Business Briefs - September 14, 2017


Alicia Gleiter Ward of Daniel Island has teamed up with Shanna Lowery of Mount Pleasant to launch Trinity Mod-el & Talent Management LLC, a premier management group of seasoned and emerging models and actors throughout the Lowcountry. The newly formed group, committed to cultivating diverse local talent, is now accept-ing casting submissions.

Ward and Petry have combined unique career expertise to create the group’s vision. Petry, a former model and trainer, brings a background of more than 25 years in the modeling, photography and television industry to com-pliment Ward’s two decades of advertising, branding, marketing and public relations experience.

“Charleston is a beautiful city with a dynamic array of amazing people who should be seen and celebrated,” stated Petry. “Our goal is to discover and cultivate talent found in all ages, sizes, looks and walks of Lowcountry life.” Trinity will require no contracts or class attendance. Focusing primarily on commercial talent, the group will empha-size placement of seniors, adults, teens, children, infants (and eventually pets) for print, television, web, radio, film, stage and theater. For aspiring high fashion models, Trinity will serve as the mother agency partnering closely with the leading agencies across the globe.

“After supporting many clients with video creation, photo shoots and creative strategy for advertising and public relations campaigns, I realized those coming to the Lowcountry and those already here need more assistance in identifying, nurturing and managing local talent.” shared Ward. “With Charleston topping the best place to visit, live, eat and get married lists, I am confident the faces for these local, regional, national and international cam-paigns are right next door.”

To request a Casting Call, submit two photos and two goals to: To discuss Tal-ent Acquisitions, submit details on your needs to For more information visit


Pleasant Life Chiropractic LLC is the latest business to sign a lease for retail space at Central Island Square on Dan-iel Island. The company will occupy 1,319 square feet of space at 864 Island Park Drive, Suite 102-B, according to a press release.

Will Sherrod, CCIM of Lee & Associates Charleston, LLC represented the landlord, Island Park Ventures, LLC in the lease. Pleasant Life Chiropractic, LLC was represented by Carlmichael Harrison, Jr. of Beach Commercial, A Division of The Beach Company.


The Daniel Island Computer Doctor has moved to a new location down the road from its previous site. The new store can be found at 280 Seven Farms Drive, in suite D, across from the Daniel Island Animal Hospital. The busi-ness, which first opened its doors on Daniel Island in the space next to Wasabi, has been providing services to Low-country residents for 14 years.

Owner Jason Charles originally started his business in 1997 in Greensboro, North Carolina as a web developer. He also managed corporate IT, made computer repairs, set up servers, and built computers to meet his customers’ needs. Jason brought his experience to Charleston in 2004 and teamed up with his fiancée, Kathy, and they have “excelled with personal hands-on service,” stated a press release.

Not only do they fix computers that are dropped off at the shop, they also make in-home and business visits. Their services include, but aren’t limited to, monthly accounts servicing for small and large businesses, computer repair, virus removal, computer set-up, and printer and router installations. For more information, call (843) 557-5569.


The Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA), a nonprofit organization focused on the preservation and growth of defense and technology-related industries in the Charleston and Lowcountry regions, is now accept-ing submissions for its 7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition.

The contest is open to middle school to college students throughout the Southeast, according to a press release. A recent economic report from the Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina revealed that Charleston is one of the leading defense and technology hubs in the U.S., contributing $10.6 billion to the overall $24.1 billion annual economic impact for South Carolina.

The Mobile App Competition winners will be announced at the CDCA Defense Summit, to be held Dec. 5-8 in Charleston. The event will bring together more than 1500 industry leaders in technology, defense, health care, and other organizations focused on driving innovation in the defense sector. The contest awards $10,000 in cash prizes, scholarships and future jobs to students and is judged by representatives from a variety of local companies and organizations, such as SPAWAR, Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft, Vnware, and General Dynamics.

The judging criteria for the competition reviews the scope of the problem addressed by the application, ease-of-use, and positive-user experience. Applicants are encouraged to make applications intuitive.

The deadline for submitting a “letter of intent” to participate in the competition is Oct. 27. And the deadline for submitting the app and any supporting materials is Nov. 15. For additional information, visit or send an email to

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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