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Silicon Harbor has become a tech landing spot for some weary city dwellers

CHARLESTON, S.C. — It may be 2,740 miles away, as the crow flies, but Charleston seems like a million miles away from the hustle, bustle and stress of Silicon Valley.

An idyllic beachfront on the Carolina coast, drawing 7 million tourists annually. Horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses with roots to the American Revolution. Fort Sumter in the distance, a reminder of where the first shots were fired in the Civil War.

And yet the economic formula is decidedly 21st Century after decades of relying extensively on the military, automotive and textile industries. The focus today is on high-wage jobs in an affordable, lifestyle-friendly setting.

Welcome to Silicon Harbor: Home to more than 250 tech companies employing 11,000. This port city has quietly become the No. 1 mid-sized U.S. metro area (500,000 to 1 million) for IT job growth, adding 4,000 jobs the past five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Team Bluetowne Gives Back to Ronald McDonald House of Charleston

Team Bluetowne had a lot of fun serving dinner to the families at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston last night! We feel honored to participate in such an amazing cause, and to help make the journey a little easier for families with children in the hospital.

The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors 33 years ago as a home away from home where families stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Today, the House is able to serve 32 families every single night.

Here, parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during their traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses. The Ronald McDonald House offers these families’ comfortable beds, hot meals, a caring staff, and a four-legged friend, Gardy, all just steps from the hospital.

There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer, including preparing a meal or donating items off of the House’s wish list.

 

 

 

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Bluetowne Moves Offices to New Location

bluetowne sticker v2MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – June 8, 2016 –Bluetowne, a leading provider of innovative information technology solutions, recently relocated its offices to 10 Resolute Lane, Suite 200 in Mt. Pleasant from its previous location on W. Coleman Blvd. Bluetowne will now occupy the majority of the top floor in a multi-tenant office building located in I’On. The new office space means new amenities for employees, an easily accessible central location for clients, and an atmosphere on point with the company’s brand and culture.

“We were fortunate to find the perfect space so close to our former office, and we really enjoy the business climate in Mt. Pleasant. We also wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our clients and our internal team. I don’t think we could have landed in a better spot. Our new location will help enhance our operational efficiencies and enable us to continue to grow and evolve to keep pace with our client’s needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value and superior service along the way,” said Eric Hartley, President, Bluetowne.

Bluetowne’s new address is: 10 Resolute Lane, Suite 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Bluetowne’s phone numbers and fax number will remain the same.

About Bluetowne:
Bluetowne’s mission is to provide expert, customized end-to-end IT solutions through remarkable customer service. From the mouse to the datacenter, we serve as trusted advisors to clients of all types and sizes and across all verticals locally (including Mt. Pleasant, SC, Charleston, SC, and Summerville, SC) and regionally to advance customer achievement through efficient and cost effective execution. Visit www.bluetowne.com or call 843.352.0130 for more information.

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