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.

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. 

CAMILLE COPELAND IS EXCITED ABOUT A NEW LOCATION

Q. Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.

A. Our building project at 9 Palmetto Bay Road has been an invaluable learning experience. We are almost ready to move there, and I’m scared and thrilled all at the same time.

ONE STUDENT AT A TIME WITH AMANDA O’NAN

Question. What project or accomplishment is the most significant in your career?

Answer. Each day a student finds success is really the best feeling. Every now and again, I have students who are homeless, who face horrible tragedies, and who often are labeled as failures long before they become teens. To watch those students walk across the stage and to have goals for their lives … it doesn’t get any better. But if I had to name accolades that impacted the school community the most, I would have to say winning Palmetto’s Finest, being named by a top school in the country by The Washington Post, and winning top ratings on the school report card. Our school is truly one of the finest.

VICKI HEAD, DALE WATERS, MARCIA MCMANAMAY AND TINA SPANO KEEP HILTON HEAD ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

Question. How long have you been in your current role, and what does it mean to you?

Vicki Head. I’ve served Hilton Head Island for 24 years and H & H Auto Body for 10 years — “H & H” stands for “his & hers,” by the way. It’s our honor and privilege to be trusted to ensure vehicle maintenance and safety for all our valued customers. Our motto is, “Our friends became our customers and our customers become our friends.” We’ve been voted the area’s “Best Auto Repair” shop 12 years in a row.

jordanyJORDAN YOUNG HAS KEYS TO THE ISLAND

Question. Describe the most significant accomplishment of your career.

Answer. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, it became very clear how important the property managers are to those who have trusted Coastal Rentals with their property. My team and I immediately responded to requests for updates, and within hours of the storm we were able to assess each property and facilitate any repairs. This experience helped our homeowners trust us during Hurricane Irma, knowing we would be boots on the ground for them in any emergency.

lauraw"BUSINESS SUCCESS REQUIRES A STRONG WORK ETHIC," SAYS LAURA WULLER

Question. What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of?

Answer. The biggest accomplishment of my career has been taking over a successful business and then making it better through inventory acquisition and diversification, as well as improvements in company procedures and relationship building.