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What does it take to make it to the top of the real estate world in a competitive market like Hilton Head Island? It takes tenacity. It takes determination. Whatever it takes, Blanca Martinez has it. Named the top seller in her brokerage firm for 2021, Martinez and her team stop at nothing to get listing clients top dollar for their home, and homebuyers a stress-free experience that ends with them enjoying their dream home.

THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT SPA 

For Marya Moore, coming to the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa to serve as director of food and beverage was more than just another step in a storied career. It was a homecoming. “I came to the island when I was 12 on our very first family vacation,” she said. “I got the worst sunburn I’ve ever had, but I will tell you it was like heaven. We ate out every single night, and we never got to do that.”

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Having come to the island from Asheville, Allyson Etheridge has brought a breath of fresh air to local real estate. A trusted Real Estate Advisor from the Carolina Mountains to the Coast and a local leader, she served as a Director for Hilton Head Area Board of Realtors in 2021 and earned back-to-back Realtor Service Awards in 2020 and 2021.

When you visit Regina Banis in her Bluffton office, whether you’re there seeking her counsel in real estate, estate planning, probate, or family law, one thing will certainly stand out. Namely, that the moniker of “Bluffton’s barefoot attorney” is one she comes by honestly.

MOONLIT LULLABY 

Ask any parent and they will tell you; the first few years of a child’s life is a time of tremendous growth and change. As a mom and as owner of Moonlit Lullaby, Jillian Atkinson knows the same thing applies to a small business.

HARBOR POINT DENTISTRY 

Dr. Elizabeth Abell believes that dentistry is a whole health initiative. “The mouth is the gateway to the body, so when you practice good oral hygiene, you feel better overall,” she shared. That’s why she opened the doors to Harbor Point Dentistry, a coastal-themed practice that serves comprehensive dental care to the Lowcountry.

HERITAGE ACADEMY

Across the state, Hilton Head Island’s Heritage Academy is renowned for the quality of its curriculum and the world-class capabilities of its educators. And on March 8, all of those educators were rooting for one of their own. As a finalist for South Carolina Independent Schools Association’s Teacher of the Year, Laurie Biggs had her final interview that day to determine whether she takes the title. By all accounts, she crushed it.

ENLITEN SALON 

While it might be her name up there, Rachel Mayoh wants to make it clear that there’s more to Enliten Salon than just the expertise she has amassed over 30 years of styling hair.

Since 1993, Sunset Rentals has provided owners and guests alike with amazing experiences. Helping set that standard are the leading ladies of Sunset Rentals.

General Manager, Annie Ferguson, brings more than 15 years of experience in the vacation rental industry to her role and provides leadership to encourage a high level of service. Suzanne Natoli, a longtime local, serves as Business Development Manager.