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Nov. 7 - Peacock Automotive Opens New Multi-Million Dollar Jaguar Land Rover Dealership

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

November 7, 2019 - A grand opening celebration for the renovated Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head dealership was held Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Area dignitaries and the public were invited to join Peacock Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover USA executives for the ribbon cutting and were able to tour the new 20,000-square-foot plus Jaguar Land Rover dealership, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as an area designated for customizing your vehicle. The $4 million facility also features a high-end service lounge, work stations with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar.

At the event, guests were able to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine from SERG Catering. A special presentation featured a performance from a bagpipe band.

“This is an exciting expansion,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “The demand for the Jaguar Land Rover brand had far outgrown the existing dealership, and this new facility showcases the brand’s models that are known worldwide.”

With a name based on a look, Jaguar is a recognized luxury brand headquartered in Coventry, England. From its inception in 1935, Jaguar has been known for its sports cars and respected for the integrity of their engineering.

First designed in 1947, the Land Rover has excellent off-road capabilities while maintaining its luxurious status. The two brands were eventually joined to create Jaguar Land Rover luxury vehicles.

Chris Edenfield, previously sales manager at Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, is the new General Manager of the Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, located at 145 Drivers Way at Peacock Auto Mall.

For more information, visit https://www.jaguarhiltonhead.com or https://www.landroverhiltonhead.com, or call 843-208-1500.

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Oct. 31 - Palmetto Goodwill Partners with Water Mission on Bahamas Relief

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 31, 2019 - On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Palmetto Goodwill officials presented a check to Water Mission for $15,000 to support the Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort in the Bahamas. 

Specifically, the donation will be used to purchase a Reverse Osmosis Water System and Generator from Water Mission, who will then install and help operate and maintain the system. The system will provide 1,800 gallons of safe, clean water per day to thousands of people in the Bahamas who are still without access to a consistent water supply.

When presenting the check, Palmetto Goodwill’s President & CEO Robert Smith commented, “While this check has Palmetto Goodwill’s name at the top, the revenues to pay for this system came from a Round-Up program instituted at each of our thirty-one stores. So the monies for this really come from generous Goodwill shoppers throughout our territory. I want to thank them for stepping up to help those in need down in the Bahamas.”

Water Mission President & COO George Greene IV, happily accepted the donation saying, “I too want to thank Goodwill and its shoppers. Clean, safe water is one of the most important resources for those recovering from natural disasters. With little or no freshwater sources available in the Bahamas, reverse osmosis — a specialized water treatment process that desalinates and treats saltwater — is the only viable way to provide access to safe water. This water system will save lives and have a huge impact on thousands of people still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Dorian.”

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Oct. 17 - The Fifth Annual Bra Project Will Wrap Up with Bras & Bubbly Event

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 17, 2019 - The Fifth Annual Bra Project will conclude its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event on Thursday, Oct. 24, when the winner of the competition for best-designed bra will be revealed.

The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thibault Gallery at 815 Bay St., Beaufort, South Carolina.

The Bra Project competition includes 13 bras designed by students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School. The bras have been on a display tour collecting votes from the public throughout October.

In addition to recognizing the student whose bra design received the most votes, Bras & Bubbly will hold a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. Guests will also enjoy light refreshments and music.

The student-designed bras will be displayed in the gallery during the week leading up to Bras & Bubbly.

All proceeds from Bras & Bubbly ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to DragonBoat Beaufort’s support of local cancer patients and survivors in Beaufort County.

Guests can buy tickets at the door or online with eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2VnGBeJ

“We are so excited to host Bras & Bubbly again,” said Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group. “It is such a wonderful way to bring the community together to celebrate the work these students have put into raising awareness for breast cancer, as well as to honor the contributions of local artists and the women of DragonBoat Beaufort. Bras & Bubbly gives us all a time to reflect on what we have accomplished in the name of breast cancer awareness, and then we’ll do it all again next year.”

This marks the fifth year Pinnacle Medical Group has organized The Bra Project and the second year the group has hosted the Bras & Bubbly event.

To learn more about The Bra Project, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/669092870274765/

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Oct. 24 - Superior Heating & Air Celebrates 20 years in the Lowcountry and Becomes Superior Services

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 24, 2019 - Superior Heating & Air celebrates 20 years serving the lowcountry this month. Over the last two decades, the company has added additional services aside from HVAC services. 

“We have seen such success delivering superior service to our heating and air clients that the natural progression was to add additional home and commercial services,” says owner and founder Dave Miller.

The company has grown since the 1990s, from two employees to more than 50 servicing Hilton Head, Bluffton, Charleston, and Lake Oconee, Georgia. While heating and air was the beginning of this company, it is not the only service the Superior team provides. Over the last 20 years, Superior has added Solar Thermal, IT Services, Air Quality Solutions, most recently Mold Remediation and Water Damage Restoration Services thanks to the acquisition of Healthy Environments in 2018. 

Superior Heating and Air also announced that it will become Superior Services. Their goal with this rebranding is to incorporate all of the services they offer to home and business owners.

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Oct. 17 - Jekyll Island Authority Proposes Master Plan Amendments for Campground Expansion, Public Safety Complex

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 17, 2019 - The Jekyll Island Authority is proposing an amendment to its 2014 Master Plan to convert 12 acres of undeveloped land to expand the Jekyll Island Campground and to convert approximately three acres of undeveloped area for construction of a public safety complex. Because the land is currently described as “undeveloped” in the Official Code of Georgia, a Master Plan amendment is required for the projects to move forward.

A public hearing will be held on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 Beachview Drive North, during which the public can provide comments pertaining to the proposal. Comments may also be submitted via the Jekyll Island website at www.jekyllisland.com/masterplan through Nov. 7. The Board of Directors of the Jekyll Island Authority will consider approval or rejection of the proposed amendment at its regular Dec. 17 meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

The 2014 Jekyll Island Master Plan limits development on Jekyll Island to 1,675 acres, of which 1,609 are currently designated as developed, including 12 acres designated for future campground expansion. The 2014 Master Plan also allows for up to 46 acres additional land restricted for health, public safety, and public recreation purposes – not commercial or residential uses. The 3 acres for the public safety complex would come from this allocation.

More information on the proposed masterplan amendment is available at www.jekyllisland.com/masterplan.

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