Planning To Succeed: Another Honor for Local Government

Director of Planning & Development speaks during a recent Code for Lunch event.

Director of Planning & Development Christiane Farrell speaks during a recent Code for Lunch event. The rules and regulations that play a major role in determining how one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the United States will grow can be complicated, difficult to understand and nearly impossible to explain. As a result, Mount Pleasant’s Planning & Development … [Read more...]

Ascue’s Auto Body and Paint Shop Inc: Committed to Community and Customers

Ascue’s shop employees Kesha and Kevin are committed to living up to the company’s high standards and commitment to their customers and the community.

In 1968, Timothy Ascue, his wife, brothers, sisters and cousins opened one of the first minority-owned businesses in Mount Pleasant in what had been an old vegetable stand on Schirmer Drive. Craig Ascue continues to run his father’s business with the same commitment to customers and with his family by his side. “Just servicing the paint and body needs of local customers in … [Read more...]

You Catch More Clients With…. The Hunnicutt Real Estate Team

The Hunnicutt Real Estate Team photo

Businesses that have been in the East Cooper area for a long time tend to earn credibility in the eyes of their clients, and one such business is the Hunnicutt Real Estate Team. Initiated by Ed and Cathy Hunnicutt back in 2003, the team is now comprised of their son, Matt, as well as GeorgieAnn Hoerner and Mary Hamilton, all residents of Mount Pleasant. According to Cathy … [Read more...]

Tapio School of Dance and Gymnastics: On Point

Students from Tapio School of Dance and Gymnastics

People like the family atmosphere that we have in our business,” said Susan Breland, owner of Tapio School of Dance and Gymnastics, when asked why she thought Tapio was voted Best Of by readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine. The “family atmosphere” could have something to do with the fact that Tapio, founded in 1956, has seen three generations teaching dance and gymnastics. … [Read more...]

Woodhouse Day Spa: Breathe and Renew

1670 Charlestowne fragrances and candles

Kim Powell is one smart businesswoman. Not only is she a successful entrepreneur, but she understands the stress that women experience as they juggle careers, families and life in general. She knows the power of relaxing, to breathe and renew yourself in a serene environment. Like most of us, she worked at a variety of jobs growing up but credits her husband “for waking up … [Read more...]

How Does Your Boulevard Grow? Jim Owens Remembers When.


As a boy in the 1960s, first-term Mount Pleasant Town Council member Jim Owens would ride his bike up and down the now-demolished Silas Pearman Bridge – while it was still under construction. It’s not surprising that a person with such hometown bona fides might have a different perspective on Mount Pleasant than someone who has never tried she-crab soup, hasn’t been to Pitt … [Read more...]

A Best Friend for Home Buyers: David Kent


David Kent runs his business a bit differently than most people who make their living in the Lowcountry’s booming real estate industry, representing buyers but not sellers in one of the most lucrative housing markets in the country. His penchant for swimming against the tide has done little to affect his standing among his peers, however. The Mount Pleasant resident is … [Read more...]

Focusing on What They Do Best: The Pflug Law Firm


Five years ago, Chaun Pflug, Esq., left his job at one of the largest law firms in South Carolina to open his own practice in a 150 square-foot office in I’On. Since The Pflug Law Firm opened, it has grown to four attorneys and two support staff, a larger Mount Pleasant location and a second location in North Charleston. Most importantly, he has won the trust of his clients and … [Read more...]

A New Approach: The College of Charleston’s School of Professional Studies

CofC School of Prof Studies Provided pic

Since its founding in 1770, the College of Charleston has earned a stellar reputation as one of the top liberal arts universities in the nation. Most people associate the institution of higher learning with images of 20-somethings and downtown Charleston, but the School of Professional Studies at the North Campus is living proof that the College of Charleston community … [Read more...]