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MEMBERSHIP EvEnt - Hilton Head Island
CHAMBERA monthly
BUSINESS
MONTHLY
publication of the
Hilton Head Island • Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
JUNE 2013
2 record-breaking
success
Membership Event
5 we want to hear
from you
The Bluffton Brand
6Small Biz Salute
Business Week Wrap-Up
7Summer networking
MEMBERSHIP event
cELEBRATing SUCCESS
Oldfield Style
T
welcome new members! chamber event exceeds
expectations
he Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s
recent membership event garnered over 180 new members in
two days.
“We had an incredible team of business and community
leaders that led the charge,” said Chamber President and
CEO Bill Miles. “It was a record-setting membership event
and we couldn’t have done it without the 100+ member
volunteers who made it happen.”
The voice of business in our community was strengthened
in a very big way, as member volunteers reached out to
others in the business community to let them know what the
chamber has meant to their business and how it makes a
positive impact on the Lowcountry.
“Our chamber membership has been critical to our success and opened
many doors of opportunity. Our membership and recognition by the
business community has helped Pino Gelato in our expansion strategy.”
-Ramona Fantini
Pino Gelato
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Welcome New Chamber Members
Ace Basin Aviation
Aerotek
Affordable Auto Repair
Apex Systems
Atlantic Pest Control
Atlantic Radiology
Bella Color
BFG Communications
Blue Moon Construction
Bluffton Electric
Bluffton Nationwide Insurance
Bluffton Okatie Primary Care
Boy Scouts of America
BRW Construction Group
Calibogue Properties, LLC
Capital Empire Council
Carolina Meter Service
Carolina Tree Care
Cash Back Corp
CDDC
Central Church of God
Charles Sampson
Clayton Rollison
Cleland Site Prep
Cliff Taylor Electric
Club Key
Coastline Construction Services
ComForcare Home Care
Compass Commercial Realty
Compass Construction
Comprehensive Family Care
Covert Aire
Cox Industries, Inc
Daytona Coast Call
Daytona RSVP
DeSimone Construction
Discount Credit Card Supply
Diversified Chemicals
D.M. Cribb & Company, Inc.
Dr. Debi Lynes
Dr. George Camp, DDS
Dr. Jonathan Sack
Ecofoam Insulation
Eithneco
Esposito Construction, Inc.
Equitable Property Management
Evergreen Natural Cleaning
Express Investments
Farmers Heating & Air Conditioning
Fiddler Studio
First Federal Wealth Management
Franklin Funding
GE/Gexpro
Genesis Lawncare
Georgia Emergency Associates
Georgia Furniture & Interiors
Greenleaf, Inc.
GRP Funding
GW Services
Hand & Tanner Financial Group
Hawg Wild BBQ
HH St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Hidden Treasures Vintage & Thrift
Hilton Head Baseball Association
Hilton Head Comedy & Magic Club
Hilton Head Ice Cream
Hilton Head Primary Care
House of Color
HSA Engineers & Scientists
iPayment, Inc.
IN Compass Health
Infratech Corporation
Insight Imaging
Interstate All Battery Center
IT Savvy
JDRF Palmetto Chapter
JW Plumbing Services
Kim’s Yin & Yang Acupuncture
Kinghorn Insurance Agency
Kremer Water Treatment
Kym Greene
Law Office of Maria Balbus Parker
Law Office of Paula Kilgore
Law Offices of David Geis
Legendary Golf Enterprises
Lou Go Short Cut
Lowcountry Medical Care
LowCountry Pools
Lynn Halpin, LLC
Mako Surgical
Mathnasium of Bluffton
May River Custom Homes
McFarland Cascade
McWaters, Inc.
