Chamber Connection
"Finishing races is important, but racing is more important."- Dale Earnhardt  
April 8, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen: start your engines! Speed is the name of the game this weekend, as the Bojangles' Southern 500 promises to electrify our city with an influx of race fans ready to take in all we have to offer. Hartsville's great hotels and restaurants will be working double-time to provide the speedy service that Hartsvillians have come to expect. Our excellent shopping centers and specialty boutiques will need to work with pit crew-like precision in order to handle the crowds of excited shoppers.
Speed is important in all business - speed of service, speed in adapting to new technology, and speed in keeping up with changing standards. 

To help you keep up with changing times and professional standards, our new member segment this week features Della's Apron. This new community asset provides professional education and training specializing in child care. Get up to speed on this great new business - more info below!

We at the Chamber hope you'll be racing over to Cargill Way and Burry Park this Saturday for FanFest 500, then slow down for a spell and spend some time enjoying all the activities! There will be gaming, goodies, and great local vendors all in one place - you won't want to miss it!  

This week's poll: Who's got the speed to win the Bojangles' Southern 500? Click Here 

What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals

Concert on College

After Party

Corhole Tournament

Click Here 


 Networking Event

Tuesday, April 22

Click Here





Concerts on CollegeCoker College Choreography Showcase



Good Living MarketplaceFanFest 500



Bunny Hop



Mold Mitigation & Remediation Course



Concerts on College



Boston Butt Bog/Fish Stew



Artsville House Concert

Spring Choral




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



The Sideline
Coker College


4/9 Baseball vs UNC Pembroke AWAY at 6pm
4/10 Tennis vs Tusculum AWAY at 2pm
4/11 Baseball vs Newberry HOME at 3pm
4/11 Women's Lacrosse vs Newberry AWAY at 6pm
4/12 Baseball vs Newberry HOME at 12pm
4/12 Tennis vs Barton AWAY at 1pm
4/12 Softball vs Tusculum HOME at 1pm
4/12 Men's Lacrosse vs Mars Hill AWAY at 2pm

Emmanuel Christian



Florence Dar. Tech


Governor's School

4/10 Tennis vs Hartsville High School at BYERLY PARK 4:30pm


Hartsville High

4/10 Track & Field vs Manning/Darlington  HOME at 5:30pm
4/11 Softball vs Marlboro County AWAY  at 730pm
4/11 Baseball vs Marlboro County AWAY at 6:30pm
4/11 Tennis vs GSSM at BYERLY PARK at 430pm
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
Wellness Marketplace
15% off Rest & Relax supplements
Chamber Members,
to have your Sale, Deal or Discount included 
Email Us  with promotion details.

Save the Date


Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce

will host a

Legislative Breakfast

on Friday, May 9


Coker College Drawing Room

409 E. Home Ave.




In these times of economic uncertainty, the actions of our Legislators are more crucial than ever in solving the challenges of the economy, health care, tax policy, and environmental issues. Come hear updates from your Legislators and Members of Congress. This Legislative Breakfast is your opportunity to express your opinions and hear responses towards plans for policy decisions that will affect the economy and allow the business community to prosper.


Sponsorships Available


Tickets: $15 for members; $25 for non-members


Contact us at (843) 332-6401 or 


Welcome New Member
Della's Apron





Della's Apron provides on-site training and workshops for child care providers of children from birth to age eight. Established in Columbia in 2013, Hartsville native Tameka Phillips has expanded her business to serve the greater Hartsville area. Through Della's Apron, certified trainer Phillips provides interactive, research-based and evidence-based curriculum that includes advanced adult learning techniques, webinars and quality training that has been approved by the Department of Social Services.


If you are a child care provider serving children ages birth to age 8, you will want to connect with Della's Apron to bring your staff team up-to-speed with current standards and strategies for fostering positive development in the children you serve.




