Business Briefs - May 23, 2019

Vail Travel hires Waldron as certified travel counselor (CTC)

Vail Travel has hired Vicki Waldron as their newest certified travel counselor (CTC).

Waldron attended The Travel Institute, where she earned the certified travel counselor (CTC) certification. She has worked in the travel industry for over 15 years and has extensive experience in both leisure and business travel. Vicki has completed many Resort Specialist and Destination Specialist courses and looks forward to helping clients with trips of a lifetime.

Vicki has lived in the Mount Pleasant area with her family for the last 21 years. She will be working from the Vail Travel / Cruise Holidays office on Daniel Island, 885-A Island Park Drive and can be reached at 843-277-0400 or For more information you can visit or or

Dr. Rya Kaplan joins East Cooper Medical Group at DI location

Dr. Rya Kaplan, board certified gastroenterologist, has been practicing in the greater Charleston area for 12 years. She completed medical school, residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at MUSC. This spring she began the next step of her career by joining East Cooper Medical Group and opening two new gastroenterology practices.

The first practice, which is located on Whipple Road in Mount Pleasant, has seen such growth that Dr. Kaplan has partnered with East Cooper Medical Group to open a second location on Daniel Island at 880 Island Park Dr., Suite 210.

The services Dr. Kaplan provides can appeal to all adults with a variety of needs including: colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and many others. As the only female gastroenterologist in the area, she pays special attention to the scope of care her patients receive. Her well rounded approach of consult prior to procedures helps to increase the patient/physician relationship and highly reduce medical errors.

The new Daniel Island office location opens on Thursday, May 30. Visit or call 843-936-5970 for more information.

CBSC appoints David Proctor as Boys Director of Coaching

Charleston Battery Soccer Club recently hired David Proctor as CBSC’s Boys Director of Coaching.

A native of York, England, David has had a successful career where he’s played and coached professionally. David joins the Battery from Nashville, where he was the assistant coach during their inaugural USL Championship season in 2018. Nashville had a successful first season making the USL Championship playoffs and defeating Major League Soccer (MLS) side Colorado Rapids in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. Prior to that, he worked full time as head academy coach with Columbus Crew of MLS. David also has experience in MLS with the Colorado Rapids, where he was a reserve team coach when the Rapids won an MLS Championship in 2010. David spent eight years with the Rapids’ Development Academy, from 2008 to 2016.

As a player, David began his career with Aston Villa Youth Academy. Following his youth career with Aston Villa, David moved to Hull City to begin his professional career. After two seasons with Hull, he moved to Middlesbrough before finishing his career in the United States with the Richmond Kickers and Indiana Blast of the A-League.

Proctor will work with Technical Director Derek Broadley to continue the daily development of coaches, players, and teams.

“I’m excited to join a great team of professionals and ownership that work tirelessly every day on and off the pitch to bring the best environment possible to youth players in South Carolina. This is an exciting time for soccer in the Charleston area,” Proctor said. “The Battery has fantastic facilities, professional coaches, professional player involvement, and a drive to be the best. We will develop players of all levels the right way and give them every opportunity to succeed. With the USL announcement of the Academy Cup and the USL Academy league imminent, the future for the youth players is also unique. The pathway to the pros for the U9 players upwards will be an incredible journey with Charleston Battery SC.”

Home Telecom wins 3 BroadbandNow awards

Home Telecom won three BroadbandNow 2019 Internet Service Provider Awards in the mid-sized provider category including Top Internet Speeds Nationwide; Top 3 Fastest Fiber Providers in South Carolina; and Top 5 Fastest Internet Providers in South Carolina.

The BroadbandNow 2019 awards’ core mission is to be a champion for consumers in helping them find and compare local internet service providers.

The awards recognize national, regional and local internet service providers in three categories based on the population coverage area that deliver outstanding products and excellent service to consumers across the United States.

The data driven awards program centers around three core aspects believed to be vital to operational excellence. They are fastest average speed, customer approval, and affordability.

Home Telecom falls in the mid-size category representing a coverage area of less than four million homes and businesses.

“We work every day to meet the evolving needs of our customers and we are excited about being recognized by BroadbandNow as a top service provider,” said Home Telecom President and CEO William Helmly. “To win in three categories both statewide and nationally for our speed is an honor, and I believe confirms our commitment to bring cutting-edge services and products to our customers and to the community.”

Charleston Office Advisors represented the seller in the sale of 12,034 SF office space on DI

CharlestonOffice Advisors, Reid Davis, CCIM, SIOR, Pete Harper, CCIM and Cameron Yost sold the 12,034 SF office building located at 109 River Landing Drive on Daniel Island to the buyer, Hawk Management, LLC for $2,950,000. The seller, Palmetto Surety Corporation, will continue to lease space at 109 River Landing Drive until their lease expiration. Lee & Associates Charleston will continue to manage the property under the new ownership.

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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