Met Life Chris Jones
Mi Tierra Hilton Head
Mickey’s Pub / Pizza Dal Mare
Midas
Midland Mortgage
MTO Consulting
Neighborhood Outreach Connection
New Island Playground
Nick’s Steak & Seafood
Northpoint Heating & Air
Ocho Locos Restaurant
Okatie Ale House
Outsource Services
Palmetto Cabinet Studio
Palmetto Kiwanis Club
Pan Fresco Ole, LLC
Paper Chemical Supply Company
Parrish & Gwinn Insurance
Paulie’s Produce
Peacock Law Group of the
Lowcountry
Phocon Inc. Insurance Analysts
Physical Home Damage
PLAY Custom Home Technology
Porch Outfitters
Pour Richard’s
Premium Construction
Priority Payment Systems
Randy Young’s Custom Upholstery
Red Sky Travel Insurance
Reminiscent Homes
Robert Going Law Firm
RSVP
Ruby Lee’s
Rustic Pizza
Sage Right-of-Way Management
Sanders Appraisal Group
SC Landscapes
SCP
Sea Island Kitchens
Sea Monkeys Watersports
Seascape Services
Sexy by Nature
Sheffield Oil Co.
Shoreline Soft Pressure Wash
Smith Law, LLC
Southern Motors Honda
Special Olympics - Area 8
Spine Institute of the Carolinas
State Farm - Kevin Sevier
Stone by Stone Design
Sumter Utilities
Sun Bicycles
Tapas Restaurant
Tennis Industry Association
Teranova Redevelopment
Terry Lee Contracting
The Lovely Gourmet
The Rider Group
Tiffany Nails
Timberstone Enterprises
Tim’s Crane & Rigging
Tina Alexander Johnson
Titan LED
Top Dollar Pawn
Transformation Remodeling
Transportation Safety Apparel
Tropical Builders
T-Square Surveying Company
Tula Holdings, LLC
Two Brothers Roofing
Ultimate Construction
Ultimate Deli Provisions
Ultimate Floor Care Service
Unisource Mortgage Services
UTR Transport
Variety Floor Covering
Viking Construction
Violet Cleaning
West Olivetti, LLC
Wiseman & Reilley, LLC
Wits End Cleaning
Young Life
Your Chamber Connection
Zerorez Carpet
CHAMBER BUSINESS MONTHLY | JUNE 2013 3
membership renewals: thanks to our long-standing
chamber members and welcome new members
Did You Know…The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce has one of the highest chamber member
retention rates in the nation.
30+ YEARS
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hub International Southeast
Searchlight Realty
Beach House Resort
Vagabond Cruise
20-29 YEARS
Accommodations from Island Getaway
Rentals
Aqua Sports-Sea Wolf Charters
Furniture Direct
Hampton Inn Hilton Head
Island Communications
NBSC
RMC Resort Management
Tom Crews Architects, Inc.
Wild Wing Cafe
15-19 YEARS
Broad Creek Marina
Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Dolphin & Nature Cruise
Gray’s Heating, Air Conditioning
& Appliance
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours
J.K. Tiller Associates, Inc.
Lang’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Native Island Business & Community
Affairs Association
10-14 YEARS
Colony Properties, LLC
Engineered Systems
Grace Community Church
Hilton Head Guest Services
Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort
IL Carpaccio
Jordon Grayson
Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana
Patricia’s of Hilton Head Inc.
Progressive Technology Inc
South Carolina Repertory Company
Southern Wine & Spirits
Sperry VanNess
The Smokehouse
Zonta Club of Hilton Head Island
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4-9 YEARS
AGC Gutter Company
All My Sons/ Intercept
Andy Twisdale Real Estate at Charter 1 North
Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance
Budget Blinds of the Lowcountry
CPC Yellow Pages
Downtown Catering & Events
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill-North
Italian American Club Hilton Head
Jonas Gadson Unlimited - A Corporate
Training Company
Miller Long Term Rentals
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Palmetto Dunes General Store at Palmetto Dunes
Oceanfront Resort
Property Preservation, Inc.
Sea Grass Grille
Shelter Cove Dental
Sun City Hilton Head Community
Association, Inc.