Upcoming Event: April 22, 6:30pm

 Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect:

 Responding to Concerns

424 S. 6th Street

 Click here for more info



 or call (803) 605-9849

 Visit their Facebook Page  







Good Living Marketplace & Cruise in Car Show
This is it, race fans!  The event of the year combined with the Good Living Marketplace!  This Saturday, Burry Park will be overloaded with great shopping and fun.  All the excitement and fellowship you've come to expect from the Marketplace will be there, as well as loads of race-themed attractions including:
  • The 1st Annual Cruise-in Car Show
  • Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller
  • Kaitlyn Bailey 'The Lady in Black' - spokesperson for the track 'Too Tough To Tame'
  • Live Music by LandSlide
  • Shuttle service to the race
  • Pit crew challenges
  • Free mobile gaming unit
  • And so much more!

This is absolutely the place to be on race day, Hartsvillians!  Call 383.3015 for more information.

Who: Main Street Hartsville and Darlington County Tourism
What: Vendors, games, cars, and so much more!
When:  Saturday, April 12 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Burry Park - 131 Cargill Way
Concerts on College Ave.
Hartsville's popular outdoor concert series is back with the warm weather!  Kicking off the summer with a bang is the Folsom Prison Gang - a six piece Johnny Cash tribute band!
Kid-friendly food and activities will be provided Swarm, Florence-Darlington Tech's student group.
The season's first cornhole tournament and after-party will be hosted by Hartsville Young Professionals after the show.
Come out and enjoy this great community event!  Call 383.3015 for more information.
Who: Main Street Hartsville sponsored by Sonoco
What: Outdoor concert with family fun for all
When: Thursday, April 10 from 6:00-9:00pm 
Where: College Ave. 

Coker College Student Choreography Showcase 

The Coker College Dance Program will present its annual Spring Student Choreography Showcase April 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Theater of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.

The concert features the senior thesis projects of Dache' Green and Italy Welton.

In addition, this concert will showcase the works of other Coker dance majors, including junior Ashley Lesage and sophomores Cierra Stinson, Darrell Daney and Midori Darr.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. Admission for Coker students, faculty, and staff is free with a Coker ID. 
Who: Coker College Dance Program
What: A showcase of extended choreographic works
When: Thursday, April 10 7:30pm-8:30pm 
Where: Watson Theater, Coker College, 300 E. College Ave.
Artsville Saturday Nights
Dylan Sneed
This Saturday at 5:30pm singer/songwriter Dylan Sneed will return to Hartsville to play at The Midnight Rooster!  This popular artist is part of the Artsville Saturday Nights series.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at  
Who: Dylan Sneed
What: Artsville Saturday Night Concert
When: Saturday, April 12 at 5:30pm 
Where: The Midnight Rooster
How: Tickets are $15 
Bingo Night at Coker College
Bingo!  The Coker College Cobra Club will be hosting Bingo Night this Thursday at the Timberlake-Lawton Gymnasium.  There will be burgers, chicken nuggets, chips, and drinks to keep you refreshed while you mark your cards.  Proceeds will benefit Coker Athletics, so come out and call out - Bingo!
Who: Coker Cobra Club - the official athletic booster club of Coker College
What: Bingo, burgers, and fun!
When: Thursday, April 10.  Doors open at 6:00pm, games start at 6:30
Where: Timberlake-Lawton Gymnasium, Coker College
Bunny Hop 
Get your picture taken with the one and only Easter Bunny!  Join the Pee Dee Coalition for this family-friendly Easter celebration - there will be snacks, face painting, and an egg hunt in addition to everybody's favorite long-eared friend.  Call 669.4694 for more information.
Who: Pee Dee Coalition sponsored by Durant Children's Center
What: A FREE community event to celebrate Easter
When: Friday, April 18 2:00-4:00pm 
Where: 510 W. Carolina Ave.
"Good Morning Hartsville" 4/10    
Lee Freeman, Hartsville YMCA Teen Center
Suzy Moyd, Main Street Hartsville
Christina Belis, Coordinator for Summer Programs for Research Interns for GSSM's Outreach Center.

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 second Christmas in April team captain/co-captain breakfast meeting will be held at West Hartsville Baptist Church at 7:30am on Friday
Darlington County  ONE-STOP-SHOP for free human services Click Here for more details. Sponsored by the Darlington County Coordinating Council
To have your group or organization's announcements included here Email Us with details.


"Let's Meet Up"
The Darlington County Guardian ad Litem Program is holding a candlelight vigil on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm at Centennial Park to honor and remember all child victims of abuse and neglect. The public is welcome to join.
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.


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Hartsville, SC 29551

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