SENIOR HELPERS OPENS NEW HILTON HEAD FACILITY
Senior Helpers, a national provider of personalized in-home senior care, will open a new facility franchise on Hilton Head Island. Senior Helpers will bring up to 50 new jobs to the region, including professionally trained caregivers who will help local seniors continue to enjoy the comfort of their own home, despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges. The Hilton Head office will be managed by Scott and Christine Wellinger. For more information, go to seniorhelpers.com.
LED LOWCOUNTRY WELCOMES LIGHTING SPECIALIST
Daniel Luna-Fuller has joined the staff of LED Lowcountry as a lighting specialist. Her responsibilities include design build by Luna Lighting and retrofit applications. Luna-Fuller provides project-based design service with a focus on photometric layouts. She is a former sales application engineer for Flex Light Solutions, interior designer for Lowe’s and lead designer for Graybar. She also is a retired construction engineer from the U.S. Army.
PARKER’S HIRES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
Parker’s has hired Adam J. Caracci as the company’s new construction project manager. Caracci brings more than five years of civil engineering experience to Parker’s, including three years in the convenience store industry. In his new position, Caracci will manage new store site design and due diligence, including entitlements and permitting. He is also responsible for managing the construction phase of developing more Parker’s stores and providing support during the site selection process. Caracci previously worked as engineering project manager and engineering analyst for RaceTrac Petroleum in Atlanta for nearly four years.
BEACH PLAY COMPANY OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Beach Play Company connects people through play, with guided activities that involve team-building and cooperative games. Coach Ken Weisner, longtime resident of Hilton Head Island and owner of the company, has created a safe, fun experience for businesses, conference attendees, vacationing families, sports teams, wedding parties, reunions and other groups. For more information, go to beachplaycompany.com.
ART LEAGUE SELECTS GENERAL MANAGER
Kristen McIntosh has been named the general manager of the Art League of Hilton Head. McIntosh previously served as the league’s gallery manager and will now oversee all aspects of operations and communications, as well as the physical needs of the facility. McIntosh will also provide leadership to board members, volunteers and artists, as well as contributing to marketing, public relations and branding. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and has a bachelor’s degree in public affairs with a focus on nonprofit management from Indiana University.
LOCAL INSURANCE EXECUTIVE EARNS ELITE DESIGNATION
Melody Graves, a personal lines account executive at BB&T Insurance Services, has received the CISR Elite designation. The CISR Program, available to insurance professionals around the word, is distinguished from other programs of its kind by an annual continuing education requirement, which ensures that designees stay current on the important policy changes and trends within the industry. Completion of the course covers all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations.
DIVORCE U EXPANDS TO HILTON HEAD
Divorce U Solutions, a firm dedicated to demystifying and disrupting the divorce process, recently opened an office on Hilton Head Island; it’s only other office is in the Philadelphia suburbs. The new Beaufort County location allows the firm to better serve its East Coast clients. The company was founded by Catherine Shanahan, a certified divorce analyst and trained mediator, and Karen Chellew, a legal liaison and paralegal. Divorce U Solutions helps clients — primarily women — through the divorce process by providing financial analysis and review of settlement options, mediation, settlement negotiation and legal liaison services.
BLUFFTON DEPUTY TOWN MANAGER EARNS DESIGNATION
Scott Marshall, the town of Bluffton’s deputy manager, received the Credential Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association. The credential recognizes significant experience as a senior management executive in local government and a commitment to high standards of integrity, lifelong learning and professional development. Previously, Marshall was the former director of Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services and executive director of the Beaufort County Board Voter Registration and Elections.
NEW OSTEOPOROSIS EXERCISE PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN BLUFFTON
Buff Bones, an award-winning and medically endorsed workout program for bone and joint health is now available in Bluffton. The exercise uses bone-strengthening and balance techniques for a safe option for people with osteoporosis and arthritis. Marsha Adair is certified to teach the Buff Bones workout; classes will take place at TrueFit Pilates and Personal Training Center in Sheridan Park. For more information, call 843-815-4968.
PLANET FITNESS COMING TO BLUFFTON
Planet Fitness is opening a new fitness center in the former Bi-Lo in the Shoppes at Myrtle Park in Bluffton, near the corner of Bluffton Parkway and Burnt Church Road. The Bi-Lo closed last year, and the new Planet Fitness will fill the entire 24,050-square-foot space. Planet Fitness has 27 locations in South Carolina, but its current closest location is in Savannah. The Bluffton opening date has not been announced.