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10 Ways To Be Prepared For A Hurricane September 2018



With Hurricane Florence knocking on the door of South Carolina, it's important that residents be prepared. This includes securing your homes and valuables, taking care of pets and loved ones, and most importantly making sure you are safe!
 
Here are a few important things to focus on as you prepare for the category 4 storm and the possible risks and damages that could come with it.

1. Get Information On When & Whether To Evacuate

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered mandatory coastal evacuations for both South Carolina residents and visitors, lane reversals beginning Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12 Noon.
 
Evacuations include:

  • Northern South Carolina Coast (all zones)
  • Horry County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Georgetown County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Central South Carolina Coast (all zones)
  • Charleston County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Dorchester County Evacuation Zones D, E, F
  • Berkeley County Evacuation Zones B, G, H, I
  • Southern Coast (all zones)
  • Colleton County Evacuation Zones A, B
  • Beaufort County Evacuation Zone A
  • Jasper County Evacuation Zones A, B
Source: https://www.wyff4.com/article/sc-governor-orders-mandatory-evacuations-lane-reversals/23040661

2. Build A Kit

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Despite Disadvantageous Odds, US&S Succeeds September 2018

US&S, Inc. Marketing Manager Michael Mance accepts award for Minority Business Enterprise of the Year from the Carolina Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) at the Business Opportunity Conference.

Accepting the award for S. Richard Hagins (CEO) and Euleta Alston (President) is Michael Mance, Marketing Manager for US&S

Council Recognizes US&S, Inc., A Facility Maintenance Company, As Class 3 Minority Business Enterprise Of The Year

 
Greenville, SC 50 percent of all small businesses survive five years or more, according to the Small Business Administration report, with only one-third surviving 10 years or more. The fact that women and minority-owned firms tend to be smaller and less profitable makes these odds even more disappointing especially in an economy with a strong entrepreneurial foundation. This makes the growth of US&S, Inc. a positive anomaly. Being recognized as a Class 3 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and awarded the 2018 Minority Business Enterprise of the Year by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) is a testament to the company's continued momentum.

Minority business owners account for over 50.6% of all U.S. businesses.
CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses with the mission to expand business opportunities for MBEs to add economic value to the supply chain. It is a membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and universities that operate within North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. It's important to understand that the purpose of a qualified certification program is to open doors to minority businesses and create mutually beneficial lines between corporations and MBEs, and that it is up to the organization to sustain and grow their business which US&S, Inc. continues to do. ... [..] read more


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Honoring women making a difference in the Upstate

GSA Business Report announces Euleta Alston, President of US&S, Inc. as one of the  2021 Women of Influence honorees.

This year's awards recognize the success of 25 area leaders who wield tremendous professional influence while also making a difference in their communities. Honorees represent fields ranging from law and nonprofits to real estate and architecture. They will be honored with awards and recognition during a luncheon that begins at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Commerce Club. Tickets are available now. Profiles of the individual honorees will appear in a special print section of GSA Business Report.

Nominations are submitted by individuals, businesses, organizations and colleagues. Judges selects the honorees based on their professional and community contributions. READ MORE