Business briefs and Chamber Corner for August 24th-30th

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Photo above: American Legion Beaufort Post 9 is striving to promote both patriotism and businesses in the Beaufort area by calling attention to those that proudly display the U.S. flag at their location. Post 9 presents those enterprises with a framed certificate thanking them. Here, Post 9 Vice Commander Paul Sweet presents Lisa and Jay Elder of The Original Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse with a certificate of appreciation for displaying the nation’s flag.

Hospitality job fair to be held Aug. 28

A Beaufort Hospitality Job Fair/Hiring Event will be held Monday, Aug. 28, at Holiday Inn & Suites at 2225 Boundary St. in Beaufort.

Job fair hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

To register your business, visit and click on the Beaufort Hiring Event.

Food truck fest looks for vendors

The Beaufort Food Truck Festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, in downtown Beaufort, is looking for food and arts and crafts vendors. 

The event is expected to draw up to 1,500 people.

Applications will be accepted based on several factors and they will be accepted until the event is full. 

The Lowcountry Jaycees is sponsoring the event, and proceeds will benefit  Camp Hope, a summer camp for children with cognitive disabilities.

For information on sponsorships or becoming a vendor, email

State of the Schools to be held Sept. 13

The Beaufort Regional Chamber will hold a State of the School event from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Holiday Inn & Suites, 2225 Boundary St.

South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the leaders from the area school systems will share information concerning education in Beaufort County and the impact on the community.

Speakers will include Spearman, Dr. Jeffrey Moss of the Beaufort County School District; Dr. Richard Gough, Technical College of the Lowcountry; and Dr. Al Panu, University of South Carolina Beaufort.

Guests will also hear from a panel of leaders representing the area’s private and charter schools including: Beaufort Academy, Bridge Preparatory School, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, John Paul II High School, Lowcountry Montessori School, Riverview Charter School and St. Peter’s Catholic School.

The cost is $20 for chamber members; $25 for nonmembers; and $160 for a table of eight.

Contact LaNelle at

Health & Wellness Expo to be held Sept. 14

A Health & Wellness Expo sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort.

For booth inquiries, contact LaNelle at or 843-525-8537.