Business briefs for August 11th-17th

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The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry President Alan Beach (far right) and Past President Charlotte Gonzalez (second from right) present brother and sister business owners Melissa and Charles Jones, of Jones Boxing Academy, with a check of support. Charles Jones said the money will help offset travel and food expenses when his boxers compete around the state and throughout the Southeast region. Jones Boxing Academy is located on Eastern Road in Beaufort and trains boxers from all over Beaufort County.
The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry President Alan Beach (far right) and Past President Charlotte Gonzalez (second from right) present brother and sister business owners Melissa and Charles Jones, of Jones Boxing Academy, with a check of support. Charles Jones said the money will help offset travel and food expenses when his boxers compete around the state and throughout the Southeast region. Jones Boxing Academy is located on Eastern Road in Beaufort and trains boxers from all over Beaufort County.
J. H. Hiers Construction held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate 10 years in business  The business is at 509 Carteret St. in Beaufort. Photo provided.
J. H. Hiers Construction held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate 10 years in business
The business is at 509 Carteret St. in Beaufort. Photo provided.
Kalon & Company, which offers intimate apparel, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting recently. It is located at 803 A-3 Parris Island Gateway (Bi-Lo Shopping Center).
Kalon & Company, which offers intimate apparel, held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting recently. It is located at 803 A-3 Parris Island Gateway (Bi-Lo Shopping Center).

Beaufort Town Center welcomes new businesses

The following businesses have moved into Beaufort Town Center in Beaufort:

• Apex Broadcasting which serves the Lowcountry, including Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Sun City and Parris Island.

• Dr. Barbara A. Clarke, a licensed psychologist offering psychotherapy to adults and adolescents for depression, grief and loss, anxiety, life transition and spiritual emptiness.

• Roberts Consulting Group, which offers businesses professionally written grant proposals, customized plans and strategy, notary public, small business solutions, 501(c)3 assistance, and fundraising and sponsorship support

Chris Fortune joins Weichert Realtors 

Chris Fortune has joined Weichert Realtors’ sales team.

Fortune was born and raised in the mountains of Virginia. In 2002, he moved to Nashville and began a career in the music industry working at Richards and Southern Inc. as a merchandise manager.

He worked with such artists as Joe Nichols, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift and Justin Moore. In 2015, Fortune retired from life on the road, moved to the Lowcountry and changed his career path and became a Realtor.

He is a member of Woodland Baptist Church and is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. He is based in the Hilton Head office and can be reached at 843-422-7128.

Pharmacy holds ribbon-cutting, cookout

Beaufort Pharmacy & Compounding held a ribbon-cutting and cookout on Aug. 9.

Beaufort Pharmacy & Compounding is a locally owned and operated independent pharmacy. It is located at 968 Ribaut Road, Suite 1, in Beaufort.

Hand-painted coasters have been added to Aunt Laurie’s line of products.
Hand-painted coasters have been added to Aunt Laurie’s line of products.

New products added to baskets made by disabled

Aunt Laurie’s, a Bluffton-based national e-retailer committed to helping people with special needs by offering a unique collection of products and gift baskets made, assembled and/or packaged by individuals with disabilities, has added some new items.

The products include hand-painted trivets and coasters, Aunt Laurie’s Feel Good Lotion in a variety of scents, Waggies all natural dog biscuits, Aunt Laurie’s Buzz Off Spray, organic bar soaps in several scents and more.

Aunt Laurie’s gift baskets and products come in many different varieties such as dogs, spa, snacks and Lowcountry.

Every order is hand-assembled by individuals with disabilities at the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Beaufort, giving workers the opportunity to learn job skills and gain a sense of purpose.

The baskets themselves are handmade at the center as well, and are sturdy and re-usable for display or storage. For more information, visit www.auntlauries.com.

Tuffy Auto Service has been named “Tuffy of the Year.”
Tuffy Auto Service has been named “Tuffy of the Year.”

Tuffy celebrates 10-year anniversary

Tuffy Auto Service of Beaufort recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

The business, which is owned and managed by the Stastny family, recently won the “Tuffy of the Year” award out of 250 locations nationwide. It’s the second time within five years that it has received this award.

For more information about Tuffy Auto Service, visit www.tuffybeaufort.com.

Military appreciation day set for Aug. 27

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual military appreciation day on Saturday, Aug. 27. This family event will feature children’s games and activities, water fun, entertainment, volleyball and an abundance of food and drink.

Sponsorships opportunities are available by contacting LaNelle Fabian at 843-525-8537 or LaNelle@BeaufortSC.org.