No shortcuts

No shortcuts

Brent Nelsen’s road to founding one of the Lowcountry’s most popular barber shops By Hannah Massen Brent Nelsen, owner and founder of Barbers of the Lowcountry, decided to make his business “bigger than it ever was” during the 2008 recession. Even his co-founder and father, Lou, openly questioned the decision, but Nelsen’s determination to not…

The remaking of a brand

The remaking of a brand

Design pros at AlphaGraphics share the To say choosing one winner in the Business Makeover Contest was difficult sounds cliché, but it is true. After much deliberation, Lowcountry bakery Sprout Momma was chosen as the Grand Prize winner. Sprout Momma is a much-loved bakery that, like many small businesses, has been most focused on running…

Why do people go out of their way to fill their gas tanks at Parker’s?

Why do people go out of their way to fill their gas tanks at Parker’s?

Founder Greg Parker will share his business insights at an exclusive in-person event presented by the Don Ryan Center for Innovation Greg Parker, founder and CEO of Parker’s and Parker’s Kitchen, stands out as one of America’s leading business innovators. He has earned acclaim for his uncompromising commitment to high-quality food service, his dedication to…

In perfect harmony
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In perfect harmony

Shembra Carter’s journey to bring energy balance to the Lowcountry By Hannah Massen Energy healing may be rooted in ancient holistic medicine, but as the saying goes for fashion, film, and politics, “what’s old is new again,” even in the medical field – something that Shembra Carter believes the healthcare industry desperately needs.  After working…

Growing a networking group by helping other businesses grow
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Growing a networking group by helping other businesses grow

With members generating the highest TYFCB (Thank You for Closed Business) in years, BNI SC Lowcountry’s Ron and Cristina Kirby continue to grow a network where everyone wins By Ellen Linnemann Ron Kirby has long believed in the power of networking and after retiring from the Marines and having the opportunity to first become involved…