Chamber Connection 
"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis."  -Henry Ford
June 17, 2014

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for community success through member support and advocacy. 


This is the Chamber's mission statement, recently revised to reflect the true nature of its work. The paths taken towards this goal are varied, but the motivation is always the same: community success. The new Goodwill on 4th Street is an example of community success; an exciting new shopping opportunity and jobs for 25 industrious Hartsvillians. Leadership Hartsville enhances our community's leaders as well as its landscape by undertaking service projects that will be a boon to the downtown area for years. The Chamber not only lifts up those who are improving our way of life, it also takes bold steps to knock down barriers to success.  


One of the most daunting obstacles faced by small business owners and non-profits is the necessity for a web presence. Consumers are increasingly using online sources to get information about products, services, and events; an organization without an online footprint risks being invisible to this new generation. The Chamber is poised to eliminate these issues through a variety of high-tech options in the coming weeks.

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This week's poll: Is your organization online? Click here to participate!


What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals
Spend your summer nights with HYP at
Coker College!
June 17: Canoeing & Kayaking 
Coker College Boathouse

 HYP Website 


Membership Info

Individual $35

Couples $60

Click Here




Business After Hours -  Appy City  



 Cornerstone Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 



5th Annual Black & White Gala  



MGT 405 Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disasters 




7/1 - 7/5

Butler Heritage Week 



Hartsville Family Fireworks Festival 



Our Sunday Visitor 


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 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.
Leadership Hartsville 2015 
Applications are now available!

Leadership Hartsville provides its participants with the opportunity to engage in an exciting 9 months of personal, professional and community exploration. Class meets one full day a month for 9 months with two, two-day retreats (September & February). 


Join us as we delve deeper into our understanding of Hartsville's LegacyLifestyleLivelihoodLearningLeisure,
Law, and Leadership towards giving back with a final class project.



Space is limited, so apply today! 

Application Deadline:

 5:00pm * August 1, 2014


Download the application for details


Contact us for more information


Location: All around the greater Hartsville area

Cost: $750 for chamber members

Class Topic



Kick-Off Retreat (mandatory)

Thursday & Friday

September 25 & 26, 2014



October 22, 2014




November 19, 2014



December 17, 2014



January 21, 2015

Spring Retreat (mandatory)

Thursday & Friday

February 19 & 20, 2015



March 18, 2015



April 15, 2015



May 13, 2015

Welcome New Member
Goodwill Industries 
of Lower South Carolina, Inc.
Helping people  achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Goodwill to our business community. Goodwill serves their mission by providing job training and employment services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Over 90 cents of every dollar Goodwill generates goes to fund mission programs and services. Learn more by visiting their website

Goodwill has created approximately 25 jobs in Hartsville with their new store and job link center on Fourth Street.

Join us for the 
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 26
903 S. Fourth Street
Hartsville, SC 295550
Tasty treats and yummy sweets will be provided


State News



JUNE 19, 2014 10:00 A.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Special Assessment Panel will conduct a public hearing on: Statewide Education Assessments

Click here for more information 


Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Peeples Auditorium
Department of Health and Environmental Control

3rd floor
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, S.C. 

(parking is available in the surface lot next to the bldg.)

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments from interested parties on the components of a comprehensive and cohesive assessment system for grades 3-8 and a college and career readiness assessment for grade 11.



Business After Hours - Appy City
Thursday, June 19 
Duke Energy Community Room
5:30pm - 7:30pm 

 There will be several restaurant and golf package weekend giveaways for the Myrtle Beach area!


Join us with Appy City for food, beverages, networking and the introduction of our 
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

AKA Chamber Board Room,  214 N. 5th Street 

Date: Thursday, June 19 

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm   



The next Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, June 19, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). 


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. Expecting parents, please bring seat.  


Location: Kohl's of Florence, 3041 W. Radio Dr. 
Date:Thursday, June 19 
Time:  4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hartsville Community
Prevention Meeting:
Child Safety 
A follow up meeting has been scheduled regarding Hartsville Community Prevention efforts in regards to Child Safety.  Refreshments will be provided.


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.  


"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! " -Casey Copeland 


Location: Hartsville City Hall 
Date: Friday, June 20
Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm

 Visit 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
Information Workshop



Join us for a useful, 

informative presentation


With presentations from OSV & ACI by: 

Terry Poplava,

Director of Marketing, Sales & Customer Service


Eileen Pecoraro,

Product Manager, Electronic Products


See examples of how small businesses like yours have benefited from Websites Made Easy


During the presentation, we will show you how you can easily and affordably have a new website that is
  • Beautiful and engaging
  • Affordable to design and easy to maintain
  • Loaded with popular features such as built-in Calendar, Blog, and Social Media options

Who can benefit from attending?

  • Small business owners
  • Community leaders
  • Business managers
  • Not-for-Profit organizations

Refreshments will be served

Click here to register


Location: Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce,

Duke Energy Community Room, 214 N. Fifth St.

Date & Time:  Thursday, July 10; 5:30-7:00pm 
"Good Morning Hartsville with Sharman Poplava " WHEZ 97.5 from 8:00am - 9:00am featuring City of Hartsville Public Information Officer, Russel Cox and Darlington County Tourism Director, Aimee Cox-King. 
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.


Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce | 843.332.6401 |
214 N. Fifth Street
PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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