Business Briefs: Williams Group wins PR award; New businesses open on island

Williams Group wins PR award

Williams Group PR of Beaufort has won an award for its public relations campaign to boost support for bringing five squadrons of F-35 fighter jets to the area.

The firm, led by John Williams, received the Mercury Award of Merit for best community relations campaign in South Carolina from the state chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The "Operation F-35 Beaufort" campaign included news releases, letters to the editor, a video podcast, advertising, billboards, radio commercials, small-group meetings and social media such as Facebook and a website.

It was commissioned by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and executed by the firm, the chamber and the Lowcountry Economic Network.

Details: or call 843-263-6200.

New businesses open on New Orleans Rd.

Two businesses recently arrived at 45 New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island.

Just Cushions Upholstery and Fabric Gallery, which opened there, specializes in custom cushions, pillows, re-upholstery and slipcovers.

Renaissance Restoration, a new business that opened there, works on furniture, custom acoustic guitars, sculpture and faux finishes.

Details: 843-681-9995.