Business briefs for July 28th-August 3rd

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Animal hospital moves to Lady’s Island

Broad Marsh Animal Hospital-Island Side has relocated its veterinary practice to 391 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island.

The Island Side hospital will be open six days a week for medical, surgical and wellness care.

It offers a drop-off service for no additional charge. Your pet can be left with the hospital staff on the way to work and picked up on the way home in the evening. It also offers pet daycare.

Beaufort County can present many problems for pets. Quite often culprits are called “bugs” or “worms.”

“We are almost the allergy and parasite capital of the nation,” according to the hospital.

All of the Boundary Street computer medical records will be at Island Side office, and the phone number remains 843-524-2224.

A free bath will be available to its regular current patients, but pet parents are advised to call to make an appointment.

MLS celebrates 40 years of service

Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island (HHIMLS) is celebrating 40 years of serving the real estate industry on Hilton Head Island and surrounding areas.

Always at the forefront of changing technologies designed to help its members be more effective, the HHIMLS was chartered in May 1976. HHIMLS now facilitates $3 billion in real estate transactions annually.

HHIMLS is primarily a data resource that provides its members with real-time statistics, inventory information and trends.

An independent MLS, it is not affiliated with any association and thus has a larger responsibility than 80 percent of the MLSs around the U.S. that are organized under a Realtors association.

HHIMLS conducts member recruiting, provides training for members, and oversees a fully web-based core database, as well as a variety of other services that agents need to be successful.

“Throughout the decades, HHIMLS has utilized the latest technologies to help its members be competitive, and that forward-looking approach continues through today,” said Yvette Acuff, chief executive officer. “We first went online in 1979 when computers in the workplace were relatively new. MLS installed an IBM Series I with phone lines to connect to TI 745 terminals in brokerage offices to search the MLS database. From that date on, we’ve worked to provide our members with the latest technologies.”

The very latest technology for consumers includes a new app that allows a potential buyer to take a picture of his surroundings. The app will respond with what is for sale, rent, or where there is an open house nearby.

More information about HHIMLS is available at and 843-785-9696.

New members join Weichert Realtors

Bob Colonna, Bill Jones and Sherry Laing have joined the sales team at Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties.

Prior to pursuing a career in real estate, Colonna had a rewarding career in the financial service sector in New York/New Jersey and then Charlotte, working with products and services such as life insurance, annuities, brokerage, managed accounts in addition to retirement plans such as 401k, 403B, and IRA’s. He and his wife Georgia have been residents of Sun City for over six years.

Colonna is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. He is based in the Okatie/Sun City office and can be reached at 843-707-6414.

Jones spent over 30 years in the project management industry for various disciplines, including information technology, industrial education and nuclear power generation.

During his career, he traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, and has worked for large corporations such as IBM and Duke Energy as well as small companies with only a few employees.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine service and enjoys participation in reunions with his former shipmates and their families. He currently resides in Bluffton with his wife and their two dogs, Jake and Bailey.

Jones is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. He is based in the Okatie/Sun City office and can be reached at 877-764-3650.

Laing was born in St. Mary, Jamaica. While on a visit here in the late 1990s, she fell in love with the Lowcountry. She is an active member of Lowcountry Community Church and enjoys helping in the local community.

She is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors as well as the National Board of Realtors. She is based in the Bluffton office and can be reached at 843-290-3499.

Subaru of Hilton Head donates blankets, money 

Subaru of Hilton Head made a donation of blankets to a local cancer treatment centers recently, in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“With the collaboration with Subaru, we’re able to treat and help our families as well as provide comfort with these blankets,” said Crystal Feiler, campaign director with LLS.

The blankets also included cards with handwritten messages of hope and encouragement from customers and employees of Subaru of Hilton Head.

Representatives from the dealership and LLS delivered 60 blankets to St. Joseph’s/Candler S.C. Cancer Specialists’ Hilton Head Medical Oncology & Infusion Services, a division of Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.

“We were thrilled to be able to contribute in some small way to brightening the day of a cancer patient,” said Kevin Madeo, general sales manager of Subaru of Hilton Head.

“We were so glad to share the love with these patients, giving them the warmth of a blanket during their treatments, and providing messages of hope written by our customers and employees.”

Being involved and making a difference in the community is a core principle of Subaru of Hilton Head. “The delivery of these blankets is just another way for us to reach out and help people who live here in our community,” said Madeo.

With that tenet in mind, the dealership also made a donation recently to The Outside Foundation, headquartered on Hilton Head Island. The $1,000 gift will help fund “Kids In Kayaks,” which is an educational program for students in Beaufort County schools.

To learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit For more information about The Outside Foundation, visit To learn more about Subaru of Hilton Head, visit

Subaru of Hilton Head donated blankets and messages of hope to a local cancer center.
Subaru of Hilton Head donated blankets and messages of hope to a local cancer center.