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.

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 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: 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...

NEXT GEN: Jasmine Twitty

“I always said I wouldn’t come back to Greenville after graduation,” says Jasmine Twitty, Associate Judge of the SC Municipality Court. But as the...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...