1-3 YEARS
A-1 Pool Service
Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry
Ahh Green Spa LLC
ASPPM
Bluffton Rotary
Brooks Brothers
Candlewood Suites
Court Atkins Architects
Emeritus at Palm Court
Erickson Associates
Ethan Allen
Forms & Supply, Inc.
Fresh Produce
Green Goods Wholesale Nursery
Harbour Town Yacht Club
Hilton Head Island Real Estate Brokers, Inc.
Howell-Chase Heating & Air Conditioning
Humphrey & Saben, LLC
Laughlin & Bowen PC
Law Offices of Sally A. Gardocki
Lowcountry Dental Center
Ocean Dental
Palmetto Dental Arts
Park Lane Hotel & Suites
Professional Pathology Services
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
Rose Hill Plantation Property Owners’
Association, Inc.
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy
South Carolina Governor’s School for Science
& Mathemetics Foundation
Subway
new members
DayBreak of the Lowcountry
Don Ryan Center for Innovation
ESPN Radio
GC Incentives
Hub International Southeast, Bluffton
Joe Loves Lobster Rolls
MindStream Academy
Reebok Crossfit Coastal Carolina
Richard Momar Yapo Cuanang
SalesReach Software
Vintage Market
Wild Yogurt
UniHealth Home Health
Radio Sol Communications
Pink Magazine/Spa Guide of the
Lowcountry
New York Life Insurance Company
Coastal Home
Fieldstone
Bleu Jean Boutique Bleu Door Furniture
& Interiors
Staples
Generation Portraits by Audra
Lava 24 Fitness
Roy’s Place Cafe & Catering
Hazel Digital Media
T
bluffton branding
partnership invites
community input
Centex Homes are
he chamber, in partnership with the Town of
Bluffton, is holding Bluffton brand development
community sessions at Bluffton Rotary Community
Center/Oscar Frazier Park on June 25 and 26 from
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The collaborative sessions invite the Bluffton
community to come together to identify Bluffton’s
core values and share their input for Bluffton as a
community where residents, business and economic
development thrive along with visitors and the travel
and tourism industry.
The sessions will be led by Dr. Simon Hudson,
director of the SmartState Center of Excellence in
Tourism at the University of South Carolina, along
with researchers from USC Columbia and USC
Beaufort.
The community is invited to join in the brand
development discussion and encouraged to come
ready to provide ideas.
RSVP to Leta Salazar at [email protected]
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CHAMBER BUSINESS MONTHLY | JUNE 2013 5
LUFFTON
LAND-B
HEAD IS
SMALL
ore than 500 chamber members along with the Lowcountry business
community joined the chamber in our salute to small business during
Chamber Small Business Week, May 20-24.
HILTON
WEEK
M
small business week celebrates
lowcountry business community
CE
OMMER
ER OF C
CHAMB
The chamber’s Small Business of the Year
Awards luncheon was the highlight of the week’s
events. New this year, two local businesses were
honored with the prestigious awards recognizing
both a Successful Start-Up of the Year as well as
the Small Business of the Year.
“Downtown Deli and Downtown Catering
Company, the 2012 Small Business of the Year
Award recipient, along with Mindstream Academy,
our inaugural Successful Start-Up of the Year Award
winner, are members that are distinguished by
their success, and they also serve as an inspiration
to others,” said Bill Miles, chamber president and
CEO.
Congratulations to 2012 winners! Downtown Deli and Downtown Catering Co., Small
Business of the Year Award winner, and MindStream Academy, Successful Start-Up of
the Year Award recipient.
Above from left, MindStream Academy’s Kylie Ferguson, Ray Travaglione, founder and
CEO, and Sarah Stone; alongside Tom Upshaw, chamber board chair; and Ryan and
Leah McCarthy of Downtown Deli and Downtown Catering Co., with daughter Kate,
son Aiden and staff members Marc Anderson and Edna Elliott.
Keynote speaker James M. Wordsworth, chairman, Small Council for the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, addresses attendees at the Small Business of
the Year Award Luncheon.
