Chamber Connection
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin  
March 25, 2014

Live and learn - these three words represent a freedom from regret, and a call to improve. They encourage one to embrace one's mistakes and take advantage of an opportunity to grow. These three words sum up perfectly the reasons many of us have made Hartsville our home. No other town offers quite the opportunities to live, and to learn, that one can find in Hartsville.


Hartsville prides itself on education, and our world-class schools and colleges have begun taking registrations for new and returning students in 2015. Though summer vacation looms, this is the perfect time to get yourself or your family squared away for the 2015 school year. Complete you registration today, and enjoy the peace of mind of having it done all summer!

Learning is not strictly confined to schools, though; there are opportunities all around you to grown and be inspired. The Women in Business Seminar tomorrow is just such an opportunity - get your tickets today before they are sold out! SERVPRO is also providing professional education in the near future with their FREE mold mitigation & remediation course. This course will county at 4 CE credit hours. If you are in the insurance business you know how important CE credits are, so be sure to take advantage of this free course.

Finally, take a moment this week to learn about our fair city, free of charge. The Hartsville Museum offers a deep and insightful look into our history - the who's and how's of what made Hartsville the city it is today. The recently unveiled Tales on the Town downtown scavenger hunt is a new and exciting part of Hartsville's character. Find all 13 of them and enjoy the journey through some of our town's points of interest.

Schools, seminars, history, and new adventures define Hartsville's ability to 'live and learn'.

This week's poll: How do you learn best? Click Here

What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals

This summer, HYP has the opportunity to form a beginner's mixed doubles tennis

 team (or two).

Interest Form



Sponsorship Opportunities Available





Women in Business Seminar






Night of Elegance



Earth Day CelebrationDuckCup Race

Hands on Hartsville



Artsville Open Mic



Concerts on College

Coker College Choreography Showcase



Good Living MarketplaceFanFest 500



Mold Mitigation & Remediation Course



Concerts on College



Boston Butt Bog/Fish Stew



Master Gardener Plant Sale

Artsville House Concert

Spring Choral




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



The Sideline
Coker College


3/25 Men's Volleyball vs Barton HOME at 7pm
3/26 Baseball vs Belmont Abbey AWAY at 2pm
3/26 Softball vs Queens AWAY at 2pm
3/26 Softball vs Queens AWAY  at 4pm
3/27 Men's Volleyball vs Erskine AWAY at 7pm
3/28 Baseball vs Tusculum AWAY at 6pm
3/28 Men's and Women's Tennis vs Mars Hill  HOME  at 1pm



Emmanuel Christian



Florence Dar. Tech

3/26 Baseball vs Frederick Community College AWAY at 430pm
3/26 Baseball vs Frederick Community College AWAY at 7pm
3/28 Softball vs Surry Community College  HOME at 2pm
3/28 Softball vs Surry Community College HOME at 4pm

Governor's School



Hartsville High

3/26 Baseball vs Spring Valley AWAY at 630pm
3/27 Boy's Golf vs Malboro County AWAY  at 430pm
3/27 Boy's Tennis vs West Florence HOME  at 430pm
3/27 Track vs Crestwood AWAY at 530pm
3/27 Boys's and Girl's Soccer vs South Florence AWAY at 6pm
 3/27 Softball vs Crestwood HOME at 630pm
3/28 Boy's and Girl's Soccer vs Lakewood HOME at 6pm
3/28 Baseball vs Marlboro County HOME at 6pm
3/28 Softball vs Marlboro County HOME at 730pm



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.
April 5, 2014 


Hands on Hartsville is a project spearheaded by Coker College's Center for Engaged Learning in partnership with Florence Darlington Technical College's Hartsville Campus and the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. It is a community-wide service day to benefit local non-profit organizations in Hartsville on April 5, 2014

The 2014 Hands on Hartsville service project recipients include:

  • Community Boys and Girls Club
  • Durant Children's Center
  • Elohim Outreach Center
  • Children's Rehabilitation Center at the Community Garden

 Visit their Facebook Page & Website


Contact the Chamber for more info   843.332.6401

Welcome New Member



National Boys & Girls Club Week

 (March 23- March 29)  


The Hartsville Boys & Girls Club opened in December 1999 through the joint effort of the Butler Heritage Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area. The Hartsville Boys & Girls Club is responsible for touching the lives of 125-130 youth a day.


They help prepare youngsters to lead our community in the future. Their professional staff provides consistent guidance and support in a safe and friendly environment where members can have fun with their friends, learn new skills, do their schoolwork, and develop a solid foundation for a positive future.


Their mission is to inspire and enable all  young people from throughout the Pee Dee Area, especially those who need them most, to become productive, responsible, and caring citzens.


Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
2:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., ages 6-18

Non-school days:
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Membership is $10 per school semester


Visit their website

1003 S. 6th Street, Hartsville

 (843) 332-1400

 Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
Women in Business Seminar 

"Preventive Maintenance 
for Every Aspect of Your Life"
March 26, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center 


Space is limited! 
Buy your tickets today! 


The Annual Women in Business Seminar at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is a full-day educational and networking opportunity specifically for women.


Under the guidance of experts, we will explore methods for keeping every aspect of your life "in-tune":  
  •  Keeping Health In-Tune
    • Important Health Screenings & Tests
    • Food as Medicine
  • Keeping Career In-Tune
    • Resume & Skill Maintenance
  • Keeping Appearance In-Tune
    • Skin Care
    • Wardrobe & Make-Up
    • Accessorizing & Work-to-Evening Wear
  • Keeping Body In-Tune
    • Work & Office Friendly Exercise
    • Injury Prevention
  • Keeping Vehicle In-Tune
    • Vehicle Maintenance Tips
  • Keeping Legal Documents In-Tune
    • Which Ones and Why?
Who: Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center & Chamber member businesses
What: A full-day, educational and informational seminar specifically for women in business; breakfast & lunch provided
When:  March 26, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, 1304 W Bobo Newsom Hwy
How: Tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. Breakfast & lunch are included. To purchase tickets, email or call 843-332-6401.  

 Florence-Darlington Tech in Hartsville will be opening Summer AND Fall 2014 registration beginning April 7!



New courses have been added to fit a large demand!

 A record enrollment in the Fall is expected so they are encouraging everyone to register as soon as possible.


New students should complete an application online at, bring in a copy of their high school diploma or GED to the Hartsville Site, and forward a copy of ACT/SAT scores or take the placement test here.  Appointments are required.  For any information or to schedule an appointment, students can call us at  

843.383.4500 or find us on Facebook at 





Now accepting applications for GoSciTech Summer Camp


The Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for GoSciTech, GSSM's week-long, residential summer camp for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders. The online application is available at:

  Courses offered include, but are not limited to: CSI, Pre-Med and Anatomy, Programming with Minecraft, Engineering, Robotics Programming, Science of Music, Creating Computer Games, Marine Conservation Biology and Carolina 201, a race engineering camp in partnership with Darlington Raceway. 

Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting
The Public is invited to attend a Community Crime Watch Meeting Saturday, March 29 at 10am. The Meeting will be held at the Jerusalem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 301 S. 6th Street. For more info contact City Councilwoman Adlena Graham at 843.332.4273
What:  Community Crime Watch Meeting
When:  Saturday, March 29, 10am
Where: Jerusalem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 S. 6th St.
The American Cancer Society Presents:
Survivor's Night of Elegance
Calling ALL Darlington and Florence County Cancer Survivors. The American Cancer Society is hosting a Survivors Night of Elegance to celebrate life and remember loved ones lost. Join them Thursday night at 6:30pm in the SiMT building of Florence-Darlington Tech. This event is free for survivors and 1 guest. Seating is limited and must be reserved. To RSVP call 843.536.0962
Who: American Cancer Society
What: A Night of Celebration and Remembrance
When:  Thursday, April 3, 6:30pm
Where: SiMT (Florence-Darlington Tech Campus)
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School Presents:
Titan Trot - A 5K & Fun Run
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School is hosting a 5K & Fun Run this Saturday March 29, 9am at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School on 5001 Hoffmeyer Rd. The 5K & Fun Run is an Annual Fundraiser for the Booster Club and Parent Guild. For more information call 843.395.9124
Who: Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School 
What: 5K & Fun Run
When:  Saturday, March 29, 9am
Where: 5001 Hoffmeyer Rd, Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School
The Midnight Rooster: 
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: Mayor Mel Pennington
Who: Midnight Rooster, Contestants: Cal Wheeler, Suzy Moyd, Pat Youngblood, Mayor Mel Pennington 
What: A competition in which contestants strive to sell the most of their signature dinner special
When:  Friday, March 28, 5:30 - 9:00pm 
Where: The Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina
Recap: Leadership Hartsville Class of 2013 Unveiling Ceremony Click Here for Photos 
Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County Shoe Drive Click Here
The City of Hartsville is now collecting events for the May/June Event Card. Contact 843.383.3015 with details or email Russell Cox
The Christmas in April team captain/co-captain breakfast meeting will be held at West Hartsville Baptist Church at 7:30am on Friday, April 4
To have your group or organization's announcements 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 


Pilot Club of Hartsville

Meets the fourth Monday of each Month at 6:00 pm at their Club House across the street from Lawton Park Tennis Courts.



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.


Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce | 843.332.6401 |
214 N. Fifth Street
PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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