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FWDG celebrating 50 years in business with shindig

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From staff reports

Furniture seller FWDG is celebrating 50 years in business in Beaufort with a month of promotions and a Business After Hours event with the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 13.

On Jan. 15, 1972, Larry Mark and his father Ernest opened the business in a former car repair shop on Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort. The business is now located in a 48,000 square foot showroom at 745 Robert Smalls Pkwy. FWDG now employs 27 people, some of whom have worked for the store for more than 30 years.

To mark the anniversary, FWDG is offering three drawings in January: an opportunity to win half of a purchase back, a chance to win $500 (no purchase necessary), and an opportunity to pick a registered non-profit that may win $500. For complete drawing details and registration, visit FWDG. The drawings end January 31.

“When I was young, I scoffed at my elders that told me that time flies. Now that I am 70, I find that statement is definitely true,” FWDG Founder and President Larry Mark said. “I am very appreciative to the local communities for the support FWDG has received during this 50-year run. One part of my life philosophy is that change is good. I will do everything in my power to make sure that FWDG continues to grow and change while continuing to hold fast to our family’s core beliefs and to the FWDG mission statement.”

To Register for the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Event, visit: https://business.beaufortchamber.org/events.

WANT TO GO?

What: Anniversary Event with FWDG & the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13

Where: FWDG, 745 Robert Smalls Parkway

Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

Details: Hors d’oeuvres by Signature Catering will be available and macarons will provided by Tout Sweet Macarons of Port Royal. FWDG will offer drinks, networking, and door prizes

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