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Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce 68th Annual Chamber Banquet

March 17, 2023

Congratulations, to Marnie Schwartz-Hanley, Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, and the board of directors on a successful 68th Annual Chamber Banquet! Fun evening of celebrations and networking!

Clinton Downtown Association

March 16, 2023

Clinton Downtown Association Graysen Martin, our Marketing & Communications Coordinator, got to enjoy Scoops on West Main muffins again this morning AND hang with the new Mayor of Clinton, Randy Randall, lucky girl! The City of Clinton, SC Downtown Association meeting was a great opportunity to connect with local business owners and hear all the…

The Brew Laurens County

March 15, 2023

Another great meeting of The Brew Laurens County on March 15th in the downtown City of Clinton, SC! We enjoyed hearing from our featured entrepreneur, Jason Devette, about his business journey and goals for Scoops on West Main. Providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to share their experiences and goals is a valuable way to inspire and…

Ambassador Spotlight – Adele Alducin

February 22, 2023

Ambassador Spotlight – Adele Alducin Tell us about yourself. I am Adele “Delly” Alducin.  I am a music enthusiast, concert junkie, and hat lover.  I am currently creating custom hats for other hat lovers to enjoy.  I am an animal lover…always wanting to take the strays home.  I am a wife, and mother of adult…

44th Annual Dinner & Awards

February 10, 2023

Our 44th Annual Dinner & Awards may have been the best yet! February 9th, we enjoyed an evening of networking and celebration. Thank you to all who sponsored and attended this event. Congratulations to all award nominees and recipients!

The Brew Laurens County

January 20, 2023

The Brew Laurens County – Jan. 18 Businesses supporting businesses at The Brew-Laurens County this morning! Tom Ashley, the owner of Lakeview Bar-B-Q LLC, was our featured entrepreneur and shared his experiences and goals for the business. Thank you to all who came to “brew” with us! Special thanks to our co-hosts, Main Street Laurens…

Spotlight on the Ambassador – Melinda Gray

December 6, 2022

Ambassador Spotlight – Melinda Gray Tell us about yourself. I am married for 40 years and have one son and a bonus daughter. I have the best network of friends and support system. I am fortunate to have a career I love that has enabled me to be a part of our community.   Where…

COG Visit to Laurens County

December 1, 2022

COG Visit to Laurens County Thank you, Upper Savannah Council of Governments – USCOG, for spending your day in Laurens County, discussing growth, community development, and partnerships. What a great day of networking, learning, & relationship-building, filled with amazing hosts & speakers!

14th Annual Oyster Roast/Football Fan Challenge

November 9, 2022

14th Annual Oyster Roast/Football Fan Challenge

3rd Quarter Award Recipients

November 9, 2022

Congratulations to our quarterly award winners, Jervelle Fort and Sadler Hughes Apothecary! Jervelle Fort, with SC DHEC, was nominated by her fellow Ambassadors for the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the 3rd Quarter award. Since joining our Ambassador program earlier this year, Jervelle has quickly committed to Chamber involvement and member support. Thank…

The Brew – Laurens County

November 9, 2022

The Brew – Oct. 19 Thank you to all who joined us for last week’s meeting of The Brew – Laurens County! Shelby Bruce, the owner of TG Consignment Boutique on Main Street Clinton, SC, was the featured speaker and shared her experiences and goals for her business. Tipsy Gypsy Consignment Boutique opened in July…

Touchdown Club

October 21, 2022

Thank you Anderson University head football Coach, Bobby Lamb, for joining us at yesterdays Touchdown Club Meeting! We recognized two Laurens District 55 High School senior student-athletes for being awarded Play of the Week. Congratulations to wide receiver and special teams player Cayson Elledge,and linebacker, running back and special team player Jordan Roberts. Keep up…

15th Annual Legislative Barbecue

October 21, 2022

15th Annual Legislative Barbecue Thank you, Piedmont Technical College, for hosting the 15th Annual Legislative Barbecue at THE LINKS at Stoney Point. Dr. Hope Rivers and the Presidential Ambassadors were inspirational! Fran Wiley’s work with the Piedmont Technical College Foundation makes such a positive impact on so many lives. We are appreciative of the many…

Rotary Club of Laurens Guest Speakers

October 20, 2022

Thank you, Rotary Club of Laurens, for inviting us to speak at last week’s meeting! We enjoyed getting to share exciting Chamber updates and upcoming events. Communication and Marketing Coordinator, Graysen Martin, spoke about one of our newer initiatives, The Brew -Laurens County.

Meet our Tourism Marketing Manager, Christian Taylor

October 18, 2022

Meet our Tourism Marketing Manager, Christian Taylor Christian Taylor joins us as our new Tourism Marketing Manager. Christian, originally from Greenville, SC, relocated to northern Laurens County in 2019. Since graduating from Furman University, with a B.A in Business Administration, she worked for the Greenville County School District’s STEAM program, while developing her freelance work…

Business After Hours at South Bend Winery

October 14, 2022

Business After Hours at South Bend Winery Thank you South Bend Winery and Greenwood SC Chamber for a great collaborative event! Business leaders from both counties came out last night… for a fun time with wine, networking, & music by Dixie Barns! Larry N Mandy Cozine purchased the six beautiful acres of 100-year-old farmland with…

National Disability Employment Month

October 11, 2022

National Disability Employment Month Luncheon What an inspirational event! What amazing partnerships in Laurens County, supporting our students! Thank you Mrs. Carolyn Beasley Shortt for your leadership and the support of the many people from Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department, Laurens County School District 56, and Laurens District 55.…

