Chamber Connection
"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin.
 Beginning makes the conditions perfect." -Alan Cohen
January 14, 2014
Congratulations to the Good Living Marketplace Chili Cook-Off winners! Best Chili in town award recipients are Hartsville Fire Department, Bizzell's Food & Spirits, and Polar Bear Cycling Club. Thank you to all contestants for providing such a tasty way to
kick-off a Saturday!! Rainy weather can't stop Hartsville from having a celebration!

Hartsville has many exciting things happening this month. Hartsville Young Professionals (HYP) are kicking-off the new year with their first networking event on January 30 at the Landmark Inn. See the new HYP sidebar for details. The young professionals will be attending the Dancing With The Stars event after the networking event. Be sure to get your tickets before they run out! Details are available in the spotlight section below.
Finally, be sure to get your tickets for the Chamber's 93rd Annual Membership Banquet!! We can't wait to share with you our 2013 accomplishments and plans for 2014. It's a new year and we have A LOT planned! And we know you must be wondering who will be awarded Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Caregiver of the Year. There may even be some surprises in store for you at the Banquet, so plan to enjoy dinner, cocktails and the smooth sounds of Lady Di and the Lizardmen. January 23 at 6:00pm at the Hartsville Country Club. Tickets are available at the Chamber office.
Today's Poll: Which do you prefer? Pork, Beef, Chicken, Shrimp Click Here
What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals
Countdown to Networking Event:
16 days
January 30
5:30pm at Landmark Inn
Sponsored by Governor's School for Science & Mathematics, Midnight Rooster, & Landmark Inn

For more information about any of the above events please click the link.

The Sideline
Coker College


1/15 Women's Basketball vs Catawba HOME at 6pm


1/15 Men's Basketball

vs Catawba HOME  at 8pm


1/15 Wrestling vs UNC Pembroke  HOME at 7pm


1/18 Men's Volleyball @ King University Tournament AWAY 12pm, 2pm


1/18 Women's Basketball vs Carson-Newman AWAY at 2pm


1/18 Men's Basketball vs Carson-Newman AWAY at 4pm

Emmanuel Christian


 1/14 Boys and Girls Basketball vs South Pointe Christian HOME at 5pm


Florence Dar. Tech


Governor's School



Hartsville High

1/14 Boys and Girls Basketball vs Lakewood HOME at 6pm
1/14 Wrestling vs Eau Claire AWAY at 6pm
1/18 Boys and Girls Basketball vs Darlington HOME at 6pm
Sales, Deals & Discounts
Army Navy Store
Select Styles & Special Orders
Henderson-ACE Hardware Carolina Sportsman
25-50% off Sale 
Athletic Gear, Deer Stands, Deer Feeders, Boots, Jackets, Shirts & Pants
Raceway Ford Cheverolet
$23.95 Lube, Oil & Filter Change
Hartsville and Darlington Locations Call 332.0185 
Prescription Drug Card
Compliments of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
Save up to 75% on brand and generic medications
Stop by the Chamber and get yours today!
Chamber Members,
to have your Sale, Deal or Discount included 
Email Us  with promotion details.
Dancing with the Stars
The most anticipated event of the year is coming January 30
General admission tickets are now on sale!
Buy tickets at Burry Bookstore and Carolina Bank. 
Tickets cost $40. 
You will not want to miss this black tie event!
Ballots are available 
at most downtown businesses and at the Chamber. 
Each vote costs $10
Remember, all proceeds benefit Pee Dee Coalition on the Prevention of Domestic & Sexual Assault.
First Responders Night at Coker College
Men & Women's Basketball Game

Coker Cobras vs Catawba Indians  
Wednesday, January 15th at 6pm
Who: Coker College Cobras Men & Women's Basketball Teams 
What:  Basketball game and a night to celebrate First Responders.
When: Wednesday, January 15, 6:00pm
Where: Timberlake-Lawton Gymnasium, 317 East Carolina Ave.   
 First-response personnel such as
fire, police, and emergency medical service workers, and their families,
will receive FREE admission to both games.
Thank you for your service!
Purple Glove Day
Dance Team Application Deadline
January 18
The American Cancer Society is seeking
Dance Teams!
Praise Teams, Cheerleaders, Krumpers, Hip-Hoppers, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Dance Hall, Pop-Lock, Folk, Clog, Step, Mime, Fraternities, Sororities, anyone with rhythm!
Who: American Cancer Society
What:  Half-time dance performance teams at the March 8 Pee Dee Viper Game.  Dancers will celebrate cancer survivors and raise awareness.
When: Deadline for dance team submissions is Saturday, January 18
How:  Click here for more information 
MLK Celebration  
A commemorative service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is free and open to the public followed by a light lunch sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Hartsville  Click Here
Who:  People to People of Hartsville
What: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service featuring Keynote speaker Mr. Bhakati Larry Hough
When: Monday, January 20, 12/Noon
Where: Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church,
1801 N. 5th St
In-Lobby Display
Hartsville Memorial Library
Job & Interview Preparation Class
January 25th
-Instruction on resume
-appropriate interview attire
-interview techniques
1 of 6 Monthly Seminars
147 West College Ave 
Phone: 843.332.5115
Fax: 843.332.7071
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm
RECAP: Good Living Marketplace Chili Cook-Off pictures Click Here

A thank you from the Darlington County Disability and
Special Needs Board Click Here
Coming Up: 90 Days until Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Click Here
Christmas in April Applications are now available in the Chamber Office, Applications due February 28th
Savvy Mag is preparing for the February/March issue for Darlington County.Deadline for ad space is January 17. Photography and graphic design is available at no additional cost. Contact Shawn Johnson at 843.618.0977 
"Let's Meet Up"
Toastmasters of Hartsville:
Next Meeting: January 27 All meetings will be on the
2nd and 4th Monday on the 1st floor of the Black Creeks Art Council beginning at 7:00pm
Hospice Care of SC Grief Support:
Next Meeting: January 21st Grief Support is a special monthly support group to help cope with the loss of a loved one. This group meets every 3rd Tuesday at 4:30pm at Hospice Care of SC.
To have your group or organization's meeting included here Email Us with details.


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Hartsville, SC 29551

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