• Ted Pitts, the CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, will be featured during the organization's annual Grassroots Tour at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at Park Lane Hotel & Suites, 12 Park Lane on Hilton Head Island.
The purpose of the tour is to hear about some of the challenges that the business community faces and garner input from the business community. The feedback received from the meetings will shape the state chamber's 2020 Competitiveness Agenda and set its priorities for the 2020 legislative session.
There is no charge to attend, and the event is open to all chamber members and non-members. Register at hiltonheadblufftonchamber.org/chamber-event.
• The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Oak Terrace at Rose Hill, 4 Clubhouse Drive in Bluffton.
Oak Terrace will offer a variety of beverages and select appetizers. The event is an opportunity for business professionals and local community members to build relationships with other local owners and professionals, and gain community exposure for their business.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their business cards for networking.
For more information, call 843-757-1010 or visit blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
• Latitude Margaritaville by Minto Communities was recognized by the Southeast Building Council (SEBC) with nine Aurora and Excel awards, including a Grand Aurora Award for Best 55-plus Living Community for Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head.
The Aurora and Excel awards were presented at the SEBC's Building Conference that took place in August in Kissimmee, Fla. The SEBC presents the largest building industry trade show in the Southeast. Aurora Awards are presented annually for community planning, product design, and interior merchandising. Excel Awards recognize achievements in marketing, advertising and sales.
In addition to the Grand Aurora Award, Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head won a Silver Award for Best Single Family Detached Model for the Trinidad model. Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, in Daytona Beach, Fla., won two Aurora Silver Awards for Best Single Family Detached Model Homes for the Coconut and Aruba models, as well as five Excel Awards for Best Video, Best TV Commercial, Best Radio Commercial, Best Billboard and Best Sales Office.
• Hilton Head Health was selected as the Best Wellness Retreat / Resort by USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards in August.
Hilton Head Health is nationally recognized as a leading health and weight loss resort. Its comprehensive programs provide a holistic wellness approach that incorporates healthy eating, fitness, mindfulness and wellness education.
Nominees for all categories of the 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.
For more information, email Jason Karaman at email@example.com.
Natalie Burnside has joined Charter One Realty as an agent, partnering with Allison Cobb and The Cobb Group. Burnside and her team bring more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and real estate in the Lowcountry.
Originally from the Midwest, Burnside's professional background includes property management, homeowner association administration, banking and financial services, and philanthropic leadership.
Burnside will work from the company's Promenade office in Bluffton. She can be reached at 843-295-1178 or at NatalieBurnside@CharterOneRealty.com.
• The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host its 24th annual State of the Region luncheon at 11 am Oct. 1 at Hilton Head Marriott resort & Spa.
Joe Riley, one of America's longest-serving mayors, will be the keynote speaker. Riley served as mayor of Charleston for 40 years, and was at the helm during the city's transformation into a top destination.
The State of the Region will also feature updates from Mayor John McCann, Town of Hilton Head Island; Mayor Lisa Sulka, Town of Bluffton; Mayor Harry Williams, City of Hardeeville; and Stu Rodman, chairman of Beaufort County Council.
Cost is $55 for members, $65 for non-members. Registration is open at hiltonheadblufftonchamber.org/chamber-event/state-region.
• Chef Anthony Alessi, with his wife, Candy, and their daughter, Mary, have purchased Sigler's Rotisserie, 12 Sheridan Park in Bluffton.
The interior has been repainted and new lighting has been installed. The menu has not changed, although some new Italian dishes have been added. The open kitchen concept will remain so that chef's table diners may watch the chef prepare their meals.
Chef Alessi has more than 30 years of culinary experience, including restaurant ownership in the area of Cleveland, Ohio. He opened one of the first 500 micro breweries in the country.
Hours of operation are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 843-815-5030, visit siglersrotisserie.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute, under the guidance of Dr. William Durrett, has moved to 19 Moss Creek Village.
The Pain Center offers a variety of services, ranging from interventional pain management to advanced regenerative medicine therapies, and diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. The practice focuses on reducing and eliminating pain by stopping pain at its source. Patients do not need a referral to schedule an appointment.
Durrett has been in the medical field for more than 30 years and in private practice for 12. He is the founder and practicing physician at the Pain Center & Regenerative Institute, and is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician.
For more information, call 843-949-7790, email email@example.com, or visit AikenPain.com.
• John Carroll has joined Burr Forman McNair as associate attorney in the firm's Hilton Head office. Carroll joins the real estate practice group, where he represents clients in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions.
Carroll works with developers of resort communities throughout Beaufort County, representing buyers and sellers of real estate throughout the state.
He has prior experience working as a staff attorney for Nick Kremydas, CEO of the South Carolina Association of Realtors, where he tracked legislation and regulations affecting the state's real estate industry.
Carroll received his undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Amy Gaglia has joined Collins Group Realty as a team support speciality in the company's Hilton Head Island office.
She will work in support of the group's in-house closings department and marketing department. Gaglia comes with a broad range of experience and ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
A graduate of UNC-Wilmington, Gaglia has a Bachelor's Degree in nursing. Following a career as an RN, and after years spent raising her children, she transitioned to academia, where she worked in administration for both the School of Nursing and School of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and Mercer University in Savannah.
For more information, visit CollinsGroupRealty.com