• Representing Businesses and the Communities in the Greater Bluffton and Greater Okatie Areas!

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    Ambassadors


     

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    Cathy Shearouse | Ambassador 

    Jim N Nick's

    Catering and Sales

    cathys@jimnnicks.com

     

     

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    Ken Kolbe  | Ambassador 

    Ken Kolbe Presents

    kenkolbehhi@gmail.com
     

     

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    Michael Osteen | Ambassador 

    Port Wren Capital LLC

    Chief Investment Strategist

    michael@portwrencapital.com

     

     

     

    Michael Osteen, MBA is an accomplished value investors, speaker, and investment publisher.  As a successful serial entrepreneur he brings a very unique perspective to value investing unlike many others. Mr. Osteen is the Chief Investment Strategist, for Port Wren Capital, LLC in this role he conducts investment research and manages the private equity portfolio.  His published articles have appeared in MarketWatch, and Seeking Alpha among others.  He has spoken to The Savannah CFO Council, The American Association of Individuals Investors (AAII), and the University of South Carolina.  Also, he has appeared on WHHI-TV’s Talk of the Town in Hilton Head. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Rivier University in New Hampshire, as well as, a Bachelors of Science degree with Honors from Clemson University in South Carolina. 

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    Mike Devito | Ambassador 

    Independent Insurance Agent

    mrdevito1810@aol.com


  •   Mike Tripka | Ambassador 

       Aflac

       Insurance Agent 

       mike_tripka@yahoo.com

     

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      Missy Yost | Ambassador 

      Weichert Realtors

      Realtor

      missy@weichertcp.com

     

     

    Missy Yost worked as a real estate paralegal for 15 years before moving to Bluffton. She and her husband, Darren, had a chance to escape the cold winters of Cincinnati and took it without hesitation! Missy now shares her vast knowledge of real estate with clients and customers in the Lowcountry, working hard to make the the property dreams of others her priority. Missy and her husband enjoy life in the Lowcountry with their two dogs and two cats. They enjoy playing golf and acting like "tourists" whenever they get the chance. Missy is also a local artist who love painting the charming landscape of the Lowcountry in both oil and acrylic, but her new favorite pastime is meeting new people and making new friends.

    "I have found my short time as an ambassador to be invaluable. I have met people and learned new things about my community by becoming more immersed in the community just by being active in the chamber."

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      Laurie Towler | Ambassador 

      Rainbow International Restoration of the Lowcountry

      Regional Sales Director

      rainbowrestore@hargray.com

     

    Rainbow has been providing 24/7 emergency restoration services for Water Damage, Fire & Smoke Damage & Mold Remediation, as well as expert Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning, Tile/Grout/Hard Surface Cleaning and Odor Removal for the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton areas since 2001.  Rainbow is an IICRC Certified Firm, and Laurie has IICRC certifications as a Water Restoration Technician, Odor Control Technician, Fire & Smoke Technician, and Carpet Cleaning Technician.  In addition to her technical certifications, Laurie has a broad knowledge of the restoration process, as well as, experience writing estimates and acting as a liaison between the company, the customer, and the insurance carrier.   Outside of work, Laurie rides horses and volunteers at Heroes on Horseback, enjoys cats, reading, Zumba latin fitness dancing, her motorcycle – a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic – and her muscle car, a 1968 Firebired named “The Possum."

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     Anna Makar | Ambassador 

      The Palmettos of Bluffton

      Admissions and Marketing Director

      amakar@thepalmettosbluffton.com

     

    From day one back in 2009, Anna has been a part of the NHC Bluffton family as the Admissions Coordinator. With fifteen year of experience serving the senior community in Assisted Living, Hospice, and Skilled Nursing settings, when NHC decided to expand their services, Anna was the obvious choice to move next door and become the Admissions and Marketing Director for the new Assisted Living - The Palmettos. Anna has a natural joy and passion for working with and nurturing the senior community and she embraces the many challenges aging can bring to families, caregivers, and most importantly to the ones she serves most directly.