SEPTEMBER 2020 | ISSUE 27
Building Wealth in Our Community
BCBCC Business Loans Available

Open to all businesses and industries!
BCBCC in partnership with Wells Fargo are offering Small Business Loans over the next 90 days ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 with a low interest rate of 3 percent. We want to help you grow!
Download application at: BCBCC.ORG
Contact for more information: Linda Jenkins at ljenkins@bcbcc.org or 843-379-5565 or Brittany West at bwest@bcbcc.org or 843-379-5568.
BCBCC Financial Literacy Classes
BCBCC offers several courses that can get you started towards financial freedom or build on your existing knowledge and skills when it comes to your finances.

SEPT 2: What You Need to Know about Marketing 
SEPT 3: Let’s Talk Finance

Each Session Held at 6:00 p.m. at the BCBCC, Second Floor (Sea Island Room), located at 711 Bladen Street • Beaufort, South Carolina 29902. For more information, call: 843-379-5565 or email ljenkins@bcbcc.org
Gullah Jazz Cafe Update
Gullah Jazz Cafe
Located in the BCBCC Multiplex Building
711 Bladen Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

NEW HOURS:
Wed - Friday 11am - 3pm 
Thurs - Friday 5pm - 9pm 
Sunday: 11am-3pm

PHONE: 843-986-1102
  • Delivery
  • Dine-In (indoor or outdoor)
  • Curbside
  • Carryout 
About Gullah Jazz Cafe
Executive Chef Colin Eady
Chef Colin is a U.S. Army Veteran with over 20 years culinary experience. His culinary background goes as far back as he watched his mother Ms. Corean Eady and his Grandmother Mrs. Mattie W. Eady in the kitchen serving the family meals, both great cooks in their own right. As I shadowed them, I learned very quickly that this was more than a job or a business, it was a passion. When Chef Colin Eady graduated from Estill High School in 1999 he enlisted in the United States Army where he chose the MOS or job as Food Service Specialist. After Basic Training Chef went to Culinary School in VA. After cooking for years in the U.S. Army Chef Colin went on to cook in the private sector. Chef leads his own team of culinary professionals everyday providing meals for seniors in assisted living facilities.

Chef Colin Eady’s vision is to grow the business and get his wife and six children the opportunity to work as a family unit while building a business together. He also sells his own spices, which you can view at chefceady.com
#COVID Safe
Gullah Art Gallery Calling for Entries
Gullah Art Gallery
“CONFINED PERCEPTIONS” Art Expo
CONFINED PERCEPTIONS is an exploration of the human form to describe society through Black Americans’ perception
Fluid and Sacred in all movement and stillness, the Black body exudes essence. From strong fists pressed to the air, open hands ready to receive light, hips in dresses that sway, to eyes with deepness, and lips that hold a million stories and songs. In what way could you capture and immortalize the Black body?

Through CONFINED PERCEPTIONS, allow yourself to present reflections of human formations, exploring the concept of body language and experiences of societal influences and traditions.

Call for Entry Dates
November 3: Deadline to Submit Work

  • Call for entry for Black artists in Beaufort and surrounding areas
  • Submit 1-5 pieces to blackbeaufort2020@gmail.com
  • Submissions may be any medium and include the artists’ name and artwork title, size, medium and year
  • Work should also depict the human body in some form


Beaufort County First Steps
Betty Washington – Executive Director
Since inception, First Steps has helped young children in all 46 South Carolina counties by offering school readiness services to families designed to:
  • Improve children’s health and well-being (up to age 5)
  • Support parents in their goal to serve as their children’s first and best teachers
  • Provide parents with easy access to needed early interventions for children with unique development needs
  • Help parents access quality child care for their young children
  • Promote early education programs and quality pre-kindergarten choices for families
  • Help parents transition their rising kindergarteners into school

Mission:
Every Child will arrive at Kindergarten ready to succeed
Beaufort County First Steps
703 Bladen St.
Beaufort, SC 29902
843-379-7837
Hours: 8:30am - 5pm
Values: 
  • The years of early childhood are a critical window of development during which much of human potential is shaped.
  • Families are the single most important influence on the development of their young children.
  • The work of supporting families and caregivers is a collaborative effort between state and local stakeholders within the public, private and faith sectors.
  • School readiness is the result of a child’s development in many areas, with each contributing to the child’s success.
  • Services must be individualized and adaptable to meet the unique needs of children and families.
  • We value, and demonstrate in our collaborative work and advocacy, diverse perspectives in the development of public policy and programs.
  • To achieve desired results, services must be high-quality and grounded in strong evidence. First Steps operates within a culture of accountability.
Seahaven Consulting
Leslie Pickel, Principal
Beaufort, SC 29906
843-379-1005

Located in Beaufort, SC, Seahaven is part of the Environmental Consulting Services Industry.
Stacey Applegate
Keller Williams Realty
Beaufort, SC
704-577-3623

"I grew up in South Carolina and discovered the LowCountry in 2006. A results-driven Realtor with over 25 years of experience in business and customer service, I am passionate about sharing my love of the LowCountry and helping clients achieve their stress-free move!" - Stacey Applegate
Hopeful Horizons 
Kristin Dubrowski, CEO
Beaufort, SC 29901
843-524-2256

A children's advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center that works to create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. The organization provides safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through evidence-based practices, outreach, prevention and education. We serve Beaufort, Allendale, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.