Magazine | June 2011
I always enjoy the generational proﬁles whereresearchers tell us about ourselves, our social habitsand values based on the generation to which wewere born. I ﬁnd them thought-provoking and oftenincredibly insightful. These threads can help us better understand each other and our impact on economicand social trends.Consider the Millennials (born after 1980), someof whom are young adults now entering the work place as recent high school and college graduates.According to Pew Research Center, they are“conﬁdent, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open tochange.” They are also on track “to become the mosteducated generation in American history.” Technology is integrated into their professional and personal liveslike no other generation.At this time of year, they step out into the world. While we love the graduation clichés that the world isfull of promise and opportunity, it can also be a scary place. Unemployment for this generation is incredibly high and so is the cost of higher education. Do youget a specialized skilled degree, go into the military or get a broad-based liberal arts education? It’s toocostly to make the wrong decision.If you strip all the worries away, there are someenduring tenants to success. Work hard. Work smart.Care about what you do. Do great work. Takeadvantage of the opportunities presented to you.At a recent luncheon, Bobby Hitt, South CarolinaSecretary of Commerce, former newspaper man andBMW executive, told a story about BMW’s 1992decision to locate in the Upstate. In South Carolina they found a skilled workforce ready to work andcitizens that took great pride in their community.BMW knew that combining skill and pride would give them a workforce of craftsmen.At the end of the day, don’t we all want to becraftsmen – our hearts and our hands coming together to make our community a better place. For those reasons, I am so impressed by Phoencia Hughes,our featured woman this month. While she may be just stepping out into her own, her future is incredibly bright and so is ours as we follow her lead.Sincerely,Bett Farrell WilliamsPublications and Projects Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
BEYOND COOKIES AND CAMPFIRES:
High School Senior Phonecia Hughesexempliﬁes the new ideal inGirl Scouting.
GIRL SCOUTS OFSOUTH CAROLINAMountains to Midlands honors 33Gold Award recipients.
FARMERS MARKETSWhere to ﬁnd fresh produce in the Midlands.
NON-SURGICALCOSMETIC THERAPY:Exilis give you results withoutinvasive procedures.
CHILLIN’ AND GRILLIN’
FABULOUS FINDSFor Father’s Day.
FUN IN THE SUNFor the Little Ones.
ESTIMATED EXPIRATION DATESFor common vanity products
CHANGE YOUR SKIN CAREFor when the heat is on.
FIVE MOTIVATION MYTHSdebunked.
CALENDAR Events for June and July
ON THE ROCKS:Summer Cocktails.
BEEF BRISKET TAKES PATIENCE – But it’s worth it.
OUT AND ABOUTThe People and Places Columbiais talking about
On Our Cover:
Phonecia Hughes shows off her Girl Scout sash.
Cover Photo By:
Anne McQuary, Hey Baby Smile, Special to Jolie
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