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Building Charleston

By Matt Chapdelaine
The Building Charleston Podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston SC. Hear first hand what it's like to build a dynamic business in one of the fastest growing parts of the country.

Hosted by Matt Chapdelaine - a business owner himself and the Broker-in-Charge at Laine Commercial Real Estate - the Lowcountry’s premier commercial real estate company representing Charleston’s Office, Industrial and Retail tenants with their commercial leases.
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Episode 31 - How should Charleston open responsibly - with Mike Seekings from City Council & Frank Wells from Holy City Med
COVID-19 Special Part 4: This episode is Part 4 of a 5 part series on how Lowcountry businesses are building and surviving during Covid-19 .  In this episode we hear from Mike Seekings from City Council on what the local government is doing to prepare for Charleston's reopening - along with Frank Wells, the owner of Holy City Med about what the medical community is doing to prepare for a safe & responsible Charleston post lockdown . If you like this episode and want to listen to other episodes we have released to help Lowcountry businesses grow in these unique times, check out these other topics below: Episode 1 (Already released) - Topic: What successful business are doing -  with guests Chip Roberts from The Kickin' Chicken and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 2 (Already released) - Topic: Strategies for business owners - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 3 - (Already released)Topic: Strategies for property owners  - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 4 - (This Episode) Topic: How should Charleston open responsibly - with guest Mike Seekings from City Council & Frank Wells from Holy City Med Episode 5 - Topic: Financial Resources for business owners - PPP & Beyond As always we are proud to be sponsored by Popped Popcorn.  Where can you get Popped popcorn?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Holy City Med: https://www.holycitymed.com/ Matt Chapdelaine: Matt@LaineCRE.com (843-508-3038) Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
30:50
May 19, 2020
Episode 30 - Strategies for property owners during Covid - with Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law
COVID-19 Special Part 3: This episode is Part 3 of a 5 part series on how Lowcountry businesses are building and surviving during Covid-19 .  In this episode we hear from Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm.  Listen and learn about the challenges and opportunities property owners in Charleston, SC need to be aware of as they navigate their properties through these uncommon times .  If you like this episode we'll be releasing these following episodes shortly: Episode 1 (Already released) - Topic: What successful business are doing -  with guests Chip Roberts from The Kickin' Chicken and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 2 (Already released) - Topic: Strategies for business owners - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 3 - Topic: Strategies for property owners  - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 4 - Topic: How should Charleston open responsibly - with guest Mike Seekings from City Council & Frank Wells from Holy City Med Episode 5 - Topic: Financial Resources for business owners - PPP & Beyond As always we are proud to be sponsored by Popped Popcorn.  Where can you get Popped popcorn?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Matthew E. Pecoy, McGrath Law Firm, PA - 802 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464 Phone: 843-606-2755 Email: mpecoy@mcgrathlawfirm.com McGrath Law: https://www.mcgrathlawfirmsc.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
20:20
May 18, 2020
Episode 29 - Strategies for business owners during Covid - with Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law
COVID-19 Special Part 2: This episode is Part 2 of a 5 part series on how Lowcountry businesses are building and surviving during Covid-19 .  In this episode we hear from Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm.  Listen and learn about the challenges and opportunities business owners in Charleston, SC need to be aware of as they navigate their businesses through these uncommon times .  If you like this episode we'll be releasing these following episodes shortly: Episode 1 (Already released) - Topic: What successful business are doing -  with guests Chip Roberts from The Kickin' Chicken and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 2 - Topic: Strategies for business owners - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 3 - Topic: Strategies for property owners  - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 4 - Topic: How should Charleston open responsibly - with guest Mike Seekings from City Council & Frank Wells from Holy City Med Episode 5 - Topic: Financial Resources for business owners - PPP & Beyond As always we are proud to be sponsored by Popped Popcorn.  Where can you get Popped popcorn?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Matthew E. Pecoy, McGrath Law Firm, PA - 802 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464 Phone: 843-606-2755 Email: mpecoy@mcgrathlawfirm.com McGrath Law: https://www.mcgrathlawfirmsc.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
26:18
May 14, 2020
Episode 28 - Chip Roberts from The Kickin' Chicken
