Chamber Connection

"To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect" - Oscar Wilde 
February 6, 2014
Now, we aren't saying that a lot of people are responding to our weekly poll questions and the responses we are receiving are quite interesting. It was a 50/50 split for the Super Bowl question. Sorry Bronco fans. Congratulations Seahawk fans. Also, 80% of responders are most passionate about education over infrastructure (20%), health care (no votes) and environment/energy (no votes). The question receiving the most voting participants was the food question! Fifty-seven percent of respondents prefer shrimp, which is why we chose to include shrimp and grits for the Annual Banquet buffet. Thank you all for voting! Again, we aren't saying that these statistics are representative of a large sample. Imagine the strength of voice the Chamber could have if more people participated in the polls....
Next up from the Chamber, our Annual Business Expo! You won't want to miss this networking opportunity presented by Raceway Ford Chevrolet. Not only is the Business Expo the perfect venue for new and existing businesses to develop important networking relationships, it is a fabulous opportunity for the community to learn about local products and services in one, warm, location; the YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee! See the spotlight section for details! Reserve your booth space today!
This Week's Poll Question: Are you interested in vacationing in a foreign country?  yes or no? Click Here
What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals
Artsville Saturday Night Concert Series Tickets are now on sale.

Thanks to all those who helped make the inaugural HYP Networking Event a success. Visit their Facebook Page

The Sideline
Coker College


2/7 Softball vs USC Aiken AWAY at 3pm
2/7 Softball vs Clark Atl. AWAY at 5pm
2/7 Baseball vs Wingate AWAY at 6pm
2/8 Wrestling at Newberry Open at 9am
2/8 Softball vs South Carolina St. AWAY at 9am
2/8 Men's Tennis vs Winthrop AWAY at 930am
2/8 Softball vs Benedict AWAY at 1pm
 2/8 Baseball vs Wimgate AWAY at 1pm
2/8 Women's Basketball vs Mars Hill HOME at 2pm
2/8 Men's Volleyball vs Belmont Abbey AWAY at 2pm
2/8 Softball vs St. Augustine AWAY at 3pm
2/8 Men's Basketball vs Mars Hill HOME at 4pm
2/9 Wrestling at King Dual at 10am

Emmanuel Christian


2/6 Boys and Girls Baskebtall vs Conway Christian AWAY  at 6pm


Florence Dar. Tech


2/7 Softball vs Southeastern CC HOME  at 1pm
2/7 Softball vs Southestern CC HOME  at 5pm
2/7 Baseball vs Darton St. College AWAY at 5pm
2/8 Softball vs USC Sumter AWAY at 12pm
2/8 Baseball vs Darton St College AWAY at 12pm
2/8 Softball vs USC Sumter AWAY at 2pm
2/8 Baseball vs Volunteer St CC AWAY at 230pm
2/9 Baseball vs Wallace-Dothan CC AWAY  at 1pm

Governor's School

2/6 Boys and Girls Basketball vs Pee Dee Academy HOME at 6pm
2/7 Boys and Girls Basketball vs Lamar HOME at 6pm


Hartsville High

2/6 Boys and Girls Basketball vs Marlboro County AWAY at 6pm
2/8 Wrestling Playoff HOME at 12pm
2/8 Boys and Girls Baskebtall vs Darlington AWAY at 2pm
Sales, Deals & Discounts
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.
  2014 Business Expo
presented by 
Raceway Ford Chevrolet

Don't miss this valuable networking and 
low-cost marketing opportunity.  

Who: Greater Hartsville Chamber and Raceway Ford Chevrolet
What: Business-to-business networking event and public expo of local products and services in the Hartsville area
When: Thursday, February 27; 5:00-6:00pm is Business to Business; 6:00-8:00pm open to the public
Where: YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee Gymnasium
How: Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve booth space: $50 for an 8' table and 2 chairs. (843) 332-6401

 Annual Pilot Club
Heart Health Luncheon



Who: The Pilot Club of Hartsville

What: Besides a delicious meal you will learn about recognizing and responding to the symptoms of Stroke and Heart Attack

When:Friday, February 7th 12pm

Where:Pilot Club House on Lanier Street - across from Lawton Park Tennis Courts

How: $8 to attend Call 332.5415 or 383.8360


The Wellness Marketplace
Presents the Daniel Plan


Who: The Wellness Marketplace
What: 6 week challenge of FREE group meetings, fitness classes and endless resources
When:  Starting February 6th, every following Thursday at 7pm for 6 weeks
Where:  The Wellness Marketplace Lecture Lounge
116 N. 5th Street
How: Call 843.332.9700 to sign up today
Good Living Marketplace:
Souper Bowl Cook-off

Who: Main Street Hartsville
What: Souper Bowl Cook-off
When: Saturday, February 8 10am-2pm
Where: Cargill Way, Downtown Hartsville
If you thought chili was fun, wait 'til you visit the Soup Slam Competition! The tastiest challengers a bowl can hold! And join them for a collection of vendors, artisans, farmers and craftspeople selling hand-crafted items, organic cheeses, meats and so much more!

For more information, call Suzy Moyd at 843.383.3015, or Nancy Myers at 843.858.0742.
Black Creek Arts Council presents:
Share Your Heart With the Arts

Who: Black Creek Arts Council 
What: Annual Fundraiser & Valentine's Day Party
When: Friday, February 14 7-10pm
Where: Black Creek Arts Council,

Black Creek Arts Council is hosting "Share Your Heart With the Arts" our annual Valentine's party. February 14, 2014, at Black Creek Arts Center.

There will be a live and silent auction covering visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. We will provide heavy hors d'oeuvers, adult beverages, and live music for your enjoyment. The funds raised for this event will help Black Creek Arts Council continue to foster the Arts in Darlington County.

Bring your sweetie or bring a group of friends for a wonderful evening.



Call Black Creek Arts for your reservations at 843-332-6234. TICKET SALES ARE LIMITED!

For more information, please call 843.332.6234 or email

Burry Bookstore
Wall of Love 

Write a love poem, note, or words of appreciation to someone you love and post it for all to see at Burry Bookstore! Purchase your loved one a heart from Burry Bookstore, let them post it on their "Wall of Love". When your loved one comes in to pick up their heart they will also receive a coupon to spend on their next purchase.

  • $5.00 hearts provide your recipient a coupon for $5.00 off of their next purchase of $50.00.
  • $10.00 hearts provide your recipient a coupon for $10.00 off of their next purchase of $100.00.
  • Coupons expire 3-31-14.

Purchasers have their names entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Burry Bookstore gift card. Winner will be notified on Saturday, February 15th.

Help them create their Wall of Love at Burry Bookstore by showing your love to your friends and family!
The City of Hartsville is now collecting information for the March/April Event Card please contact Russell Cox or call 383.3015 ext 1002
Christmas in April Applications are now available in the Chamber Office, Applications due February 28th
"Let's Meet Up"
Relay for Life Darlington County

1st Thursday of each month (Feb, Mar, and Apr)

6:00 for Committee and anyone wanting to join

6:30 for Teams and anyone wishing to start a team

First Presbyterian Church

213 W. Home Ave., Hartsville

To have your group or organization's meeting included here Email Us with details.


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214 N. Fifth Street
PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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