Member News | February 25 – March 1

We Shall Not Be Moved: A Commemoration of Student Activism in Columbia and the 50th Anniversary of Edwards v. South Carolina

Join Columbia SC 63 for a commemorative church service and roundtable discussion on March 3

Columbia, S.C. (February 13, 2013) – Columbia SC 63 kicks off a year of civil rights programming with We Shall Not Be Moved: A Commemoration of Student Activism in Columbia and the 50th Anniversary of Edwards v. South Carolina on March 3. The day’s events include a church service at Zion Baptist Church and a reunion and roundtable discussion with participants of the movement, including U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Though its role has never been widely recognized, Columbia was a significant factor in shaping the American Civil Rights Movement, and student activism was the driving force behind the movement. Inspired by the “Greensboro Four,” young Black South Carolinians bucked tradition and engaged in a determined campaign of civil disobedience in protest of segregation. A month after Greensboro, students at Columbia’s Allen University and Benedict College held lunch counter sit-ins at local businesses along Main Street.

On March 2, 1961, a statewide coalition of African American high school and college students met at Zion Baptist Church and marched to the South Carolina State House grounds. Carrying protest signs and singing “freedom songs,” they challenged segregation and racial discrimination in the state. 187 participants were arrested and charged with “disturbing the peace.” Those arrested later filed a lawsuit, Edwards v. South Carolina.

On February 25, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their arrests violated “constitutionally protected rights of free speech, free assembly, and freedom to petition for redress for their grievances.” Their courageous efforts legalized nonviolent protest on public grounds and sharpened the movement for social justice nationwide.

We Shall Not Be Moved will gather members of the movement, many of whom participated in the Edwards march, for a day of celebration and commemoration. The day’s events include:

  • Commemorative Church Service

Zion Baptist Church
801 Washington Street
10:45 am
Free and open to the public

  • Reunion and Roundtable Discussion with Movement Participants

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

3 – 5 pm

This event is free, but seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved at NotBeMoved.eventbrite.com or calling 803.252.7742 ext. 15.

The roundtable panel will include U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, Simon Bouie, Charles Barr, Bobby Doctor, DeeDee Wright and James Edwards, who the case is named after. After the discussion, attendees are invited to join the panelists for a reception in their honor.

Photo Information:

Matthew Perry.jpg: Matthew Perry stands with student civil rights activists at Zion Baptist Church before the Edwards march began. Image courtesy Cecil Williams.

About Columbia SC 63:

To raise awareness and understanding of a truly pivotal chapter in American history, Columbia, South Carolina has joined several other Southeastern cities to commemorate 50 years since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Comprising a diverse coalition of community leaders, educators, students, residents and others, Columbia SC 63 will explore remarkable accounts of strength, determination and sacrifice that define how and why “Our Story Matters” – historically and for the future – to South Carolina and to our nation. Columbia SC 63 is a partnership of the City of Columbia, Historic Columbia Foundation and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Vistors Bureau. For more information about activities and events associated with this initiative please visit www.ColumbiaSC63.com.

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CMA offers Pay-What-You-Wish admission from Noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10

COLUMBIA, SC – Visit the exhibition Impressionism from Monet to Matisse with Pay-What-You-Wish admission for a day of tours, hands-on learning and a French performance. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour at anytime during the afternoon with activity-filled gallery backpacks for kids and a TAP multimedia tour for adults.

Pay-What-You-Wish admission allows visitors to pay any amount to see the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse and participate in any the following programs. Admission to this exhibition is regularly $15 for adults.

Passport to Art: Drop-In between Noon and 3:00 p.m.

Families create their own water-filled landscapes with watercolors and crayons based on the swirly skies and misty oceans seen in the paintings by Monet and Renoir.

Guided Family Tour  |  1:00 p.m.

Be inspired by the magnificent 56 works in the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse. This 45-minute guided and interactive tour explores the world of art in a way that can be enjoyed by all family members. Discover the CMA in a new way and learn how to talk about art with your children.

Performance: Alliance Française  |  2:00 p.m.

