Hickory Tavern, a casual dining restaurant with a sports passion, is opening its fifth South Carolina location at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at 44 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head restaurant expands the brand’s footprint in the state. Hickory Tavern also has locations in Columbia, Spartanburg, Indian Land and Rock Hill. A Myrtle Beach location is slated to open this fall.

Jiva Yoga Center owner Jean Rioux understands the people who don’t believe yoga can be a sweat-inducing, muscle-fatiguing workout. She used to be one of them.

“I was always into high-impact aerobics and running, so I wasn’t ready for what I thought would be sitting on the floor and stretching,” shey says. “But what I found was that yoga can be a lot more dynamic. I was very satisfied with the vigorousness of it, as well as how it took me to a relaxed state of mind and body. As opposed to just running with a pair of headphones on and escaping something, it took me deeper into myself, basically. So I was hooked.”

Millennials, or Generation Y, were born between 1980 and 2000 and are now entering that time in life when they are influencing everything from homeownership rates, the cost of renting apartments in urban America, and even how U.S. corporations deal with the concept of “duty to serve.” Since the conclusion of World War II, the role of corporations in American society has been focused first and foremost on maximizing profitability, and the role of the corporate board of directors has been to be stewards for the owners or shareholders. The idea was that a corporation, above all else, was to maximize profits and forever increase shareholder value.  As millennials are entering the workplace, how might they change that notion?

Our federal government’s response to the financial crisis that began in 2008 was to declare, “This will never happen again.”  The Democrat-controlled Congress went about the adoption of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and President Barack Obama signed it into law on July 21, 2010. The Dodd-Frank Act, as it is commonly known, made changes to the entire American financial regulatory environment that affected every financial regulatory agency and every part of the nation’s financial services industry. 

Cheryl Klippel is not afraid to fail, a fact the local entrepreneur says is the reason she has such a solid record of success.

“So many famous people make reference to jumping off a cliff. In life you can jump off and take that leap of faith that your parachute will eventually open, or you can back off and never take that risk. I’m not afraid to take that risk; I’m not afraid to fail,” says Klippel, who owns three island retail stores and one bustling café. “You’ll scrape across the rocks, but if you don’t take that jump, you’ll never soar.”

Many savvy investors have waved goodbye to 2015 and are ready to dive into 2016 with new resolutions and strategies. Some of us, on the other hand, are looking hopefully at the new year while still morosely looking back at 2015’s unfinished investment business. Don’t despair. Often, the hardest part of moving ahead or starting fresh is sorting through the overload of information and multiple possibilities, and identifying the most relevant tasks and goals. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your money in 2016.

In the January 2015 issue, I took it upon myself to make “Elihu’s 10 Predictions for 2015.” Just to be fair, I want to review those predictions and see how I did. As I’m often reminded, economics has been called “the dismal science” and economists are rarely held accountable. Not so with Elihu, so here we go:


Have you ever dreamed of being an entrepreneur … of having your own successful business? Controlling your own destiny? Being beholden to no one other than yourself in your work?

Many of us have had this dream. 

Lots of have stepped forth to achieve it and found bitter disappointment for one reason or another.  There are many others, however, who have in fact experienced the satisfying fulfillment of creating a new enterprise, seeing it blossom and experiencing the financial and personal rewards that follow.

SunGate Medical Group has acquired Aqua Medical Spa in Port Royal, adding to their practices across the Lowcountry. Aqua Medical Spa is Beaufort’s first all-inclusive medical spa and salon, which provides convenient and luxurious accommodations while enhancing their clients’ natural beauty.


Kids scanning the skies around Hilton Head Island for the approach of Santa Claus got to see something a little different this year.

Rather than approaching by sleigh, dragged along by his nine trusty reindeer and propelled by Christmas spirit, Santa opted for a slightly more modern mode of transportation. Namely, a helicopter.