Volume 43 | April 4th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
Why Sponsor a Chamber Event??
No matter what type of business you are in, public relations and community interaction are just as essential as advertising.
In addition to enhancing visibility and image, there are many great benefits that coincide with sponsoring Chamber events.
Access to New Business Relationships
Creates Customer/Community Loyalty
Demonstrates Civic Engagement
If your business is in search of any of the benefits mentioned above, rest assured that the staff of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce is here to help you by offering a multitude of opportunities.
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House
T hursday April 18th @
Timberlake Golf Course, Chapin 
NOW that temperatures are VERY conducive for a comfortable round of golf, it's time to get your team together and
Prices have NOT increased!!
Last Day for Team Registration/Sponsorship Opportunities
is THIS Friday April 5th!
That's correct!
This year we have combined forces with Doss Marine and Coastal Golf Marketing to offer the possibility of winning a boat valued at $40,000 with a hole in one !
Prizes for hole in one's will also be offered on other holes around the course.

(2 hole signs, Tent Display, Team of 4, pre/post event publicity)
(Tent Display, Team of 4 and recognition at event)
(Tent Display)
(Hole Sponsor Sign)

OR if you prefer to pay via Credit Card you may Sponsor and Register Online below.
Just click on the golf ball!
Morning Tee Off Times
Still Available!
Sponsorships are coming in and we truly appreciate your generosity, give us a
call to reserve your tent on a hole
or your morning golf team!
Lexington Medical Center
Prisma Health
The Town of Chapin
Southern Propane
Taylor's Auto
Waxing The City
The Tipsy Toad
Terminix Service Inc
Doss Marine
Servpro of the Dutch Fork
Midlands Media Group
Palmetto Enclosure

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home
State Farm - Scott Hanners
Hyatt Place Irmo
B&R Enterprises
Classy Cruet
The Honorable Chip Huggins
Herb Harrison, CLU Nationwide
UPS Chapin
Chadwick Financial
Core Technology Solutions
First Community Bank
Crooked Creek Park
Wilson's Refrigeration
Vertu Marketing
Russell Massey
Your CBD Store Newberry
Lake Murray Flower Shoppe
Mid Carolina Electric

Hardee's of Chapin
The Member-To-Member Discount Program encourages Chapin Chamber members
and their employees to prefer other Chapin Chamber members when making
buying decisions.
The program entitles our members many valuable discounts at participating
member businesses and is a great way to attract customers, build relationships,
save money and strengthen our local economy.
In order to offer or take advantage of these special discounts:
  • You must be a member of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce in good standing.
  • You must offer a discount that is exclusive to this program and that the general public could not receive (example: a 10% discount on all services or purchases, a free appetizer with dinner purchase, etc..) Be Creative!
  • You must offer a discount that is ongoing and not a one-time-only deal.
  • Your business may revise this offer every two months by notifying the Chamber
Want to offer a discount to your fellow Chamber Members?
Send information to april@chapinchamber.com
Discounts can be found on the Chapin Chamber website , blue box, right hand corner,
Our Members, under the tab Member to Member Discounts
You may have heard the rumor about a Chapin Bridal Show...and it is true!
The Chapin Chamber is presenting the Chapin Bridal Show on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at the Chapin Town Hall.
The goal is to showcase the Chapin area as a destination to be married, complete with venues, florists, caterers, photographers, musicians, bar tending services, event rentals, salons, spas, and much more.
While we will accept vendors from outside the Chapin area and outside of the Chapin Chamber, we are allowing Chapin Chamber members priority to register until March 1st, 2019.
On March 2nd, 2019, registration to Chapin Bridal Show opens up to the public.
We will begin selling tickets to the event on April 1st, 2019.
Chapin Town Hall
157 Columbia Avenue, Chapin,
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
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
Venue will be at 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 will be our presenter
and the topic of discussion
will be focused on
Funeral Trends/Advanced Funeral Planning/Cremation/Green Funerals
Technology within the industry, Personalization

