Columbia Real Estate Update 01-06-2012
TODAY'S HEADLINES | JAN. 6, 2012
Security Federal Corp. CEO retires
Timothy W. Simmons retired as Security Federal Corp.'s president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. The bank holding company appointed J. Chris Verenes, the chairman of the board and CEO of Security Federal Bank, as Simmons' successor.
Study: Nuclear renaissance burning out
The study, completed by the Institute for Energy and Environment at the Vermont Law School, claims escalating costs and regulatory fallout will stymie the nuclear industry’s growth. The report was released just weeks before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ruling on SCE&G’s plan to build new reactor units.
BMW claims top spot among luxury carmakers
BMW’s U.S. sales outpaced Mercedes to make it the No. 1 luxury-car brand in the U.S. in 2011. Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus had topped the list of luxury-vehicle sellers for 11 years but its production suffered following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
S.C. Power Team taps Ruble for marketing slot
Jeff Ruble has been named vice president of business recruitment of the South Carolina Power Team, an economic development alliance of the state-owned Santee Cooper and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. He will be involved in recruiting domestic and international companies to rural South Carolina.
Littler Mendelson names new shareholder in Columbia
D. Michael Henthorne is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as an employment and labor law specialist. He received his B.S. from Furman University in Greenville and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Job of the Week
MUSC Physicians is seeking temporary trainers to teach physicians, clinical and non-clinical staff how to use Epic, an Electronic Medical Records system. A five-week training course is provided. Candidates should have a bachelor’s or associates degree, or equivalent experience in training or teaching. Learn more or apply here.
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