Volunteers Needed!

Represent The Chamber AND make business connections in Sumter. You can't afford to miss this opportunity.
SLT needs your help to survive & re-open!
Save the Arts in Sumter. Donate NOW!
Sumter County Museum is holding a Summer Workshop for youth ages 8-17!

RE-Scheduled for TONIGHT!

So much fun. Safety guidelines in place.
NEW DATES: August 18th - September 29th

Are you thinking about starting a business? Or are you a sole proprietor or small business owner? Then you can NOT afford to miss this 7 week interactive course!!

The FUEL program is an interactive course of study designed to assist entrepreneurs and new business owners by providing knowledge, instruction and resources to help ensure success in five key areas: Finance, Legal, Insurance, Accounting, and Marketing. Limited space!
The Sumter County Gallery of Art opened their most popular exhibition today through October 16th! The annual Sumter Artists' Guild Exhibition is open for viewing from 1pm to 6pm. Safety precautions in place!
Get your fresh veggies and check out other awesome vendors every Friday @ from 12pm- 6-pm
Heroes Wanted.
Volunteers Needed.

Do your part by working with American Red Cross of Central SC!
Don't Miss This Free Webinar that is designed for Economic Developers and Emergency Management, “Best Practices For Business Resilience in COVID-19
The anticipation thickens as the course is really starting to take shape -- grass planted, ponds filled, bunkers shaped. Check out some of the latest images from Thursday, August 3rd.
Do you know a top young professional in Sumter, Lee or Clarendon?

The Sumter Item's 20 under 40 contest is presented in partnership with the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Of Sumter. Honorees will be recognized in an annual magazine and throughout the year.
Complete Your Census Today - Do your part.

Completed Census' in Sumter are below the mark!
Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as Head Start and college tuition assistance, and so much more. 
Your chamber staff is working diligently to stay updated on the latest COVID-19 news as well as the aid that is available to our small business community. As we learn new information we are uploading it to the COVID-19 page of our website.
Attention Business Owners
$8.2 Million Available for businesses impacted by COVID-19 in 29 SC Counties

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