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.

(read more) 

 

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

Calendar

June

6/19

Business After Hours -  Appy City  

 

6/22

 Cornerstone Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 

 

6/21

5th Annual Black & White Gala  

 

6/26

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

 

July 

 

7/1 - 7/5

Butler Heritage Week 

 

7/4

Hartsville Family Fireworks Festival 

   

7/10

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 

 5-9pm

 

Click Here

  
Hartsville Army-Navy
  

$10 off Western, Riding & Work Books

 

Click Here

  
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.
Spotlight
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

or

Contact us for more information

 

Location: All around the greater Hartsville area

Cost: $750 for chamber members


Class Topic

Day(s)

Date

Kick-Off Retreat (mandatory)

Thursday & Friday

September 25 & 26, 2014

Legacy

Wednesday

October 22, 2014

Lifestyle 

Lifestyle

Wednesday

November 19, 2014

Livelihood

Wednesday

December 17, 2014

Learning

Wednesday

January 21, 2015

Spring Retreat (mandatory)

Thursday & Friday

February 19 & 20, 2015

Leisure

Wednesday

March 18, 2015

Law

Wednesday

April 15, 2015

Leadership

Wednesday

May 13, 2015


Welcome New Member
Goodwill Industries 
of Lower South Carolina, Inc.
 
 
MISSION
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.

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Join us for the 
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 26
10:00am
903 S. Fourth Street
Hartsville, SC 295550
Tasty treats and yummy sweets will be provided

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State News

PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE COMMENT ON STATEWIDE EDUCATION ASSESSMENTS

  

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.

 

Happenings

Business After Hours - Appy City
Thursday, June 19 
Duke Energy Community Room
5:30pm - 7:30pm 
 
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 There will be several restaurant and golf package weekend giveaways for the Myrtle Beach area!

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Join us with Appy City for food, beverages, networking and the introduction of our 
NEW WEBSITE & MOBILE APP 
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
Contactcasey.copeland@fdtc.edu

 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


Featuring:
  • 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

and

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 
Announcements
"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 | http://www.hartsvillechamber.org
214 N. Fifth Street
PO Box 578
Hartsville, SC 29551

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