COVID-19 Special Part 1: This episode is Part 1 of a 5 part series on how Lowcountry businesses are surviving Covid-19 .  In this episode we hear from Chip Roberts from The Kickn'n Chicken, and we learn how he's growing his business in this new business environment.  If you like this episode we'll be releasing these following episodes shortly: Episode 1 - Topic: What successful business are doing -  with guests Chip Roberts from The Kickin' Chicken and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 2 - Topic: Strategies for business owners - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 3 - Topic: Strategies for property owners  - with guests Matt Pecoy from McGrath Law Firm and Adam Griffin from Laine CRE Episode 4 - Topic: How should Charleston open responsibly - with guest Mike Seekings from City Council & Frank Wells from Holy City Med  Episode 5 - Topic: Financial Resources for business owners - PPP & Beyond As always we are proud to be sponsored by Popped Popcorn.  Where can you get Popped popcorn?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) The Kickin' Chicken: https://www.kickinchicken.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
25:05
May 13, 2020
Episode 27 - Alex Chalmers from Material Capital Partners & Charleston Deal Alliance
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this podcast we hear from Alex Chalmers, the Founder and Managing Partner at Material Capital Partners, an investment company based in Charleston - and one of the Founders of The Charleston Deal Alliance - a group dedicated to connecting deal professionals in Charleston.  The Charleston region is filled with dynamic people and dynamic capital - in this episode we learn why capital is flocking to Charleston, why Alex chose Charleston as the foundation for Material Capital Partners, and what Alex hopes to see as Charleston continues to grow.  You can listen to this podcast on your favorite podcast platform, or you can watch the Building Charleston podcast - and our guests - on both YouTube and Instagram. To watch the program on Youtube and on Instagram go to the links below. Where can you get popcorn from our Sponsor?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Alex Chalmers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexchalmers/ Material Capital Partners:  https://www.materialcapitalpartners.com/ Charleston Deal Alliance:  https://www.charlestondealalliance.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/ Building Charleston on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCguvdtmkT1BYhyMRpyKxhYg?disable_polymer=true Sponsorships: off for this episode
26:22
March 2, 2020
Episode 26 - Governor, Congressman and Presidential candidate Mark Sanford
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   The South Carolina economy is booming, and the Charleston region leads the way.  In this episode we hear from Mark Sanford; the former congressman for South Carolina's first district (which is where Charleston is), as well as the former Governor - and until recently a candidate for President of the United States.  Mark was on the front lines when companies like Boeing, BMW, Volvo and many others moved major operations to South Carolina and the Lowcountry.  Learn what was important to those companies as they moved here, and what it was like leading the region during such an transformative time.   Mark tells the listeners what we need to avoid as we grow, and Mark shares a very exciting vision of what will take Charleston to the next level as we grow into a world class city.   You can listen to this podcast on your favorite podcast platform, or you can watch the Building Charleston podcast - and our guests - on both YouTube and Instagram. To watch the program on Youtube and on Instagram go to the links below. Where can you get popcorn from our Sponsor?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/ Building Charleston on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCguvdtmkT1BYhyMRpyKxhYg?disable_polymer=true
26:06
February 10, 2020
Episode 25 - Elena Lawson from Charleston Animal Society
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   Building Charleston was overdue to learn about others improving the lives of those living in the Lowcountry. If you have a pet that plays part in your life, if you have ever rescued a pet, or thought about saving animals in your area then this episode is for you.  In this episode we meet Elana Lawson with Charleston Animal Society.  Find out how the organization has grown in it’s 100+ year, learn how saving animals is also impacting human lives, and hear what her vision is for Charleston Animal Society and Charleston, SC You can listen to this podcast on your favorite podcast platform, or you can watch the Building Charleston podcast - and our guests - on both YouTube and Instagram. To watch the program on Youtube and on Instagram go to the links below! Where can you get popcorn from our Sponsor?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Boone Hall Farms Market, Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information on Charleston Animal Society: https://www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/ To get connected with Elena Lawson: elawson@charlestonanimalsociety.org Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/ Building Charleston on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCguvdtmkT1BYhyMRpyKxhYg?disable_polymer=true
20:40
January 27, 2020
Episode 24 - The Hemp Industry in Charleston, SC
