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Animal rescue organization wins Collins Group Realty’s 2020 charity initiative award 

A Lowcountry non-profit has won the Collins Group Realty’s annual charity initiative, the 200th Home Sale for Charity.

Lovable Paws Rescue, an all-volunteer run animal rescue located in Hardeeville, was awarded $9,000 from the commission of the real estate company’s 200th property sale this year.

The firm, which sought nominations from the public earlier in the year, received nominations for more than 100 area non-profit organizations. The public was then encouraged to vote for their favorite of the top three finalists. 

Loveable Paws Rescue, which received the majority of votes, was named grand prize winner and the Children’s Relief Fund was also awarded $1,000 in a bonus lottery drawing.

The 200th Home Sale for Charity will begin again in 2021, according to a news release from the real estate firm.

Company that acquired Beaufort Digital Corridor business acquired by publicly-traded company

A company owned in part by a member of the Beaufort Digital Corridor, was recently acquired by Digital Media Solutions (DMS), a publicly-traded marketing technology company based in Clearwater, Florida.

Mindflint, a full-service virtual marketing and creative firm owned by digital corridor member Nate Schaub, was acquired by SmarterChaos, a mid-size digital marketing agency based in Denver, Colorado, in December of 2019. 

In July, SmarterChaos was acquired by DMS.

Schaub has been a member of the corridor and BASECamp resident and entrepreneur since 2018.

Grant joins Weichert, Realtors – Coastal Properties

Ciara Grant has joined Weichert, Realtors – Coastal Properties and will be working from the Beaufort office.

A realtor and native of Saint Helena Island, Grant holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in physical therapy from the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Grant is a mother of two and has developed strong relationships in public health.

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