The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce was happy to take part in a ribbon cutting for the United Way of Laurens County satellite office in Gray Court on October 26th, despite the rain! This new office will serve as a space for VITA, and various other United Way events such as food box giveaways and job fairs. The ribbon cutting kicked off a job fair hosted by AmeriCorps members. To check out the wonderful things the United Way of Laurens County is doing in our community, visit www.uwlc-online.org.
We are honored to announce Amelia Mitchell, Business Development Specialist at Founders Federal Credit Union, as the recipient of the LCCC Ambassador of the 3rd Quarter Award. Amelia has been an Ambassador for the past year, voted in by the Chamber board and selected as the Quarterly winner by her Ambassador peers. Amelia is often a smiling face at our Chamber events and a great supporter of our initiatives. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments.
Robertson’s Ace Hardware is the recipient of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the 3rd Quarter Award. Robertson’s ACE Hardware is a multi-generational owned & operated business in Laurens County, founded by Raymond Robertson in 1964. Tom & Lance Robertson, grandsons of Raymond, have taken over the family business. In 2007 they expanded and opened a location in Woodruff. We are grateful to this family for being an asset to Laurens County for the past 54 years and we look forward to the future of Robertson’s Ace Hardware.
Thank you Kay Swisher, GHS – LCMH/Greenville Health System, Laurens County Memorial Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, for your time served on the LC Chamber Board of Directors, 2014-2018. We appreciate your continued support!
SC Empowerment Centre hosted a Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at their new location on October 18th. Members of the community were given tours of the new facility located at 62 Bridgeway Dr in Laurens, introduced to students and served a delicious dinner. Between the mingling, students that are currently taking a professional development class, introduced themselves to each guest and asked about their career choice and what attendees enjoy about their professions. Allen Lawson and Angel Bible explained how they work to make an impact on youth in Laurens County by providing support, mentorship and services that encourage youth to meet their full potential. To learn more about this organization, call 864-923-1817 or look them up on facebook!