Over 150 attendees enjoyed casual networking at Small Business
Week’s Pork in the Parking Lot, Wine & Cheese Bluffton reception and
Social Media’s “Geeks After Hours!”
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Previous award winners were also recognized and honored at the award ceremony.
Business After Hours Brings
Summer Fun Oldfield-Style
CHAMBER
EVENTS
JUNE
11
Coffee Talk: Connecting
Business in Bluffton
Guest Speaker:
Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Tavern 46, Bluffton
20
Business After Hours
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Oldfield Club
26
Join us for June’s Business After Hours at Oldfield Club on Thursday, June
20 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and enjoy some summer fun with a Lowcountry twist
as you sample great signature specialties along with complimentary beer and
wine, great door prizes and more!
The cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.
For more information go to hiltonheadchamber.org.
On The SCENE
Chamber Young
Professionals Group
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Corks, Bluffton
JULY
25 Bluffton Regional Business
Council Luncheon
12:00 p.m.
Hampton Hall Clubhouse
31 Chamber Young
Professionals Group
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Corks, Bluffton
Business After Hours was a great success at Sonesta Resort
Hilton Head Island, kicked-off with a grand re-opening ceremony
and oceanside networking!
CHAMBER BUSINESS MONTHLY | JUNE 2013 7
who’s who: an
d who’s where
Jeanie Becker has
joined Weichert Realtors
Coastal Properties as an
agent. She has 25 years of
experience in the financial
services industry and holds
designations as a certified
financial planner and
certified trust and financial advisor.
Suzi Hicks has been
promoted to an assistant
manager for Camp Hilton
Head. She previously
served as a member of
senior staff and will assume
responsibilities with the
company’s three Sea Pines
stores located in Harbour Town and South
Beach.
Jamie Harrison has
joined The Greenery, Inc.
as retail manager. Harrison
formerly served as store
team leader with Target
Corp., in greater Detroit,
MI. She will oversee
retail operations, staff
management, sales and inventory.
Tisha Martin has joined
Serendipity Medical Spa
as a registered nurse
specializing in skin care.
Martin has over 15 years of
experience and specializes
in dermatology, lasers and
aesthetics.
Ernest Lopez has
joined StoneWorks as an
architectural draftsman.
He has a master’s degree
in architecture from
Savannah College of Art
and Design and has worked
with architectural and
engineering firms in the Hilton Head Island
and Savannah area.
Kelly Sigg has joined
BB&T-Carswell Insurance
Services sales staff as a
personal lines producer.
Sigg formerly served as
marine department sales
manager for Allen & Furr
Insurance, Inc. in Roswell,
GA and has over 20 years of experience in
the insurance industry.
Dr. Gina Mounfield has been appointed
interim president for Technical College of
the Lowcountry. She has served as the TCL
vice president for academic affairs since
2007. Prior to TCL, she served as vice
president for career programs at Midlands
Technical College in Columbia, S.C.
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Jerry Reeves has
joined Gateway Realty
as an agent. He formerly
served as an agent with
Celia Dunn/Sotheby’s
International Realty. Reeves
previously served on the
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
Chamber of Commerce board and the SC
Coastal Conservation League.
Angela M. Ruppert has
joined Weichert Realtors
Coastal Properties as
an agent in the Sun City
office. Ruppert holds a
certified nursing assistant
license and has over 20
years of experience as a
construction business manager.
Jesamen Singleton
has been promoted to
an assistant manager for
Camp Hilton Head. She
previously served as a
member of senior staff and
will assume responsibilities
with the company’s three
Sea Pines stores located in Harbour Town
and South Beach.
Melissa Brock has
been promoted to
business developer for
The Greenery, Inc. She
previously served as the
office administrator for
the firm’s construction
department. Brock will
handle development and
estimates for commercial and residential
landscape construction.
