Chamber Corner for September 29th-October 5th

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New overtime rules focus of upcoming program

Diedri Garrett, of WebsterRogers LLP, and Emma Ruth Brittain, of Thomas & Brittain Law Firm, will present a program on the new overtime rule that will take effect on Dec. 1. The event will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Beaufort Hilton Garden Inn at 1500 Queen St. in Beaufort. It is being hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Issues that will be addressed include:

• What are the proposed overtime rule changes?
• What are the effects of on my bottom line?
• A look at some strategic considerations.
• How to classify your employees – exempt or nonexempt.
• How to prepare, implement changes and stay out of trouble.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.beaufortchamber.org or email Carolyn Rennix at carolyn@beaufortsc.org.

Networking event will have football theme

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will a Conversation & Cocktail networking event called Tailgate at the Tavern to usher in fall and football. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Hickory Tavern at 44 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. There will be casual networking, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Attendees are encouraged to show their team spirit and dress in their favorite team’s colors. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $20 for future members. RSVP to www.hiltonheadchamber.org/chamber-events/conversation-cocktails-tailgate-at-the-tavern.

Beaufort chamber to host ribbon-cutting

Camelot Farms will be celebrating its new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at 101 Tom & Mike Road, St. Helena Island. The event will be hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon-cutting will be open to the public and will feature refreshments and door prizes. Mark and Anne Kennedy, founders of Camelot Farms, will speak and then cut the ribbon.

Camelot Farms has been in business for 15 years, and offers trail rides, training, lessons, boarding and trick horse training. The new, state-of-the-art barn features a full commercial fire suppression system, custom feeders and automatic waters, matted stalls, fans and lights in each stall, a special vent system and full wash area. The barn has a full fly-spray system and is treated by a commercial company for insects on a routine basis. A full tack room with cold-water fountain and restroom is offered for boarders. Camelot Farms features a full dressage arena, exercise arena, jump arena, cover lighted arena, trails with jumps, 20 pastures and more. Camelot Farms is also happy to give a home to horses of Beaufort County that have been severely injured and abused.

For more information, visit www.beaufortchamber.org.