Nine New Places to Book: Hotel It On the Mount (Pleasant)

Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Charleston

Business and travel are booming in the Lowcountry, and Mount Pleasant is no exception. Just across the river from the No. 1 city in the United States and Canada – for the third time in a row – and now the whole world, its close proximity to the beaches and waterways as well as its very own lure and charm make it a magnet for travelers. Nine new hotels coming to Mount Pleasant … [Read more...]

For Indoor and Outdoor Guests, Sweetgrass Event Center

For Indoor and Outdoor Guests, Sweetgrass Event Center

Some say that rain on your wedding day is lucky (except for good ol' Alanis Morissette, who says it's ironic) but at Sweetgrass Event Center, Mount Pleasant's premier indoor-outdoor venue, weather surprises really are no big deal. Located behind Mercedes-Benz of Mount Pleasant and conveniently in the center of town, Sweetgrass Event Center has, since its inception in 2015, … [Read more...]

The Sea Island Shopping Center: A Central Hub on Coleman


Anyone driving out to Sullivan’s Island takes notice: The Sea Island Shopping Center off Coleman Boulevard is bustling. It’s the quintessential stop before heading to the beach and beyond. Residents and visitors stop in to Harris Teeter to pick up groceries, sit down in Mr. Causey’s chair for a haircut or peruse the racks of clothing and home goods at the local … [Read more...]

Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development: Pride in What They Build

In the past eight years, Ben Gramling has moved boldly into commercial development, especially along Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.

Ben Gramling built his reputation in the Lowcountry on the residential side of the real estate business, developing one of the largest and fastest-growing master-planned communities in the state. In the past eight years, however, Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development has moved boldly into commercial development, especially in Mount Pleasant. The company, originally … [Read more...]

Jack Tankersley State Farm: A Family Affair

Jack Tankersley State Farm

2017 will mark 60 years that state Farm Insurance and the Tankersleys have been anchored on Coleman Boulevard, helping the community come hell or high water. “In 1957, my father became the first State Farm agent in Mount Pleasant. I began working in his office in 1974 to help my family after my mother was diagnosed with cancer,” said Jack Tankersley. “I found I liked the … [Read more...]

Incentives for Mount Pleasant Businesses: It’s All About Local

amy Livingston

The town of Mount Pleasant is launching one program and revitalizing another, both aimed at helping local businesses grow, expand and thrive along with the town. The Town Proud Program, to be officially kicked off during Business Appreciation Week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 23, will encourage consumers to do business with local companies. Meanwhile, the Local Vendor … [Read more...]

Taking Care of Business: MPBA Continues To Grow

MPBA’s main event is the annual mount Pleasant Business and Community expo.

Mount Pleasant is home to a business organization that is actually growing at a faster rate than the town itself. Buoyed by East Cooper’s population explosion, the success of its annual Expo, its close relationship with the town and the enthusiasm and hard work of the volunteers who run the Mount Pleasant Business Association, MPBA is more vibrant than ever. In early August, … [Read more...]