New Mindful Parenting Class to be offered at Upstream October 2014
Led by Dr. Lois Pall Wandersman, Ph.D, Developmental and Clinical Psychologist
Looking for a structured and gentle, yet effective, approach to modern-day parenting? Developmental and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lois Wandersman has developed a 4-week Mindful Parenting program to be offered at Columbia’s premier holistic wellness studio, Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health, Tuesdays, Oct. 7-28, 6:15-8:30 p.m.
With thousands of child-rearing how-to books and articles available, the myriad of instructional literature on parenting can be overwhelming. Incorporating mindfulness – a nationally-trending health breakthrough brought to Columbia by Hilda White, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst and Jemme B. Stewart, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, RYT through Upstream – into your parenting techniques may be the fresh take your family needs to improve the health of your parent-child relationships.
The concept of mindful parenting explores an innovative approach to understanding your child’s behavior, focusing on empathy and acceptance as approaches for improving the parent-child dynamic. Students will learn strategies for handling behavioral issues with tactics that emphasize calm, positive responses to build self-control as well as tolerance.
Anger may be the instinctive reflex to many disagreeable behaviors, but learning to think before you address your child’s negative actions could make all the difference. In a recent article for The Huffington Post, mindfulness writer Sarah Rudell Beach states that this particular approach of mindful parenting helps her “forgo the unskillful gut reaction and find the thoughtful response.”
Dr. Lois Pall Wandersman, Ph.D, Developmental and Clinical Psychologist has been working with children and families for over 40 years, empowering them to find effective and positive approaches that work. She has developed nationally recognized support and education programs for parents of newborns, adolescent parents, and parents at risk for maltreatment, and published numerous articles about the transition to parenthood, parent education and parent support. Lois has been incorporating mindfulness in her personal life and in her work with families, and is excited to be sharing this work with parents.
Mindful Parenting Class at Upstream
Each weekly session will concentrate on a separate critical component of improving family life with mindfulness-based strategies.
Session 1: Calm Parenting
Meditation can serve as a source of child comfort as well as a coping mechanism for parents dealing with stress. This introductory class will explore basic mindfulness concepts such as mindful breathing and emotional awareness while discussing barriers to effective behavior correction – busy schedules, strain on relationships and marriages, single-parent stress and overall hectic day-to-day living can significantly alter family interaction. Participants will be challenged to connect with their children based on these lessons upon leaving class.
Session 2: Empathy and Acceptance
Being understanding of the people you interact with is not limited to adult relationships. Through this session, parents will learn to be empathetic of their children’s feelings, behaviors and even stresses. The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) to parenting, which focuses on peaceful communication through calm responses to undesirable behaviors, will be introduced.
Session 3: Positive Discipline
Why do children continue to repeat the same negative behaviors that cause parents so much stress? Participants will learn how to set reasonable expectations, rules and limits with an empathic mindset.
Session 4: Coaching
As a parent, it is vital to remember to care for yourself and your own mind while focusing much of your efforts on your child’s behavioral successes. This closing session will emphasize understanding and acceptance to prepare for a new daily regime of mindful parenting.
Dr. Wandersman’s Mindful Parenting series will take place every Tuesday in October (October 7, 14, 21 and 28) from 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. Total cost is $206.60, which includes a 3.2% PayPal secure online processing fee. Learn more online: http://upstreamsc.com/mindful-parenting-class.
How to register:
- Register online at http://upstreamsc.com/registration-form.
- Pay registration deposit ($103.30) now, and complete full payment after first class in-person or online, or pay full class payment ($206.60). Online payments include 3.2% PayPal secure online processing fee. Payments are fully refundable up to and including the date of orientation.
- Start your first class on October 7, 2014.
About Upstream: A Center for Mindfulness Practice and Holistic Mental Health
Through an array of mindfulness practices, Upstream brings Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to Columbia, S.C. via seasonal, 8-week class series, private sessions and corporate trainings to provide students of all ability levels with relaxation skills for enhanced well-being. Located in a tranquil studio in Five Points, Upstream was founded in June 2012 by longtime mental health professionals Hilda White, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst and Jemme B. Stewart, PMHCNS-BC, LPC, RYT. To learn more about this new wellness studio, visit http://upstreamsc.com, email email@example.com or call 803-250-6764.
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24 MGC Attorneys Included in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America©
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce the inclusion of 24 attorneys in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, Greenville attorney Mark Allison has been honored as “Lawyer of the Year” for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers in Greenville, SC.
