When you’re looking for a plumber, an electrician, an accountant or that store with just the right gift, does geography matter? If you’re looking for the best business for the service you need, does it make a difference if you find them on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton?
Business doesn’t stop at the bridge. Over a decade ago, we officially became the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce because we realized that while both communities are unique, there are basics that apply to success in business regardless of your location on the map. We knew that together we could accomplish more with one strong collective voice.
Our networking events, programs and services are inclusive of both communities because not only does business not stop at the bridge, in today’s world, the individual you meet at a Bluffton quarterly luncheon, or a networking event held on the Island, could be the contact you need to reach new clients not just locally, but throughout the region, state and elsewhere.
Small businesses matter to us and supporting them is our mission. Showcase events like Business Expo, Small Business Week, State of the Region, educational seminars on marketing, business capital and other topics and incredible website resources like our small business toolkit are just a few of our initiatives. Those who participate do so because it helps them succeed in a way that matters to their business, no matter where
We all understand that there are unique aspects to both communities. The Lowcountry is not a “one size fits all” locale and we relish the uniqueness of Bluffton as well as the Island’s offerings. While we market them both from a tourism perspective, we do so with a keen focus on what makes each community special. Tens of thousands of travelers have discovered the charm of Bluffton because they’ve chosen to visit Hilton Head Island and want to discover their surroundings. We actively market to make that happen.
Next time you’re tempted to think in terms of “us” and “them,” north of the Broad, or south of the Broad; Bluffton or Hilton Head Island, think again. We have more in common today when it comes to business than ever before.