The Club Théåtre of the Alliance Française de Columbia returns to the CMA for its 7th annual French-language theatre production. Celebrating the exhibition, Impressionism from Monet to Matisse, the troupe is collaborating on its own original comic play, Tableaux vivants, tableaux parlants, inspired by and featuring paintings in the collection by Cassatt, Forain, Cals, Chagall and La Touche. The 17-member Club Théåtre is an all-volunteer amateur theatre troupe made up of French-speaking members of the Columbia community from France, Belgium, Cameroon, Russia, Venezuela and the United States. Presented in the French language.

Guided CMA Gallery Tour  |  2:00 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the CMA collection? A docent-led tour provides an overview of the Museum’s collection of European and American art.

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CMA unveils new sculpture and announces summer exhibition by South Carolina-based artist Steven Naifeh

Please note: To schedule an interview with the artist, contact the CMA press office at 803.343.2170.

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Museum of Art announces the installation of a new sculpture on Boyd Plaza this month and presents a major exhibition this summer by South Carolina-based artist Steven Naifeh.

“I combine influences from the history of Western art and motifs derived from Islamic art into powerful, large-scale and colorful abstract art. I am honored that this sculpture will be shown in such a beautiful way at the Columbia Museum of Art,” Naifeh said.

At 13-feet high and made out of galvanized steel painted a bright blue, Jali will enliven the Plaza with its high-energy presence and masterful construction. Jali is a bold example of geometric abstraction, a style expressing movement and dynamism using geometric forms. In creating this sculpture, Naifeh sought to fuse the Western desire for innovation with the Islamic tradition of locating absolute harmony. The name Jali is derived from an Indian word meaning a perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with a decorative pattern using geometric shapes and sometimes calligraphy or floral elements.  The sculpture was constructed and fabricated in Columbia.

In addition, the CMA has organized the first retrospective museum exhibition of Naifeh’s paintings and sculpture entitled Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh.  It willbe on view this summer in the CMA special exhibition galleries from May 18 to September 1, 2013. The 26 large-scale works of modern art reflect Naifeh’s personal taste, preferences and attitudes about geometric abstraction that developed over the span of 40 years. It is hardly surprising that Naifeh’s childhood in the Middle East educated his eye to the rigorous forms of Arab and Islamic art. For more than 1,000 years, geometry has been central to Islamic art and architecture. In his art, Naifeh achieves a synthesis of West and East as well as old and new, a blending of cultures recognized early on in the art he made here in America. His work represents universal harmony and attains this geometric symmetry beautifully with intellectual discipline, rigorous skill and authentic joy in the process of communication.

“Steven Naifeh’s art reflects and celebrates the dynamic nature of the Columbia Museum of Art to show art and its influences from around the world that inspire our imagination. We are pleased to bring another new outdoor sculpture to Main Street as it is sure to invoke a sense of excitement, growth and positive energy for downtown Columbia,” CMA Executive Director Karen Brosius said.

Found in Translation is destined to inspire our community and open doors to understanding cultures beyond our own. It shows visitors that what we share culturally is perhaps greater than what separates us. Abstract art is capable of expressing complex ideas like unity and continuity.

“We all need to understand more about the world in which we live, and Naifeh’s exhibition is a smart, vibrant way of encountering Middle Eastern ideas,” CMA Chief Curator Will South said.

Naifeh has exhibited work throughout the Islamic world including Abu Dhabi, Jordan, Pakistan and the Muslim cities of Kano and Kaduna in Nigeria.

A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition and highlight Naifeh’s contributions to abstract and modern art. The catalogue, Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh, will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop in May 2013.

Exhibition Presenting Sponsor:  Mrs. Joyce Martin Hampton

Exhibition Supporting Sponsors: Dr. Gregory J. Wych, The Hilliard Family Foundation, Inc.

About Steven Naifeh

Naifeh studied art with the Nigerian artist Bruce Onobrakpeya.  He also studied contemporary art with Sam Hunter, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art and the Jewish Museum, and he studied Islamic art with Oleg Grabar and Cary Welch.

