Chamber Corner for October 5th-11th

Public is invited to First Friday event

First Friday After Five, an event sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in downtown Beaufort.

This is an opportunity to explore galleries and downtown shops. 

There will be refreshments and live music.

Machinery company to hold grand opening

Geismar Modern Track Machinery will celebrate the grand opening of its North American Distribution and Manufacturing Facility at 134 Parker Drive in Beaufort. The event will begin with an open house at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks from leadership at 11:30 a.m. A catered luncheon will begin at noon.

Geismar, a manufacturer and distributor of railway maintenance equipment, launched its new operations in Beaufort County earlier this year. The development is expected to bring $2.9 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.

To learn more about Geismar Modern Track Machinery, visit geismar-mtm.com/index.html.

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

Retouched headshots being offered by chamber

The Beaufort Regional Chamber is partnering with Captured Moments & Photography for a professional headshot event for $75 from 1:30-4 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:

• Oct. 11: 10 Common Wage and Hour Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

• 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

Visit www.beaufortchamber.org.

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. 

Email Carolyn@beaufortsc.org.

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