Business Briefs: Interface franchise opens; Patterson earns award

Local man opens capital company franchise

Mark Osborn of Fripp Island and Mt. Pleasant has opened an office of the Interface Financial Group in Mount Pleasant. He plans to do business in the Beaufort and Charleston areas.

Interface uses an "invoice discounting service" to provide funding for small businesses that need capital but find it difficult to obtain funding from traditional sources, according to a news release.

Osborn has 30 years of experience in sales and distribution.


Construction company garners award for sales

Patterson Construction of Beaufort recently was recognized for achieving $1 million in cumulative sales in 2008 at Ceco Building Systems' recent national business meeting in Tampa, Fla.

Ceco says it designs and fabricates energy-efficient metal buildings.