Chamber Connection

"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation" - Paul Theroux

March 4, 2014
Can you feel it in the air? Are you ready? The plants are budding, the precious moments of sunlight are getting longer; Spring is coming! You know what that means, don't you? The Taste of Hartsville is right around the corner, May 1. Be on the lookout for updates regarding Hartsville's most anticipated spring event; an evening in Burry Park full of tasty food and beverages prepared by your local food connoisseurs!


Also coming to you strong, powerful women this spring is the Women in Business Seminar, scheduled for March 26. Mark your calendars now and reserve your seat for this year's seminar highlighting preventive maintenance for every aspect of your life. We will be exploring tips for maintaining wellness, appearance, business skills, legal documents and even your vehicle!


Even though we know you will not need an excuse to get outside this Spring, we have a really good one for you. Saturday, April 5 is the community-wide service day brought to you by Hands on Hartsville. Calling all hands and all hearts for one Hartsville! The Hands on Hartsville project is a project with a mission to bring youth and adult leaders together in support of our precious non-profits, who give so much and receive so little. See the spotlight section below for details on how you can contribute to strengthening four of our local service organizations.


Finally, and by no means leastly, welcome new Chamber member, Lulu's Clothing Boutique! We are so happy to have you on board! Thank you for investing in your community through Chamber membership.


This week's poll: About which area of wellness are you most interested in learning more? Nutrition; Vitamins/Supplements; Alternative Healing; Herbal Remedies

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What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals

HYP Has Arrived!

Visit the HYP Website


Membership: $35/individual or 



Sponsorship Opportunities Available



 Board of Elections and Registrations 



Blue Moon Jazz Gala 




A Taste of Theater 



Memorial Golf Tournament & Auction 


Low Country Boil 




Harlem Rockets vs Hartsville Allstars 




A Taste of Theater 



 Kalmia Garden Oyster Roast 








Color Vibe 5K 



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



The Sideline
Coker College
3/5 Women's Lacrosse vs Queens HOME  at 1pm
3/5 Baseball vs St. Andrews AWAY at 2pm
3/5 Men's Lacrosse vs Queens HOME  at 3pm
3/5 Womens Basketball vs Lenior- Ryne AWAY at 6pm PLAYOFF GAME
3/5 Men's Basketball vs Carson Newman AWAY at 8pm PLAYOFF GAME

Emmanuel Christian



Florence Dar. Tech


Governor's School



Hartsville High

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!
Free Notary Services
Compliments of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
For all Chamber Members
Yard 'n Garden
50% Off the Entire Store
Chamber Members,
to have your Sale, Deal or Discount included 
Email Us  with promotion details.


Hands on Hartsville is a community-wide service project being spearheaded by Coker College Center for Engaged Learning in partnership with your Chamber and Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) Hartsville Campus. Learn more at


April 5, 2014

8:00am - 12:00pm


At the following locations and benefiting:

 Community Boys and Girls Club of Hartsville

Durant Children's Center

Elohim Outreach Center

Children's Rehabilitation Center  & the Community Garden


On April 5, 2014, between 8:00am - 12:00pm, volunteers from throughout the community will complete the selected projects, at no cost to the non-profit organization. A celebration with food and music will occur between 12:00pm - 2:00pm.


How You Can Help - SPONSOR

One of the most important components to make a project like Hands on Hartsville possible is sponsorship. Show you CARE by selecting a sponsorship level.





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Sponsorship monies are tax deductible. Checks may be made payable to Community Foundation for a Better Hartsville with "Hands on Hartsville" in the memo section of the check. Mail to PO Box 578, Hartsville, SC 29551.


How You Can Help - VOLUNTEER

This project will not happen without the support of volunteers to do the work on April 5. All volunteers must register and are encouraged to indicate special interest and/or expertise on the volunteer registration form, so appropriate skill sets are assigned to appropriate projects. Register to volunteer via the volunteer page of the web site or call Tyler Micek of Coker College at 843-383-8173

Welcome New Member


Lulu's Clothing Boutique  


Being at Lulu's is like being at home 


Many people believe the word "boutique" is synonymous with "expensive". Well, not at Lulu's! Lulu's offers clothing, shoes, accessories, and household items at prices ranging from affordable to affordable! Come on in and enjoy superior customer service, clothing for all ages (even kids), and endless browsing of locally designed and crafted clothing and jewelry.


What are you waiting for? Spring is calling!!


