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Terracon Promotes Will Salters to Senior Principal

Terracon Promotes Will Salters to Senior Principal

Terracon announces the promotion of Will Salters, MBA, to Senior Principal. Will leads Terracon’s Southeast Client Development & Marketing Team responsible for pursuing safe, profitable growth across strategic sectors in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington DC. His 22+ years of experience have provided him a deep knowledge of real estate and development. He also manages a number of Terracon’s national A/E, developer, contractor and logistics clients and represents Terracon’s corporate commitment to Economic Development.

Charleston Spring Wine Festival

Charleston Wine Festivals will host the Charleston Spring Wine Festival at Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel on March 30, 2024 from 1-5 p.m.

This 21+ event will feature over 50 wine selections, mimosas and beers. All beverage tastings are included in the ticket price. Food will be available for purchase from Roti Rolls. Guests can enjoy live music from High Society, DJ Brent Folks, DJ Shok and Daniell Pollock for no additional cost.

Tickets are now on sale for $50 each and will increase to $55 after March 21. Tickets purchased day of (if available) will be $65. The first 500 tickets sold online will be only $40, so don’t delay! Each ticket includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass.

To purchase tickets, head to, and follow @charlestonwinefestivals on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

Shumaker Announces New Partner

Nicholas C.C. Stewart, lawyer in Shumaker’s Charleston office, has been elected a Partner in the firm. Nick has spent his entire legal career representing individuals and businesses in South Carolina with their litigation and dispute needs. He has experience representing construction companies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, school boards, doctors, lawyers, insurance carriers, and small businesses. Nick has successfully assisted clients in federal court, circuit court, probate court, magistrate court, administrative law court, arbitration, and professional licensure boards.

Ten William Means Real Estate Agents Receive Prestigious Awards

William Means Real Estate announced that 10 of its agents have received recognition from the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® for outstanding sales production for 2023. The REALTORS® of Distinction award recognizes the top 10 percent of producing Charleston REALTORS® who met stringent requirements, including sales production, education requirements and adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

“I am continually proud of William Means agents’ many accomplishments,” said Lyles Geer, President and Broker-in-Charge for William Means Real Estate. “Our agents are among the top producers in the local market and offer the highest level of service and integrity when representing buyers and sellers in the Charleston community.”

Four William Means Real Estate agents qualified for the Platinum category, which represents the top two percent of REALTORS® in the Charleston area. This category requires agents to have sold more than $25,600,000 in volume and/or more than 42+ sides. Will Dammeyer, LeGrand Elebash, Lyles Geer and Kalyn Smythe received this honor.

The Gold category (top 5 percent) requires agents to have sold $16,300,000 – $25,599,999 in volume and/or 28.5-41.5 sides. Jane Dowd and Michelle McQuillan received this designation.
The Silver category (top 10 percent) requires an agent to have sold $10,800,000 – $16,299,999 in volume and/or 20-28 sides. Mary deSaussure Cutler, Farrah Follmann, Martha Freshley and Bonnie Geer received this honor.

For more than 90 years, William Means has remained at the forefront of the local luxury market. The boutique company achieved more than $338M in sales in 2023, with an average sales price of $1.43M. With offices in downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant, the firm serves clients all over the Lowcountry.

The annual REALTORS® of Distinction ceremony brings the REALTOR® community together to recognize the top agents in the Charleston area. All 2023 REALTORS® of Distinction recipients will be treated to an exclusive keynote address and award ceremony on April 24 at Trident Technical College.

About William Means Real Estate
Founded in 1933, William Means Real Estate is one of Charleston’s oldest real estate companies and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Lyles Geer was named President and Broker-in-Charge in 2021 after his mother, Helen Geer, spent more than 20 years leading the company. The firm has continued to evolve with the latest innovations to remain at the forefront of the area’s real estate market. William Means Real Estate has an office on Broad Street in downtown Charleston and another in Mount Pleasant to assist clients in the East Cooper area. For more information, visit

Live Oak Mental Health Therapy Center Opens in Charleston

M.B. Ellur, MD, FAPA, Medical Director, Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness

Charleston, SC – Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness, Trident Medical Center’s freestanding behavioral health hospital, will open its first satellite clinic on Monday, February 26, 2024. The office is located at 40 Calhoun Street, Suite 230, Charleston, SC 29401. The center will provide intensive outpatient therapy.