Those included in the listing are:
Mark Davis – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Amy Jenkins – Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management;
Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor & Employment
Weston Adams – Appellate Practice
Sterling Davies – Commercial Litigation
Scott Garrett – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Mundi George – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Rusty Goudelock – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Jason Lockhart – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Tommy Lydon – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking & Finance
Hugh McAngus – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Mullen Taylor – Water Law
John Barringer – Litigation – Insurance
John Jeffries – Commercial Litigation
John Morris – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Andrew Ussery – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Mark Allison – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Tom Chase – Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance
Vernon Dunbar – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Erroll Anne Hodges – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Doc Morgan – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Bill Shaughnessy – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Shayne Williams – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Tom Cassidy – Insurance Law
Jack Holmes – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
ABOUT McANGUS GOUDELOCK & COURIE
McAngus Goudelock and Courie is a metrics-driven law firm built specifically to meet the needs of insurance companies and their customers. From ten regional offices, we serve clients across the Southeast. For more information, please visit www.mgclaw.com.
ASTD Midlands Conference & Expo
The most exciting event for talent development professionals in the Midlands featuring:
Jane Bozarth, international speaker, trainer and author of Social Media for Trainers, E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring, and Creating Engaging E-Learning with PowerPoint
Pete Blank, former Learning Manager, Disney University and author of “Employee Engagement: Lessons from the Mouse House”
You’ll have to opportunity to:
- Learn about leading trends and best practices for talent development and workplace learning
- Meet winners of the 2014 ASTD Midlands Workplace Learning and Performance Awards
- Visit with sponsors and exhibitors
- Expand your professional network
Register by September 10:
ASTD Midlands/Low County Members $99
Register online at ASTDMidlands.org/expo http://astdmidlands.org/expo
EDTS Expands Team With Three New Professionals
Building on its recent ranking as one of North America’s Top 100 managed IT service providers, rapidly growing IT firm EDTS is further expanding its talent pool with 3 new professionals.
The nationally respected IT firm, which specializes in providing managed IT services, network security, and advanced infrastructure solutions to Southeastern businesses, has announced the addition of Phil Hadley as a support engineer, Jeff Cox as a sales account executive, and Kim Hicks as administrative assistant.
A native of Eagle River, Alaska and current resident of North Augusta, Mr. Hadley brings more than 20 years of experience in end-user support and IT network management prior to joining EDTS. Formerly in information technology roles with Virginia College and a regional IT provider, he holds numerous IT certifications including Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). He will help ensure EDTS clients that their critical IT systems are available, optimized, and secure.
Mr. Cox joins EDTS with 15 years of experience in information technology sales, support and customer service across a broad range of industries. A native of Fountain Inn and current resident of Inman, South Carolina, he joins EDTS from another regional information technology provider. He previously attended the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, and will assist EDTS customers in increasing team productivity and reducing cost associated with information technology.
Richmond, Virginia native Kim Hicks joins the administrative support and customer service team as an administrative assistant. The Evans, Georgia resident brings more than ten years of professional experience in office administration and customer support in the banking and insurance industries to the EDTS team.
Mr. Hadley and Mr. Cox will operate across the firm’s Augusta, Columbia and Greenville office footprints, while Ms. Hicks will be based out of the company’s Augusta office.
“Phil, Jeff and Kim are all talented, experienced and service-focused professionals with a passion for helping customers optimize their information technology investment,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS. “As we continue to grow organizationally, we constantly seek top talent to meet the growing needs of our clients, and they will be important contributors to that strategy.”
Founded in 1999, EDTS has over 50 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Columbia and Greenville, SC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed IT services for business. The firm helps customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology. EDTS has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for five consecutive years, and is honored among the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina on several lists. Learn more at www.edtsolutions.com.
Palmetto Center for Women Hires Haley Shae Allen As Executive Director
Allen will be responsible for administering the total operation of Palmetto Center for Women, including management of events, programs, volunteer development, financial development and collaborations with community agencies in meeting the needs of its members and participants.
“We are very excited that Haley Allen has accepted the position of the new Executive Director of PCW,” says Wendy Broderick, Chief Development Officer of the YMCA of Columbia. “We are looking forward to the expertise and enthusiasm she will bring to the organization as we continue to grow our involvement in the community.”
She brings experience in public relations, marketing and event planning to PCW. Prior to joining PCW, Allen served as the Brokerage Assistant & Marketing Coordinator for a commercial real estate firm located in the Columbia, S.C. area. She is active in the community volunteering for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Prescription Paws Pet Therapy Program, among numerous past volunteer projects.
Allen graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List and President’s Honor Roll with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina in 2011.
About the Palmetto Center for Women
The Palmetto Center for Women is proud to be the Midlands’ home and meeting place for the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual development of women. Formerly the YWCA of the Midlands, the PCW continues a long tradition of providing services to the women of Columbia and surrounding communities. The PCW is more committed than ever to equipping women with resources they need to achieve great things at work, at home, for themselves and for their communities.