Jackie Mead has joined
Keller Williams Realty as
an agent. She also serves
as operations specialist at
ResortQuest by Wyndham
Vacation Rental Company.
Victor Colon has
joined StoneWorks as
office manager. He
formerly served as
senior accountant and
comptroller for Coastal
Atlantic Equipment in
Richmond Hill, GA.
To submit information, please email: [email protected]
Member spotlight: Dino Calamari
ITS Classics/uniform work & Sport
From t-shirts to monogrammed beach towels, ITS Classics
has established itself as one of the Lowcountry’s small business
success stories. When Dino Calamari, president and owner, set
up shop with his father in Coligny Plaza, the year was 1984 and
the Island had what he refers to “as a slower pace.” Fast forward
to today, the Lowcountry has expanded and ITS Classics has
developed right along with it, offering a uniform work and sport
line, as well as screen printing and embroidery.
“As one of the first resort shops, we had a hard time stocking
what we needed - Hilton Head Island named apparel,” reminisces Calamari. “So we
decided to produce our own resort apparel and Island T-Shirt Sales was born, now
known as ITS Classics.”
These days, they’ve got you covered. From the Island’s well-visited Top of the
Lighthouse to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, and many more Island retailers,
ITS Classics apparel, retail items including cups, bags, keychains and duffles, plus
their popular Just Towels division have become synonymous with the Lowcountry.
“Like any business, it evolves and you follow that. The whole path and plan,
life kind of maps it out for you,” says Calamari with a laugh. Where’s it leading
now? “Monogramming, Letteritgirl.com – we just kicked it off this month, available
through our website.” ITS Classics, ever evolving.
june business news:
national home sales show strong surge
U.S. sales of new homes rose in April with strong gains indicating the housing recovery continues to strengthen, nearly matching the
fastest pace in five years and driving median prices to a record high.
New home sales increased 2.3 percent in April from March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 454,000, according to the Commerce
Department. That’s only slightly below January’s pace of 458,000, which was the fastest since July, 2008.
doing business better
Work Life Balance: iPads Can Do That Too?
In today’s increasingly digital business environment, it has become a matter of routine for many employers to issue smartphones to their
workers and to pay for the data plan.
While most companies don’t expect employees to always be accessible, if flexibility is a factor in your business, you may want to consider
making it easy to work on the go.
Leaders of a small financial planning company based in Reston, VA, decided to promote work-life balance among employees by giving
them iPads rather than smartphones. With iPads, employees are less pressured to take calls after hours.
“We as a firm have tried to set the expectation that night is our family time,” said Jon Yankee, partner and chief financial officer of the firm,
Fox, Joss & Yankee. Sounds like a good investment. Side benefits may include increased retention and job satisfaction.
— Source: The Washington Post
chamber’s vcb garners
prestigious pinnacle award
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and
Convention Bureau recently won its
15th consecutive Pinnacle Award for
service excellence. The honorees are
chosen by the readers of Successful
Meetings magazine.
The accolade is awarded to visitor and convention bureaus,
hotels and conference centers for hospitality excellence. The sales
staff was recognized by meeting planners for an outstanding job
in servicing meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and
conventions during the previous year. This recognition represents
an earned reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol
of excellence among planners and corporate and association
executives.
that’s good advice
Hilton Head Insiders: a great way to reach your market
Is your business taking advantage of our no-cost Hilton Head
Island Insider marketing program?
Offers can be updated throughout the year to showcase seasonal
offerings. To date, we have over 120,000 Insiders.
Chamber members can submit special offers to Elizabeth Simpson
at [email protected]
congratulations to the winners of
the 21st annual business golf classic!
new member: highlights
t-square surveying
Justin Smith, PLS
139 Burnt Church Road
Bluffton, SC
www.tsquaresurveying.inc
T-Square Surveying has been providing land surveying services to the
Lowcountry for over 35 years. From as-built surveys, foundation layouts,
tree & topographic, elevation certificates, construction staking, and
ALTA surveys, we handle all surveying needs.
sea island kitchens
Scott Pleimann
46 Old Wild Horse Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
www.seaislandkitchens.com
Sea Island Kitchens is a design studio specializing in both residential
and commercial properties. We provide custom designs for cabinetry,
hardware and counter tops that are unique, creative and functional,
meeting each customer’s individual needs.
