Chamber Connection 
"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." 
- Anatole France,
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
July 8, 2014
In these dog days of summer, when so many resort to sweet tea and back porch shade to keep cool, the Hartsville Chamber is anything but relaxed. Rather, the Chamber is hard at work planning our popular and exciting fall events - Big Thursday Tailgate, The Women in Business Celebration, and The Community Golf Classic! With just a few short weeks between events, there is a lot of work to be done, and tragically few moments of quiet contemplation.

Of course, the Chamber is not the only team that is spending hot summer days planning cool autumn events; Coker, Florence-Darlington Tech, and all the primary and secondary schools in the area are buzzing with activity. Yes, educators do work during the summer, planning new programs, improving existing courses, and reading up on the latest advancements in science and technology - not exactly a summer vacation!

Others, too, are choosing to forgo the allure of the beach in favor of keeping noses to grindstones. Hartsville's businesses are constantly working to enhance customer experiences and generate local buzz. Several exciting ribbon cuttings and grand openings are slated for later this summer and fall.

In fact, looking around Hartsville, it does not seem that anybody is 'taking it easy'! Where did this perception of relaxed Southern summers come from, anyway? With so much going on, be sure to read the Chamber Connection regularly to stay informed about what is new and exciting in Hartsville!

What's Inside?
Hartsville Young Professionals
July 8:
Tennis has the most non-sensical scoring system of any game in the world. Come help us figure out how it works tonight at 5:30pm.

 Summer Wellness Event Schedule

 HYP Website 


Membership Info

Individual $35

Couples $60

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Sales, Deals & Discounts
Prescription Drug Card
Compliments of the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce
Save up to 75% on brand and generic medications

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for more info
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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Chamber Members,
to have your Sale, Deal or Discount included 
Email Us  with promotion details.

Websites Made Easy Workshop and Reception


Join us for a fun, informative night 

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 businesses like yours have benefited from Websites Made Easy


During the presentation, you will learn 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

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Location: Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy Community Room, 214 N. Fifth St.

Date: Thursday, July 10

Leadership Hartsville Applications are due August 1, 2014

Click Here for 2015 Leadership Application 
Business After Hours

Join us for a night of networking, refreshments and door prizes!

Location:Embrace Hospice, 202 2nd St.
Date:Thursday, July 17 
Time:  5:30pm     
Good Living Marketplace:
Ice Cream Churn-Off
Bring your Sundae Best to the Good Living Marketplace's 1st EVER  ICE CREAM CHURN-OFF!

Ice Cream Churn-Off Competition
Watermelon Easting Contest
Music provided by DJ David Trader
Inflatable water fun by: Pleasant Valley Stables/Inflatables
Sponsored by Waddell & Reed

Location: Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way 
Date: Saturday, July 12  
Time:  10:00am - 2:00pm    
This free outdoor movie showing in Burry Park will be projected on a 25-foot screen. The movie begins at dusk, 8:30 p.m. or later. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks!

In the event of rain, Screen on the Green is moved to
the Coach T.B. Thomas Sports Center,  701 W. Washington St.


Location: Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way 
Date: Saturday, July 12  
Time:  8:30pm     
Gospel in the Park

in the Park Series continues Sunday, July 13, 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.


Location: Pride Park, 630 S. 6th St 
Date:Sunday, July 13   
Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm      
Little Miss and Teen Miss SC
State Pageant
Little Miss & Teen Miss South Carolina is one of South Carolina's oldest pageant systems for children and young adults.  It was founded in 1971 by the late Linda Floyd in Sumter, South Carolina.  Over $39,000 in scholarships were awarded at the 2013 state pageant, in addition to the beautiful crowns, scepters, trophies, monogrammed banners and other prizes.  The 2014 state pageant will be held here in the Hartsville. The LMSC pageant promotes community service and academic excellence, as well as encouraging poise and positive self-esteem in our contestants.  Our winners make many appearances throughout the year and we also showcase them in various parades across the state. 
Click Here for a schedule of Events 


Location: Center Theater, 214 N. 5th St.  
Date: Saturday, July 12 - Saturday, July 19 
Time: Times vary      
Autism Summer Camp:
"Puzzle Pieces"
The YMCA of Hartsville in conjunction with the Darlington County Autism Support Group will sponsor a first year Autism Summer Camp. Puzzle Pieces is geared toward individuals whose ages are 5-12 that are on the autism spectrum. Cost is $35 and snacks and drinks will be provided. Children will engage in play, swim, art, music and other therapeutic activities. 
Location: Hartsville YMCA, 111 E. Carolina   
Date: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18 
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm     
Big Thursday Tailgate

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Women in Business

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Community Golf Classic

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"Good Morning Hartsville with Sharman Poplava "Tune in to "Good Morning Hartsville" to warm up and cool down this Wed. Sharman will be talking with Kathy Dunlap, Hartsville Museum about the annual quilt exhibit and Suzy Moyd, Main Street Hartsville about the Good Living Marketplace Ice Cream Churn off! 
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 (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

SCORE offers FREE confidential counseling to America's Small Businesses.  Existing and start-up businesses can schedule an appointment by calling the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce at 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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