Clayton Properties Group, a division of Clayton Home Building Group and a Berkshire Hathaway company, has acquired nationally recognized Mungo Homes. Founded in 1954 by the late Michael J. Mungo in Columbia, the multigenerational, previously family-owned and operated homebuilder is now led by CEO Steven Mungo.
One Columbia for Arts and History announced Melanie Huggins, the executive director of Richland Library, as the recipient of the 2018 Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award.
Midlands Media Group, LLC, led by Columbia residents Kirk Litton and Keith Stover, purchased station WZMJ 93.1 from Lake Murray Communications and have named it The Lake. Brent Johnson, an award-winning local radio personality, has joined 93.1 The Lake as program director and morning show host.
Providence Health announced the addition of Eric Gourley, M.D., FACS, to the Providence Surgical Associates team.
The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees completed the performance evaluation of Superintendent Gregory D. Little, Ed.D, and publicly expressed its approval of his performance and overall vision for Lexington District One.
HUB Carolinas — an insurance, risk services and employee benefits firm — recently announced that Ann Begnaud has joined HUB Carolinas as personal lines practice leader.
The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy welcomed Skot Garrick as director of communications.
Jennifer Harding has been elected as 2019 president of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina.
Hima Dalal with Vital Energy Wellness & Rehab Center and Nikunj Dalal with Gallus Stadium Park Inn teamed up to host a fundraiser on behalf of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where singer Ryan Trotti performed. They raised $1,200.
Richland County Council welcomed Edward Gomeau as the new interim county administrator.
Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center has opened its 31,000 square foot Apex Athletic Performance and Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center rehabilitation facility. The new facility combines the latest in technological advances for training athletes and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients into a comprehensive facility.
South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care announced a new Veterinary internist, Dr. Ashleigh Seigneur, will join the team.
1x1 Design announced that two projects have received design recognition by the Columbia chapter of the American Institute of Architects: the interior and exterior renovations at The Bakery at BullStreet in Columbia, South Carolina, received a Citation Award in Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation and the interior renovations of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church were recognized for a Divine Detail Award.
Employees of Lexington Medical Center completed their annual United Way campaign with an 11 percent increase over the prior year, raising more than $142,000.
United Way of the Midlands announced the launch of Resilient Richland, a new initiative that aims to reduce the stigma of trauma and equip individuals and organizations with information and skills to build resilience among children and youth.
Mortgage Options, Inc., a leading mortgage and financial solutions provider in the Southeast, announced the hiring of Teri Smith and De’Laine Law as production managers.
Flock and Rally, the women-owned integrated communications firm based in Columbia, South Carolina, was honored with two 2018 Palmetto Awards by the South Carolina chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.
World-renowned fashion designer, Minh Le, announced the opening of her new boutique, 831 MINHLE, located at 403 East Main St. in downtown Lexington, South Carolina.
MPA Strategies Legislative Counsel Ed Schafer has been presented with the Commendable Award, a high honor from Able South Carolina.
Nicky, a program dog for Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, presented diplomas to seven new assistance dogs and their human partners at PAALS’ uplifting annual graduation ceremony.
Greater Chapin Community Endowment has elected Angela Douglas Hood, Brandon Liles, Gerald Meetze, and Billie Williams to serve a three-year term on its board of advisors.
Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, was honored to be named to the 2018 Angels List by South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond.
Employees of Colliers International, the largest commercial real estate services firm in South Carolina and a longtime supporter of United Way of the Midlands, completed their 2018 United Way campaign, raising nearly $48,000, a 6 percent increase over this past year’s campaign.
Columbia College Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program Dr. John Zubizarretta was awarded the 2018 Sam Schuman Award for Excellence at a Four-Year Institution by the National Collegiate Honors Council.
After a month-long effort, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers has raised $10,000 for Harvest Hope during their annual giving campaign.
NAI Avant broker John Gregory, PE, represented the buyer, Summit Financial Advisors, LLC, in the sale of a more than 2,000 square foot office building located at 416 West Main St. in Lexington, South Carolina.