Business briefs and Chamber Corner for November 2nd-8th

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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 Dick Jennings presents Laurie Woods, staff and children of Hobbit Hill Preschool with a Certificate of Appreciation for displaying the U.S. flag.

Fridays @ the Corridor: Doing business in mobile world

You don’t have to look far before you’ll see someone walking around with their nose buried in their phone. People use their phones all the time, whether to shop or find a spot to grab a bite to eat and then shop some more.

At the November Fridays @ the Corridor event, Steven Scarborough, senior UX designer for Gulfstream, will discuss the importance of catering your website and online presence to the mobile customer.

This one-hour interactive forum, meant to engage and inform Beaufort’s knowledge-based community, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

Attendance is limited to 25 guests, with priority seating for Digital Corridor members. 

The nonmember fee is $10 and can be paid by cash or check at the door.


Cook on Bay to hold grand opening

Cook on Bay will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and a party from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, during First Friday in Downtown Beaufort.

The public is invited to stop in and meet the owners and enjoy some complimentary food, beverages and wine; along with prizes, product and gift certificate giveaways and lots more including a drawing for the grand prize, a mini Big Green Egg.

Cook on Bay is located at 720 Bay St. in downtown Beaufort.

Business for Breakfast covers variety of topics

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and SC LowCountry SCORE Chapter will hold a Business for Breakfast Series for Small Businesses on Wednesdays at the chamber offices at 701 Craven St.

These events are free for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.

The schedule is as follows:

• 8:30-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8: Government Contracting 101 for Small Businesses: This two-hour program will provide attendees with the basics of small business federal government contracts. Part One will be an overview of small business government contracting, including prime and subcontracting assistance programs, obtaining SBA certification generally, and obtaining certifications as minority-, women- and veteran-owned small business.

Part Two will be about identifying government contracting opportunities for small businesses, (including minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses) to sell to the government.

Part Three will be about successfully bidding for federal contracts by small businesses, minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses.

Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Visit to register. for the program.

Beaufort hosts celebration for Lynn Monday Home

The Lynn Monday Home will celebrate its grand opening in downtown Beaufort at 701 Bay St.

The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:15 p.m.

Lynn Monday Home is a lifestyle brand dedicated to home decor and gracious entertaining. Through Lynn Monday’s design, clients can bring the sophisticated style of Lynn’s point-of-view into their personal space. Regular trade hours began on Oct. 28. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

To learn more about Lynn Monday Home, visit

For more information, visit or call 843-525-8500. 

Networking event coming to BA

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Beaufort Academy at 240 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island.

This is an opportunity to network while enjoying food and beverages.

This event is free for chamber members and Beaufort Academy parents, and $5 for guests.