About the YMCA of Columbia
Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit http://www.columbiaymca.org for more information.
ruhlamat America Inc. establishes operations in Greenville County, projects to hire 35+ employees
A global leader in automation industry establishes U.S. operation in Greer, targets growth in America.
ruhlamat America Inc., a designer and manufacturer of top tier customized automation equipment intent on accelerating its growth in North and South America, today announced that it will establish its U.S. operations in Greenville County. The undisclosed investment is expected to add at least 35 new jobs over the next few years.
Founded in 1991, ruhlamat America Inc. is a division of the MACK Group, a diversified manufacturer with over 500 employees and operations in Germany (HQ), China, India and North America. The largest division of MACK Group, ruhlamat specializes in the design and manufacturing of customized automation equipment with primary applications in the automobile industry. The company is also world-renowned for its design and assembly of chip card (including credit card, transportation, and government identification) and custom passport production technologies.
“Ruhlamat has been doing business globally for many years and we are very pleased to begin this exciting new chapter in our organization’s growth here in Greenville County,” said Doug Lloyd, Vice President and Launch Manager for ruhlamat America Inc. “We are excited to become new members of the Upstate business community, and to focus our efforts on meeting the growing demand for our technologies and equipment. We appreciate the support of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, the Upstate South Carolina Alliance, the Department of Commerce, and all who joined to make today’s announcement a reality.”
“We celebrate ruhlamat Americas Inc.’s decision to establish its U.S. operations here in South Carolina,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. “Their presence in our state further cements our reputation as a global leader in manufacturing. We are excited for the 35 new jobs they will be bringing to Greenville County.”
At launch, the new operations will be housed in approximately 10,000 square feet located at 138 Johns Road in Greer, with expansion to a larger facility in 3 – 5 years projected. Ruhlamat Americas Inc. anticipates hiring of approximately 15 associates in 2014 to support custom equipment assembly for U.S. customers, with additional hiring planned over 24-36 months, said Lloyd.
“Advanced manufacturing continues to funnel foreign direct investment into South Carolina,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Global companies establish are discovering that South Carolina is just right for business, and we are a world leader in creating quality products for the global marketplace.”
“Attracting high-quality, technology-driven global organizations is a key to growing our advanced manufacturing base here in Greenville County, and we welcome ruhlamat America Inc. to South Carolina,” said Dr. Bob Taylor, Board Member of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and Chairman of Greenville County Council.
“We would like to welcome ruhlamat to the ever-expanding international business community of the Upstate and to applaud the teamwork of the economic development community for bringing this one home to the Upstate,” said John Lummus, President/CEO of the Upstate South Carolina Alliance, which was instrumental in attracting the company to the Upstate region.
Hiring information for the company will be released shortly, according to Lloyd. Positions to be filled include electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, assembly technicians, quality control, sales and administrative support positions. Interested candidates may email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAI Avant Brokers Sale of Parking Lot at 61 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC
David Grubbs, Managing Principal and Broker-in-Charge with NAI Avant’s Charleston office, recently brokered the sale of 61 Gadsden Street in downtown Charleston, SC. The property, currently used as at 42-car parking lot, sold for $600,000.
About NAI Avant
NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast. With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services. For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms and is a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital partners. NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAIAvant and like us on Facebook.
Business Community Input Session on College and Career Readiness
The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) at SEDL has been aiding the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) in its state standards development process. To assist the agency in gathering feedback from the business community, we are facilitating conversations with stakeholders in September on the college- and career- readiness standards. The meeting will take place September 3, 2014, in Columbia. The purpose of the session is to gather input from the business sector on the definition of a college- and career-ready student and on the state standards.
- Receive feedback on the South Carolina College- and Career- Readiness Portraits
- Review current South Carolina standards
- Discuss the review of the newly developed South Carolina standards
EdVenture Children’s Museum! | Map
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For questions regarding the program, please contact:
Don Doggett at
Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health Seminar
HealthWorks and Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. are hosting a seminar to discuss cutting edge information related to workers’ compensation, occupational medicine and wellness on Wednesday, September 24th from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium in Columbia, SC.
This one day seminar will be designed for human resource professionals, supervisors, occupational health nurses, safety managers, insurance claim representatives, business managers, benefit coordinators, risk managers, and rehabilitation specialists.
The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register call 296-CARE (2273) or visit http://www.palmettohealth.org select Class Registration >Seminars/Forums/Conferences.
Men of Distinction Kick Off Music at Sandhill September 12
Fall Concerts Return to Village at Sandhill
“Music at Sandhill presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union” kicks off the autumn edition of its free concert season with Beach Party Band ― “Men of Distinction” on September 12 from 7pm-9pm in Town Center Common. Also returning for the fall are balloon artist Nick Propst as well as a variety of free rides and games beginning at 6:00pm.