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   This week’ s topic focuses on one of the fastest growing industries in the country.  According to Wikipedia “The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a proposed law to remove hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances and making it an ordinary agricultural commodity. Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018.”  Most of you know probably know hemp as the plant that is used to create CBD oil, but as you'll find out in this episode it’s so much more than that in Charleston, SC.  This episode's guest’s are Matt Gwynn from The Holi Leaf - a CBD store in West Ashley & Artie Perry, an independent Hemp Industry Advisor in Charleston, SC.   You can listen to this podcast on you favorite podcast platform, or you can watch the Building Charleston podcast - and our guests - on both YouTube and Instagram. To watch the program on Youtube and on Instagram go to the links below! Where can you get popcorn from our Sponsor?  You can get Popped Popcorn at Boone Hall Farms Market, Coastal Cupboard (Belle Hall), House of Brews (Ben Sawyer) Two Blokes Brewery (Long Point), Indigo Reef Brewing (Clements Ferry), The Brick (Downtown), Mellow & Play Cafe (Ladson), Oak Road Brewing Co (Summerville) and House of Brews (West Ashley). If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information on The Holi Leaf: https://www.theholileaf.com/ To get connect with Artie Perry: Artie.Perry@aperryco.com Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/ Building Charleston on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCguvdtmkT1BYhyMRpyKxhYg?disable_polymer=true
20:12
January 13, 2020
Episode 23 - Charleston Instagram Influencer Sarah Pledger
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   You may have asked yourself at some point - "how do you make money posting things on Instagram?"  Most of us post pictures and comments and get some likes but no one ever asks to send us money to post about their product..  At the same time  you hear how this person or that person makes money as an Instagram influencer.  This episode dives into one Sarah Pledger's story about how she's making money as an Instagram influencer in the lowcountry.  In this episode hear what it takes to grow a social media following worthy of a pay check,  learn just how big the Instagram Influencer industry is worth, and hear Sarah's unique vision for the lowcountry as the region continues to grow.  Great news - you can now watch the Building Charleston podcast - and our guests - on both YouTube and Instagram. At last you can see the faces behind the voices. To watch the program on Youtube and on Instagram go to the links below! A quick note about our sponsor - if you're interested in getting your hands on your own bag of Popped Popcorn they will be on sale at the Tanger Outlet Shopping Center in North Charleston, SC all throughout the Holidays.  If you are there stop in, say hi to Carman, and get a taste of what we've been talking about (and tasting) here on the show! If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information on Sarah's Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/pledgetraining/ To get more information on Pledge Training: https://sarahpledgerfitness.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/ Building Charleston on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCguvdtmkT1BYhyMRpyKxhYg?disable_polymer=true
22:30
December 16, 2019
Episode 22 - Venture Capital in Charleston, SC
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   Building a strong technology foundation is a priority for every modern city in the United States.  In order to grow that foundation, a city needs a couple of key ingredients.  First, that city needs the talent to identify opportunities where technology can be used.  Next it needs competent entrepreneurs who can found a company and guide a company from idea to reality.  Finally, a modern and growing city needs to provide the resources - both monetary & guidance - to ensure a young company has what it takes to succeed.  Charleston, SC is no different.  Charleston is fostering young technology companies and providing them the resources to grow.  This episode is focused on the growing technology companies in charleston, and the people who are investing in them. In this episode you will hear from guest AJ Richichi from Sentio,  a venture back technology company in Charleston, SC - and Eric Thome from  VentureSouth, a venture capital platform investing in companies in the south.  We take a deep dive into what it's like to start a technology company in Charleston, what it's like to raise venture capital in the south - and how technology & venture capital communities are impacting Charleston's future.  A quick note about our sponsor - if you're interested in getting your hands on your own bag of Popped Popcorn they will be on sale at the Tanger Outlet Shopping Center in North Charleston, SC all throughout the Holidays.  If you are there stop in, say hi to Carman, and get a taste of what we've been talking about (and tasting) here on the show! If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information on Sentio: https://mysentio.com/ To get more information on VentureSouth - Charleston: https://venturesouth.vc/charleston Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
27:08
November 18, 2019
Episode 21 - Al Katz from The Next Level
