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Strovis, Chamber of Commerce name Pawleys Island Outdoors as Business of the Month

September 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Strovis and Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce staff members presented Pawleys Island Outdoors with the Business of the Month award during a presentation Tuesday, Sept. 4. (Photo by Laura Mueller Clifton)

By Mark A. Stevens
Chief Operating Officer

Hunting. Fishing. Crabbing. Shrimping. Boating. Kayaking. If any of those activities sparks your interest, you may very well know all about Pawleys Island Outdoors.

The hunting and fishing store can now add another specialty to its name: Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month. The store will be honored throughout September with the designation.

The Business of the Month Award honors Chamber-member businesses for being leaders in the community, and Strovis is proud to serve as the official corporate sponsor. A special 7-foot-tall banner is displayed at the chosen business throughout the month, signifying the establishment as an award-winning Chamber member. In addition to the banner, a special framed certificate is also presented to the honored business.

Strovis Insurance President Allen Altman and Strovis Holdings Chief Operating Officer Tracy Mau attended the Sept. 4 presentation and thanked members of the Pawleys Island Outdoors staff for being a Chamber of Commerce member. Strovis has served as the award’s official corporate sponsor since 2017.

Strovis Insurance President Allen Altman, right, congratulates Butch Tolley, Barry Grooms and Will Tayloe, employees of Pawleys Island Outdoors, on the store being named Business of the Month. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens)

The store, established in 2006 and located at 9790 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island, offers myriad items for the sporting enthusiast. For fishermen, there are baits and lures, rods and reels, and even classes for beginners. For hunters, the shop offers rifles and ammo and even specialty items for hunting alligators. For those who want to catch their dinner, the shop offers crab traps, drop nets and more for anyone want to try their hand at crabbing, just as cast nets and bait are available for those who would like to do a little shrimping.

Pawleys Island Outdoors also offers boats and kayaks. The store is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Altman, on behalf of Strovis, thanked the store’s staff for being leaders in the business community.

“Businesses here in Georgetown County are dependent on one another to make our community a great place to work and live,” Altman said. “The success of Pawleys Island Outdoors is a blessing to us all.”

For more information about this Chamber-honored business, call 843-979-4666 or visit the website www.pawleysislandoutdoors.com.

Pawleys Island Outdoors is well-stocked with everything the outdoor enthusiast could need.

Strovis was founded in 1998 and has served clients in 32 states. The company has three divisions: Strovis Insurance, Strovis Payroll & HR and Strovis Benefits.

To find out more how Strovis can help your company with payroll, benefits and/or insurance needs, go to www.strovis.com.

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Strovis 20th-anniversary event postponed following deaths of close family friends McRoy and Jo Skipper

August 30, 2018 at 6:14 pm

By Mark A. Stevens
Chief Marketing Officer

Following the tragic deaths of H. McRoy and Jo Skipper, who were close friends with family ties to members of Strovis’ senior-management team, a celebration of Strovis’ 20th anniversary will be postponed from Thursday, Sept. 6, until a later date.

“Our hearts are broken at the loss of McRoy and Jo,” said Strovis Holdings President Tony Jordan. “Our focus and our prayers at this time must be with the family.”

The Skippers died in a car accident in North Carolina Aug. 29.

Jordan’s youngest daughter, Melody, is married to Steven Skipper, the youngest son of McRoy and Jo.

In addition to family ties and a friendship that spanned decades, Jordan served on the Tidelands Health board of trustees with McRoy Skipper, who was the health system’s longtime board chairman.

The Skippers were beloved advocates for their community and their church.

The Sept. 6 event was to mark Strovis’ 20th anniversary and was to double as a Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. The event will be rescheduled for later this year, said Strovis CEO Jenna Jordan.

The Chamber of Commerce issued a statement Aug. 30 saying, “It is with tremendous sorrow that we learned of the tragic loss of Jo and H. McRoy Skipper Jr. … We have lost tremendous leaders in our community and great friends to our Chamber. Our prayers are with the Skippers’ family, friends, and colleagues at this difficult time.”

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