News

April 16, 2014 Beaufort construction update: Wednesday, April 16

Streetlight project underway downtown

April 14, 2014 Details about Health Insurance Marketplace

You may still be able to get coverage

April 14, 2014 Health Insurance Marketplace

Ifyou started you application over the phone or through the healthcare.gov webpage and didn't finish before March 31st, you may still be able to get coverage, new deadline is April 15th.

Call today!

BCBCC located at 801 Bladen St. P.O. Box 754 Beaufort S.C. 29901 or call 843-476-4336

April 10, 2014 Affordable Health Care for Uninsured

See options for affordable health care.

April 9, 2014 Beaufort Construction Update April 9

Streetlight project downtown and

Traffic signal mast arms along Charles Street:

April 8, 2014 Crews to start installing Beaufort's new mooring field

could be open for boaters by end of April

April 1, 2014 Beaufort construction update: Wednesday, April 2

Streetlight project downtown

March 25, 2014 Beaufort Construction Update

current status of downtown work

March 24, 2014 Anita Joyce Singleton Prather selected for "Preserving Our Places in History" Award

Anita Joyce Singleton Prather has been selected for the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission's 2014 "Preserving Our Places in History" Individual Award.

March 23, 2014 Beaufort Construction Update

regular update

March 20, 2014 Beaufort Construction Update

update on various construction projects in the City of Beaufort

March 19, 2014 Coastal Kingdom Airing on South Carolina ETV

Viewers will now be able to watch "Coastal Kingdom" on South Carolina Educational Television (South Carolina ETV) across the state.

March 18, 2014 Bluffton Boys Basketball All-Stars Win State Championship

Congratulations to the players and coaches

March 12, 2014 Downtown Beaufort streetlight upgrades slowed by rain, unmarked underground utilities

The removal of old streetlights in downtown Beaufort has been slowed by recent rains and unmarked underground utilities, including high voltage lines and undocumented stormwater drains.

March 12, 2014 Beaufort Construction Update

construction projects underway in the City of Beaufort

March 7, 2014 South Carolina to Honor 2014 Folk Heritage Award Winners
February 19, 2014 County Special Work Session on Business License Fee Structure

Beaufort County Council will be holding a special work session Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the current Business License Fee Structure.

February 17, 2014 Camp Treasure Chest Expands to Bluffton & Hilton Head

The non-profit ABLE Foundation, The Disabilities Foundation of Beaufort County, is celebrating 10 years of service to the community in 2014. Its board members are also pleased to announce Camp Treasure Chest will be expanding to Bluffton and Hilton Head Island children for the summer of 2014.

December 9, 2013 Nominations Open for SBA's 2014 South Carolina Small Business and Advocacy Awards

The SBA South Carolina District Office is now accepting nominations for the2014 South Carolina Small Business & Advocacy Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is January 31, 2014.

December 8, 2013 View digital Gullah Geechee Guide

View our current Gullah Geechee Heritage Guide in digital format.

December 3, 2013 Upcoming Business Training

SBA events scheduled

October 23, 2013 Gullah Christmas Weekend Package Specials!

Package specials for groups or couples.

October 22, 2013 South Carolina Arts Commission Partnering with Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

The South Carolina Arts Commission is partnering with theGullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commissionto help connect Gullah Geechee artists, residents and organizations to resources and promote the state's Gullah Geechee culture.

October 21, 2013 Auto Remanufacturing Facility to Locate in Jasper County

New River Auto Mall's President and CEO Warner Peacock has announced that he will create 25 new jobs and invest more than $4 million in Jasper County with the development of the New River Auto Mall Remanufacturing Center, a state-of-the-art facility utilizing a high-tech aluminum remanufacturing process and providing remanufacturing, reconditioning and new vehicle pre-delivery inspection operations.

October 9, 2013 PBS News Talks about Health Reform

overview and discussion

September 23, 2013 Heritage Rifle Highlights Beaufort History

Collectible firearms

September 8, 2013 Good News for Housing Market

Stability reported in Beaufort County housing market

September 8, 2013 See new outdoor art installation at Honey Horn

A mile of statues at Honey Horn

September 7, 2013 Call for Gullah Artist and Author Vendors

Penn Center's Heritage Days Artists and Authors Row

September 7, 2013 Business Good for Historic Heyward House

Growing interest in historic travel

September 6, 2013 Happy Birthday Hilton Head!

Watch for events celebrating Hilton Head's 350 years and the town's 30 years.

