Chamber Corner for June 30th-July 7th

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Beaufort Chamber attends national military summit

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Enhancement Committee (MEC) recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the Association of Defense Communities National Summit.

The National Summit is recognized as the key event for defense communities, top installation leadership, congressional policymakers and industry partners.

MEC collected the latest information on pressing defense policy and budget issues facing military installations and the communities that host them, including:

• Leadership transition and resulting changes;

• Building resilient communities and supporting our Marines and sailors;

• Understanding the military’s $1.498 billion impact on our community.

In addition, MEC held several key meetings at the Pentagon and met with Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, deputy commandant for Aviation, who oversees the entire MCAS programs.

Chamber welcomes new communications manager

Kimberly King
Kimberly King

Kimberly King recently joined the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce as communications manager.

King, an 11-year resident of the Lowcountry, has nearly 15 years of marketing communications experience and will work to ensure the chamber’s message is received by both members and consumers.

“We are excited to welcome Kimberly King to our team,” said Blakely Williams, president and CEO of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Kimberly brings an abundance of enthusiasm for our efforts and we feel her cross-platform of experience will be beneficial to our organization.”

King can be reached at 843-525-8526 or

Chamber wins award for communication work

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is one of only two chambers nationwide that has received a Grand Award in Electronic Communication in an annual communications and marketing competition presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

The chamber received the Grand Award for its Island Compass mobile app.

This is the second year in a row that the chamber won a Grand Award. Last year, it earned one for its “I AM The Chamber” campaign.

The Awards for Communication Excellence program is an annual competition that recognizes unique communications and marketing work produced by chambers of commerce in the United States and beyond.

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