Mike Veeck Just Doing the Right Thing
Charleston Business Magazine celebrates another year of honoring the region’s most influential people. The selection of our 50 individuals is a result of staff research and community nominations. Take a look inside to see who made the list.
Mike Veeck has spent his career on the principles of “doing the right thing” and “having fun” in the process. Whether through his employment engagement firm, Fun Is Good, or through his co-ownership of multiple minor-league baseball clubs and Charleston restaurants, Veeck shares the lessons of joy, passion, creativity, and fun everywhere.
Inclusiveness is a key pillar of Fun Is Good. So, when Melvin Brown was denied membership at the Charleston Rifle Club, Veeck and his fellow co-owners of Harold’s Cabin decided to temporarily change the restaurant name to “Mel’s Cabin” with an accompanying message of “Where All Are Welcome.”
Similar to what Harold’s Cabin does for the Hampton Park neighborhood, Veeck and his colleagues continue to renovate three businesses on Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston, helping support the rejuvenation of a strong community.
Veeck is also an author, taught at The Citadel, supports multiple charities, and is a really fun guy who cares deeply about people.