BARRY GINN MOVES TO RE/MAX ISLAND REALTY
You may see Ginn and his dog, Romeo (pictured) about town. They go everywhere together — the office, bank, shops and restaurants where the friendly, charismatic duo becomes the center of attention. A premiere real estate agent, Ginn has 34 years of real estate experience, including service to out-of-town buyers. He has streamlined the process of buying or selling a home through virtual tours, walkthroughs, texts, phone calls and email. Call him at 843-816-4029.

Don Ryan Center for Innovation Graduates Three Companies

Three companies have joined the growing list of graduates of The Don Ryan Center for Innovation and have launched businesses in the area.  A recent Graduation Ceremony at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation celebrated mobiPET, Page1 Media and Village Features – who have each  graduated from the new business accelerator program and are continuing to grow and expand their successful companies at locations throughout the region.

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS OPENS FIRST SHOP IN LOWCOUNTRY
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, a European-based premium real estate brand, recently announced the opening of its first South Carolina shop, bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to residents of the Lowcountry. Rick Turner, who brings more than 40 years of experience in real estate, is the managing broker of the new shop and leads a team of eight experienced agents. Ken Hiatt joins Engel & Völkers as a Realtor, broker, buyer specialist, certified investor specialist and short sale/foreclosure specialist. Brenda Berry joins the team as an accomplished Realtor, broker and buyer specialist whose clients herald her as "the best Realtor in Beaufort."

HHIEDC ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS FOR 2015-16

The Hilton Head Island Economic Development Corporation has re-elected Diana McKenzie and elected three new members to the organization’s board of directors. The four newly elected board members are McKenzie, Jeanne Antonuccio, Emily Johnson and Charles Sampson. The group also elected officers for the 2015-16 year. Elected for one-year terms are Maryann Bastnagel, Carlton Dallas, John Joseph and Steve Riley. HHIEDC acknowledges outgoing board chairman G. Thomas Upshaw and director Steve Carb for their service. The HHIEDC was incorporated by the Town of Hilton Head Island in June 2013 to help grow and diversify the Town of Hilton Head Island economy.  For more information, visit www.hhiedc.com.

J BANKS DESIGN ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS

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J Banks Design recently promoted four team members. Director of design Kristin Magowitz is now the vice president of design production; accounts payable representative Sarah Tillman is now the vice president of finance; design assistant Jordan Treadaway is now the director of design administration; and expeditor Wendy George is now the warehouse manager.

J BANKS HIRES 10 NEW STAFF MEMBERS

J Banks Design Group is pleased to announce the addition of 10 new staff members: Shannon Atkinson, Shell Neely, Lindsey Gerlock, Deb Nuss, Betsy Berry, Mary Pikey, Wendy George, Kelly Ward, Kaitlyn Bittner and Doris Gilch.

NEW OWNERS AT EVERGREEN PET LODGE
Jonathan and Claudine Vaughan are the proud new owners of Evergreen Pet Lodge. The ownership transition has been seemless as Jonathan has managed the facility for the past 23 years. With Jonathan’s proven leadership and Claudine’s many years of retail management experience, Evergreen looks forward to a long and bright future. The lodge was the first in the Lowcountry to introduce luxury suite boarding and daycare. For more information, call 843-681-8354 or go online to  www.evergreenpetlodgehhi.com.

PyramidsPYRAMIDS OPENS LOCATIONS AT THE SHOPS AT SEA PINES
Pyramids has opened a store at The Shops at Sea Pines, in addition to its Main Street location. Both locations offer unique gifts, accessories and décor. Pyramids also now supports the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes. The store’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 843-363-2040 or go to pyramidshiltonhead.com.

 

SUNGATE LAUNCHES MEDICAL AND WELLNESS PRACTICE
SunGate Medical Group just upped the ante in providing comprehensive healthcare in the region with the addition of new services at its practice in Okatie near Sun City Hilton Head, on Hilton Head Island near Indigo Run, on Lady’s Island and in Ridgeland. Medical professionals selected by Dr. Kenneth Farr treat patients as guests while offering an extensive range of health care options all under the SunGate Medical Group practice. In addition to primary care, other experienced doctors specialize in medical and surgical eye care, plastic surgery, dermatology, skin cancer, audiology, age management medicine and medical spa services.
 

LOCAL AUTHOR RELEASES LATEST BOOK, ‘SOUTH’
Popular local author Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer recently released her latest book, "SOUTH: What It Means to be Here in Heart or in Spirit." The book is comprised of 70 noted contributors sharing their stories, images, thoughts and experiences in a high-quality coffee table book edition. Pollitzer and publisher Lydia Inglett embarked on a year-and-a-half-long journey to publish the book. The 144-page book is presented with a gold-foiled hard cover and leather finish. The cost is $34.95. Find the book online at www.starbooks.biz or www.lydiainglett.com.