Member News | June 19

Statewide Young Professionals Event Set for September

LeadSC_logoYoung Professionals of South Carolina looking to connect with the state’s top business leaders and fellow YPs, look no further. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has partnered with LeadSC to bring you the LeadSC Young Professionals Summit.
Why attend?

  • Network with the state’s top business leaders and legislators
  • Enjoy one-on-one time with CEOs
  • Connect with peers from across the state
  • Learn about personal and professional development, community impact and South Carolina business issues

A complete agenda will be available soon. The LeadSC Young Professionals Summit will be held September 17-19 at the Columbia Marriott. The early bird registration rate expires July 3 so register today!


UofSC’s University Associates names new officers

New_University_of_South_Carolina_LogoCharles W. “Chuck” Garnett, president and chief executive officer of the National Bank of South Carolina, has been elected president of the University of South Carolina’s University Associates for the 2014-2015 term.

Luther J. Battiste III, attorney with Johnson, Toal and Battiste, was tapped to be president-elect;   Susie H. VanHuss, author and former university faculty member and administrator, was elected vice president; and J. Cantey Heath, Jr., chief of staff and special assistant to the University of South Carolina president, was elected secretary-treasurer.

Founded in 1964, University Associates is a “town and gown” organization of Midlands area business, community and professional leaders committed to supporting and promoting the university.  Meetings throughout the year feature addresses by the university president and highlight special campus programs and activities.


Saraband Dance Club Celebrates 60 Years

In the mid 1950’s, several couples who enjoyed an evening of dining and dancing with their spouses and friends started a club devoted exclusively to these activities. They named it The Saraband Club, a name that represents a “stately Spanish court dance from the 17th and 18th centuries;” this year, the Club is celebrating its 60th birthday and is still going strong.

Club members enjoy four dances each year – one each quarter – with the Spring and Christmas dances being more formal in nature.  The evening begins with cocktails and a delicious meal.  Top notch bands, such as Second Nature, The Headliners, Coastal Breeze and Heart and Soul, provide the music for the dances that follow.

Saraband holds an annual meeting each year to transact business and elect officers.  Current officers are Harry Mashburn, President; Toby Chaffin, Vice President and Treasurer; and board members General John Finan, Norm Nickerson, Dennis Powell, Greg Evans and Jim Rhodes.

The Club has evolved throughout the decades, but its commitment remains the same – for members to enjoy the very best in music, food and fellowship.

Membership is limited to 115 couples. There are occasional vacancies and a waiting list is maintained.  Interested couples may call Jane Andrews at (803) 400-1000.


NAI Avant Represents Sellers of  ±25 Acres on Park Road, Lexington, SC

SteeleGerald Steele, Senior Broker with NAI Avant’s brokerage team, recently represented the individual sellers of 2 parcels of land in Lexington, SC.  The combined acreage totaling ±25 acres was purchased for $468,000 by LandTech Incorporated of South Carolina.  LandTech is a private real estate development, marketing and management firm, headquartered in Columbia, SC.

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 more than 375 offices strategically located throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 6,700 local market professionals, managing over 380 million square feet of property. NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms and is a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital partners.  NAI Global Member firms, leaders in their local markets, are actively managed to work in unison and provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. 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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