Nephron Innovation

If your best friend decided to start a business, what would you want it to be? Something that contributes in a positive way to people’s health and well-being? An innovative company that attracts customers, expands continually, and creates jobs for hundreds of your neighbors? A fun place to work, led by a dynamic leader widely admired by everyone from employees to governors? A company recognized in its industry and its community for both its business and corporate citizenship practices?

Our Volunteers Make a Difference

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little help around the yard, it’s always a wonderful feeling to know someone is there to lend a hand. AARP stands behind this. As a non-profit organization that empowers people to choose how they live their lives as they age, their motto is “To serve, not be served.” Their team prides itself on assisting senior communities—and they couldn’t do it without the help of their generous volunteers.

K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay Puts the "Active" in Active Adult Community

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K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay is a new active adult community in Summerville, South Carolina offering lakefront, resort-style living. With beautiful single-family homes, and both the tranquility and the adventure of living by the water, Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay provides an active, engaging and neighborly lifestyle in a beautiful, amenity-filled setting.

Artisphere presented by TD Bank Returns to Greenville

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Artisphere is primed and ready to rebound from what was a down year for just about everyone and strengthen its lofty status as the South Carolina Upstate’s signature event. From May 6 through May 8, between 70,000 and 90,000 people are expected to fill the streets of downtown Greenville for three days of celebrating and venerating art, music and culture and, of course, food and drink.

Charleston Balloon Company Paves the Way for Balloons in the Event Industry

Did you know that the largest balloon retailer in North America lives right here at home in West Ashley? As a mother of five with a plethora of experience planning and hosting events for her family and local community, Charleston Balloon Company’s Senior Designer and CEO, Jill Shortreed has been active in the event and balloon industry for nearly 25 years. She is now an industry leader and public speaker; teaching other small business owners how to take their business to the next level—just as she did. Each day, both Jill and her team at Charleston Balloon Company strive to change the way that the world views and experiences balloons.

Your Rights When It Comes to Eminent Domain

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Did you know that a government entity can acquire your home and the property it sits on for what it deems to be a public purpose? With that said, keep in mind that you also have rights when a city, county, or utility decides to exercise its option of eminent domain. What are your rights as a citizen, an entity, a business, or a tenant?

Your Rights When It Comes to Eminent Domain

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Did you know that a government entity can acquire your home and the property it sits on for what it deems to be a public purpose? With that said, keep in mind that you also have rights when a city, county, or utility decides to exercise its option of eminent domain. What are your rights as a citizen, an entity, a business, or a tenant?

Charleston Gaillard Center - Pepperland

The Charleston Gaillard Center is preparing to host a performance emphasizing the genius of one of the world’s premier choreographers and the eternal popularity of an iconic quartet. And while the alluring combination of the energy of Mark Morris Dance Group and the nostalgia of The Beatles is certain to light up the Martha & John M. Rivers Performance Hall, the two-day celebration also will offer much more than one night of captivating entertainment.

Spring Cleaning Just Got Easier

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Have you ever rented a storage unit and packed it with so many items that you couldn’t find something when you needed it? Did you realize too late that you didn’t have enough things to store and ended up paying for space you didn’t need? Do you have to find a good friend who is willing to loan you a pickup truck or—even worse—rent one every time you move items from your house or apartment to a storage unit?

Local Builder Teams Up with HGTV for Dream Homes

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Your chance to own a piece of Summerville’s TV production history has finally arrived. The four homes built by local builder, Hunter Quinn Homes for season 3 of HGTV’s “Rock the Block” series will be on the market for sale in early April. You can own a one-of-a-kind home in the award-winning Nexton Community designed by Fixer to Fabulous hosts Dave and Jenny Marrs, sisters Lyndsay and Leslie from Unsellable Houses, Egypt and Mike from Married to Real Estate, or Keith and Evan from Bargain Block.

How to Keep Loved Ones Safe from Nursing Home Neglect

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As the threat of COVID-19 decreases, families can finally visit with their loved ones who have spent over a year isolated in nursing homes. While some nursing home residents communicated with their family through video conferencing, most relied upon telephone calls or had no family contact of any kind due to physical or cognitive limitations. Residents falling into these last two categories were thus not “seen” by family for over a year. Beyond the obvious depression resulting from isolation and an inability to see the faces of those you love, the absence of meaningful visitation meant people did not know whether their loved ones were being properly cared for.

Your Rights When It Comes to Eminent Domain

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Did you know that a government entity can acquire your home and the property it sits on for what it deems to be a public purpose? With that said, keep in mind that you also have rights when a city, county, or utility decides to exercise its option of eminent domain. What are your rights as a citizen, an entity, a business, or a tenant?

