Charleston-based Evening Post Publishing Co.. parent company of The Post and Courier, has changed its name to Evening Post Industries.

Mark Mattison of Colliers International represented the landlord in the leasing 2,451 square feet of office space at 225 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, to Quest Specialty Chemicals. Charlie Carmody with CBRE Carmody represented the tenant.

Richard Unger, an attorney and partner at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, has been elected to the Charleston County Bar Association’s executive committee for a two-year term.

Thomas F. Hartnett of Charleston-based Hartnett Realty has been designated as Realtor emeritus by the National Association of Realtors for his over 40 years of active membership.

Roger Wilson, founder and president of Alstate Lending Inc., has opened a new division, Specialty Lending, specializing in nonconforming mortgage loans.

Johnny Bevon of Avison Young represented Buck Investments LLC in its $235,000 purchase of 1.5 acres on U.S. Highway 17-A, Summerville. Doug Richardson of Carolina One represented the sellers, Leonard and Javotte Driggers.

Mount Pleasant-based restaurateur Ronnie Boals has been named the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association.

Duval B. Acker of Mount Pleasant-based Kitchens By Design Inc. has been elected as director-at-large to the American Society of Interior Designers’ national board of directors for a two-year term, beginning Oct. 1.

Jack Owens of Lee & Associates represented the seller in the $1.1 million sale of 11,750 square feet of industrial space and 4.46 acres at 237 Farmington Road, Summerville, to Jeal-B Associates LLC.

Eddie Hughes of The Beach Co. represented the seller, RLF French Quarter Creek LLC, in the $53,000 sale of Tract 1-10, 16.69 acres on United Drive, Huger, to Lisa G. Jefferies.

Chip Shealy of CBRE Carmody LLC represented the tenant, Discount Book Distributors LLC, and the landlord in the leasing 2400 square feet of space at 1852 E Wallace School Road, Charleston.

Marlena Franklin of Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic International Inc. represented Charleston Finishing and Furniture Repair in leasing 1951–B Belgrade Ave., Charleston.

Jason Alexander, CEO of East Cooper Medical Center, has been named chairmen of the 2014 March for Babies in Charleston.

Chase A. Jones, a senior valuation specialist for Colliers International in Mount Pleasant, has received the Member of the Appraisal Institute designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Christopher Nowell of the accounting firm Jarrard Nowell & Russell has been named chairman of the board for Summerville Community Orchestra.

A Buyers Choice Home Inspections has opened at 2721 Sarazen Drive, Mount Pleasant. Tim Rice is the owner.