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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Georgetown, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Georgetown, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Georgetown native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Georgetown, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Georgetown's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Georgetown.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Georgetown?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Georgetown, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Georgetown, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Georgetown, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Georgetown, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Georgetown, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Georgetown begins future outlook with potential harbor dredging, port transfer

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WPDE) — Georgetown's Historic Waterfront boasts shops, eateries, and really sits as the heartbeat of the local economy both tourist and maritime-driven. However, recent findings from a study the county and city requested show the harbor is struggling."At low tide, the western entrance to the inner harbor closest to the Highway 17 bridge is essentially impassable for all but the smallest of boats," said Tom Hutto a Principle at GEL Engineering. "On the eastern end, shrimp boats are maintaining eno...

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WPDE) — Georgetown's Historic Waterfront boasts shops, eateries, and really sits as the heartbeat of the local economy both tourist and maritime-driven. However, recent findings from a study the county and city requested show the harbor is struggling.

"At low tide, the western entrance to the inner harbor closest to the Highway 17 bridge is essentially impassable for all but the smallest of boats," said Tom Hutto a Principle at GEL Engineering. "On the eastern end, shrimp boats are maintaining enough depth."

GEL Engineering picked up where Coastal Carolina University left off following their environmental analysis of the harbor back in 2018. Hutto and his team found that several parts of the harbor and shortcut around Goat Island have sediment build-up that could impact boat traffic.

"The channel itself appears to be getting narrower along Front Street," Hutto said.

The harbor was last dredged in 2006, according to Hutto. The shortcut waterway was dredged out by the Army Corps of Engineers decades ago.

The remedy is conventional dredging alongside more options to reduce the sediment build-up in the trouble area along the western channel, shortcut, right at the outflow of the Sampit River.

"We don't know what happens if you never dredge it again, we are 16 years into that experiment," Hutto said. "There's nothing to be alarmed about here if appropriate actions are taken in a prudent and timely manner."

This week, Hutto and the county presented these findings and some remedies for local leaders to debate over this summer.

“There was a concern that was raised back in 2018, recognizing that that working waterfront is vital for the city of Georgetown to make sure that we are able to bring commercial fishing vessels in there, recreational vessels," said county economic development director Tiffany Harrison.

Harrison isn't sure what the impacts would be if nothing was done with the harbor, she's focused on action and the effort to maintain this valuable resource.

“That working waterfront is vital to the city of Georgetown," Harrison said. “Some sort of action needs to be considered.”

The options are to see a deflection wall along the western channel. Engineers believe that would actually increase sediment in Inner Harbor Loop by about 33%. Then this is the option to put contraction dikes in front of the river's outflow and conjecture with the shortcut. That may reduce sediment in the Inner Harbor by 55%. Lastly, engineers are looking at a complete closure of the pathway resulting in possibly 85% of the sediment in the Inner Habor being reduced.

However, closing the channel or installing a dike system could impact the overall port of Georgetown which stretches inward along the Sampit River past International Paper. That would be a problem for one lawmaker's endeavor to see the state transfer the port over to the city and county.

"You know taking this port property and try and come up with a Master Plan," said Rep. Lee Hewitt (R) of Murrells Inlet. "Where does the county see that in the future? All of that needs to come into play before you develop plans."

Hewitt successfully moved a resolution through the state budget in the form of a proviso. It passed with the overall budget this week and would eventually gift hundreds of acres along the port waterway to the county. Hewitt says the SC Ports Authority has made it evidently clear that they have no plans currently to expand the port or dig to entice larger vessels and industry to the area. He sees an opportunity for the county.

“Up the Sampit River off of Pennyroyal Road is a large industrial site and I think it’s the largest industrial site left in the state of South Carolina that could have deep water access," Hewitt said.

While the information released this week did not mention any action to dig within the port's boundaries, it may have impacts. Hewitt supports the dredging idea but would like a further conversation about any plan that could close access to the port.

"Anytime you talk about dredging and preserving waterfront there’s a lot of value there. Because Georgetown is a waterfront community so you need to make sure that waterfront is preserved," Hewitt said.

Georgetown schools invest millions in student safety

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown County School District officials have spared no expense when it comes to keeping students safe.The district has spent millions since 2016 to make county school facilities as safe as possible, said Alan Walters, the district’s executive director for safety and risk management, and those efforts are ongoing.The district’s Board of Education also makes safety a priority, as shown June 7 when the board added drills to a proposed policy that already surpassed the number of drills required by...

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown County School District officials have spared no expense when it comes to keeping students safe.

