Volume 58 | July 18th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House

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
The Chapin Chamber and Springhill Construction have partnered together for an extensive interior renovation of the Chapin Chamber House.
The renovation project will begin the last week of June. Please pardon the construction zone during this time.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and sneak peaks! We will officially unveil the renovations during a dedication ceremony at our Mobile Member Meeting on August 15th!  
Loving my new office color!
Join the Chapin Chamber on Saturday
August 3rd for the last Lexington County Blowfish game of the season versus
the Florence RedWolves!
Tickets are $15/per person and includes
a ticket with an All-You-Can-Eat wristband!  
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets are limited, so be sure to get
yours today!
Call or stop by the Chapin Chamber to purchase tickets.
(They will also be available at our
member luncheon today!)
Can't attend the game?
You can still purchase tickets and donate them to WeCare!
Just let us know!
Our annual Mobile Member Meeting and Dedication Ceremony to Springhill Construction is coming up soon!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Dedication Ceremony
Appetizers and complementary beverages
Please join us as we partner with the Chapin Branch Library to offer the Chamber's first "Lunch & Learn" series on Wednesday August 21st from
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
129 Columbia Avenue, Chapin
Catering by Publix
Colin Trimble, from the DOL will give us a brief overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) and (PAID) programs.
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.
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
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
Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee Roasting Company, LLC. Is a local, Chapin based small batch coffee roasting company which is owned and operated by Bart Baldwin. 
Bart's Crazy Good Coffee is obsessed with the flavor and quality of their coffee.
Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee looks forward to becoming involved with the Chapin community and is proud to be a member of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce
Give their coffee a try at any one of the upcoming chamber events where their coffee is being served and they believe that you will agree that their coffee really is… CRAZY GOOD..!!!
For more information contact bart@bartscoffee.com
The Troop Appreciation Fishing Fund Foundation (aka Troop Appreciation Foundation) was formed to:
·        Actively support and honor US military personnel, active or inactive.
·        Educate the general public about the service and sacrifice of US military personnel, active or inactive.
·        Encourage increased civic participation in support of our US military personnel active or inactive.
·        Promote policies designed to improve the support of our US military personnel.
To this end the signature event sponsored by the Foundation is the Troop Appreciation Fishing Derby held each
year in June. 
The first event, although before the forming of the Foundation, was held in 2011. 
The Derby now consists of taking 70 military personnel fishing for striped bass on Lake Murray. The Foundation provides catered breakfast and lunch for all military personnel and volunteers. 
Prizes are awarded for the top five
biggest fish and all fish are filleted,
bagged and placed in coolers for each participant to take home. 
Gifts of appreciation are provided to all military participants. 
This event is completely underwritten by the Foundation and at zero cost to the military participants. 
They use 100% of all donations received
to fund the event- they have no administrative expenses.  
Their motto is, “It’s All About the Troops”
as they use this as a guiding principle in their planning process.
The Foundation also sponsors several smaller fishing events in July and August. These events are focused on Chapin and the surrounding area and have had participants from first responders, SCDNR and various agencies of law enforcement. Contact President Capt. Mike Glover at 803-609-0066
troopfishing@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.
It all began with two Sicilian boys from Texas who love to cook and eat. They loved the Sicilian food their parents and grandparents cooked. The loved the Creole and Southern food their family members picked up passing through Louisiana and stepping off the boat right on the dock in Galveston, and they loved the Western food that's just part of being in Texas.
With so many different menu variations each day of the week, there's always
a great reason to visit!
Happy Hour Specials 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Family Bundles
Summer Seasonal Specials
Dine In or Call your order for Pick Up at their Carside Carry-Out.
With Dine Rewards you will get 50% off every 4th visit. View Details
370 Columbiana Drive, Columbia
(803) 407-1811

Southern Stitches of Chapin
is turning ONE!!
You are invited to come celebrate their first birthday with them, this Friday July 19th!
They will have specials going on all day along with appetizers, drinks and giveaways from 5 - 7 p.m!
Trendy Jewelry
Maxi Dresses
Children's attire and gifts
508 B Lexington Avenue, Chapin
(803) 941-7292
They're on the Move!!
Wendy and staff are happy to announce they are moving down the street to their bigger, brighter location at 1114 Main St. Newberry on August 1st, 2019
They appreciate your business and
look forward to serving you in their
new location.
Their phone number remains the same 321-446-1648
Susan wishes to thank you for YOUR support and LOYALTY as she celebrates 3 wonderful and fun years in business!
A friend once told her, "You are a success when you open the doors of a business, even if you are open for 1 day".
Merle Norman was a dream for her, and success for her is giving back to our communities and service.
Susan and Merle Norman want
to celebrate you!
They want to THANK YOU with a variety of door prizes and free gifts with purchase! They will be featuring the following promotions throughout the last two weeks of July (the 18th - 31st): 
Door Prizes
  • 1 entry with purchase over $25.                  
  • 2 entries with purchase over $50.                   
  • 3 entries with purchase over $75.                   
  • 4 entries with purchase over $100.              
  • 5 entries with purchase over $125.
  • FREE gift with any purchase of 2 or more products.
2 - $40 GIFTS
 2 - $75 GIFTS

