Business Briefs - October 27, 2016
McQuillin named to Junior Achievement Board
Daniel Island resident and Berkeley County School Board Member Mac McQuillin has joined the Coastal Area Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Greater SC. The organization is the state’s largest body dedicated to educating students about issues relating to work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through the use of experiential, hands-on programs.
McQuillin, an attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust. McQuillin’s legal practice focuses on litigation involving local governments and local businesses, LLC and partnership disputes, as well as probate, estate and trust cases. He has been named a “Rising Star” by South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for business litigation in Charleston the last three years (2014-2016). McQuillin has served on the Berkeley County School Board since 2014.
Denis Gallagher’s Charliewood Pictures to present CIFF
The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) will take center stage in the Holy City November 2 through November 6 at the Charleston Music Hall. The much anticipated event is presented by Charliewood Pictures LLC, a film and production company founded by Daniel Island resident Denis Gallagher. In addition to showcasing more than 60 films from multiple countries around the world, the festival will feature nightly after parties with live music, Q & A sessions with industry experts, free educational workshops, and an Awards Gala.
The CIFF, now in its ninth year, will also spotlight the premier of Warrior Road, a feature independent film shot and crewed in Charleston in partnership with Charliewood Pictures. Written and directed by independent filmmaker and Charlestonian Brad Jayne, the story follows three teenage boys who rob a South Carolina juke joint before fleeing up the coast to Myrtle Beach.
“We are thrilled to be able to have the Charleston premiere of our film Warrior Road as part of the Charleston International Film Festival,” stated Gallagher, founder and chairman of Charliewood Pictures and executive producer of the film. “We are excited to screen our film locally and showcase the amazing filmmaking talent here in Charleston and South Carolina as well as the incredible locations where we filmed.”
For additional information on the CIFF, visit www.CharlestonIFF.org.
Sip Shop Support Donates Over $15,000 to Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
Daniel Island Sip Shop Support donated $15,286.50 from their inaugural event on June 22, 2016, to help build the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. After a formal check presentation, the event committee and several sponsors were able to tour the current MUSC Children’s Hospital and see first-hand the amazing, innovative, nationally-ranked, life-saving programs offered by incredible doctors and nurses.
“We were impressed by what they accomplish on a daily basis in outdated and cramped space. Just imagine what they can do in the new hospital!” said Lauren Hoffman, who is on the event committee. “We are pleased about the success of our first event, but especially proud to be able to donate over $15,000 to help build the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.”
During the June 22 event, more than 40 vendors from all over the Charleston area, many of which are home-based businesses, set up shop alongside 19 Daniel Island shops and restaurants to offer one-of-a-kind jewelry, home goods, clothing, and many more unique gifts for sale. Daniel Island Town Center was divided into four shopping districts, and it was easy to navigate from business to business by walking or catching a free trolley ride. Local breweries and wine distributors were on hand to offer samples of their products, and live music was playing in each district. While it was a shopper’s delight, the main purpose of the Sip Shop Support event was to raise money for the Campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. And while it was dubbed a success, organizers say outside temperatures were a bit too hot! Next year’s event is scheduled for November 1, 2017, to take advantage of cooler weather and the excitement of pre-holiday shopping.