Volume 79 | December 19th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
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It is with bittersweet emotions that I say goodbye to the Chapin Chamber. 
There is so much I cherish from my time working with the members of this organization. They have influenced, supported, encouraged, challenged and amused me.
Many have become dear friends over the years and for that I am blessed.
I am honored to have had the opportunity to represent our chamber at town events in Chapin and throughout the surrounding areas.  My hope and prayer would be that the networking, camaraderie and incredible volunteer spirit continues. Without those sparks you cannot ignite positive change in the community and your investment in this chamber is deeply appreciated.
The generosity of this community overwhelms me. Thanks to all of you for making a difference.
I look forward to what the future brings
and hope to see everyone at various functions around town as I represent Best Version Media and the South Chapin Neighbors Magazine.
I have had the pleasure of training Katie and am confident that she will be able to handle all of your Chamber needs.
Welcome Katie!!
 It's not a goodbye, it's a see you later & thanks for the memories.....April.
New Staff Member
Katie Galloway is our newest staff member replacing April Robinson as the Member Services coordinator. She is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina where she received a B.A. in public relations. With both of her parents being business owners she recognizes the value of the Chamber's presence and communication with its members and the community. Her goal is to ensure the satisfaction of the members of the chamber by providing effective internal communication. She can be contacted by calling the Chamber or by her email: katie@chapinchamber.com
Please join us for our Annual Christmas Drop-in at the Chapin Chamber.
We will have festive food, drinks and holiday cheer!
This event is family friendly with crafts for kids.
Come and meet our new
Member Services Coordinator
Katie Galloway!
Thursday December 19th
Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be here between 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
for picture taking!
Chamber member breakfast - HireRight
Thursday, January 16, 2020
HireRight, 917 Chapin Rd
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Please join us for our first member meeting of the year sponsored by HireRight. They will be discussing the GIS HireRight merger and will bring you up to speed as to what they will be doing in the new year. Breakfast will be provided and registration is required
Accounting tips and tricks for small businesses in the new year - Beth Gierhart
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Chapin Chamber of Commerce
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There are no shortage of details to consider when you're a small business owner. Join Beth Gierhart, CPA, for an informational session regarding business accounting affairs. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. 
Classy Cruet Mediterranean diet lunch and learn
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Chapin Chamber of Commerce
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Members of the chamber, please join us as Greg Gerrald teaches us about all of the delicious tastes of the Mediterranean diet and the importance of the Mediterranean lifestyle, along with the abundance of health benefits of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegar's. Lunch is provided. Registration is required. You won't want to miss it! 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapin Chamber of Commerce
302 Columbia Ave
Chapin, SC 29036
Thank you to our ANCHOR & ADMIRAL Sponsors
Please remember to send your articles ( Jpeg required ) by Wednesday morning to be included for Thursday's distribution.
This form of advertising is INCLUDED IN YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP.
Send articles to: katie@chapinchamber.com
Taylor's Auto Service
Taylor's Auto is your local Toy's for Tot's Drop-Off Location.
Drop off any unwrapped gift 
Between Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Donation Box is located in the 
main lobby. 

Taylor’s Auto Service has also "adopted"
two children for the holiday season,
so stop in and grab a tag off their
tree to help them provide for these children’s needs and wants.
Christmas Hours
Monday, December 23rd closing at 4pm
Closed Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 31st closing at 4pm
Closed New Year's Day 
Chapin Theatre Company gift certificates are now available.  Gift certificates cost $30 or $55 and are good for two or four tickets to any one performance in the 2020 season.  
Memberships start for as little as $100 for 8 tickets that can be used for any of the five season shows. Perhaps you should get one for yourself!
Recently the Fancy Hat Ladies got together for their Christmas Luncheon
They would like to wish
everyone a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., and 7.2 million people don’t know they have it.
Take control of YOUR health this holiday season! Talk with the Chapin Pharmacy team about ways to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
138 A Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
(803) 345-1114
Don't be a Grinch this Christmas season! Get yourself on Santa's good list by taking your medicines like your doctor told you! Let Lake Murray Drug Company help by setting you up on their sync program.
They'll fill all of your medicines at the same time once a month, and they'll remind you to come pick them up!
Call them and they'll make sure you're on the good list with your doctor
AND the Big Guy!
105 Snapdragon Ct., Suite A, Chapin,
Call: 803-345-9999

