Join us for the next Chamber Business
After Hours at
915 W. Mills St.
Columbus, NC 28722
Date: Tuesday, 3/27
Time: 5:30 to 7 PM
Bring your business cards and connect with fellow Chamber members! Door Prizes!
Door Prizes welcome!
Great opportunity to come and meet Mia Kuettel, owner and operator.
The Polk County Book Mobile will be onsite too! Everyone who visits the book mobile will be given a brand new childrens book.
RSVP is required.
( If you have already RSVP'd, you do not have to again.)
Upcoming After Hours Events:
April 17/Skyuka Fine Art
May 1/ Tryon Fine Arts
May 22/ Green River Adventures
June 26/ Ken's Meats/Seafood
July 31/ New View Realty
Note: It is important to RSVP if you plan to attend, and the host business will plan for that number. This event is FREE to all who attend. There will always be appetizers, and you will get two drink tickets (beer/wine). Sometimes attendance is higher than expected, and then these refreshments can run out! Thank you!
March 23 & 24Great deals and Giveaways!
$25 OFF COUPON AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE off of any 4G Phone(Expiration Date 3/31) (11 Coupons available)
AND don't forget, bring your Chamber Discount Card and receive 10% off all purchases.
1738 Hwy 14 East
Bi-Lo Shopping Center
Landrum, SC 29356
Brant Creef, Manager
Why should businesses be thinking about using Facebook and Twitter to promote their businesses?
Enrollment is now open for the next class! This class is for beginners. Bring your laptop or wifi pad, for hands on learning.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH
Click here to see the flyer, including information on how to register for this class. Facebook Twitter Flyer
& Mastering Social Media
Mill Spring Ag
Another great workshop! Want to know what really makes social media tick?
Click here to see the flyer
- Then this workshop is for you!
- What is Search Engine Optimization? (SEO)
- How do I use SEO to increase traffic to my website?
- How can I use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to my advantage?
2 Part series: Thursdays, April 12 and 19th from 3-5 PM
156 School Rd., Mill Spring, NC 28756
Come next Thursday at Tryon Elementary School, from 5-7 PM, the Tryon Kiwanis Club will bring to you the annual Pancake Supper fund raiser!
On the menu:
Pancakes, bacon, sausage patties, applesauce, tea, coffee and milk. Cost: Adults $6, Children 5-12 $3, under 5 are free.
Proceeds go towards college scholarships.
Purchase tickets at Millard & Company, Owen't Pharmacy
Chamber of Commerce, or any member of Kiwanis.
Are you interested in receiving the newsletter from the Economic Development and Tourism Department entitled Imagine Polk!
If so, send an email to Libbie Johnson at email@example.com to have your email added to the monthly distribution list.
Did you receive your 2012 Member Discount Program Card this week? Start using it!
Tryon Mountain Hardware
"Organic Plant Health" You are invited to attend
Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 PM for this presentation. Learn how to bring life back into your soil one yard at a time.
Hwy 108, Lynn, NC
DISCOUNT PROGRAM MEMBER, BRING YOUR CARD AND SAVE!
Henson Building Materials
177 Duke Street
Forest City, NC 28043
Building Materials, supplies and cabinetry.
S.C.O.R.E (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
This partner organization with the Small Business Administration is now represented in our area.
We are planning a "Meet SCORE" day, where businesses can come and have a private, free, face to face meeting for 15 minutes to see how SCORE can help you improve your business.
Until that time, see the website:
or come into the Chamber office to pick up a brochure. Representatives will also be at the After Hours event on March 27, 2012
DMV -RV UpdateThe Chamber gets many calls about where to go get your Drivers License. So my office volunteer called to get the correct schedule.
The current schedule for the DMV RV from Hendersonville to be in Polk County is:
The first 3 Thursdays of the month, with the first week including a Monday for that month.
However, the RV is currently in the shop! It sure would be nice to have an office in Polk County.....
We strive to have correct information for all of our callers, this is part of the many services we provide to the community.
Thank you for supporting us!
|ICC Class - Free and Open to Public|Paint Color
ConfidenceHow to choose colors and paints that work.
Presented by Sandy Le Roy, Color Consultant, Designer
Sterling Property ServicesHow to be a Smart Home-Seller
Tom Williamson, Paint and Coatings Expert from
Williamsons Paint Center
Three sessions, Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 at
ICC Polk Campus
FREE Registration - 828-894-3092
Topics: Basic Color and Paint Concepts
Choosing interior colors and paints
Choosing exterior colors and paints.
In Any Market
Chamber Member Sandy Le Roy, of Sterling Property Services
, Is continuing her three-week course on Smart Selling, which began March 14 at the Polk Campus of ICC. Sandy is co-author along with Mary Stephens, of the "Smart Selling" column in the Hendersonville Times-News, and is a professional Home Stager.
This is a free course, and you can call for more information at 828-894-3092. The course is from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for 3 consecutive Wednesdays.
to see the flyer
|Tryon Gallery Trot|
Saturday, March 24, 5-8 PM
Join 10 participating galleries, businesses and restaurants for opening art receptions, music, and special events.
Participating businesses are:
Richard Baker's Studio
The Book Shelf
Bravo Outdoor Marketplace
Green River Gallery
The Pine Crest Inn
Skyuka Fine Art
Tryon Painters & Sculptors
Vines & Stuff
New Member Skyuka Fine Art hosts an opening reception for "Historic Tryon Artists" This show features famous artists who were part of the historic Tryon artists' colony such as Homer Ellertson, Lawrence Massanovich, Elizabeth Paxton Oliver, Amelia Watson and Will Henry Stevens. The art has been contributed by area dealers and collectors.
Click here for information on events at other galleries during this event!
A member emailed me this week, and said that "Google" called them about renewing their "placement contract". They were very professional, even transferred him to a "verification department". When the member said they did not have any contract, Google said they would cancel it and bill them $449 for the past 18 months of service. At this point, the member hung up! The caller ID showed 'private number'. Alert your staff and report any calls like this to the local police. Most fraud discoveries have to start at the local level, and these reports help to track and find them.