As normal, registration is required for
this catered breakfast.
Free for Members of the Chamber,
non-members $10.00
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
Seasoned service-disabled combat veteran, small business owner, leader, and manager with demonstrated expertise in the development and operation of Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
Prior to his career as a home inspector, Willis spent more than 20 years serving in the U.S. Army. 
While enlisted, Willis served in three campaigns and took charge in various leadership positions, requiring him to maintain an industrious work ethic and an extraordinary attention to detail with
every task that he performed. 
Before his time in the military, Willis worked on residential and commercial electrical systems, learning complex skills that remain valuable to the work he does today.
Willis  meticulously evaluates each property , identifying and communicating any issues that he encounters along the way.
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, an investor, or a small business owner looking for the perfect place to set up shop, Willis is committed to helping
you reach your goals.
He offers professional Home & 
Commercial Inspections, Mold Testing,
Drone Photography & Videography
 Serving Columbia, Irmo, Lexington, Batesburg, Leesville, Chapin, Prosperity, Newberry, and other nearby municipalities.
Call (803) 807-1001 or email willisjordan@bluecordinspections.com
for more information or to schedule your inspection.
William Herbert Lynch was raised in Alcolu, South Carolina, and graduated from Sumter High School in 2012.
He started in the funeral service as a funeral assistant right out of high school and then moved onto the role of apprentice funeral director and embalmer.
He graduated from Piedmont Technical College with a Degree of Applied Science in funeral services and became a licensed funeral director in January 2018. 
William truly sees the funeral profession as a calling and looks forward to serving the communities and residents of the greater Lexington County.
William is also a certified crematory operator and certified cremation services provider.
William is a volunteer firefighter with the Chapin Fire Department (Lexington County Fire Service). He also serves as the chairman for the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program for the area, Chamber Ambassador of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce and as a board member for the Chapin Ruritan Club.
He is a member of the South Carolina and National Funeral Director associations and the Chapin Community Engagement Council.
William and his wife, who is a local kindergarten teacher, reside in Chapin
with their dog, Sloan.
William will be the presenting speaker for Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes at the Chapin Chamber's April Member Breakfast on April 23rd, at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church. Register for the April Monthly meeting and meet William in person!
He is truly an altruistic gentleman.
TODAY Thursday April 4th
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
to be held at 6:00 p.m.
500 Lexington Avenue, Suite B
Please join us TODAY as we celebrate with Endless Vitality on becoming a Chapin Chamber member!
Friday April 5th
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
The Blue Shades are at the Toad!
Listen to your favorite songs from the
60’s to the 90’s.
A Little Rock, a little Soul, a little
Blues a lotta fun!
103 Beaufort Street, Chapin
Saturday April 6th, 2019
This year marks the 19th anniversary of
the Chapin Community Service Day .
This annual tradition has become a favorite among Chapin citizens.
Every year we look forward to working together to promote volunteerism and community service in our town.
We encourage people of all ages and abilities to work together to support a project that is beneficial to others.
Whether it’s planting flowers and trees, having a litter clean up along our roadways, sprucing up your church or school campus, reading to young people, or spending time with seniors in our community, we all have a vital role in building community by being present
and engaged.
The Town of Chapin will officially kick off this year’s Community Service Day weekend with the Community Prayer Breakfast TOMORROW morning,
April 5th, at 8:00 am in the
Community Room at Town Hall.
They will have a keynote speaker as well as members of the Chapin faith community participate in prayers and scripture readings.
The following day, April 6th, they ask citizens to participate in projects that bring a benefit to our community.
They welcome any organization that is interested in hosting a volunteer project to fill out a project registration form and if there are any individuals interested in joining one of the already established projects please contact
Nicholle Burroughs at communications@chapinsc.com.
Should any organization have volunteers but need assistance in selecting a project, please submit the Project Registration Form with the box “WE NEED A PROJECT” checked.
They will hold an appreciation volunteers breakfast on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 7:30 am at the Community Room at Town Hall. They look forward to having all participants join them as they celebrate the accomplishments of everyone's efforts and say thank you for taking time to make a difference and help others.
“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Excellence in leadership, hospitality and collaboration! Congratulations to  Chapin High School  Student Government for sharing their  #Pridein5 this past
weekend as the hosts for the
SCASC State Convention!
640 students and 120 teachers from around the state came to Chapin!
Thanks to all those who hosted this large grouping of students/teachers.
Blue Lavender Spa is 2!
Please join us as we celebrate with
Mia and her staff
Enjoy food, beverages, chair massages, drawings, demonstrations, and meet
the Mayor.
Representatives from Glō Skin Beauty and Allergan will be available to answer questions about their Mineral Makeup and Botox/Fillers.
Gift card and Laser Package specials!
Bring Friends!
Thursday April 11th
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1400 Chapin Road, Chapin
Door prizes from Color Bar, SoZo
Fitness, and Glo Skin Beauty!
Spin The Wheel for discounts and giveaways. New to Botox?
Register to win some Free! 
Do you have a passion for
customer service?
Do you like helping to make a positive difference in other peoples’ lives?
Have you worked in retail sales, construction, housekeeping, warehouses, offices, etc., and want a new, exciting, long-term career?
Rainbow International Restorations of Columbia, SC is a rapidly growing independently owned and operated company, that is the premier choice for commercial and residential restoration and cleaning services with locations in Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and, Florence, SC.

