July 2023 Business News

June 28, 2023

Community Foundation adds senior accountant
Jayson Davidson has joined the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry as a senior accountant. He has 20 years of experience in accounting. Davidson has spent the past 31 years living in the Lowcountry, and his local work experience includes Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis and Park Lane Hotel and Suites.

Coastal Discovery Museum welcomes diverse narratives educator
Katie Seeber is the diverse narratives educator at the Coastal Discovery Museum. She is a community-based archaeologist who has more than seven years of experience on Hilton Head Island.

Bluffton hires town clerk
Marcia Hunter has been named Town of Bluffton’s clerk. Hunter will serve as a liaison between Town Council and citizens and be keeper of Town Council's legislative history.

Hilton Head Island adds community code enforcement officer
Jeff Shumaker is the Town of Hilton Head’s community code enforcement officer. He has more than 15 years of experience as a South Carolina Master Trooper. Shumaker will enforce local codes and ordinances.

Pet care business launches in Bluffton
Uncle B’s PAWSitive Pets, a pet concierge business, opened in Bluffton. It offers pet sitting, dog field trips, dog walking, pet photo shoots, baths and basic grooming and other services. The business is Rover certified.

USCB professor wins Carolina Trustees Professorship Award
Dr. Ellen Malphrus of the University of South Carolina Beaufort has been named the recipient of the Carolina Trustees Professorship Award in recognition of her outstanding work as an educator, author and scholar. The Carolina Trustees Professorship is a prestigious award presented annually for excellence in teaching, research and service.

Outside Brands names director of risk management and strategy
Jennifer Messier has been named director of risk management and strategy at Outside Brands. Messier spent 13 years as the general manager of Runaway Hill Inn and Restaurant on Harbour Island, Bahamas.

J. Banks Design earns top honor
J.Banks Design was ranked as a 2023 Hospitality Giant and Rising Giant in Interior Design Magazine. The Interior Design Giants annual business survey comprises the largest firms ranked by interior design fees for  2022.

JB Boards opens showroom
JB Boards, founded in 2013 and had been an online store, opened a showroom to display its boards and accessories. JB Boards has stand-up paddle boards, paddles, travel bags and leashes. The showroom is at 78 Arrow Rd. in Hilton Head.

Park Plaza Cinema welcomes operations managers
Ben Placilla and John Ragsdale have joined Park Plaza Cinema as operations managers. Placilla was previously an assistant terminal manager. Ragsdale previously had various senior management roles in logistics, technology, manufacturing and hospitality.  

F45 Training debuts on HHI
F45 Training of Hilton Head opened its new location at 50 Shelter Cove Ln., Suite N-O. It is designed to provide a functional full-body workout while improving energy levels, metabolic rate, strength and endurance.