The medical director of Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness M.B. Ellur, MD, FAPA, says, “The response to the opening of Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness has surpassed our expectations. As a result, and at the request of our mental health partners serving families in Charleston’s peninsula, we are looking forward to opening Live Oak Mental Health Therapy Center – Charleston.” The center is a department of Trident Health.

The new center will provide intensive outpatient group therapy on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. The therapy program is geared toward individuals struggling with issues such as:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Relationship issues

Melissa Camp, LPC, serves as the director of clinical operations for Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness. She says, “It’s true that mental health care is health care. Through the work of our physicians and clinicians, and the relationships they develop with our patients, we witness everyday lives that are changed and we celebrate with patients who are now able to work and support themselves.”

Benefits of group therapy include:
Decreases anxiety and depression
Decreases isolation
Personal growth
Increased stability
Improved self-esteem/self-image
Increased ability to problem solve and set goals

Dr. Ellur adds, “It’s important that we continue expanding access to much needed mental health services throughout South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Care close to home has proved to be a model that encourages people to seek help.”

For more information or for an assessment call (843) 797-4245 or go to

Cyberwoven Welcomes New Weavers and Promotes One

Columbia, S.C. –  Cyberwoven, an award-winning brand, digital marketing, and website design and development firm, is thrilled to share the latest additions to our team.

Joseph Chiariello and Karen French join the agency’s Client Services Team as new Account Managers, while Justin Burke joins the agency’s Digital Marketing Team as the new Digital Marketing Manager. We are also delighted to announce the promotion of Jenny Skipper, valued ‘Weaver, to the position of Senior Account Manager.

Joseph Chiariello:
A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Chiariello has over 10 years of marketing strategy and management experience with success in implementing local and international campaigns. He brings a wealth of knowledge in design, digital marketing, eCommerce, and user interface (UI) design to the team. Additionally, Chiariello has a strong background in project management, cost saving analysis, and omni-channel management.

Karen French:
French has an extensive background in the e-commerce industry and in leading customer and consumer services teams. She has a proven track record of knowing how to implement systems and operations that have brought about game-changing results for her clients. Her passion for creating thoughtful customer experiences will be a huge asset for the firm’s growing Client Services Team.

“I am thrilled to witness the growth and evolution of the team,” states Alison Mann, director of accounts at Cyberwoven. “As we continue to enhance our client service capabilities, Joe and Karen’s experiences in retail and e-commerce will continue to add to the firm’s diverse offerings.”

Jenny Skipper:
Skipper has been a part of Cyberwoven for more than two and a half years on the Client Services Team. A valuable member of the organization, Skipper is a known problem-solver with a strong background in marketing and communications – one she relies on daily to help clients successfully meet their goals.

Mann additionally commended Skipper’s dedication and hard work, noting that her recent promotion to Senior Account Manager is a testament to her accomplishments over the years. Her contributions to the work developed for clients in the industrial, packaging, and supply chain sector has grown Cyberwoven’s portfolio exponentially.

Justin Burke:
Burke has an extensive background in brand, digital, and content marketing. He has two master’s degrees from Brandeis University and a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from Suffolk University. Burke’s strong social and content strategy skills, coupled with his diverse background, will bring new attributes to one of the firm’s fastest growing markets.

“We are excited to have another seasoned marketer on our team,” states Jon Rivers, Cyberwoven’s director of digital marketing. “With Justin’s addition to our team, we can now offer our clients more in the way of organic social and content marketing support, ensuring those efforts align closely with their marketing and brand strategies. We look forward to what Justin will bring to the Digital Marketing Team, and how he will produce more impact for our clients.”

Each of these appointments mark an exciting chapter in Cyberwoven’s journey as the firm continues to expand and strengthen our capabilities in serving our clients.

About Cyberwoven
Cyberwoven is a brand, marketing, and web agency headquartered on Main Street in downtown Columbia, SC. Since opening our doors in 2001, we have launched award-winning websites, guided the creation and evolution of brands, and built audience engagement both online and in person. We work with organizations in various industries, including the arts, culture, government, retail, education, finance, healthcare, and insurance. Our goal is to create authentic and unmistakable brand experiences that are infused with imagination, build trust, and inspire love. Learn more at

Stantec expands Structural team in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC – Stantec, a leading global design and engineering firm, has welcomed Katherine Polin as a Structural CAD Technician in its Charleston office.

