Carolina One adds three to staff

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Mount Pleasant Highway 17 North office of Carolina One Real Estate announces that Del Shaffer, Tim Walter and Sarah Henderson have joined the company.

Shaffer, a 2001 graduate of The Citadel and lifelong resident of Charleston, previously worked in Europe for three years as a missionary. He also has had management experience with the Chick-Fil-A franchise organization.

Walter was born in Camden and has a BA degree in Economics from Wofford College. He has worked in both residential and commercial real estate in Charleston since 1997.

Henderson has experience in both public relations and the hospitality industry. Born in Lexington, Henderson has a degree in Corporate Communications from the College of Charleston.

Visit Carolina One’s website at www.carolinaone.com.

Southern Season

Southern Season welcomed Britt Johnson as the general manager of Southern Season’s Mount Pleasant store, tentatively scheduled to open in late summer.

Britt Johnson brings more than 19 years of retail management experience to the Southern Season team. For the past 12 years, Johnson has served as a district manager for Williams-Sonoma. Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge about the speciality food industry and a clear understanding of the principles of customer service on which Southern Season is founded.

As a resident of Mount Pleasant, Johnson is already engaged in the community and has a thorough understanding of what local residents are seeking. She will undoubtedly help Southern Season to shape the store to meet the needs of these soon-to-be customers.

Britt will begin her new role on April 1 and will soon begin hiring for key managerial positions in the Mount Pleasant store as well as assisting in connecting with local vendors. For information on open positions, please visit: http://www.southernseason.com/open-positions/ . Vendors interested in having their products on Southern Season’s shelves can submit a request form here: http://www.southernseason.com/newproducts/

Preeminent rating

Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis, has confirmed that attorney Charlie Condon still maintains the AV Preeminent rating which is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 1992.

For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up a lawyer’s rating onLawyers.com orMartindale.com. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers.

To find out more or to contact Charlie Condon, call 843-884-8146, or visit http://www.charliecondon.com.

As a result of this honor, American Registry has added Charlie Condon to The Registry of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry at http://www.americanregistry.com.


The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) is pleased to announce Beverly Hutchison as its new director of development and marketing. Hutchison has worked with DNLCC for 10 years as the coordinator of the center’s fundraising events. Prior to her employment, she served on the center’s board of directors and helped DNLCC open its doors in 1991 as a member and volunteer from The Junior League of Charleston.

Hutchison received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and has been in development for more than 10 years.

DNLCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving victims of child abuse and neglect in the tri-county area. Since the opening in 1991, DNLCC has helped more than 21,000 children and their families.


CompareCards.com, one of the most trusted credit card comparison sites used today, launched an instructional lesson plan for both middle school and high school teachers. The goal of this lesson plan is to educate children between the ages of 11-18 about the different aspects of building credit and credit card ownership.

Currently, state-wide education about economics and finances are not a required course of study. According to “Survey of the States: Economic and Personal Finance Education in our Nation’s Schools” (2011), only 22 states require a high school course in economics and less than 20 percent of our educators feel confident to teach topics involving personal finance.

The lesson plans are both designed to last about an hour in length, come complete with a quiz to test the students’ knowledge, include six exercises each, and a glossary of terms for better understanding.

In addition to the lesson plans, there are five units available that cover an introduction to investments.

Both lesson plans and the units covering investments will be available to all teachers and educators in all 50 states in the form of a downloadable PDF at CompareCards.com.

Bartons Toys

Bartons Toys, Candy and Gifts, one of King Street’s oldest businesses, has moved to 728 S. Shelmore Blvd. in Mount Pleasant’s Shelmore Village, next to Bi-Lo.

Bartons Toys and Candy has been in business since 1964 and in its new location will continue to carry candy and a wide selection of fun and educational toys.

First Citizens

First Citizens announces that Allison Trippe has joined the company as vice president and retail sales manager. She will be responsible for helping current customers meet their unique financial goals, introducing the bank’s products and services to new clients and representing First Citizens in the community. Trippe will be based at First Citizens’ Coleman Boulevard branch, located at 429 West Coleman Boulevard.

Trippe joins First Citizens from First Federal Bank, where she served as an assistant financial center manager of three branches in the downtown Charleston area.

Trippe completed her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. She is a native of Pensacola, Fla., and currently resides on Sullivan’s Island.

Steinberg Law

The Steinberg Law Firm has always broken new ground. More than 80 years ago, the firm’s attorneys helped write the laws that protect injured workers.

