Jack Storey

Small Business Series #1: Defining Small

Small Business Series #1: Defining Small

Every political stump speech, up and down the ballot and across the aisles, likely contains the refrains: “small business is the lifeblood of this nation” and “there’s nothing more important than supporting our small businesses.”  You can practically...

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC There’s a steady rumbling under my feet every forty-five minutes or so as the trains come through this small, historically-important, seven-thousand-person town on the border of Lowcountry.  It is absurdly hot;...

The Importance of BBQ

The Importance of BBQ

As we launch this Proud Places endeavor on the eve of what is typically BBQ mecca, I find myself conflicted.