The Daniel Island Community Speaker’s Series will begin its tenth season on Wednesday evening, September 22, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held both in the ballroom at the Daniel Island Club and via a simultaneous Zoom presentation for those who may not be comfortable attending the event in person.
The speaker that evening will be Tommy Baker, President of Baker Motor Company. Everybody knows or knows of Tommy Baker. Probably one-half of you bought your car from the guy.
Tommy grew up in Mt. Pleasant and went in the Marines shortly after graduation from high school, and then went to The Citadel after his stint in the Marines. Upon graduation from the Citadel he made the rounds of numerous car dealerships throughout the South.
He eventually founded Baker Motor Company in 1988. Amongst other brands Baker Motors sells Mercedes, Porsche, Infiniti, Cadillac, and Buick, at locations in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and Wilmington, N.C.
Recently Tommy ventured into the community banking business by opening Beacon Bank which has a branch right here on Daniel Island.
But Tommy also has a very philanthropic side with a passion for the MUSC Children’s Hospital, scholarships for students at the College of Charleston and The Citadel, YESCarolina, and even the tall ship Spirit of South Carolina.
This is your chance to see firsthand the other side of Tommy Baker that is not visible when you first walk into the showroom.
For those of you attending in person the doors to the Daniel Island Club will open at 6:30 pm. There will be a cash bar and passed hors oeuvres between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. The program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm and will conclude around 8:00 pm.
Because this is a hybrid event there are two links below – one if you plan to attend in person at the Daniel Island Club, and a separate one if you plan to join us via Zoom. Please be sure to check the appropriate box so that we can give the Club an accurate read on how many people to expect.
To attend in person, at the Daniel Island Club, please click on the link below to register.