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet Al Katz from The Next Level.  Al has worked with over 600 businesses during his career.  Through his trademarked “THE PROCESS” method of assessing businesses and improving business practices, he has helped business owners and their teams to identify and achieve their personal and business goals. In addition to being a business coach he’s a professor at Citadel.  Most important of all he’s very well known and respected in Charleston area for his work supporting those trying to build the future of Charleston In this episode we hear Al's take on what Charleston, SC companies have in their favor as they grow, and we learn some important steps that all successful companies need to be working on in order remain successful.  Listen and learn what Al sees are the challenges and opportunities of being a growing company in Charleston, SC, along with his vision for the lowcountry. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information on The NExt Level: http://www.yournextlevel.net/index.php Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
25:21
November 4, 2019
Episode 20 - RJ Yellitz from Co-Capptain
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet RJ Yellitz from Co-Capptain.  It feels like everyone in Charleston, SC has a boat.  What you might not know is that Charleston has a growing tech scene.  In this episode we bring both boating & technology together.   If you can picture a coast guardsman leading Charleston’s next tech super company - RJ is straight out of central casting. In this episode we hear RJ's take on what it's like to launch a technology company in Charleston, SC, and learn what inspired RJ to develop a solution for America's 15,000,000 recreational boaters.  Listen and learn what RJ's sees are the challenges and opportunities of being a growing tech company in Charleston, SC, along with his vision for Charleston, SC. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information Co-Capptain: http://cocapptain.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
28:08
October 28, 2019
Episode 19 - CT Burton & Steve Fletcher from Lowcountry Local First
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet CT Burton & Steve Fletcher from Lowcountry Local First.  Lowcountry Local First cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, because local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy, and character.  Lowcountry Local First educates the general public on why it’s important to choose local and influence them to do so.   They work with decision-makers to foster a better environment for creating and sustaining local businesses, and they deliver resources, programming, networking, mentorship and more to local businesses of all shapes and sizes. In this episode we hear CT & Steve's take on the most important topics facing Charleston's local businesses like competing with national companies, flood contingency planning, employee retention, and what the benefits are to growing your business in the lowcountry.  Listen and learn what CT & Steve sees are the challenges and opportunities of being a local business in Charleston, SC, where your money goes when you spend local, along with their vision for Charleston, SC. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information Lowcountry Local First: https://lowcountrylocalfirst.org/about-us/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
27:30
October 7, 2019
Episode 18 - Mayor of Charleston candidate Mike Seekings
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet Mike Seekings.  Mike is a Lawyer, he has served on the Charleston City Council since 2010, he is chairman of the CARTA board of directors (Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority) where he chairs multiple committees. He is a member of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Gibbes Museum boards of directors.   For those familiar with the Cooper River Bridge Run, he’s the Interim Executive Director.  He’s been a professor at the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law.  Most importantly today he’s a candidate for Mayor of Charleston. In this episode we hear Mike's take on the most important topics facing charleston like flooding, traffic, housing, overdevelopment, and fiscal responsibility.  Listen and learn what Mike sees are the challenges and opportunities facing Charleston, SC, along with his vision for Charleston, SC. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) To get more information or get involved in Mike's campaign: https://www.voteseekings.com Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
30:08
September 30, 2019
Episode 17 - A Focus on Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we focus on Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston, a group for women entrepreneurs in the lowcountry focused improving the skills and the successes of women as they build their own business.  This weeks focus on women entrepreneurs comes to us from Melissa Barker, the founder of Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston and the founder of Show & Tell.  We are joined in this episode by Pat Eardley, who has successfully run her business in Charleston, SC now for over 10 years - a landmark that only 4% of companies realize.  In this episode we how the Women Entrepreneur of Charleston network is different from other networks, the challenges and opportunities women face when starting their own business, and we learn what Melissa & Pat's vision is for women business owners in Charleston, SC. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston: https://www.womenentrepreneurscharleston.com/ Melissa Barker from Show & Tell: https://www.showandtellco.com/ Pat Eardley fro Shift HR: https://shifthr.com/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
