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  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced that it is actively seeking franchisees to bring its interactive dining experience to Charleston, South Carolina, naming the city as a target for future franchise development.

The brand intends to enter Charleston for the first time with the development of a new location. Currently, there are existing South Carolina Melting Pot restaurants in Columbia, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. Charleston is one of a number of select markets throughout the U.S. where the company is looking to recruit qualified new franchisees.

The Melting Pot is seeking entrepreneurs with business backgrounds and preferably restaurant experience who are passionate about the brand and want to be their own bosses. Franchisee candidates should have a credit score of 650 or higher, a minimum net worth of $750,000 and liquid assets of at least $325,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment for one restaurant to be approximately $977,000 to $1,436,000. Single-unit and multi-unit franchise opportunities are available with an initial franchise fee of $45,000 per unit.

To learn more about ownership opportunities with The Melting Pot, contact Ashley Pollard, franchise development manager for The Melting Pot, at 800-783-0867 ext. 152 or apollard@meltingpot.com or visit www.meltingpotfranchise.com.

Charleston Metro Chamber

Mary Graham, senior vice president of business advocacy at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, has been selected as an inaugural Education Attainment Fellow as part of a promising initiative led by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). This fellowship is for chamber executives and senior staff working to improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities.

Graham will join a cohort of 21 chamber peers from across the country for an immersive education and workforce development experience involving best practices in education attainment, case studies of successes and failures, interaction with national experts and building a strong peer-to-peer network. Throughout the Fellowship, Graham will develop and execute a specific regional action plan to further expand our community’s educational attainment objectives.

CHD Interiors

Interior design firm CHD Interiors is expanding by adding two new members to its custom home interior design team: Julie Schettig and Kate Kinney. The new designers join CHD to take on custom home design projects along the Eastern Seaboard and to procure unique home furnishings and accessories for clients and for their two retail locations in Murrells Inlet and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

For more information about CHD Interiors and the CHD Design Team or to schedule a design consultation, please visit www.chdinteriors.com or find them on Facebook at CHD Interiors.

Dunes Properties

Dunes Properties is pleased to announce the addition of Susanna Rosen to their sales team at The Real Estate Studio, located at 214 King St in Charleston.

With a background in marketing and the history of art, Susie Rosen is British born and educated in London and Europe. She has worked all over the world as an international conference organizer and research associate for The Financial Times and a marketing executive for Condé Nast, Vogue, and Fortnum and Mason of Picadilly in London.

Susie will be working from The Real Estate Studio in historic Charleston at 214 King Street and can be reached at srosen@dunesproperties.com or 203-247-2930

Sabal Homes

Sabal Homes has once again earned a 2014 Guildmaster Award by GuildQuality Inc. GuildQuality is an independent customer satisfaction surveying firm that serves a nationwide community of homebuilders and remodelers. Since 2005, GuildQuality has given Guildmaster Awards to high-caliber companies in the building, remodeling, contracting and real estate professions that consistently demonstrate an ability to deliver a superior customer experience. This is the eighth year Sabal Homes has won the award, a distinction that shows the Charleston-area homebuilder consistently delivers exceptional customer service.

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