On this day, we shift the holiday shopping focus from large department stores and retailers, to small, local businesses. Dollars spent at local businesses have a greater economic impact on a community – each dollar spent at a local, independent small business returns 3 times more money to our local economy than when spent at a chain store.
Charlie Calvert, the dean of the USCB-Hilton Head Hospitality Campus, will talk about the culinary program there, and Wendy Cummings, the chair of the Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth, will discuss their efforts to prevent teen substance abuse. All members are welcome to attend.
Join us to kick off the holidays at our annual Taste of the Season! Indulge your taste buds with epicurean food samplings from the very best restaurants and eateries on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton.
Rikki Parker, the South Coast Office Director and Legal Analyst for the Coastal Conservation League, will discuss bridge construction, the May River and other environmental issues. All members are welcome.
Don’t miss end-of-the-year networking, as well as great food and drink, and views of the May River in the exquisitely decorated Palmetto Bluff. Chamber members can get a special room rate at the inn for the weekend. Details are in the registration link.
Learn more about the many ways you can leverage your chamber membership for maximum business success. Find out how to connect with other members, increase your visibility, and deepen your business knowledge to grow your business today. This coffee is open to all chamber members and invited guests.
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy award winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and a practicing neurosurgeon at the Emory Clinic and the Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. His medical training, public policy experience and literary style have informed his reporting and made his dispatches some of the most distinctive on television.
Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over 20 years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, he is uniquely qualified to create his brand of documentary photography that inform and create an emotional connection with wild subjects in extreme conditions.
Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war.
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