June 2016

Found 4 blog entries for June 2016.

Since moving to Charleston in 2004, my wife Sue, and I, have been amazed by the people of Charleston. Never before had we met so many friendly and high character people.  Yes, we love all that Charleston has to offer; its beaches, the food, and the weather, but it is the people and community that make us so proud to call ourselves Charlestonians.  After the tragic shooting one year ago at Mother Emanuel AME, Charleston’s response made us even more proud to be part of such a special community.  During the toughest and most difficult of times, our cities’ character shined brighter than ever.  The strength of the community was highlighted many times, including when, family members of the victims stood in court and told the shooter, “I forgive you.”  It

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There is so much to love about South Carolina, the beaches, the food, the weather, but another thing to love is the property taxes. South Carolina’s property taxes are one of the lowest in the United States. Across the United States, the median property tax is 1.31 percent. While in South Carolina the median property tax is 0.71, giving us the 7th lowest property tax in all of the United States.* Property taxes are out of control in places like New York, New Jersey, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. All of these states have over 2 percent property tax rates. For example, one of our staff members recently moved here from Massachusetts and where they paid $10,000 dollars a year in property taxes. After their move to Mount Pleasant into a similarly

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Daniel Island has more than 25 miles of trails that travel through parks, marsh/tidal creeks, downtown Daniel Island and the Wando river. Walkers, runners, and bikers can enjoy some beautiful Lowcountry views as they make their way through these trails. With the FREE new app, DITRAILS, navigating Daniel Island’s trails just became much easier. The new app displays 23 trail loops that range from under a mile to over 2.5 miles.  The new app has many more useful features. Including easy to use markers that help guide people through the extensive trail system. The app provides a GPS navigating system that will help travelers to meander through these paths and classic Daniel Island playlists on Spotify.  Also, after you finish exploring you have the

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Following Benefitfocus recent expansion adding a state-of-the-art, four-story, 145,800-square-foot facility, Blackbaud has announced a new 360,000-square-foot facility and tech campus. The new headquarters will be located on Daniel Island in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The new building will allow Blackbaud to add 300 high-tech jobs on Daniel Island. Blackbaud is very excited about its growth since arriving in Berkeley County in 2000. Since the move Blackbaud is the largest publicly traded software company in the state and was recently recognized on Forbes’ 25 Fastest-Growing Public Tech Companies list.  Both new buildings create excitement about the expansion of software companies on the East Coast. Charleston’s ongoing growth in the technology

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