Southern Twist & Trade Ribbon Cutting

October 7, 2022

Southern Twist & Trade Ribbon Cutting We love Southern Twist & Trade! What a great crowd to help us celebrate; thank you to their amazing team, The City of Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn, Main Street Laurens Director Jonathan Irick, County Council Chair Brown Patterson, the Todd’s, and many loyal customers for joining us for their…

Spotlight on the Ambassador – Lee Anne Kitchen

October 6, 2022

Tell us about yourself. I’m an avid yoga student.  I have completed by 200-hour yoga teaching certificate & hope to start my 500 – hour accreditation soon! In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, and visiting Biltmore Estates often. My retirement dream is to one day be old and gray and work at Biltmore…

Brewing at the Clinton ROTARY

October 4, 2022

Guest Speakers at Clinton Rotary The Clinton Rotary invited us to come to speak at their meeting on Tuesday, October 4th. Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Graysen Martin, shared about The Brew. This is a bi-monthly networking and educational opportunity for local entrepreneurs. Courtney Crosby Stonell, Keep Laurens County Beautiful Affiliate Coordinator, reported all the great…

Laurens County Agriculture Tour

September 27, 2022

We had a blast at this year’s annual Laurens County Agriculture tour! Thank you Beekeeper Richard Hanks, Laurens Livestock, Calvin Young Row Crop Operations, and Will Do Jersey Farm for participating. We appreciate the opportunity to co-host this event with Clemson Extension, AgSouth Farm Credit, and Laurens County Farm Bureau (South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation).…

Sweetheart Park Community Garden Ribbon Cutting

September 27, 2022

LCDSN Luncheon

September 23, 2022

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, Laurens County Vocational Rehabilitation, Laurens District 55, and Laurens County School District 56 for a awareness luncheon on October 11th. Yesterday was a beautiful day for a press conference at LDHS!

Love Bailey & The Palmetto Room Ribbon Cutting

September 22, 2022

Love Bailey CPAs & The Palmetto Room Ribbon Cutting There was much to celebrate on Main Street Laurens Square yesterday… The historic building, 111 1/2 East Laurens Street, has been restored and is amazingly beautiful, thanks to entrepreneurs Gary and Apryl Bailey. The building is now filled with their accounting firm Love Bailey CPA’s (long-time…

Touchdown Club – Week 2

September 21, 2022

Smart Business Workshop

July 12, 2022

Recycle Right SC Thank you, Alex Miller, with SC DHEC for partnering with us and Laurens County Chamber to provide a Smart Business Workshop for local businesses! Attendees enjoyed hearing about the variety of ways their business can be more eco-friendly through the SC DHEC’s Smart Business Program.

Laurens County Disability And Special Needs Board Fun Day

July 8, 2022

LCDSNB Fun Day Thanks to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office for inviting us to LCDSNB Fun Day! We started the morning off by talking about the importance of not littering and ways we can recycle our trash. Then we got to get our hands in some dirt by planting flowers in a recycled plastic bottle…

Laurens County Freedom Fest Parade

July 3, 2022

Thank you, The City of Laurens, for hosting the first Laurens County Freedom Fest Parade. We had a fantastic time and were honored to win 2nd place for our float. We would like to congratulate American Legion for the much-deserved first place. We the people support a litter-free Earth!

KLCB Community Champion Award- 2nd Quarter

June 22, 2022

2nd Quarter Community Champion Award The Keep Laurens County Beautiful Community Champion Award recognizes a business, organization, or individual volunteer that has initiated and/or actively engaged in an activity that has significantly contributed to the success of the KLCB program. The recipient of the 2nd quarter award is Marilyn Easter Marilyn Easter has been dedicated…

KLCB Community Champion Award- 1st Quarter

May 2, 2022

KLCB Community Champion Award – 1st Quarter 2022 The Keep Laurens County Beautiful Community Champion Award recognizes a business, organization, or individual volunteer that has initiated and/or actively engaged in an activity that has significantly contributed to the success of the KLCB program. The recipient of this new quarterly award is Roland Tim Sain. Tim…

KLCB Affiliate Announcement

April 27, 2022

Happy B-Earth day! Keep Laurens County Beautiful officially joined the KAB network on Earth Day, Friday, April 22,2022 with a B-Earthday celebration at the Chamber office.  KLCB is the 36th local affiliate across South Carolina. In addition, KLCB joins more than 700 KAB affiliations, including 26 state and several international affiliates.  We can’t send out…

Grab A Bag SC Impact

March 31, 2022

#GrabABagSC Thank you Lt Governor Pamela Evette for spearheading the #GrabABagSC, and partnering with PalmettoPride to Kickoff Grab A Bag event in Laurens County! We are excited about the huge success and turnout from today. We appreciate the great support for our Countywide litter prevention efforts from all participants. During today’s event, we removed 4,020…

KGCB Annual Meeting

March 25, 2022

KGCB Annual Meeting Our KLCB Affiliate Coordinator, Courtney Crosby Stonell, had the opportunity to attend the Keep Greenwood County Beautiful Annual Meeting on March 24th, to show her appreciation for the important partnership we share with Greenwood County. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. :Helen keller We look forward…

Annual Lake Greenwood Cleanup

March 16, 2022

Lake Greenwood Cleanup Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Lake Greenwood Cleanup! This event shows what an impact we can make working together. Keep Laurens County Beautiful (KLCB)  partnered with Keep Greenwood County Beautiful (KGCB) to host this annual event, blanketing the lake parameters with litter removing volunteers. Together we had 227 participants…

“Beautiful” Things Are Happening

March 1, 2022

“Beautiful” things are happening due to the collaboration of leadership across Laurens County … we were thrilled to have the first Keep Laurens County Beautiful Board of Directors meeting yesterday at the Chamber, our new KLCB Affiliate Coordinator, Courtney Crosby Stonell, is doing an amazing job! We look forward to watching this initiative continue to…

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