Brenna McDermott is the editor of Columbia Business Times.

Articles Written By Brenna McDermott

ATHENA Award Finalists Announced

  Each year, Women’s Network, a division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, awards two individuals the ATHENA Leadership and ATHENA Young Professional awards, recognizing women who are leaders in their field and company, community servants and mentors to other women. This year’s finalists were announced the the Chamber’s Business Showcase on March 7. The […]

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CBT Remembers Our First Jobs

In honor of our story on first jobs, the CBT team recalled theirs. Check out these first job memories, too. Renea Sapp, Vice President of Finance First job: washing dishes The first job I ever had was when I was 14. I remember having to register for Social Security at that point, and I felt […]

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The Five Habits of Strategic Thinkers

Of all the things I get to do on a daily basis with my clients, and also with my own company, my true love is strategy. I have been a student of strategy for over 40 years, and the prospect of designing a plan containing moves constructed to “win the game” gets me pretty excited. […]

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Airport Terminal Improvements Needed

“Something has to be done. There’s something not quite right with having passengers waiting out in the snow.” – Ray Beck, former city manager, commenting in 1977 on airport terminal issues. And yet, as Columbia Regional Airport is on the cusp of celebrating its 50th anniversary, passengers are still walking out of a “temporary” 38-year-old […]

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Ask Anne: Exemptions and Excursions

Dear Anne, I read that the Department of Labor is changing the definition of exempt or non-exempt employees, how much they can make, and work with paying overtime. It’s scary. I cannot afford to pay most of my non-exempt people $50,000 a year. What can I do? I would be petrified, but get prepared! I’ve […]

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