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.

2015 Best Place to Work

Keymark: 2015 Best Place to Work Award (represented by Cameron Boland) Whenever you think of what makes a “great place to work,” many think of the...

Trailblazer: Ricardo Pereira

Since arriving in Greenville in 2001 from Brazil, Ricardo Pereira has become a driving force in an emerging specialty coffee movement within Greenville and...

The Heart of a Team

In the heart of a city with more awards and accolades than one can count, a team works—after all, those honors don’t come easily...

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...

11 Questions with Patty Bock

What was your first job? Besides babysitting and a paper route delivering grocery store sales ads, my first real paycheck came in high school working...

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...

2015 Best Boss Award

Jamie Prince: 2015 Best Boss Award The nomination reads: “Even though she is our boss, she never once seemed like a ‘boss’ to me. Jamie...

2015 Future Leader

Taylor Beard: 2015 Future Leader Award Sometimes it is in doing the most unlikely things that we find our passions and callings in life. For Taylor...

Trailblazer: Rich Hagins

An entrepreneur at heart, Richard Hagins became a “start up” after ending a full career in the military. Now widely successful and locally well-known,...

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...