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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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 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...