By Pamela Brownstein
Location, location, location.
This oft-used phrase seems a fitting way to describe The Island News’ recent move from 201 Carteret Street to its new office at 308 Charles Street.
“While we enjoyed the past three years at our old location, we are excited about this new location and the opportunity to share space with so many other local creative minds,” said Kim Harding and Elizabeth Newberry, publishers of The Island News, the award-winning weekly newspaper that serves northern Beaufort County.
The building, owned by Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, already houses several other local businesses including event planners Plum Productions and website designers PickleJuice Productions. Beaufort Film Society will also be moving into the building later this month.
PickleJuice owner Ginger Wareham said she is also looking forward to having new companies in the building. “PickleJuice Productions, founder of BeaufortBride.com and ShopLocalBeaufort.com, is delighted to be a part of such a creative and collaborative work environment,” she said. “We have established a unique workspace that fosters creativity in the heart of downtown Beaufort. We have dynamic synergy within a diversity of businesses and have the opportunity to network and innovate alongside like-minded entrepreneurs. It’s where the magic happens — and we all have big plans for Beaufort!”
The interior design talents of Ginger and Jody Miller of Plum Productions give the inside of the historic two-story white building a feeling of modern Southern whimsy.
There is shared conference space on the first floor, and The Island News’ office will be on the second floor, according the General Manager Nikki Hardison.
“The view of downtown is lovely from the windows of the new office,” Nikki said. “And I think this will be a great space to meet with clients and a place where we can continue to provide the community with the quality publication they expect — and deserve.”
“When Ginger approached us about the new location, we felt it was the right time for a change and the move represents a positive new chapter for The Island News,” said Elizabeth.
For more information or to make an appointment to advertise in our local paper that reaches more than 9,000 readers each week, contact General Manager Nikki Hardison at 843-321-8281 or email email@example.com.