Chamber Connection

"Don't find fault, find a remedy" - Henry Ford  
April 15, 2014

Hop, walk, and run - Hartsville just can't seem to sit still lately!

First, hop on over to the Pee Dee Coalition's FREE Easter celebration this Friday to get your weekend fill of family-friendly fun. The snacks, face-painting, and egg hunting should be enough motivation to get you moving, shouldn't it?

Then, get your walking shoes on. The Born Learning Trail is being unveiled soon at Byerly Park. This joint venture from the United Way of Hartsville and Darlington County First Steps is poised to provide a fun way to develop young children's five key developmental areas: communication, cognition, physical development, social/emotional development, and self-help skills. Enjoy the lovely park while helping a child in your life to develop these critical skills to prepare them for school.

Don't un-lace yet, though! The first weekend in May is loaded with community walks and relays. Nucor Steel and Vulcraft are hosting the 'Petal to the Metal' 5k walk to benefit Lee State Park at 8am on May 3. If your first 5k isn't enough (or if you slept in), head on over to the Darlington Racetrack at 10 to participate in the Free Medical Clinic's 10th annual 'Walk with the Docs'to support the clinic's efforts to keep our community healthy and strong.

Now that all that hopping and walking has you warmed up - are you ready to run? Don't worry, it's for a good cause! The American Cancer Society is holding a Relay for Life event May 2-3 to celebrate cancer survivors and to raise money for cancer research. This incredible event allows participants to stay at the track overnight, taking turns with their teammates walking around the track. No actual running is required!

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What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals

 HYP Website


 Networking Event

Tuesday, April 22

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Membership Info

Individual $35

Couples $60

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The Sideline
Coker College


4/16 Baseball vs GRU Augusta HOME at 3pm
4/18 Baseball vs Brevard HOMEb at 3pm
4/19 Baseball vs Brevard HOME at 12pm
4/19 Softball vs Anderson HOME at 1pm
4/19 Baseball vs Brevard HOME at 3pm
4/19 Softball vs Anderson HOME at 3pm

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
Burry Bookstore
25% off regularly priced in-stock merchandise
For all Super Shopper Club Members
 Only on Tuesday
April 15, 10am-6pm
Chamber Members,
to have your Sale, Deal or Discount included 
Email Us  with promotion details.
Taste of Hartsville

Presented by Palmetto Staffing


Calling all Chefs!



We invite you to be a part of the tradition and cook for the 2014 Taste of Hartsville.

As a cook you will be listed as a Chef Sponsor and receive 4 tickets!

Click Here for the Taste of Hartsville Chef Sponsorship Application Form

Where:Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way

When:May 1, 6:00-8:30 pm

How:Tickets $35/Members $40/Non-Members

Contact the Chamber 332.6401 and visit the Facebook Page at "2014 Taste of Hartsville"


Get your palate ready for Hartsville's most anticipated food festival. Local chefs and cooks prepare

mouth-watering delights in celebration of the area's finest cuisine and beverages. Enjoy strolling through

Burry Park, listening to smooth musical sounds, admiring the beautifully decorated tables and fellowshipping with neighbors


Visit the "2014 Taste of Hartsville Facebook Page"

Business After Hours
Thursday April 24, 5:30pm
Fairfield Inn
Who: Hartsville Rotary Club - Wine Tasting
What: A Social and networking session with finger foods and refreshments. This event presents the opportunity to promote your business or organization as well as build connections with potential partners and consumers.
When:  Thursday, April 24, 5:30-7:00pm
WhereFairfield Inn, 200 S. 4th St.
2014 Leadership Hartsville Class
Announces Community Service Project

 The 2014 class of Leadership Hartsville will raise funds to purchase up to 12 benches as its community service-based project. The benches will be strategically located throughout downtown Hartsville to help attract and retain patrons to the downtown area. 


