Member News | March 7


NBSC Names New Members To State Board

NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, named William C. Hubbard, Steven W. Mungo, and John J. Singerling, III to its South Carolina Board of Directors.

“We are delighted that William, Steven, and John have joined our board. As proven leaders in our state they will be valuable resources for our division and they share our commitment to serving South Carolinians,” said Chuck Garnett, President and CEO of NBSC.

Hubbard is a Partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He practices in business and financial services litigation, unfair trade practices, and class actions. He serves as President Elect of the American Bar Association, Chair of the Board of Directors for The World Justice Project, and as a member of the Council and Executive Committee for the American Law Institute.

Mungo is President and CEO of Mungo Homes. A Certified Master Builder of South Carolina and South Carolina Housing Hall of Famer, he was the first in the state to win the National Housing Quality Award. Mungo serves as a Board Member for the Federal Reserve’s South Carolina Advisory Board, NBSC Columbia Advisory Board, and Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

Singerling is President of Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region and the third largest non-governmental employer in the state. Singerling serves the community as a Board Member on the South Carolina Hospital Association Solutions Board, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and Good to Great Foundation.

NBSC is a division of Synovus Bank and currently serves 26 communities in South Carolina from 42 locations. For more than 100 years, NBSC has focused on relationship banking and remains dedicated to the communities it serves. Together with affiliates of Synovus Bank, NBSC offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services, and Mortgage Lending. For more information, visit

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally branded divisions, 277 branches, and 363 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. See Synovus Bank on the web at, and follow us on twitter.


South Carolina Business Hall of Fame Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Boeing S.C. VP to Address Future of Business

JONES PHOTOThe South Carolina Business Hall of Fame, the long standing Who’s Who of South Carolina business events, celebrates its 30th anniversary Tuesday, April 1, 2014. This distinguished annual black-tie event, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Junior Achievement , plans to commemorate this milestone by both honoring the past and celebrating the future direction of business in South Carolina and of the S.C. Business Hall of Fame.

“This year, instead of inducting new Laureates, we are excited to welcome Jack Jones, VP of Boeing S.C. as our distinguished keynote speaker,” announced Stephanie Stuckey, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina. “Mr. Jones will attest to the necessity of South Carolina having a highly-skilled workforce to conduct business here in the future– work readiness being one of Junior Achievement’s three pillars of success,” Stuckey stated, “His insights will be extremely relevant to our mission.”

Also at the podium on April 1st will be Ms. Dianne Chinnes, past president of Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina, who in 1985, with the help of a core group of individuals, envisioned and established the S.C. Business Hall of Fame as a way to honor the business men and women who had served as role models and inspiration to South Carolina’s future leaders.

“We look forward to welcoming back many past Laureates and the family members of past Laureates no longer with us; they paved the road to our future,” explained Stuckey. “The 30th anniversary will be both a celebration of the legacy and leadership of the outstanding South Carolina business men and women honored during the past three decades, but it will also be an acknowledgement that South Carolina is resolved to do what must be done now to do business in the future.”

Approximately 450-500 South Carolina business leaders are expected to attend this event. Reservations are required: Table of eight- $2250; individual seat- $225. Two sponsorship opportunities remain. Both include a complimentary table.

For reservations or to secure a sponsorship, contact Stephanie Stuckey, 803-252-1974.

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship
and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to effectively manage finances, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. For more information, click here.

About Boeing in North Charleston, SC
From their facility in North Charleston, Boeing South Carolina assembles and delivers 787 Dreamliners to customers around the world. Recently Boeing purchased additional land in the South Carolina low country for future expansion plans.


Abacus Planning Group welcomes Eddie W. Kramer

KRAMER, EDWARD (A0215781)Abacus Planning Group welcomes Eddie W. Kramer, CFP® to its financial planning team. Mr. Kramer served Abacus clients from 2004-2000 as a financial advisor. He rejoins Abacus after working with clients in South Carolina and North Carolina as a wealth manager at USAA.

Mr. Kramer received a B.S. in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University in 2004. He obtained his CFP® certification in August 2006. Mr. Kramer is currently pursuing an MBA in Financial Planning from California Lutheran University. Eddie notes that in addition to his professional commitments with Abacus, giving back to the profession is important to me”. He is an active member and leader in the Financial Planning Association and National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Abacus is a comprehensive, fee-only financial planning and investment counsel firm managing over $850 million on behalf of its 190 clients. Abacus consists of a team of multi-disciplinary experts who work collaboratively to serve its clients in making smart financial decisions. Visit Abacus’s website:



NAI Avant Completes Development of O’Reilly Auto Parts, Bennettsville, SC

NAI Avant has completed the build-to-suit development of a 6,800 square foot O’Reilly Auto Parts at 328 Highway 9 West in Bennettsville, SC. The auto parts store opened last month on February 15th. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States, serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the company operates 4,166 stores in 42 states as of December 31, 2013.

NAI Avant Brokers High Profile ±1.2 Acre Retail Site on Killian Road, Columbia, SC

NAI Avant brokers, Ben Kelly, CCIM and Patrick Chambers, recently represented I-77, LLC in the sale of ±1.2 acres on Killian Road in Northeast Columbia, SC. Shinn Investments, LLC acquired the land for future retail use.

NAI Avant Brokers Land Sale on Killian Road For Future Hardee’s, Columbia, SC

Ben Kelly, CCIM and Patrick Chambers, both brokers with NAI Avant’s brokerage team, recently represented M & S Holdings, Inc., in their acquisition of ±.87 acres on Killian Road in Columbia, SC. Situated at the entrance to Killian’s Crossing, the land will be the future location of a Hardee’s restaurant. Killian’s Crossing is a 400-acre retail, residential and commercial village style development located less than 15 minutes from downtown Columbia.

Scott Peevy Joins NAI Avant’s Brokerage Team; Helen Baldwin to Handle Charleston Property Management Portfolio

PeevyNAI Avant is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Peevy to the Charleston Brokerage Team and Helen Baldwin as Senior Property Manager for the Charleston office.

Peevy previously served as the Property Manager for NAI Avant’s Charleston office. In his new role as a Broker at NAI Avant, he will be an active member of the Office Brokerage Team where he will specialize in providing landlords, tenants and users with a variety of commercial real estate services.

For the past 16 years, Baldwin served as a Property Manager for NAI Avant’s Columbia office, where she was one of the company’s leading property management specialists, consistently achieving high client, tenant and owner satisfaction. As Senior Property Manager for NAI Avant’s Charleston office, her work will include financial operations, budgets of both single and multi-tenant buildings, maintenance supervisions, contract negotiations and landlord-tenant relations.

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 and like us on Facebook.


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