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News Briefs

​The SC Business Licensing Officials Association recently awarded several Accreditation in Business Licensing designations: Shaine Beal, City of Hanahan; Laura Boatwright, City of Forest Acres; and Katrina Woodruff, City of Greer. BLOA also awarded two Master in Business Licensing: Nathan Campbell, City of Aiken; and Vicki Oberst-Bell, Horry County.

The pandemic small business recovery efforts of the City of Florence received a spotlight as a case study in the AARP's publication Commercial District Design: COVID-19 Response and Management: Small Businesses.

West Columbia City Clerk Crystal Parker earned the Certified Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

The Municipal Association's General Counsel Eric Shytle received the designation of an International Municipal Lawyers Association Local Government Fellow. The program provides certification of expertise in municipal law. Shytle also received the William I. Thornton Jr. IMLA Faculty Award.