The district has spent millions since 2016 to make county school facilities as safe as possible, said Alan Walters, the district’s executive director for safety and risk management, and those efforts are ongoing.

The district’s Board of Education also makes safety a priority, as shown June 7 when the board added drills to a proposed policy that already surpassed the number of drills required by the state.

The state law calls for one of each drill per semester, lowered in 2021 from two drills per semester. However, the board’s new policy calls for three active shooter drills for the year, a monthly fire drill and a severe weather/earthquake drill each semester.

“Our board members wanted to do more than what the law required, especially with the fire drills,” said Alan Walters, the district’s executive director for safety and risk management.

The initial active shooter drill — held within the first 10 days of school — will be one of three Georgetown County School District officials will conduct in the 2022-23 school year, which is one more drill than required by state law.

The change to the state policy was a response to concerns over the numerous drills eating into classroom time, Walters said. But board members wanted to have more than the minimum number of drills, especially when it came to active shooters and fire drills.

“We wanted to have one fire drill a month to get the students in the mode of safety,” said Michael Cafaro, at-large board member. “Without practice, there’s no hope for perfection, and we want to develop that muscle memory for safety.”

Cafaro said during his nearly 20 years as a school administrator there have always been regular fire drills in the school system.

Active shooter drills and school safety have come to the forefront once again following the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting but Walters points out that South Carolina has seen two incidents in the past year — the Tanglewood Middle School shooting in Greenville County in May and the Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School shooting in Orangeburg County in August.

Safety is an aspect the district has invested quite a bit of time and money into over the past several years.

“GCSD considers the safety of our schools and district to be our top priority,” Bethany Giles, assistant superintendent for academics and student services, stated in an email.

“When students and staff feel safe and secure, they are more comfortable in their schools. This produces a learning environment where students succeed and have more opportunities to grow academically, emotionally and socially,” Giles said.

The current trend in funding school safety in South Carolina can be traced back to a $165 million bond referendum that was passed in 2016, Walters said.

“About $2 million of that was designated for security projects, the bulk of which went to entirely replacing the school and bus camera systems,” he said. “There was also about $4.8 million for replacing each school’s fire alarm system.”

This year in the Georgetown County School District, 19 of the district’s 20 schools — Howard Adult Center is excluded — will have dedicated school resource officers for the first time, if the positions can be filled by the time school starts.

“The costs of the additional SROs that are being hired or have been hired is through state grant funding,” Walters said. “We received notice from the state this past Friday (June 10) that all of the grant positions have been renewed for 2022-23, but that won’t be in the budget since the money goes directly to the law enforcement agencies.”

Getting the district fully staffed with SROs has been a yearslong process. Walters said when it comes to safety, there is no substitute for a trained, certified resource officer on every campus.

“The money spent on SRO’s has changed as we have added more grant positions,” Walters said. “This year we will have 11 grant positions funded by the state at approximately $740,000. The remaining eight are funded by GCSD at a little under $500,000.”

The district also uses off-duty officers for security at ball games and extracurricular activities, which have varied greatly year to year due to COVID, Walters said, estimating that expense at $200,000.

“The compensation packages for me and my staff, which includes safety specialists and crossing guards is around $400,000,” he said, estimating the district’s annual safety personnel costs at around $1.8 million.

On June 28, the Board of Education will approve the 2022-23 general fund budget. Walters said his department isn’t seeking any increase in funding this year.

“I’m not asking for new personnel for my department, so there won’t be anything new there. I am working on two security projects that would involve upgrades to our facilities; however, those would be paid for with capital funds, which is a different pot of money from the budget up for approval,” Walters said.

Walters said he did not want to get specific about the upcoming projects or costs, but said it would be a six-figure investment.

One sizeable safety expenditure has been on efforts to make the schools as impregnable as possible, including reinforced vestibules at each school designed to keep a shooter from getting into the building.

The vestibules feature ballistic panels in the walls and bulletproof glass as well as electronic locks. Each school building was different, some dating back to the 1950s, so tailoring the vestibules to the buildings was tricky, he said.

Walters said the vestibule project took place over a couple of years which overlapped into three fiscal years.

“It was paid for with capital funds, not the general fund budget,” Walters said. “The cost of that project was around $1.2 million.”

The average cost per vestibule was around $60,000, he said. “That is definitely an average, as the costs varied greatly depending on the age and size of the school.”

Board of Education Chairman Arthur Lance Jr. said Georgetown School District is able to afford the safety expenditures because, over the years, board members have been good stewards of the district’s finances.

“We’re not a broke district,” Lance said. “This board has done really well in terms of managing the district’s funds.”

