Not only is North Charleston the leading retail center in South Carolina, but more people go to work there every day than the entire population of Greenville.
 
 
Mayor R. Keith Summey has become widely known as a community consensus builder. He is the 3rd Mayor of North Charleston and has been re-elected for six terms. 
 
During his tenure he has led North Charleston to becoming the retail sales leader in the State, while improving municipal services and defining a vision for the City.
 
He has promoted a young, highly skilled workforce and has attracted diverse industries, such as Boeing, Robert Bosch, SAIC, defense, renewable energy, financial services and information technology.
 
North Charleston continues to drive the State’s economy as the epicenter of business development, offering a business-friendly community, rich with incentives to allow companies to compete on a global scale.  
 
In 1986, Mayor Summey won election to the North Charleston City Council and was then elected to Charleston County Council in 1988 where he served as Chairman for three years. During his term he led the expansion of County Library System and oversaw the way solid waste was handled by the County. 
 
A new Tri-County Economic Development Authority was formed by Chairman Summey and the Chairmen of County Council in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties. The successes of the Authority have been many since the mid-1990's.
 
With the Mayor's roots in his local community, he offered himself for election to the Office of Mayor of North Charleston in 1994. Mayor Summey was born in Cottageville, South Carolina, graduated from Chicora High School and the Baptist College at Charleston, now Charleston Southern University.
 
Tickets are $31 per person for the luncheon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with each speaker. Click Here for Tickets or call our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
 
Halls Signature Events is located at 5 Faber Street, just off East Bay Street directly behind S.N.O.B. There is a city-owned parking garage right next door on Cumberland Street for your convenience
 
In the heart of historic downtown Charleston on a cobblestone street, Halls Signature Events is a 6,900 square-foot space, perfect for corporate meetings, cocktail and dinner receptions, welcome parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners and holiday parties for up to 250 guests. .