Volume 45 | April 18th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House

The Chamber will be closed both Thursday April 18th, for our Annual Golf Tournament at Timberlake Country Club AND
on Good Friday April 19th.
Our office will reopen Monday April 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Happy Easter weekend from your Chapin Chamber staff!
The Member-To-Member Discount Program encourages Chapin Chamber members
and their employees to prefer other Chapin Chamber members when making
buying decisions with valuable discounts.
Want to offer a discount to your fellow Chamber Members?
Send information to april@chapinchamber.com
Discounts can be found HERE
Integrated Media is a custom Audio/Video integrator that has a 99% customer satisfaction rating and combined experience of over 30 years.
They take pride in transforming your home into an easy to use Smart Home using the latest technology, bringing convenience and total home control to your finger tips!
They sell and install all of the brands you know and trust, including Sony, Samsung, LG, Klipsch, Onkyo, Yamaha, Control 4 and many more.
And they'd like to offer a 10% discount off all purchases made at Integrated Media
by chamber members!
Taylor's auto is offering a discount of $20 off of cabin air filter service. Which is great to clean the air you breathe inside your vehicle, especially with all of this pollen. They also are offering an A/C special of $59.99, discounted from the regular price of $79.99. They have a lifetime alignment special for $199.00.
They would like to offer all chamber members a 10% discount on services excluding oil changes,
batteries and tires.
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Chapin Town Hall
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for yet another informative breakfast member meeting.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes
will be our host
Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church, Chapin
101 East Boundary Street
**NB new date**
Tuesday April 23rd
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
William Lynch, our presenter, will
be discussing Funeral Trends
Registration is Required
Thank you to our ANCHOR & ADMIRAL Sponsors
Please remember to send your articles by Wednesday morning to be included for Thursday's distribution. This form of advertising is INCLUDED IN YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP.
Send articles to: april@chapinchamber.com
McClam & Associates, Inc. a family owned business, is a licensed and bonded contractor offering over 30 years of experience in construction. Their site development and utility construction operations are centrally located in Little Mountain, SC, just outside of Columbia. They have headquarters in South Carolina, but hold licenses in both North and South Carolina, as well as in Georgia.
Chapin Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce they are looking for a Veterinary Assistant/Technician with at least 1 year experience in the Veterinarian field! 
Must be able to work some holiday hours and Saturday mornings.
Pick up your application at
Chapin Veterinary Hospital,
500 Columbia Ave. Chapin during
regular business hours or click on the link below to download application. 
Easter is only a few days away!
Let the Classy Cruet help you finish filling up your Easter baskets with a sampler set of their premium olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars!
223 Columbia Avenue
Suite B, Chapin
(803) 298-5353
All Easter items are 30% off this week! Make sure your little bunny is all set!!
Don’t forget Southern Stitches can personalize any item you bring in for your Easter basket but the last day to get items back in time for Easter is
TODAY with a Saturday pick up!
508 B Old Lexington Avenue
Open Tues-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is developing a Strategic Master Plan to establish a vision and guide decisions for our District over the next ten years.
To ensure the Plan reflects the needs of our community, your participation is vital.
They value your feedback!
Please take their survey below.
Your comments will help them improve their programs and services.
They are currently seeking volunteer focus group committee members who reside in the Lexington County portion of
Lexington-Richland School District 5 to evaluate and provide feedback on ICRC's facilities, programs and finances.
If you are interested click on link below.
Guests will be able to watch Ruth give a full treatment of Microblading and Powdering of the brows from start to finish. Guests will be able to view the demo, ask questions, see before and after pictures of the model, and book an appointment. Additionally, guests will be able to experience their new skin care line, Epionce, and receive consultations regarding skin issues.
There's a Grand Prize Drawing of $250 towards the purchase of a
Microblading and Powdering Session!
 Friday April 19th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
500 Old Lexington Avenue, Chapin
Farm Boy's BBQ Restaurant will be open for Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
They will be featuring Smoked Turkey
and Pit Ham with all the trimmings Dressing & Gravy, Sweet Potato casserole and Fried Okra just to name a few.
Now open EVERY Sunday
10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
525 Columbia Avenue, Chapin
(803) 345-7600
April 14th - Palm Sunday.
Worship Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
April 18th - Maundy Thursday.  
Holy Communion.
11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
April 19th - Good Friday
Worship 7:00 p.m.
April 21st - Easter Sunday
Easter Worship Holy Communion
7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m
Unity Breakfast 8:30 a.m.  
Healthy happens when commitment comes with a coach! Learn more about your Anytime Fitness!
Letting go of the past is just as
physical as it is mental.
The combination of yoga asana, pranayama & essential oils in this workshop will fuel your inner fire,
burn toxins from your body & assist
you in moving freely, physically & mentally, into Spring!

