Chamber Corner for January 19th-25th

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Beaufort chamber to hold ribbon cutting

The Don Ryan Center for Innovation will be celebrating its newest regional location in Beaufort City Hall at 1911 Boundary St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event, hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

There will include remarks, a tour of the new offices, refreshments and an opportunity to network.

The satellite office will offer the same opportunities for hands-on consulting/mentoring and resource support as the Bluffton-based headquarters.

First formed in 2012, the Don Ryan Center for Innovation has graduated 28 companies from the formal incubator program. Together, they represent almost 90 jobs, $5 million in payroll and over $25 million in annual sales.

“This is an exciting partnership that will complement Beaufort’s vision for economic development,” said David Nelems, executive director for the center.

For more information about the Don Ryan Center for Innovation and the ribbon cutting event, visit www.donryancenter.com.

Coffee with Colleagues offers networking

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Coffee with Colleagues, a networking opportunity for members from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Lazy Susan’s Café, 31 Market, Beaufort. Chamber members are encouraged to bring their business cards to this free networking opportunity.