Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Caitlin Loden!

Meet Caitlin Loden, the newest addition to the team here at Beacon Insurance Group!

Caitlin Loden Beacon Insurance Group

Caitlin’s first day on the job was on St. Patrick’s day, lucky us! We are so excited and happy to have her here manning the reception area as our new Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. Here are 10 things to know about Caitlin:

1.) She has lived in Bluffton/Hilton Head for only four weeks!

2.) She is originally from Gainesville, GA (about an hour north of Atlanta) and moved to the area because she loves the weather and was ready for an adventure.

3.) Caitlin’s favorite thing about living in the south is the sweet tea and the warm weather!

4.) Her three favorite things in the world are her dogs, her Nana, and any time she gets to spend with her best friends!

5.) Caitlin wouldn’t survive a workday without her pink post-it notes. They’re everywhere!

6.) Unique characteristic – She love DIY crafts and she is always making something new. A few of her favorites are soap, candles, and decorations.

7.) Caitlin said her favorite thing about Beacon is “everyone is so friendly and Ken brings his puppy Chuck to the office!”

8.) She is known for her obsession with her dogs – she has three!

9.) You might not know that she has a younger brother that is frequently mistaken for her twin!

10.) Caitlin said her greatest personal achievement is graduating college in three years.

Welcome to the insurance world, Caitlin!

Top 10 Events to Attend in April

Spring has finally sprung! After a chilling winter, warmer weather is finally making its long awaited comeback! Sunshine and flip-flops are on the radar! Get out there and enjoy the springtime along with some awesome events!

Saturday, April 5- Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest

From 11AM-5PM, join several participating restaurants at Shelter Cove Community Park to taste some delicious dishes. The Headliners will be performing their large selection of music to please everyone’s music pallet! The annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest is presented by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation and Hilton Head Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center and Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. The Carmines family, owners of Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks restaurant, established the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation in memory of their son. Many great restaurants will be participating this year, so don’t be crabby and come enjoy the fun!

Saturday, April 12, 2014- Country Star Justin More performing in Beaufort

Slide on your best pair of boots and head to Beaufort to see Justin Moore and Randy Houser perform live! All seats are general admission and will be $30 for the general public in advance and $35 if they are purchased the day of the concert. Visit http://www.mccs-sc.com/concert/index.asp for more information!

Saturday, April 12-20-Weeki Wachee Mermaids Performing in Charleston

Mermaids! That’s all I have to say. Jump in the car and take the short trip to Charleston to see the World Famous Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park perform underwater shows at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. The performers will perform three shows daily at 11AM, 1:30PM and 3PM. The shows will include regular admission fees ranging from $15-$25.

Monday, April 14-Sunday April 20- RBC Heritage Tournament presented by Boeing

Golf fans beware, the best week to hit Hilton Head Island at Harbour Town Golf Links has arrived! The 46th annual RBC Heritage tournament, South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event, is here! Raising millions of dollars for charities over the years, this fun event gives fans the opportunity to watch their favorite golfers up close and personal. For more information regarding the tournament and ticket prices, please visit http://www.rbcheritage.com/tickets.

Friday, April 18-Easter Bunny Wagon Ride

Learn about the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and meet the Easter Bunny before the wagon ride! Please make reservations by contacting the Recreation Department at 843-842-1979. Prices are $15/adults and $10/children 12 and under.

Sunday, April 20-Easter Egg Hunt

Come to Harbour Town for the annual Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! The event will be located at the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. If you would like more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 843-842-1979. The event is complimentary.

Friday, April 25- Fishing Camp for Kids

What a great way to get the kids away from their iPads and video games and into the outdoors! Send the kids to this interactive day camp located at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The camp will help kids learn about fishing, crabbing and shrimping. Cost is $35/child and ages are 7-14. Please make reservations by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

Saturday, April 26-Sunday, April 27-The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn

Venture out to the wide open space of Honey Horn. This outdoor arts festival will include clay, wood, fibers, metals, glass, jewelry, watercolors, oil, and mixed media and photography for sale. The show will start at 10AM Saturday morning until 5PM, and 11AM on Sunday through 4PM. There will also be demonstrations held all weekend as well as food and beverages available for sale. For more information, please call 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

Tuesday, April 29-Shelter Cove Farmers Market

Starting April 29 and continuing on until October 28, the Shelter Cove Farmers Market will have local produce vendors, artisan, crafters, food vendors and more along with live music. When summer rolls around, the market will close with the fireworks display. From now until June 16, the hours will be 4PM-7PM and extend from 4PM-9PM from June 17-August 12. For more information, please visit http://islandreccenter.org/vc.php?ID=434.

Wednesday, April 30- 9 to 5: The Musical 9 to 5

The Musical will be performed at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The plot involved three female co-workers plan to get even with their egotistical boss. There’s humor, romance, and some outrage! Preview tickets are $44 for adults and $31 for children 4-15, and regular tickets are $54 and $37 for children. For more information, please visit https://tickets.artshhi.com/public/.