March 2016     Vol 5, Issue 3
Regional News
Annual Meeting & Awards Program
Top business leaders and achievers were celebrated last month at the York County Regional Chamber's Annual Meeting & Awards Program. The event, presented by Carolinas Healthcare System and Wells Fargo took place at Events at Manchester, where more than 400+ chamber members and community representatives were in attendance. READ MORE
York County Day
For the 29th year, more than 150 local business and community leaders gathered in Columbia for York County Day.  The event, sponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System,  featured a full day of meetings with ranking state officials to promote York County and discuss state issues that are important to our businesses and community.  READ MORE
Program News
Small Business Council Seminar Luncheon
The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a Small Business seminar on Wednesday, March 30th, at the City Club of Rock Hill.
This luncheon, presented by Get Spiffy, will feature Constant Contact speaker, Aaron Wesley Means. Means will present "Build Your Marketing Toolkit", providing invaluable tips and tricks for small business owners. 

Leadership York County (LYCO)
The Leadership York County (LYCO) class of 2016 is creating new partnership opportunities between local non-profits and the business community. Working with Renew Our Community (ROC), class members are preparing to launch Safe Place York County, a local arm of the National Safe Place organization. Safe Place is primarily a youth outreach effort focusing on victims of domestic violence, assault, substance abuse, bullying, etc. Participating "Safe Place" businesses are generally convenient, high-traffic locations where employees are trained to respond to individuals in-need by contacting appropriate local resources. QuikTrip 
convenience  stores are established Safe Place partners and the LYCO class hopes to lay the groundwork for expanding to multiple other York County partners in the near future. Fundraising efforts are now underway and a launch of the program is set for early May. Interested in becoming a Safe Place partner?  Visit this link or email Colleen Dick for more information.

Area Council News
Tega Cay Area Council
The Tega Cay Area Council Board is actively pursuing ways to incorporate more Chamber events and programs in Tega Cay to keep members and the community at-large informed of local and regional activities.  The Area Council's 2016 goals focus on increasing and retaining members in the Tega Cay area through increased engagement in Chamber programs. 

Rock Hill Area Council
The Rock Hill Area Council has set annual goals related to increasing membership, and on further developing the Rock Hill State-of-the-Community and Education Awards programs . The Area Council Board welcomes a new Board member, Tyler White of JM Cope Construction.
Hosted by the Baxter Hood Center and the Rock Hill Area Council, the Rock Hill State-of-the-Community Breakfast is scheduled for May 24th. This annual event is designed to educate community and business leaders who have vested interest in the current and future state of Rock Hill. For more information on the event, sponsorship or ticket information, please contact Krimson Wilson or Kim Kerr at (803) 324-7500.

Fort Mill Area Council
The Fort Mill Area Council Board is busy planning for the April 25th Fort Mill Education and Volunteer Awards Program. Sponsorships are available. Click here for more details.  Fort Mill Board's 2016 goals will also focus on growing the Chamber's membership and on programs related to business in the Fort Mill area.

Additionally, an ad-hoc committee comprised of board members from both Fort Mill and Tega Cay will work together and develop recommendations to more effectively serve Chamber members in the Fort Mill and Tega Cay area.

For more information on the Chamber's Area Councils and updated member rosters, click here or contact Krimson Wilson at 803-324-7500.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, March 16
Chamber 101
YC Regional Chamber Rock Hill Office
116 East Main Street
Rock Hill, SC
Friday, March 18
Ribbon Cutting - Fort Mill BBQ Company
737 Stockbridge Drive
Fort Mill, SC
[Event date changed from 3/14]
Monday, March 21
Ribbon Cutting - Zaxby's
3401 Hwy 21 - Carowinds Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC

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York County Regional Chamber of Commerce | (803) 324-7500 
116 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 590
Rock Hill, SC 29731