Rainbow International hires people who
set high standards for themselves and want to "Live RICH" with a team that
values Respect, Integrity, and Customer focus, while Having fun in the process.
They want you on our team!
As a Cleaning Technician, you are a key team member responsible for catastrophe damage clean-up for our customers.
Their Cleaning Technicians must be self-motivated and reliable, and have effective communication, time-management, and decision-making skills.
For more information on this position
and to apply online click
         April 15th Meeting of the
Crooked Creek Art League
Lee creates contemporary abstracted landscape paintings on canvas, paper and board. His primary medium is acrylics but he also works with watercolor, ink, oil and mixed media. A native of Chapin, his formal education is in geology with a BS from the USC. He retired as a Program Manager from the Underground Storage Tank Management Division of the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control in the Spring of 2018.
Lee became a working artist for Golden Artist Colors in 2018. 
He is a self-taught artist with no formal
 art education
Lee has done many presentations at various Columbia art leagues, however, he will be providing something unique for CCAL rather than the Golden standard lecture series. He will demo a different technique and product line (Golden Acrylics QoR Watercolors). The League welcomes Lee as he brings new innovative techniques to local artists.           

The deadline to file your taxes is April 15th. At The UPS Store they offer a variety of services to help you as you file.
  • Guaranteed Next Day and Second Day Air Shipping
  • Faxing
  • Scanning
  • Printing
  • Notarizing
  • Document Shredding
  • Computer Rental Services
  • USPS First-Class and Priority Mailing Options*

With any UPS shipment service you can also request for signature required, receive email confirmation when your documents are delivered, and Saturday delivery!
140A Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
(803) 932-0002
Your friends at The UPS Store of Chapin.
Easter is coming, and every-bunny would love a six pack sampler set in their basket this year! 🐰🥕
 Each set has three olive oils and three balsamic vinegars to pair together!
Pick up yours now!
223 Columbia Avenue
Suite B, Chapin
(803) 298-5353

