Business Briefs - September 29, 2016

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jim Rowan, II Wins Spirit of Partnership Award

Jim Rowan, II of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Daniel Island recently won the firm’s exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2015.

Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, calls Jim a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve.

“Jim has demonstrated unyielding dedication and enthusiasm for his business of serving individual investors,” Weddle said. “Jim has reached a benchmark in his career that deserves recognition, and the Spirit of Partnership Award provides that recognition. I am proud to call him an Edward Jones financial advisor.”

Rowan said he is honored to receive the award.

“Edward Jones is a partnership. That structure is not just financial, it’s a philosophy,” Rowan said. “We work together, help each other and all share in the rewards of working with long-term individual investors. That brings out the best in everyone.”

Rowan was one of only 1,108 financial advisors out of the firm’s more than 14,000 to receive the award.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 14,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at, and its recruiting website is Member SIPC.

Charleston Metro Chamber Presents Home Telecom With The 2016 Pillar Award

Earlier this month at Charleston Metro Chamber’s annual Honors Night, Home Telecom’s President and COO William S. Helmly accepted The 2016 Pillar Award on the company’s behalf.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Pillar Award recognizes an organization known for long-standing excellence. Home Telecom received this recognition after being one of three finalists nominated for the award. The two other companies nominated in this category included Charleston Southern University, and Robert Bosch, LLC.

Over 250 business and community leaders were in attendance at 2016 Honors Night, held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. This evening acknowledged and celebrated both community individuals and companies who provide exceptional progress to the Charleston region.

The Pillar Award is one among six award categories for annual honors presented by the Charleston Metro Chamber. The remaining five include: The Trailblazer, The Beacon, The Milestone, And The One to Watch.

“Being nominated for an Honors Night award is a powerful testament to a business’s brand and impact on the region, as nominations are made by Chamber members. This year’s finalists join an impressive group of businesses, each making an impact on our region,” said Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber. When presenting The 2016 Pillar Award to Home Telecom, Charleston Metro Chamber acknowledges the company for its presence as a pillar in the Charleston community since 1904, marking the path for advancement in the region.

“Home Telecom is honored to be recognized as an outstanding organization that is providing cutting edge service in the Charleston region. I was pleasantly surprised considering the high caliber of the other two nominees in our category,” said Helmly. “I congratulate our employees for making this award possible. I have had the good fortune of working with an incredibly talented group of people. Home Telecom has only been able to grow and prosper due to their hard work and dedication.” For more information about the Chamber’s Honors Night awards, visit

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