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Downtown Conway, South Carolina's Online Magazine


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    Buy Local In Conway

    10 Reasons To Plant Trees...Now!

    Bunker Shot Perfection

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  • ContentsFrom The Editor 5

    Charlestons New Arts Website 10

    No Day Is So Bad It Cant Be Fixed With A Nap 12

    10 Reasons To Plant Trees...Now! 14

    Bunker Shot Perfection: Blast Your Way To A Better Golf Score 16

    Neighborhoods 18

    Commerical Real Estate - Renting In Todays Market 20

    Time To Refinance or Buy 25

    About Downtown Conway 27

    Downtown Conway Calendar of Events 29

    Downtown Conway Shopping 31

    Dining And Entertainment 33

    Travel & Tourism 35

    Churches, Schools, & Religous Supplies 37

    Professional Services 39

    Clothing Stores and Accessories 41

    House and Home 43

    Personal Care 47

    Medical 49

    Real Estate 51

    Automotive 53

    Banking and Finance 55

    Specialities 57 Online Magazine | 2009 3

  • Online Magazine | 2009 4

  • Buy LoCaLPromoting local business is as simple as having other companys business cards or brochures posted on a board in your store. In an effort to promote Conway, we are distributing decals that say Check us out at, in hopes that local shoppers will visit the site to find local restaurants, clothing, specials, coupons and more. We are doing our part, so please join us, and promote your local merchants, and everyone will benefit!

    top ten reasons to think LoCaL in ConwayBuy LoCaL - Be LoCaL heLp Downtown Businesses

    1. Buy LoCaL -- Support yourself and Conway. Many studies have revealed when you buy from an independent, locally owned business in the Conway area, rather than a nationally owned businesses, considerably more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses. Downtown businesses continue to strengthen the economic base of the Conway community. These include case studies showing that Downtown Conway owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base. Conway Community Groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller Conway area business owners than they do from large companies.

    3. keep Conway unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun -- all of it makes our home. Our one-of-a-kind Downtown businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Conway. Conway tourism businesses also benefit. When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of be-ing someplace, not just anyplace. ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust.

    4. reDuCe environmentaL impaCt: Locally owned businesses in Conway can make more local purchases requiring less transportation. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

    5. Create aDDitionaL JoBs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in Conway area community, provide the most jobs to local residents.

    6. reCeive Better serviCe: Downtown businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products and services they offer, and take more time to get to know customers.

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    From the eDitor Online Magazine | 2009 5

  • From the eDitor - Continued

    7.invest in the Downtown Conway Community: Local Downtown businesses are owned by people who live in this community, and they are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the communitys future.

    8. put your taxes to GooD use: Conway businesses require a relatively little infrastructure invest-ment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering Downtown.

    9. Buy what you want, not what BiG aDvertisinG BuDGets want you to Buy: A South Carolina marketplace comprised of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to

    ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products and services based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, promises a much broader range of product choices.

    10. promote LoCaL prosperity: An escalating body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.


    Editor in Chief

  • VILLAS at COASTAL CAROLINA CENTREConway, SC - Just 3 miles from Coastal Carolina University

    This new GATED community is in the pre-construction phase with sales beginning this fall. It is very conveniently located off Hwy 544, just 3 miles south of Coastal Carolina University and 3 miles north of Hwy 31.

    This is a perfect location for students, hospital staff and all others who enjoy the more relaxing ride of Hwy 544, as op-posed to the trafficof Hwy 501!

    We will be offering 2-bedroom townhome units as well as 3-bedroom condominium units. All 4-story condominium buildings will be equippedwith elevators, for your convenience

    The Villas will have a community pool and cabana area and also a botanical garden with seating for your relaxation and enjoyment.

    You are invited to visit us in our onsite sales trailer when sales begin shortly. Until then, if you would like more infor-mation on this exciting new project, please give our office a call. (843) 238-8664

    GENERAL INFORMATION:2 and 3 Bedroom Units availableGated community with Card AccessibilityOnly 3 miles from Coastal Carolina UniversitySome units are offered For Rent - Call for pricingLate September is first Closing Date AvailableOn-Site Sales Center Opening late JuneWireless Internet INCLUDED in HOA FeesPrivate community surrounded by treesCommunity Pool with Botanical Gardens

    Both 2 & 3 bedrooms offer:Smooth top stovesBuilt in MicrowavesBasic Cable and Water included with HOASmooth CeilingsWasher/Dryer ConnectionsCarpet with Ceramic tile in Baths, Kitchen and Foyer

    2 BEDROOM UNITS:2 BathsPre-Construction Pricing $139,900Over 1100 Heated Square FeetTownhomeHardy Plank SidingOutside Storage Space

    3 BEDROOM UNITS:2 BathsOffered at $159,900Over 1400 Square Feet4 Story Building with ElevatorCrown MoldingTray Ceiling in Master

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    EdITOR IN ChIEfLarry Local

    CREATIvE dIRECTORDaniel Holliday

    ART dIRECTORAmy Coats

    WEB dEvELOPERS Allen BaylessMatthew Coats

    ACCOuNTINgMarie Bentley

    AdmINISTRATION & mARkETINgVivi MorilloAngie Woods

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  • CharLestons oFFiCe oF CuLturaL aFFairsLaunChes www.CharLestonarts.sC, as thier new arts weB siteFrom: Charleston Currents

    The City of Charlestons Office of Cultural Affairs has launched, a companion Web site to the OCAs primary page at the citys official site. will be updated daily with information and features, including an arts calendar that users can search by date, artist, presenting group or venue; social networking widgets; and a directory of local arts and cultural organizations and venues.

    We are hopeful that will be a major benefit to local artists and arts organizations by disseminating information about their events with the most up-to-date information to a broader public, said Ellen Dressler Moryl, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs.

    Other options for users at include the following:

    Arts organizations can download forms from the Office of Cultural Affairs, submit events, update contact information and compare performance dates with other area organizations.

    The Tools for Professional section of the Web site features job listings for arts professionals, including full time and part time work as well as internships and volunteer opportunities with arts and cultural organizations in the tri-county area.

    Updated grant opportunities for arts organizations, with detailed information, including deadlines, application and contact information.

    Call for Submissions and Call for Auditions pages with details about the location, deadlines, fees and additional requirements.

    The new Web site also hosts connecting pages for general information on the Office of Cultural Affairs and its projects: the Charleston Farmers Market, the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Holiday Magic, Happy New Year Charleston!, the Holiday Parade of Boats, the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program, Piccolo Spo-leto and the MOJA Arts Festival.

    The Web Site was developed and is being hosted by Carolina Media Services ( .


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  • No day is so bad it cant be

    fixed with a nap.

    Carrie Snow

  • Online Magazine | 2009 14

  • Bunker shot perFeCtion: BLast your way to a Better GoLF sCoreBunker shots can be daunting but its really all in your head! Use these simple techniques the next time youre in the bunker and blast your way to a better score.

    Golf ScoreFirst, dont change your swing. Use the loft of the club and