Chamber Corner for March 16th-22nd

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Visitor services coordinator hired

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce had added Lynda Dyer to its staff as the visitor services coordinator.  

Dyer, a native of Covington, Ga., has called Beaufort her home for the past four years. Dyer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Valdosta State University. She had a successful career working for Dow Jones & Company and the Pacific Daily News. 

A military spouse of 22 years, Dyer has enjoyed traveling the world and getting the opportunity to support her husband and children in the various locations the U.S. Navy has led them. 

“We are pleased to welcome Lynda Dyer to our team,” said Robb Wells, vice president of tourism of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Lynda’s background and experience make her a great fit for this role, and her enthusiasm and outgoing personality will make her an asset to Beaufort’s many visitors.”

Dyer can be reached directly at 843-525-8531 or

Coffee with Colleagues being held March 17

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Coffee with Colleagues from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Groucho’s Deli at 81 Sea Island Parkway. 

This is a free networking opportunity for members. 

Beaufort chamber to host Rustic Charm’s new store

Rustic Charm will be celebrating its new furniture store from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. Wednesday, March 22, at 711 B Charles St. in Beaufort. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. 

The grand opening and ribbon cutting will feature light refreshments, door prizes, gift bag giveaways and the unveiling of new product lines. 

Rustic Charm offers a variety of upcycled and repurposed items, unique finds for the home and handmade gifts from local artisans. To learn more about Rustic Charm, visit

For more information, visit or call 843-525-8500. 

Running business focus of series

A three-part series on running a successful business will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays on March 22, March 29 and April 5.

Breakfast Business for Breakfast: Simple Steps to a Well-Run Business is being hosted by Beaufort Chamber of Commerce & Lowcountry SCORE.

The three parts will include:

• Operate: Participants will learn strategies for business funding and operations; 

• Navigate:  Discover how to take the time for planning and strategic thinking, as well as learn more about the business life cycle; 

• Communicate:  Develop or refine your “core value” and learn ways to effectively communicate it to others.  

These roundtable discussions will be led by small business expert SCORE volunteer instructors. The series will be held at the chamber offices at 701 Craven St. in Beaufort. Continental breakfast and coffee will be provided. The total cost of the three sessions will be $20 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. Attendees can pay at the date of event.

For more information, email