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GPS Recipe ~ DOG Pretzels In honor of the Carolina Gamecocks’ win over the Georgia Dawgs on Saturday…and I’m a Georgia fan but the majority at GPS are Carolina fans… For years now Becky Gallman has made these scrumptious pretzels for the GPS Lake Party to be enjoyed by our staff!  In my GPS Business Developer… Read more »

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Sept. 11, 2014 OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirements WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule* requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation… Read more »

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We Remember! via 9/11 MEMORIAL    “The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade… Read more »

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Companies race to adjust health-care benefits as Affordable Care Act takes hold  Employers are expecting to pay more for health care next year, and they are finding new ways to deal with the increase. (Bigstock) By Aaron Gregg September 7 Large businesses expect to pay between 4 and 5 percent more for health-care benefits for… Read more »

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Chamber tops goal in rallying support for Fort Jackson Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 The Columbia Chamber of Commerce exceeded its goal in rallying public support for Fort Jackson by garnering more than 12,300 signatures on a petition aimed at preventing deep budget cuts at the Midlands installation. The petition drive was launched… Read more »

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Happy Gallman Consulting Anniversary to Georgette Sandifer!    Thank you Georgette (Senior Director of Placement) for  your years of service and dedication to Gallman Consulting! Georgette is always a sport at Halloween…she won GPS Best Costume in 2013 as Snow White!  

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Nurturing startups key to growth, panelists say By Chuck Crumbo ccrumbo@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 While landing large manufacturing operations that bring thousands of jobs to South Carolina grabs the headlines, being able to nurture and support fledgling startup companies can be the ticket to sustained economic growth. However, to help the newcomers, state and… Read more »

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S.C. online jobs up 3,300 in August   Staff Report colanews@scbiznews.com Published Sept. 4, 2014 Online help wanted ads in South Carolina climbed by 3,300 positions in August, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released Wednesday. Overall, there were 67,800 help wanted ads posted online in August compared with 64,600 for… Read more »