Naifeh and Gregory White Smith published the biography, Van Gogh: The Life, which was recently featured on CBS 60 Minutes. The book was featured on several best book lists for 2011 in The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post and was the Sunday Times of London‘s Best Art Book of the Year. The CMA hosted Naifeh for a lecture and book signing in January 2012.

The authors have written many books on art and other subjects, including four New York Times bestsellers. Their biography, Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, won the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

About the CMA

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina’s premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, porcelain and works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as American, Asian, and modern and contemporary art. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, a Dale Chihuly chandelier and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs for all ages that include classes, lectures, films and concerts. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

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Columbia Museum of Art Collection Increases by More Than 600 Works in 2012

COLUMBIA, SC –  The Columbia Museum of Art collection grew by 619 works from gifts by 12 generous collectors and funders in 2012, which represents a 10 percent increase in size. The growth of the collection in such a significant way reflects the commitment of individuals who understand the value of a museum to the cultural life of a community.The gifts include American paintings and photographs, contemporary works on paper, Asian porcelain and an Old Master etching by Rembrandt, The Raising of Lazarus.

Major gifts from collectors around the country, including New York, Texas, Los Angeles, North Carolina and South Carolina, build upon the CMA’s strengths in American, European, Asian, and modern and contemporary art.

The CMA collection now encompasses approximately 7,000 works and spans thousands of years of history. As the only public museum in the state with an extensive collection of international art, the CMA is fortunate in having at its nucleus significant holdings of Renaissance and Baroque works of art. Thanks, in large part, to the important gifts made to the CMA by the Kress Foundation in 1954 and 1962, the CMA is known in scholarly circles for its rich collection of European paintings and bronzes.

“We are indebted to these generous art collectors and funders who have given these works of art and support to the museum that raises our visibility on a local, state and national level,” CMA Executive Director Karen Brosius said. “The heart of our museum is the collection, and these gifts to the CMA will inspire, educate and entertain future generations.”

Most notable in size was the gift of 594 works by Herb and Dorothy Vogel, two of America’s leading collectors of contemporary art in New York. This was the Vogel’s second largest donation, after the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This substantial collection represents work in various media by 27 different artists including Richard Artschwager, Michael Lucero, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, among others, along with a large number of works by Lucio Pozzi and Daryl Trivieri.

In addition, the CMA’s American art collection further grew in size and importance. The following highlights several of the new acquisitions.

George Tooker’s Girl in the Window from 1978 adds a new important portrait to the mix. “Girl in the Window could be the CMA’s version of the Mona Lisa: a beautiful, slightly strange, work of art that impresses viewers and generates lively debates,” CMA Chief Curator Will South said. “It is memorable in the same deft way and yet utterly different in its pervasive ambiguity.” This portrait was purchased with funds from an anonymous donor and the CMA affiliate membership group, the Contemporaries. It will be on view beginning in April.

In 2012, Dwight H. and Sue Emanuelson from Hilton Head Island gave five more works of modern and contemporary art to the CMA, including work by James Brooks, Malcolm Morley, and a triptych by Syd Solomon. Their willingness and desire to share their passion with the community are genuinely inspiring. To date, the couple has donated 44 works to the CMA.

“The Emanuelsons recognize a spectrum of artistic achievement, from objects that compel us to know more, to objects that reveal how little we really can know,” South said. “Their collecting is a pursuit that expands their experience of leading full lives, just as their generosity to the CMA expands ours.”

Another acquisition was a work by American artist Luigi Lucioni entitled Still Life (Porcelain Dog Vase with Flowers) from 1932 that was given by a North Carolina collector.  Lucioni’s colorful painting is typical of his precisionist manner and gives the CMA’s American collection a representative piece of this artistic approach.

The CMA also received gifts in 2012 in honor of its membership affiliate group, Friends of African American Art and Culture. Charlotte Sherman, the director of the Heritage Gallery in Los Angeles, gave two photographs and one work on paper by Charles White, one of America’s most renowned 20th-century African-American artists.

