Hilton Head chamber wins national award

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce has received a national award for its iPad-accessible brochure.

The American Chamber of Commerce Executives gave the island chamber the Award of Communications Excellence for the brochure, according to a news release. The chamber was among four winners chosen from among 163 entrants, the release said.

The chamber's winning brochure provides access to membership benefits, among other information. It also allows users to complete membership applications electronically, according to the release.


Bluffton chamber to host networking event

The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event Tuesday at Barbers of the Lowcountry, located in Sheridan Park.

The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will feature food from Coastal Carolina Catering and live music from Bill DuPont, according to a news release.

There is no cost for members. Cost is $15 for guests.

Information: or 843- 757-1010

Bluffton online store sends random items

A Bluffton woman has started an online store that randomly selects items to send to customers for $5 each.

The store, Surprise Presents!, sends randomly selected women's accessories such as jewelry and scarves, according to a news release. Shoppers can let the store know which accessory they've received so the service won't send the same gift twice, the release said.

The service allows shoppers to "enjoy the thrill of receiving (a gift) again and again," according to owner Kim Schidrich.