Chamber Corner for July 21st-27th

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Women in Business luncheon to be held

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will hold a Women in Business networking and leadership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21.

The guest speaker will be Beth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College in Columbia, who will discuss “A Sisterhood of Success.”

Before taking over as the 18thpresident of Columbia College, Dinndorf served for many years in the banking industry at both U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

The program will be held at the Moss Creek Plantation Clubhouse, 1523 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island.

The cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for future members.

Registration is required. Visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

Guest bartenders to headline event

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will hold July Conversation & Cocktails from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

This event will feature special guest bartenders: Beaufort County Councilman-elect Mike Covert and town of Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka. There will be casual summer networking with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.

It will be held at Truffles Cafe in Belfair Towne Center, 91 Towne Drive, Bluffton.

The cost is $10 for chamber members and $20 for future members.

Visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

Sponsorships opportunities are available! Please contact LaNelle Fabian at 843-525-8537 or LaNelle@BeaufortSC.org for more information.

Chamber announces leadership 2017 class

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the Leadership Beaufort Class of 2017.

Established in 1985, Leadership Beaufort has become one of the most prestigious organizations in Beaufort.

Each year, a select group of local leaders learn not only what is going on but how to make a difference in the community. The program builds community leadership through an in-depth view of cultural, economic, historic, social, educational, environmental and government resources.

The result is that hundreds of alumni have made countless contributions to the community and our quality of life.

The Leadership Beaufort – Class of 2017 includes: Kristen Campbell, assistant property manager, Preserve at Port Royal; Lisa Clancy, Creative Arts teacher, Riverview Charter School; Chuck Cozart, general manager, MCRD Exchange Store; Joy Craig, retired (volunteer); Patrick Cunningham, financial advisor, Merrill Lynch; Katelyn Dennis, general manager, SugarBelle; Alex Dorobantu, attorney/owner, Lowcountry Legacy Law Firm LLC; Courtney Dukes, district sales manager, American Buildings Company; Mike Fowlkes, operation manager, Beaufort Branch, The Greenery; Katie Godowns Sr., certified prevention specialist, Beaufort County Alcohol & Drug; Traci Guldner, office manager, city of Beaufort Fire Department; Lawrence Holdsworth, regional planner, Lowcountry Council of Governments; Chet Houston, executive director, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity; Elizabeth Klosterman, Realtor, Ballenger Realty; Bill Krebs, retired; Addison Jarrell, Parks & Recreation director, city of Hardeeville; Kristin McClain, hand therapist, Coastal Physical & Hand Therapy; Shakeeya Polite, business manager, Beaufort County Council; Bill Prokop, city manager, city of Beaufort; Ashley Rhodes, owner and principal, Ashley Rhodes Event Designs; Becky Salazar, Lifeskills & Education Program trainer, MCCS; Peter Singleton, lieutenant, firefighter, city of Beaufort Fire Department; Dwayne Smalley, IT systems engineer, eviCore Health Care; Heather Szeder, marketing director, Park at Broad River; John Turbeville, medical technologist, Beaufort Memorial Hospital; Kristen Webb, producer, Turbeville Insurance Agency; Vonetta Williams, job coach, SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department; and Jason Wilson, deputy, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information about the program, contact Connie Hipp at conedsc@embarqmail.com.

For more information about the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, visit www.beafortchamber.org or call 843-525-8500.