MEETINGS: 13 June. Guest Speaker: Dick Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, 303 Associates
Mr. Stewart graduated from Beaufort High School in 1967. After graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1971 and teaching school for one year he entered the business world and quickly moved to sales and marketing with Motorola. After nearly 10 years with Motorola he joined MCI and then went out on his own to form several successful wireless companies, including Transit Communications, which in 1994 became part of Nextel Communications, and Grid Towers and American Tower Corporation. After merging Grid into American Tower Corporation, he returned to Beaufort in 1998 under the auspices of retirement. Instead of retirement, he found himself creating 303 Associates, LLC believing that the inevitable growth coming to the Lowcountry needed to be properly planned for and managed in order to protect the charm and essence of the area. In addition to serving as the Founder and Managing Member of 303 Associates, he is the Founder and Managing Member of a hospitality company that operates the Beaufort Inn and Grid Properties, LLC a property company with holdings in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Mr. Stewart was named Economic Development Ambassador for Beaufort County in 2001 and has served as a member of Beaufort County Council as well as the Board of United Way of Beaufort County, Chair-man of the Board of Lowcountry Economic Net-work and the Coastal Carolina Foundation. In 2008 he was named Homegrown Champion by the South Carolina Department of Commerce. He and his wife Sharon gave the original Crystal Lake property to the county for use as a park and have been strong supporters of the Port Royal Sound Foundation.
Mr. Stewart has been requested to include the following subjects in his discussion with our members.
- What steps should be taken to promote economic development in Beaufort County?
- What is the best approach for managing the growth of the City of Beaufort and Lady’s Is-land?
- Will the new Beaufort Code improve the ease of development in the City of Beaufort?
- Will the Boundary Street project, when completed, attract new business?
- From a business prospective what are the major challenges to be faced in Beaufort County at the present time?
- What is your vision for northern Beaufort County at the end of this decade?
Meeting: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8 AM
Beaufort County Realtors Headquarters
22 Kemmerlin Lane
Palmetto Business Park
Lady’s Island Drive
Open to the Public!
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING LOCATION: Travel on Lady’s Island Drive to BB&T Bank, follow the road to the right of the bank into Palmetto Business Park. The meeting is to be conducted in the second building on the right. Parking will be available in the special parking lot in the open field directly in front of the Realtor’s Association building.
Board of Director Meetings: Monthly Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. Meeting location is the Lady's Island Airport Conference Room located at 39 Airport Circle. Meetings generally last about an hour and the public is always welcome.
Community Preservation Committee Meetings: Monthly Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10am. Meeting location is the Lady's Island Airport Conference Room located at 39 Airport Circle.