Chamber Connection 
"Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners." 
-William Shakespeare
June 3, 2014


            The Hartsville Chamber would like to invite its readership to think about wellness this week as you take in all that Hartsville has to offer.  Though wellness is a critical component of happiness and productivity, it is often neglected in favor of... happiness and productivity!  Have you ever said 'I can finish this work if I skip lunch today'?  How about 'Eating a whole thing of ice cream gives me joy'?  These too-common expressions are easy to utter, and difficult to combat.  However, studies show that a proper diet can increase feelings of happiness - despite what your brain tells you about eating 'a whole thing' of ice cream!


            Physical exercise and mental activity are also vital parts of wellness.  A quick jog, a crossword puzzle, or a nice stretch can help relieve stress and focus one's energy.  When the mind and body have the right fuel, the right motivation, and are put to work, good things happen.  Achieving and maintaining wellness is a challenge for many, but Hartsville's business and non-profit communities have a wide variety of ways to pursue wellness this summer.

  • Hartsville Young Professionals and Coker College are teaming up to provide wellness activities all summer, starting with Kickball on June 3. 
  • The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee is celebrating National Running Day with a 5k race on June 14.
  • The Good Living Marketplace -always a champion of wellness- is hosting free yoga and fitness instruction June 14.
  • The Wellness Marketplace has new hours to better serve Hartsville's needs.
This week's poll: Which HYP Wellness Event in June has you most excited? Click Here!


What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals
Spend your summer nights with HYP at
Coker College!
June 3: Kickball, Coker College Softball Field

 HYP Website 


Membership Info

Individual $35

Couples $60

Click Here

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 Army-Navy

$10 off Western, Riding & Work Books


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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.
  2014  Summer Business Academy 


Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Coker Enactus, the FREE Summer Business Academy at Coker College is designed to help well-qualified high school students develop an in-depth understanding of business principles and, in the process, get a taste of the experience at a selective, residential institution like Coker College.  Upon successful completion, all students will receive three credits for BA 101 from Coker.  Click here for more info.


Location: Coker College
Date: June 16th-June 20th
Time: 8am-5pm
Welcome New Member

Gum Branch Church

1506 Clyde Road

Hartsville, SC 29550

(843) 332-2702

Gum Branch Church Website  

Gum Branch Church Facebook Page 



Established in 1796, Gum Branch Church is the third oldest Baptist church in South Carolina. With a diverse and growing congregation, Gum Branch offers two services each Sunday; a Vintage service at 9:00am and Modern service at 11:00am.

"When the tide goes up, all boats go up," is the guiding sentiment of Pastor Stuart Pritchett, who has been with the Church for one year. Pastor Pritchett strives to guide his congregation to understand the needs in the community, strengthen partnerships and serve in a manner that will raise the standard of living for all beings. Community-focused partnerships in the secular and faith-based communities have led Gum Branch to create local, regional and international initiatives.

Members of the Gum Branch Church will travel to Brazil in July to participate in and support local Brazilian festivals and to build houses to replace the mud and thatch hut homes that are medically unsafe due to worm infestations. Hopefully, you had a chance to participate in the Night at the Grand Ole Opry and Race 2 Reach 5K events in May, which were part of the fundraising efforts to send the dedicated missionaries to serve in Brazil.

Meet Pastor Pritchett and members of Gum Branch Church at the End Of Year AWANA Celebration.

Location: Piratesville Splash Pad, 700 Russel Rd.
Date: Sunday, June 8
Time: 6:00--8:00pm

State News
Top 10 Signs of Union Activity

On April 1, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce invited top labor lawyers from the Southeast to talk frankly about union activities and their possible impacts on South Carolina's manufacturing facilities. The forum, held in Greenwood, was well attended and highly regarded. William Floyd, Esq. of Nexsen Pruet shared these Top 10 Signs of Union Activity Click Here 

 the Midnight Rooster 
 New Breakfast Menu

Click here for the Breakfast Menu
136 E. Carolina
(843) 383-0800
Breakfast Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00am - 10:30am


Fall Registration is now open at
 Florence-Darlington Tech Hartsville Campus


Did you know that Hartsville has its very own Florence-Darlington Technical College Campus?  They have been in operation since 1990 and have been growing ever since. This Fall 2014, they can proudly announce that they have more classes and programs than ever before! Most Hartsville and surrounding area FDTC students begin their educational and career journey right here with us and many will complete their programs of study right here. Visit their website.   

