Business Briefs - October 26, 2017


Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd recently announced that attorney Mac McQuillin of Daniel Island has been selected for the Charleston Business Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite of the Lowcountry. McQuillin, who also serves as vice chair of the Berkeley County School Board, was selected by his peers as one of the top attorneys for government affairs in the Charleston and Lowcountry area.

McQuillin advises individuals, local businesses and government entities in complex matters, and has extensive experience with both jury and non-jury trials. He provides general counsel and litigation services to local governments, handles Limited Liability Corporation and partnership disputes, as well as probate, estate and trust cases. McQuillin is also a certified Circuit Court Mediator. For additional information on Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd visit


Stephanie Toole with Matt O’Neill Real Estate has been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist (SRSsm) designation, the premier seller agency designation in the country. The SRS is conferred by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) and is an official credential of the National Association of REALTORS®.

A resident of the Cainhoy Peninsula, Toole joins an elite group of real estate professionals in the U.S. and around the world who have earned the SRSsm designation, stated a press release. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in seller representation, pass a comprehensive exam and subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

Toole is a South Carolina native and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in business management with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.

“With her passion for helping others and her entrepreneurship background, real estate was a great fit,” the release continued. “She was awarded ‘Rookie of the Year’ for her high accomplishments in the beginning of her real estate career and has continued that drive and motivation to help others.” Matt O’Neill Real Estate is located at 940 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant. For additional information, visit


The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported 10 percent container volume growth in September and strong results for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year.

According to a press release, the SCPA moved 179,856 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) last month, the strongest September on record. The month pushed SCPA’s volume for the first quarter of FY2018 to 539,995 TEUs, a nearly 4 percent year-over-year increase.

“The Port continues to see year-over-year growth, and our first quarter results, including record September container volumes, reflect a very positive start to our 2018 fiscal year,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.

As measured by the total number of boxes loaded on and off vessels at SCPA docks, the Port handled 101,902 pier containers in September, including 76,899 at the Wando Welch Terminal located across the Wando River from Daniel Island, stated SCPA spokesperson Erin Dhand.

The Port achieved 4.2 percent fiscal year-to-date pier container growth over last year, with 305,648 boxes handled July through September.

The breakbulk business segment, which includes non-containerized cargo such as finished vehicles, wire rod in coils and wood pulp, totaled 65,269 tons in September and 153,304 tons fiscal year to date.

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