Business briefs for December 28th-January 3rd

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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, Merry Maids manager Michelle Ladd accepts a Certificate of Appreciation from Post 9 Commander Chuck Lurey. Photo provided.

New Italian restaurant opens in Habersham

Salumi & Formaggi is a vision that became a reality when Stefano Camasso and Salvatore Eros decided to partner. 

“Hailing from Brindisi, Puglia, on the southeast coast of Italy, they bring years of experience as well as a commitment to excellence to their latest restaurant in their new home in Beaufort,” according to a release.

“As their names suggest, Stefano Camasso and Salvatore Eros focus on providing traditionally-flavored Italian cuisine with a European style of professional service. They take their guests on an exploration of the palate with every project they undertake. Having owned eateries in Italy and the Canary Islands, these restauranteurs always have enjoyed fabulous success.”

“At Salumi & Formaggi, we place the highest importance on customer satisfaction” said Camasso. “Our dishes are always a topic of conversation at any event. 

“I am humbled that our food has already earned 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor after being open for only two weeks,” said partner and executive chef Salvatore. 

Salumi & Formaggi Authentic Italian Restaurant is at 27 Market St. in Habersham.

Reservations are strongly recommended. 

The restaurant is open from 5-10 p.m. daily and will be open New Year’s Eve. 

Call 843-846-0411 or visit

Realtors give back to local community

Weichert, Realtors – Coastal Properties has been involved with numerous community events in the Beaufort area throughout the year, many of which benefited local charities.

They started in April at the Blue Angels Air Show in Beaufort distributing goodie bags to the thousands of military and civilian attendees. 

Next came the big splash they made at the June DragonBoat race, where the office has raised close to $13,000 over the last two years to help cancer patients and survivors in Beaufort County.

The Weichert affiliate was back at again a few months later handing out 3,000 bags of candy to costumed children and their parents at the Oct. 26 Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort event. They also hosted a Dec. 9 Toys for Tots collection event to help families and children in need locally this holiday season.

“We’re honored to have been asked to be a part of so many incredible community events this year,” said Karen Ryan, the co-owner/broker of Weichert, Realtors  Coastal Properties. “Doing all of this gives us an opportunity to give back to a community that has supported us throughout the years while helping those in need. And we’re not done yet.”

The company is also collecting non-perishable food items until Jan. 31 at its Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head and Okatie offices to help Second Helpings, a nonprofit food rescue and distribution network that works to eliminate hunger in the Lowcountry.

For more information, contact Joe or Karen Ryan at 843-341-3700 or visit

Weichert, Realtors welcomes Beaufort native

Kelly Gambla
Kelly Gambla

Katie Gambla, a graduate of Beaufort Academy and the University of South Carolina Columbia, has joined Weichert, Realtors – Coastal Properties.

She is a full-time resident and lives in Port Royal. In her free time, she loves to spoil her dog, be on the water, attempt to be a yoga guru, volunteer at her favorite nonprofit and spend time with family and friends.

Gambla is based in the Beaufort office and can be reached at 843-605-8862.

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