Chamber Connection 
"After dinner you are urged to pass the afternoon and night, and if you are a gentleman in manners and information, your host will be in reality highly gratified by your so doing.  Such is the character of southern hospitality." -Jacob Abbott
May 13, 2014

'Southern Hospitality' is a phrase that can overwhelm the senses just by reading it. The smell of a neighbor-baked pie arriving on your doorstep, the sound of a knock at your door, and the firm grip of a new friend's handshake all flood into one's thoughts at the mere mention of 'Southern Hospitality'.  It is an expression of the neighborly spirit of the South; an understanding that open doors and open hearts form strong bonds within a community. In celebration of that spirit, the Chamber is proud to present some of the local businesses who are opening their doors to the community to share their time and talents.

Sound Solutions Hearing Care has invited the Hartsville community to their ribbon cutting and open house next Tuesday. They have a huge range of services and products for every kind of hearing care, including device maintenance and repair, and hearing consultation and screenings. We at the Chamber have enjoyed welcoming them to Hartsville through events like our Business Expo and the Taste of Hartsville. Now they get to return that hospitality, and we know they will host an enjoyable and informative open house.

Morningside of Hartsville is May's Business After Hours sponsor. They have invited all Chamber members to their place of business this Thursday, and we hope to see many of you there. Morningside is a leader in the business community and in their field of senior care. This is a great opportunity to learn about what they can offer Hartsville. Come, eat, and get the latest scoop from Morningside and other local businesses.

Durant Children's Center is opening not one, but two doors to the Hartsville area this week!  Their Florence location will host an open house on Wednesday, May 14.  Durant's Hartsville open house will be the following Friday, May 16.  Come to one or come to both to celebrate two decades of service to the area.

Not to be outdone by our members, the Chamber is also hosting an open house this Wednesday and Thursday to introduce our mobile app to members. This app will unify Hartsville's businesses, non-profits, and events into a single convenient button on your Android or Apple iOS device. We are always happy to meet members here in the office, but we are especially excited to invite you all to the Duke Energy Community Room to learn about the opportunities this app is creating.

This is the face of Hartsville in May - open doors, invitations, and little sandwich trays. 'Southern Hospitality' is a perfect description of the way Hartville's business community is kicking off the summer. We hope that you will take advantage of those open doors; we know that if you do, you will discover a world of opportunities right here in town that you never knew existed.


 This week's poll:  What's the best way to welcome a new neighbor? Click Here


What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals

 Concerts on College After Party and Cornhole

May 22


 HYP Website



Membership Info

Individual $35

Couples $60

Click Here




5/1 - 5/18

Civil War 150th Anniversary Commemoration



Kiwanis Chicken BBQ



Hartsville Chamber Mobile App Open House for Chamber Members



DC Free Human Services

Hartsville Chamber Mobile App Open House for Chamber Members

Fashion Night at Lulu's

Poetic Flow

Book Sale

Business After Hours



Magic To Do

DC Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament



Magic To Do

Commencement Ceremony - Coker College

Strawberry Festival



Ribbon Cutting for Sound Solutions



 Concerts on College

FDTC Golf Tournament

Customer Appreciation Day



Grand Ole Opry



Gum Branch 5K

 Piratesville Opening



Gould Business Incubator Open House



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



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
Wednesdays at Bizzell's

Price bottle of wine

EVERY Wednesday 



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Hartsville Furniture
 Check out all the summer sales happening right now!
Chamber Members,
to have your Sale, Deal or Discount included 
Email Us  with promotion details.

Hartsville Chamber Mobile App Open House for Chamber Members  


Hartsville Chamber Mobile App Open House


The Chamber is launching a mobile app! We are hosting a 2-day, drop-in style Open House for all Chamber members! We will show you how it works and what it does! Stop into the Chamber any time between 8am & 5pm next Wednesday and Thursday, May 14 & 15.


Come learn how to get access to manage your own listing, post your own events, and advertise deals, discounts, coupons and special offers to your customers. Stay plugged in with the Hartsville Chamber Mobile App!


