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Re: “FM Station The City hits the airwaves

Long ove rdue great music excellent programing best DJ's

Posted by Virgil Downing on March 25, 2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Constantly asking restaurants to give freebies to charities has got to stop

I can relate to both sides my degree is in Hospitality Management and worked in the industry for many years. I have also chaired many charity events. I wouldn't dream of asking any business for a donation unless I was a regular customer. That goes for restaurants and retail alike. I also encouraged my fellow committee members to Do the same. While I can appreciate some of what this woman from the PR firm has to say, a lot of it is crap. First of all a donation of a gift certificate can be beneficial to a restaurant in several ways. First it can introduce the restaurant to customers that may not be familiar with the restaurant. Second a restaurant writes a gift certificate for $100, hard cost to the restaurant is no more than $35, yet they can write off the full amount as a donation. Let's not forget the small business Anthem. Patronize small local restaurants instead of chains because the owners live and work in the community. Money made here stays here. I'm guessing as a PR firm you have sung this song more than once. Well that's how people get the idea to ask a business to give back to the community.

Posted by Joanne DiMarco on March 25, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Constantly asking restaurants to give freebies to charities has got to stop

Good points all.

But I do have a suggestion for chefs, restaurants, and other small businesses: don't just wait around for the next freebie request. Have a philanthropy strategy. Know what you want to support and why, then stick to it. Be sure it aligns with your business plan (you have a plan, right?), then create a budget (how much you'd be willing to donate in any one year), then implement the plan. NOW you have a construct for what you will, AND what you won't support, and by how much and how often. This way the next time you have to say, "Sorry, can't do it," it's not because you're just burned out by requests. It's because you ARE doing your part in the community, without putting yourself out of business. Just a thought.

Posted by Jim Donahue on March 25, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Bipartisan 'disturbing schools' legislation passes an important procedural hurdle

I was bullied mercilessly in my class, in Prague, from 6th grade to 9th, when we escaped to Austria. I was being assaulted, slandered, ridiculed, by most of the boys in my class. It was hell, I was sometimes suicidal. They were criminals, they deserved to rot in prison. But we students had a no tattling policy, so the teachers did not know. The boys were all of them white. But they were vicious criminals.

Posted by Tom Martin on March 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “8 taco places we found on our North Charleston taco crawl

Thanks for this article! so far I only knew of the taco truck, I gotta try all the others :)

Posted by Jennifer Barbour on March 25, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg calls for unified Dept. of Public Safety led by Police Chief Greg Mullen

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Posted by Barbara Barbara on March 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Sweet 16 for USC; Graham dangles threat over Gorsuch filibuster; Sanford and Duncan hold out

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Posted by Barbara Barbara on March 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Weekend Roundup: Out like a lamb

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Posted by Barbara Barbara on March 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Weekend Roundup: Out like a lamb

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Posted by Barbara Barbara on March 25, 2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Constantly asking restaurants to give freebies to charities has got to stop

I work for a non profit ministry that helps sex trafficking victims and am responsible for marketing and soliciting businesses and churches for contributions. Donations and help from our community are vital to carry out our mission to help the women and children we serve. We do our very best to promote businesses who contribute to our cause. As a new and young organization with very limited funds we have to ask for the help of our local businesses and churches. And to expect something from us in return is not realistic and just wrong. Not all organizations can patronage at every restaurant that offers to help simply because their funds our limited as well. I give of myself and out of pocket to this ministry and other charities because it's the right thing to do and don't have any expectations for anything in return other than to help others. In the article I am hearing "what is in it for me as a business", and how "annoying" it is to receive X amount of request weekly... The bottom line for us, as a non profit, is that without organizations like ours and businesses willing to contribute to our causes, there will be countless women and children who won't get the help they need. So donations are crucial to it's survival. We need to focus more on what the charity stands for and who they will be impacting rather than, what it will do for my business, and my bottom line if I help. Also If restaurants and businesses don't have the money, time or have exhausted their resources they should simply POLITELY decline or ignore the request and leave it at that... Trust me we understand that you can't help everyone! As an organization we too have been asked to help other orgs and have had to respectfully decline some request because we have stretched ourselves thin. We ask for donations because our charities depend on them to live out our mission. And personally speaking we are grateful to all of the businesses that give of themselves so that the people we serve can get the help they need. It's a selfless thing to do. Acalades and profits for your business as a contributor are a bonus, but should always be last of expectations when giving fully of yourselves to help the community and our fellow man. Whether you have a business or not, giving back is what God has called us and purposed us ALL to do! It's everyone's responsibility to help those in need.