The district also utilizes metal detectors, and Walters said there is new technology using artificial intelligence to scan for weapons and contraband that he would like to see the district employ one day.

Walters said the district’s superintendent and board have made this multimillion-dollar annual investment to keep the Georgetown schools safe.

Cafaro said that while active shooter drills are important, most school districts are more likely to have a fire than a shooting. During his career, he recalled a student setting a fire in bathroom that resulted in the building being evacuated.

“We need to practice for all contingencies, and have policies and procedures in place,” Cafaro said.

“If you look at the ‘Seven Correlates of Effective Schools’ by Lawrence Lezotte, you’ll see the first one is having a safe and orderly environment,” he said. “If you don’t have that, you don’t have much. In fact, you have chaos.”

South Carolina's population increases by 60,000 to 5.19M

(The Center Square) — South Carolina has continued to grow to a population of 5.19 million, up 60,000 from a year ago according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.The largest growth over the year from June 2020 to June 2021 came in Bluffton, which grew by nearly 3,500 residents to a population of more than 32,000 according to the new data."While the ranking of the largest municipalities in South Carolina remains unchanged, there are interesting changes occurring in both our biggest cities and sma...

(The Center Square) — South Carolina has continued to grow to a population of 5.19 million, up 60,000 from a year ago according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The largest growth over the year from June 2020 to June 2021 came in Bluffton, which grew by nearly 3,500 residents to a population of more than 32,000 according to the new data.

"While the ranking of the largest municipalities in South Carolina remains unchanged, there are interesting changes occurring in both our biggest cities and smallest towns," said South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey. "Twenty-six out of 46 counties saw population increases in 2021, yet our most rural areas, particularly those in the southern and eastern parts of the state, saw gradual losses in their local populations, and many of the remaining residents consist of older adults who have retired out of the labor force."

Greer grew by more than 3,000 residents, Fort Mill grew by 2,700 and Greenville (1,200), Hardeeville (1,100), Mount Pleasant (1,500), Myrtle Beach (1,000), North Charleston (1,700) and Simpsonville (1,100) all grew by nearly 1,000 residents or more during the one-year stretch.

No city lost more than Sumter, at 366 residents, over the year.

"One interesting case of population growth is Hardeeville," said Dr. Bryan Grady, DEW’s Labor Market Information Director. "That city increased its population by one seventh in a single year and is the fasted growing municipality in the state based on percentage.

"Hardeeville benefits from its proximity to both Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, making it a highly convenient location in which to both live and work. Census Bureau data and projections made by the S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office reveal that Hardeeville and Jasper County will most likely have continued growth in its workforce, and possibly become a far larger piece of the state’s total population and economy in the upcoming years."

Both Greenville and Mount Pleasant made it into the top 100 incorporated places of 50,000 or more residents in terms of growth in the U.S. for the year.

Both had 1.7% growth with Greenville ranked 92nd and Mount Pleasant at 94th.

Among the top 10 fastest-growing cities between 2020 and 2021 were three Texas cities (Georgetown, Leander, New Braunfels, four Arizona cities (Queen Creek, Buckeye, Casa Grande and Maricopa) and two Florida cities (Fort Myers, North Port) along with Spring Hill, Tennessee.

South Carolina’s largest cities remain Charleston (151,612), Columbia (137,541), North Charleston (117,472), Mount Pleasant (92,398), Rock Hill (74,102), Greenville (72,095), Summerville (51,216), Goose Creek (46,229), Sumter (42,976) and Florence (39,958).

Murrells Inlet man creates craft beer brand to complement Grand Strand lifestyle

MURRELLS INLET — A Murrells Inlet man had a vision five years ago to start a business in which he had little experience; however, a beer brand was born on the water that day that is starting to draw the attention of Grand Strand residents and visitors.Alan Holmes was out on the South Strand inlet with some friends on July 4, 2017, when a catch-phrase, Beer Above Water, popped in his head as he noticed a lot of people who were partaking in the practice. The name soon stuck as his company’s name and has resulted in a two-bee...

MURRELLS INLET — A Murrells Inlet man had a vision five years ago to start a business in which he had little experience; however, a beer brand was born on the water that day that is starting to draw the attention of Grand Strand residents and visitors.

Alan Holmes was out on the South Strand inlet with some friends on July 4, 2017, when a catch-phrase, Beer Above Water, popped in his head as he noticed a lot of people who were partaking in the practice. The name soon stuck as his company’s name and has resulted in a two-beer product line.

“As I started diving deep and looking, I noticed that Murrells Inlet didn’t really have a craft beer identity so I wanted to build or create a beer brand around the coastal lifestyle,” Holmes said. “I’m just trying to bring something that’s young, fresh and energetic to complement life on the water.”

