We give a big thank you Brenda Connell with TK PR for sharing her knowledge on Public Relations and helping our small business leaders to look beyond just Facebook when forming their PR Strategy! This Small Business Empowerment Series was a collaborative effort between the Chamber and the Greenwood Area SC Small Business Development Center. Keep an eye out for information on the next workshop!
The Laurens County Community Foundation (LCCF) hosted a Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on May 31, 2018. The Community Foundation unveiled their new logo and website which can be found at www.laurenscountycf.org. The 2017 LCCF Community Enrichment Grant award recipients including the Clinton Community Garden Project, Ford Elementary School/District 55, Main Street Laurens, MS Bailey Child Development Center/District 56 and the Rotary Club of Laurens were recognized. The LCCF links philanthropic leadership, charitable resources, and civic influence with needs and opportunities in the community. To find out more and to learn how you can start making an impact in Laurens County, visit their website or call 864-681-5223.
We had a great evening celebrating Leadership Laurens County Graduation, Class XXI. We are very proud of this group and look forward to their future accomplishments in Laurens County. Congratulations to the newest Leadership Laurens County Alumni, Class XXI!
Pictured from Left to right:
Back: Angel Bible, Brittany Murphy, Allen Lawson, Bill Bohl, Pam Waterman, Jerre Threatt, Amber Graydon, Robby Howard, Wendy Medlock, Will Patterson, Paige Burke.
Front: Joshua Dawkins, Nicole Chittam, Don Walker, Nicole Firmin, Lisa Summers, Amanda Greer.
Not pictured: Chad Ulmer, Chris Lipp, Paul Pridmore, Robin Day, Scott Satterfield, Sharon Ziegler.
The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce partnered on Saturday, June 9 to celebrate a ribbon cutting at Fellowship Camp and Conference Center, a ministry of Camping Ministries of the Carolinas, Inc. Kevin Cartee, Executive Director, surrounded by Board members, camp staff, and many supporters, cut the ribbon, celebrating the establishment of a new 501c3 for the organization. The camp exists to provide exceptional experiences in camping, retreat and conference ministries, and environmental education for children, youth and adults.
On June 27th, JoAnn Yoder (President & COO of Brumit Restaurant Group) cut the ceremonial ribbon to kick off the grand opening of the new Arby’s located at 18974 Hwy 72 E! The Arby’s team was joined by the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, City of Clinton officials, representatives from Presbyterian College (including Scotty!), and many Laurens County business owners. The community joined in on the fun and spun the Arby’s prize wheel and grabbed some lunch. Welcome Arby’s to Laurens County by stopping in to enjoy something to eat!