Business Briefs - February 22, 2018
DI QUIZNOS CLOSING UP SHOP
After serving the community for nearly a decade, the Daniel Island Quiznos is closing its doors, effective Feb. 28. The popular island sandwich shop is run by husband and wife team Dung Bui and Chau Vong-Bui. According to Chau, the pair is ready to retire and do not plan to re-open the franchise elsewhere.
“We’re gonna miss the customers,” she said. “It’s been 10 years! We’re sad to leave. The community has been good to us. We thank them for their support.”
A story in The Daniel Island News in 2012 featured the couple and detailed their journey to the U.S. from Vietnam more than 33 years ago. They fled by boat, along with other refugees, to escape the communist-controlled country, Dung said. They traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, and eventually to New York. They later settled in Connecticut, where they worked for many years in the pressroom at Cigna before relocating to the company’s North Charleston plant. They opened their Quiznos franchise on Daniel Island on August 15, 2008, the night of a Hootie and The Blowfish concert at Family Circle Tennis Stadium.
HAYNSWORTH SINKLER BOYD SHAREHOLDERS HONORED
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently congratulated two of its shareholders on being named to South Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2018 Leadership in Law Honoree list. John Tiller and Jay Matthews are among 30 attorneys from across the state to be recognized. Nominated by their peers and selected by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leadership in Law honorees have achieved success in their practice and have made a positive impact on the legal community as well as the community at large, stated a press release.
As a deeply experienced and widely respected trial lawyer and mediator, John Tiller leads Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Insurance Defense Practice Group. He focuses his practice primarily on products liability, premises liability and personal injury actions, including complex matters involving numerous plaintiffs. Tiller was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in 2016. Tiller works in the firm’s Charleston office.
Jay Matthews leads the firm’s Construction Practice Group from their Columbia location. He has a strong background in cases involving the construction, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.
BLACKBAUD REPORT SHOWS GROWTH IN CHARITABLE GIVING
Charitable giving is on the rise in most sectors. Based on the largest analysis of overall and online giving data, Daniel Island-based Blackbaud, Inc., the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, recently announced the availability of its annual Charitable Giving Report, featuring the earliest, most comprehensive look at how fundraising performed in 2017. As philanthropy navigates tumultuous times, this latest report from the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact™ analyzes trends from nearly $30 billion in fundraising revenue from 2017 and offers the data-backed findings to help organizations benchmark their performance and guide their fundraising strategies for the year and beyond.
• Overall giving grew approximately 4.1 percent in 2017
• Online giving grew 12.1 percent in 2017 compared to 2016
• Online donations made up 7.6 percent of all fundraising in 2017
• #GivingTuesday online donations were up 28 percent in 2017
• 21 percent of online donations were made on a mobile device in 2017
The 4.1 percent increase in giving during 2017 was a substantial jump compared to relatively flat growth in 2016, stated a Blackbaud press release. A strong stock market, spikes in giving in response to political issues, and the continued shift to digital giving all influenced giving in 2017, continued the report.
According to Blackbaud, international affairs organizations had the largest growth in overall fundraising and faith-based organizations experienced the largest growth in online giving in 2017 compared to 2016. Only arts and culture and K–12 education institutions experienced minimal year-over-year declines in overall fundraising, and all sectors had growth in their online giving programs in 2017.
To view the full report, visit www.blackbaudinstitute.com/charitablegiving.