108 East College Ave 

Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm,  

Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

(843) 332-5471

Darlington County Humane Society 
Fill the trailer: Save a Can, Save a life

The Darlington County Humane Society is collecting  aluminum cans to help support the Darlington County Animal Shelter. Every can saved will help save the life of a shelter pet. 
Who: Darlington County Humane Society & Darlington County Shelter 
What: Aluminum can drive to raise funds for the Darlington County Humane Society and Shelter
When: March 1-31
Where: Darlington County Animal Shelter, 1705 Harry Byrd Hwy, Darlington

The Midnight Rooster: Food-Off   
Interested in seeing local celebrities outside of their comfort zones? The Midnight Rooster is hosting a Food-Off each Friday in March as these local celebrities compete to sell the most of their signature dish!
This Friday kicks off with
Cal Wheeler.
Make sure you stop by to see what he has whipped up for the start of the competition.
Who: Midnight Rooster, Contestants: Cal Wheeler, Suzy Moyd, Pat Youngblood, Mel Pennington 
 What: A competition in which contestants strive to sell the most of their signature dinner special
When: Every Friday in March (3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28)
5:30 - 9:00pm
Where: The Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina
3rd Annual Blue Moon Jazz Gala 
Come out and enjoy a Live Jazz Concert sponsored by SPC Credit Union to benefit the Harvest Hope  Food Bank. Come see featured performer After Dark. 
Who: Harvest Hope Food Bank, SPC Credit Union   
What: A concert to experience the birth and evolution of Live Jazz. Sponsored by SPC Credit Union to benefit the Harvest Hope Food Bank
When: March 6, 6:00pm
Where: Lawton Park Pavilion, 716 Prestwood Drive
How: A $25 donation is requested in advance, for more info call 843.661.0826
 The Hartsville Community Players: 
Taste of Theater II
They're doing it again! If you enjoyed last year's dinner theater, just wait until you experience what the Hartsville Community Players have done this time.  
Who: The Hartsville Community Players
What: A Dinner Theater full of Monologues, Dialogues and One Acts
When: March 8th, 6:00pm & March 15, 6:00pm
Where: The Gallery at Black Creek Arts, 116 West College Ave
How: Tickets are $30/person and include a complimentary glass of wine, appetizers, a full course meal (catered by Bizzell's) and the performance. Advance tickets sales only, no tickets will be sold at the door. The deadline is March 7! Visit for more info.

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics:  
Low Country Boil 
C'mon y'all! Its a Low Country Boil. The South Carolina Governor's School for Science &
 Mathematics is hosting a Low Country Boil to benefit the Stop Hunger Now campaign for third world countries.
Who: the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics
What: A Low Country Boil styled fundraiser
When: Saturday, March 8, 6:00 pm
Where: Burry Park, Cargill Way (behind the Fairfield Inn)
Why: All proceeds go to help stop hunger in third world countries through the organization Stop Hunger Now.
How: Tickets are $10/person, you will receive $2 off your meal if you donate 3 cans. Visit for more info.
  Good Living Marketplace 
"Come to the Good Livin' O'marketplace, Lads!"
Stop by the Good Living Marketplace to shop local & shop lucky! Pick up your lucky shamrock token and take it to any participating downtown merchants for discounts and prizes!
Who: Main Street Hartsville
When: Saturday, March 8, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Cargill Way, Downtown Hartsville
Shop Local, Shop Lucky!

  Coker Enactus    

This conference was developed out of the experiences of several Enactus students. After Matt Kreider, a Coker Enactus member, participated in an internship with the Darlington Country Police Department, he learned of the struggles that local law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMS experience because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Realizing that veterans are not the only people who experience this disorder, Matt was inspired to make a difference for the people that protect us at home and over seas. 


Observing the large impact that this disorder has on all types of people, Coker Enactus decided to create a PTSD Conference to help any and all types of victims. This PTSD Conference is a great way to continue to address the problems found within our community.

Who: Coker College Enactus
What: A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Conference
When: March 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Coker College, Davidson Hall, 300 East College Ave


Click Here for more info 

Attention: Hartsville Area Voters
Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration will be at the Hartsville Memorial Library on Thursday March 6, between the hours of 10am and 7pm to take Voter ID pictures and register individuals to vote.*
Who: Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration
When: Thursday, March 6, 10am-7pm
Where: Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave
Why: To provide free photo ID and voter registration services
*Voters are required by State Law to have a photo ID to vote in person. The following are forms of ID that a voter can use to vote.
-SC Drivers License
-SC DMV ID card
-SC Voter Registration Card w/ photo
-Federal Military ID
-United States Passport 
"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



Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. To schedule an appointment call 843.332.6401


Hartsville Kiwanis Club

Meets weekly on Thursdays 12:15pm at the Hartsville Country Club


Hartsville Lions Club

Meets weekly  on Thursday at 12:30pm at Mr. B's Restaurant in Lydia.


Hartsville Rotary Club

Meets  weekly on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm at Pam's Restaurant


Hartsville Toastmasters

Meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7pm. Black Creek Arts Center

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


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PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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