HI-RES IMAGES AVAILABLE

 www.columbiamuseum.org/newsroom 

About the CMA

The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina’s premier international art museum and houses a world-class collection of European and American art. Founded in 1950, the Museum opened its new building on Main Street in 1998 with 25 galleries. The collection includes masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, porcelain and works by significant furniture and silver makers, as well as American, Asian, and modern and contemporary art. Of particular interest are Sandro Botticelli’s Nativity, Claude Monet’s The Seine at Giverny, Canaletto’s View of the Molo, a Dale Chihuly chandelier and art glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Museum offers changing exhibitions from renowned museums and educational programs for all ages that include classes, lectures, films and concerts. It is the recipient of a National Art Education Association award for its contributions to arts education and an Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

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Darla Moore School of Business Brings Nation’s Premier Retirement and Benefits Experts to Charlotte in April

42nd Annual Retirement and Benefits Management Seminar Sponsored By the University of South Carolina Featuring Top Industry Thought Leaders

Columbia, S.C.-[February 28, 2013] – Plan administrators, business executives, attorneys, bank trust officers, CLUs, and CPAs are invited to attend the 42nd Annual Retirement and Benefits Management Seminar sponsored by the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business that will be held April 25-26 in Charlotte, N.C., where they will hear from top industry thought leaders and have a forum to engage and discuss best practices.

Fred Reish, recognized as one of “100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution,” will make the keynote presentation. Some of the other industry thought leaders presenting at the conference include: Stephen Saxon, Principal of the Groom Law Group, Chartered, who will discuss the latest political trends impacting the industry; and Andres Garcia-Amaya, Global Market Strategist with JP Morgan Asset Management Services, who will examine the current economic forecast.

“This conference offers professionals working in defined benefits access to the most up-to-date thinking and guidance in the industry,” said Moore School Dean Hildy Teegen. “The University is proud to provide forums such as this to bring together top industry thought leaders and business professionals to share meaningful dialogue.”

The two-day seminar will cover the latest industry trends, legal developments, best practices in designing and running benefits plans and practical compliance tips. In addition to unmatched industry expertise, the conference provides a unique forum to bring together business professionals, for an opportunity to exchange knowledge and build partnerships.

The conference will be held at Charlotte’s Marriott Park South on April 25-26. Registration and more information are available at http://moore.sc.edu/executiveeducation/workshopsconferences/retirementbenefitsmanagementseminar.aspx  or by calling 1-800-393-2362.

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Harry Mashburn awarded the 2013 Construction Hall of Fame Award

Columbia, SC… Harry Mashburn of Mashburn Construction has been awarded the 2013 Construction Hall of Fame Award by the Clemson University Department of Construction Science and Management (CSM).  The Construction Hall of Fame Award recognizes the accomplishments of those who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers in construction.   Nominees need to be not only distinguished because they contribute to construction of quality facilities and have the esteem of their peers, but also to be currently active in their profession, have served or are serving in leadership positions in construction industry organizations, are or have been active in their community and have supported or are currently supporting the CSM department.

When asked about receiving the award, Mr. Mashburn stated, “This is an incredible honor. I have great respect for Dean Liska and the Department of Science and Management; the work they do helps to shape the minds of today’s youth and provides the construction industry with lots of young talent.”

Harry Mashburn has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He started Mashburn Construction in 1976 as a company dedicated to protecting the interests of its clients.

Mr. Mashburn has a long record of community involvement, serving on many boards from banks and hospitals as well as the Columbia and S.C. Chambers of Commerce. He also has been active professionally, serving as president of the Columbia Contractor’s Association, president of Carolinas AGC, and becoming the first South Carolinian to serve as national president of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Harry and Mashburn Construction have won many awards over the years, highlighted by the Pinnacle award for Best General Contractor by Carolinas AGC and the Build America award by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design/build and general contracting. For over three decades, the company has exemplified building with integrity by providing superior service and quality to clients across many markets. Headquartered in Columbia, Mashburn also has a Coastal office in Charleston, SC. For more information, please visit www.MashburnConstruction.com.