Today, they’re turning to technology – specifically an I-phone app – to put more power in the hands of the people.

The new, free Charleston Workers’ Compensation app resides on I-Tunes and can be downloaded on any I-phone or I-pad (an Android version is in the works). Users will find helpful guidance on what to do in the case of an accident, can reference numerous phone numbers, and can learn more about their rights under the S.C. Workers Compensation Act.

Visit www.steinberglawfirm.com for more information.

Jaffee Group

Dawn Thomas has joined The Jaffee Group at Shelter Mortgage Company as a senior loan officer. Thomas has 18 years of finance and lending experience with BB&T Bank and with Wachovia. She was recognized for her success in building solid customer relationships and being a top producer at both banks.

She is a Lowcountry native, a member of Seacoast Church, the Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce and the Charleston Home Builders Association.

For further information, contact Dawn at 843-266-2639 or dawn.thomas@sheltermortgage.com

State coordinator

Angus M. Lawton was recently selected by National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (“NBLSC”) as the as the state coordinator for the coastal region of South Carolina. Lawton is board certified in civil trial advocacy and civil pretrial advocacy by the NBLSC.

Lawton is a graduate of Duke University, and he practices in Mount Pleasant. He is also a member of the professional responsibility committee of the South Carolina Bar.


Ishpi Information Technologies (DBA ISHPI) has won a $6.7 million dollar multi-year task to provide the United States Coast Guard (USCG) with subject matter expertise in the areas of Information Systems Security and Analysis, Certification and Accreditation, Risk Management and Information Assurance training support to the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology (C4IT) Service Center. ISHPI’s cyber security team has developed a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution addressing the USCG’s current and future Information Assurance and Cyber Security requirements that will ensure the protection of all USCG systems, information, and networks.


DWG of Mount Pleasant has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 47th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Roper Hospital Recabling Project in Charleston.

Built in 1940, Roper Hospital now has the technology and communication infrastructure to support 21st century health care needs. The project team crafted a carefully staged program to install 1.3 million feet of Category 6 cable and more than 90,000 feet of multi-strand fiber optic cable throughout the facility.

The project also included new distribution frames and a centralized uninterruptible power supply system.

All 146 National Recognition Award winners will be honored as preeminent 2013 engineering achievements at the black-tie Engineering Excellence Awards Gala—known as the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry” — to be held Tuesday, April 23 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Each award winner is also eligible for one of EEA’s top 24 awards — 16 Honor Awards, eight Grand Awards and the prestigious “Grand Conceptor Award” for the year’s most outstanding overall engineering achievement.


In this year’s Recylemania, the annual college competition to increase recycling efforts on campuses across the nation, The Citadel led Southern Conference colleges in the Per Capita Classic division by recycling 13.31 pounds per capita during the course of the eight-week competition.

The Citadel also made an impressive mark in South Carolina and in the nation, ranking:

• third in the nation in colleges recycling Food Waste,

• first in the Bottles and Cans category of the 10 colleges participating in South Carolina,

• and third in the Per Capita Class in South Carolina.

From Feb. 8 to March 30, The Citadel recycled more than 53,000 pounds, preventing the release of 138 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

That’s the equivalent of the energy consumption of 12 households or 27 automobiles in one year.

This year The Citadel implemented a new food waste program in which food and organic waste was separated and sent to a composting facility, reducing the waste sent to the landfill.


On April 2, the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded more than $500,000 to 10 local nonprofits at its annual grants award reception.

The awarded grants will help fund breast health education, screening, diagnostic and survivor support services to the local communities within Komen Lowcountry Affiliate’s 17-county service area for the 2013 fiscal year.

2013 grant recipients:

• Alala Cancer Society ($28,500)

• Allendale County Hospital ($59,080)

• Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic ($31,050) - Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health ($59,759)

• Best Chance Network ($76,054)

• McLeod Health ($52,988)

• The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties ($47,000)

• Roper St. Francis Healthcare/ Roper St. Francis Foundation ($82,305)

• Smith Medical Center ($17,429)

• Volunteers in Medicine ($70,449)

The affiliate’s annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure is the organization’s largest fundraiser that goes toward funding community health grants.

To learn more about the grant recipients, visit komenlowcountry.org/grants/current-grant-recipients.

The 20th Annual Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Family Circle Cup Stadium on Daniel Island.

To learn more, visit KomenLowcountry.org or call the Race hotline at 843-556-3343.

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