Chamber Corner for July 6th-12th

Osteen inducted as Ambassador by Chamber

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Port Wren Capital LLC, an investment service company, recently announced that Michael Osteen was inducted as an Ambassador by the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce along with Ronilynn Greenhalge of Brighton Builders, Michael Ruthsatz of Adams Outdoor Advertising, Eric Swenson of EOS Business Solutions, Abby Boylston of ComForCare Home Care and Melanie Thomas of Covert Aire. 

“I’m honored to be selected by the chamber and help both the community at large, as well as the other small businesses in the area. I’m looking forward to working with Shellie West, CEO & founder, along with Don Brashears, president, for the betterment of all,” said Osteen, who is a chief investment strategist and Clemson University graduate. 

Ambassadors are vetted by the director of the chamber and act as direct liaisons and supporters of the chamber’s business members. 

Also, they serve as a mentors and guides which are available to help anyone. As hosts for the chamber, they help integrate newer members into the chamber and introduce them to others. 

Visit the Bluffton chamber online at: ww.blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.

Port Wren Capital LLC offers exclusive and independent investment research for individual investors through a web-based subscription. 

Additionally, Osteen writes a column in The Island News about his insights on investments. To learn more, visit www.portwrencapital.com

Covert Aire celebrates 10th anniversary 

Covert Aire, which serves all of Beaufort County, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary from 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 7, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 39 Persimmon St. in Bluffton.

The event will be hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and the public is invited to attend. 

Covert Aire opened in July of 2007 and became successful in the beginning largely due to the residents of Sun City who called on owners, Mike and Theresa Covert, to install or repair their heating and air systems. 

In 10 years, the company has grown to serve residents and businesses throughout the Lowcountry, Savannah and other regional areas in South Carolina and Georgia. 

The company’s core value statement emphasizes caring for others through their heating and air services and giving back to others as a high priority to success in what they do.  

The staff of Covert Aire has launched a July Random Acts of Kindness campaign throughout the Lowcountry. They want to commemorate their anniversary by showing appreciation to the community at large who has helped build the company into what it is today. 

To learn more about Covert Aire, visit covertaire.com.

Class named for 2018 Leadership Beaufort

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Selection Committee has completed their interviews and selected the following individuals for the Leadership Beaufort Class of 2018:

• Audra Antonacci-Ogden, code enforcement officer, Beaufort County

• Jeff Boss, deputy GM, Operations & Tech Services, BJWSA

• Mandy Burgin, financial advisor, Hand & Tanner

• Jessie Chapman, director of development, CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association)

• Joe Conroy, neuropsychologist, Lowcountry Neuropsychology

• Feleasa Dunmeyer, Review & Analysis Division head, USMC-MCCS

• Paula Dyson, program trainer and volunteer coordinator, MCCS

• Alan Eisenman, senior accountant, city of Beaufort Finance Department

• Andi Fabian, fire inspector/public education, Parris Island Fire & Rescue

• Zarah Goodyear, agent, Beaufort County Farm Bureau

• Owen Hand, principal, Hand & Tanner

• Lori Heslewood, executive director, AMIKids, Beaufort

• Mark Hooper, U.S. Navy retired

• Marcy Houston, owner/counselor, Mental Wellness Center of the Lowcountry LLC

• Tina Lambert, office manager, Waste Pro of South Carolina

• Dan Mackin, teacher, Lowcountry Montessori School

• Dee Matthews, part-time mentor/evaluator, Beaufort County School District

• Kelly McCombs, instructor, University of South Carolina Beaufort

• Ken Meola, code enforcement officer, city of Beaufort

• Shantell Miller, administrative support, Technical College of the Lowcountry

• Bob Mullen, Marine & Family Programs director, MCCS

• David Ott, deputy coroner, Beaufort County Coroner’s Office

• Kevin Phillip, assistant solicitor, 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office

• Bill Reynolds, owner and founder, Beaufort Tours LLC

• Brittany Rybinski, manager, Collections & Commissions, Hargray Communications

• Jenny Sanborn, marketing manager, 303 Associates

• Matt Stover, executive officer, USMC-MCAS Beaufort

• Melanie Thomas, executive assistant, Covert Aire

• Will Trask, owner/operator, Trask Financial LLC

• Jennifer Tuckwiller, administration manager, Carolina Air Inc.

• Ashley Turbeville, RN, Beaufort Memorial Hospital

• Melissa Venable, writer/advisor, highereducation.com

• Karen Warner, program manager, Beaufort Digital Corridor

• Evan Wheeler, district manager, SCE&G

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