ISLAND DESIGNER JONI VANDERSLICE DISCOVERS A GREATER PURPOSE DURING TRAVELS

Joni Vanderslice believes that when we travel, we bring a piece of the destinations and cultures we experience back home with us — an idea that has influenced both her life and her work.

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WHAT MOMS REALLY WANT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day will be upon us before you know it. And with the run-up to Mother’s Day comes the annual panic over what to get for your mom. Sure, there was a time when a macaroni necklace would pretty much cover it, but odds are that if you can read this, you’re past that stage. No, this year you really want to wow.

GET AN EXPERT LEGAL OPINION

Expert legal services are not a dime a dozen, despite advertising you might see on television. And don’t assume you can handle the issue yourself. Legal issues are complicated— and in many cases, they should be left to the professionals.

HILTON HEAD STUDENT A FINALIST IN NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

Seventeen-year-old Julia Gigante is busy. A senior at Hilton Head Preparatory School, she was the captain of both the varsity basketball and cross-country teams, is president of the student council, and senior class representative for the honor council. She founded the school newspaper, is a member of the school’s Zonta Club, and has played on the varsity chess team since fifth grade.

THE GREENERY MARKS 45 YEARS WITH TOP AWARD

Ten years after employees took over the company, The Greenery Inc. has won the 2018 Employee-Owned Company of the Year award from The Employee Stock Owners Plan Association-Carolinas Chapter for North and South Carolina. The company will now represent the chapter in a nationwide contest for the Best in America title, to be presented in May in Washington, D.C.

Michael CeratiFrom Hilton Head Island, to Vermont, L.A. and back to Hilton Head again, Michael Cerrati finds the Lowcountry an amenable place to continue a unique career. He’s one of only a few intellectual property (IP) lawyers in the region. He grew up in the Lowcountry, moved away and became a successful law professional in L.A., then moved back to Hilton Head Island where he lends his expertise to artists, authors, entrepreneurs, musicians and corporations here and all over the world from Europe to Southeast Asia.

JANIK L.L.P. WAS FOUNDED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1988 AND ENJOYS AN "AV" RATING, THE HIGHEST RATING AVAILABLE TO LAW FIRMS, BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY

Our practice is devoted entirely to litigation, with an emphasis upon insurance and corporate defense. The firm has been selected as one of the “Best Law Firms for Insurance and Personal Injury Defense” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report each consecutive year since 2010, and was selected in 2013 as an “All Star Go-To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel magazine for our representation of Fortune 500 clients.

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Dale Akins is an experienced, skilled trial lawyer and is licensed in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina and Georgia. He provides aggressive legal representation mainly in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire and has done so for over 27 years. He has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity amongst his colleagues.

MOSS CREEK NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF GOLF

The Moss Creek Club has recently welcomed Tom Logue as its new director of golf. Logue is a Class A member of the PGA with 18 years of experience, and has been with the Moss Creek Club since 2008. Prior to his promotion, he held the position of head golf professional. He has an associate degree in golf complex organizations and management, with an emphasis in golf management, from the Golf Academy of the South. Logue was selected by his peers as the 2012 and 2017 Hilton Head Island Chapter Golf Professional of the Year. He lives in Bluffton with his wife and two sons.

This month, Monthly invited local women in business, education, sports and the arts to discuss their work and how they define success. In their profiles, these Lowcountry influencers share advice and connect across a diverse range of expertise and industries. They discuss their obstacles, accomplishments, backgrounds, motivation and the people who have inspired them. From the owners of small family businesses to the team that leads Hilton Head Island High School, these local women have made a positive impact in the community.