By far the question they get asked most often is what classes they'll be offering
and when they'll be.
They have worked to put together a great DRAFT class list that is still changing!
This is by no means final but is a great
start and they are SO excited to share this with you!
Trailblazers get FIRST chance to register, and will get to register before anyone else (watch your email). They hope to open registration later this week
so keep an eye out.
Not a Trailblazer? There's still time!
Sign up online at  https://www.sozopresale.com
and get started or call or stop by
the Gym to see them!
The owners and staff of Sozo are beyond excited to be preparing this amazing space for you and the community of Chapin with the LOWEST rates they will EVER have!
Their new location is located at:
510 Columbia Ave in Chapin!
Their lobby is open for your visitation,
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Go and see what they have going on!
Located "downtown" on Beaufort Street the owners and staff are ready and available to make you your favorite shakes and teas!!
Now opening at 7:30 a.m. for all you early risers!!
Don’t forget, you can text in your order to 419-533-5511 and have it ready to pick up on the fly!
106B Beaufort Street
💥💥 Introducing Formula One Select & Protein Drink Mix Select   💥💥
No milk 🐄 No Soy Non GMO & Gluten Free Vegetarian certified 🌿 Kosher & excellent for diabetics! 
100% plants based Formula One & Protein Drink Mix made from pea, rice & quinoa proteins!!
For the month of April Lake Murray Drug Company is offering a Buy One Get One 1/2 off of their Nature's Truth Vitamins and Essential Oils!
105 Snapdragon Court, Suite A
(803) 345-9999
ON THE WEB:  www.lakemurraydrug.com
Up to 2 months free on an annual maintenance package.
Call for this weeks special!
A friendly reminder from Chapin Veterinary Hospital to beware the lure of the "Easter Bunny" (or for that matter chicks/ducks)
Today's impulse gift for an eight-year-old child could still be in the family long after the child has finished college.
Rabbits are not easy pets to care for and need adult caregivers to thrive.
They require as much care as a dog or
cat and cost as much as a dog to care
for over their lifetime.
While rabbits are the third most acquired pet, they are also the third most relinquished -- and euthanized.
Very few animal shelters accept rabbits.
Rabbits are NOT toys
Rabbits are not "practice" pets
Rabbits need daily, routine care
Rabbits chew on things
Rabbits grow up quickly and live a long time.
They require dedication and work the
same as any other living being.
Do not enter in to ownership lightly.
To many, springtime represents a renewal of life. Be certain that you are not sacrificing the life of an innocent creature for a little Easter joy this year
Buy chocolate instead, who doesn't love getting a Chocolate Easter Bunny?
Lever Farms wants to thank you for supporting their family’s farm!
They ask that you please continue to keep all the farmers in your prayers. They are praying for a sweet bountiful harvest this year and warm sunshiny days for picking. 
Lever Farms has some
BERRY good news!
Their strawberries are in full bloom with
a few pink berries turning.
As you can see in the picture below, their honeybees are working overtime and enjoying those sweet blossoms.
With the warmer temperatures coming, they are anticipating seeing lots of strawberries turning RED very soon!
Click on their logo for updates on their Facebook Page.
Please join CHAPIN WOMAN'S CLUB for their signature charity fundraiser at
Timberlake Country Club
222 Timberlake Drive
Catering by Purple Martin Grille
The Flamingo Fling offers wonderful food, drinks, dancing to Peacehaven, silent & live auctions, raffles, cash bar!
Proceeds benefits scholarships and community grants.
Featuring: PAUL MCCARTNEY signed Rogue Bass Guitar!
Dabo Swinney signed CLEMSON
Nat'l Championship football
w/ complete schedule!
PINEHURST GOLF and much more! Tickets: $60
Limited number available
Questions: Call (803) 397-9767
508 B Lexington Avenue, Chapin
(803) 941-7292
Easter has arrived!!
The gals at Southern Stitches are LOVING these sweet colors and prints!!
Visit them soon to see what they have,
these delightful Easter themed outfits
will not last long!  
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).
Kirstina Rasmussen Collins, Artistic Director, and Bradley Fuller, accompanist. 
Our Lady of the Lake’s Life Teen will be hosting a FIESTA LUNCHEON and SILENT AUCTION for parishioners and guests to help raise money for their trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).
195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
This year 28 of their parish youth will travel to Indianapolis in November to worship, fellowship, and learn with 25,000 other youth from across the country.
Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. Youth will be outside the church over the next few weekends selling tickets to the FIESTA for $10/per person. Meals can be ordered for take away or stay and dine in with your friends and family! There will be music, door prizes, games, and the silent auction with plenty of great baskets and gift certificates to bid on. Please make plans to come out and spend your Cinco de Mayo with Our Lady of the Lake Catholic parish youth!
The Chapin Ruritan Club is taking orders now for delicious Vidalia onions to be delivered on May 16, 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 .
Donations of all food items are always
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. 
  They are incredibly grateful for your support!
APRIL 4th, 2019
Feel beautiful and vibrant when you recognize National Vitamin C Day
on April 4th!

