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#CharlestonAgenda: Dig South Is Coming, Boeing, SC's Shark Tank Star, CHS' Tourism Plan, Mickey Mouse Buys Homer Simpson, The Trivial Pursuit Hotel

Mar 20, 2019 11:10AM ● By Chris Haire
This Year's Dig South Adds Discussion On Blockchain, Finch, And Health Tech To Tech ConferenceThe 2019 conference will be held at the Charleston Gaillard Center from April 24-26. (Charleston Business Magazine)

From Coastal Tourism To Agriculture, The Business Of The Environment Is Critical To Our State’s Economy: "The business of the environment is critical to our state, our livelihood, our history, and the legacy we leave future generations. Does anyone want to visit—or live in—a water-logged Charleston, or any city or town? Watch helplessly as our agriculture yields diminish? See the devastating impacts on our fisheries? Be unable to insure a home on or near the coast?" --Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (Charleston Business Magazine)

About 4 years after rewriting tourism plan, Charleston to check in on its progress (Post and Courier)

It's rare for planemakers to face U.S. criminal charges after crashes — but could it happen to Boeing? (Bloomberg)

SC leaders talked a big game but failed to save the state’s nuclear program from Trump (The State)

Clemson grad jumps into ‘Shark Tank’ to pitch product he calls ‘kooler than a cooler’ (The State)

Proposed downtown events center could drive new tourism, business to Greenville (Greenville Journal)

The Wire
Downtown Waterfront Hotel Gets BAR Approval

50 Most Influential
Rev. Joseph Darby
Nichols Chapel AME Church

The Rev. Joseph A. Darby served four congregations in the Midlands and Charleston’s Morris Brown AME Church. He was presiding elder of the Beaufort District of the AME Church and now pastors Charleston’s Nichols Chapel AME Church.

Darby was also a founding co-chairperson of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry, and was president of the S.C. Christian Action Council and the S.C. Civil Liberties Union. He is also a life member of the NAACP and has served and as first vice-president of the S.C. NAACP.

He is a board member for the S.C. Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, first vice-president of the Charleston Branch NAACP, and is a member of The Citadel’s Diversity Advisory Committee. 

His honors and awards include the S.C. Christian Action Council’s Howard G. McClain Christian Action in Public Policy Award and the NAACP Southeast Region Medgar W. Evers Leadership Award. He is recognized in the S.C. Black Hall of Fame, was featured in the AT&T African-American History Calendar, is a member of the Richland County School District One Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the Charleston YMCA’s Harvey Gantt Freedom Award. He also received the Conference of National Black Churches’ John Hurst Adams Advocacy Award.