Focus on The Palmetto State

October 2015 at 9:30 am  - Focus on the Palmetto State

The Greenville Chamber supports women and minorities achieve their goals and become great leaders in their companies and throughout their community.  Coming up next month the Chamber will honor some of these women in leadership roles with the prestigious Athena Leadership Award. The honor will go to women who have made significant contributions of their time and talents. Nika White is with the Greenville Chamber and she joined us to talk about the upcoming event.

On any given night a Greenville area church is housing and feeding homeless families in our community.  The Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network otherwise known as GAIHN enlists the love and support of church congregations to help with the homeless.  GAIHN uses that connection to provide a means to self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.  Tony McDade is the Executive Director for GAIHN and he joined us in the studio.

A South Carolina man is helping area veterans find work as they return from service.   Ron Demonet is the founder and managing director of Veteran Scholarships Forever.  The organization provides funding for vets to get vocational training where the GI bill falls short.   We had Ron Demonet in our studio to tell us more about his non-profit organization.

Last month thousands of people took to the streets to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.   It’s a huge event that happens every year.  The money raised goes to help find a cure for Juvenile diabetes or type 1 diabetes.  Courtney Fincher Foster and her daughter Riley joined us with more.