September 6, 2013 Texting while driving illegal on Hilton Head

important ordinance passed in 2013

September 5, 2013 Community Supported Fishery Open for Membership

Details on membership

September 5, 2013 USCB Faculty Art Exhibition

Opening reception Sept. 6

August 14, 2013 Call for Student Art for Sam Doyle Celebration

About the Sam Doyle Celebration

This celebration is a rare opportunity to see the art work of Sam Doyle, presented in the community where he spent his life and derived his inspirations. September 22-October 5, 2013, ARTworks in Beaufort presents a free exhibition of Doyle's work on loan from private collections. The Sam Doyle Celebration is a partnership between ARTworks, Penn Center, the Red Piano Too gallery, and Gordon W. Bailey.

August 9, 2013 Click to buy tickets for Labor Day Music & Art Festival

Labor Day Music & Art Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 1, from Noon until 7 pm in Shelter Cove Park, Hilton Head Island. Featured entertainers are Earl Williams Band, The Heritage Steel Band and Cool John Ferguson.

August 6, 2013 Exciting Festival Entertainment Announced

Labor Day Music & Art Festival is jointly presented by the Native Island Business & Cultural Affairs Association and the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

August 5, 2013 Labor Day Music & Art Festival VENDOR/EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

Download PDF here or email to request application: beaufortblack@gmail.com

2013 Labor Day Music & Art Festival

presented by

Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce

July 7, 2013 Early Bird Vendor Fee for Labor Day Festival

Special discounted rate of $250 is offered for vendors who register by July 15.

July 7, 2013 SC Vacation Guide

Digital vacation guide for SC

June 3, 2013 Labor Day Music & Art Festival Calls for Artist and Food Vendors

New festival presented by Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and Native Island Business & Community Affairs Association is set for September 1 on Hilton Head Island.

May 22, 2013 Grant Competition to Provide $150,000 for Summer Youth Programs
May 14, 2013 Gullah Festival Schedule (page2)

part 2

May 14, 2013 Gullah Festival Schedule (page1)

Featured artist Diane Britton Dunham

May 13, 2013 Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund Volunteers Needed

Public Meeting: Beaufort City Hall,Sunday, June 23 at 4 p.m.

May 13, 2013 Slave Cabin Set to Become Centerpiece of New Smithsonian Museum

South Carolina cabin being moved from Edisto Island

May 13, 2013 Hank D. Herring Exhibits at Workforce Development Partnership Symposium

Annual event underway on Hilton Head

May 6, 2013 Gullah Festival at New Location

Details of the history and purpose plus new location in May 2013

April 30, 2013 Candice News!

American Idol comes to her hometown of St. Helena Island and Beaufort!

April 16, 2013 Free Class for Small Businesses

small business assistance

April 11, 2013 Note to Democrats: absentee voting

In-person absentee voting for the Special Election for the 1st Congressional District Seat is open

April 1, 2013 StrikeForce Initiative to Boost Rural Economic Growth and Opportunity

Secretary Vilsack Launches USDA "StrikeForce" Initiative to Boost Rural Economic Growth and Opportunity

March 25, 2013 Franchise Industry Financing Programs

http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/need-financing-buy-or-grow-franchise-new-franchise-industry-programs-can-help

March 25, 2013 National Small Business Week Scheduled

U.S. Small Business Administration event

March 25, 2013 Video Contest for Small Business Exporters

2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest

February 26, 2013 Friends of Library Requests Donations for Spring Sale

The spring book sale is coming up on Saturday, April 20, at the St. Helena branch Library and the Friends of the Beaufort County Library are asking for your help by donating unwanted items.

February 20, 2013 Extended Deadline for Southern Circuit Screening Partners

Southern Circuit screens award-winning and emerging indie films at art centers, museums, universities, and community centers across the South. Filmmakers attend the screenings to discuss their work and interact with audiences. Bring a unique independent film experience to your community.

January 21, 2013 What is Heirs' Property?

Heirs' property is the name given to land that is owned by a group of family members who are the descendants of the original purchaser.

December 4, 2012 NAACP's This is My Vote Campaign! Nominated for Rootscamp 2012 Most Valuable Campaign

Members are asked to vote for this.

December 4, 2012 Paid National Media Internships for Students of Color

The Emma Bowen Foundation is actively seeking black male applicants for its paid internship work/study program with national media companies.

October 30, 2012 Information Regarding Cyber Attack at SC Department of Revenue

The S.C. Department of Revenue announced on October 26, 2012 that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack . This web page serves as one of many modes to communicate the latest information available to affected or potentially affected parties.

