The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce recently installed the following new board members: Herbert Ford of Hilton Head Island, Gary Littlejohn of Bluffton, and Attorney Bernard McIntyre of Beaufort. Herbert Ford is a native of Hilton Head Island and is returning after retirement from a career with the CIA. Gary Littlejohn is the owner of Jackson Hewitt with several locations in the Beaufort and surrounding areas. Attorney Bernard McIntyre has practiced law in Beaufort for over 30 years. The Black Chamber is glad to welcome these three to the board and look forward to continued implementation of the mission of working with businesses identified by the federal government in the protected class (disadvantage business enterprise) that need technical assistance and information related to procurement opportunities, employment, certifications, access to capital, business development, networking opportunities, referrals, housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, etc. The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is not a traditional chamber of commerce; we are the facilitator between public and private entities looking to expand their participation with disadvantaged business enterprise. Working together, we can make a difference.