HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MOVES TO NEW HOME

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra has joined forces with The Richardson Group and is moving to a new location in Coligny Plaza. The new space will be at 7 Lagoon Road and will also house the symphony orchestra’s offices, as well as serve as an event space for the community — it’s ideal for intimate events like recitals, small interactive concerts and theatre productions. The symphony orchestra expects the new space to open in early summer.

GROUP46 NAMED EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Group46 president Ryan Lockhart was named Employer of the Year by the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department. He was honored with the award at the Vocational Rehabilitation Open House Luncheon in Beaufort in October. The department provides job placement and training for people with disabilities. David Russell was hired as a graphic designer for Group46, a new position made possible by the vocational program.

NEW WEST MARINE STORES OPENS ON HHI

West Marine, a Waterlife Outfitter, has opened a new, larger store on Hilton Head Island. The 13,000-plus-square-foot store is at 430 William Hilton Parkway. Store Manager Tom McEwin and his staff of 16 have more than 125 years combined experience in boating, fishing, sailing, cruising and paddling experience. The store specializes in fishing gear, apparel, engine parts, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks and electronics.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE OPENING NEW AUDI DEALERSHIP

Peacock Automotive broke ground Aug. 22 on its new 30,000-square-foot, $6 million Audi dealership at New River Auto Mall. Construction is expected to be completed by spring of 2018. The new facility is expected to bring 20 new jobs to Peacock Automotive, which currently employs 600 people. The new Audi dealership will feature a state-of-the-art repair center, plus an Audi sports facility that will expand inventory of high-performance sport models and offer more sport factory parts and accessories.

WESTIN UNVEILS GRAND OCEAN TERRACE
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa opened the island’s newest wedding and event space. The 5,000-squarefoot Grand Ocean Terrace provides an elevated and unobstructed ocean view for up to 220 guests. Glass walls slide open into a full-length covered balcony, providing an all-season climate space. The Westin, at 2 Grasslawn Ave., is a AAA Four Diamond resort with 416 guest rooms and suites. Event space on property includes 19 meeting rooms, a 13,200-sq-ft Grand Ballroom and a 5,800-square-foot beachfront event deck.

BROENE AND HARPER EARN ASSOCIATE STATUS AT COURT ATKINS
Jason Broene and Andy Harper have been promoted to associates at Court Atkins Group, an architectural firm with offices in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. The two former project managers earned this distinction for their exemplary contributions to the firm’s expanding commercial line of business. Broene successfully launched the new Hilton Head studio in addition managing commercial projects including Darren Clarke’s Tavern, Palmetto Dunes Resort Administration Building, Sea Turtle Marketplace on Hilton Head Island, and Fat Patties Restaurant in Bluffton. Broene joined Court Atkins Group in 2014. Harper was a key leader in the planning of the company’s new island commercial studio. He also worked on Bluffton Township Fire Station #30, Lady’s Island – St. Helena Headquarters Station and the Bluffton United Methodist Church expansion. 

NATE JONES PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT/ GENERAL MANAGER FOR ALL BROAD CREEK MARINA ADVENTURES

Nate Jones will now oversee ZipLine Hilton Head, Aerial Adventure Hilton Head, Broad Creek Marina & Up the Creek Pub & Grill. He has been with the Organization for almost a decade, having graduated from the College of Charleston with dual major in both hospitality and tourism management and business administration.

BOYS, ARNOLD & COMPANY CELEBRATING 40th ANNIVERSARY

Boys, Arnold & Company, a local private wealth management firm, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Founded in Asheville, North Carolina, by G. Waring Boys in 1977, a second office was established on Hilton Head Island in 1996 and is now located at 4 Dunmore Court. Boys, Arnold & Company provides highly personalized financial planning, portfolio management and fiduciary services to individuals and families, nonprofit institutions and private retirement plans. The firm services clients in over 30 states and several foreign countries and manages more than $1 billion in assets. The firm's Hilton Head team of employee/owners includes Tommy Arnold, Dudley Brickhouse, Eric Magnin, Monique McGlynn and Ann Miller.

HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL EARNS GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL

Hilton Head HospitalHilton Head Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification, becoming only the second hospital in the state of South Carolina and the first in the Lowcountry to earn this impressive achievement. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Hilton Head Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in February by Joint Commission experts who evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as cardiac-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

GROUP46 NAMED START-UP OF THE YEAR
GROUP46Group46 was awarded the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Start-Up of the Year Award for 2016. Since its opening in 2014, group46 has proved the true potential of hard work and unrelenting dedication. A panel of judges selected group46 based off the company’s ever-increasing success, positive community impact and unparalleled creative-edge in modern communications. With offerings in branding, advertising, digital, consulting and public relations, group46 is combined of a diverse collection of experienced marketing and digital professionals who have a passion in crafting smart, inspired, tangible results.