24:43
September 23, 2019
Episode 16 - JD Porcelli from Power Moves Unlimited
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet JD Porcelli from Power Moves Unlimited.  JD has been building his health and fitness business - Power Moves Unlimited - in Charleston for over 9 years.  JD is not just building a business, he’s not just building Charleston, he’s building Charleston’s health.  Health is more than just lifting weights, and in this edition of Building Charleston learn how JD coaches people towards complete health, learn what he's doing to improve people's lives here in the lowcountry, and hear JD's vision for the future of Charleston, SC. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast. For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Power Moves Unlimited: https://www.instagram.com/jdporcellifitness/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
25:22
September 16, 2019
Episode 15 - Jason Rochon & Jonathan Peavey from Beacon Bank
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet Jason Rochon & Jonathan Peavey from Beacon Bank.  Beacon Bank is a bank who in their own way is charging forward to build their own story - while their product (cash) is also the fuel that allows others to build their story.   Beacon Bank was founded by those in the Charleston community to support those in the Charleston community.  In this edition of Building Charleston hear why Beacon was formed, learn what industries are growing here in the lowcountry, and hear what Jason and Jonathan's vision is for the future of Charleston, SC.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Beacon Bank: https://www.beacon.bank/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
26:44
July 1, 2019
Episode 14 - Eliza Limehouse from Southern Charm & Limehouse Properties
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet Eliza Limehouse from Southern Charm, Plantation Candle Company, Snaffle Bit Bracelet Company, and Limehouse Properties.  Eliza is a successful business owner with interests in fashion, real estate, jewelry,  a candle company, social media influencer, and her most recent venture being a member of the Southern Charm cast for season 6  In this edition of Building Charleston hear what it's like to start and grow a business here in the lowcountry, learn what it's like to be on Bravo's Southern Charm, and hear what Eliza's vision is for the future of Charleston, SC.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizadevereauxlimehouse/ Southern Charm: https://www.bravotv.com/people/eliza-limehouse Plantation Candle Company: https://www.plantationcandlecompany.com/ Snaffle Bit Bracelet Company: https://mkt.com/snafflebitbraceletco Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
24:53
June 17, 2019
Episode 13 - Parker Milner of the S.C. Stingrays and author of Pregame Skate
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we hear how Parker Milner is more than just the foundation for his professional hockey team as we learn how he's building a foundation for life after hockey here in the lowcountry.    Parker Milner is  the goalie for the South Carolina Stingrays, and you can find his articles in Eater Charleston,Charleston Magazine, and the Charleston City Paper, as well as his newest venture Pregame Skate.  In this edition of Building Charleston hear what it's like to play professional hockey, learn about the trends taking place in the Charleston food scene, and what's next for Parker and his Pregame Skate newsletter.  As always we get to hear our guests vision on what he sees as the future of Charleston, SC too.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: South Carolina Stingrays: https://www.stingrayshockey.com/ Pregame Skate: https://pregameskate.substack.com/ Eater Charleston: https://charleston.eater.com/ Charleston City Paper: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/ Charleston City Magazine: https://charlestonmag.com/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
22:23
June 10, 2019
Episode 12 - Carrie Morey from Callie's Charleston Biscuits
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we hear how Carrie Morey started Callie's Charleston Biscuits, made by hand biscuits that have become synonymous with Charleston, SC.  Hear how she got started, how her real estate decisions affected the course of her growth, and what her vision is for the both Callie's and the landscape of Charleston, SC. Carrie and her small team of bakers are keeping the tradition of Southern biscuit making alive. In addition, she authored Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions, a cookbook and narrative on entrepreneurship and life in the lowcountry. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit – grab-and-go biscuit restaurants in Charleston’s Upper King District, the Charleston City Market, and in Atlanta’s vibrant Virginia Highland neighborhood are Carrie’s latest tasty endeavor.If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Going Places: https://calliesbiscuits.com/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
21:49
June 3, 2019
Episode 11 - Katie Blomquist from Going Places
