Buzz Rich, Aiken Corp

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Corporation is a community based, private non-profit corporation established to formulate and implement economic development projects in fulfillment of plans and strategies identified in Aiken’s Strategic Plan. The mission of The Aiken Corporation shall be to: Build a strong and stable economic base through the attraction of jobs, investment, and a diverse mix […]

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Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

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Nancy Conwell, Manager for Innovation in the Business Services Division of South Carolina Department of Commerce

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

From founders to executives to researchers, South Carolinians are developing life-changing technologies and products every day. South Carolina mobilizes the dynamic flow of resources and information among people, industries and institutions for the prosperity of our citizens. Elevating and connecting the state’s people-driven ecosystem is at the forefront to ensuring global competitiveness and driving future […]

Family Promise of Aiken County

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

Family Promise of Aiken County provides services, programs, and intensive case management for families in our community facing housing insecurity ​ We walk side by side with the families we serve to prevent homelessness, divert homeless families to safe housing, and, once the immediate crisis has passed, break the cycle of housing insecurity. ​ We […]

Check Fraud, Security Federal, Chris Verenes and Mallory Holley

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

What was once a routine way to pay your bills — handwriting paper checks at the kitchen table, dropping envelopes into a blue metal box on the street — has become a high-risk endeavor: It provides the raw materials for low-level fraud artists and sophisticated crime rings, costing financial institutions billions. It has put banks […]

Dr. Robert Bank, Director, SC Dept. of Mental Health Agency

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

Robert Bank, MD, was appointed acting director of the South Carolina of Mental Health by the South Carolina Mental Health Commission in September of 2022. Dr. Bank, who began his career at SCDMH as Chief of Outpatient Services and Psychiatric Training director at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in 1982, has served the Agency in […]

Tim Hardee, President of the South Carolina Technical College System

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

Hardee has served over 30 years in education in South Carolina, including 15 at Central Carolina Technical College. He has been honored by Coastal Carolina University with the Outstanding Alumni award as well as the Sumter Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Achievement Award. Prior to entering higher education administration 15 years ago, he served as a […]

Aiken Rotary Scholarship Program, 2024

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

For many years, the Rotary Club of Aiken has awarded scholarships to worthy students. We awarded a $7,500 scholarship to 23 students from the Class of 2023 for a total of $172,500. This scholarship is open to all 2024 graduating high school students who live in Area 1 or attend an Area 1 school, including […]

Staff Sgt Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor Recipient

Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St SW, Aiken, SC

Ryan Pitts is a former United States Army soldier and the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the War in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts joined the Army in 2003, at the age of 17 under the delayed entry program. He attended basic training and advanced individual training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. […]