Business briefs for July 13th-19th

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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 Gordon Mabie and the staff of the Treasure House a certificate of appreciation for displaying the nation’s flag.

Fridays @ the Corridor: Is your data secure?

Bots. Zombie networks. Bad guys looking for vulnerable machines. Even bad social networking and email insecurity can make it easier for others to go online as you and spread infections or social engineering attacks designed to steal data or money.

At the July Fridays @ the Corridor, Dominick Inglese of Dominick Designs defines the basics of cybersecurity and guides you through steps to increase your online browsing safety awareness and reduce your vulnerability to online attacks in an age when everyone and everything is connected to everyone and everything else.

This event will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 14. 

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.

Metered and free street parking is available in and around BASEcamp at 500 Carteret St.

RSVP by emailing Karen Warner at

SC auto dealers elect 2017-18 officers

Douglas G. McElveen of McElveen Buick GMC in Summerville has been elected president of the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) for 2017-2018.  

McElveen was elected at SCADA’s Annual Dealer Meeting on May 19, and his term officially began July 1 and will end on June 30, 2018. 

Representing the Coastal District as regional vice president is T.J. Johnson of Mike Reichenbach Chevrolet in Okatie. 

Board members elected to director positions in the Coastal District are Scott Rizer of Rizer Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Walterboro and J.J. Stokes of Stokes Automotive Group in Beaufort.