August 2012

Outside Hilton Head

Author: Rebecca Edwards

Name any outdoor sport and chances are Outside Hilton Head not only offers it but also leads the pack in it—from quality of equipment to personnel. Come to think of it, chances are you may know this firsthand. Maybe you have spotted a bottlenose dolphin while kayaking or tried yoga on a paddleboard or hooked a redfish with the outfitter. Maybe you have visited the Shelter Cove retail location and bought your favorite go-to Prana dress. Maybe you have enrolled your child in one of Outside’s interactive kid’s camp programs.

But did you know that you could name just about any destination management, group adventure or team building request and Outside could make it happen? “At Outside, we are passionate about making lasting memories for our clients,” said Mike Overton, president and owner. “You can choose from one of our signature events, like a getaway to our own private island, or let us help you customize an experience that is tailored to your needs and objectives.”

Team Outside has become a premier resource for destination management in and around the Lowcountry and supplies more group ground transportation services than any other provider in the area. “We cover everything from A to Z,” Overton said. Under the direction of Dionne Pierce, a seasoned industry veteran, Outside assists in linen and floral décor and lines up keynote or informational speakers, music and entertainment, and bilingual guides—just to name a few services.

The group adventures are also comprehensive. No group is too small or too big, and all activities are customizable. Outside’s endless selection includes kayaking, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, hunting and sporting clay shooting, beach Olympics, and scavenger hunts. In an effort to capture those milestone moments in life, Outside will also coordinate special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, graduation, retirement, reunions and weddings.

Outside is also an ace at corporate team building. In a thank you letter to Outside, the University of South Carolina at Beaufort writes, “Great team builder! It’s amazing how much trust now exists between these students who did not know each other previously.”

According to Overton, much of this is thanks to his knowledgeable staff and partnerships with multiple vendors and venues such as Daufuskie Island and Palmetto Bluff. Plus, Outside maintains its own tranquil piece of the Lowcountry—Page Island.
“Our Page Island Growth Center provides the perfect backdrop to optimize your memorable moment,” Overton said. “Whether you want to build your company or your family, Outside will provide the tools and infrastructure to your success.”

A few examples of team building initiatives include leadership development, strategic planning, building a culture of retention, sports team development, issue resolution, and mergers and acquisitions. Each dynamic program is a response to what Overton saw as a need in the area. “We wanted to better service the community and our clients by truly utilizing all that the Lowcountry has to offer,” he said. “Offering these services only furthers our mission statement ‘to facilitate an outdoor experience that will have a positive impact on people by creating awareness, expanding knowledge, and developing a responsible understanding of nature and the environment.’”

For more information, visit outsidehiltonhead.com, or call (800) 686-6996 for booking.

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