The Island Packet named J. Banks Design Group the ‘Best Interior Design Group’ of 2017. The communities of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton vote for their favorite businesses & services in annual The Island Packet’s Readers’ Choice Awards and we are thrilled to be locally recognized for this honor.
We love our Hilton Head community and each time we receive a nod like this one, our team feels a deep sense of pride. We work diligently to stay on top of our game so that those who see our residential and hospitality projects deem them worthy of all types of accolades.
For those of you not familiar with our region, The Island Packet is a local news outlet that says of its vision: “We take seriously our responsibility to provide essential, trustworthy information, with an eye toward preserving what is best about the region and heightening awareness of what can be better. We work energetically to extend our brand thorough innovation, creativity and by capitalizing on opportunities in our market.”
Founded in 1970, the paper tapped Jonathan Daniels, editor emeritus of the Raleigh News & Observer, to write a weekly column and his wife Lucy provided the funds to get the newspaper started. The first edition was a 20-page tabloid that rolled off the press on July 9th in 1970. The paper came out on Thursday afternoons to the island with only 3,000 residents. As the island grew into a renowned resort, the Packet grew with it, from a weekly tabloid into a daily broadsheet newspaper. McClatchy Newspapers purchased the Packet in 1990, and by 1995 it had become a seven-day-a-week newspaper.
Seeing successes like this in our community makes us proud to be a driving force within it, and we would like to salute all 2017 Island Packet Readers’ Choice winners.