The Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Classic

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Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
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A successful real estate developer, Geoff Block holds a degree in business from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Geoff Block serves as the manager of South Carolina-based RLB Squared, where he leads the staff and manages the daily real estate development operations of the company. Mr. Block also devotes his time and energy to philanthropic work and nonprofit organizations such as the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce.

Founded over six decades ago, the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce works to make Hilton Head’s economy attractive to businesses while also promoting tourism. The Chamber represents more than 1,600 members who benefit from a range of membership perks and programs. The organization also hosts several events such as the Chamber Ball, Restaurant Week, and the annual Golf Classic.

Each year, the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Classic takes place locally at an exclusive private course. Leading business professionals and executives attend the event, offering a unique opportunity for novice holders and professional golfers to engage in a tournament while enjoying the beautiful course. Each golfer receives a complimentary lunch in addition to drinks and a catered food during the awards reception.

Most recently, the event was held at Sea Pines Resort at the Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III course. For additional information about the event, visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

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Benefits of Membership with the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce

 

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Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
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Real estate developer Geoff Block has successfully completed projects that include development of a Jaguar Land Rover headquarters in New Jersey. Currently, Geoff Block serves as the manager of RLB Squared, LLC, in South Carolina, where he manages day-to-day real estate development operations.

Outside of his professional work, Geoff Block supports the local business community through his involvement with the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce. For more than 60 years, the chamber has worked to stimulate the regional economy and advocated for tourism and economic development.

The chamber currently represents more than 1,600 members, who benefit from a range of membership perks and programs. These include an increase in exposure and marketing supports that make chamber members 63 percent more likely to secure consumer sales as opposed to non-chamber members.

Members also have access to business discounts through a free Workforce Resource Center and insurance discounts. Moreover, the chamber offers research tools and free counseling services for members.

For additional information on the chamber, visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org.

New Jaguar Land Rover Headquarters in Sharp Plaza Complex

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Jaguar Land Rover
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Financial professional Geoff Block started RLB Squared, LLC in 2013 and overseas the firm’s property holdings alongside his family investments. During Geoff Block’s tenure, RLB partnered with real estate investment firm The Becker Organization to acquire Sharp Plaza, a key piece of commercial real estate in Mahwah, New Jersey. Today, the building is the site of the new Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) headquarters.

Earlier this year, the JLR group celebrated the opening of its new 144,000-square-foot North American main headquarters and training and development center. The $30 million construction project added substantial square footage as well as a product research facility. The new complex has nearly 500 workstations and 78 collaborative workspaces to accommodate 400 of JLR’s New Jersey-based employees.

The building also has a large showroom, displaying many of the car company’s latest models. The new headquarters is a reflection of JLR’s success in the North American market. Since being acquired and restructured by global holding company Tata, Land Rover sales have risen by 171 percent and Jaguar’s are up over 300 percent.

Local Chamber of Commerce Supports Tourism in the Hilton Head Area

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Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
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Since transitioning away from Wall Street in 2012, former Crown Growth Partners executive Geoff Block has relocated to Bluffton, South Carolina, where he operates holding company RLB Squared, LLC. An active member of his community, Geoff Block affiliates with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce focuses on creating an economically vibrant, business-friendly community that benefits its members and helps to improve the quality of life in the Hilton Head area. Recognizing the important role of tourism in the local economy, the chamber particularly works to maintain the area’s standing as a leading vacation destination.

Through a results-oriented approach that includes initiatives like the Visitor & Convention Bureau, the chamber has helped to bring in ample visitors, including a record 2.65 million in 2015. This success has resulted in a 46 percent increase in accommodation and hospitality tax revenue over a five-year period and a $1.1 billion impact on the local economy in 2015 alone. What’s more, Hilton Head continues to attract significant new capital investment.

Led by an 11-person executive committee and a 13-person board of directors, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce consists of 1,600 members. To learn more about the chapter, including its tourism-centered programs, please visit www.hiltonheadchamber.org.