FLIGHT A
1st Place: Fresh Produce, shown above; 2nd Place: BB&T Carswell
Insurance; 3rd Place: Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island
FLIGHT B
1st Place:
First Federal, shown left
2nd Place:
Hilton Head Regional
Healthcare
3rd Place:
Linn Media-WJCL
CHAMBER BUSINESS MONTHLY | june 2013 9
in the news:
parents magazine names
island #1 Beach Town
Hilton Head Island topped the
list in Parents magazine’s May issue
roundup of “Top 10 Best Beach
Towns” in the nation.
“These sea-worthy destinations
deliver all the ingredients for a
magical stay with the kids, pristine
ocean water, nature activities and a
boatload of inland fun.”
Parents has a circulation of 2.2
million readers its website reaches
817,902 visitors each month.
The inn at Palmetto
bluff: A Top 10 bon appetit
favorite
At Bon Appetit, travel is all about
the food, so it’s no surprise their 10
Best Food Lover’s Hotels in America
epicurean favorites featured “meals
even more indulgent than the beds.”
The culinary publication’s May
issue touted The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
as “a Lowcountry wonderland, biscuits
and all...”
southern living showcases
island
Southern Living showcases Hilton
Head Island in its June issue
“Bliss on a Budget,” feature which
“rounded up five $500 weekends at
some of the region’s hottest beaches
from Miami to Hilton Head Island.”
The best of the south favorite
picks included South Beach Inn,
Salty Dog Café, Beach House
Resort, Tiki Hut beach bar, Skull
Creek Boathouse and CharBar Co.
plus kayaking with Hilton Head
Outfitters and 12 miles of beaches.
Southern Living has a circulation
of 2.8 million readers and over
a million unique visitors each
month to its website.
CNBC “Street signs” touts
island real estate
CNBC viewers recently received
a snapshot view of the Hilton
Head Island’s real estate market
on CNBC’s popular “Street Signs”
program.
Part of CNBC’s “Business of
Summer” series, the show focused
on real estate in three East Coast markets. CNBC also shot
footage for another program featuring the Island’s real
estate market scheduled to air June 21.
thank you: we couldn’t have done it without you...
• Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for hosting a great Business After Hours and new member reception
• Chamber Business Golf Classic presenting sponsor ServPro of Beaufort County, host Berkeley Hall Club and all of our prize
sponsors
•S
pecial thanks to our sponsors and chamber member partners for taking part in Chamber Small Business Week including
supporting sponsor Sam’s Club, The Smokehouse for Pork in the Parking Lot, Corks Bluffton for sponsoring our Member
Appreciation Wine & Cheese Reception at the chamber’s Bluffton office, Colleton River Plantation for hosting the Social Media
Seminar and “Geeks After Hours” and Country Club of Hilton Head for hosting the Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon
• T hanks to all our Chamber Bike & Dine Week partners for making our first inaugural Bike & Dine Week a great success
including participating member restaurants and bicycling month partners the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Bicycling Advisory
Committee; host hotels: Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, The Beach House and The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa,
Sponsor Elev8 Bikes, and participating bike shops Hilton Head Outfitters, The Bike Doctor, Road Fish Bike Shop and Hilton Head
Bicycle Company
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members making news: june
community foundation of the lowcountry
recently awarded $190,000 in grants to four area
organizations bringing its total grantmaking to more than
$47 million in its 18-year history. Grants were awarded to
The Children’s Center, Family Promise of Beaufort County,
Island Recreation Association and Technical College of the
Lowcountry Foundation, Inc.
hilton head accommodations recently announced
the launch of their new website, www.HiltonHeadUSA.
com which allows visitors to book lodging online and find
information and things to do via an integrated googleoptimized map, informational blogs and valuable specials
and packages. The social media newsroom offers a real
time look from social media channels.
hilton head hospital recently received the American
Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure
Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The recognition
signifies that the hospital has reached an exceptional
goal of treating heart failure patients according to the
guidelines of care recommended by the AHA and American
College of Cardiology.
wright investment properties a Memphisbased hotel investment and management firm, along
with investment partner, Somera Capital Management,
recently acquired the Hampton Inn on Hilton Head Island.
