Please join us for our May luncheon! Barbara Melvin with the SC Ports Authority will provide us with an update on the current activities of the Port as well as discuss what the future holds for Port activities in South Carolina.
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This luncheon will be a frank, funny and interactive conversation about how women speak about themselves in business and in their community. Too frequently, women are unsure of how to speak accurately and assertively about their skills, abilities and knowledge. LB Adams will introduce us to a three-point template designed to empower women by learning to re-craft our own message.
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A special thank you to our Luncheon Sponsor, Wells Fargo.
Join CREW Charleston members for our 2nd annual Portraits and Pours event!
Beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Members will also have the opportunity to have your professional photo taken by Mandy Riley with Ellis Avery Photography. Following the event you will receive a complimentary digital copy of your professional photo. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop Terrace on Lockwood Drive.
This is a free event for members only and donations to CREW Foundation are encouraged. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for our March luncheon to learn why one company based in Northern New Jersey chose to expand its operations to Moncks Corner, SC. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Jason Blinkoff, Executive Vice President of A&R Bulk-Pak.
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A special thank you to our luncheon sponsor: JLL
Join ULI SC’s Young Leaders Group, as they present a panel discussion on start-ups and growth-oriented businesses in the Charleston area. The panel, which will highlight local tech company best practices for growth, includes local business leaders from a variety of disciplines. Panelists to include:
- Rob Byers, Director of Interior Design, BRPH (Moderator)
- Justin Boykin, Director of Digital Strategy, Mercom Corporation (Panelist)
- Marc Murphy, CEO, Atlatl Software (Panelist)
- Hunter Stunzi, President & Co-Founder, Snapcap (Panelist)
- Kerby Teller, Market Director, CBI Workplace Solutions (Moderator)
Attendees will leave the event with advice on how to responsibly grow their businesses tied to today’s IT technology solutions, interior design considerations, sales tools and financing. While hosted by the Coastal YLG’s, this event is open to all.
CREW Members: Reach out Amy at Amy.Barrett@ULI.org to have your registration fee wavied!
Click here for more info: https://southcarolina.uli.org/event/start-grown-panel-discussion/
Join us for a hard hat tour through the new WestEdge development downtown! We will meet at 4:30 and tour will begin promptly at 4:45. Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes.
Light food and drinks will be served after the tour.
Attendees will also be entered in a raffle for a gift certificate to Woodhouse Day Spa!
Parking details and meeting location will be emailed out prior to the event.
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Join us for our January luncheon with guest speaker Josh Martin, AICP, CNU-A, Senior Advisor to the Mayor on the Built Environment for the City of Charleston. Josh will speak about the Lowcountry Low Line which is a project that would repurpose 1.6 miles of unused railroad that stretches down the Charleston Peninsula’s spine from Courtland Avenue to Woolfe Street. The land would be converted into a linear park, serving as a great civic space that provides a safe avenue for biking and walking, as well as a host of other benefits.
Come join your fellow CREW members for a holiday breakfast sponsored by PMC Commercial Interiors.
Event is open to current CREW Charleston members.
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We are partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston this year and collecting toys/donations for their family members.
Their biggest need this holiday season is gifts/gift cards for adults, clothes and toys for newborns and preemies, and gifts for teens.
Please bring your donations unwrapped to the breakfast. No used items please!
“Research has shown that children heal better when their family is near. Last year, 786 families found a home at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston. Each night RMHC Charleston has 32 families, who have traveled to Charleston for their child’s medical treatment. Our home offers these families comfortable beds, hot meals, a caring staff, and a four-legged friend, Gardy, all just steps from the hospital. It is through your support, that we are able to continue to help these families during their darkest times.”
Resilient Building Strategies for Commercial Real Estate
Come hear David Hill, Senior Architect & Project Manager at Wakefield Beasley discuss resilient building strategies to withstand climate change in the context of commercial real estate.
David has spent a career proving Kermit wrong: it’s easy being Green with the right approach and knowledge and over 35 years he has produced award-winning, client-pleasing, budget-meeting, creative and Green architectural solutions in a variety of project types; from residential and multi-family to commercial, educational, hospitality, municipal, federal, liturgical, and industrial. At Wakefield Beasley, David is responsible for developing client relationships in addition to developing architectural projects from preliminary “what if” sketches, to and through final construction completion.
