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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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...