March 2023 Business News

March 2, 2023

Pay Proudly Hires Business and People Development Leader
Michele Morton has joined Pay Proudly, the Bluffton-based credit card processing company, to lead strategic business and people development.  Morton will help expand the reach and depth of the company’s credit card processing solutions, support and culture. Morton most recently served as a strategic growth consultant at Trevally Group and has worked for midsize Wireless Tech organizations for more than 15 years.

Vacation Rental Company coming to Bluffton
Bluffton Traveler, a division of ForeShore, LLC, expects to launch soon. Bluffton Traveler will manage and handle vacation rentals in downtown Bluffton and along the May River, according to a Facebook post. Its website says Bluffton Traveler offers services that include accounting, marketing, and use of the most streamlined and up-to-date technology.

School district names athletic director
Carlos Cave was named Beaufort County School District Athletic Director. He has served as the Whale Branch Early College High School athletic director since 2011 and brings 27 years of educational and/or athletics experience to the position.

Aldi opens in Bluffton
The highly anticipated opening of Aldi was official Jan. 26. The discount grocery chain based in Germany opened at 1131 Fording Island Road. Hundreds of people waited outside to be among the store’s first customers. Aldi said the first 100 customers received certificates that could have been worth up to $100.

Principal Planner hired by Town of Hilton Head
Ashley Goodrich, a certified planning professional with a background in transportation planning and zoning, has joined the Town of Hilton Head Island as a principal planner.  She will perform advanced planning, analysis, and research related to implementation of Our Plan, the Town’s comprehensive plan, and community planning initiatives in the Town’s Strategic Action Plan.  Most recently, Goodrich held positions as a planning manager and bus maintenance analyst coordinator for the Chatham Area Transit in Savannah.

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry names CEO
James Dismond is the new Executive Director/CEO of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. He has been with the organization for more than two years and has more than nine years of non-profit and senior leadership experience. He replaces Jenny Brasington, who served as executive director for 13 years. She will remain as a special advisor to the board through Aug. 4.

Hilton Head names Assistant Community Development Director
Missy Luick has been promoted to assistant community development director. Luick has held several positions in the Town’s community development department since joining the Town in 2019.  

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head Hires Executive Director
Nadine Mooers has been named executive director of the World Affairs Council Hilton Head Island. She has led a consulting business and served in various director roles at Hilton Head Preparatory School and the Historic Savannah Foundation. She is a Ramapo College of New Jersey graduate and has completed postgraduate work at Columbia University and Yale University.

New General Store on HHI
Jarvis Creek General Store recently opened off SC 278 on Spanish Wells Road. The gift store includes brews, snacks, coffee and sandwiches.