Business News - May 3, 2018


The newly launched Daniel Island Ferry Service will offer jaunts to and from Waterfront Park in downtown Charleston on Thursday evenings in May.

The service’s kickoff in April during the Volvo Car Open was “a tremendous success,” said co-founder Colby Hollifield.

“We structured the schedule to be beneficial to tournament guests coming from downtown but the strongest interest was from Daniel Island residents heading downtown to spend the day,” added Hollifield.

Based on that interest, combined with the results of an online survey conducted by the company, Hollifield and his partners decided to offer Thursday night runs in May leaving from Daniel Island at 5:30 p.m. and returning from downtown at 8:30 p.m.

“Ticket sales have been strong in the first few days,” said Hollifield. “So we will most likely have a full boat every night.”

For the summer months, the Daniel Island Ferry Service is working on a Friday and Saturday night schedule. Look for details soon on the company’s Facebook page. To purchase tickets or for more information about the May trips, visit or call (843) 732-4949.


Charleston Metro Homes of Mount Pleasant has added several new agents to its staff. Chris Burdick, Steve Sumner, Tapp Palmer and Tom Shrewsberry are now part of the company’s real estate team.

Chris Burdick has aligned his business – SeaBird Properties – with Charleston Metro. He also brings a background in music, technology and executive leadership to his new position, which allows him to apply both creativity and rigorous market analysis to his career in real estate, stated a press release.

A Memphis native, Tapp Palmer attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. After college, he worked as a stock broker for Paine Webber & Associates, where he was recognized as a top producer, surpassing sales numbers for many of the firm’s veterans, noted the release. He then launched a successful career at a firm in Atlanta before starting his own venture capital firm, Trinity Investments, as well as several other companies.

“Real estate knowledge and experience have been in Palmer’s wheelhouse throughout his business dealings,” the release continued.

Tom Shrewsberry comes to Charleston Metro with a “wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in local communities,” according to the company.

Lifelong local resident Steve Sumner spent more than 25 years in the death care industry after graduating from a mortuary college as a licensed S.C. funeral director and embalmer. He left the industry about 10 years ago to transition into real estate and is currently a member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the multiple listing service.

To contact any of the agents above, visit

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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