Chamber Corner for October 19th-25th

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Beaufort chamber to host grand opening

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ballenger Realty will celebrate the grand opening of its additional location in downtown Beaufort from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at 101 West St. Extension.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at noon. Refreshments will be served.

Ballenger Realty was established in 2000 on Lady’s Island with only two partners. In May 2004, it expanded and opened its Carteret Street office, and now has 32 agents. 

The new office on West Street Extension will be additional office space and its main office will remain at 613A Carteret St.

To learn more about Ballenger Realty, visit

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

Coffee with Colleagues coming on Oct. 20

A free networking opportunity for Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce members will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Downtown Marina at 1006 Bay St., Beaufort.

Coffee with Colleagues will be hosted by Beaufort Lands End Tours.

Email to RSVP.

Retouched headshots being offered by chamber

The Beaufort Regional Chamber is partnering with Captured Moments & Photography for a professional headshot event for $75 from1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

This is an exclusive half-off offer for chamber members to select a favorite headshot and Captured Moments will retouch the photo.

To register for a time slot visit:

Business for Breakfast covers variety of topics

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and SC LowCountry SCORE Chapter will hold a Business for Breakfast Series for Small Businesses from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the chamber offices at 701 Craven St. These events are free for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.

The schedule is as follows:

• Nov. 8: Government Contracting 101 for Small Businesses

• Dec. 13: Year End Tax Strategies

• Jan. 10: Click Click Click: Using Social Media

• Feb. 14: I Did What? — Hiring Without Tears

• March 14: Building a Successful Brand

• April 11: Retailing Strategies in an Amazon World

• May 9: Riddle Me This, Money Man —Financial Statements Made Simpler

Lunch & Learn offered for small businesses

The Beaufort Regional Chamber will hold a Lunch & Learn event called “7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business.”

The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the chamber offices at 701 Craven St.

“There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, the chamber wants to encourage you to capitalize on various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business,” according to a release.

The seminar is free for members and $20 for nonmembers.