October 7, 2013 10:24 PM

Business Notebook

Allison Skipper has joined the S.C. Department of Commerce as marketing and communications director, the agency said Monday. Skipper replaces Amy Love, who will launch and direct the department’s new Office of Innovation. Skipper, a University of South Carolina graduate who previously worked for nine years at the S.C. State Ports Authority in Charleston, will serve as spokeswoman for the department and will lead the strategic communications initiative. Love, a Furman University graduate who earned her master’s in public relations from USC, will lead the state’s effort to support and grow a technology-based, entrepreneurial business environment, the department said.

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