June 2021

Thank You Annual Sponsors!
May 14, 2021 --
Carolina Chiropractic Plus
Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated our Grand Reopening of the Columbus location! We are currently offering tours and Free consultations!
Welcome New Members!

Alchemi Wealth LLC, Boon Life Adventures, Energy Home Inspection, Stitching Fox and Town and Country Realty of the Carolinas
Membership News and Notes

Please review these updates about Chamber colleagues and upcoming events:

Stitching Fox Ribbon Cutting - Friday, June 4th 4:00 - 6:00PM, 22349 Asheville Hwy., Landrum, SC 29356

From Kathryn McMahon, owner:

"Everyone is cordially invited to the grand opening celebration at Stitching Fox on Friday, June 4th from 4pm – 6pm. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, bubbly, raffle prizes, and more while enjoying the shop’s indoor and outdoor space! Plus, attendees can enjoy -15% off merchandise."

Contact Kathryn at 828.222.5018 or kathryn@stitchingfox.com. See you there!

Friday, June 4th 4:30 - 6:30PM

The Saluda Tailgate Market will begin Friday, June 4th from 4:30-6:30 in its regular location in downtown Saluda. The market will run every Friday from June-October. We are currently accepting applications for vendors. If you are interested in vending at the Saluda market please email: info@polkcountyfarms.org for an application!

Saturday, June 5th 8:00am - Noon

The Columbus Farmers Market is open through October running 8 am - Noon each Saturday . Visit the market at Courthouse St in Downtown Columbus.

Special Offer from Energy Home Inspection!

When is the last time you looked in your attic or crawl space? Energy Home Inspection is more than just a guy with a flashlight and offers maintenance inspections so you don't have to wonder what's going on in the places around your home you don't want to go. Each home inspection includes a free continuous radon monitor ($180 value).

Women Business Owners Are Thriving in Polk County
Did you know that over 35% of small business, nationally, are owned by women entrepreneurs? In Polk County, our numbers are close to 50% of the total client base.  From business planning to accounting to marketing, our SCORE Western NC team has the resources to mentor small business owners, from start-up idea to growing an existing business. Just ask Connie Cook at Wild Petunias & Vines of Tryon about her experience with the SCORE team. Check out the resources at  https://www.score.org/women-entrepreneurs and request a mentor today!

U.S. Small Business Administration
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration launched the Community Navigator Pilot Program, a $100 million grant program enacted through the American Rescue Plan Act, which will provide counseling, networking and the assistance needed during this time of economic recovery to the nation’s smallest businesses. The program will target small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.
The SBA will engage with states, local governments, SBA resource partners, and other organizations in targeted outreach efforts. These partners and people in the community are key to this pilot program as they will serve as a two-way information stream, enabling enterprising business owners to receive the help needed from the SBA.

73rd Tryon Block House Races, Saturday, June 5, 2021

Load up your vehicle with your friends and family and head out for a day at the races – the 73rd Tryon Block House Races – the historic steeplechase of Tryon Riding & Hunt Club.
Purchase a tailgate space along the 1.16-mile track and watch the jockeys and horses race to the finish line. For more info and to purchase tickets go here.

ELEGANCE PERMANENT BEAUTY CO. is offering FREE soft glam makeovers during the month of June!

To make your appointment email us at elegancebeautync@gmail.com or call 828-802-1187.

From our local Western North Carolina SCORE team --
Grow with Google Digital Readiness Series

SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to help small business owners develop the skills they need to succeed online and grow their companies.  

Mercy Urgent Care and Mercy Occupational Medicine are now offering on-site Covid-19 vaccination clinics to employers in our service region, giving your employees more convenient access to Covid vaccines. 

For more information, and to discuss onsite clinics for your employees, contact Jeff Howell, Business Development Manager for Mercy Occupational Medicine at jhowell@mercyurgentcare.org or