October 30, 2012 SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR TWO AWARDS PROGRAMS

The public is invited to honor South Carolinians who have enriched the arts by submitting nominations to two awards programs, the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards.

October 1, 2012 Oyster Season News

Lowcountry oyster season info

October 1, 2012 Lowcountry hotel demand outperforming 2011

Hotel demand up from last year

September 30, 2012 Penn Center marks 150th Birthday

Penn Center celebration opens

September 11, 2012 Free training for Nonprofit Organizations

South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO) is hosting sessions around the Lowcountry to share the 3rd edition of Guiding Principles & Best Practices.

August 29, 2012 2013 Beaufort County Calendar Photo Deadline

Entries Must be Mailed or Submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4

August 20, 2012 S.C. Bar to present "Legal Lessons" at TCL Beaufort

The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring "Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public,"

August 8, 2012 Give Your Perfect Business Pitch with a Chance to Win $5,000

Enter your business idea at www.charlestonchamber.net/articlessroller/small-business-perfect-pitch by September 3, 2012, for the chance to win $5,000, a scholarship to a BizBuilderSC entrepreneurial training classes and a dream team of mentors.

July 17, 2012 Dataw Island Residents Winners of Adopt-A-Highway Awards

winners of the County Adopt-A-Highway and state district 6 group of the year award for 2011

June 29, 2012 A Healthy Workforce is Essential to A Healthy Economy

Message from the president of the U.S. Black Chamber

June 28, 2012 Citizen Input Sought for Naming Rail Trail Pathway

Beaufort County Council wants help from residents in naming a proposed pedestrian/bicycle trail planned for northern Beaufort County.

June 28, 2012 Photos Sought for 2013 Land Preservation Calendar

Contest Theme: Beaufort County Birds & Their Habitats


June 21, 2012 FORT FREMONT - VERDIER HOUSE EXHIBIT ENDS JUNE 30

Exhibit, spotlighting Beaufort's role during the Spanish-American War, is coming to an end June 30, 2012.

June 14, 2012 First Public Showing of New St. Helena Island Documentary

USDA and Penn Center Announce First Public Showing of New St. Helena Island Documentary

Video production highlights the deep connection between the people of St. Helena and the land that sustains them

May 31, 2012 Beaufort County PALS Adult Basketball League Registration

Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services adult basketball begins now through June 11, 2012 at the Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton and the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort.

May 31, 2012 Whoo Rydaz Car Club Helps Community

Whoo Rydaz Car Club, new members of the Adopt-A-Highway program, recently picked up more than 40 bags of trash from Stroban Road in Dale.

May 23, 2012 Artist Showcase Free Admission

tenth annual event at Sea Island Best Western in historic downtown Beaufort. The showcase is free and open to the public Friday, May 25 from 12 Noon until 8 pm including a reception from 5 pm until 7 pm. Showcase hours continue Saturday, May 26 from 10 am until 6 pm.

May 3, 2012 Rebirth of Black Entrepreneurship

President of US Black Chamber comments on HCBUs: the (re) Birthplace of Entrepreneurship

May 1, 2012 Harvard University Announcement

No tuition and no student loans for low-income families with honor students

April 23, 2012 Recycling and Shredding

County Offers Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Event

Two Locations: Saturday, May 5th - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 18, 2012 US Black Chamber Discusses Jobs Act

US Black Chamber President discusses potential of the JOBS act

April 12, 2012 Minority students to get better chance for spot at Riverview

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has directed the inclusion of an additional "card" for minority students at Riverview Charter School, increasing their chances of being picked in the school's enrollement lottery.

April 12, 2012 Review of Port Royal Day Trip
April 12, 2012 Too Many Phone Books? Opt-Out!

Are you tired of having too many phone books at your home?

April 10, 2012 Meet the 2012 SC Small Business Award Winners

The SBA will honor the winners on May 16 at the 2012 Salute to Small Business in Columbia.

April 6, 2012 FREE CANCER SCREENINGS

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Association announcefreecancer screenings, mammograms and pap smears

April 6, 2012 Scholarships for Summer Camps

Summer Art Blast and Theater Summer Camp announced at ARTworks

March 29, 2012 Beaufort County PALS Offers Shotokan Karate

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services has scheduled ongoing classes in the martial art of Shotokan Karate

March 28, 2012 TCL Foundation summer semester scholarship applications due April 19

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through noon April 19 for the 2012 summer semester. Classes begin May 21.

