Business briefs for June 29th-July 5th

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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 Dr. William Donovan of Donovan Family Dentistry with a certificate of appreciation for displaying our nation’s flag.

Onewaylimo.com is now available

OneWayLimo.com (OWL) is now available throughout the state of South Carolina for travelers to have access to luxury transportation to and from the airport as well as for special events and general ground transportation. 

It is also available at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

OWL is not a limousine company, but an online booking system integrating with limo companies to fill their vehicles when they’re empty. 

“Our goal is to work with the entire black car market and offer travelers an alternative to Uber and Lyft,” said Joe Salemme, president and founder of OneWayLimo. “Customers simply log onto OneWayLimo.com for access to licensed, insured, clean and professionally operated vehicles at significantly reduced rates. OWL is doing for limo companies what Priceline and Expedia did for the airlines and hotels. 

“Our booking process is simple and efficient. Book online for transportation to or from the airport, and for general ground transportation or contact us directly for special events like weddings and proms.” 

Founded in 2015, OneWayLimo, based in Shelton, Conn., is a luxury transportation brokerage company servicing all major cities on the East Coast. OneWayLimo offers a web application for consumers to access a network of professional, licensed and insured drivers for black car transportation to the airport, weddings or other events. 

Licenses available for solid waste collectors

Beginning Saturday, July 1, solid waste hauler licenses for 2017-2018 will be available for all associated collectors and haulers operating in Beaufort County. 

The county will not accept disposal charges at its approved landfills from collectors and haulers who do not have a valid license after Aug. 1.

License fees are $100 per year for the first vehicle and $50 for each additional vehicle/decal.

Beaufort County’s Code of Ordinances requires that all contractors providing residential waste collection and transportation within the county have a license which, along with decals, can be obtained from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Beaufort County Public Works Department at 120 Shanklin Road in Beaufort.

Questions should be directed to Cindy Carter at ccarter@bcgov.net or 843-255-2745.

Southern Current is launching solar project

Southern Current, a developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is launching a new solar farm in Hampton County. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project. 

Southern Current is an owner and developer of utility-scale solar energy facilities across the southeastern United States. With an in-house team of development professionals, the company manages projects from site selection and origination through construction and operation. 

“Southern Current is excited to keep bringing more clean energy projects to South Carolina. We owe a special thanks to all our partners that work for Hampton County, who have embraced solar energy and the new revenue it will generate. This solar farm will bring clean, renewable energy benefiting South Carolinians for decades to come,” said Southern Current Chief Development Officer Paul Fleury.

For more information on Southern Current, visit the company’s website at www.southerncurrentllc.com. 

Learn to run better meetings

Do you need a refresher on how to run better, shorter, and/or more productive meetings?

A monthly workshop is being conducted to study and correctly apply Robert’s Rules of Order. 

The study group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, and Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Beaufort Branch Library on Scott Street.

Beginners and/or intermediates will learn about agendas, preparation of minutes, proper use of motions, bylaws and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

It will be facilitated by Janet Jacobs of the National Association of Parliamentarians.  

Contact Jacobs to RSVP at 386-871-8855 or at parliamentarystudy@gmail.com.