May 2018

This & That: May 2018 Edition

Author: Special to CH2

A “Viva Italia” grand opening celebration for the new Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo outlet was held at Peacock Auto Mall. Area dignitaries were invited to join Peacock executives for the ribbon cutting and party to officially welcome the area’s first and only signature brand Maserati luxurious car-buying experience to the Peacock Auto Mall, along with a new Alfa Romeo dealership.

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare congratulates Dr. Claude Tolbert for being named Healthcare Provider of the Year by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. Tolbert, board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, has been caring for women in Jasper and Beaufort Counties for more than 16 years.

The Sea Pines Resort is pleased to announce the reopening of Harbourside. A refreshed menu and cozy sofa seating now welcome hungry guests at the popular outdoor eatery overlooking the historic Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Enhancing its “hands-on” style of menu favorites, Harbourside now offers peel-and-eat steamed shrimp, steamed crab legs, and “The Burger,” a fresh-beef made-from-scratch creation. “Equipment upgrades, and refined systems allow us to present a new wave of menu items,” said Matt Roher, director of food and beverage for the resort. “And, we have more new things coming, with the Harbourside beer garden scheduled to open this summer.” Harbourside is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to sunset, with live entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m.

StoneWorks employees recently picked up trash along Hunter Road on Hilton Head Island aspart of the Adopt-A-Highway program. The group helps beautify the road at least four times each year. They have been cleaning up Hunter Road together since 2005.

Justin Johnston, founder and creator of Your Mom’s Kitchen Bloody Mary Mix has announced a re-brand of his famous recipe. What started out as a man’s vision and his recipe became a product sold online as well as in Hilton Head area bars and restaurants and in select Kroger stores throughout Indiana and South Carolina. To take the product to the next level, a new image and name was needed. Partnership was formed, the label was redesigned, a marketing company was hired, and Bloody Point Mixing Co. was born.

Offering three unique flavors, Bloody Point Mixing Co. is writing a new chapter to the story. The Original, The Coastal Mary (infused with clam juice) and the Remedy. The recipe has remained the same apart from a change to all-natural ingredients, with no added MSG, no preservatives and no gluten. BPM Co. is also breaking new ground with their new “Remedy” mix, infused with caffeine and vitamin B 12. This mix is a perfect for the hungover individual or as an alternative to anyone preferring an all-natural boost without the questionable ingredients found in most energy drinks. Obtaining the All-Natural designation was important to Johnston in his desire to create the best Bloody Mary Mix on the market. His mixes have never lost a blind taste test and are considered by many to be the best tasting Bloody Mary Mix ever created.

Brenda Blisk and The Blisk Financial Group has been named to Barron’s list of top financial advisors. Blisk has also been awarded national distinctions from the publication including Top 100 Women Advisors and Top Independent Women Advisors.

The Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors: State by State ranking covers advisors at both Wall Street firms and Independent organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rankings are based on quality of the advisor’s practice, assets under management, and other relevant factors.

Blisk said, “As an independent firm, we are honored to be recognized and, more so, to serve our clients with the attention and advice to assist them in protecting what matters most.”

The Easter Bunny hopped over to Hilton Head Hospital to meet participants from the pediatric rehab program. All program participants were invited to attend, and many brought their siblings along for the great adventure. Staff members helped the bunny hide eggs for the hunt.

National Burger Month is upon us, and the folks at Charbar Co. have you covered! Each year, Charbar’s burgers are recognized among the best on Hilton Head Island, and for good reason. Select one of CB’s custom ground steak blends, or build your own, and don’t forget the award-winning rosemary truffle fries and spiked shakes. For the local vegan and vegetarian crowd, Charbar’s culinary team has been exploring innovative plant-based “burgers” that can trick even the most savvy connoisseurs into thinking they are indulging in a delicious beef burger!

Savannah Sport & Wellness, a locally-owned fitness and wellness training studio, has expanded its services to include massage therapy with the addition of Bethany Skipper. Skipper is licensed in massage therapy and specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and pre-natal massage.

Welcome Wagon of Bluffton/Hilton Head celebrated their business in the greater Bluffton area with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony held in March. Kathy Flinn, area representative and community manager, cut the red ribbon to commemorate her branch of business here in the Lowcountry. Welcome Wagon has been around since 1928, reaching out to new homeowners to introduce them to area businesses through direct mail. For more information, please contact or call (800) 77-WELCOME.

Hannah Pfenninger and Rashad Gadson from Fred Astaire Hilton Head/Bluffton, competed in the Spring Fling Ballroom Dance competition in Tampa, dancing 60 dances and finishing in first place 58 times!

Callawassie Island Club’s golf courses have been named to the Top 50 courses in South Carolina by the South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel. The judging panel, composed of 125 golf enthusiasts from throughout the state, represents a diverse range of occupations, handicaps and backgrounds. The organization’s objective is to promote excellence in the state’s golf course design and operations through the competitive rankings, education and public advocacy.

“As always, there are so many outstanding golf courses in South Carolina that we’re really splitting hairs,” Michael Whitaker, the association’s executive director, said in releasing the Top 50 rankings at the panel’s annual spring meeting Saturday, March 24, at Orangeburg Country Club.

“It’s an honor to be named to the Top 50 Courses in South Carolina, said club manager Jeff Spencer. “We are proud of our golf courses and our community and are thrilled that so many experts felt the same way.”

Lucy Rosen, national networking expert and author of the book Fast Track Networking: Turning Conversations Into Contacts, will be offering networking tips, tricks and cost-effective strategies for building businesses as the featured speaker at the May 14 “Real Life Learning Seminar Series,” presented by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The series, which launched last month, is a new monthly educational seminar program open to the public, designed to provide business insight and offer strategies to professionals throughout all industries. Monthly seminars are led by local business leaders, each addressing a different topic of interest for today’s professionals.

“Fast Track Networking: Turning Conversations Into Contacts” will be held on May 14 at the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 217 Goethe Road, Bluffton, from 5-6:30 p.m. The interactive seminar will provide attendees with hands-on exercises to help sharpen and strengthen networking skills in today’s changing business climate and is open to both Chamber members and non-members ($10 for members and $20 for non-members). Seating is limited to 25 people per seminar, and pre-registration is recommended. To register or for more information, visit or call (843) 757-1010.

Dr. John Batson and Lowcountry Spine & Sport are proud to welcome Tom Freeman, PA-C, MPAS. Freeman has been practicing as a physician assistant for 15 years. He attended undergraduate training for physician assistant studies at Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio and was awarded a masters of PA studies by the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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