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Ron Holt

July 27, 2015
Ron Holt

A little over 12 years ago, Ron Holt quit his high-paying corporate job in Atlanta to open Two Maids & A Mop, a small cleaning service along the panhandle of Florida. Friends and family members responded with skepticism and, in some cases, outright criticism. When the new business failed to gain any traction during the first few months, the criticism got louder, but Holt persevered.

Today, the Two Maids & A Mop system employs more than 200 people and cleans more than 400 homes per day across the United States. In 2013, Inc. Magazine recognized the company as the fastest-growing cleaning company in America. The company’s annual revenues exceeded $8 million in 2014 and recently, Two Maids & A Mop announced an aggressive expansion strategy to franchise the business across the country. READ MORE

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Jennifer Davis

May 19, 2015
Jennifer Davis Realtor

Since the end of the recession in 2009, business has been booming in Charleston, South Carolina. The economy throughout the city is prospering and the area around King Street in particular has become a bustling center of dining and shopping activity. As a result, Charleston is now being recognized nationally as a premiere tourist destination. And as the founder of Domicile Real Estate Brokerage, an innovative firm responsible for investing in under-utilized properties on King Street and placing a healthy portion of the street’s retail businesses in recent years, Jennifer Davis is at the forefront of this commercial and cultural renaissance. In addition to their work in the commercial sector, Davis and Domicile have a successful history of brokering grand historic houses — many of which also happen to be national monuments — in downtown Charleston. READ MORE

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Logan Roberts

May 13, 2015
Logan Roberts Marsh Wear

Founded in 2010 by Captain Logan Roberts, a USCG-licensed fishing guide, Marsh Wear Clothing is a Charleston, South Carolina-based apparel company that celebrates life on the water. With a focus on quality, authenticity and the use of locally-sourced materials, Marsh Wear Clothing works with artists and anglers from across the United States to produce clothing that truly captures the saltwater soul. The result is an inventory filled with one-of-a-kind designs and a brand that is steadily gaining steam throughout the Southeast.

As a child, Roberts spent his summers chasing fish and small waves on Folly Beach, South Carolina, and by the age of 18, he was a certified captain, running charters and sharing his love of fishing. Dissatisfied with the apparel options available for young anglers, he created Marsh Wear Clothing and began selling his goods at the local boat ramp. Before long, retailers caught on, and today the brand has sales in 36 states across the country. READ MORE

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Mike Airhart

March 12, 2015
Gecko Rock Resort

Mike Airhart met his wife Aileen five years ago, when they were both working as English teachers in South Korea. In 2012, they decided to leave their old lives behind and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. After liquidating their assets, the couple moved to a small town in southern Mexico and began building a boutique beachside resort from the ground up.

After over two years of design and construction, Gecko Rock Resort opened for business in late 2014. Located on the breathtaking Oaxacan Riviera, between the surfing mecca of Puerto Escondido and the high-end tourist destination of Huatulco, Gecko Rock offers a relaxing, intimate getaway in an unforgettable paradise. With four casitas, each equipped with private rooftop balconies, the resort provides a unique brand of personal attention and service. While sipping margaritas by the pool is always enjoyable to pass the time, for those wishing to get out and explore, the Puerto Escondido region offers some of the world’s best snorkeling, horseback riding, and mountain bike adventures. READ MORE

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RobinLynne

March 11, 2015

Born in 1962 to Murray Jay and Rose Annette Mabin, minister and radio host RobinLynne was raised in Tacoma, Washington and, at the age of 17, enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she developed skills in the fields of telecommunications and computer operations. But a sexual assault early in her military career left her with severe post-traumatic stress disorder and, for over 20 years, her condition went undiagnosed and untreated.

Since overcoming depression and homelessness brought on by her condition, RobinLynne has found her calling as a minister and the founder of Vibes-Live Radio, where she provides exposure to business owners, independent artist and other ministries from around the world. In addition, she is a proud member of Total Victory Christian Center and a community advocate for Family in Distress, a non-profit organization serving South Florida. READ MORE