Chamber Connection 
"Let us continue to strive together for a more inclusive, democratic, and peaceful future for us all." - Fernando Cardoso   
June 10, 2014

 Hartsville works best when it works together; that is why this week's theme is inclusion. Inclusion can mean asking a neighbor to join you at church, giving directions to a new resident, or making sure every kid gets to bat in tee-ball. No matter what form it takes, inclusion is how we form the strong bonds of community that help Hartsvillians achieve great things together. The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present some wonderful happenings this week that really showcase how inclusive and welcoming Hartsville can be.


Children have a special desire for a sense of belonging and involvement. This is why the newly installed handicapable playground equipment at Byerly Park is such a windfall for the community. Children can use this specialized equipment to experience the joys and stimuli of playing in a traditional schoolyard playground. 


Another form of joining together is when Hartsville votes. If you are reading this newsletter today, you likely have the opportunity to cast a vote in the statewide primary election, and shape the political landscape of our state. The Hartsville Chamber encourages all its members to vote if they are able. If you need more information about your voting district, visit  Please also read The Hartsville Messenger's online article on the election; information on the individual candidates can be found online, so you can cast an informed vote. 


This week's poll: The Chamber is working to bring all of Hartsville together through information and advocacy; what can you do to include somebody today? Click Here!


What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals
Spend your summer nights with HYP at
Coker College!
June 10: Basketball, Coker College DeLoach Auxiliary Center

 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.
Appy City 
 Business After Hours 
  June 19 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Duke Energy Community Room
(Chamber Board Room)
214 N. Fifth Street
Food, drinks, restaurant and golf package giveaways for the Myrtle Beach area & more!

Join us in the introduction of the our NEW WEBSITE & MOBILE APP with Appy City at our June Business After Hours.  There will be on-site technical support for Chamber Members seeking more info on managing their mobile app page and Chamber website profile. 


Location: Duke Energy Community Room, Chamber Board Room, 214 N. Fifth Street
Date: Thursday, June 19
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 


State News
Spotlight Souths Carolina's Best Companies & Employees 

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a very special, inaugural awards gala and invites you to nominate your company for a company award or your peer for an individual award. Click Here for the application. 

National Running Day with the 
 YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee

The YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee in Hartsville will host a Lickety Split 5K on Saturday, June 14. For more information and to register for the Lickety Split 5K Click Here 


Location: Hartsville YMCA, 111 E. Carolina Ave
Date: Saturday, June 14
Time:  8:00am
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. Screen on the Green is held in Burry Park.  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
Hartsville Community Prevention Meeting
Child Safety 
"A follow up meeting has been scheduled regarding Hartsville Community Prevention efforts in regards to Child Safety.  The meeting will take place June 20, 2014 at Hartsville City Hall Council Chambers.  I will bring snacks this time so please let me know if you will attend.


Our previous meeting began an important conversation on this issue and we have built a solid foundation on where we want to go.  Children's Trust will be leading us in developing a plan of action to address child safety through prevention in our community.  Please feel free to invite anyone or send a representative.  Having a diverse and well-represented group is important as the well-being and safety of our children is a community issue, not just the responsibility of a few organizations. 


I am highly encouraged to see that our community is already acting in a grassroots effort on some of these issues.  If we can lend our support, perhaps we can make this bigger than just Hartsville.  Please invite anyone that you know to be working on these issues as there are many great ideas out there already. 


Over time, it is easy for a community to forget the lessons of tragedy.  We cannot afford to forget.  We owe it to our children to persevere in this effortWe cannot just hope that things will get better; we must join hands and be proactive for the sake of this wonderful community! 


Thank you all so much for your investment in making Hartsville and its surrounding areas a wonderful place to live!"

-Casey Copeland 




Location: Hartsville City Hall 
Date: Friday, June 20
Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm
Safe Kids for situation specific tips and guidelines. 
5th Annual Black & White Gala


Care Innovations is hosting their 5th Annual Black and White Gala Saturday, June 21 at 6:00pm. All proceeds benefit the HIV/AIDS patients in our local communities. Tickets are $50/couple and $30/individual. For more information call 378.3441



Location: SiMT Building, 1951 Pisgah Rd, Florence
Date: Saturday, June 21
Time:  6:00pm - 10:00pm
Heritage Week 2014
Butler Heritage Foundation  


Butler Heritage Foundation was organized in the fall of 1991 by Butler High School alumni, former faculty, and concerned citizens who developed a plan to save and restore Butler for public use as a community center.


Each July, Butler Heritage Week is celebrated to focus attention on Butler's legacy and the Butler Heritage Foundation's goals.


Activities include:
A Taste of Butler, Bible Study, Annual Foundation Meeting, Golf Tournament, Annual Banquet, Heritage Dance, Parade, Butler Tour, Basketball Game & Family Tailgate



View the complete Schedule of Activities



Location: Locations vary
Date: Tuesday, July 1 - Saturday, July 5
Time:  Times vary 
11th Annual Hartsville Family Fireworks Festival



Come celebrate Independence Day at the

  • Full Carnival
  • Cruise-In Car Show
  • Food & Craft Vendors
  • Stage Entertainment,
  • Petting Zoo
  • Kidz Zone
  • Contests
  • Free Kids Games
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 HartsvilleTune in to "Good Morning Hartsville" from 8am-9am to hear the good news. Suzy Moyd, Main Street Hartsville will talk about the upcoming Good Living Marketplace and Wesley Blackwell, council chairman will have some last words leaving Darlington County Council.
The Wellness Marketplace
has new hours, Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm, Click Here to visit their Facebook Page 
Newsome Travel & the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce present Taste of Ireland with Dromoland Castle Click Here 


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.


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214 N. Fifth Street
PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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