Tech World Descends on Charleston for the 10th Anniversary of DIG SOUTH Tech Summit

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The iconic tech event of the Southeast returns to Charleston May 11 through 13 for the tenth year as the tech-savvy converge on TD Arena for the DIG SOUTH Tech Summit. The extravaganza is offering the region’s best contacts, content, and capital opportunities and celebrating a decade on the cutting edge with all of the benefits participants have come to love … and much more.

Charleston Wine + Food Returns to the Holy City

Are you ready for Charleston Wine + Food? This five-day celebration of food, wine, and entertainment returns to the Lowcountry this year from March 2 through March 6, adding to the Holy City’s reputation as a culinary destination and allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy an array of restaurants and more than 100 live events.

Working Together for a More Equitable Tomorrow

Each February, TD Bank joins individuals and organizations in recognizing the contributions of African Americans during Black History Month. We celebrate Black culture, those who have helped mold it, and those who continue to inspire Black Excellence. We are excited to honor the legacy of Black icons whose contributions are helping foster the next generation of Black leaders in the Carolinas and shaping a brighter future for us all.

Violence in the Workplace: When Does it Qualify for Workers' Compensation?

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Workplace violence among employees and between customers and employees continues to be a major issue in the United States. When these altercations occur, are people who suffer injuries eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits? The answer to that question is both simple and complex, according to Steven E. Goldberg, a partner and attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm.

Bozzelli and Sons Heating and Air Carries On a 50-Year Family Legacy of Quality and Trust

Phillip Bozzelli was 13 years old when he started riding to work with his father. Soon enough, he was crawling under houses and running ductwork for the heating and air conditioning company that his dad owned. Once he graduated high school, he went to work full-time, and before long, he was in his own truck with the family name emblazoned on the side.

Special Events Make SEWE Even More Special

You might know the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition as the unofficial kickoff to spring in the Lowcountry, heralding the return of the tourist season, a world-class exhibition of nature-based art, and a series of one-of-a-kind events like the champion dock dogs, sheep and duck herding, birds of prey demonstrations, and more.

Why Learning the Language of Financial Literacy Is Key to Reaching Your Monetary Goals

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Much like a second language, it’s something we pick up on as children by hearing it spoken around the house. Maybe we see a father balancing the family checkbook, hear a mother talking about a retirement plan, or catch conversations about college funds or paying down credit card bills. The concept of financial literacy is something many of us are made aware of at an early age — but when it comes time to practice it as adults, we’re often left adrift in a sea of questions and uncertainties.

How to Prepare Children for a Funeral Service

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Preparing a child for a funeral service requires patience and strength, both for yourself and your little one. This is one of the most difficult moments in caretaking for children, but it must be done. Although the task of preparing children for a funeral service is daunting, there are ways to help ease you into approaching this difficult matter.

10 Ways to Uniquely Honor a Loved One at a Service

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Attending the service of a loved one is never a simple feat. These are some of the most difficult days. However, there is a glimmer of hope in the fact that you can find unique ways to honor your loved one. The fact that you can initiate a gesture that is unlike the practices of regular funerals may give you comfort during this difficult time. It also serves as a reminder of what made your loved one so special. Here’s what you can do!

James Dove Challenges the Perceptions of Community Health Centers

After watching his aunt suffer from an accident with no one to help, young James Dove knew he wanted to work in healthcare. “In the 1970s, there was a lack of healthcare for African Americans,” explains Dove, PA-C, a retired physician assistant who served 21 years with Fetter Health Care Network. Here, Fetter Health Care Network provides medical care for the insured, uninsured, and underserved residents in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester counties. “What happened to my aunt was uncalled for, and I promised myself that I would never let it happen to someone else.”

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

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Some people thrive by doing all of their tasks early. Others seem to do their best work when faced with a time crunch. The methods individuals use to manage their time at work and play may extend to the ways they approach holiday shopping as well.

Five Ways to Make Gift Cards More Personal

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Children often marvel at the world around them. They are delighted to receive just about any toy, and play with items that others may not see as fun, including everything from mixing bowls to cardboard boxes. Slowly that cherubic toddler turns into a school-aged wonder, and later into a young adult trying to find his or her place in the world. With each passing year, the task of finding gifts for tweens and teenagers becomes that much more challenging.

5 Ways to Make Sure your Legacy Lives on Long After you're Gone

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Before people pass away, many hope to leave a legacy behind. This is a normal wish, as everyone has one life to live and wants to be remembered for something after they pass. It’s never too early to begin creating your legacy, and there are many ways to make sure your legacy lives on long after you’re gone. The following five ideas will help you brainstorm how you want to leave the legacy of your incredible life behind.