Polin is currently pursuing her Associate Degree in Engineering Design Graphics. Her work includes structural repairs of commercial properties, temporary shoring designs for multi-family residential, and historic masonry restoration.

About Stantec

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on social media.

RMF Engineering Announces New Shareholder In Charleston

RMF Engineering has added Charleston-based Project Manager, Greg Hudson, PE, CHC, HFDP, as a shareholder in the company. Since joining RMF in 2010, Hudson has emerged as a key member of the Charleston, South Carolina Buildings team. Hudson’s technical experience in mechanical engineering is matched by a collaborative, agile spirit that enables him to work skillfully across a wide variety of project types. This dexterity has helped to strengthen RMF’s long-standing relationships with leading higher education and healthcare clients in the region, focusing much of his work on tailoring data-backed building solutions to drive greater campus performance.

Hudson has opened opportunities to explore new technologies for building modeling and automation and is active in RMF’s healthcare practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Hudson joins Conrad Hertz, PE, Division Manager, Boston, and Baltimore-based Project Manager, Dustin Barrall, PE, as RMF Engineering’s 2024 shareholder additions.

Manufacturing Madness is Back!

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) has launched the 3rd annual Manufacturing Madness contest. Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Manufacturing Madness is a bracket-style competition that engages the public to select the “Coolest Thing Made in South Carolina.”

Since its inception, more than 321,000 votes have been cast and more than 250 different SC-made products have competed for the coveted title of “The Coolest Thing Made in SC.” The F-16 Fighting Falcon made by Lockheed Martin in Greenville won the contest in 2023, and Steel made by Nucor Steel Berkeley in Huger won the inaugural contest in 2022.

Nominations can be submitted at until February 22nd. Any product manufactured in South Carolina can be nominated. There will be several rounds of voting to narrow down products until one is chosen as the winner.

2024 Contest Timeline:
February 12 – February 22: Nominations period
February 26 – February 29: Popular vote
March 4 – 7: First round of bracket voting for Top 16
March 11 – 14: Second round of bracket voting for Top 8
March 18 – 21: Final round of bracket voting
March 28: Winner announced at the Statehouse

“Manufacturing Madness is a celebration of our innovative and diverse manufacturing industry, as well as the thousands of skilled men and women who produce world-class products every day in the Palmetto State,” said Sara Hazzard, President and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “We are excited to once again spotlight the many amazing products made in South Carolina and tell the story of how manufacturing creates strong communities and economic prosperity across our great state.”

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to strengthen and advance South Carolina manufacturing by advocating for our members, fostering a world-class workforce, and bringing together manufacturers to connect, share, and solve industry challenges. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 100,000 associates in South Carolina.

New Doll Embodies Inclusivity with Affirmations for Minority Kids

Charleston, SC – In an effort to promote the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Sherrika Myers, author of the Lil Herbie Series children collection and founder of the nonprofit, Every 1 Voice Matters, created a new affirmation doll to provide black and brown children with a positive role model they can relate to and be inspired by.

The concept of Lil Herbie was born from a deep-rooted desire to instill key values such as perseverance in young minds. By embodying these principles, Lil Herbie symbolizes the importance of diversity and the power of inclusion. The doll’s creation is a significant step toward fostering a more inclusive society.

“I grew up stuttering in a single-family household that didn’t have the resources to help me overcome this barrier,” said Sherrika Myers, creator of the new Lil Herbie doll. “According to, 42% of students bullied were related to appearance, race or a disability. The Lil Herbie doll was created with these kids in mind so that they can have a positive role model they can relate to, while helping them overcome social barriers.”

Myers started the Lil Herbie series and doll to help kids break down communicative and social barriers such as stuttering, bullying, and low self-esteem. The new Lil Herbie doll launched on Wednesday, February 7 and serves as a powerful tool for children’s self-affirmation. It provides them with over 20 daily affirmations that they can repeat to themselves, boosting their self-esteem and self-belief as a source of encouragement and empowerment.

The Lil Herbie Series encompasses children’s books, an animated series, kids’ coaching, an anti-bullying mascot, and now, a doll tailored for ages 4-10, with a focus on social-emotional learning (SEL). SEL helps kids understand how to cope with feelings while learning interpersonal skills.

To learn more about the Lil Herbie series, visit