Duke Energy Community Room 
 214 N. Fifth Street
Wednesday - Thursday, May 14 - 15
8:00am - 5:00pm
Welcome New Member 


The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Sound Solutions Hearing Care. The hearing specialists have recently relocated to Hartsville in order to better serve the Greater Darlington County community. Owner, Bob Odom became Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences in 1999. He was recognized as the #1 specialist in the third largest dispensing practice in the nation before going independent in 2003.


Join us for a

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House


Sound Solutions Hearing Care

Tuesday, May 20


592 W. Bobo Newsom Hwy.

Hartsville, SC 29550



May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. 

Click the link for more info


Sound Solutions Hearing Care offers the following services:



  • Comprehensive hearing evaluations
  • Free consultation & screening

Hearing Instruments

  • Hearing instrument selection and fittings
  • Hearing aid options
  • 40 day trial period
  • Custom earmolds for cell phones, iPods, and other electronic equipment
  • Hearing protectors for sporting and other high noise related activities
  • Musician earplugs and monitors
  • Assistive listening devices (such as amplified telephones and wireless TV headphones)

Added Value Services

  • Lifetime maintenance & multi-year warranties
  • Lifetime hearing care
  • Free batteries for three years on most models
  • Electro-acoustic analysis of the hearing aid
  • Screening and re-programming of aids purchased elsewhere
  • Repairs of all makes of instruments

Additional Services

  • Tinnitus Solutions
  • Aural Rehabilitation

Sound Solutions Hearing Care

592 W. Bobo Newsom Hwy

(843) 357-HEAR

Visit their Website

Visit their Facebook Page


Business After Hours -
Morningside of Hartsville
Join us for an evening of fun, drinks & networking! Business After Hours this month will be hosted by Morningside of Hartsville and rumor has it they have some of the best food in town. Chamber Members, if you or your business is interested in hosting a Business After Hours, email us or call 843.332.6401 
 Location1901 W. Carolina Ave
Date:  Thursday, May 15
Time:  5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kiwanis Annual Chicken BBQ
Dinner consists of 1/2 chicken slow roasted over a charcoal fire plus slaw and bun. Tickets are $7 each. Pick up only.  Call 409.0616 for tickets and Click Here for more info.
Location: T.B. Thomas Sports Center, Byerly Park, 701 West Washington St.
Date:  Tuesday, May 13
Time: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
 Durant Children's Center Open House
Celebrating 20 years of Service
Drop in and join them at either location!  
Florence Location:
Location: 226 S. Irby Street, Florence
Date: Wednesday, May 14
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hartsville Location:
Location: 510 W. Carolina, Hartsville
Date: Friday, May 16
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fashion Night at Lulu's
Lulu's will be hosting a fashion night and would like everyone to come! On May 15 they will be closed all day and then open from 4pm-8pm. Everyone is welcome, bring children, dogs, friends, and husbands! Come and enjoy great new fashion with your favorite fashion consultants, the Lulu's Girls.
Location: Lulu's Clothing Boutique,
108 E. College Ave
Date:  Thursday, May 15
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Poetic Flow Open Mic Night
Poetic Flow Open Mic Night is sponsored by iNspite, Inc. & Fatherhood and Family Engagement. All those 18 and older are invited to enjoy the talents of some of the area's finest poets. There will be a $10 entry fee.
Location: Carolina Ranch House,
4732 W. Palmetto Street
Date:  Thursday, May 15
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Darlington County
One-stop-shop for Free Human Services
Sponsored by the Darlington County Coordinating Council  
   Free Services inlcude:
Legal help, food, clothing, VA claims
alcohol/drug problems, nursing care,
pyschological evaluations, dental/medical care
career, vocation, work asssitance,
social security disability clams, ID replacement,
food stamps, clarning crimanl record
GED, WorkKeys assistance
Call 843.332.6468 for more info 
Location: Butler Heritage Gymnasium,
1103 S. 6th Street
Date:  Friday, May 16
Time: 8:00am - 12:00am
Darlington County Habitat for Humanity
Golf Tournament  
Golf for a cause!  Sign up today for the Darlington County Habitat for Humanity Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Nucor Steel and Darlington Raceway.  The tournament will be held Friday, May 16.  Registration at noon, shotgun start at 1:00 pm.  Special guest appearance by The Lady in Black, Kaitlyn Bailey.  For registration or sponsorship information, call 843.383.8500  or email


