Dear Chamber Members,
To those of you who were able to make our annual banquet/ membership meeting last week, thank you for coming. We were delighted to have more than 330 people in attendance!

For our members who couldn't make it--you were missed! Below is a summary that highlights the night's events (DOUBLE CLICK ON PHOTOS to ENLARGE). A special thank you to photographer Bill Marion of Gaston, Marion & Stubbs for capturing the special moments of the evening.
Walker Electric's Mix & Mingle Cocktail Hour
Duke Energy Award Winners
Presented by Vice President Rick Jiran
Duke Energy Lifetime Education Award Winner
Dr. H.C. Starnes
Great Falls, South Carolina
Duke Energy Citizenship Award Winner
Dr. Vivian Ayers
Chester, South Carolina
2019 Board of Directors
2019 Chairwoman Albertha Woodard (left) happily participates in an activity with Senator Mike Fanning (center) and Representative Annie McDaniel (right) during the Chamber banquet.
Brunson ends successful term as chair
Abby Brunson, Global Career Facilitator with the Chester County School District, ended her term as board chair and "passed the gavel" to Albertha Woodard, Director of Labs, for Chester Regional Hospital. Mrs. Brunson thanked her board members who served at least two years and now roll off--past chair Chris Winters, Earl Moore, Everett Stubbs, and Chet Tucker. Ms. Woodard welcomed her new 2019 board members Lisa Burrell, Buddy Grant, Wylie Frederick, Lisa Hall, and Linda Montgomery. They join board members Clay Barbour, Abby Brunson, Matt McCrorey, and Stacy Scott.
2019 Goals: Stay Local
The Chester County Chamber of Commerce rolled out its plans for a new "Stay Local My Friends" campaign--the goal of which is to encourage all businesses and individual consumers to be Chester County loyal and stay local when they make purchases or need services.

As part of our “Stay Local” campaign, we plan to do a video series—a game of tag if you will—where one business tags another by endorsing them as a great place to “stay local.” We hope this series will send us all over the county and into many types of businesses and industries. The only rules are the participating businesses must be Chamber members and you can only tag one friend (it’s hard to pick just one). 

Just a few photos....with dozens more on our FACEBOOK page!
A special thank you to our ambassadors and to our Office & Membership Manager Ashley Helms for registering and checking-in our many guests! Thanks also to the wonderful Gateway staff and Exclusively Your Design catering for making sure things went smoothly for everyone.
2018 Highlights