Business Briefs - June 23, 2016


Daniel Island resident Debbie Wall-Smith with Charleston Metro Homes Real Estate has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRSsm) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. The SRS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official credential of the National Association of REALTORS®. Debbie Wall-Smith joins an elite group of real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRSsm designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in seller representation, pass a comprehensive exam and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

A member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Wall-Smith has received recognition as one of the top ten percent of all Charleston SC metro area realtors in sales performance each year since 2007. An East Cooper Top Producer and Realtor of Distinction award winner, she holds certifications as an ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), SRS (Sellers Representative Specialist), Short Sale Specialist, and Foreclosure Specialist.

Debbie is the Broker in Charge and co-owner with her husband Steve Smith of Charleston Metro Homes Real Estate.

SRSsm is a wholly owned division of REBI and focuses specifically on representing the real estate seller. Founded in 1968, REBI is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. You may contact REBI by telephone, 800-621-8738, by e-mail, [], or by visiting the SRS website, [].

You can reach Debbie at 843-345-1095 or

East Cooper Medical Center Kicks off Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive with Cereal Eating Contest Because Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

East Cooper Medical Center recently lead a community effort to provide local children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefitting the Lowcountry Food Bank. As part of the drive, the hospital hosted a cereal eating contest to help raise awareness of the drive and encourage donations.

Several locals took part in the cereal eating contest in the hospital’s main lobby. Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and Pat Walker, President and CEO Lowcountry Food Bank, judged the competition. Contest participants included: Jason Alexander, CEO East Cooper Medical Center; Mark Smith, Town of Mount Pleasant Councilman; Terri Harris, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) East Cooper Medical Center; Dave Williams, ABC News 4 Chief Meteorologist; Jake Rambo, James B. Edwards Elementary Principal; Bob Brimmer, Town of Mount Pleasant Councilman; Colby Thelen, reporter NBC News 2.

“We appreciate East Cooper Medical Center for hosting the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive and are grateful for all that it does for our community,” said Pat Walker, President and CEO Lowcountry Food Bank. “It is important to know that 80% of the children in the Lowcountry who participate in the free breakfast and lunch programs through their schools would not get meals provided in the summer.

East Cooper Medical Center has chosen to take action and respond to this community need.” East Cooper Medical Center took on the challenge from Tenet Healthcare to collect 25,000 servings of cereal for the local food bank. They surpassed that goal by collecting 16,916 actual servings and $3,623 ($1 = 6 servings) to equal 38,654 servings of cereal! Some of the monetary donations will be used by the Lowcountry Food Bank to purchase milk for the cereal.

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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