Business briefs for July 7th-13th

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Nautilus Seafood & Grill is open for business

Nautilus Seafood and Grill in Beaufort is now officially open from 4:30-10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. In addition to seafood, Nautilus also serves steaks and comfort foods like meatloaf and chicken pot pie.

The restaurant is located at 2045 Boundary St. Call 843-379-2253.

Senator to be guest speaker at Lady’s Island meeting

Sen. Tom Davis will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, July 12, meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association.

The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at the Beaufort Realtor’s Association headquarters behind BB&T on Lady’s Island Drive.

The meeting is open to the public.

Davis was elected to the South Carolina Senate representing District 46 (Beaufort and Jasper County) in 2008, and was reelected in 2012. He is running unopposed for reelection in November’s general election.

He currently serves on the Senate Committees for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Banking and Insurance, Finance, Labor, Commerce and Industry and Medical Affairs.

Columbia college president to speak at chamber event

The Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host a Women In Business networking luncheon from 11-30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

The guest speaker will be Beth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College in Columbia, who will discuss “A Sisterhood of Success.” Before taking over as the 18th president of Columbia College, Dinndorf served many years in the banking industry at both U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

The event will be at Moss Creek Plantation Clubhouse at 1523 Fording Island Road.

The cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for future members. Pre-registration is required. Visit

Sea Island Rotary Club installs new officers

The Sea Island Rotary Club installed its new officers for the 2016-2017 year during a social and ceremony held at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on June 23.

New officers for the year include Club President Paul Moore; Secretary Meredith Keene; and Directors Brandon Gaffney, Troy Ward and John Perrill.

Outgoing 2015-2016 President Dr. Chuck Ingle was also honored for his service to the club for the past year.

The Sea Island Rotary and its 85 members are committed to working with youth, helping the community and playing an active part in Rotary’s International Community Service Projects.

The Sea Island Rotary meets at noon Tuesdays the Quality Inn at Town Center in Beaufort, where members and guests enjoy a large buffet lunch, good fellowship and a formal meeting, usually featuring a guest speaker.


Outgoing Rotary Club President Dr. Chuck Ingle, left, is shown here with incoming Club President Paul Moore.
Outgoing Rotary Club President Dr. Chuck Ingle, left, is shown here with incoming Club President Paul Moore.