Thursday April 25th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
104 E Boundary Street, Chapin
Just $20 per person.
Tickets are on sale now to
Chapin Theatre Company's
upcoming production
A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever!
Order your tickets now!
The Dutch Fork Choral Society presents "Sing me to Heaven”,
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
@ Chapin United Methodist Church
The concert features a wonderful variety
of pieces, with selections of choral works from folk, gospel, spirituals, and
classical origin.
 Free to the public.
(Donations graciously accepted)
Saturday May 4th Boland's Ace
will be having a grilling demo.
Both Traeger and Holland Grills will
be demoing their grills from
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
745 Chapin Road, Chapin
Everyone is welcome to stop in and taste what these grills have to offer.
*While supplies Last*
Let's Celebrate Small Business Week Together!
Free Google Workshop at the Town of Chapin Town Hall
11:45 a.m - 1:00 p.m. on May 8th, 2019
Google will teach us the Value of using Google Ads to Grow Your
Business and How to use Google Ads.
Please arrive by 11:45 to sign in. The live-stream will start at 12:00.
Introductions will be made. Bring Business Cards
This is a free event, but please register using EventBrite to reserve
your spot and to receive reminders.
The Chapin Ruritan Club is also taking orders now for delicious Vidalia onions to be delivered on May 16th, 2019.
A 10 pound bag is $10; a 25 pound bag is $20; or a 50 pound bag is just $35.
Get them fresh from the field.
Call 345-1873, 345-5060 or contact
any member of the Chapin Ruritan
Club to place your orders.
Proceeds go to fund community projects .
Soldiers & Vets Charity Golf Tournament 