Holmes was formerly in the wholesale construction industry, but a passion for craft beer and his knowledge of running a business led him to enter into a contract with Greenville-based Thomas Creek Brewery where they helped him come up with some recipes. The Murrells Inlet native’s research while starting out also uncovered some interesting details.

“As I dug deep into the craft beer research and talked to people, I found out a few things,” Holmes said. “There are a few minority breweries in the state, but right now I believe I’m the only Black-owned beer brand in the entire state and less than one percent in the entire country of craft beer owners.”

Two beers were developed during the initial process with Thomas Creek Brewery — Inlet Lager and Tangerine Session IPA. Holmes said the two light-bodied alcoholic beverages are not too heavy or bitter and are designed to be enjoyed near the coast, although anyone near any body of water would enjoy them.

“Nothing brings people together than craft beer or beer in general, no matter your walk in life or your ethnicity or anything like that, so I think beer is a good thing to bring people together, especially in this town,” Holmes said.

Holmes has a contract-brew agreement with the Greenville-based company, which brews his beer and packages it for sale. The product line is then distributed locally through Myrtle Beach-based Better Brands.

His beers can be found in can or draft form in area restaurants and bars including; SoCo Grille and Between the Antlers in Georgetown; Brisket in North Myrtle Beach; Liberty Tap Room in Myrtle Beach; multiple locations on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and others. Additionally, most beverage stores along the Grand Strand carry his beers, including the Piggly Wiggly in Surfside Beach.

Holmes said the Inlet Lager is one of the most requested drinks at the Inlet Beer Garden, located at The Claw House in Murrells Inlet.

“They tapped up the lager one Sunday, and it was gone by Wednesday,” Holmes said.

Although the 34-year-old is just starting in the craft beer industry, he already has a long-term plan for expansion, including a possible brick-and-mortar building one day.

“What I’m currently doing now is trying to get more people to hear about the brand and grow it to see if that is more feasible,” Homes said. “I didn’t want to do the brick and mortar right off the front and then hope people came.”

Holmes said with the reception he is getting, there are already plans to introduce a third beer by the end of this summer, although he did not want to give away too many details.

“I want to inspire minority and young people like me to follow their dreams no matter the resistance,” Holmes said. As long as you do your research, due diligence and have people in your corner that’s really for you, I don’t think I have anything to worry about.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to bring people in to help me out who are behind the vision and dream. That’s how these big companies start out.”

WingIts® establishing operations in Georgetown County

$7.4 million investment to create more than 40 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – WingIts®, a specialty designer and manufacturer of bathroom accessories, fastening systems and Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-compliant products, today announced plans to establish operations in Georgetown County. The company’s $7.4 million investment will create more than 40 new jobs.

For more than 20 years, WingIts has expertly designed and manufactured high-quality and cost-effective bathroom accessories, fastening systems and ADA-compliant products for major hospitality brands, healthcare, multi-family, senior living, government and other commercial markets throughout North America. With a commitment to sustainability, WingIts bath accessory lines are made with 100% recyclable stainless steel and are designed for lifetime durability.

Located at 259 Technology Drive in Andrews, WingIts’ Georgetown County facility will serve as the company’s primary distribution, fulfilment and final assembly operation for North America. The company also has future plans to move the manufacturing of its newest innovation – patented structural solid surface bathroom accessories and shelves – to this new facility.

WingIts’ new facility is expected to be operational in August 2022. Individuals interested in joining the WingIts team should email resumes to hr@wingits.com.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $200,000 Set-Aside grant to Georgetown County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.

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“WingIts is excited to call the Palmetto State, the town of Andrews and Georgetown County home to our new 50,000-square-foot North American distribution center. The Georgetown County Economic Development and the S.C. Department of Commerce teams helped make this property acquisition a smart move and easy business decision for us as we continue our successful journey and expansion. We look forward to joining the state and the local community and to many years of success in South Carolina.” -WingIts President Tom Murphy

“South Carolina has enjoyed record-breaking economic growth over the last few years, and today’s announcement furthers that momentum. This $7.4 million investment and more than 40 new jobs will make a significant impact in Georgetown County, and we are looking foward to a successful business partnership with WingIts for many years to come.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“Congratulations to WingIts on their new operations in Georgetown County. This great company is a leader in their field, and we are excited to have them join our impressive roster of manufacturing companies in South Carolina.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“Bringing new opportunities to Georgetown County is always a plus. We are excited that this company has decided to locate its operations here and look forward to a long-lasting relationship.” -Georgetown County Council Chair Louis Morant

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