Business Briefs - July 25, 2019


Peter G. Schettini has been named a member of the 2019 President’s Council of New York Life. Members of the President’s Council are among the top five percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievement.

Schettini has also earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) for 2019. Achieving membership in MDRT is a distinguishing life insurance career milestone, attained only by those who have demonstrated superior professional knowledge, experience, sales excellence and client service. MDRT membership represents the top life insurance and financial service professionals worldwide. MDRT is an international, independent association of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals. In addition, this is the 64th consecutive year that New York Life has dominated the MDRT in the United States.

Schettini has been a New York Life agent since 2017 and has been associated with New York Life’s Greater South Carolina General Office in Charleston, as a partner, since 2012. He earned a degree in marketing and merchandising from Miami Dade University and has been providing clients with financial service options to secure their future for over 25 years.

Schettini and his wife, Tania, and their three children have lived on Daniel Island since 2001.


Clothes, computers, and school supplies are among dozens of items that can be purchased free of sales tax during South Carolina’s annual Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, August 2, through Sunday, August 4, 2019.

During the Tax Free Weekend, shoppers can purchase a variety of back-to-school essentials without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes. Tax-free items range from school supplies, computers, and printers to clothing, accessories, and shoes. For more information, visit


Home Telecom has announced the official groundbreaking of the company’s new 20,000 square-foot office and retail center located in the new CoOp@Nexton mixed-use complex at 1247 Nexton Parkway in Summerville. Home Telecom purchased the land last winter and announced it will begin construction on the new building beginning with a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m.

Although dirt began moving on the complex in early July, Home Telecom’s new two-story high-tech building will feature a customer service center on the first floor surrounded by 5,200 square feet of ground-level office and retail space. The second floor will be the exclusive site of Home Telecom’s Concept – 8,000 square feet of shared conceptualized office space designed for technology entrepreneurs, small startup businesses, and work-from-home professionals looking for a place to collaborate.

In a continuation of Home Telecom’s yearlong 115-year anniversary, the company announced a goal earlier this year to double their current customer base by late 2022. The new facility, including Concept, is scheduled to open May 2020.

According to Home Telecom President and CEO William Helmly, his company is “a natural fit” as the preferred technology partner in Nexton.

“This high-tech building provides the ideal location and resources for employees,” said Helmly. “By offering Concept for office space, I think we are filling a void for Summerville’s growing entrepreneurs and business owners. Access to this type of technology in the early stages of a business can absolutely set them up for success.”

The company services a large customer base throughout the Lowcountry, including Daniel Island.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

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


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