March 27, 2012 Scholarships for Minority Students

scholarships for all ages

March 16, 2012 Riverview Charter School Seeks Board Nominations

Special election announced.

March 15, 2012 New Breaker Program Gives Special Needs Families a Break

The Beaufort County Department of Special Needs has established a new program that gives people with developmental disabilities opportunities for healthy activities and offers care givers a respite.

March 15, 2012 Beaufort County Earns Highest Award for Financial Reporting

Congratulations to Beaufort County!

March 8, 2012 Library Amnesty

Amnesty Through April 30 At Beaufort County Library Branches

March 5, 2012 How to Register Business for Tax Purposes

Dept of Commerce explains how to register for most common state business taxes

March 5, 2012 Reminder to Delinquent Taxpayers

Pay Up by March 17 or Face Additional Costs

March 2, 2012 Vote to Keep Our Waterways Clean

If enough people go online and vote, it could lead to a grant that would help keep the waterways clean in Beaufort County and improve awareness about marine debris.

February 29, 2012 Regional Closings Minority Business Development

Five regional offices of the Minority Business Development Agency are closing

February 28, 2012 County Channel Airs New Coastal Kingdom Episode

Predators: 8 p.m. February 29 and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3

February 14, 2012 Air Traffic Controller School

The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School

February 13, 2012 SC Individual Income Tax Info

SC Income Tax Structure

February 10, 2012 Major Highway Grant for SC 170

Newton Announces Major Highway Grant for SC 170 Safety, Widening

February 8, 2012 Free eyeglasses for children

A free pair of eyeglasses from Target for any child ages 12 and under brings a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor.

February 7, 2012 Opportunity for Architecture Students

Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture.

February 6, 2012 Free tuition to Harvard

Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year.

February 1, 2012 Black Male Teachers Needed

CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina

January 31, 2012 MBA Opportunity at Wake Forest for Minority Students

Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE.

January 31, 2012 Spring Youth Sports Registration Begins February 1

Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services spring sports begins February 1 at Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and at Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton.

January 26, 2012 Extras wanted for "Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies" in Savannah

looking for extras to play undead to help film "Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies" from January 28th to February 13th.

January 26, 2012 Courtesy Dock Repaired, Open, at County's H.E. Trask, Sr. Landing

The floating courtesy dock at the H. E. Trask, Sr. Boat Landing, 325 Sawmill Creek Road off US 278, has been repaired and reinstalled and is open to the public

January 25, 2012 African American Civil War Lecture Series

The goal of the lecture series is to enlighten the general public to the roles of African Americans during the American Civil War

January 20, 2012 Changes in GED Test Make it Harder to Pass

No fee for classes at Adult Ed until further notice. Call 843-322-5433 for info on the hours and location for Beaufort or other sites.

January 17, 2012 POTUS to Betty White

HUFF Post Comedy

January 9, 2012 Department of Energy /National Nuclear Security Administration Summer Internship

South Carolina State University's Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) invites South Carolina State University students to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institution Internship Program.

January 6, 2012 County Closes Lobeco Pier

Lobeco Pier Closed Until Further Notice

January 5, 2012 Airport Meeting Announced

Public Meeting: Beaufort County Airport on Lady's Island

6 - 8 P.M., Wednesday, January 18, 2012, USCB

January 4, 2012 Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Recruiting

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) recruiting for the most academically talented juniors and seniors

January 4, 2012 Pet Care Tips for Cold Weather

Guidelines for winter pet care

January 4, 2012 Christmas Tree Disposal

Where to dispose of trees for mulching

December 27, 2011 Beaufort Ends Tricentennial Year

Celebration scheduled for December 31, 2011

December 27, 2011 County New Year's Closings

Holiday closing schedules announced

December 8, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Economic Development Funding To Create Jobs, Economic Opportunity and Strengthen Rural Communities

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) is receiving a $335,000 loan and $40,000 grant to provide technical assistance and to capitalize a rural microloan revolving fund to make loans to rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises in Beaufort county in the Low Country of South Carolina.

December 5, 2011 2012 Beaufort County Calendar On Sale

The 2012 Beaufort County Calendar, which celebrates the County's land preservation program, has been distributed to local vendors for sale.

November 14, 2011 U.S. Black Chamber President Commends BCBCC

U.S. Black Chamber comments on BCBCC micro-lender status

November 14, 2011 BCBCC Approved As Micro-Lender for Small Businesses

The BCBCC is the only chamber in the country that has been granted this approval.

