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Stories of people and their businesses thriving in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

BlacQuity – We Help Dreams Come True!

BlacQuity – We Help Dreams Come True!

“I am a creative person, I knew nothing about profit margins, cash flow or how to manage my finances. I was flat out green when I started my T-shirt business,” said Sonya Grant in a recent interview about being a graduate of Black Equity University, and owner of...

SkyDrive: From Japan to South Carolina!

SkyDrive: From Japan to South Carolina!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s an eVTOL – an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, and it is coming to the United States by way of South Carolina. The aircraft will be manufactured by SkyDrive, a leading eVTOL manufacturer headquartered in Toyota,...

Joe Passiment – A Leader for Our Time

Joe Passiment – A Leader for Our Time

You would think that after serving 46 years in education as both a teacher and administrator, a fella would be done - retired, right? Oh no, not by a long shot! Joe Passiment, Chairman of Beaufort County Council, cares way too much to call it quits. After moving from...