Chamber Corner for December 7th-13th

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Taco Bell celebrates 2-year anniversary

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Carolina Taco Inc. owners and managers will celebrate the restaurant’s second anniversary of the newly built Taco Bell at 209 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at noon. 

Owners Billy Baker and Gary Feathers were happy to bring a new Taco Bell to the Beaufort community in November 2015, as their older location “had seen its better days,” according to a press release.

This new building is the only location in the country to have this exact exterior look, and is led by General Managing Partner Kalchuet Williams and District Manager Julie Smith. With their seven locations in South Carolina and Tennessee, Carolina Taco employs an average of 35-40 team members.

Within the next three months, Carolina Taco hopes to break ground on its Lady’s Island location.

To attend the event, mail Carolyn@BeaufortSC.org to RSVP.

Coffee with Colleagues coming to Lady’s Island

The Retreat at Lady’s Island will hold a free networking opportunity for Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce members. 

The event will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, at the Retreat on Lady’s Island at 9 Sunset Blvd. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their business cards.

Live Oak to hold networking event

Live Oak Builders will hold a networking event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites at 2225 Boundary St.

Guests will enjoy food, cold drinks and lots of networking. Be sure to wear your tacky Christmas sweater, and don’t forget to bring cash for a chance to win a small shrimp hut sculpture by Ray Lynwood Polin.

Multiple vendors of Live Oak Builders will be showcasing their products and there will be drawing for prizes. Guests are encouraged to bring extra business cards for extra drawings.  

This event is free for Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce members and $5 for nonmembers

Business for Breakfast offers various programs

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and SC LowCountry SCORE Chapter will hold a Business for Breakfast Series for Small Businesses on Wednesdays at the chamber offices at 701 Craven St.

Upcoming programs include:

• Dec. 13: Year End Tax Strategies

• Jan. 10: Click Click Click: Using Social Media

• Feb. 14: I Did What? — Hiring Without Tears

• March 14: Building a Successful Brand

• April 11: Retailing Strategies in an Amazon World

• May 9: Riddle Me This, Money Man — Financial Statements Made Simpler

Visit www.beaufortchamber.org to register.