Community in crisis

Community in crisis

More than 50,000 Lowcountry Households are silently struggling By Courtney Hampson Our community is in crisis. It is all around us and largely invisible. Consider just some of these startling recent statistics: More than 50,000 households in Beaufort and Jasper counties are silently struggling because they are not making a livable wage, a number that…

Visionary Women

Visionary Women

Vision begins with inspiration – an inspired mind will be open to new ideas, motivated by new challenges and excited about what is possible. An inspired mind sees what others do not. These eight women are leaders but also visionaries who not only had an idea or a dream but they made it happen.  To…

From the ground up

From the ground up

How Patricia and Ron Strimpfel built a 45-year legacy – and one of the most successful custom home-building companies in the Lowcountry By Hannah Massen A rustic, curving staircase. An outdoor kitchen overlooking the marina at sunset as idyllic sailboats drift by. High, arched windows flooding the reclaimed wood floors with natural light. As the…

Building on a need
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Building on a need

Zack Kelly helps custom homebuilders take care of business – so builders can build By Ellen Linnemann A longtime serial entrepreneur and successful insurance agent who currently owns an Allstate insurance agency in Charleston, Zack Kelly’s path to becoming a true visionary started while simply “sitting in” on a meeting at the request of a…

Looking up
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Looking up

Roel and Jennifer Harsta bring their vision for year-round fresh local produce and vertical farming to the Lowcountry By Ellen Linnemann The pandemic’s disruption on the supply chain was experienced in many ways, both worldwide and locally — including the pandemic’s impact on being able to secure fresh produce. So when local availability and local…