubs or irons (up to $2,000 value) ○ $500 towards your favorite golf shop or brand to upgrade your swag game ○ A round of golf for you and 3 buddies at a public course of your choice (up to $500 value) ○ 5 hours of lessons from your preferred local golf pro (up to $500 value)
How to enter:
1. Anyone living in Charleston and surrounding areas can enter through Oct. 27, 2020 11:59 p.m. Tee one upby visiting our website here and entering your email address, name, and zip code for a chance at winning. You can enter once every 24 hours. 2. Bonus (+3):Share our giveaway with all of your local friends, family, or colleagues using your unique link (found on the entry confirmation page). Every person that enters the giveaway using your link will count as an additional 3 entries into the giveaway, increasing your chances to win. 3. Bonus (+1 per channel): If you’re not already, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by clicking the links found on the entry confirmation page. You’ll score an additional entry into the giveaway just for following us on socials.
One winner will be chosen at random and announced in our newsletter on Thurs., Oct. 29.
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