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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 new Administrative Assistant

October 18, 2022

Meet our Administrative Assistant, Cora Lewis Cora Lewis joins us as our new Administrative Assistant. Cora, graduated from Clinton High School in May of 2022, a year ahead of schedule, she was ranked at the top of her class with High Academic Honors and a 4.9 GPA. Her goal is to learn more about Laurens County and further…

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

Ambassador Spotlight – Jervelle Fort

August 31, 2022

Ambassador Spotlight – Jervelle Fort Tell us about yourself. I was born and currently reside in Greenville, SC.  I’m the mother to a cat named Sage, several fish and snails who occupy a 20 gallon aquarium and 2 bowls, and 8 plants.  I like to travel, cook, shop, and remain active in the many organizations…

Week 1 – Touchdown Club Laurens County

August 29, 2022

Week 1 – Laurens County Touchdown Club It’s that time of year again … Laurens County #TouchDownClub kicked off yesterday at The Ridge Laurens Sc with a record crowd, over 90 people supporting the Clinton Red Devils, Laurens Raiders, Laurens Academy Crusaders, and Presbyterian College Blue Hose Football! Thank you, Gameday Sponsors, Clinton Family YMCA,…

UCC Legislative Listening Tour

August 25, 2022

Upstate Chamber Coalition Legislative Listening Tour Thank you to the Upstate Chamber Coalition (UCC) for joining us this morning Break on the Lake! We heard about and discussed the UCC 2023 Public Policy Agenda & State Policy Issues. What a great partnership opportunity with our friends from the Greenwood SC Chamber.

Spotlight on the Ambassador – Jenny Turner

July 27, 2022

Spotlight on the Ambassador – Jenny Turner Tell us about yourself. I am originally from a small town on the coast of North Carolina and love the beach! I currently live in Spartanburg with my wonderful husband, Roger. We have two fur babies, our cat Marlo and our dog Hector. I also love coffee and…

Lake Greenwood Clean-Up

July 7, 2021

This year, the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, through the Laurens County Beautification efforts, are partnering to advance the impact of the annual clean-up on the Laurens County side of Lake Greenwood. Community volunteers, including adults and student groups, are encouraged to participate in the 13th annual Lake…

Litter Prevention & Beautification Efforts Continue to Grow Across Laurens County

June 11, 2021

LAURENS COUNTY, SC, June 11, 2021– Laurens County Council, the City of Clinton, City of Fountain Inn, and City of Laurens, in partnership with the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office are cracking down on litter through the Litter Prevention Task Force.  The County wide partnership includes areas of impact,…

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