2017-12-15 / Business

Folks About Town


Lapaige Green Lapaige Green U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lapaige Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Green is the daughter of Patrick and Wanda Mendy of Charlotte, N.C. She graduated in 2011 from Blythewood High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2017 from ECPI University, Charlotte.

South Carolina State Fair assistant manager, Nancy Smith, has been named the 2018 second vice chair of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

Flock and Rally, the women- led integrated communications firm based in Columbia, in partnership with the S.C. African American Heritage Commission, won a 2017 Palmetto Award of Excellence from the S.C. chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/SC) for the Green Book of South Carolina mobile travel guide www.greenbookofsc.com.

Mike Satterfield of Great Southern Homes has been named the Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA).


Nancy Smith Nancy Smith Gary Pickren of Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC, has been named The 2017 BIA Associate Member of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA).

C. R. Jackson, Inc. has been named Commercial Contractor of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA).

Essex Homes has been named Corporate Member of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA).

Michael P. Nieri , Owner and Founder of Great Southern Homes has been named the Richard N. Sendler award winner by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA).

Tracy S. Rudisill has been named the 2017 winner of the Donald Orth Lifetime Achievement Award by Savannah River National Laboratory.


Members of Flock and Rally along with the S.C. African American Heritage Commission accept the 2017 Palmetto Award of Excellence from the S.C. chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/SC) for the Green Book of South Carolina mobile travel guide. Members of Flock and Rally along with the S.C. African American Heritage Commission accept the 2017 Palmetto Award of Excellence from the S.C. chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/SC) for the Green Book of South Carolina mobile travel guide. Elizabeth L. Dinndorf of Scott and Company LLC has received her certified public accountant (CPA) license in South Carolina.

Retired award-winning journalist Mar y Sturgill has been named director of Fundraising and Public Relations for the South Carolina Autism Society.

William C. Simon has been named director of Planning for Richland School District Two.

Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine has been elected to the Women in Municipal Government Board of Directors.

The City of Cayce has received the 2016 SC Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award for the Cayce Water Treatment Plant.

Emily Stone Mitchell, class of 1944, and her husband, Frank Mitchell Jr. donated $1.7 million to create the Emily Stone Mitchell Scholarship. Columbia College will use this endowment to support students in her memory.



Tameika Isaac Devine Tameika Isaac Devine

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