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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.

Escaping to the Secluded Beaches of St. Barts

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A real estate and investment executive, Geoff Block is the manager of RLB Squared, LLC, in Bluffton, South Carolina. In addition to redeveloping a large property in New Jersey that houses the North American headquarters for Land Rover USA, RLB Squared, LLC, owns and operates a number of other single-tenant, multi-family, assisted living, and retail properties. When he is not working, Geoff Block enjoys traveling to St. Barts Island in the Caribbean.

Saint Barthelemy, affectionately dubbed St. Barts, is an island located in the French West Indies. One of the Caribbean’s most elite islands, St. Barts’ relaxed and luxurious atmosphere draws celebrities and well-known individuals from all over the world to its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

Visitors can find over a dozen beautiful beaches on St. Barts. Most are missing traditional tourist traps, allowing beach-goers a secluded, quiet experience that lends itself to relaxation. Some of the most secluded and private beaches include:

Colombier: Also known as Rockerfeller’s Beach, Colombier is only accessible by boat or a rugged 30-minute hike. Colombier is a natural marine reserve, very secluded, and a popular place for locals.

Saline: One of the largest beaches on the island, Saline is also remote and accessible via a short, rocky path.

Gouverneur: Located a short drive from the town of Lurin, Gouverneur beach wraps visitors in luxurious, secluded views of the crystal clear ocean.

Visitors to St. Barts often enjoy exploring the island’s secluded beaches and escaping from the noise and distractions of crowds. In the evening however, guests can explore more populated areas of the island that feature gourmet restaurants and designer stores.

Knicks Guarantee Contract of Undrafted Rookie Allonzo Trier


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Allonzo Trier
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The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block serves as manager of the Bluffton, South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared. A passionate sports fan, Geoff Block counts the New York Knicks as his favorite National Basketball Association team.

The Knicks have only won nine of their first 33 games to start the 2018 season, but there have been a few bright spots on the team. Allonzo Trier, in particular, has surprised many with his impressive play, especially considering he was signed as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Arizona. He was originally signed to a two-way contract, but on December 13, he signed a guaranteed contract with the team. In doing so, he became the league’s first two-way player to earn a guaranteed contract.

Through 27 games, Trier ranks fifth on the Knicks in points per game, with 11.3. He also has 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. However, what stands out most about Trier is his three-point shooting ability: the shooting guard ranks third among all rookies, with a 39.1 percent success rate from beyond the three-point line. Through 78 games in college, he had a three-point shooting percentage of 37.8 to go along with 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.