GIVING BACK AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Q. What makes Oak Advisors different from most financial advisors?

A. We are a fee-only, registered investment advisory firm.  As such, we’re regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission which holds us to a fiduciary standard.  Our fiduciary duty means our advice is in the best interests of our clients and free of conflicts of interest.

LOCAL LAW FIRM PUTS CLIENTS FIRST

Question. What makes Olivetti, McCray & Withrow, LLC unique?

Answer. We all practice law because we want to make a difference in our clients’ lives. We genuinely love what we do, we love our clients and we love the work that we’re doing for our clients. Our goal and objective is to make sure that every client feels welcome and that they feel heard. We want them to know that we’re looking out for them. That’s what we do. 

SERVING SAVANNAH AND HILTON HEAD

Q. How did you get where you are today, and who/what helped you along the way?

A. It took hard work, a little bit of luck and the love and support of my family. I have always been lucky to have really smart and talented people around me who have taught me so much and really propelled me to be successful in my life personally and professionally. It has been a blessing.

Loni Lueke“THE GERMAN REALTOR®” IS IN THE HAUS

Q. How does being known as “The German REALTOR®” help you stand out?

A. That happened accidentally. I was sitting at a restaurant and a guy came up to me and said, ‘Hey you’re the German realtor. I forgot your name but you’re the German realtor.’ I was like, ‘Thank you, that’s it!’

Stacey FloydMEET LEADING LADY STACY FLOYD

Question. Tell us a little bit about The Palmettos and what makes it different.

Answer. The Palmettos is a unique community offering assisted living and memory care. Our commitment to offering person-centered care and our smaller size allow partners to get to know each resident better, learn their preferences, and build a rapport with them and the family members that allows us to offer more personalized service. 

ONE MISSION STATEMENT. MANY WAYS TO SEE IT THROUGH.

Question. Your mission statement is: “The Cypress Club, an award-winning continuing care retirement community, is committed to providing high quality, thoughtful and efficient service in an environment that promotes peace of mind. We strive to meet each member’s need at the moment it arises.” What does that mean to each of you?

LynnAndersonREALTOR HELPS MAKE HILTON HEAD FEEL LIKE HOME

Question. What is the most significant accomplishment of your career thus far?

Answer. Never giving up. I've experienced some serious adversity in my business and personal life. Hasn't everyone? Complacency was not an option. What could have been a scary time became an amazing opportunity. I feel like I take that energy, enthusiasm and work ethic to my clients. And I hope I've taught that to my four children.

Latia Nelson, communications manager at WHHI-TV, describes her job at the Lowcountry television station as a blessing that she walked into.

“I love that I can be my true self,” she said of her work. “I’m a creator, and as long as I can be creative, I’m happy.”

But getting to that realization wasn’t easy for the 27-year-old mother of two.

KIWANIS CLUB OFFERS ANTIQUES APPRAISALS

At the start of a new year, many people vow to clean out their closets and declutter their homes. But sometimes there can be treasure buried beneath all that junk, and the Kiwanis Club of Bluffton wants to help you know what to toss and what to keep.

The club’s second annual Antiques Appraisal and Auction Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Seaquins Ballroom in Bluffton. Appraisers will be on hand to estimate the fair-trade value of items, and there also will be a silent auction featuring beer and wine baskets, service and restaurant gift certificates, getaway weekends and more.

JUDY PAULL HELPED FLORIDA HOSPITAL WEATHER HURRICANE MICHAEL

When Judy Paull of Hilton Head Island took a new job as interim chief nursing officer at Bay Medical Sacred Heart Hospital in Panama City, Florida, she had no idea of the dramatic events that awaited her. She started her new job Sept. 17, overseeing the hospital’s nursing care. As luck would have it, she was also the administrator on call for the week that a Category 4 hurricane would slam into the area. When predictions of a probable evacuation ahead of Hurricane Michael came in the early hours of Oct. 8, Paull knew she was in for a wild ride.