Click Here for more info

 Click Here to get started   


225 Swift Creek Road
Hartsville, SC 29550
(843) 383-4500 
National Running Day with the
 YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee

The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee in Hartsville will have organized 5K runs all day long Wednesday, June 4. Warm up with them before their Lickety Split 5K on Saturday, June 14.


Wednesday's run times are 5:15am with Cheryl, 8:30am with Patti, noon with Jackie, and 5:30pm with Nique. For more information and to register for the Lickety Split 5K Click Here 


Location: Hartsville YMCA, 111 E. Carolina Ave
Date: Wednesday, June 4  &  Saturday, June 14
Time:  Practice runs times vary, Lickity Splity 5K - 8am
7th Annual Carolinas
Opening Reception & Gallery Crawl

Friends of the Hartsville Memorial Library and Black Creek Arts Center invite you to participate in Carolinas - a  photography exhibit. Visit their Facebook Page by Clicking Here.    

Black Creek Arts Council, 116 W. College  & Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College  
Date:Thursday, June 5 
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Gospel in the Park    

Gospel in the Park Series returns Sunday June 8, 5pm - 8pm , in Pride Park 630 S. 6th Street, Hartsville SC. Devotional service will be rendered by Pastor Chris Fraizer of Mt. Olive Word of Life Church, Hartsville. The event will be Emceed by Trey Nickelson of Glory 98.5 FM/540AM.

Theme: Bringing Unity in Our Community! Bring your Bibles, lawn chairs, and an open heart for a FREE outdoor gospel concert.  For more information, call 843-409-5241 

Visit the Gospel in the Park Event Page


Location: Pride Park, 630 South Sixth St.
Date: Sunday, June 8
Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm
Ribbon Cutting - Garrison's Place
A Handicapable Playground

You are invited to Join the Byerly foundation and the City of Hartsville in marking the installation of handicapable playground equipment, the first of its kind in the region, funded by a $25,000 grant from the Byerly Foundation and City funds.

Meet the many community members who have worked passionately to make Hartsville a place where all children know the joys of play, and hear
remarks from the Byerly Foundation and Mayor Mel Pennington.


Location: Byerly Park Playground, 700 Russel Rd
Date: Thursday, June 12
Time:  10:00am

Good Living Marketplace -
Flow Fitness: Hooping & Yoga

Flow Fitness Good Living Marketplace featuring Hula Hooping and Yoga! Join us for four hours of on-stage flow art and zen instruction in Burry Park. According to's Ann Humphreys, hoopdancing allows one to create your own beauty with your own body. Come learn more about health and wellness and engaging your spirit at the core. As always, we'll enjoy organic meats and cheeses, coffees, artisans' crafts and wares and handcrafted goodies.


View the Flow Fitness Facebook Event Page


Location: Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way 
Date: Saturday, June 14
Time:  10:00am - 2:00pm
Screen on the Green - Finding Nemo

The free outdoor summer movie screening series continues Saturday, June 14 with Finding Nemo sponsored by Driggers & Moyd Law Firm. In the event of rain, Screen on the Green is moved to the Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center, 701 W. Washington St.


View the Screen on the Green Facebook Page


Location: Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way
Date: Saturday, June 14
Time:  8:15pm
11th Annual Hartsville Family Fireworks Festival



Come celebrate Independence Day at the 11th Annual Hartsville Family 

Fireworks Festival, featuring:

  • Full Carnival
  •  Cruise-In Car Show
  • Food & Craft Vendors
  • Stage Entertainment,
  • Petting Zoo
  • Kidz Zone
  • Contests
  • Free Kids Games
  • and More!
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 
949 N. Marquis Hwy   
Date & Time:  Friday, July 4; 6-10pm (Fireworks at 9:30pm) 
Saturday, July 5 from 9am-6pm
"Good Morning Hartsville
The Wellness Marketplace
has new hours, Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm, Click Here to visit their Facebook Page 
The Rehab Center at Morrell has completed their Gym Expansion Click Here for more info
Newsome Travel & the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce present Taste of Ireland with Dromoland Castle Click Here 
SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate and thank Wade Hicks for his service to SCORE.  He has recently announced his resignation from the program after more than 10 years of helping Hartsville's businesses to grow and thrive.  Wade was one of the three original SCORE counselors in Hartsville, and his efforts are greatly appreciated.  
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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