The partners plan to spend approximately $500,000 in
renovations to the 121-room hotel, including upgrades to
the public space, guestrooms, exterior façade, landscaping
and pool area.
hilton head island motoring festival &
concours d’Elegance and the festival’s charitable
fund Driving Young America recently presented a
charitable donation to the chamber’s Hilton Head IslandBluffton Jr. Leadership Class. Since 2001, the motoring
festival and DYA have contributed over $240,000 to
automotive education and to youth programs.
palmetto dunes oceanfront resort was
recently named one of Top 10 Tennis Resorts in the
world for 2013. The resort was ranked ninth by guests on
TennisResortsOnline.com’s list of Top 100 Tennis Resorts
and Camps, and ranked fourth for best junior tennis
programs.
women in philanthropy a fund of the Community
Foundation of the Lowcountry, recently awarded grants in
the amount of $25,000 to area nonprofits. This year’s grant
recipients were: Beaufort County First Steps, Bluffton Self
Help, Friends of Caroline Hospice and Hope Haven of the
Lowcountry.
hilton head images announced that photographer
Geoffrey Hobbs has been awarded a Gold ADDY and
three Silver ADDY’s in the 2013 ADDY Awards competition
recently held in Savannah, GA. Hobbs received the awards
for collateral and images for Georgia Ports Authority
materials.
hilton head public service district (psd) has
received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers
Association for the third consecutive year. The award is the
highest form of recognition awarded by the association.
chris corkern with The Prudential Insurance Co. and
president of The Corkern Group of Bluffton, was recently
named a member of the Prudential Agency Distribution
President’s Council. The exclusive program recognizes
the prestigious achievement of top-performing financial
professionals.
weichert realtors coastal properties owners/
brokers-in-charge, Karen and Joe Ryan, recognized the
company’s top producers for the first quarter of 2013
at their recent Leader Luncheon. Realtors were: Lee
Allen, Enid Anderson, Charlie Aslund, Larry and Eva Bell
Gail Bromiley, Wendy Burchfield, Renee Fordyce, Pat
Griffith, Chris and Robyn Henke, Sherryl Hennessey, Irene
Jackiewicz, Ruth Kimball, Ann Lilly, Evelyn Meeder, Karen
Ryan, Julia Schroeter, Bruce Strupp and Jack Tuney.
wsav-tv earns five regional
edward r. murrow awards
the hilton head shore notes recently won a first
place medal in the small chorus division at the regional
competition in Daytona, FL in April. In addition, six Shore
Notes members also competed with Jacksonville Harmony,
which placed first in the mid-size chorus category.
WSAV-TV NBC, which serves the
Lowcountry and the Savannah market,
recently won five Regional Edward R.
Murrow Awards for excellence in television journalism
including the organization’s top three categories. The
announcement was by the Radio Television Digital News
Association, which has been honoring outstanding
achievement in electronic journalism with the Murrow
Awards since 1971.
beaufort memorial hospital recently opened their
newly expanded LifeFit Wellness Center. The medically
supervised exercise facility as well as the outpatient and
cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation facilities have been
relocated to the first floor of the hospital’s new medical
and administrative center, located across from the main
hospital campus.
This continued an impressive trend as WSAV has been
recognized with 26 Regional Murrow awards for excellence
in journalism over the past six years. Among the honors,
the coveted Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. It’s the
fifth time in the last six years the WSAV’s entire staff has
been so honored.
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