• SCORE SC Lowcountry will present a free Zoom workshop on QuickBooks Invoicing, Tips and Tricks from noon to 1 p.m. April 22.

Financial consultant Chuck Emery will present a deep dive into the best practices and tips about QuickBooks Invoicing. The free session is for anyone working with Intuit QuickBooks or who is curious about how QuickBooks Invoicing works. Session highlights include seeing practical applications in action and hands-on demonstration using the software.

There is no charge, but advance registration is required at sclowcountry.score.org.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start or grow a business. SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to 1,500-plus communities nationwide.

For information about the local SCORE office, call 843-785-7107 or visit sclowcountry.score.org.

Pamela Battaglia

Pamela Battaglia has joined Re/Max Island Realty, partnering with Toni LaRose-Gerken in Sun City. Battaglia has more than 17 years’ experience as an award-winning, top producing Realtor.

A senior real estate specialist, Battaglia has sold more than 200 adult community homes in New Jersey. Using her degree in interior design, she offers free staging for every listing, as well as comprehensive marketing, including a Matterport 3D tour on every property.

Battaglia can be reached via email at lowcountryhomesbypam@gmail.com.

• Victoria Pieczko has opened Victoria’s Treasures, an upscale consignment store, at 3147 Argent Blvd., Suite 1, in Hardeeville.

The eclectic store offers both new and consigned furniture, home accessories, art and jewelry. Seasonal brand name women’s clothing and purses are now being accepted for consignment.

Pieczko grew up in High Point, N.C., the furniture capital of the world, and has collected art from known international artists. She is a retired healthcare executive, now pursuing her creative passion. 

Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 843-645-2244, email victoriastreasures7@gmail.com, or visit victoriastreasuresllc.com.

• Minto Communities USA, builder and developer of Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, has received eight 2021 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards.

Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards are presented each year to home builders judged by their own home buyers to have provided the best customer experience. Winning home builders were selected based on results from 170,000 surveys administered by Eliant to all recent homeowners of more than 185 major home builders throughout the U.S.

In the High-Volume Builders categories, Minto received a second place Purchase Experience Award, third place Design Experience Award, fourth place First Year Quality Award, and fourth place First Year Customer Service Experience Award.

In the Single Division Builders category, Minto won a fourth place award in the Eliant Overall Home Purchase and Ownership Experience Category.

Three Minto construction representatives received Construction Representative of the Year awards: John Ferguson received first place in the Medium-Volume Survey Responses category; in the High-Volume Survey Responses category, Daniel Bugher received second place, and David A. Williams received fourth place.

Minto Communities USA is based in Florida.

Lilly Strickland

Shelby Wielgus

Lilly Strickland and Shelby Wielgus have joined the staff of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

Strickland has joined the chamber as its visual content manager and will oversee the organization’s in-house recording studio, and produce visual content for its various communication channels.

The studio has green screen capability and is available for community rental.

Strickland graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in visual communications and previously worked as a creative content specialist at a local paving company. She is also a freelance photographer/videographer.

Strickland is a graduate of Hilton Head Christian Academy.

Wielgus is the new membership executive at the chamber. She was hired at the organization in 2019 as public relations coordinator. In her new role, she will be a part of the membership team’s efforts to deliver benefits to chamber members.

A native of Colorado, Wielgus is a graduate of Elon University and was previously an intern at the chamber.

• Margaret Skalla has opened The Bluffton Barkery, an online store that offers healthy, homemade gourmet dog treats. Skalla also offers her products at local markets.

Treats are made with primarily organic ingredients and baked in small batches.

Skalla has several years’ experience in the food business industry and cooking.

The online store is found at blufftonbarkery.com.

For more information, contact Skalla at margaret@blufftonbarkery.com or 843-422-4007. Phone orders are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Chef Scott Hastings

Chef Scott Hastings and his wife, Jennifer, have opened LuLu Kitchen at 890 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island, in the Fresh Market shopping center.

Chef Hastings is an award-winning chef from the Hamptons of Long Island, N.Y., where he catered to prominent celebrities and professional athletes for many years.

His focus will be on exquisite cuisine made of the freshest ingredients, in an eclectic setting. 

Danny Pustovit has joined the staff as general manager of the new restaurant. A credentialed wine sommelier, Pustovit is a long-time New York City restaurateur.

LuLu Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Saturday, with brunch served Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 843-802-4340 or visit lulukitchenhhi.com.

Andrew Hillis has joined Coastal Care Partners as operations manager. He will oversee the nurse-managed aging services company’s operations in Savannah, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.

A native of Savannah, Hillis previously was a sales representative and marketing consultant at Green Frog Sleep Center, where he also oversaw day-to-day sales in store and marketing directives. Other work experience includes sales lead and community outreach at Pace Lighting and Home, and serving as a community liaison for sales, marketing and charity partnerships.

Hillis studied Contemporary Worship Arts at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga., and vocal performance at Armstrong State University.

For more information, visit coastalcarepartners.com.