Nancy Meyer and Nicole Wallen: Barre Evolution


Nancy Meyer Nicole Wallen Barre Evolution 320 W. Coleman Blvd Mount Pleasant 843-654-9045 When Nancy Meyer and Nicole Wallen joined forces to open Barre Evolution in 2010, there were no other barre studios in Charleston. “People thought you had to be a ballerina,” Wallen joked. Meyer had recently moved with her family from New York City, … [Read more...]

Summer Eudy: Good Law Group


Good Law Group 122 Coleman Blvd Mount Pleasant 843-277-8373 Cliche as it is, I always wanted to go to law school,” said Summer Eudy, managing partner of the Good Law Group. But Eudy is anything but cliché. At the University of North Carolina, she double-majored in Political Science and Exercise and Sports Science and even considered going to … [Read more...]

Marnie Renshler: Mama Lights


Mama Lights It was a fateful jog in the dark that turned a light bulb on in Marnie Renshler’s head, illuminating a five-year path that led to starting her own business, Mama Lights. “I had just had my second child, and the only time I had to go running with my neighbor was at 4:30 in the mornings. One morning, my neighbor stepped on a pine cone in the … [Read more...]

Edelson-Rabin: Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale

Edie Edelson, Women in Business

Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale 410 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant 843-329-6224 It’s safe to say that Edie Edelson-Rabin has a lot on her plate. She’s the owner of Juanita Greenberg’s Nacho Royale in Mount Pleasant and a partner in its downtown location and Andolini’s Pizza in Mount Pleasant with her husband Michael. After waiting tables in … [Read more...]

Gina Schirmer: Schirmer Insurance Group


Schirmer Insurance Group Mount Pleasant and Moncks Corner 843-881-1771 For Gina Schirmer, owninG and operating an insurance agency is second nature. She is CEO of Schirmer Insurance Group LLC, in Mount Pleasant. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Schirmer comes from a family insurance background that exceeds 62 years, beginning … [Read more...]

Franne Schwarb and Chari Karinshak: Coldwell Banker United, Realtors


Coldwell Banker United, Realtors 1127 Queensborough Blvd, Suite 103 Mount Pleasant 843-270-1207 | 843-810-8287 The Mount Pleasant and Charleston real estate markets are ever changing, and lately the two have been in high demand. Having an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor on your side, whether you are a buyer or seller, is essential to … [Read more...]

Dr. Emily Curry: Sweetgrass Eyecare


Sweetgrass Eyecare 3070 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant 843-352-9977 Not every young child has the opportunity or interest to watch surgeries be performed, but, for Dr. Emily Curry, owner of Sweetgrass Eyecare, those fond memories inspired her to pursue a career in the medical field. “My dad was a private practice veterinarian, and my siblings … [Read more...]

Michele Hensel: Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa


Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa 1205 Two Island Court Mount Pleasant 843-971-2860 Success comes from hard work, life balance and the willingness to invest in others. Michele Hensel has committed to live out these positive attributes by creating something more than just a local business. At a young age, Hensel saw that achievement … [Read more...]

Melissa Watson: Spartina Cabinetry and Design Consultants


Spartina Cabinetry and Design Consultants I'ON Square - 152 Civitas Mount Pleasant 843-971-4882 Opening her own business was something Melissa Koger Watson always knew she wanted to do one day when the timing was right. The president and principal designer at Spartina Cabinetry and Design Consultants, LLC, comes from a long line of business … [Read more...]

Pam Bishop: Carolina One

Pam Bishop, Women in Business

Carolina One 628 Long Point Road Mount Pleasant 843-814-1622 By the time Pam Bishop decided to enter a career of real estate, she knew more than a little bit about her choice. Her father, brother and even nephew had all enjoyed success in her home city of Fort Lauderdale with the family business, and Pam felt that real estate might be the right choice for … [Read more...]

Cameron Reid and Leigh Reid Hope: Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming


Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant 843-388-5167 Can you hear the woof-woof? Old MacDonald’s farm it is not but rather the popular Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming that has opened in Mount Pleasant to the chorus of cheerful barking. This upscale neighborhood pet store is the dog-diggity for the most refined pets. Woof … [Read more...]

Kate Walker and Mary Lee Busick: Mainstream Boutique


Mainstream Boutique 644 Long Point Road, Unit 1 Mount Pleasant 843-936-3324 Kate Walker never saw herself as a small business owner. She’d worked hard to earn her nursing degree and loved her job, but, when her best friend opened a Mainstream Boutique in Winston- Salem, North Carolina, Kate began to dream. Fast forward a few … [Read more...]

Jan Clouse and Jennifer Crider: Carolina Lanterns

Jan Clouse and Jennifer Crider of Carolina Lanterns and Lighting

Carolina Lanterns 1362 Chuck Dawley Blvd Mount Pleasant 843-881-4170 Carolina Lanterns was born when Jan Clouse was snubbed. While building her new home in 1998, she thought that gas lanterns flanking the front door would add the ideal finishing touch. At a local lighting store, the sales associate told Jan that gas lanterns would be … [Read more...]

A Chat with Leading Lady Gov. Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley_WIB

Who doesn’t love a success story? Many of us turn to magazines, television, film and even family or friends for those inspiring tales of triumph – especially as women and especially when we need a boost when the going gets tough. South Carolina’s first female governor, Nikki Haley, is a fine example of one such success story – not just for women but also in the field of public … [Read more...]

Jana Bantz: Jana Bantz & Associates

Jana Bantz & Associates
112 W. Doty Ave., Suite C
Summerville, S.C. 29483

The string of letters after her name is certainly impressive, but what’s even more impressive about Jana Bantz, Realtor, ABR, CRS, GRI, MRP, CNE, is the high level of service she provides her clients. For Jana, that great service is reflected in the loyalty her clients have shown her. "They have stuck with me through the years, and I’m now selling homes to their children, … [Read more...]