On Sunday, December 22 nd  Mt Horeb will gather for the annual Family Christmas Program from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the gift of God’s love at Christmas.
Meet in the fellowship hall for a telling of the Christmas story, singing of Christmas carols followed by refreshments.
Mini sandwiches will be provided.
A dish to share is welcomed.
101 East Boundary Street
Chapin, SC
(803) 345-2000
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of DECEMBER
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
"Four Feet"
Original oil painting
30" x 40"
(Not for Sale)
Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her bulldog General Smedley. Sonya’s work has earned awards at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League. Her painting “Four Feet,” which is featured at the Chamber this month, won first place in the Amateur Division at Crooked Creek’s Annual Juried Show in 2019. 
Sonya currently serves as the Parliamentarian for the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin where she also served as Workshop Coordinator and is the immediate past President.  She played a key role in bringing to life the wildly popular "The Arts Sail Into Chapin" sailboat project this summer and her sailboat "Ship of Drools" can be seen at the Chapin Veterinary Hospital on Columbia Avenue along with ten colorful outdoor 4' x 4' canine and feline portraits.  
December 19th, 2019
A favorite of young and old alike, National Hard Candy Day on December 19th, recognizes the sweet tooth in all of us. 
Most hard candies are 100% sugar with flavoring and colors added. To achieve a hard candy, confectioners boil a sugar syrup to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature is reached, the hot, pliable sugar is poured into molds or rolled and folded into shapes and left to cool. Once cool, the solid sugar becomes hardened and brittle .

The first hard candies, such as lemon drops and peppermints, were likely prescribed as a remedy for stomach ailments.
Hard candy became popular in the seventeenth century as sugar prices fell. Previously, hard candy was something that only the well-to-do could afford. By the mid-1800s, over 400 companies were manufacturing this popular treat.
In 2015, Jolly Rancher surpassed Werther’s Original was the best selling hard candy. Other popular hard candies include Dum Dum Pops, Life Savers, Tootsie Roll Pops, and Charms Blow Pop.
Enjoy your favorite hard candy. While shopping for some to taste, be sure to pick some up to fill those stockings, too. Use #NationalHardCandyDay to post on social media.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack on National Oatmeal Muffin Day. It’s an excellent way to celebrate on December 19th annually.
Known for its health benefits, millions of people start each day with an oatmeal muffin. Oatmeal includes health benefits for our hearts.
Finding ways to incorporate it into our diets increases the opportunities to reap those benefits. Oatmeal muffins are another way to enjoy oatmeal.  
The American muffin is similar in size and shape to a cupcake. Recipes for oatmeal muffins began to appear in American cookbooks in the mid-1800s. Raisins, bananas, blueberries and other healthy fruits often compliment oatmeal muffins. Add nuts for even more health benefits and texture, too. 

Each year on the Thursday before Christmas, people across the United States participate in National Re-gifting Day.
The day acknowledges the office parties and the unique Christmas gift exchanges that they do.
This particular December Thursday appears to be the most common day for companies to hold their annual employee/company Holiday parties.
As a method of recycling, approximately 14%, of those surveyed, believe that regifting is becoming more popular, for that reason alone.
While it may be an official holiday in some states, we recommend caution when deciding to re-gift something. The term does suggest, after all, that the item is unwanted to begin with, and may be unwanted by its next recipient.

Rebecca Blackburn Hines - President & CEO - director@chapinchamber.com
Katie Galloway - Member Services Coordinator & Newsletter Editor/Publisher - katie@chapinchamber.com
803-345-1100 | www.chapinchamber.com