Business Briefs - October 8, 2015

Seminar: How to do business with the government

The Armed Forces Electronics and Communications Association (AFCEA) Lowcountry Chapter will be hosting an updated Small Business Boot Camp series beginning with the first session, “How to do Business with the Government 101.”

This event will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza located at 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418, beginning promptly at 4 p.m. This is an informal round table type of discussion consisting of a panel of local government and large business defense industry representatives. The discussion is an informative forum that covers the very basics of preparing a small business to get started in government contracting. The discussion usually lasts for one and a half hours.

The entire group is invited for a networking happy hour in the lobby of the Crown Plaza immediately after the discussion. Admission is $15.00. Cash bar with light Hors d’oeuvres. Please see our website for more details and updates at or contact our Small Business Committee Chair, Marcy Hippey at

SunTrust supports Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) received a grant from the SunTrust Foundation to support the delivery of critical services for abused children and their families in Charleston and surrounding areas. Jason Hessberg, Vice President and Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for Sun Trust, presented the donation of five thousand dollars to Beverly Hutchison, Director of Development and Marketing, and Carole C. Swiecicki, Ph.D., Executive Director of DNLCC.

DNLCC provides critical services for healing at no cost to children or their families when there is a concern about abuse. These services include forensic interviews, mental health assessments, medical and therapy services, parental assessments, case coordination and advocacy. Dr. Swiecicki commented, “We are so fortunate to have the support of community partners like the Sun Trust Foundation. This gift will allow us to continue the highest level of care to over 1,500 children and caregivers each year.”

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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