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Pamela Eyring, President the Protocol School of Washington, Honored With 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award

Recognized for Businesses Growth, Supporting Female Entrepreneurs, Community Leadership

New York City – (February 26, 2013) – The Protocol School of Washington (www.psow.edu), global leader in business etiquette, image, and international protocol training and the first and only nationally-accredited school of its kind in the country, announced that Ms. Pamela Eyring, President of PSOW, has received the “Enterprising Women of the Year award for 2013” from Enterprising Women magazine.  The award honors various women business owners who have demonstrated a fast-growth business, who actively support other female entrepreneurs and who stand out as leaders in their community.  Ms. Eyring, along with other winners, will be recognized at the 11th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration, April 3 and 4 at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“Ms. Eyring exemplifies the spirit of female entrepreneurship that our organization embraces,” said Enterprising Women publisher Ms. Monica Smiley, who adds: “Pamela took what was a start-up in 1988 (founded by female entrepreneur Ms. Dorothea Johnson) and in the midst of the Great Recession, against all odds, forged ahead and grew the business including taking it global – most recently opening an office in Dubai, UAE.  Along the way, she has paid it forward, fostering and mentoring other female entrepreneurs and businesswomen around the world.”

Mr. Ike McLeese, President of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in SC, was thrilled, and

not surprised, with the news, noting:  “Ms. Eyring’s role in our local business community goes

beyond her position as a member of the Chamber of Commerce.  In addition to being a role model we have hired her to train and educate our local business leaders, and their employees.  In the end, she’s helping raise the ‘business etiquette and protocol’ bar in the city of Columbia.”

Under her leadership (since acquiring PSOW in 2005) Ms. Eyring created the first protocol officer course and then secured accreditation for the school, making it the only accredited school of its kind in the US.  Next, she sought approval and listing on the US General Services Administration federal contractors’ list enabling PSOW to provide training services to the federal government.  This step enabled the expansion of PSOW’s graduate base.  When the Great Recession hit in 2008, Ms. Eyring and her team took a cue from the airline industry which cuts back on the number of flights per day to force capacity.  In 2009, the school reduced its number of annual courses and then launched less-costly, abbreviated/customized trainings and one-day seminars for individuals and groups.  It also launched its first e-learning operation, an inexpensive way for people to learn etiquette and protocol skills.

Additionally, in 2009 the school went global conducting trainings in Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, The Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates culminating this past summer with PSOW opening a regional office in Dubai, UAE (the school’s first outside of the US).  In 2012, the school doubled its employees and purchased its own building in Columbia, SC to house PSOW administrative headquarters.  Most recently, the school was certified as a Woman Owned Small Business by the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Eyring’s list of women-oriented, organizational and leadership affiliations is long and impressive including membership with: Women Impacting Public Policy – Procurement Committee; Enterprising Women Board of Advisors; Women in Defense; U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and Women Presidents Organization – Member Advisory Council.

“Mentors have helped me along the way, most notably our school’s founder, Dorothea Johnson, who remains my role model today.  I think it is crucial that business women share their knowledge and experiences.  I enjoy coaching women on how to strengthen their business skills and build professional relationships just as Dorothea and other successful women have done for me.  These “soft skills” are essential in aiding in one’s success,” says Eyring.

Ms. Eyring says she presently has two key growth plans and goals for PSOW.  First, to capitalize on the success of the school’s recent 20-week Presidential Protocol Certificate conducted in Abu Dhabi, UAE by establishing a vocational-degree granting program or diploma in the Washington, DC metro area.  Next, she wants to secure a “brick and mortar” PSOW school to serve as a training site for programs and seminars.

ABOUT THE PROTOCOL SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON:

The Protocol School of Washington® (PSOW) is the first and only nationally accredited institute of higher education and training devoted to international protocol, global business etiquette and image, and cross-cultural communication.  The PSOW trains professionals from the corporate and non-profit worlds, academia, the military, and all levels of government in the United States and abroad.  Founded in 1988, PSOW is recognized as the global leader in its field, with an alumni base of nearly 4,000 graduates from 58 countries, as well as thousands more who have attended the school’s customized trainings.  The PSOW’s expert facilitators hail from backgrounds as diverse as the White House, the Disney Institute, the Pentagon, The Hague, state government, international academia, and private corporations.

