Volume 64 | August 29th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
CHAMBER NEWS

 THANKS TO ALL OUR PAST AND UPCOMING SPONSORS
FOR OUR 2019 MEETINGS, WE APPRECIATE YOUR
COMMITMENT TO OUR CHAMBER FUNCTIONS.
WE DO HAVE OPENINGS FOR MEMBER MEETING
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2020!
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House
803-345-1100

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
Please join us for our 2nd Lunch and Learn Series, "BSA Funding Sources & Options Explained." Speaker, R Gregg White, Director, SBA South Carolina District Office will discuss several SBA funding options including microloans, grants, 504, 7(a) etc., and the application process. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.
Wednesday September 11th, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chapin Branch Library
129 Columbia Avenue
Registration is required
Please join us for our September Member Luncheon to be held at Mt. Horeb Church here in Chapin. This luncheon is sponsored by Prisma Health . Dawn Hunt, breast cancer survivor and Event Chair of the 2019 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K , will be our speaker. Registration is required.
Catering will be provided by
Members Free/Non-Members $10
Thursday September 19th
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Tipsy Toad Tavern - Presenting Sponsor
Anytime Fitness
Boland's ACE Hardware
Caughman Harman Funeral Home
Chadwick Financial
Chip Huggins & Nathan Ballentine
Clarke's Termite
Flexible Focus, LLC
Midlands Media Group
Springhill Construction
Stokes Trainor
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Premium Sponsorship  - $220.00 Event Signage & 2 VIP tickets front stage.
Basic Sponsorship  - $200.00 Event Signage & 2 General Admission Tickets - Bring Chairs
Tent Sponsorship  - $200.00 Tent, table & 2 chairs & 2 General Admission Tickets
TICKETS
VIP Ticket Admission  - $35.00 Admission for one with assigned seat in front
Advance General Admission  - $25.00 Advanced Purchase General Admission for one - Bring chair
General Admission at Door  - $35.00 Admission for one at door -
Bring chair 
Interested but want to learn more about the Comedians and Karaoke competition?
Click HERE
Will you be the First Chapin Chamber Karaoke Champion?!
Bring home the bragging rights as the FIRST EVER  Chapin Chamber
Karaoke Champion !
We have teamed up with the Tipsy Toad Tavern to bring Chapin this amazing singing competition!
THE SECOND WEEK OF COMPETITION STARTS TONIGHT - August 29th!!!
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets will also be available at
the Tipsy Toad!
103C Beaufort Street, Chapin
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
MEMBER NEWS
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
Welcome to the Owners & Staff
of Royal Flush,LLC!
We are glad that they have joined
our Chamber of Commerce and they look forward to serving our community.
They believe the customer comes first and they look forward to serving the Chapin area with Pride!
Call them today for a FREE QUOTE
(803)796-4240
An established company in South Carolina, for 7 years, they acquired Royal Flush, LLC as of August 2019 and have since transferred from Fairfield County to Irmo, SC.
They are locally owned and operated. 
They offer Portable Toilets, Tanks,
Hand wash stations and portable
restroom trailers.
They serve ALL construction - commercial to residential AND special events from backyards to stadiums! 
Remember....They go where you go!
"You've selected the top 3 businesses. Now it's time to vote on your absolute favorites! 
The voting continues through September with winners being announced in November!
Don't forget to make your voice heard! Click on the link and show your support daily! 
We are excited to see who you choose for the 2020 BEST OF Irmo Chapin Life Magazine!"
Marco's Pizza will be giving away one pizza per day from August 26th
to August 30th. 
Each day they will be giving away ONE large pepperoni pizza to a teacher /
admin / support personnel to celebrate
the 2019-2020 school year!  
To enter:
1- Like their Facebook Page
2 - Comment on THEIR POST with your favorite teacher/admin/support personnel. Please include their school name as well. 
Someone can be nominated more than once so tell your friends!
(You can even come back tomorrow and nominate them again.)
There will be FIVE pizza winners! The winners will be drawn daily at random and they will be notified via Facebook.  Contest participants must be 18 years of age or older and live in the United States. Winner must respond to notification message within 72 hours to claim the prize. The contest is hosted by Marco’s Chapin and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or
associated with, Facebook. Marco's Pizza of Chapin wants to say thank you to our schools for all that they do!
LABOR DAY
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION!!
Stop in on Labor Day and help Downtown Nutrition celebrate their
One Year Anniversary in Chapin!!
They'll be open before the parade starts,
so stop in and get your COLD teas and shakes to keep you cool.
Or swing by afterwards and get your favorite shakes and teas and hang out
in the A/C!! They are working on a few fun ideas for a new shake and tea for the day!!
Scheduled Events 
Saturday, August 31
  • Saturday night concert on Beaufort Street benefiting We Care at 7 p.m. featuring Tokyo Jo.
Sunday, September 1
  • Concert on Beaufort Street featuring Noel Lindler and the Bank Walkers party starts at 7 pm.
  • Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers allowed
Monday, September 2
  • Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) at GIS parking lot (912 Chapin Road) and travels to St. Peters Church Road
  • Classic Car Show in the Mt. Horeb parking lot of Beaufort Street presented by Columbia Classic Chevy Club.
  • Over 130 Vendors with Children's Play Area and three bounce houses.
  • Chapin Library Book Sale immediately following the parade at Town Hall. Sale ends at 2:00 pm.
  • AMROC Model Train Exhibit held in the American Legion Post 193 Building.
Town of Chapin - Community Room
157 NW Columbia Avenue
Monday September 2nd
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

