Dr. Andrew J. Pate of the Charleston Anesthesia Group has been elected president of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Will Phillips of Palmetto Commercial Properties Inc. represented Paws in Paradise LLC in leasing retail space at 1113 Bowman Road, Mount Pleasant. Rick Atkinson of Carolina One Real Estate was the listing agent.

John T Foreman of King Street Agency has been designated a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist by the National Underwriter Co.

Charleston-based UPT Strategies has received a Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants.

Carl Michael Harrison of The Beach Co. represented the landlord in the lease of 1,200 square feet of office space at 310 Broad St., Charleston, to Peninsula Chiropractic.

Terry Ansley of Lat Purser & Associates represented Davis Supply of Charleston in leasing 5,000 square feet of industrial space at 2210-B Technical Parkway, North Charleston. Dan Batten of Carolina Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord.

Charles Moore of Carolina Commercial represented DentalSmart in leasing 6,000 square feet of retail space at 2020 Savannah Highway, Charleston. Carl Michael Harrison of The Beach Co. represented the landlord.

Emma Souder, president of Red Iron Architects LLC, has been appointed by the S.C. Department of Education as a voting member of the S.C. Public School Facilities Committee.

Edward Robinson of The Beach Co. represented the landlord in leasing 1,100 square feet of retail space at 178 King St., Charleston, to CR King Street Corp. The tenant was represented by Palmetto Commercial Properties Inc.

Charleston-based Meadors Inc. has been named the recipient of the Honor Award for Historic Preservation from the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation for its restoration work at 93 and 97 Broad St., Charleston.

Ryan Welch and Thomas Buist of Lee & Associates represented the landlord in leasing 5,200 square feet of office and warehouse space at 1032 Legrand Blvd, Charleston, to Casara Inc.

Charlotte Allen, a certified public accountant with WebsterRogers’ Summerville office, has received the Certified Information Technology Professional designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Robert Pratt of RE/MAX Pro Realty represented the landlord in leasing 1,600 square feet of space at 130 B Varnfield Drive, Summerville, to M&M Staffing.

Chris Cunniffe of Harbor City Real Estate represented the buyer, 1147 Pleasant Oaks LLC, in the $270,000 purchase of an office building at 1147 Pleasant Oaks Dr., Mount Pleasant. The seller, Tail Wind Properties LLC, was represented by Michael Carmody of CB Richard Ellis/Carmody.

Kevin N. Hedges, managing partner of Hedges Wealth Management, has established a sister company, Hedges Insurance Agency LLC, at 1300 Appling Dr., Mount Pleasant.

Attorney G.P. Diminich of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP’s Charleston office has received the Certified Financial Planner designation.

Brent Case and Kelley Glenn of Coldwell Banker Commercial Atlantic International Inc. represented the landlord in leasing a 1,600 square feet of restaurant/retail space at 345 Folly Road, Charleston to Subway.

Todd P. Garrett of Grubb & Ellis|WRS represented the landlord in leasing 5,800 square feet of office and warehouse space at 450 Deanna Lane, Charleston, to Medone Lowcountry Medical Transport LLC.

Mount Pleasant-based architecture firm Stubbs Muldrow Herin has received a 2012 AIA South Carolina Robert Mills Residential Design Merit Award for its work on Blue House on Edisto Island.