Beautification – 2011 Outstanding Organization of the Year for Laurens County, SC Dist. 2 and State of South Carolina. Spearheads the effort to educate our children through a Team Ecology event which brings all Laurens County 3rd graders to the Joe Adair Center for hands on education. It enforces litter violators, as well as keeps trash and debris off our roadsides. Continued landscaping of our intersections in Laurens County through engaging existing organizations. Working together in this effort directly resulting in a positive community image for recruiting to our community. The Laurens County Restaurant Coalition focused on stamping out littering of used fast food container waste. Watch for new opportunities to come, as we work toward becoming a Keep South Carolina Beautiful affiliate in 2017.
Workforce Development – Unifies industry, retail business and education leaders in an effort to meet the need for a qualified workforce. Aspects include “5th to the Future”, “8th to Great” Countywide Work Keys, Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center and Work Ready Community. Partnering with the Laurens County Community Foundation and the Laurens County Development Corporation, Laurens County proudly offers the Future’s Scholarship program for all Laurens County High School Graduates.
Government Affairs – Provides communication of timely issues affecting Laurens County and facilitates the creation of a business-friendly legislative agenda at the local municipality, State & Federal levels.
Chairman’s Committee – A working arm and representation of the Chairman’s Council with an active seat on the Board of Directors
Tourism – Responsible for marketing and promoting tourism in Laurens County to include a Visitors Center centrally located at the Chamber as well as 2 Gateway Information Centers strategically located at the Northern and Southern interstate access points to our community. This committee works closely with the Laurens County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department along with many representatives of areas from across the County. Watch for, new branding to be unveiled in 2017.
Agriculture Committee – Comprised of Chamber Board members, Farm Bureau leaders and Agribusiness owners within Laurens County. Helps promote and educate the important role Agriculture plays in the overall economy of Laurens County through an annual Industry & AgTour.