Location: Darlington Country Club
125 Country Club Rd, Darlington, SC 
Time: 1:00pm
Date:  Friday, May 16th
 Friends of the Hartsville Memorial Library are hosting a Book Sale
The Friends of the Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting a Book Sale Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18. The sale opens Friday morning at 9am and stays open until 7pm. Saturday's hours are 10am until 4pm.  Sunday's hours are 2pm to 5pm. Books prices are $1.00 for hard covers and $0.50 for paperbacks. Be sure to visit the Hartsville Memorial Library on Sunday as there will be a special per bag price.
Location: Hartsville Memorial Library,
4732 W. Palmetto Street
Date:  Friday - Sunday, May 16 -18
Time: Friday - 9am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm.
"Magic To Do" 33rd Annual Dance Showcase
The 33rd Annual Dance Showcase "Magic To Do" will be Friday and Saturday May 16 and 17 at the Center Theater.  The showcase theme this year is inspired by the wonderful Broadway show revival of 'Pippin'. Owner and director Brenda Cranford has taken the aspects of Pippin's musical score, set, choreography, and theme and transformed them into a dance showcase that is sure to mesmerize and entertain!  Please come out and enjoy the magic!
Tickets are $5 at the door.  Special advance reservations are available for $25 by calling the Dance Studio.  These reservations guarantee you a seat in the first 4 rows, and will allow you to skip the line at the door.
Magician Chuck Miller will be performing before the show, so arrive early, walk down the red carpet, and find a good seat!
Click Here for more information or call 383.5344.
Location: Center Theater, 212 N. Fifth Street
Date:  Friday - Saturday, May 16 - 17
Time: May 16, 7pm - May 17, 2pm & 7pm
 Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School presents

Trinity-Byrnes presents the Broadway classic Grease, with music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical will be directed by Meredith T. Taylor. The production will be presented May 16th and 17th at 7:00pm in the Sonoco Gym, located on the TBCS campus. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students/children.

Location: Sonoco Gym, 5001 Hoffmeyer Rd, Darlington, SC
Date:  Friday - Saturday, May 16 - 17
Time: May 16, 7pm - May 17, 7pm
Strawberry Festival at McLeod Farms
Live Entertainment by Landslide
Recipe Contest
Cornhole Games & Inflatables
Sand Art & Face Painting
Wagon Rides
Strawberry Picking
& Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
Location: McLeod Farms Roadside Market, 29247 S. Carolina 151, McBee SC

Date:  Saturday, May 17
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
12th Annual FDTC
College Golf Classic & Corporate Challenge   
Join the Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation at its 12th annual College Golf Classic and Corporate Challenge, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Traces Golf Club. A free lunch will be served at noon and the four person, Captain's Choice tournament begins at 1 p.m. Click Here for more information.
Location: The Traces Golf Club,
4322 Southborough Rd, Florence
Date: Thursday, May 22
Time: 1:00pm
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.

"Good Morning Hartsville" Tune in to "Good Morning Hartsville" at its new time 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Guests this week are Suzy Moyd, Main Street Hartsville; Terry Reames, Hartsville YMCA; and Dr. Susan Morris, chiropractor, Advanced Wellness Center.
2014 Leadership Hartsville Class Announces Community Service Project Click Here for the press release

South Carolina Department of Commerce awards 2.4 million innovation grants with 14 organizations to receive support towards efforts sponsoring high tech and entrepreneurial endeavors. Click here for more info.  
Gum Branch Church Month "about you" Click Here
Black Creek Art Council classes are starting up Click Here
Hartsville YMCA Summer Camps are now available Click Here
Coker College Athletic Summer Camps Click Here 
Newsome Travel & the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce present Taste of Ireland with Dromoland Castle Click Here
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Palmetto Vision Awards Gala Application Click Here
Tingern & Associates Insurance Agency - Customer Appreciation Day
To have your group or organization's announcements included here Email Us with details.


"Let's Meet Up"
Darlington County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors   meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Scott Center; 201 N. Damascus Church Road, Hartsville.  The public is invited to attend.


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.


SCORE - a free counseling service for new and existing small businesses

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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