Lenn Jewel, Managing Partner of RealtyLink Commercial, LLC and Charles Fitzhenry, Director of Leasing and a partner of RealtyLink Commercial, LLC will present Nexton Square, a new lifestyle center in Summerville, and Uptown at Centre Pointe, a mixed use/entertainment center adjacent to Tanger Outlets and Coliseum.
The Women’s Panel is an event co-hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and CREW. Five women who have proven themselves in male-dominated industries will discuss tricks of how they mastered their trade and will share wisdom for those seeking to advance their careers. The panel will discuss the new traditionally male jobs coming to the Charleston region, and how women can capitalize on these opportunities. Please join us for lunch, networking and a lively discussion.
Meet the Panelists:
Christina Lock, CEO and Founder at Catch Talent
Christina is an entrepreneur, leader, human resources executive, and public speaker with a proven track record of scaling and growing start-ups. As CEO of Catch Talent, Christina leads the delivery of recruiting and employer branding services to growing technology, manufacturing, and government contracting companies. Prior to launching Catch, she was a founding member and Vice President of HR and Recruiting at SPARC, where her team hired over 300 Team Members in less than five years. Christina has also held leadership, recruiting, and business development positions at ARAMARK and Aerotek. Christina serves on the advisory boards of Charleston Women in Tech and The Iron Yard, is a member of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s steering committee, and has spoken at SHRM, DIG South, Pecha Kucha, and the College of Charleston. She mentors entrepreneurs and professionals through the Harbor Entrepreneur Center and Charleston Young Professionals.
Angela Dyer, BB&T, Vice President
Angela Dyer is a Vice President Commercial Banker with BB&T Bank with 11 years of experience in the banking industry. Through focus, hard work and strategic planning she has become one of the first Commercial Bankers in Charleston to work for BB&T. Angela has been labeled as a positive and tenacious “trail blazing” leader for other women within her company and industry. Her passion is to always help other people to continue to move forward whether that is with growing their company, career or as an individual.
Janet Bates, CF Evans Construction, Director of Marketing
Janet joined CF Evans Construction over 6 years ago and oversees the development and protection of the company’s brand. She is responsible for staying active in the market and understanding the ever-changing trends and active growth of the areas in which her firm builds. Janet holds her MBA in General Management and Sustainable Enterprise from the University of North Carolina Kenan Flagler Business School and her BA in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from The George Washington University. A graduate of the Tuck School of Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth, Janet previously worked at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, and at Fathom, an agency known for its award winning brand development and creative material. She is the Communications Chair for CREW Charleston and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Charleston Area Justice Ministry. In 2017, Janet founded a non-partisan political organization in Summerville, dedicated to demystifying congressional advocacy, and works with a variety of local groups to enhance their communication and achieve their community goals.
Hilary Johnson, Hatch Tribe, Founder
Hilary Johnson is the founder of Hatch Tribe, an organization devoted to cultivating and connecting women entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur herself, Hilary coaches and mentors entrepreneurs in all stages of business. Her passion is helping clients translate their great ideas to actionable plans and results. Hilary became a first-time author in November 2016 with the publication of “A Girls Guide to Surviving the Startup with Your Mind, Body, and Soul Intact”, an encouraging read that imparts road-tested wisdom for tackling the inner and outer work of being a boss.
Amanda Reeves, Lee & Associates, Broker
Amanda joined Lee & Associates Charleston in 2012 after relocating from Savannah, GA. She has been in commercial real estate since 2006 and focuses on retail and office brokerage. On the landlord and owner side, she has worked with a range of properties from large power centers to unique downtown spaces. She also represents tenants and/or buyers in finding their ideal office location to start or expand their businesses. Locally, Amanda works with retailers such as Moe’s, Kairo’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Urban Cookhouse, Edward Jones, Orange Theory Fitness and Firehouse Subs in market expansion and site selection.
Amanda is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She has earned both her LEED AP® accreditation and her CCIM designation. Before beginning her real estate career, Amanda was a Senior Associate at KPMG in Atlanta in their Risk Advisory Services group. She is currently President Elect of CREW Charleston.