ABOUT ENTERPRISING WOMEN MAGAZINE:

Enterprising Women, with headquarters in Cary, N.C., is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women.  The magazine provides a meeting place, a public forum and a national stage for critical issues confronting women’s businesses (and women’s daily lives) from the unique perspective and experience of entrepreneurial women.

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GALLIVAN, WHITE & BOYD, P.A. ATTONEY STUART MAUNEY ELECTED TO SCARCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Greenville, SC – Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. (GWB) is pleased to announce that GWB shareholder Stuart Mauney has been elected to the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes (SCARCH) board of directors. This election continues Stuart’s long stand­ing involvement in the South Carolina community. He has also served on the board of directors of Mental Health Association of Greenville County, Upstate Mediation Center, and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Regents for Leader­ship Development.

The core principles of SCARCH are accountability, compassion, integrity, and respect. One of its primary goals is to create and maintain standards which promote and enhance residen­tial care. SCARCH represents the interests of assisted living, residential care facilities, home care, home health, and hospice groups throughout South Carolina. SCARCH also provides services to these facilities, which include: training, research, publications, conferences, and advocacy relations.

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. has offices in Greenville and Columbia, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C.  Practice areas include business and complex litigation, strategic risk assessment and counseling, and corporate representation. For more information about the firm, see

www.GWBlawfirm.com.

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NICK STOMSKI AWARDED THE STATE NEWSPAPER’S 20 UNDER 40

COLUMBIA, SC (February 21, 2013) Nick Stomski, SIOR, Industrial  NAIPR1StomskiSpecialist with NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team, was recently awarded the prestigious 20 Under 40 award by The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina. Each year, The State honors 20 rising business stars under the age of 40 in the Midlands who are committed to improving life in South Carolina’s capital city.  Stomski has been a member of NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team for over six years and during this time has become one of the most successful brokers at the firm. Since joining the firm in 2006, Stomski has brokered approximately $60,000,000 in transactions, to include: DuPont USA, Teijin Films, Pepsi Bottling Company, Flextronics International and ALD Thermal Treatment, to name a few. Nick offers specialization in acquisition, disposition, landlord and tenant representation in the industrial market across the state, focusing on corporate services in the capacity of brokerage and consulting.

He received a double major from the University of South Carolina in Real Estate and Entrepreneurial Management.

Nick is involved in many civic organizations including: Leadership Columbia Alumni Association, Committee of 100, South Carolina Economic Developers Association and serves on the facilities committee of Harvest Hope Food Bank.

SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION SELLS OFFICE BUILDING ON BARNWELL STREET, NAI AVANT BROKERS DEAL

COLUMBIA, SC (February 22, 2013) Dick Stanland, CCIM, SIOR, GRI and a NAIPR2Stanlandlong time member of NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team, recently brokered the sale of 1027 Barnwell Street in Columbia’s Central Business District. The 10,000 square foot office building, formerly occupied by South Carolina School Board Association (SCSBA), sold for $1,325,000. The University of South Carolina Development Foundation purchased the property. Stanland represented the seller in the transaction.

NAI AVANT CONSUMMATES LEASE FOR LANDTECH AT 1333 MAIN STREET DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA, SC

COLUMBIA, SC (February 27, 2013) Macon Lovelace, a member of NAI

Avant’s Office Specialty Team, recently represented LandTech Incorporated of South Carolina in a 3,726 square foot office lease. LandTech will to occupy suite 305 at 1333 Main Street in Columbia’s Central Business District.

LandTech is a private real estate development, marketing and management firm recognized for not only development of family styled communities but also for astute REO and special asset management.

SOLD: 148 ACRES ON BLUFF ROAD, NAI AVANT BROKERS TRANSACTION

COLUMBIA, SC (February 28, 2013) Tombo Milliken, Tom Milliken and Mike Johnson, all members of NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team, recently brokered the sale of approximately 148 acres on Bluff Road. The Milliken’s represented the purchaser and Johnson represented the seller in the transaction valued at $561,754.

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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 www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

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