Business Briefs - August 15, 2019


Experts project there are 20 million people suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea. Dana Blalock, a dentist with Daniel Island Dentistry, is on a mission to change that. Blalock is organizing the first annual “Sleep Saves Lives” event in the Charleston area, set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Blalock, of Sleep Better South Carolina, will manage and direct the planning, preparation and presentation of the event, which will offer free sleep apnea treatments to patients who fit the required profile for care.

“Millions of Americans suffer from the potentially deadly effects of undiagnosed sleep apnea,” explains Avi Weisfogel, director of the International Academy of Sleep. “Health is compromised, relationships are ruined and lives are even lost when this disease goes untreated. The Sleep Saves Lives initiative is our attempt to make a big impact in the lives of those who might not otherwise be able to afford the simple but powerful treatments that are now available.”

To schedule an interview or get more information about the event, call (843) 881-4545 during business hours.


Dockery’s, the Daniel Island restaurant, brewery, and music venue, recently announced the release of their 100th unique beer, Dancing Shoes, a Brut India Pale Ale that will be served on tap in the restaurant and in cans for off-site consumption.

Brewmaster Dustin Wilson, wanting to give back to the community in a special way, has named this series of IPAs “Shoes Are the Future,” and is set to donate a percentage of profits from the beer and the release party to the Happy Feet program from the Mt. Pleasant and East Cooper Rotary Clubs. The release party, to be held at Dockery’s on Saturday, Aug.17 from 2 to 6 p.m., will feature live music, food specials, and a can release for “Shoes Are the Future: Dancing Shoes.” Four-packs of cans will be available for $14 each with a limit of two four-packs per guest.

The Happy Feet program from the Rotary Clubs provides new socks and shoes to children from 12 local school districts. Last year’s fundraising provided new shoes to 356 students from across the Charleston area. Wilson said that he chose this particular charity as a way of contributing to a direct need in the community.

“I’m the kind of person that wants to see the impact of what I’m doing, even if it’s just a small thing,” says Wilson. “We wanted to make a donation towards education in Charleston, but wanted to make it a personal gift, something that would mean a lot to each of the kids that were helped. When we saw the Happy Feet program, we knew we’d found the right way to help.”

The “Shoes Are the Future” series will feature a semi-annual release of Dockery’s Brut IPA, each dry-hopped differently to change the flavor of the beer with the seasons.

“We called this release ‘Dancing Shoes’ as we are throwing a celebration around it,” says Greyson Cato, Dockery’s brewery assistant. “Our next release will be later in the fall. We’ll be donating part of the proceeds to Happy Feet at that time as well.”

The release party will be a family-friendly affair on the Dockery’s outdoor pavilion with live music from Sufferin’ Moses, food specials from the Dockery’s food truck by chef Todd Ladd, and more than 15 different Dockery’s beers to choose from.

For more information on the Dockery’s beer program, visit


Capstone Apartment Partners announced last month that it has closed the $51.1 million sale of Paxton Point Hope, a 274-unit apartment community with full amenities in the Point Hope Commons mixed-use development on the Cainhoy peninsula.

Capstone sold the property on behalf of Charlotte-based The Spectrum Companies, and procured the buyer, VTT Management of Framingham, Massachusetts.

Located adjacent to the 9,000-acre Cainhoy Plantation planned unit development, the newly constructed Paxton Point Hope was completed this summer and was approximately 35 percent occupied at the time of closing. The property features studio, one, two, and three-bedroom units, including two-bedroom carriage homes.

Paxton Point Hope features full amenities including a 4,100-square-foot fitness center and a 7,500-square foot-clubhouse and lounge, and residents enjoy a resort-style saltwater pool, dog park, game room, outdoor grilling area and more – all within walking distance to the new Publix-anchored shopping center off of Clements Ferry Road within Point Hope Commons Shopping Center. The complex is the third luxury apartment community Spectrum has built in the market and two more are underway.

The Capstone Apartment Partners transaction team was led by Caleb Troop and Alex McDermott.

“Paxton Point Hope is the perfect illustration of how forward-thinking developers like Spectrum are meeting the needs of the suburban rental market with luxury finishes, proximity to Class A services and ease of access to major employers in the city,” Troop said.


Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, recently announced that Michael “Mike” Gianoni, Blackbaud’s president and CEO, has been named to the list of Top 50 SaaS CEOs by The Software Report. According to a press release, Gianoni was recognized for his purpose-driven leadership and the company’s accelerated performance alongside CEOs from software companies such as Bitly, Cvent, Gainsight™, Twilio, Workday and more.

The CEOs on this year’s list were selected based on nomination submissions from colleagues, peers and other software industry participants. Nominees were reviewed across a number of key attributes, including integrity, intellect, drive, emotional intelligence, organizational culture and operational skill. They were most closely evaluated based on qualitative and substantive commentary provided on the CEO’s character.

Gianoni took over as CEO of the social good software leader in 2014 and has led the company through significant milestones, including transitioning Blackbaud’s entire solution set to the cloud, issuing the company’s first social responsibility report and guiding Blackbaud through the construction and opening of a new LEED Gold world headquarters on Daniel Island.

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225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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