Business briefs for October 26th-November 1st

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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 Haley Roberts of Clay Stanley Custom Homes a Certificate of Appreciation for displaying the U.S. flag. Photo provided.

New business helps keep traveling kids busy 

Theresa Duncan has created a business called Air Craft that sells craft kits filled with age specific craft, colored pencils, stickers, coloring book and other supplies that will entertain children ages 3 to 10 while en route to their destination.

Each kit resembles a suitcase that children can carry, and they are filled with three crafts for kids, as well as an adult craft. The kits are sized to easily fit on top of airline tray tables and can store all of the supplies while the child is crafting. All of the materials are TSA-approved.

The idea for the craft-in-a-box came easily to Duncan who travels frequently while her husband serves in the U.S. Navy.

“I want to help families shift away from, or limit, screen time and instead have kids and parents connect with their inner creativity through crafts,” Duncan said. “There is tremendous value in having kids use their imagination to transform raw materials into a craft of their own.”

Duncan is trying to raise $15,000 on Kickstarter to get Air Craft off the ground (pun intended). 

Kickstarter helps creative professionals find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.

“Our ultimate goal is to sell in airports and be easily accessible when families are beginning or coming home from an adventure,” Duncan said.

For more information, visit or visit the Kickstart campaign at

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.

Digital corridor offers help to business people

Want to work alongside like-minded people and check out what’s going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor’s BASEcamp?

Coworking @ The Corridor will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort’s business incubator and co-working office. Pick a desk, settle in and check out the BDC community.

High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included. No RSVP is necessary; walk-ins are welcome.

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is at 500 Carteret St., Suite D, Beaufort.

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