LUXURY BRANDS AND PERSONAL APPROACH A WINNING FORMULA FOR PEACOCK AUTO MALL

When his marketing advisors suggested changing the name of the New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall, Warner Peacock realized putting his family name on the business made sense.

“We’ve always run our companies with a family culture,” Peacock said. “We want our employees and customers to feel like they’re part of the family.”

Once again, I will put my pride on the line and take a shot at what we might expect in 2018. But before we look ahead, let’s take a look back and see how my predictions for 2017 turned out.

Living the lifestyle you want requires regular money checkups and occasional strategy sessions with a financial adviser. A new calendar year is the perfect opportunity to review your financial big-picture and make adjustments that will set you up for success in the future. Here are 12 ways to get started:

These days, the winds of change are blowing hard — the trouble is their direction is constantly changing. It is said that lake sailors are far more skilled because they deal constantly with gusting winds, while ocean sailors enjoy the prevailing winds for days at a time. Like sailors, those of us in the business of forecasting economic activity are much more comfortable following trends, and so the rapid change we are now experiencing is driving us crazy.

10 ATTRIBUTES OF LEADERS WHO THRIVE

We live in a dramatically changing marketplace. The dynamic leader knows how to stay relevant and expand relevant skills.

I’ve written and presented many times about good habits to practice, but it is equally important to discuss valuable attributes of successful leaders. I’m talking about those features that are inherent in us.

HOW HERITAGE SHORTBREAD INTRODUCED A GENERATIONS-OLD RECIPE TO A GLOBAL AUDIENCE.

Over the course of its centuries-long history, Scotland has given many gifts to the world. The sublime smokiness of single malt. The beautiful frustration that is the game of golf. The timeless class and sophistication of Sir Sean Connery.

But perhaps none are as delectable as simple shortbread. The crumbly, buttery treat somehow embodies hospitality, whether it’s enjoyed alongside a steaming cup of tea or as a gift.

CAN ROGER FREEDMAN SOLVE THE HOUSING PROBLEM FACING HILTON HEAD’S WORKFORCE?

Many businessmen’s dreams have died on Daufuskie Island, but accomplished local developer Roger Freedman thinks he has a plan that could boost development and also solve the affordable housing crisis on Hilton Head Island.

Freedman says his plans to develop affordable housing on Daufuskie for the area’s workforce will help ease staffing woes plaguing Hilton Head’s tourism and hospitality industries.

HILTON HEAD DAY SPA HAS BEEN A FAVORITE SINCE 1983

St. Louis native Patricia Owen didn’t come to Hilton Head Island for its beauty, as many others do.

Instead, she brought beauty to Hilton Head.

“I worked for Estée Lauder as an educator and makeup artist, and we moved to Hilton Head to bring the line here,” she said. “By watching what was happening in that industry, we started seeing more spa services being introduced. We realized that this was the future.”

LOCAL INDEPENDENT JEWELRY STORE MAKES MEMORIES

On a chilly, overcast, late autumn morning somewhere in Ohio, a woman puts on a pair of earrings that make her remember a perfect summer day at the beach.

BMW TOP EXECUTIVE SAYS PALMETTO STATE’S A WINNER

When the judges convene at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, they’ll represent decades of automotive experience. Whether they’ve spent years judging similar car shows around the world or simply amassing their own collections of vintage vehicles, they know exactly what they’re looking for in terms of style, design and overall beauty.