Business Briefs - July 12, 2018

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jim Rowan II of Daniel Island recently received the firm’s Eagle Award for his “clear vision of both client and business goals” over the past year, according to a press release. Only 1,607 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors received the award.
Jim Weddle, Edward Jones’ managing partner, added, “Jim is an outstanding member of the Edward Jones team who personifies an ideal financial advisor, someone who is 100 percent dedicated to serving the financial needs of his clients. I am very pleased to present this well-deserved award.”
Jim Rowan’s office is located at 895 Island Park Drive on Daniel Island. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the investments its financial advisors
offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm’s 16,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management.
Daniel Island resident Jay Karen was recently appointed to a two-year term as chairman of the board of We Are Golf, a coalition of the golf industry’s leading organizations and governing bodies, including the PGA Tour, USGA, PGA of America, LPGA, Golf Course Superintendents Association of American and others. Karen is the CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association, an organization of over 3,400 golf courses headquartered on Daniel Island.
Interior stylist Sharon Payer recently celebrated the grand opening of her new store, The Station Park Circle, located at 4610 Spruill Avenue in North Charleston. Payer, a Thomas Island resident, used her 10 years of experience designing interiors for her clients “to curate a fun and interesting marketplace for the home,” stated a press release. While visiting the location, customers will find 28 different vendors and local artists offering reclaimed and vintage furnishings, accents, art, lighting, textiles, music, gifts, and much more. 
“Using reclaimed pieces to help someone create a space that reflects their personality is my passion,” said Payer. “And I love this area! The energy and support we receive from the Park Circle community is amazing.” 
Payer’s vision was to find an eclectic group of individuals with the same passion and to provide them a retail outlet and great exposure in a thriving market. 
“I’ve been selling at outdoor events and festivals over the last few years, and now I can continue to grow my business from brick and mortar,” added Park Circle resident and Black Octopus Mercantile owner, Missy Johnson, one of the vendors in Payer’s new space. “We are making history and bringing retail back to Spruill Avenue!”
Vendor styles at The Station range from mid-century, boho, and industrial to farmhouse, traditional, and antique. Other vendors include Charleston Candle Co., GrayCat Music and two art galleries housing eight local artists.
The Station extends the marketplace outside once a month and invites other vendors to set up pop-up shops selling their craft. These family-friendly events allow local artisans to showcase their work and gain exposure within the Charleston community. They also host after-hour “sip and shops” on Thursdays every 4-6 weeks (the next one is slated for July 19). Follow @TheStationParkCircle for more information or call (843) 225-1130.



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225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
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