Partner News | September 26

Lewis Caswell and Bruce Williams Recognized by National YMCA for Significant Contributions to the YMCA of Columbia

IMG_9919Lewis Caswell and Bruce Williams were recognized by the YMCA of the USA and added to the National Honor Roll for their significant contributions to the YMCA of Columbia.

The award was presented by Burnie Whitson, YMCA of the USA Resource Director for South Carolina, at the YMCA of Columbia’s annual Breakfast of Champions in August.

National Honor Roll donors, through their generous cumulative contributions, have significantly helped the Y ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the ability to learn, grow and thrive.

For nearly 160 years, the Y has been at the heart of community life across the country, working to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Donors like Caswell and Williams advance the YMCA mission and support the Y’s efforts to deliver the life-changing programs and services that are helping people to achieve their full potential.

Every year, more than 21 million people of all ages, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels – including more than 9 million children under the age of 18 – come together at Y’s across the nation. This is made possible by the generosity and visionary leadership of YMCA donors, volunteers, members and community partners.

Lewis Caswell is the Treasurer of the YMCA of Columbia Association Board of Directors and Chairman of W.O. Blackstone & Company, Inc. Bruce Williams is the Past President of the YMCA of Columbia Association Board of Directors and Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant of BB&T Insurance.

About the YMCA of Columbia
Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but also in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit for more information.


The Columbia Museum of Art Offers Days of Free Admission
September 23 through October 3, 2014

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Girls Wearing Hats (1890)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Girls Wearing Hats (1890)

The Columbia Museum of Art opens its galleries for free admission beginning Tuesday, September 23, through Friday, October 3, 2014, for “Free Days at the CMA.” During the 2-week period, visitors pay no admission to enjoy the CMA’s collection and exhibitions featuring hundreds of artworks to explore–from ancient to modern. As always, the Wells Fargo Education Gallery, the Solar Exploration Station, Art Explorer backpacks, and gallery guides are free for families to have fun in the galleries with activities.

Also FREE on view:

  • French Masters: Henri Fantin-Latour’s Jonquils and Narcissus (1885), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Girls Wearing Hats (1890), and Georges Braque’s Still Life with Oysters (1938), all generously on loan from a private collection, are on view through the end of the year in the Andrew Kerns Gallery.
  • John Singer Sargent: Sargent’s Portrait of Mrs. Theodore Frothingham, Jr., a beautiful charcoal portrait by the famous artist on loan from John and Kay Bachmann, is on view in the Portraits on Paper exhibition in the BB&T Gallery.
  • ¡FUERZA! Artistas Latin@s in South Carolina

On View in the Caroline Guignard Community Gallery September 23 through November 30, 2014. ¡FUERZA! visually explores the connections between domestic violence and the underrepresented minorities in the United States through the lenses of a cadre of Latin@ artists based in South Carolina.

CMA hosts an Opening Celebration of the new exhibition, ¡FUERZA!, with live music by DJ Alejandro, tango, and cash bar at the Museum on Tuesday, September 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free to the public.

  • Tabletop Art History: Still Life from the Collection

On View in the Mamie and William Andrew Treadway, Jr. Gallery 15 through January 4, 2015. This intimate and colorful exhibition uses 24 still life paintings from the CMA collection, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Julie Heffernan, and Lionel Gilbert, to tell the story of American art.

  • Main Street, South Carolina

On View in the Wells Fargo Education Gallery through September 30, 2014. Main Street, South Carolina is an exhibition of South Carolina student photography capturing “main drag” streetscapes in counties across the state.

Free days are offered in appreciation of the City of Columbia and Richland County for their investments in the CMA and are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

For more information, visit


Scott and Company CPAs Add Ronnie Head, Sarah Judge to Audit Team

Scott and Company LLC, one of South Carolina’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has added certified public accountant Ronnie Head and Sarah Judge to the firm’s growing Assurance and Advisory Services team.

Ronnie Head of Scott and Co CPAsA resident of West Columbia, Mr. Head rejoins Scott and Company as Senior Manager after five years in the private sector as Vice President of Finance for BCI Lending, where he oversaw all finance department operations for the Columbia-based organization.  He previously served with Scott and Company from 2003 – 2009, and has more than 15 years of combined experience in industry and public accounting.  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy with Audit Specialization.  Mr. Head is an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of CPAs, and a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Columbia.

Sarah Judge of Scott and Co CPAsMs. Judge joins Scott and Company as an Associate Accountant from Ernst & Young in Cleveland, Ohio where she was on the assurance services team working on a range of clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, closely-held businesses and not-for-profit arenas.  A native of Akron, Ohio, she is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business with a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting and International Business.  Ms. Judge has passed four sections of the CPA exam and her licensure is currently in process.

At Scott and Company, both Mr. Head and Ms. Judge will work on audit engagements, risk assessments, financial statement preparation and other duties for governmental and not-for-profit clients, as well as with a broad range of closely-held businesses in industries including real estate, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare across the firm’s Southeastern client base.

“Talent is the lifeblood of any organization, and we are delighted to welcome Ronnie and Sarah to our growing Scott and Company assurance and advisory team,” said Don Mobley, managing member of Scott and Company’s Columbia office. “Both Ronnie and Sarah bring experience, insight and a strong client service focus to our growing firm.  With our practice continuing to expand across South Carolina, they deepen our talent base and will enhance our overall expertise and depth.”

