Volume 60 | August 1st, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events

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at the Chamber House

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
Our annual Mobile Member Meeting and Dedication Ceremony to Springhill Construction is coming up soon!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Dedication Ceremony
Appetizers and complementary
beverages will be served.
Here’s a sneak peek of the Springhill Construction work happening at the
Chapin Chamber House.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Please join us as we partner with the Chapin Branch Library to offer the Chamber's first "Lunch & Learn" series on Wednesday August 21st from
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
129 Columbia Avenue, Chapin
Catering by Publix
Colin Trimble, from the DOL will give us a brief overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) and (PAID) programs.
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.
Please join us as we combine forces with Aaron Means and ACTIVATE
for a Constant Contact Academy
Email Marketing "Bootcamp" Workshop.
Get Years worth of Email Marketing Experience in just one day!  
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
At the Chapin Chamber of Commerce
This event has a limited number of spots
so that attendees can receive personal
attention. This event has sold out every year, so register now before it fills up!
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
Cruise Planners is a full service agency offering all travel options from cruises
to land and tour packages. 
Michelle Arnold specializes in group travel and can plan groups such as family reunions, church groups, cheer or sports club groups, girlfriend getaways, even
trips for wine/food enthusiasts. 
She also provides assistance in planning destination weddings. 
She offers a bridal registry so that the bridal party can have a destination wedding and for those guests unable to accompany them on their special day, can gift the couple with money to help pay for their dream wedding. 
Michelle purchased the Cruise Planners franchise in May 2019 due to their incredible relationship with travel partners throughout the industry. This affords her the opportunity to offer phenomenal travel deals to her clients no matter where they want to travel. Michelle has worked in the travel industry as a travel agent since
2016 and refers to herself as an enthusiastic traveler who happens to
be a passionate travel adviser. 
Her goal is to create a relationship with each of her clients so that she is able to provide them with a travel experience like none other they’ve ever had.
Michelle has been married to her husband, Bart for 24 years and have 3 children, Kurtis, Kory, and Kade. 
Given the work opportunity to move to SC in 2015 they chose Chapin because of the small town feel and how welcoming everyone was each time they visited the area while planning their move.
Michelle understands that the internet is a powerful booking tool but what it cannot provide is that personal service that she can by getting to know each of her clients and what they like and want to experience in their travels. 
She takes pride in exceptional customer service throughout the planning, booking, traveling, and even on the return home.
 She also believes in giving back. 
Cruise planners also believes in that philosophy and each year gives to various charitable organizations including their
CP Store where franchises purchase merchandise and all of the proceeds are donated to charity. Contact Michelle
at (803) 500-5061
Crooked Creek Park 
1098 Old Lexington Hwy
(803) 345-6181
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is celebrating 50 years of providing
quality recreational programs to our community!
  Athletic registration for fall sports
has begun! Registration is open now through August 22nd for:
Flag and tackle football, soccer, lacrosse, cheer, cross country, junior golf,
and adult softball.
Women Empowered
Off to College Course
THIS Saturday August 3rd, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This special session begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance education and then progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. Specially designed for young women entering High School or College.
Ages 13–Adult
Call (803) 345-6181 to register
Saturday August 3rd
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
100 Clark Street, Chapin
The Chapin Downtown Farmers Market
is primarily intended as a farmer/grower and local artisan market that uses a community-friendly atmosphere to promote their goods and services.
Live music and activities for kids.
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.
Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.
Get your tickets for Shrek NOW!
Performances at
Harbison Theatre at Midlands
Technical College
7300 College St., Irmo SC
Advance Tickets only $12.00
All tickets at the door - $15.00
Remaining performance dates
August 1st and 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.
August 3rd and 4th @ 3:00 p.m.
There is something new sailing into Chapin! Use the hashtag   #DiscoverChapin  
to post selfies with all the sailboats
you can find.

Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consisting of over
100 artists from Chapin and the surrounding lake communities.
They partnered with the Town of Chapin
to launch a community art project that
will culminate Labor Day 2019 in a
highly visible multi-part public art display. 
The concept for “The Arts Sail Into Chapin” is emblematic of the town itself, thirteen free standing aluminum sailboats creatively painted or embellished by local artists. While they have received a philanthropic endowment to partially fund the project
and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, they are excited to also be partnering with the local business community to fully bring this project to life.
Ankle injuries are a common source of pain. While these injuries may be common, they can be very debilitating and limit the ability to run, play sports, walk, or even stand to complete every day activities. Injury to the ankle can occur with running, jumping, walking, or even as a result of a fall. Ankle pain can also be a chronic issue, such as with arthritis.
Their physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your pain and will create a customized program to address your needs. This examination may include screening the entire lower quarter including your spine, hip, and knee as these can often contribute to your pain.
Call (803) 932-2176 or visit
130 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
Saturday August 17th, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ECPI University - Suite 300
250 Berryhill Road, Columbia SC
The course, About Boating Safely , is certified by South Carolina DNR. 
Students who pass the course will be issued a South Carolina Boater
Education Card.
In SC, boaters under 16 years of age
are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (PWC) or a boat powered by a motor with 15 hp or more.
The course fee is $30.00 per person or $50.00 for two family members sharing materials. Class size is limited.
Students under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult enrolled
in the class. Many insurance companies offer discounts to graduates of the boating education course.
For more information or to register contact Clay Goodwin at (719) 425-5101 or by email at claygoodwin@netscape.net .
Front row: Pat B. Lewandowski; JT (John) Thomason, Vice Chair, Chapin Historical Association,(CHA) ; JJ (Joyce M.) Casey, President CHA;
Second row: Laura Culler, Finance, Chapin Town Hall; David Knight, Chapin Mayor.
The Nomination of the Chapin Commercial Historic District received State approval yesterday. It now faces only the final approval nod from the US Department of Interior to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.A total of 12 structures located in the heart of the downtown area, along Chapin Rd.,Columbia Ave.,Beaufort St.,Clark St. and Old Lexington Av. comprise the proposed District. A spokesperson
for the South Carolina Department of Archives & History believes that the
sign-off action by the Keeper of the National Register could likely occur in
early October but probably no sooner.
Friday's action was a very fitting end
to an effort that has been in progress
for nearly 3 years.
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of AUGUST
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
August 1st, 2019
On August 1st, National Mahjong Day deals out a game to get the celebration started! Play your tiles well and perhaps you’ll honor the day with a win.
The 19th-century strategy game became popular in the United States in the 1920s. While the game is played with tiles, it’s much like rummy.
The players meld beautifully designed tiles with Chinese characters and symbols to earn points. Melds include pongs, kongs, chows, and the mighty Mahjong.
Because Mahjong traveled great
distances, it challenges people from
many different backgrounds.
As a result, Mahjong also breaks down communication barriers, bringing neighborhoods and communities together. Since people of all ages play, the game also bridges the gap between generations.
There are also a variety of styles of Mahjong including American, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japanese just to name a few. Find the version you enjoy best to play. Learn several different ways to play and play them all. If you’ve never played, the season is perfect to learn.
On August 1st, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day takes advantage of the ripe
berries available this time of year.
If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy some fresh-baked raspberry cream pie, it’s
a day to celebrate!  
Raspberries are the edible fruit of the raspberry plant. Not only do they grow on woody stemmed perennials, but they’re a very commercial crop, too.
If their thorny stems remind you of a rose bush, that’s because they are in the rose family. Their genus name is Rubus.
Approximately 100 tiny drupelets cling together to make up one raspberry. Raspberry pulp and juice fills the drupelets. The drupelets adhere to a receptacle
that’s attached to a stem.
Once the receptacle is removed, the raspberry is left with a hollow core.
When you’re eating your pie, keep in mind that raspberries are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and fiber.
They also contain vitamin B1, B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper, and iron. 
  • All temperate regions of the world grow raspberries.
  • At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop. However with new technology, cultivars, and transportation, they can now be obtained year-round.
  • Did you know, an individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.
  • One raspberry bush can yield several hundred berries a year.
On August 1st, National Girlfriends Day encourages women across the U.S.
to get together and celebrate their
special bond of friendship. 
Girlfriends fall into many categories. While many grew up together, others meet through work or college. Still, others share a bond much deeper; sisters and mothers meet the definition of girlfriends, too.
Though these types of relationships cross our minds frequently, we often fail to set aside time to spend with each other.
The day promotes the laughter and joys girlfriends bring. Rarely do girlfriends let another go it alone. Not only do they
enjoy spending time together, they
support each other, too.
While laughing and sharing secrets, girlfriends offer advice and celebrate successes. 
When it’s time for a glass of wine, a chat over a cup of coffee or to go for a long walk, girlfriends are there.  
Friendship is one of the most special connections in life. 
Whether we have one or many, girlfriends make life better, fuller and complete. These are the friends that can make you laugh at life’s silliest things. A girlfriend is who you turn to when life is not so kind. In its simplest of form, National Girlfriends Day celebrates the unlimited ways life is better with our girlfriends in it. 
On August 1st, National Minority Donor Awareness Day focuses attention on the need for minority donors. The day is part of the awareness campaign of National Minority Donor Awareness Week. 
The day highlights the need, especially among minorities, for more organ, eye, and tissue donors. Another focus of the day includes honoring minorities who have donated. While providing education, the day also encourages others to register as donors. At the same time, part of being informed includes practicing good health habits. The healthier the population, the few transplants are needed.  

Within the African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander-American communities, there is a serious shortage of transplants. Minorities make up 57% of those on the organ waiting list. Due to chronic conditions, minority patients are at an increased need for transplants affecting the heart, kidney, pancreas, and liver. 
Facilities take into consideration several factors when matching donors to recipients. However, blood type is the most critical component. Ethnic groups often have similar blood types. As a result, success rates increase when recipients are paired within the same ethnic or racial group. It’s necessary to know organ donation isn’t based on race or ethnicity. Anyone can donate because ALL
On August 1st, Respect for Parents Day recognizes the leadership roles parents play in not only a child’s life but also
in our communities. 
Parents provide their children the first expression of love and sense of security.
As protectors and nurturers, parents set
a foundation for leading and teaching children to be responsible.
Each parent provides a form of communication and a way of making decisions and correcting mistakes.
A parent’s role in the community is essential, too.
In an effort to “make our families become united and strong by recognizing the leadership roles parents have, and to reinstate the respect for parents that was evident in the past,” Respect for
Parents Day was born. 
These are the words of Marilyn Dalrymple from Lancaster, CA as she created Respect for Parents Day which is celebrated annually on August 1st.
This day was created as a reminder that parents deserve and require respect and for all to consider the value that parents have in society. This isn’t limited to children only. Those who hold power over families must likewise respect the parent.
National IPA Day celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer and celebrated the first Thursday of every August.
To most beer lovers and is of one of the world’s most popular types of craft beer. IPA’s have made a resurgence in recent years with many local microbreweries developing their very own recipe. Many are experiencing success as well with their brew being served in restaurants and pubs.
Raise your glass on National IPA Day and enjoy this day with friends.
The beauty of participating in a National Day such as this one is the support you provide for local craft brewers… Cheers!
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