Business Briefs

  • Century 21 A Low Country Realty is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Sun City Areas.

Bill and Susan Asnip started the franchise in the spring of 1986 and have been at the same office location - at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort - since the beginning.

The Asnips have built a tradition of trust and service throughout the real estate community. They and their Century 21 agents have helped thousands of sellers, buyers and investors with their real estate needs.

In January 2014, they passed the ownership baton to Dee Gramoy, one of their long-time agents and an active real estate broker.

Gramoy continues to provide the same work ethic and customer service that was and continues to be the focus of this real estate brokerage's success and commitment to their clients and the community.

For more information, call 843-384-1525, email or visit

Bryan McIlwee has been named the Town of Bluffton's new director of engineering.

McIlwee directs and manages the engineering department, which includes the divisions of public works and watershed management. McIlwee is also responsible for supervising the Town's capital improvement program.

McIlwee formerly worked for the Town of Hilton Head Island for eight years as the assistant town engineer and stormwater manager. Among his tasks, McIlwee managed the design and construction of numerous road and pathway projects for the island as well as supervising the design of the Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope Community Park.

McIlwee earned a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech in 2001.

McIlwee is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has lived in the Lowcountry for eight years.

For more information, visit

  • Effective Sept. 15, Classic Travel will be relocating to 110 Traders Cross in Okatie. Joan Flynn is the manager.

The office is located behind the Goodyear Tire and Enmark Station on Hwy. 170. The new phone number will be 843-705-8080.

Shelly Fulton of Bluffton has joined Community Foundation of the Lowcountry as a donor services associate. In this role, Fulton will process gifts and grants, manage donor services for donors and fund representatives, and serve as a donor liaison.

Fulton brings extensive administrative experience, primarily in the healthcare field, to the position.

Her background includes client services, from administrative and financial operations to direct client care services and coordination.

Most recently she worked at Palmetto Anesthesia & Pain. Prior to that, Fulton held positions at Darling Eye Center, The Eye Site of Bluffton and Palmetto Eye Specialists.

Fulton has completed continuing education classes in numerous office administration functions at University of South Carolina Beaufort, as well as pre-requisite courses toward an RN degree at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

She has also completed the SC NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program).

For more information, call 843-681-9100 or visit

Jim McGuffey of Bluffton is a scheduled speaker at the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 13. His topic will be "Security Strategies for Hardening Soft Targets" with a global focus on houses of worship.

McGuffey will also be speaking Nov. 13 at the International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF), which is a leading conference and exhibition covering current topics in the international protection of arts and antiquities. His focus will be on current threats on houses of worship and security strategies to mitigate risk.

McGuffey has conducted several security risk assessments for local churches and recently spoke on two occasions in a joint community program with the Bluffton Police Department and ASIS International Savannah Low Country Chapter, training approximately 80 worship leaders on the security risk analysis process.

Enid Anderson Ann Lilly

Enid Anderson has joined Charter One Realty as an agent and Ann Lilly has joined the company as a broker associate.

Anderson will be working out of the south office of the company, at 11 Park Lane on Hilton Head Island.

Lilly will be based at 81 Main St., also on Hilton Head.

Having been in the real estate industry since 2002, Anderson brings years of valuable real estate experience to Charter One, as well as a strong knowledge of the Lowcountry real estate market.

Prior to her real estate career, Anderson served in the banking industry, where she gained skills in the areas of technology, product development and project management.

Throughout her real estate career, Anderson has received awards and recognitions for her industry leadership, and has played an active role in the communities in which she has lived.

She has participated in various local and national organizations including the Military Officers Association of America, where she served as the Auxiliary President for the Hilton Head chapter, Habitat for Humanity, and Volunteers in Medicine.

She has frequently served as family host for Operation R & R and Hilton Head Heroes.

Anderson is an active member of her church and is currently on the Board of Deacons.

She can be reached at 843-368-5353 or

A part of the Lowcountry real estate industry since 2004, Lilly is an established leader in residential sales. She is skilled in providing in-depth community and market-knowledge, and has effective negotiation skills and the ability to coordinate the details of sophisticated transactions.

Lilly is an active member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, and was named Realtor of the Year for 2011. She has received the Realtor Service Award every year since 2006, has chaired committees and served on the board of directors from 2010 to 2015.

She was board vice president in 2014 and board treasurer in 2015.

Lilly can be reached at 843-816-8298 or

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