Scott and Company LLC provides a comprehensive range of tax, assurance, small business and specialized consulting services to clients across the Southeast.  With clients ranging from individuals to multi-state and international organizations, the firm has particularly deep expertise in serving closely-held businesses and their owners, as well as leaders in the healthcare, hospitality, real estate, government, manufacturing, professional services and non-profit arenas.  The firm is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, providing talent and resources to clients through a network of thousands of skilled professionals in more than 400 independent alliance firm locations across America.  Learn more online at


Local Golf Tournament To Benefit Children Celebrates Its 15th Year
Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf and networking, all in support of a great cause – the children served by Healthy Learners! 

health-learners-_-taglineGolfers are invited to tee up for the 15th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer on Wednesday October 15, 2014, at the picturesque Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, SC.  The shotgun start is at 12:00 Noon. Golfer check-in begins at 10:00 AM.  Founded by George Younginer, the tournament has grown to be one of the largest and most successful charity golf tournaments in the Midlands.

Healthy Learners is a faith-based non-profit that connects children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school.  The organization addresses poverty at its root, so that future generations can lift themselves, and their communities, to a better life.

Join this year’s Premier Exclusive sponosr, Colonial Life, in celebrating the 15th year of the Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer. “This event gives us a chance to honor George Younginer as the visionary leader her was, and to recognize him for up with the idea of a golf tournament as a fundraiser.  His dedication to conducting many of the initial activities himself, established the foundation, which led to a successful tournament that is now 15 years old,” said Jo Pauling-Jones, Executive Director of Healthy Learners. Michael A. Younginer, George’s eldest son and Co-Chair of this year’s golf tournament said, “Dad stepped up to the plate because he recognized the effective potential that the ministry would bring to the educational needs and therefore, the success for children in the State of South Carolina.”

This year’s tournament will include a variety of contests and exciting prizes – including a $10,000 Hole in One contest. Participants will join the 2014 Co-Chairs, Coach Dawn Staley, USC Women’s Head Basketball Coach, and Michael A. Younginer, Younginer LLC Engineered Products for a great round of competitive golf, a delicious boxed lunch, opportunities to bid on fabulous Silent Auction vacation packages and conclude the day with an awards banquet, entertainment and dinner at the pavilion catered by Shealy’s Bar-B-Q House.  The tournament will offer golfers of all talent levels a chance to enhance their skills and challenge other golfers on two world-class 18-hole championship courses at Fort Jackson.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities remain.  Team sponsorships (which include 4 golfers) start at $1,500.  You can also support the event by volunteering or simply making a donation in any amount. For registration and general tournament information please contact Jacki Labat by telephone at 404.863.8001, via email at or visit the Healthy Learners website at  Please consider joining Healthy Learners for this year’s 15th annual golf tournament.

In an effort to continue to provide health care services for children who are in need and without resources, Healthy Learners partners with schools and community health care providers to not only help children secure needed health care services, but also to provide transportation and coordination of care for medical appointments.  Each year, proceeds from the golf tournament enables Healthy Learners to help hundreds of children all across South Carolina by providing them with health care services like vision care, dental care, and assistance with prescription medications and episodic care for other medical concerns.

Healthy Learners was founded in 1992 based on the belief that children learn better when they are healthy.  A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, Healthy Learners has five programs that serve 148 schools across ten (10) South Carolina school districts.  The counties served are Allendale, Dillon, Georgetown, Greenwood, Lexington and Richland.  For more information, see


NAI Avant Represents Seller of ±21,600 SF Industrial Warehouse in West Columbia, SC

StomskiNick Stomski, SIOR, Senior Broker with NAI Avant, recently represented the seller of a ±21,600 square foot office and warehouse building at 110 Lott Court in West Columbia, SC. The industrial property was purchased by Alden Alan Holdings, LLC, for $850,000.

NAI Avant Facilitates Sale of ±15,500 SF Industrial Warehouse in Columbia, SC

Nick Stomski, SIOR and Senior Broker with NAI Avant, recently represented Forum Development II, LLC, in their sale of the ±15,500 square foot office and warehouse building at 1024 Industrial Court in Columbia, SC. The industrial property was acquired by Carolina Refrigeration Services for their Lexington offices.  The space was last occupied by UniFirst and was one of the nicest remaining available industrial buildings in the Lexington submarket.

Carolina Refrigeration Services Inc. is headquartered in Columbia, SC, and is a licensed refrigeration, HVAC company specializing in commercial/industrial and supermarket refrigeration service, installation, design and preventative maintenance.

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 @NAIAvant and like us on Facebook.


Adam Ribock Joins MGC’s Real Estate Law Group

Ribock, AdamMcAngus Goudelock & Courie is pleased to announce the addition of Adam Ribock to the firm’s real estate law group.

Ribock primarily handles residential real estate transactions in the firm’s Irmo office. Prior to joining MGC, he served as a law clerk for Judge Michael P. Mills, a District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi, as well as a law clerk for Judge L. Casey Manning, Circuit Court Judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. Ribock is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and the University of South Carolina.

About McAngus Goudelock & Courie
The McAngus Goudelock & Courie Real Estate group serves commercial and residential clients from five offices across South Carolina. For more information, please visit


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