Business briefs for September 29th-October 5th

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First Command expands at Beaufort Town Center

Michael Fleischbein has expanded and relocated the First Command offices in Beaufort Town Center. It is now located on the second floor to off the elevator exit. Fleischbein is a chartered financial consultant, chartered life underwriter and retirement income certified professional. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 843-521-1128 or visit for more information.

Weichert welcomes new salesperson

Kim St. John has joined Weichert Realtors as a member of its sales team.

St. John was born and raised in South Florida. In 1996, she moved to Charlotte and continued her career in quality management. During her time in Charlotte, she regularly vacationed in Beaufort and fell in love with the Lowcountry. In 2014 she moved to Beaufort, and after 30 years, she retired from the client service industry and decided to pursue a second career in real estate.

St. John is a member of the Beaufort County Association of Realtors and the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce. She is also certified in the US Military on the Move program. She is based in the Beaufort office and can be reached at 704-618-4133.

New graphic design firm opens its doors

PicNinja, a Ridgeland company offering graphic design subscription plans and individual projects at affordable rates, opened on Sept. 9.

PicNinja’s founders, Kelsey Price and Logan Bertram, started the firm to “address a shortage of affordable, high-quality graphic design services available to small businesses.”

“More than anyone, small business owners need to be able to market themselves effectively, and one of the most expensive parts of a successful marketing strategy is often the design work. We decided pretty early on that we wanted PicNinja to help small businesses by offering graphic design options they could afford,” said Bertram.

They offer larger plans to accommodate businesses of all types and sizes. Visit or

Wet Willie’s coming to Beaufort Town Center

Wet Willie’s will become the second bar in Beaufort Town Center, accompanying Rosie O’ Grady’s. Located in the former Beaufort Arts Council space, Wet Willie’s is currently undergoing renovations and hopes to open later this year. Beaufort Town Center is at 2015 Boundary St. in Beaufort.

Gladyses have joined Hilton Head Properties

Robert Gladys, a Realtor with 14 years experience in Ohio, and his wife, Catherine Gladys, have joined the Hilton Head Properties Real Estate and Rentals team. The couple recently moved to Bluffton. They bring long-time experience in real estate marketing and negotiation. Robert Gladys previously worked for two real estate firms. Catherine Gladys is Robert Gladys’ real estate assistant. Their focus will be on the Bluffton and Hilton Head markets.

Hilton Head Properties is located at 12 New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843-785-7111 or e-mail