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Improve Your Game with Golf Tec

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If you have been frustrated with your golf game lately, it is time to let a Golf Tec professional guide you in the right direction. “We identify the first flaw in your swing and work from there rather than trying to work from the end result,” explained Sean Petrone, franchise owner and director of instruction for Golf Tec in Mount Pleasant. … [Read more...]

Everything about Atlantic Game and Tackle is Big

A photo of a fish.

“We are one of the bigger suppliers in the country for offshore supplies and bait shipping,” said Jeremy Burnham, a partner in the business, which is located in Mount Pleasant. Seasoned sportsmen and sportswomen will appreciate Atlantic Game and Tackle’s the-top-of-the-line products and knowledgeable associates. “We know our sport, … [Read more...]

Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA): Helping Businesses Prosper

Mount Pleasant Business Association - logo

Is the Mount Pleasant Business Association a group of community leaders who get together once a month to socialize, eat lunch, listen to a speaker, network and discuss ways to grow their businesses? Or is it a philanthropic group that gives back to the community by donating money to local charities? Maybe MPBA’s focus is education; after all, … [Read more...]

Customer Care: Hay Tire Pros

Hay Tire Pros - Mount Pleasant, SC

Running a successful, full-service tire and automotive repair center is no small challenge for a family-owned business competing against larger, national chains. However, Hay Tire Pros is winning that battle. Opened in 1981, the locally-owned business approaches its relationship with its customers on a personal level. “Our customers are … [Read more...]

AJR Insurance Consultants, Inc.

AJR Insurance Consultants, logo

Will you be able to rebuild if your home or business is damaged or destroyed by a fire? How long will it take you to bounce back if you are wiped out by a flood or hammered by a hurricane? Will you recover quickly from the losses you suffer from vandalism or theft? You might be unpleasantly surprised more than once if tragedy strikes where you … [Read more...]

Billy Swails, From Lowcountry Boy To All-America Mayor

Billy Swails, Mayor, Mount Pleasant, SC

Billy Swails is the top elected official in South Carolina’s fourth largest municipality, a vibrant and growing town that has attracted a wide range of cultural and culinary events and festivals, as well as the attention of the National Civic League and its coveted designation of All-America City. Swails, mayor of Mount Pleasant since winning … [Read more...]

An Elite Fivesome: Kiawah Hosting 2012 PGA Championship

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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island will join an elite group of golf venues in August 2012, when the best golfers in the world compete for top honors at the 94th PGA Championship. Kiawah, located 21 miles south of Charleston, will earn the distinct honor of being only the fifth course to host the PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and the Senior PGA … [Read more...]

Craft Beer Industry Growing in the Lowcountry

Craft Beers

Of the more than 1,700 breweries in the United States, better than 95 percent are small, independent craft brewers known for their business innovation and their passion for brewing full-flavored beer. While overall U.S. beer sales were down 1 percent by volume in 2010, craft beer sales were up 11 percent. In fact, whether they know it or … [Read more...]

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Sweetgrass Baskets

The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival provides an excellent opportunity to take advantage of great food and entertainment and a vast array of the Charleston area's signature souvenir, all the while enjoying coastal Carolina's near-perfect late-spring weather. But the event, held each year in Mount Pleasant, also can be a learning experience, a … [Read more...]

Celebrating All Things Nautical: Harbor Fest

Celebrating All Things Nautical: Harbor Fest

If you love being on the water, you’ll adore the annual Charleston Harbor Fest, a family-friendly and tourist friendly celebration of all things nautical. Held each spring just as the outdoor weather beckons again, Harbor Fest offers just the right balance of maritime elements, whether you like to board the tall ships – classic beauties … [Read more...]