After the parade head on over to Town Hall for the Friends of the Chapin Branch Library's annual book sale, featuring bargain prices on hardcover fiction, nonfiction, children's books, paperbacks, videos, DVDs, magazines, books on CD and more. Proceeds benefit the library's children and youth programs.
Monday September 2nd
502 Old Lexington Hwy, Unit 2
Chapin, SC
Grow with JR Cash's!
Hosts - all shifts
Cooks - all positions, all shifts
Servers - all shifts 
They prefer candidates to apply in-person; however applicants can forward resumes to Chris Yonce, director of operations, at  cyonce@jrcashs.com
Tickets are now on sale for Chapin Theatre Company's production of A Nice Family Gathering. This hilarious and touching comedy by Phil Olsen opens September 27th at the Firehouse Theatre in the American Legion Building. 
A Nice Family Gathering, directed by
Glenn Farr, is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her.
It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering since Dad died, and he's come back as a ghost on a mission: to tell his wife he loved her (something he failed to do during their 41 year marriage).
The problem is, she can't see or hear him. And, she has a date for dinner. 
Advance tickets  are just $15.
All tickets at the door will be $18. 
Showtimes
September 27th & 28th @ 8:00 p.m.
September 29th @ 3:00 p.m.
October 3rd, 4th, & 5th @ 8:00 p.m.
October 6th @ 3:00 p.m.
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.  
Artist for the remaining month of
August and September.
Alexandra DiFrancesco
About Art work: Photograph 16 x 20 
on Canvas $150.00
Title:" Sunrise On Lake Murray"
Click on picture below to view other
photos taken by Alex.
A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Alexandra (Alex) is a retired school guidance counselor. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East
and West Coasts before moving to
Chapin, South Carolina in 2016.
Alex has enjoyed photography since
she was a child, playing with her
parents Kodak Brownie camera.
She enjoys photographing a variety
of subjects which includes her grandchildren, but nature and
architecture are her first loves.
She has been a member of Crooked Creek Art League for three years and as a member, she rediscovered her passion of photography. “I am surrounded by so many amazing artists and they inspire me.” Although just an amateur, Alex loves entering gallery shows and exhibits and considers them all a part of the learning experience. She currently serves on the board of CCAL as grant writer.
THURSDAY
August 29th, 2019
NATIONAL CHOP SUEY DAY
Get your chopsticks ready!
 National Chop Suey Day recognizes this American Chinese culinary cuisine each year on August 29th


Chop suey, which means assorted pieces, is a dish in American Chinese cuisine.
The main ingredients include meat (chicken, fish, beef, prawns or pork)
and eggs. As the meat cooks over high heat, add vegetables (usually bean sprouts, cabbage, and celery). The dish is bound in a starch-thickened sauce. Typically, rice accompanies the flavorful dish. 
According to food historian Alan Davidson, chop suey is “A prime example of culinary mythology.” These food myths happen with popular foods. Illustrated below, several colorful and conflicting stories tell of chop suey’s possible origin. 

HELP ENLIST NEW MEMBERS
& EARN REWARDS!
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!
803-345-1100
april@chapinchamber.com

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