Columbia Real Estate Update 6-9-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / JUNE 9, 2011
The University of South Carolina administration will propose a 3.9% increase in tuition for S.C. residents to the university’s board today, boosting their cost by $191 per semester, to $5,084 from $4,893.
Among other parts of the legislation, all utility owner-operators will have to be members of the state’s “Call Before You Dig” service, and utilities must communicate with excavators about digging plans.
The insurance firm’s corporate office is now located at Capitol Station in Columbia. Colliers International agents brokered a 12-year lease for the 23,800-square-foot space at 1330 Lady St., which includes relocation of a U.S. post office.
Nancy Hoffman is the real estate firm’s new executive administrative assistant, and Kaitlyn Mills is a marketing associate. The Columbia-based firm’s commercial real estate business has more than 65 employees total.
Breta Smith, who joined Riverbanks on May 16, is a University of South Carolina graduate and a certified public accountant. She has more than 25 years of experience in accounting.
Haley’s financial summit postponed
Gov. Nikki Haley postponed her state financial summit, which had been scheduled for this morning, as a result of mechanical failure of the plane on which representatives from both ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, were traveling to South Carolina. Haley’s office said that the agencies requested that the summit be rescheduled and that the governor’s office would announce a new date for the summit soon.
Verizon Wireless is hiring a retail sales representative in Lexington. The full-time job entails using interpersonal skills to close sales and surpass quotas. The job requires at least one to two years’ sales experience in a commission environment. A college degree and Spanish language skills are a plus. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), phone discounts, tuition assistance and work-life programs. Learn more or apply here.
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