Companies, businesses and individuals that are interested, can purchase naming rights to a bench for $1,500. Twelve benches with naming plaques are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The 2014 Leadership Hartsville class will also be raising funds by selling water at the spring Concerts on College Avenue series in downtown Hartsville. Funds raised by the class above the cost of the benches, plaques and installation will be used towards a hands-on service project to benefit the Hartsville Boys and Girls Club.


Donations of any amount are welcome. If you are interested in donating to the 2014 Leadership Hartsville project, please make your check payable to Hartsville Community Development Foundation and include "Leadership Hartsville 2014" in the memo line. Send your donation to Hartsville Community Development Foundation, P.O. Box 578, Hartsville, SC 29551 by May 22, 2014. All donations are tax deductible.

 Butt Bog/Catfish Stew
The Pilot Club of Hartsville's Butt Bog and Catfish Stew fundraiser will be Friday, April 25, 11am-2pm. All food will be prepared by Randall Ewing and you can eat in or take out! Delivery will avaiable for with 10 or orders for the same location. For more info call 332.1547
Who: Pilot Club of Hartsville
What:Annual Fundraiser, Butt Bog and Catfish Stew
When:  Friday, April 25, 11am-2pm
Where: Pilot Clubhouse, across from
Lawton Park Tennis Courts, 716 Prestwood Dr
Mold Mitigation &  Remediation Course
This course has been specifically designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by professionals in remediating and restoring mold claims for the insured. The purpose of this course is to provide the insurance professional with a better understanding of the work performed by the mitigation vendor at a mold work site. Insurance agents and adjusters must obtain 24 credits every 2 years in order to keep their license. SERVPRO offers classes for FREE in which these agents are able to have credits in their property and casualty area. Each participant will receive 4 hours of course credit.
Who: SERVPRO of Florence and Darlington County
When: Saturday, April 23, 1-5pm
Where: SiMT Building Room 250, 1951Pisgah Rd, Florence


McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal
Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check  
The third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, April 17, from
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot. This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location. Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will check installation of child safety seats, correct those in need, and educate on proper installation and use. Participants should have the car, child safety seat and child present.
Who: McLeod Health Safe Kids Pee Dee & Kohl's of Florence
What: A safety seat check to ensure all car seats are installed correctly and to instruct on future proper car seat installation
When: Thursday, April 17, 4-6pm
Where: Florence Kohl's, 3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence
Unveiling of the Born Learning Trail
Darlington County First Steps, United Way of Hartsville, and City of Hartsville are Launching "Born Learning Trail" to promote early childhood learning and family fun. Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning. That won't be the case on April 22 in Byerly Park. When Mom and Dad, Aunt Amy, Uncle George, and Gramps take their favorite young child to Byerly Park. Now, they'll be able to play fun games together  which  can help the child enter the school system ready.   
Who: The United Way of Hartsville, Darlington County First Steps & the City of Hartsville
What: A FREE community event to unveil the educational renovations at Byerly Park
When: Tuesday, Aprill 22, 11am
Where:  Byerly Park, 700 Russell Rd
Della's Apron Class
Della's Apron will be hosting an Education Cafe for the community. Their focal point: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect - Responding to Concerns. All members of the community are invited. Child care providers will receive 2 DSS credit hours in health and safety. No cost for the event! Click Here to view the Facebook Event page.
Who: Della's Apron
What: Education Cafe focussing on Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect.
When: Tuesday, April 22, 6pm
Where: 424 S. 6th Street, Hartsville
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" 4/16 Russell Cox, PIO City of Hartsville, Rev. Stuart Pritchard, pastor of Gum Branch Church and Christian Stryker, Coker Athletics.
2014 Leadership Hartsville Class Announces Community Service Project Click Here for the press release

 Darlington County  ONE-STOP-SHOP for free human services Click Here for more details. Sponsored by the Darlington County Coordinating Council
FanFest500 & Good Living Marketplace Photos Click Here
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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PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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