Business Briefs - May 9, 2019
HOUSE OF SAGE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING ON DI
Daniel Island’s newest clothing and accessories retailer – House of Sage – celebrated its official grand opening on Friday, April 26. The day’s offerings included over $600 in raffle prizes from local businesses, sips and sweets, and storewide discounts. The shop, located at 186 Seven Farms Drive, Suite E, opened for business in February. Visit www.houseofsage.com for more information.
WELLMORE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY WINS NATIONAL AWARD
On April 16, Wellmore of Daniel Island, a premier senior living community in Charleston, was presented with the company’s fifth nationally recognized Argentum Best of the Best Award for Family and Resident Engagement through their “J.O.Y” (Joining Older and Younger) Program. Argentum is an advocate for the senior living industry promoting choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for older adults.
“We’re honored to be presented with this award,” said Wellmore’s Executive Director Ashley Seeds. “The J.O.Y program is a unique way for our community to engage with the local area and focus on intergenerational communication. Working together, we can create amazing results.”
The J.O.Y Initiative was conceptualized by Wellmore’s leadership team, wherein they would connect with local organizations, to create long-term partnerships through social and wellness events. The age of participating organizations ranged from pre-school children to college-aged students.
“These programs were not meant to be a single event, but a continuous collaboration,” said Seeds. “This allows our residents and the younger generations to continually connect through their life experiences, in turn creating a lasting impact on all participants and bridging the generational gap.”
Measuring the impact of this program is what set Wellmore apart from other nominees, according to a press release about the award. Participants of the J.O.Y. program have experienced a positive impact from these intergenerational events. This program has opened the door to increased participation from both parties and created the opportunity to bond over an activity, while connecting different generations outside of their close family and friends.
“We have seen community members participate in programs that they were originally hesitant to engage in. The success of the J.O.Y. program has prompted us to research new organizations of interest to support the mission of the program” said Seeds.
Wellmore has implemented five Argentum Best of the Best Award-Winning Programs at their community. In 2010, they were honored for their Alzheimer’s and dementia program WAVES, an aquatic therapy program. While in 2011 and 2012 the community was awarded for Resident Health and Wellness for their CLIMB lower body strength and Purpose Based Wellness programs. In 2017, their community outreach in their Explore program earned them the Best of the Best Workforce Development Award.
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL’S JODY C. HYDEN ACHIEVES CIRCLE OF SUCCESS RECOGNITION
Jody C. Hyden CFP, CRPC, ChFC, of Hyden and Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. on Daniel Island, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2019.
To earn this achievement, Hyden established himself as one of the company’s top advisors. Only a select number of high-performing advisors earn this distinction.
He has 19 years of experience with Ameriprise Financial.
As a private wealth advisory practice, Hyden and Associates provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations and is delivered in one-on-one relationships with their clients. For more information, contact (843) 284-1237, ext. 207 or visit the Ameriprise office at 259 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 200.
METHODRIDE TO OFFER NEW RIDE FORMATS AND CLASS TIMES
After creating MethodRide from the ground up over two years ago, the company’s founder Megan Pawlowski, a Daniel Island resident, has created three new class formats under the MethodRide umbrella.
“The additions to the schedule are intentional. I’ve been thinking and creating them for a while now,” said Pawlowski, in a press release. “…Adding different formats appeals to a wider audience. The Method I’ve created is definitely still there, it’s just getting bigger!”
The new offerings are a “Revive” class that will allow riders to experience heavier soul hills and more breath-controlled movements; a “Form Rhythm Control” class during which riders can expect more time focused towards becoming a stronger rhythm rider; and the “Strive” ride, a session that is 15 minutes longer than MethodRide’s flagship ride, “Transform.”
The new class times will be offered starting on May 12 with the goal of fitting into the schedules of a larger audience. All of the new class times will include childcare.
“I love seeing riders hit their first breakthrough after riding for a couple weeks,” stated Pawlowski. “Most of the times someone won’t even know they’re working towards one and then, boom! Breakthrough. They come in all forms: mental, emotional or physical; and they’re happening daily.”
MethodRide is a locally owned and founded cycle studio plus childcare located in the Shoppes at Brickyard in Mount Pleasant. Cycle shoes are provided along with showers and other luxury amenities. MethodRide classes take place in candlelight and are music driven. Classes run daily with varying class times from 5:10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.