Every Little Bit Helps…

2008 Mileage AllowancesThe mileage business allowance increases from 48.5 cents to 50.5 cents per mile. Charitable deductions for the use of a car will remain at 14 cents per mile driven. The rates will apply for mileage on or after January 1, 2008. … [Continue reading]

McDonalds Tops List. Coldwell Banker #1 Real Estate Brand; #12 Franchise Brand Overall…

Below is the list of the Top 15 Franchise Brands. Although it is very interesting, keep in mind that these are "franchise" brands. Brands like Coke, Pepsi, Bud, Chevy and Starbucks are all corporate owned, not franchise opportunities.... Coldwell … [Continue reading]

Cola’s Best Organization; Cola’s Best Party… Great Job JLC!

One Of The Most Fun Branding Pieces I've Ever Done.... Is That Ice In a Wine Cup? JLC Holiday Market Co-Chair Linda Ferrante. Great Job! Dress and bow-tie by LaRoque... Gorgeous Friend & Client, and Gorgeous Wife... 3/4 of the Real Team. Where's … [Continue reading]

HO, HO, HO !!!

This sweet baby is not loving on FJ Santa at the JLC's Holiday Market this year. … [Continue reading]

Our Neighborhood, My Deed!

OK. I spent 5 hours with the City of Columbia Planning Commission tonight. Good grief....Yes, we were there from 5:15 to 10:00pm tonight. After some specific parcels were voted on, they finally took up the measure of the "Interim Measures for … [Continue reading]

More Red Tape On The Way?

Below is an email that many of us received today from the Home Builders Association. Some of these bullet points sound borderline intrusive. I hope that "Red Tape" does not get in the way of my soon to be installed black shutters.... FJCall To … [Continue reading]

Party of the Year, Every Year…

Tonight holds one of the most fun events that Columbia has to offer. The Junior League of Columbia blasts off their annual Holiday Market via the incredibly popular Preview Party.The Preview Party serves as the venue where all that attend bring out … [Continue reading]

USC/CLEMSON: First Game of Season?

Should Carolina/Clemson be the first game of the season?This thought may not sit well with many people, but it may be worth taking a good look. In time, the move actually may act as a pioneer among rivalries.I bring this up as a strategic move for … [Continue reading]

Travel Season Begins…

Well, the statewide traveling season began today.If you are like me, you will crisscross South Carolina's web of asphalt to see your many family members for Thanksgiving. I hope all of you have a great time hanging out with your inlaws and/or old … [Continue reading]

“5th Highest Year on Record…”

ROCK VEGAS IS ON FIRE; COAST STILL SLOWBelow is part of a press release that was distributed not too long ago. I only posted the last 3 paragraphs of the release, because I thought the rest would only be interesting to Realtors. Although Columbia is … [Continue reading]