Barbara and Tonya Hudson continue rich seafood legacy

BY AMY COYNE BREDESON | PHOTOS BY RITTERBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

If you live on Hilton Head Island — or have ever visited the area — you’ve most likely heard the name Hudson, and it was probably in the same breath as the word “seafood.”

The Hudson family came to Hilton Head more than a century ago and made quite a name for themselves in the seafood industry. Now the fourth generation of Hudsons, Tonya Hudson, is at the helm, with her mother, Barbara Hudson, always nearby to lend a hand.

Paint & Paper Tiger under new family ownership

BY JAMES A. MALLORY | PHOTO BY RITTERBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

Bobby Heuser has done many things in his young career, including earning a degree in mechanical engineering, an MBA and working in private equity, strategic consulting and banking. But he never forgot a childhood dream of owning a family business.

His dream turned into reality seven years ago when Heuser, 38, and his parents, Bob and Renee, opened Heuser Ace Hardware at Buckwalter Place.

LED BY BURNT CHURCH DISTILLERY, WATTERSON BRANDS BUILDS BUSINESSES, BRINGS JOBS, AND GIVES BACK  TO THE LOWCOUNTRY

BY BARRY KAUFMAN | PHOTOS BY RITTERBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

A guy moves to the Lowcountry from the Midwest, having amassed a successful career up north. He’s thinking about retiring but knows that his Type-A personality doesn’t make that even remotely possible. So he decides he’s going to stretch his creative muscles a little and see what he can come up with.

ANSON MILLS LEADS CAROLINA GOLD RICE REVIVAL

BY JAMES A. MALLORY | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

Carolina Gold rice’s reestablishment in the Lowcountry is an oft-told story. Thanks to Columbia-based Anson Mills, the Antebellum staple is showing up in restaurants around the world.

The company specializes in what owner Glenn Roberts calls heirloom genetics, researching and reintroducing plants lost over time.

WHY PLANNING NOW FOR LATER IS ESSENTIAL

BY TIM WOOD 

If you own a car, a house or antiques or collectibles that have tangible value, you have a need for estate planning.

None of us want to think about our own mortality, but doing the necessary work ahead of a tragedy or incapacitation can save your loved ones a lot of pain.

ALOHA K DESIGNS TURNS SURFBOARDS INTO ART

BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS BY RITTERBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

For newlyweds Kate and Dan Brown of Bluffton, the familiar adage: “Love what you do, do what you love” is more than aspiration — it’s the foundation of their partnership. Their relationship, as well as their free time and extra incomes, stem from a blissful obsession with surfing.

Kate, a high school academic and college advisor who hails from New Jersey, discovered her love of surfing at 10, when her family traveled to Hawaii.

CHANGES TO PLAN COULD BENEFIT GRANDPARENTS

Grandparents don’t have to worry about spoiling their grandchildren thanks to changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A New York Times report noted that funds taken from grandparent-held 529 college savings accounts won’t affect a student’s eligibility for federal aid. The money will no longer be counted as untaxed student income.

FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS FOR 2022

New year’s resolutions are not only about improving your health and finally reading that book that’s been on your nightstand for months. There are financial considerations that you can put in place to help make 2022 a banner year. Consider these financial resolutions to help you achieve your goals.

AFTER 25 YEARS, BARBERS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY CONTINUES TO EVOLVE FOR ITS CUSTOMERS

The question nagged at Brent Nelsen back then and continues to motivate him today: What can we do that nobody else is doing?

Nelsen, who runs Barbers of the Lowcountry with his father Lou, was looking for a way to grow the business in 2009. The shop had grown from launching in 1997 on Hilton Head Island to its new spot in Bluffton in 2007, but Nelsen knew it could be much more.

The new year is around the corner, but there’s time to maximize your money before the end of 2021. There are myriad ways you can reduce taxes you owe and plan for the future. 

From charitable donations to contributing to your 401K plans, now may be the time to think about tax-saving tips.