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we hear how Katie Blomquist started Going Places, a non-for-profit that gives hundreds of bikes to needy students in the Charleston area every year.  Hear about the spark that started it all, why she chose bikes over other needs, how you can get involved in Going Places, and her vision for the non-for-profit landscape in Charleston, SC. Numerous organizations focus on providing the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, yet one thing often overlooked for children is their need for Joy. For many kids living in poverty, it is when they get home from school that the real stress begins.  So why a bike? Kids can live in less-than-desirable and unpredictable circumstances and a bike provides them with a sense of freedom and escape. It also builds self-worth by being the first item of value they can call their own. A bike can restore the innocence of childhood that many have had taken away. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Going Places: https://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
21:42
May 28, 2019
Episode 10 - Jen Ashley & Justine Palkowski from CHS Today
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, our guests Jen Ashley and Justine Palkowski from CHS Today represent one of the most powerful voices in the Lowcountry on life and real estate.  Hear their views on what's happening in Charleston, how they help their sponsors engage with their readers, and what it's like to publish content every day. CHS TODAY blends the written word with topics designed to engage local dialogue on events and developments important to those in the Lowcountry.  Most refreshing of all they do it with a positive and serious approach.  They focus on the best of what’s in the Lowcountry while limiting the negative aspects that tend to creep into online dialogue and media outlets these days.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: CHS Today: https://chstoday.6amcity.com/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
27:24
May 20, 2019
Episode 9 - Dr Rachel & Josh Wurdemann from Sanctuary Blue
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this episode we're joined by Dr Rachel & Josh Wurdemann from Sanctuary Blue - A Center for Optimal Living.  Dr Rachel & Josh recently opened their doors on Daniel Island here in Charleston to improve the experience of those living life in the lowcountry.  In this episode we learn how they improve their client's lives, the challenges of starting  and running a company with your spouse, and what their hopes and dreams are for the future of the Charleston, SC. Sanctuary Blue's integrative approach allow's their clients to fully process and integrate their life stressors so they can increase their capacity to heal. Their client's also improve their adaptability to better handle their personal and professional responsibilities and stressors vastly improving their health and quality of life.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on our guest please go to their website:  https://www.sanctuarybluecharleston.com/
21:17
May 6, 2019
Episode 8 - Tom Schachte from Patton & Schachte
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this episode we're joined by Tom Schachte from Patton & Schachte.  Tom is the owner and founder of Patton & Schachte, a software and technology development firm based in Charleston, SC.  In this episode we learn insight into building successful technology applications, technology solutions to make your business more effective,  and what Tom's vision is for the lowcountry.  Patton & Schachte are not web designers, although a lot of what they design is on the web.  As the digital landscape continually shifts, their focus is on crafting congruent experiences across online mediums, whether that’s on a website, application, or social media platform.  Their business is personal - People are at the base of everything they do, from their clients, to their coworkers, friends, and end-users.  Every moment spent in interaction and experience is an opportunity to create more value, and they take these opportunities seriously. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
27:04
May 4, 2019
Episode 7 - Kimsey Hollifield from Hollifield Financial
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this episode we're joined by financial planner Kimsey Hollifield from Hollifield Financial.  Kimsey is the owner and president of Hollifield Financial, a financial planning firm with offices in the Charleston, SC area.  In this episode we learn what it's like to move your business to Charleston, what you need to prepare for to properly enjoy the lowcountry life in retirement, and what Kimsey's wishlist is for the future of the lowcountry. At Hollifield Financial their goal for you and your money is to take advantage of peak market times while avoiding the eventual drops that are sure to come. By taking a measured approach that emphasizes long-term results, they will help you achieve your financial goals with less volatility than traditional investing.  You’ve worked hard to build your wealth, and at Hollifield Financial Group they believe they’re doing their job best when you do less.  Minimizing risk to your portfolio and protecting it from drastic change is their constant mission.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
30:38
April 29, 2019
Episode 6 - Donovan Rider from Charleston Taekwondo
