Business View Magazine | May 2019

302 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 adopt the program, there has been a reduction in consumption. So, it’s definitely working. Being a college town, it’s convenient for students who may only get paid every two weeks. Maybe they work in the hospitality industry for tips and they prefer to pay $30 every few days on their bill versus one large bill at the end of the month. We currently have about 200 customers signed up and we expect more to roll in soon.” As City Manager, DeWitt is rightly proud of the work that’s been accomplished so far, and the wealth of opportunities on the horizon. He shares, “Newberry is a liveable community with all the amenities of a much larger town that still provides an air of southern charm and hospitality in that small town environment. For me, I can get everything I need here, without all the hustle and bustle of Columbia, or Greenville, or Charleston. Tim and I are from the low country area of South Carolina. My parents recently moved here and they absolutely love Newberry. We’re a little biased, obviously, but we think it’s a great place. We’re really happy with the progress we’ve made. We were recently named in the Top 50 Charming Small Towns in America by the Travel pictured above Newberry Utilities Director, Tim Baker PREFERRED VENDOR n Newberry College Founded in 1856, Newberry College is a fully accredited, private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The College is ranked #12 for Best Regional Colleges in the South and #3 for Best Value by U.S. News and World Report. With enrollment of nearly 1,200 students, Newberry offers an individualized undergraduate learning experience that allows students to have meaningful interactions with their professors. Students put their knowledge into practice through a focused program of internships, simulations and study abroad experiences. The College offers a broad spectrum career-focused liberal arts majors along with pre-professional programs in medicine/allied health, law, engineering and ministry. Additionally, Newberry Online offers degree-completion programs for adult learners in Respiratory Therapy, RN-to-BSN, Psychology and Criminal Justice. The Newberry Wolves compete in 20 NCAA Division II sports, along with cheerleading and dance. The College also will field its first intercollegiate esports team in the 2019-2020 season. Newberry College provides two innovative programs to help student and families manage college costs in school and after graduation. The Tuition Promise freezes tuition for incoming freshmen for the four years they attend Newberry, and the Loan Repayment Promise helps graduates earning modest salaries to repay student loans. Channel – the only town in South Carolina on that listing. We’re excited to tout that and have people recognize what we’re doing in our town to make it a better place to live, work, and play.”