AllSouth Federal Credit Union will host its annual Soldiers & Vets Charity Golf Tournament Thursday, May 16th.
This year’s beneficiary is the  Friends of Fisher House, Columbia, SC .
Not a golfer? Please consider sponsoring a soldier.
The early bird deadline is fast approaching. 
If you have any questions, please contact Ivette Starkey at 803-743-1724 or  ivette.starkey@allsouth.org
Help Scott Hanners State Farm
stomp out Breast Cancer! 
 You can join their Walk For Life team,
the Happy Hoofers, or call them for a
no-obligation quote for car/home
insurance and they will donate $20 towards the Breast Cancer Walk for Life.  
Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler
paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite
subject and muse her Bulldog Smedley and her Boston Terrier Mattie. 
Having just started painting in 2015,
Sonya fell in love with the process and quickly began a daily painting practice.
She continually seeks to improve through frequent workshops and has studied with Mary Bentz Gilkerson and Michael Story.  
In 2016 she joined the Crooked Creek
Art League in Chapin where she
served first as Workshop Coordinator
and currently serves as President.
Several years ago, Sonya left a 20 year career in legal administration, to return to her love of catering. She is co-owner of Diimmler’s Catering & Special Events
 with her husband David.
When she is not catering, she can be
found in her studio. Every day is an opportunity to create.   
Dewees Island Escape
24” x 30” Oil on Canvas
$425 framed
“Dewees Island Escape” was inspired
by a plein air painting venture she
took with her Mother shortly after her Father passed. 
They had beautiful weather but no clouds and she loves to paint clouds so naturally she had to invent some and add them to a larger piece when she got back to her studio.  
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of April
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
APRIL 18th, 2019
April 18th has been designated as
National Lineman Appreciation Day. 
If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank. 
From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.
Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.
When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.
Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.
National Columnists’ Day is observed
each year on April 18th. 
On this day, we honor all newspaper columnists and their contributions to the truth in black and white. 
Columnists have the ability to inspire a plethora of emotions that often result in action. What many may not realize is that is their intent. 
If their readers are not moved by their column, they have not done their job.
With their own flavor of humor or satire, some columnists lighten the mood
or play a role.
Others strictly provide us with a different perspective, hard facts and solid research.
Whatever their style or approach, each columnist’s hard work connects them to the world.
National Animal Crackers Day is observed on April 18th.
This day brings us back to our
childhood memories and the many
boxes of Animal Crackers we shared with our friends. 
Animal Crackers refer to a type of small cookie baked in the shape of circus or zoo animals, such as a lion, tiger, bear or elephant. The most common variety are light-colored and slightly sweet. However, chocolate and frosted varieties are also available. Even though animal crackers are made with layered dough much like crackers, they are sweet like cookies. 
Each year on the third Thursday in April, we observe National High Five Day. 
This is a fun day where you can
“High Five” everyone that you see.
Folklore fills the hallowed halls of sports stadiums concerning the origins of the high five.  From the basketball to the volleyball court and baseball stadium, the sports metaphor has been well worn on this topic.
The two most well-known claims take place in less than a two-year time span.
During the last 1977 regular season Dodgers’ game, Dusty Baker hit the home run that made the team the first in history to have four players with at least 30 regular season home runs each. As Baker rounded third and headed home, Glenn Burke waited at home plate to congratulate him. In a moment that is Dodgers history but never televised, Burke greeted his teammate by raising his hand, and they slapped hands in a victorious high five.
On the Louisville Cardinals basketball court during the 1978-79 season, the team switched up their regular low-fives thanks to Wiley Brown and Derek Smith.
Out of all the triumphant sports gestures, such as the fist bump, fanny slap, fist pump, end zone dance, and chest bump, the high five stands in a class all its own.
Get to Know Your Customers Day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, October). This is a day to reach out to your patrons and get to know them better.
  When businesses get to know your customers, you also get to know more about you need to grow. Remember when Main Street businesses were locally owned and operated? The owners knew you by name and knew your shopping habits. They typically knew what you wanted to buy, and if they didn’t have it, they were willing to get it in for you.
With the advent of the Internet and big-box stores, much of the personal attention has gone by the wayside. Get to Know Your Customers Day is a day to turn that around. Make it a point to get to know a little more about your customers and make each of them feel like they are your most important customer of the day.
National Poem in Your Pocket Day is observed each April. 

This day was created to share the joy
that poems bring by carrying one in
your pocket and sharing it throughout
the day with others. 
Across the country, businesses, libraries, schools and individuals have shared
a poem on National Poem in
Your Pocket Day. 
A short poem might appear on your
lunch receipt, or perhaps the mailperson will recite one in exchange for the
outgoing mail.  

Did you know you can earn Chamber Bucks?? We'll give you a voucher for $25 when you refer a new or existing Chapin business to join the Chapin Chamber. Your Chamber Bucks can be used just like cash for Chamber services, including event registrations or sponsorship's, sign rentals, even toward your dues payment! It's just our way of saying Thank You and hoping you'll send more members our way! Contact us for more information!

Rebecca Blackburn Hines - Executive Director - director@chapinchamber.com
April Robinson, Administrative Assistant & Newsletter Publisher - april@chapinchamber.com
803-345-1100 | www.chapinchamber.com