A veteran of the military with twenty years proven success with the US Army, Business Owner, Accenture, Unisys and EDS. Mr. Berger has shown himself the complete professional meeting challenges across professional services, technology and outsourcing.
Mr. Berger’s curiosity and core competency stand as pillars in a varied and successful career.
As a lifelong constant learner, his passion for continuous improvement and curiosity led him to achieve two Masters Degrees in Management Information Systems Technology and Adult & Community College Education as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 2004.
Following his successful career in the military Mr. Berger stepped into private industry working with some of the most significant brands in the world; Accenture, Unisys and EDS. Most recently he is owner of How Art Thou Jazz Club & Restaurant and Craft Conundrum in Charleston, SC.
As a Partner at Accenture Mr. Berger aligned to a Fortune 500 company with responsibility for all business operations and P&L.
At Unisys Mr. Berger was able to leverage his extensive international experience in dealing with a complex overseas contract with clients in as many as ten countries that included the war zone in South West Asia, working and assisting Black Belts to complete Lean Six Sigma projects and as Client Relationship Manager.
While at EDS his intelligence and capacity led to his success across operations management, and as a Sector Manager, Program Manager and Client Executive.
A leader, teacher and problem solver who has consistently seen a problem, designed a solution, built the structure to support that design and then ran it.
Mr. Berger received his BS from Penn State University, 1974 and Masters in Education from North Carolina State University, 1978 and Master Information Systems at George Washington University, 2001.
A hidden gem up Hwy 17 North, Awendaw Green may just be the coolest music venue in the lowcountry. A low-key and friendly environment with bonfires, food, friends, networking, and the concerts are all centered around an old barn with a professional sound technician and equipment. Scenic grounds, a relaxed atmosphere and state of the art professional venue make Awendaw Green the place to spread newly created music to fans both old and new through our ever expanding music loving fan base.
With the best view and coldest beer in 5 points, come in to Breakers Bar & Grill (on the corner of Harden & Greene) to enjoy our delicious food, Happy Hour, & great specials!
801 Harden St
Columbia, South Carolina
The Bummerville Amphitheater is a non-profit located in Summerville, SC —energizing, educating and empowering musicians. Together, we can transform our community!!
Steeped in history, the Charleston Music Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the block. Known historically as The Tower Depot, the Charleston Music Hall was built 1849-50 as a passenger station of the South Carolina Railroad and was designed by Charleston architect Edward C. Jones. The Gothic Revival Style building originally had a three story tower which projected into John Street and a main entrance large enough to admit a train. The Tower Depot was one of several buildings – passenger and freight depots, warehouses, locomotive and car manufacturing repair shops, and other facilities – constructed in the mid-nineteenth century by the South Carolina Railroad along its right of way, from Line St. to Hutson St. and between King St. and Meeting St.
The Music Hall was part of a larger complex which was called the Camden Depot in honor of the company’s link to that town. The architect, Edward C. Jones, crafted the building to make a train’s arrival at the station a dramatic experience. The depot complex was under construction in November, 1849, when it was reviewed by Edwin Heriot, writer for Debow’s Review (Nov. 1849). Heriot describes the building as a combination of “utility and chasteness…of the substantial and the ornamental.” The Tower Depot was designed to resemble a Medieval castle, but with an emphasis on symmetry and balance which was more characteristic of the Renaissance style. Jones decorated the building with projecting turrets, traceried lancet windows, pointed arch niches, sunken panels, and heavy doors. To complete this romantic allusion, there were even simulated arrow slots, as if yeoman were quartered in the tower to defend the building from assault.
The Music Hall had a short tenure as a passenger depot and was closed down in 1853. Following the Civil War, the Charleston Bagging Manufacturing Company, which made woven fiber bags for cotton, began building complex mills around the vicinity and bought the Music Hall on February 6, 1878, to include in their factory. The space was converted into offices and shops on the first floor and storage on the second floor with a spinning room and card room in the back. However, the Charleston earthquake of August 31, 1886 destroyed the three story tower and most of the building was torn down with the rest being used for storage. The Bagging Company closed during the Great Depression in the 1930s, and the building passed into the hand of the Chicco family.
The building sat vacant and derelict for sixty years until finally, in 1995, the Bennett-Hofford Company facilitated the Hall’s amazing transformation into an arts venue. They created a first class performance space that retained its original historical Charleston style aesthetic. Since opening its doors, the Music Hall has hosted a myriad of acts including top performers such as, David Byrne and Joan Baez. Renown bluegrass musician, Ricky Skaggs, won a Grammy for a live album he recorded in the Music Hall titled Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder: Live at The Charleston Music Hall back in 2003. The Music Hall’s goal is to create extraordinary musical, artistic, and theatrical experiences and promote the finest local, regional, and national acts while also encouraging local and communal participation.
Heriot, Edwin. “Public Improvements of Charleston.” Debow’s Review, 7 (November 1849), 400.
Stockton, Robert P. The Tower Depot. April, 1997.
Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
Parking Lot parking
Serves dinner, coffee and drinks
Good For Groups
406 Howard St
Columbia, South Carolina
Welcome to Hemingway’s Music Pub, your favorite Irmo hangout! We are excited to have our new site up and running. There’s lots of great things going on, so take a look around then come hang out with us. Be sure to check with our site and Facebook Fan page often for specials, new photos, and event updates!
7467 Saint Andrews Rd.
Irmo, SC, 29063
Listed in the top five Jazz Clubs in Charleston, How Art Thou is located in the Terrace Plaza on Maybank Highway, James Island, SC. A dream of the late artist, Joshua E. Miller, the 65 seat Jazz lounge has become Charleston’s favorite location for locals and guests visiting Charleston. Our intimate and relaxing atmosphere is ideal for an evening of world class Jazz and Blues and delicious Tapas. Our wine selection coupled with signature cocktails and craft beers make How Art Thou the perfect destination.