April 2018

This & That: April 2018 Edition

Author: Special to CH2

Cindy Bobbitt has joined the staff of Family Promise of Beaufort County as office manager. With a background in marketing, communications, and client service, Bobbitt previously worked as a licensed property manager for Miller Long Term Rentals.

No. 2 Alabama women’s golf carded a final-round 289 (+5) on Sunday, March 4, at Long Cove Club to earn a wire-to-wire victory at the 2018 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The Crimson Tide, who totaled a 54-hole mark of 866 (+14), finished atop the leaderboard for the third-straight year.

Welcome Wagon of Bluffton celebrated on March 14 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, introducing them to the greater Bluffton community. Pictured: Kathy Flinn, operating manager, along with colleagues, the Greater Bluffton Chamber ambassadors, CEO and board members, and Bluffton Town Councilman, Dan Wood.

Blackwell Boyd, a private wealth management firm, is pleased to announce Edward Taylor has joined the firm as director of wealth management. Taylor joined Blackwell Boyd from Dividend Assets Capital, where he served as portfolio manager, directly managing in excess of $150 million of client assets.

KML Computer Services welcome’s their newest team member Clint Cole, Network Engineer. Clint began in March at the Novi, Michigan office.

Jay Bowler has joined Oak Advisors, LLC as a client service associate. His responsibilities include assisting with client relationship management and data management support.


Hilton Head Island named Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community
Mayor David Bennett recently attended a ceremony honoring three communities, including Hilton Head Island, Oldfield, and Seabrook Island, as South Carolina’s first Audubon International Certified Sustainable Communities. Audubon International honors each community’s commitment to creating a sustainable future by developing and implementing sustainable management practices around the three pillars of sustainability: healthy local environment, quality of life for citizens, and economic vitality. The ceremony was held March 15 at Oldfield Community Association.


The Greenery named Carolinas ESOP Company of the Year
The Carolinas Chapter of the ESOP Association, which covers both North and South Carolina, has named The Greenery its 2018 Company of the Year. The ESOP Association is a national non-profit organization with 18 chapters. The Greenery will represent the Carolinas ESOP Chapter in a nationwide contest with the potential to be named America’s ESOP Company of the Year. That award will be announced in May at the national ESOP conference held in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations and good luck to The Greenery!


For the ninth consecutive year, Palmetto Animal League is offering a shopper’s paradise where folks can browse without ever leaving home. The 2018 Bid for PAL Online Auction, which takes place April 20-23 at PALauction.org, is rolling out a brand-new category of exceptional items to benefit abandoned, abused and neglected pets in our community.

This year, community members are invited to bid on an array of never-before-featured items including Chevrolet vehicles, two Duffy 18-ft. Snug Harbor boats, in-ground fiberglass pools and exotic adventures to Africa and Costa Rica. The auction’s volunteer organizers hope this new category of items will add even more excitement to PAL’s largest fundraiser of the year.

“We are thankful to have strong support from local businesses that have agreed to provide these fabulous items to our auction at a reduced price,” said Mary Lynn Peacher, auction chair. “That way, bidders can get great deals, and we can raise every dollar possible for animals in need of rescue.”

People can also shop for the popular, time-honored auction items they’ve come to know and love over the years. The Bid for PAL Online Auction offers something for everyone, featuring hundreds of fantastic items across all price points. Some of the all-time favorites include golf packages, dining experiences and restaurant certificates, spa treatments, fine wine, home services and so much more, all donated by area, animal-loving businesses.

PAL’s ninth annual online auction goes live Friday, April 20 at 8 a.m. and continues through Monday, April 23 at 10 p.m. Community members are invited to pre-register now and be among the first to browse the Bid for PAL online catalog, filled with highly sought-after items from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and beyond. Shop to save homeless pets at PALauction.org.

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