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Grayson Dorr, Charleston Regional Business Journal Class of 2020 Forty Under 40
Grayson Dorr, SCRA Investment Finance Manager, is part of the prestigious Charleston Regional Business Journal (CRBJ)  Forty Under 40 Class of 2020 . The annual awards recognize the success and community involvement of 40 professionals under age 40 who are making their mark on the region from a mix of industry, professional and community sectors. Grayson will be honored during a virtual event on Wednesday, August 26.

Charleston latest to adopt tech startup's text messaging software
The City of Charleston became the latest local government in the region to sign up for a chat service to help residents communicate with staff. Citizens can report potholes or missing pets and ask questions of the service, such as, "How do I get a business license?" The city announced the launch of the locally based Citibot service July 8. Residents can text "hello" to 833-990-2427 to get started. No app download is required. Citibot is an SC Launch Portfolio Company, co-founded in 2016 by Bratton Riley, who developed a chat tool that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help residents talk with their local governments . Read more.

Company Spotlight: Boyd Cycling
Boyd Cycling, the 2020 SC Launch Summit Billboard Awardee is a wheel manufacturing company, based in Greenville, SC, which was borne out of a passion for cycling and 11 years of cycling design engineering. The compa ny’s craft wheels are made from high quality carbon fiber and shipped throughout the world. Read more.
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SC Biz News: Charleston Power Event: Accelerating the Future. Learn more.
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SC Biz News: Charleston Forty Under 40 . Grayson Dorr, SCRA Investment Finance Manager , will be recognized as a Forty Under 40 recipient. Learn more.
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CRBJ Special Report: Paycheck Protection and S.C. jobs . Tens of thousands of companies in South Carolina have been approved for nearly $6 billion in emergency loans under the initial coronavirus relief package passed by Congress. Read more from CRBJ.
S.C. businesses could receive $14.3 million in pandemic relief. The U.S. Department of Commerce is awarding $14.3 million in pandemic relief funds to provide gap financing to S.C. small businesses and entrepreneurs affected by the coronavirus. Read more.