Featuring a seven-piece ensemble, “Men of Distinction” are a Village favorite and perform a diverse repertoire of Jazz, Big Band, Country, Carolina Beach, Motown, Rock, Soul, and Top-40 Dance hits of the 70’s and 80’s. “Men of Distinction” have a little something for everyone.
With over 22 branches, and more in development, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognized as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, and has $1.8 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership to include employees of more than 1,100 businesses. Established in 1955, Grow Financial has its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.growfinancial.org.
Located at Clemson Road and Two Notch Road in Northeast Richland County, Village at Sandhill offers the very best in shopping, dining, entertainment, working, living and more – all in one exceptionally beautiful and convenient location. Village at Sandhill covers 330 acres and contains over 100 merchants, anchored by Belk, JC Penney, Home Depot, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and HomeGoods. Village at Sandhill is owned and managed by Kahn Development Company. Visit us online at www.villageatsandhill.com.
The Columbia Museum of Art Presents the First Concert in the CMA Jazz on Main Series with the Noel Freidline Trio Joined by Nelson Rangell
The Columbia Museum of Art presents the first concert in the new, world-class jazz series, “CMA Jazz on Main,” under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The two-concert pilot season last year was a phenomenal success. With the generous support of Dr. Serbin and his partners at Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, the Museum is proud to present the exciting new series bringing amazing, hot jazz performances to the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.
“We are very excited about the coming season of Jazz on Main,” says Leslie Pierce, CMA director of adult programs. “The concerts transform the ambience of the Museum into the feel of a cool, laid-back jazz club with soft lighting, a snazzy bar, and wine bottles at nice table seating that really puts the audience in the right mood for exceptional jazz music. The night almost has a velvet feel to it.”
The inaugural concert features Nelson Rangell joined by the acclaimed Noel Freidline Trio for an amazing evening of contemporary and straight ahead jazz. Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is “an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser nonpareil.” The Times of London notes “his extraordinary facility on a range of instruments and his undoubted virtuosity,” adding that Nelson is “one of fusion’s most accomplished exponents.”
Such praise is a confirmation of what contemporary jazz fans have known since the Denver-based saxophonist emerged in the late 80s: that Rangell is one of the most exciting and diverse performers in the genre, equally adept at soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, as well as being a genuine virtuoso on flute and piccolo.
“I’m embarking on a new chapter in my career,” says Rangell. “I’ve been very blessed to have been a participant in the contemporary jazz scene for the past 30 years. The modern and ‘popular’ jazz scene is undergoing a lot of change. I think for the better. I believe it will be a creative and exciting period for many artists. I hope my performance at ‘CMA Jazz on Main’ with the excellent Noel Freidline Trio will be a reflection of this. I thank my friend John Baker for bringing me to Columbia for the first time.”
Pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator, Noel Freidline has led his own band since 1992. He is currently a lecturer in music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the director of the Lake Norman Big Band (Mooresville, NC), and the artistic director of the new Center City 6th & Tryon Jazz Series in Charlotte, NC.
“I couldn’t be happier with how well this series has been received,” says Freidline. “And to have the ability to kick off the new season with an artist such as Nelson Rangell is an absolute privilege. The description ‘world-class’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but Nelson Rangell is truly the embodiment of that phrase. His career speaks for itself, but Nelson is unique in the depth and breadth of musicality and diversity that he can bring to a bandstand. Respect amongst your peers is the hardest-won achievement for performers, and jazz musicians think of Nelson as ‘the real deal’.”
“I really can’t wait to see the 2014-2015 Jazz on Main season unfold,” Freidline continues. “We have had such great momentum due in large part to the excellent Columbia audience that has come out and taken part in some spectacular evenings. Every musician who has thus performed has commented to me how great the venue is and especially how wonderful the audiences have been. We simply can’t thank Columbia enough for making us feel so welcome.”
Based out of Charlotte, N.C., the famous swinging repertoire of Noel Freidline’s band mines the best of every genre, from the swing of Duke Ellington to the gritty sincerity of Bonnie Rait, from soulful and edgy reinterpretations of Patti Page to Africanized arrangements of Simon & Garfunkel. Vocally driven, their sound is characterized by sophisticated arrangements that always retain a playful element of spontaneity.
Upcoming concerts in the 2014-2015 season:
- Celebrating the Great American Songbook – Friday, November 14, 2014
- Oscar, Ahmad & George: Three Legends of Piano Jazz – Friday, January 16, 2015
- Tribute to the Swing Bands – Friday, April 17, 2015
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.Concert at 7:30 p.m. Cash Bar.
Season Tickets: $130/ $90 for members
Individual Seats: $35 / $28 for members / $5 students
Premier Table Seating:
$300 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine
$200 4 guests & 1 bottle of wine
Freidline is available for interviews. For more information about Freidline, visit noelfreidline.com
Tickets and program information can be found at columbiamuseum.org.