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ENGEL & VÖLKERS OPENS FIRST SHOP IN LOWCOUNTRY
Engel & Völkers
, 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.

HHCA APPOINTS MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Hilton Head Christian Academy is excited to announce that Dylan Curtis has been appointed middle school principal. Curtis has been at HHCA for three years. Beginning in 2011 he became the school’s director of instructional media and technology, and previously served as a business educator in the academy of finance magnet program at Lansdowne High School in Baltimore. Curtis received his master's degree in arts and teaching and his bachelor's degree in corporate finance and risk management insurance from the University of South Carolina. He is also the head coach of HHCA's boys' varsity soccer team.  

Jean-HeyduckCOMMUNITY FOUNDATION NAMES NEW VP FOR MARKETING
Jean Heyduck has joined the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry as vice president for marketing and communications. She will conceptualize and implement marketing, communication and public relations initiatives that build and promote the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s brand, image and strategic goals. Heyduck has more than 20 years of experience in agency, healthcare, financial services and nonprofit marketing, communications and public relations in Illinois, Wisconsin and South Carolina. She most recently served as executive director for The Literacy Center, located in Bluffton. Heyduck earned a master’s degree in communication from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University.