While Vitamin C is widely recognized for warding off colds, the vitamin is also clinically proven to be a powerhouse in other areas of health, too.
For example, Vitamin C may reduce blood pressure and potentially lower risk of heart disease. Those at risk of gout can lower that risk by increasing their intake of Vitamin C.
Topically, Vitamin C keeps skin healthy by protecting it from oxidative damage caused by daily exposure to light, heat, and pollution. The popularity of topical vitamin C products has risen dramatically.

National Walk Around Things Day is observed each year on April 4th.
This day is open to interpretation as our research found little information regarding this holiday.
This day may be looked at both figuratively and literally. Literally, one would not walk through a puddle of water or mud; one would walk around it. One would not walk under a ladder or over broken glass, one would walk around it.
Figuratively, one would “walk around” avoiding certain problems or potential problems. One would also “walk around” avoiding arguments, certain situations or unwanted or uncomfortable conversations.
Another possible intent of this day could very well be to walk around things such as a neighborhood, park or the shopping mall.

April 4th is National Hug
a Newsperson Day
(formerly National Hug a Newsman Day) 
Each year this day gives everyone the opportunity to say “thank you” and hug their local newsperson.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that the word “newsman” dates back to 1596. They have been working hard for many years to bring us the news from around the world.
A few well-known newspersons include:
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Barbara Walters
  • David Brinkley
  • Katie Couric
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Peter Jennings
  • Barbara Walters
April 4th is National School Librarian Day. 
It is set aside to honor all school librarians. 

School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized, helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning and are dedicated to creating an environment they can learn every day of the year. Their work is an impressive accomplishment.
The school librarians provide guidance and expose our youth not only to texts, print media, and literature but to digital resources and the technology to connect them to libraries around the world.
A school librarian’s ability to manage scores of media and a library full of students with numerous projects and schedules astounds us.
Annually observed on April 4th is
National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day. 
It is all about a special dish combining chicken, ham and cheese.
The French term Cordon Bleu is
translated as “Blue Ribbon”. 
This dish is a take on the popular Veal Cordon Bleu. 
It is a flattened chicken breast which is wrapped around ham (or sometimes prosciutto or Canadian bacon) and cheese such as Swiss or Gruyere. 
The chicken is held together with toothpicks and dipped in an egg wash and breaded.
The earliest recipe found was in a March 1964 printing of the Cincinnati Enquirer by the Cincinnati Gourmet Stanley Demos. Despite some misconceptions,
it is an American dish. 
Demos mentions in his column that he got the idea to try chicken instead of veal
“to be different.” 
It has been a popular dish since.
On 4/4, Jeep 4×4 Day launches us into adventure!
Fresh air and warmer temperatures lure us outdoors, and what better way to experience the thrill of an excursion than in a Jeep 4×4. Whether it’s up rocky slopes or through muddy trails, Jeep vehicles let you take adventure to a whole new level.
Crossing creeks, touring valleys, and maneuvering through rocky terrain are just part of the trek. In a Jeep brand vehicle, you can see lost history and beautiful vistas. Get away with friends for the day or take off for a week by yourself to refuel. Jeep 4×4 Day reminds us that every day was meant for adventure!
National Burrito Day is observed annually on the first Thursday in April.
A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice,
beans, vegetables, and sauces. 
Burritos can be filled with ground beef, shredded chicken, shredded beef or shredded pork.
 Bean choices often include black, red, whole or refried beans.
 Vegetables can be grilled or fresh. Cumin, chili powder, and oregano are typical spices used to give the burritos an authentic Mexican flavor. Chimichangas are burritos that have been deep fried.
The word burrito first appeared in the Dictionary of Mexicanisms in 1895. It is the term used in the Guanajuato region and means little donkey in Spanish. It is possible that it stems from the appearance of the packs and bedrolls donkeys used to carry. In other regions of Mexico, similar types of food are known as flauta.
The burrito was introduced in the United States in the 1930s at the El Cholo Spanish Café in Los Angeles.  
Don't ever forget her name.
Samantha Josephson
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