Posted by Jean McGee on March 25, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Chef Justin Pfau departs Harold's Cabin

No loss. One of the worst meals I ever had. There were 4 of us and we all but one thought terrible. The three desserts were terrible. They served this light green slime under beignets. We tasted it and had no idea what it was. It had a grainy texture. We found out it was " basil creme fraiche". What??? R u kidding me??? God awful. I make my own and know the consistency. That was not creme fraiche. I hope they find a better replacement. Just keep it simple!!! Make a great hamburger for goodness sake!!!

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Posted by lynnar on March 25, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Let's buy our way to a greener, cleaner planet Earth

Case studies of state spending lots of money on programs with unproven benefits. I feel like a program to get all the old appliances fixed could have translated to huge cost savings for everyone. There has never been a shortage of excellent appliance repair services https://goo.gl/PU584D?appliance-repair

Posted by John Martin on March 24, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “John Hodgman weighs in on hot dog taco after one surfaces on North Charleston taco crawl

A hotdog on a bun, would be a form of sandwich in my opinion. The dog alone (or weiner) would constitute a meat, similar to other sausage link varieties, and alone, does NOT constitute a sandwich. Glad I could settle that for everyone.

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Posted by Jshicke on March 24, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “The legend behind Charleston Boxing Club is ready to get his due

Hollywood was a big part of making my son the wonderful adult he's become. Made him make tough decisions like smoke or box, drink or box, party or box. Life is simple when you're in the ring: quit now and never fight again, get hit until they stop the fight or fight back with whatever you can find inside. Simple, but not easy. Thanks Al, for all those you steered right but haven't got around to tell you

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Posted by Mr. Cohenhead on March 24, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “James Island gains a fast/casual spot with Hen and The Goat

For as long as they took to open, I am not impressed by the menu at all. You know Sweetwater is right down the street, right? And they can do all that waaaay better.

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Posted by Emeraldcsr on March 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Live Audience Taping "The Journey with Aisha"

Aisha Thurston brings great wisdom and inspiration to her show! I was interviewed by her along with one of the co-stars, Kelvin Curtis, in my new docudrama, "John Laurens' War". Aisha gets to the heart of each topic and wants to encourage everyone to achieve their highest potential - we are so very grateful for her in our community!! Chris Weatherhead, producing director, Actors' Theatre of South Carolina www.actorstheatreofsc.org

Posted by Chris Weatherhead on March 24, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Constantly asking restaurants to give freebies to charities has got to stop

I have been on both sides of this coin... and I find Ms. Postell's article irritating... this isn't "giving freebies to charities" this is supporting non profits that impact YOUR BUSINESS community, this is supporting your base. ...this isn't rocket science; As a business owner, if one doesn't know how to manage expectation or say no after your "giving budget" has been depleted one may need to look at how they are mismanaging other areas of their business equation.
You are being approached because you have made a good name for yourself and the restaurant ... it's the no good deed goes unpunished theory LOL BUT in the best scenario. If you are a desired commodity people will call... I always look at these requests as a compliment ... It takes me one minute to interrupt the caller or reply to the email noting "our charitable giving has been exhausted for this year, so sorry please feel free to email me info regarding your non profit so we can keep you in mind next year". DONE... OR sometimes it presents a magical opportunity to engage regions the business is not usually represented in. We have found our selection of charitable giving is a marketing strategy that is a win win for all involved

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Posted by Kim Bell on March 24, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “James Island gains a fast/casual spot with Hen and The Goat

Thanks for the clue about the music. We won't go anywhere in Charleston where the music is loud and annoying...that eliminates FAR too many restsurantd. What a mistake!

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Posted by Betsy Getsinger-Donlon on March 24, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Ask Ta-Nehisi Coates questions via social media in advance of his sold-out lecture tonight

Is there video or audio of this talk somewhere on line?

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Posted by Heidi Mehltretter on March 24, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Live Audience Taping "The Journey with Aisha"

This woman has an amazing and beautiful soul. All she wants to bring to our community is LOVE and CHANGE.

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Posted by John Mrxtraordinaire Rogers on March 24, 2017 at 7:23 AM
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