A Difficult Discussion - Explaining a Loss to Children

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Discussing the topic of death with children can be difficult. Many children may not understand the concept of death or how to cope with it at such a young age. Everyone deals with death in different ways, including children, but there are a few ways to make this difficult discussion a bit lighter on both the giver and the receiver of the conversation.

Tween and Teens

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Children often marvel at the world around them. They are delighted to receive just about any toy, and play with items that others may not see as fun, including everything from mixing bowls to cardboard boxes. Slowly that cherubic toddler turns into a school-aged wonder, and later into a young adult trying to find his or her place in the world. With each passing year, the task of finding gifts for tweens and teenagers becomes that much more challenging.

Riverside Introduces Newest Custom Homes Neighborhood

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Sawyer’s Bluff promises to be among Riverside’s finest and most sought-after offerings. Nestled between shimmering marshes, maritime forests, and a protected natural area, its stunning environment is rich in biodiversity and breathtaking beauty. For a fortunate few, it offers a remarkable place to call home.

Gifts to Excite the Family Athlete this Holiday Season

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Holiday shoppers know that few things can match the joy of finding the perfect gift for a loved one. Whether that loved one is a tiny tot who cannot wait to unwrap this year’s must-have toy or an adult hoping to find the latest gadget under the tree on Christmas morning, the thrill of giving a great gift is part of what makes the holiday season so enjoyable. Friends and family members may fall into certain categories, and that can make holiday shopping a little easier. For example, loved ones who cannot wait to sit down with a good book would no doubt appreciate a new e-reader or the latest bestseller. When it comes to gifting the family athlete, the following ideas can provide the inspiration shoppers need to put a smile on the face of fitness-minded friends and family members.

Find the Time to Shop for Holiday Gifts

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The holiday season is a busy time of year. So many activities are packed into a relatively short period, and it is easy to become a tad overwhelmed by it all. Once Black Friday arrives on November 27 (or Thanksgiving evening for those who cannot wait until Friday), holiday shoppers have less than a month to get all of their shopping done. Planning, decorating, entertaining, and socializing takes time away from shopping. To find the time to get everything done especially shopping consider these time management tips and tricks.

How a Credit Union Like Grow Financial Can Help Members Build and Maintain Good Credit

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Having good credit can enhance your chances of buying a home or a car, make it easier to qualify for a loan or rent a new apartment, and even improve your standing with a potential new employer. Because it provides an indication of how you’ve handled debt in the past—and in the process, sheds some light on your sense of personal responsibility—credit is fundamental to navigating those life events that involve money or assets.

South Bay at Mount Pleasant Continues to Grow

Three years after South Bay opened its doors, the luxury retirement community in central Mount Pleasant continues to prosper, offering a wide range of living options and an ever-growing menu of amenities to seniors in various stages of life. Having celebrated their third anniversary on Oct. 1, South Bay is home to hundreds of independent living residents. Those in assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and short-term rehabilitation also are on campus at Shem Creek Health Center.

How to Get a Legitimate ESA Letter for Housing

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As all pet owners know, furry friends are the best friends. Through unconditional love and companionship, pets can lift your spirits when you are feeling down and provide comfort through their mere presence. For many people, pets are a lifeline that helps them live full lives on a daily basis, therefore, it can be heartbreaking when numerous housing accommodations have no-pet policies in place. Thankfully, there are federal laws that make exceptions for animal companions that are emotional support animals (ESAs). ESAs provide emotional support through companionship and can help ease feelings of anxiety, depression, or extreme stress.

Wildlife Art at SEWE

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, commonly known as SEWE, is a touchstone in the Charleston tourism calendar. It ushers in the spring tourist season, when visitors once again fill the streets, restaurants and cash registers of the Holy City, and entertains the local populace with flying dogs and conservation discussions.

4 Lexus Models that Remind us of a Steeplechase Horse

Steeplechase is an opportunity to watch magnificent animals explode from a standstill to top speed, zip down a track like lightning bolts and glide gracefully over obstacles for a mile or more. These same sleek animals serve as reliable beasts of burden in different circumstances, engendering our admiration and respect.
We love horses. And we love horsepower.

From Steeples to Steeplechase

Could a city be more fittingly nicknamed than the Holy City? Its tableau is dotted with 400 houses of worship, many with steeples stretching into the sky. Perhaps it’s apt, then, that Charleston boasts its own steeplechase competition. The obstacle-course event traces its roots to Irish races from one town’s steeples to another, forcing riders and their horses to jump streams and stone walls separating estates along the way.

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