Business Notebook

March 13, 2014 

— Local & State

Midlands

Callison Tighe merges with Cleveland to form banking, commercial finance practice group

Callison Tighe has merged with Sherwood M. “Woody” Cleveland to form a practice group in banking and commercial finance. The new practice group offers clients full-service resources for banking and commercial finance, including conventional bank financing and SBA and USDA government-guaranteed lending, as well as complex financing for commercial lenders and real estate developers, the law firm said in a release. Cleveland is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. His experience includes commercial lending and special assets, bankruptcy and creditors rights, and business and corporate practice and is co-author of the South Carolina Corporate Practice Manual published by the South Carolina Bar. Callison Tighe attorneys who will join Cleveland in the new practice include: Mike Tighe, Robbie Robinson, Drew English, Mary Dameron Milliken, Jennifer Stone and Taylor Stanley.

USC international MBA program regains top spot in U.S. News and World Report ranking

The University of South Carolina’s international MBA program regained the top spot in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools released Tuesday. The program at the Darla Moore School of Business ranked above Thunderbird School of Management, which was at No. 2; University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, No. 3; and Harvard Business School, No. 4. The Moore School has ranked in the top three for 25 consecutive years. It was ranked third last year. Peter Brews, who was named dean of the Moore School in December, said in a release that the ranking validates the hard work done at the Moore School to keep its program at the leading edge of IMBA programs globally. The rankings are based on peer and recruiter assessments, placement success, selectivity and salary surveys of graduates.

Job fair is Tuesday at Doubletree Hotel

A job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Doubletree Hotel, 2100 Bush River Road in Columbia. More than 60 professional employers, including Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Aflac and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina are expected to be on hand for job seekers. The event is free and job seekers are asked to dress appropriately for an interview and have their resumes on hand. The job fair is sponsored by ECPI University, IT-oLogy and a variety of chambers of commerce.

Coast

Boeing delays site selection for production of 787-10 passenger jet

Boeing Co. has delayed site selection for production of the 787-10 passenger jet. In December, Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, said he expected the decision on where the newest and longest member of the 787 family will be built to be made by the first quarter of this year. Jones said last week that won’t happen, adding that he still expects the decision to be made this year. Boeing launched the 787-10 program in June with 102 orders and commitments from five customers, with delivery set for 2018.

Kristy Rupon and The (Charleston) Post and Courier contributed.

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