Member News December 31 – January 4

McNair’s Craig Garner Elected for 4th Term as President for South Carolina Higher Education Foundation

Columbia, S.C. (January 1,  2013) — McNair Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce that M. Craig Garner, Jr. has been elected to his fourth term as President of the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation (SCHEF).  Through this role, he will continue to work to increase awareness and access to all aspects of  higher education for South Carolina.

In addition to serving the SCHEF, Craig currently servesMcNairGarner_Craig as a Director of First Citizens Bancorporation and chairs its Audit and Risk and Trust Committees. Among his many professional and community dealings, he was the first recipient of the “Leader of Distinction Award” from Leadership South Carolina in 2010 and has been selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers®.

Craig is a Shareholder of McNair Law Firm and serves as its Counsel. He focuses his external practice in the area of transactions and business organization, with his largest industry concentrations being hospitals, financial institutions, and tax-exempt organizations.

About South Carolina Higher Education Foundation

The SCHEF was founded in 2000 and champions higher education by developing and supporting programs that benefit and enhance the quality and availability of higher education statewide.  The SCHEF also works to increase collaboration between the state’s business and political leaders, college and university leaders, and the public about the importance  of higher education in the State’s economy and the overall quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

About McNair

McNair Law Firm, P.A. is a full-service law firm serving businesses, government and individuals from ten offices in the Southeast, including eight in South Carolina, one in North Carolina and one in Kentucky. For more information about Craig Garner and McNair, visit


The University of South Carolina, Columbia Area, Small Business Development Center will offer a three part Quick Books Training Seminar. 

Part 1 will be held January 15, 2013, Part 2 will be held January 22, and Part 3 will be held January 29. Each seminar will cost $45.00. All seminars will be held at 111 Maiden Lane, Town of Lexington Town Hall Conference Center, Suite A.  Free parking is available. All classes to be held regardless of size.

January 15, Part 1 will teach setting up your business in QuickBooks, Basic Functions, Entering Transactions and Basic Reports.

January 22, Part 2 will teach Payroll using QuickBooks, Payroll Reports, and 1099s.

January 29, Part 3 will teach increase use of function, Job Costing – which products are most profitable, managing your business using QuickBooks, Key Reports, and putting it all together.

Presenter: Debbie Werts, Manager at Elliot Davis Company. Debbie has more than 25 years of experience in client accounting services. She has focused on providing clients with write-up services and helps to ensure the accuracy of financial reports and records through the utilization of the latest accounting software technology. Debbie’s concentration areas include business start- up organizations and QuickBooks consultation.

Registration for these courses can be located at

For further information, please contact Bob Pettit, Business Consultant, Columbia Area, Small Business Development Center, 803-777-4942,


Transitions Receives Gift from Food Lion

(Columbia, SC) Transitions has received $3,500 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation to help homeless individuals. Transitions will use the gift to purchase nutrient rich fruits and vegetables to improve the health of those homeless individuals who are susceptible for hypertension, diabetes, and other health problems.

“We are thankful to Food Lion for its support to help ensure a better, healthier diet for the homeless.  Many of our clients have serious health issues with special dietary needs.  This money will help us meet the health needs of all of our clients better.” – Craig J. Currey, Chief Executive Officer

Transitions Day Center (a 24/7 housing and service program that engages homeless individuals in the Midlands of South Carolina) provides comprehensive services such as health care, behavioral treatment, job skill development, and case management.  The Day Center attracts 100-150 individuals a day from the streets as well as the 260 clients with beds at Transitions.  The Day Center offers basic and emergency needs such as meals, clothing, laundry, and shelter from harsh elements. Through preparing healthy and nutritious meals to a vulnerable population, we are better able to engage homeless individuals into healthy living and supportive services.

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.

Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG) and operates more than 1,100 supermarkets. The company employs approximately 58,000 associates delivering quality products, low prices and service to customers in       10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit



Charleston, SC (December 31, 2012) David Grubbs, NAIPR1GrubbsManaging Principal of NAI Avant’s Charleston Office, recently facilitated the sale of 1.12 acres in Midland Parkway in Summerville, South Carolina. The purchaser, Summerville Endoscopy Center, plans to begin construction on the vacant parcel in the 1st quarter of 2013. The property, adjacent from Summerville Medical Center, sold for $450,000. Grubbs represented the purchaser in the transaction and the seller was represented by Oswald Cooke and Associates.

Contact: David Grubbs, Managing Principal, Charleston Office, 843-814-6111, or


COLUMBIA, SC (January 2, 2013) Dail Longaker and Macon Lovelace, both members of NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team, recently brokered the sale of 916 – 924 Gervais Street in the Vista of Columbia, SC. The historic buildings are home to Salsarita’s, TCBY, Motor Supply Restaurant, Social, Southern Strategy and Carol Saunders Gallery. Longaker represented the seller and Lovelace represented the purchaser in the transaction totaling $2,710,000.





Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.


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