Be sure to follow them on Facebook  or stop by the Studio for more details on each of these giveaways! 
130 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin
(803) 298-5213
*All promotions and gift items are available while supplies last.*
Lake Murray Presbyterian Church
2721 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin
Monday July 22nd - Thursday July 25th
5:00 p.m. - Meal/Assembly
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Activities
VBS Fee - $10.00
Optional T-shirt $10.00
A fun Bible adventure for children ages
4 through 4th grade!
Are you coming to the Party?
Bring a Friend Night!
1400 Chapin Road
Thursday July 25th, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Unbelievable Sales!
Bring a friend and you both get
Botox for $10/unit!
Mimosas, Snacks, Door Prizes!
20% of ANY Retail in Stock!
B-12 Shots $15.00
Many Specials - must be pre-booked
and pre-paid.
Call Brittany or Trish to reserve your spot, and let them know you're coming.
(803) 575-8404
The Chapin Chamber and the Town of Chapin, South Carolina are hosting a Chapin Job Fair on July 25th, 2019
from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the
Chapin Town Hall.
157 NW Columbia Avenue, Chapin
This event is open to the public.
All job seekers are encouraged to attend and to bring an updated resume. 
*If you are an employer and wish to participate, please contact
Nicholle Burroughs at communications@chapinsc.com
or Rebecca Hines at director@chapinchamber.com*
Robyn and Michael Nieri Endow Clemson University's Construction and Science Management Department
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.
Get your tickets now!
Performances at
Harbison Theatre at Midlands
Technical College
7300 College St., Irmo SC
Tickets $12.00 in advance
$15.00 at the door
Thursday July 25 & August 1st - 7:30 p.m 
Friday July 26 & August 2nd - 7:30 p.m 
Saturday July 27 & August 3rd - 3 p.m 
Sunday July 28 & August 4th - 3 p.m 
The Dutch Fork Choral Society will
begin rehearsals for the 2019-2020
Season on Tuesday, August 27th at
7:00 pm at Chapin UMC.  
All Voice parts are needed. 
Fees for the year are $60.  
Visit, greet old friends, welcome new voices, and bring friends with you too.  
They are thrilled to have Dr. Kirstina
Collins as their director,
This Season, DFCS will present the following Concerts:
1. Thursday - December 12th, 2019, at
St. Mary's Episcopal Church;
2. Friday – February 21st, 2020 at
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
3. A TBD concert for Spring.
They will be confirming the specific time and place as time draws nearer to the concert. 
They can promise you that you will find opportunities to grow in your vocal skills while making beautiful music! 
Any questions, contact Jim Buck at cell 318-0488 or email at jim@buckstrucks.com
Also, you can contact the society at  info@dutchforkchoralsociety.com
While our Chamber House is under construction we will not showcase artwork from the Crooked Creek Art League for
the months of July/August.
Stay tuned for the Next Spotlight Artist!
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of JULY
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
JULY 18th, 2019
On July 18th, National Sour Candy Day adults and children alike enjoy lip-puckering, eye-watering flavors.
Choose your favorite sour candy and celebrate!
In the candy world, sour candy is the young, energetic, and fun member of the candy family.
It awakens the taste buds and adds a punch of youthful energy.
Every flavor combination out there creates a dazzling taste sensation.

Sometimes the sweet candy delivers
their wallopping tear-jerking surprise in
a bite-sized lozenge or sucker that lasts
for several minutes.
Other times, it delivers a punch in a
chewy form. These fun sour candies come in a variety of fun shapes and sizes.
From chewy twists and ropes to sweet
bite-sized pieces and straws, each one creates a unique juicy tang.  
On this sweet holiday, instead of trying regular old candy, celebrate by trying sour candy. It’s like having a birthday and not getting any older! If you’ve tasted sour candy before, try a new flavor or finding
out which one makes your mouth pucker the most! Will it be Cherry or Watermelon or maybe a combination of Tangerine-Lemonade?
July 18th is the perfect day to share any of the variety of flavors the  American Licorice Company  has to offer.
On July 18th, National Caviar Day recognizes a seafood delicacy with roe
on toast.
The day also raises awareness about the survival of the sturgeon.
In simple terms, caviar is Sturgeon
fish eggs. There are several species of Sturgeon fish. As a result, the caviar produced varies in colors depending
on the species. 
Caviar is full of protein and vitamins making the delicacy a healthy meal. 

The United States led distribution at 600 tons per year until around 1900.
However, due to the over-harvesting of Sturgeon fish for the caviar, the U.S. banned harvesting for a time to protect the sturgeon fish from becoming extinct.
The population has never recovered sufficiently since the ban, resulting in caviar’s continued status as a luxury item. Since then, harvesting, import, and export are restricted. 
However, since sturgeon don’t reach maturity until they are between 6-25 years old, depending on the breed, establishing
a farm takes time.
Once they reach maturity, aquaculture needed to perfect methods for spawning. According to the  North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society , by 2012 there were 21 sturgeon farms in the U.S.
and Canada.
The day serves both as an awareness
of the food source and a celebration
of a delicacy.

Get to Know Your Customers Day reminds businesses to reach out to patrons and
get to know them better.
The day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter
(January, April, July, October). 
When businesses get to know your customers, you also get to know more about you need to grow.
Remember when Main Street businesses were locally owned and operated?
The owners knew you by name and
knew your shopping habits.
They typically knew what you wanted to buy, and if they didn’t have it, they were willing to get it in for you.
With the advent of the Internet and big-box stores, much of the personal attention
has gone by the wayside.
Get to Know Your Customers Day is a day to turn that around.
Make it a point to get to know a little more about your customers and make each of them feel like they are your most important customer of the day.
Tips to Knowing Your Customer:
  • Ask your customers questions. 
Find out what services and products
they need.
  • Use social media. Get the word out about your specials, new product or to find out what your customers like and don’t like about your store.
And respond as quickly as possible.
When you do, it will be noticed.
Fixing a negative customer experience in a positive way can show you stand by your word and turn into multiple sales.
  • Follow up on a purchase. 
Ask your customers how the purchase or service worked for them.
Not only will you find out about your product, but you will learn more about your customer and the services they need.
  • Network with other business. Learning and sharing best practices for getting to know customers from other successful businesses will also grow your business.
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!

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