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Warfare Systems Center breaks ground for new building

By this time next year, visitors to the Charleston Naval Weapons Station Southside may do a double-take at the sight of a new engineering center at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. The new building will have an airport control tower sitting out front, even though the building (and everything else nearby)is miles from any air base. Continue reading

Children’s hospital named one of the best

The Medical University of South Carolina has one of the 10 best children's hospitals in the country, according to a survey announced Wednesday by Child magazine. Continue reading

eLabLink offers internet data access to doctors, labs

eLabLink, a Charleston-based company, provides an Internet-based data communications link between and among physicians and laboratories, eliminating paper from medical data management. That’s good news for trees and even better news for doctors and clinical researchers. Continue reading

Former U.S. ambassador to Britain brings renaissance life to Charleston

Former ambassador to Britain, Phil Lader makes Charleston his home. Lader's globetrotting presence brings publicity to the Charleston area in business and financial circles. Continue reading

High-tech tool could connect police radios

The Navy's high-tech engineering center at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station is developing computer software that will help civilian police talk to other agencies even when their radios use different frequencies and equipment. Continue reading

High-tech Hollings Marine Laboratory dedicated

The new Hollings Marine Laboratory, a 78,000-square-foot research facility, is a collaborative effort among several governmental agencies and universities. Biohazard safety labs, cryogenic specimen banks and radioisotope culture don't mean much to the average Joe or Jane. Those high-tech features are part of a new, $23 million marine laboratory at Fort Johnson on James Island, an advanced facility expected to make major strides in improving health and the environment for the Joes and Janes of the world. Continue reading

Lehigh University to offer graduate programs at Trident Technical College

Lehigh University will offer its master’s programs in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Quality Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Polymer Science and Engineering at Trident Technical College. All courses will be broadcast via satellite from Lehigh’s campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to TTC’s Main Campus in North Charleston. Continue reading

Energy-saving office first one under the sun

Cambar Software Inc. unveiled their new corporate headquarters on Clements Ferry Road in Berkeley County. The building is a leading-edge model for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Its unusual design and other features are expected to slash utility bills, conserve water and reduce emissions. The key energy-saving feature of the building is a new generation of roof-mounted solar collectors developed by a University of Chicago physicist. Continue reading

Diverse economy keeps Charleston away from downturn

Charleston Southern and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Center for Business Research released their quarterly economic forecast. The forecast shows a healthy and flexible economy in the Charleston region. Continue reading

Benefitfocus named as business of the year

On June 22, at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Gala, it was announced that Benefitfocus.com, Inc. is the 2001 Business of the Year. Benefitfocus was the recipient of the Emerging10 Award earlier this June, along with nine other dynamic and growing companies in the Charleston Region. The Business of the Year winner is chosen from this elite group of ten companies. Continue reading
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