Chamber Connection

"You attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." - Zig Ziglar
March 11, 2014

A wise man -or puppet, rather- once said 'It's not easy being green'. Well, sorry Kermit, but this week the Chamber has to disagree! As spring rolls out across our beautiful city, the sidewalks and streets are getting greener, new businesses are 'springing' into existence, and of course, the Chamber is working as hard as ever to put more 'green' in the pockets of local business owners.


As you'll see in our new member section, one new business is Carolyn Atkinson's Rodan & Fields operation. We are excited to welcome her to Chamber membership, and we hope you'll read all about the exciting line of products she has brought to Hartsville. Of course, the Chamber has known Carolyn for some time now, and she's no 'greenhorn' when it comes to business, so we know she'll enjoy plenty of success!

St. Patrick's Day is on Monday, March 17, so go out and grab some green garb from Hartsville's great garment stores: Belk, Hartsville Army-Navy, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Minnie's Giftique, Lulu's, and Wal-Mart! Save some green and look good doing it!

Ok, ready for one last 'green' gag? Stop by the Chamber office this week to enter Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork's drawing for a FREE 60-minute massage. If you win, won't your friends be green with envy?

This week's poll: What is your favorite way to stay "green?" Click Here

What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals

HYP Has Arrived!

Visit the HYP Website


Membership: $35/individual or 



Sponsorship Opportunities Available




Harlem Rockets vs Hartsville Allstars 




A Taste of Theater 



 Kalmia Garden Oyster Roast 



Bel Canto Company



Oyster Roast







Color Vibe 5K 




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



The Sideline
Coker College
 3/11 Baseball vs Claflin AWAY at 5pm

3/11 Men's & Women's Tennis vs GRU AWAY  at 1pm

3/11 Softball vs Johnson C. Smith AWAY  at 2pm

3/13 Men's Lacrosse vs Dominican HOME at 12pm

3/14 Baseball vs Carson Newman HOME  at 2pm

3/14 Men's and Women's Tennis vs Carson Newman AWAY 3pm

3/14 Wrestling at NCAA National Championship AWAY  8am

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.

Women In Business Seminar


March 26, 8am - 5pm

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center


The 2014 Women in Business Seminar is an all-day event for the community's businesswomen to learn, network, and grow. This year's theme is 'Preventive Maintenance for Every Aspect of Your Life'. Expert presentations will touch on topics such as: Career, Health, Body, Appearance, Vehicle, and Legal Documents. As you know, preventive maintenance of each of these aspects is of critical importance, and the Chamber has assembled a great group of speakers to help address these concerns. The dynamic lineup of presenters includes some of the best and brightest businesspeople Hartsville has to offer, so you do not want to miss your opportunity to learn from these local luminaries!

In addition to the great speakers and presentations, the Seminar offers attendees a chance to meet and develop relationships with some of Hartsville's most important individuals. The fabulous networking at the event is just another reason to save the date!

Carolina Pines Regional Medical center is hosting this Chamber event again, and we look forward to seeing you at the Seminar! Tickets are limited, and the event has been a sellout in the past, so get your tickets today by contacting the Chamber.


Phone: 843-332-6401



Tickets are $50 for Chamber members, $60 for non-members. Please feel free to contact the Chamber to purchase tickets or with any questions you may have.


See you at the Seminar!   











Welcome New Member



Independent Consultant: Carolyn Atkinson

I am proud to represent Rodan & Fields Dermotologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan and Fields

 is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist....without an appointment.


Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields havre also taught me that achieving great skin requires more than great products. When you visit my website at make sure you check out the tips from the doctors, experience our exclusive Solution Tool and read up on the Doctor's seasonal skin-care recommendations. I am personally very proud to be part of a company who believes in paying it forward. The Prescription For Change Foundation is a non profit organization funded by Rodan & Fields, LLC and voluntary contributions by Rodan & Fields Consultants. This foundation is dedicated to supporting lives ast risk. You can read more about the Foundation on the webiste.

Rodan & Fields can truly transform your skin. I have personally witnessed the difference these products have made on people's skin and in their lives. Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields I am committed to exceedding your expections and always here to help.


- Carolyn Atkinson  


Leadership Hartsville Class of 2013 Invites you to the Inaugural Fox Hunt & Tales on the Town Project Unveiling Ceremony

 Inaugural Fox Hunt
What: A Downtown scavenger hunt made up of 13 bronze fox sculptures located in very important sites around downtown Hartsville. 
When: Thursday, March 20, 4:30pm
Where: Hartsville City Hall, 100 East Carolina Ave
 Tales on the Town Project Unveiling Ceremony 
What: A Ceremony and Business After Hours to celebrate the unveiling of Tales on the Town. 
When: Thursday, March 20, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Where: Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way

Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball vs The Hartsville All Stars

Who: Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team, The Hartsville All Stars sponsored by Sonoco and Carolina Pines Hospital and hosted by the Hartsville Area Recreation Department
What: A basketball comedy game to raise funds for the Hartsville Area Recreation Department
When: Friday, March 14, 7pm
Where: Hartsville High School Gym, 701 Lewellen Ave

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!
Next Chef: Suzy Moyd
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 (3/14, 3/21, 3/28)
5:30 - 9:00pm
Where: The Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina
 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 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 13! Visit for more info.

Kalmia Gardens Oyster Roast
The Oyster Roast at Kalmia is right around the corner! March 15! Do you  have your ticket yet? This year live music will be provided by Todd Norris and tickets are $35/person. Live music, libations, heavy appetizers, soup, desserts, and SC low country oysters, its too good to be true! For ticket information call 843.383.8145  
When: Saturday, March 15, 4pm-7pm
Where: Kalmia Gardens, 1624 West Carolina Ave
How: Tickets $35/person call 843.383.8145 or visit more info.
  Hartsville-Coker Concert Association presents Bel Canto in Concert
Dr. Welborn Young
Artistic Director & Conductor   
The Hartsville-Coker Concert Association 2013-2014 
season presents a Bel Canto Company concert, the Piedmont's Premier Choral ensemble. The Concert will take place at West Hartsville Baptist Church on 1003 West Carolina Avenue. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Who: Hartsville-Coker Concert Association
When: Sunday, March 16th, 3pm
Where: West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 West Carolina Avenue
How: Admission at the door, Adults/$25 Children Under 18, students/ $7 Free with Coker ID

Savvy Mag:
Savvy Mag is preparing for the April/May Spring issue for Darlington County. Deadline for ad space is March 26. Photography and graphic design is available at no additional cost. Contact Shawn Johnson at 843.618.0977.  
Congratulations goes to Elaine Hodges, Director of ALPHA Recruitment at Coker College, for winning the drawing for a laptop case from Southern Office Supply
To have your group or organization's annoucements included here Email Us with details.


"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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