November 13, 2011 SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Awards

SBA is currently accepting nominations for its 2012 awards, which include nearly 20 small business and business advocacy categories

November 13, 2011 Fort Fremont the Backdrop for Major Student Film

The Flight is a student film project, from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

November 12, 2011 Sea Turtle Ornament on Sale for Disabled, Special Needs Children's Camp

The ABLE Foundation, also known as the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, released its third annual ornament for sale in an effort to help raise money this holiday season for disabled and special needs children of Beaufort County.

November 11, 2011 LowCountry Habitat ReStore needs Donations

LowCounty Habitat ReStore at 616 Parris Island Gateway is low on donations.

November 11, 2011 County Offices, Courthouse, Convenience Centers Closed Veterans Day

All Beaufort County Administrative offices, Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers and the County Courthouse will close Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

November 8, 2011 New McTeer Bridge Span To Close for Final Improvements

Closure: 9 P.M. November 13 to 3 P.M. November 18

November 7, 2011 Adoptable Animals at County Shelter

SEE ADOPTABLE ANIMALS ON WWW.PETANGO.COM

OR THE BEAUFORT COUNTY WEBSITE

WWW.BCGOV.NET /ANIMAL-CONTROL

October 27, 2011 Mahoganee to Entertain at Expo Opening

The Urban Soul Funk Diva
Lauryn Hill with a twist of Minnie Ripperton
and a cup of Janis Joplin

October 20, 2011 Speakers to Highlight Business Conference & EXPO November 4-5

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce announces prominent speakers for Business Conference & EXPO November 4-5

October 17, 2011 Business Conference Agenda and Registration

Details and registration for Business Conference set for Nov. 4-5.

October 16, 2011 Beaufort County PALS Resurfaces Gym Floors

Floor resurfacing underway

October 16, 2011 County PALS Offers Water Safety Instructor Course

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

October 14, 2011 CDL classes to begin at TCL Colleton location

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training classes at the Technical College of the Lowcountry's Colleton location

October 13, 2011 Avoid Home Foreclosure

BCBCC in partnership with SC Homeownership and Employment Lending Program

September 27, 2011 EXHIBITOR APPLICATION and Conference Registration

Conference agenda, registration form and EXPO exhibitor application

September 27, 2011 Message from the U.S. Black Chamber

Commentary on working relationships with the President and Congress to bring victories home to our Chamber members and the African American business community.

September 26, 2011 Affordable Care Act

Review of Affordable Care Act as it relates to South Carolina residents

September 24, 2011 Medicare Open Enrollment Choices

Health Care Blog describes new choices for Medicare recipients

September 23, 2011 Business Conference & Expo Details

Business Conference & Expo 2011 to be presented by the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce November 4-5 at Sea Island Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. Get schedule and participation details here.

September 14, 2011 Money Smart Financial Management Courses Announced

Money Smart curriculum to be presented by BCBCC and brought to you by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and participating local banks.

September 13, 2011 National Black Chamber of Commerce News

News, contacts and opportunities for small and minority businesses

August 27, 2011 National Black Chamber of Commerce News

See details of national activities and opportunities for small businesses and minorities

August 18, 2011 Member Needs Assessment

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is constantly looking for opportunities to meet the needs of our members. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. Your input is extremely important to us.

August 12, 2011 Volunteers Needed for HELP of Beaufort

Urgent need for volunteers to assist in office, in food pantry or clothing section of local organization which helps needy.

August 4, 2011 Geothermal Training Heats Up at TCL

Upcoming Training Sept. 8, 9, 10 (8am-5pm) for Ground Source Heat Pump Accredited Installer. Especially for HVAC installers or contractors, general contractors, architects, project managers, anyone interested in alternative energy solution technology

August 4, 2011 You May Be Due a Tax Refund

If you earned income and didn't file a tax return because your wages were below the filing requirement, you may be due some money.

July 20, 2011 Meet our Partner 5LINX

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with an innovative program called LINX2Funds to offer you an amazing array of useful products and services which you are probably already using every day.

July 8, 2011 Affordable Insurance Exchanges Proposed

HHS and states move to establish Affordable Insurance Exchanges, give Americans the same insurance choices as members of Congress.

May 18, 2011 Rep. Connally Drafts Bill to Adresss Mid-Tier Size Hurdle

Ask your representative to support this bill. Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connally, (D-VA), has drafted legislation that would create a pilot program in the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure that successful small businesses can continue to compete for federal Information Technology contracts.

May 5, 2011 New Board Members Installed

Chamber welcomes three new board members.