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Bleu TeamPhoto.smallerThe Bleu Companies, LLC doing business as Bleu Jean Boutique and Bleu Door Furniture & Interiors, offers a unique and personal shopping experience that was created and formed by owners Bill and Jerri Thomas. The concept and philosophy of “The Bleu” is to provide “retail therapy without breaking the bank” and to provide a warm and friendly southern atmosphere. The Thomases have lived most of their lives on Hilton Head Island. Bill was a successful owner of Carswell Insurance Services, now BB&T Carswell Insurance Services.

They also have a home in western North Carolina. Jerri’s love for the beautiful landscapes of the Smoky Mountains and the Lowcountry of South Carolina inspired the design of their renovated warehouse, located at 807 William Hilton Parkway, near Santa Fe Cafe. The companies offer a little bit of something for everyone. Women’s clothing, boots, furniture, rugs and accessories are on sale now. Men’s clothing is coming soon. Keep an eye out for their Grand Opening party. For more information, call 843-341-BLEU.

New Hires/Promotions

Schultz joins Bishop Eye Associates
SchultzScott Schultz, MD, has joined the team at Bishop Eye Associates. Shultz is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a fellowship-trained glaucoma subspecialist, a medical and surgical director of glaucoma and is a specialist in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He is the director of glaucoma care and surgery for Bishop Eye Associates, but also provides state-of-the-art cataract surgery and comprehensive eye care. He received his glaucoma training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s No. 1 eye hospital, and is the Lowcountry’s only glaucoma specialist.

New Hires/Promotions

Palmetto Moon names new president of SC

holzerRobert Webster, chairman and CEO of Palmetto Moon, has announced that Eric Holzer has been promoted to president of the eight-store South Carolina retail chain. Holzer has been involved with the company since its inception in 2002. Over the past ten years, he has held numerous leadership roles within the company, including overseeing the daily store operations of both the Mount Pleasant and Northwood’s Mall locations. Within his current role as chief merchandising officer, Holzer has responsibility for supervising purchasing, marketing initiatives, sales promotion, and IT. This will continue to be a vital role he maintains for the growing Charleston-based company as president. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in finance, Holzer’s experience prior to joining Palmetto Moon included key finance and sales positions with Philips of North America.

John Kilmer Fine Interiors has expanded in two directions. A new warehouse and clearance center is open at 25 New Orleans Road. In July, John Kilmer Fine Interiors will unveil a 2,200-square-foot expansion to its main showroom at Fresh Market Shoppes on U.S. 278.

At John Kilmer Fine Interiors' Warehouse and Clearance Center customers shop the same top-quality brands – Century Furniture, Hickory Chair, Ferguson Copeland, Four Hands, Tommy Bahama, John Richard, Sherrill and more – they know from the main showroom. But instead, this first-quality merchandise is discounted 50 percent to 70 percent off manufacturers’ suggested prices.

Beginning in July, savvy shoppers can explore the newly expanded showroom at Fresh Market Shoppes, where they will find new and timeless items for the home: dining, beds, sofas, chairs, recliners, lamps, decorative art and more. Highlighting the expanded decorators’ paradise will be selected items from this year’s High Point Furniture Market.

John Kilmer Fine Interiors is at 890 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 41, open from 10 to 5:30, Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 843-785-2227, 866-575-6766 or go online to



Colleton River Plantation Club introduced its new general manager and chief operating officer, Timothy Bakels. Bakels comes to Colleton River from Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey, where he served as the General Manager and COO for the past seven years. 


Tiffany Rice has joined Seacoast Insurance as an insurance agent and broker. A graduate of Lander University with a bachelor of arts in mass communication, Rice has been in the insurance industry for the last four years.


Aggie Kisala has joined Diamond Realty and Property Management, LLC, located in The Village of Bluffton. Kisala has been a Realtor on Hilton Head Island for more than five  years and has earned The National Association of Realtors’ short sales and foreclosure resource certification.

The Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy has named Rob Castorri executive director. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Castorri has been involved in tennis for over 30 years as a professional player, coach, club manager and event promoter.