Business Briefs-June 28, 2018


As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc. is pleased to announce that Stephanie Mackara, JD, CDFA, President of Charleston Investment Advisors, LLC has received the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors and Firms based on rigorous research, and 17 objective criteria.

The Women’s Choice Award is the only recognition program for well-qualified advisors who are committed to the women’s market and serving their female clients. At least one third of their clientele are women and achieving this award reaffirms the commitment Mackara has to extraordinary service in addressing the financial needs of women and their families, stated a press release.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition and am eternally grateful to be able to work every day with people who inspire me,” said Mackara. “I look forward to continuing to help women plan with a purpose, using their wealth as a tool to support their goals and dreams”

WomenCertified, originator of the Women’s Choice Award, was created by Delia Passi, the leading advocate for female consumers and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. Delia has created the Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors in an effort to help women identify those advisors who are committed to providing quality service and cutting their time in half when searching for the right financial advisor to cater to their financial needs. The award allows this elite group of advisors to showcase their commitment to the women’s market, while giving potential clients a starting point for entrusting their finances to an advisor.


Dockery’s of Daniel Island has donated a full three-year scholarship to the Charleston Jazz Academy. The presentation of the check occurred last week at the conclusion of a jazz performance by the Charlton Singleton Quintet at the popular restaurant, located at 880 Island Park Drive.

The Charleston Jazz Academy brings together highly motivated students in a collaborative and challenging environment to expand their repertoire and nurture the skills of jazz improvisation. It offers students the opportunity to collaborate and learn music and jazz in classes that range from beginning to advanced, from brass to bass. The school offers private lessons, group classes, workshops, and lectures with master teachers for students of all ages.

“We’re so grateful for Dockery’s for this donation and for their continuing support,” said Mary Beth Natarajan, executive director at Charleston Jazz. “This donation contributes to scholarships for talented students who might not be able to study music without financial assistance. By teaching jazz to our youth, we’re able to keep Charleston’s rich jazz history alive and thriving.”

The next Dockery’s jazz night will be on July 19 with the Jon Thornton Quartet paying tribute to the iconic West Coast jazz trumpeter and vocalist, Chet Baker. The Southeastern Spine Institute will sponsor a second scholarship for the Charleston Jazz Academy and will make their donation after this performance. According to a press release, Dockery’s hopes to collaborate with area businesses to continue to grow the scholarship fund for young musicians throughout the remainder of the year.

For more information on The Charleston Jazz Academy, please visit To learn more about the jazz nights at Dockery’s, or to purchase tickets for the next show, visit

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Daniel Island, SC 29492 

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