August 2017

Retail, Restaurants and Real Estate:The three Rs for today’s entrepreneurial women

Three of the hardest industries to conquer. Three of the most difficult industries to make a name for yourself in because of the ever-increasing competition and constant changes in the market (not to mention the often-fickle nature of customers and clients). Three industries that are…
Author:Lucy Rosen

8 Productivity Hacks for Working at Home

Working from home can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s not for everyone. There are wonderful days when everything is going so well that you’ll pinch yourself to be sure you’re not dreaming. But then there are other days when you’re on a teleconference about to…
Author:Kent Thune

Women Entrepreneurs: How Women in the Lowcountry are Turning Great Ideas into Great Businesses...and Their Secrets to Success

It’s an exciting time to be a woman entrepreneur. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or are a new entry to the entrepreneurial scene, the “golden age” for women entrepreneurs has finally begun. Recent statistics, in fact, show that women now make up…
Author:Lucy Rosen

Westin’s Grand Ocean Terrace Makes Her Debut

Earlier this year, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa announced the opening of The Grand Ocean Terrace—a new all-glass oceanfront event venue unique to the Southeastern Coast. The final piece of the resort’s $40 million renovation, this stunning banquet venue offers meeting and wedding…
Author:Special to CH2

Twisted Cork Cocktail & Wine Bar: Uncommonly Tempting

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of her convivial, cozy, gathering spot, Twisted Cork Cocktail & Wine Bar, owner Melissa Roy clearly has hospitality in her DNA. “It never occurred to me that this isn’t what I was supposed to do,” she said. With over a decade…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Try Tri

I felt like I was on a losing streak. Life was kicking my butt with stressors like infertility, hurricane damage, career shifts and financial burdens. I needed a win. Maybe, in truth, we all need a win, because no matter how easy or tough a…
Author:Becca Edwards

The French Bakery: A Foundation of Classic Bread Baking and Pastry

When Marek Belka married, he promised his wife that life with him would never be boring, and Belka has kept his pledge. “I’m so happy. I’m so thankful. I’m so tired,” he said with a twinkle in his eye. Owner of The French Bakery on…
Author:Kitty Bartell

SondorBlue: The Universal Music Group

We are all unique, distinct, living beings; yet we are all connected. This profound paradox is almost certain to resonate and make complete sense in your mind after listening to the rising Lowcountry musical group, SondorBlue. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, the four-piece group…
Author:Kent Thune

A Note From Our Mayors

A Note from David Bennett & Kim Likins Our Children, Our Future As August marks the beginning of another school year, hear some words from Kim Likins, our mayor pro tem and director of the Boys & Girls Club: It has been said by experts in the field…
Author:David Bennett & Lisa Sulka

Line in the Sand: Bill Cosby, Guilty or Not?

Barry Kaufman Can we talk about Bill Cosby for a second? I know, it’s a weird subject right now, what with the recent grossness, but let’s talk about Bill Cosby—as in, the guy who pops into your head when you think of Bill Cosby. Is he…
Author:Barry Kaufman & Courtney Hampson

C2 Fashion: Frocks and Finery for the work place

Dressing “The Part” Living on an island sometimes affords an opportunity for a more relaxed work wardrobe than might be required in a big city. However, depending on your line of work, you still need to consider dressing “the part.” In most professional office work environments,…
Author:Kim Molloy

Jump & Phil’s Bar & Grill: Island Icon All Spiffed Up

There’s something deliciously worthy of front-page news happening at Jump & Phil’s Bar & Grill on Hilton Head Island. Owners Lawrence and Lauren Powell are masterfully maintaining continuity at the iconic restaurant, while changing just the right amount, making regulars and guests plenty happy. Originally…

Java Burrito Company – Mexican Eatery + Coffeehouse: Refining the Vision … Deliciously

Connecting the ancestral dots, Mason Wasserstrom set his family’s fate in motion when he began selling hot dogs from a cart in Columbus, Ohio in the early 1900s. It may seem like a long way from that hot dog cart to Java Burrito Company –…
Author:Kitty Bartell

Island Winery’s Art and Science:Raise a glass to one of the island’s true hidden gems

If there are five words that have been overused to the point that they should be permanently retired from our community’s lexicon, they are “the island’s best-kept secret.” But when you find a fabulous winery, breaking new frontiers in the illustrious art and subtle science…
Author:Barry Kaufman

August 2017 Editor's Note

This month has been a whirlwind of preparation for what is always one of the biggest and best-read magazines we produce: the Women in Business issue. In celebration, we decided to mark the occasion with four different covers. We want to know which one you…
Author:Maggie Washo

So Far, No Good

This morning, I had my monthly operations meeting with my team. The six of us, all women, met in the lobby of our office where there are comfortable couches and we can easily chat and catch up. I love the informality of the space; it…
Author:Courtney Hampson

The Art of the Dream: Charlotte Fraser ‘Recalculates’ Career

The alarm clock sounds; the dogs are hungry. Charlotte Fraser slips into something “slightly more legitimate than pajamas,” stopping by the kitchen for coffee, before commuting to the sunroom/art studio in her Charleston, South Carolina home. After reviewing her to-do list and prioritizing her day,…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

Changing how you should approach Real Estate: The Bradford Group’s Lowcountry roots run deep

If you’re looking for savvy investment advice, you could probably find worse sources than Warren Buffett. The billionaire has made his reputation on reliably predicting the next big thing, so when he talks, you listen. And right now, you’d better believe Matthew Bradford is listening. “Warren…
Author:Barry Kaufman

Joan Robinson-Berry: Blazing a trail for women in business

Born in the 1960s, the third of nine children, growing up in a gang-infested suburb of Los Angeles, Joan Robinson-Berry has seen her share of racial and gender discrimination with a side of violence and personal tragedy that could have easily broken her spirit. Her…
Author:Linda S. Hopkins

The Bannon Law Group, LLC: Focusing on Real Estate

There are some real benefits to being a grown up, and having the names and numbers of professional problem solvers at-the-ready is one of them. Over a lifetime, successfully adulting comes with the realization that interdependence is far superior to independence, particularly when building a…

Arts Center Summer Send-Off with Second City Comedy & Eagles Music

This September, there’s something for everyone at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the side-splitting comedy of Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv group, The Second City. Their latest show of fresh laugh-a-second material, “The Cure for…
Author:Andrea Gannon

Sustained Success as a Woman in the Business World Doesn’t Come Easily

Being successful over an extended period as a woman in a professional capacity or when launching and running an entrepreneurial business is not easy. Hurdles can be substantial, and the difficulties of balancing professional life with the responsibilities at home are typically daunting. On Hilton Head…
Author:Kingston Rhodes

Women in Business 2017

“I learned to always take on thingsI’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”
- Virginia Rometty (CEO of IBM)


Author:Special to CH2

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