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.   In this episode we're joined by a business owner and leader in the Charleston area who is literally and figuratively kicking butt  in the lowcountry - Today’s guest is Donovan Rider from Charleston Taekwondo.  Donovan is recognized as a world class martial arts expert for Taekwondo, as a well as an accomplished business owner having owned and run multiple successful gyms in Charleston are.  In this episode we learn what it's like to qualify for the Olympics, how his Taekwondo studio is impacting the lives of Charleston's youth, and what Donovan's vision is for the future of the lowcountry. As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, Donovan says there is nothing better than seeing them grow first hand.  But more important than the martial arts skills they learn, is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.  Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.  It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.  With every class they teach, their kids are growing in mind, body and character.  That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
21:03
April 15, 2019
Episode 5 - Daniel Grave from Golfbreaks.com
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In honor of The Master's this week we bring you a golfing podcast episode unlike any other.  In this episode we are joined by Daniel Grave from Golfbreaks.com.  Golfbreaks.com was founded in England, but chose Charleston, SC as their North American headquarters when it was time to expand overseas.  In this episode we learn the history of Golbreaks.com, why the company chose Charleston, SC, what Daniel considers the best courses in the Lowcountry for a golf trip, and what Daniel sees the future of Charleston, SC looking like. Golfbreaks.com was established in 1998 in the UK, with the primary objective of ‘saving golfers time and money’ when it comes to organizing their golf vacations. Since then they have sent over 2 million golfers on trips worldwide, and are widely recognized as the ‘go to’ experts in golf travel globally.  Headquartered in Windsor (where Prince Harry married Meghan!), and with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Copenhagen, Denmark, their dedicated team of over 150 employees worldwide are always on hand to help create the perfect golf package that’s customized to individual requirements. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
23:48
April 8, 2019
Episode 4 - Sarah Williams-Scalise from Blueprint Insurance
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we’re joined Sarah Williams Scalise from Blue Print Insurance - a newer, small but growing independent insurance company based in the Lowcountry providing innovative solutions to Charleston's home owners & business owners.  In this episode we learn what makes Blueprint so powerful, how they got started, and what the future of insurance looks like in Charleston, SC. At Blueprint Insurance Group, they are leaders in the way they think about insurance and the way they think about you.  Their commitment to education and customer service ensures that when it comes to protecting your family or business, you’ll find no better.  They offer a full array of coverages through many excellent insurance companies.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
20:35
April 1, 2019
Episode 3 - Christian Senger from HolyCitySinner.com
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the company leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we learn more about the man behind Charleston's most popular local blog - Christian Senger.  In this podcast Christian tells us how he started the Holy City Sinner website, what it takes to grow a popular online platform, what event was the most hedonistic thing he's seen right here in the Holy City, and what his vision is for the future of Charleston, SC.  Charleston resident Christian Senger is the man behind Holy City Sinner, the most popular local blog in Charleston. For the the last five years, the residents of the city have voted the website and its Twitter feed as the best in Charleston. Created in August 2011, Holy City Sinner celebrates the many sides of the historic and lively city of Charleston. From local news aggregation, helpful resources, and interviews to event listings, celebrity sightings, and party previews, the blog serves as a hub for the city's day-to-day happenings.
23:34
March 18, 2019
Episode 2 - Matt Brady from Goose Creek
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we talk about the the opportunity that exists in South Carolina's eight largest city Goose Creek - with Matt Brady.  Matt is the Business Development Director for Goose Creek.  Matt details what it is like to transform the business image of a city, his outlook for Goose Creek, specific opportunities that exist for businesses and investors, and his recent 40 under 40 nomination from Charleston Regional Business Journal.  Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina. It is situated perfectly between the state's Boeing plant to its south, and Volvo's automotive plant to its north, both of which have turned the region into a hotbed of industrial growth. 
26:51
March 6, 2019
Episode 1 - Adam Phillips from Body20
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the company leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we mix two topics that are really exciting - technology & health - with Body20 owner Adam Phillips.  Adam Phillips is the owner of  the Mt Pleasant, SC Body20.  Adam details how Body20 changed his outlook on health, what it's like to own and grow a business, and what his vision is for the Lowcountry.  Body20 Studio EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) mimics the natural action of our central nervous system, sending electrical impulses to contract our deep muscle fibers. In just a 20-minute training session, your personal trainer will put you through a customized 1 on 1 program, giving your body over 150 times more muscle contractions than a conventional workout.
17:34
March 1, 2019