Profiles

Profiles

Trailblazers. Our new generation of leaders. Award winners. Game Changers. Meet the many people covered in Business Black Box and learn about what they are doing to grow the Upstate.

A Dollar & Change: The Life of Ed Bell

One dollar. Four quarters. Ten dimes. One hundred, otherwise unusable, copper-colored pennies. One dollar. That is Ed Bell’s annual salary. Only, not precisely. Because only two months...

Ron Demonet: Trailblazer

  While many people fill their retirement years with golf, fishing, home improvements, and vacations, Ron Demonet has his sights set in other directions. “Once I...

Trailblazer: Anjali Joseph

Imagine the following scenario: a patient comes into an OR for a routine procedure and all goes well, except they develop an infection after...

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year

Jason Fletcher: 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year If you feel that The Green Room popped on to the scene out of nowhere, you’re not far off....

2015 Innovation Award

Dr. John Conrad: The 2015 Innovation Award When a co-worker started putting pressure on Dr. John Conrad to get a drone, there was no inclination...

2015 Community Impact Award

Ryan McCrary: 2015 Community Impact Award When Ryan McCrary started mentoring at-risk youth almost seven years ago, he had no idea that it would change...

The 2015 Business Black Box Awards

The Business Black Box Awards are back—and we’ve once again named the winners of seven different awards, based on your nominations. This time, with an...

Next Gen: Alex Reynolds

It started off as a small project, but the revitalization of the downtown Taylors area has grown larger than many could ever imagine. At...

2015 Community Impact Award

Human Technologies, Inc: 2015 Community Impact Award (represented by Herb Dew) “What goes around, comes around.” While the saying usually applies on a personal level, you can look...

2015 Green Award

Kyle Simpson: The 2015 Green Award Being green doesn’t have to mean a complete, systematic overhaul. Sometimes, one small idea can have big impacts. Such is...