Volume 59 | July 25th, 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 is still underway. 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!  
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 will be served.
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!
Our Sailboat is now on display!
Between August 1st and September 2nd you are invited to play along by visiting each of the 13 sailboats at their host sponsor locations. Complete the Scavenger Hunt Brochure (coming out soon) by correctly identifying and marking which hidden visual element belongs to each boat and location.
Turn your completed form in at the Sail into Chapin Booth during the Labor Day Festival on Monday September 2nd to be entered into
a drawing to win prizes.
During the Labor Day Festival on Monday September You are invited to visit the Sail into Chapin Booth during the Labor Day Festival on Monday September 2nd to vote for your favorite sailboat. Didn’t make it around to see them all in person?
No problem, they will have poster sized images of each sailboat in the booth for you to view.
You may also participate in a silent auction to bid on any (or all) of the sailboats on display.
And the best part is that you don’t have to be present for a live auction. Bidding will be done electronically using the Accelevent app so you can do it directly from your phone.
Not tech savvy? No problem,
just come by the booth and they
will help you submit your bid.
Auction winners will be notified automatically when the auction closes. Winners will have their sailboats delivered to the local location of their choice at the end of September. Start driving around our wonderful little town and view these beautiful pieces of artwork!
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
Steve Padgett's Honda of Lake Murray is excited to join the Chapin community as the newest and largest Honda dealership
in the region! 
With over 75,000 sq. ft., a 15-car indoor service reception and delivery area, 38 service bays, an Express Service Center, and an in-house café, your experience
with them will be like no other! 
They have assembled a world-class team who will be ready to assist you with all of your Honda needs when they open later this summer!
Steve Padgett's Honda of Lake Murray
750 Western Ln
Irmo, SC 29063
To learn more or to join their team, please visit their  website
and follow them on  Facebook
Before you buy…give Steve a try!
Family owned and operated.
A Woman Owned Certified Business.
Their moving company started over a decade ago. As a small company they are able to give you that extra helping hand and keep your moving cost low which the large or chain companies cannot. 
They deliver what they promise!
Call today!
(803) 781-2575
Thanks to Minute Man Movers for moving around our furniture upstairs/downstairs and even to local Charities. This was a very polite crew who worked hard and made everything seem effortless.
Even I have a new location!
Crooked Creek Park 
1098 Old Lexington Hwy
(803) 345-6181
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission is celebrating 50 years of providing
quality recreational programs to our community!
  Athletic registration for fall sports
has begun! Registration is open now through August 22nd for:
Flag and tackle football, soccer, lacrosse, cheer, cross country, junior golf,
and adult softball.
Women Empowered
Off to College Course
Saturday August 3rd, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This special session begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance education and then progresses to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. Specially designed for young women entering High School or College.
Ages 13–Adult
Call (803) 345-6181 to register
The Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise awarded a $2500 college scholarship to Laney Hayes who will be attending the Honors College at USC.
Laney is an incredible young woman with an outstanding academic record.
She volunteers many hours in our community and works a part time job.
She will be majoring in biomedical engineering. Club member, Houston Fitzpatrick, and his team enjoyed interviewing a slate of very qualified candidates.
Like a car or other expensive piece of equipment, HVAC systems need proper and ongoing maintenance.
When you fail to service your systems regularly, the result can be a much bigger headache down the road.
Don’t succumb to that fate. Instead, institute a solid preventative maintenance plan from Wilson’s with m aintenance programs starting at $19.95 per month
Call Today (803) 276-9685
Bet you wish you had one of these in your backyard right about now!
It's time to take the plunge!
Cromer Pools and Spas can help.
They offer:
Above and In-Ground Pools
Pool Supplies and Maintenance
FREE Estimates and Survey
FREE Computerized Water Analysis
Let Cromer Pools and Spas put their 40 years of experience of quality pool construction and service to work for you.
2610 Main Street, Newberry
(803) 321-6600
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) 
130 Amicks Ferry Road, Ste C Chapin
(803) 298-5213
Downtown Nutrition has an updated Menu with new Shake Flavors and Energy Teas. Of course, all of your favorites are still available!
Open from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday and 1st Saturday
of each month.
(During Chapin Downtown
Farmer's Market)
In a Rush/On the Go??!
Order ahead and pick up!
(419) 533-5511
106B Beaufort Street
Are you coming to the Party?
Bring a Friend Night!
1400 Chapin Road
TONIGHT 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
Material Things Inc, located inside
The Gallery @ 1104 Caldwell Street in Newberry offers a wonderful selection of gifts and home accessories.
Including custom window treatments, bedding and other custom home items.
They have a fabric library, decorative hardware & trims and a full service workroom.
For over 20 years Material Things, has been Designing and Creating custom window treatments, bedding and other custom home products.
They would love to assist you in
Designing or Creating the Home or
Room of your dreams!
Stop by and visit them or call to schedule an In-Home Consultation.
Take advantage of their NEW weekly Tea Offerings at the Silverspoon Tea Room, inside the Gallery - Tea on Tuesday!
Cream Tea Deluxe:
$9.95 per person - Seasonal Scone, savory bread, fresh fruit, Devonshire Cream and Jam or Lemon Curd.
One Tea will be served
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Classic Tea:
$19.95 per person
Experience Tiers of Delight with unique tea sandwiches, homemade savories, scones, and delectable tartlets and
sweets of the season.
Two Teas will be served
2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(803) 276-7822
"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.
What does a big bin of yellow shoes mean? ... the Dulocs are coming! Get your tickets for Shrek NOW!
Opens TODAY!
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
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
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 25th, 2019
National Merry-Go-Round Day on
July 25th recognizes the amusement ride associated with carnival music.
Invite a friend. Pick your horse or tiger and take one for a spin!
Along with the roller coaster, the
merry-go-round is one of the oldest amusement rides. Also known as the carousel, the merry-go-round rotates on
a circular platform around a pole.
The platform holds seats for riders. 
A motor spins the platform around the
large central pole. Between rows of seats, passengers ride wooden horses and other animals. Poles anchor the animals in place. Once in a while, the colorful animals move up and down.
The movement simulates galloping.
Meanwhile, calliope music plays, adding
a light-hearted atmosphere.
Often, carousels name their horses.
The names add personality to the horses and bring them to life. Undeniably, names like Galloper, Jumper, and Roundabout became favorites among riders.
While horses dominate the carousel world, lions, tigers, and many other exotic animals fill the platforms, too.
Not only are carousels fun to ride, but each one is unique. Artists carve each animal, bench or car passengers ride.
Ornately detailed elements decorate the poles and canopy of every carousel. What’s more, there was no limit to their imaginations! Ferocious tigers and docile lambs carry riders around. All the while the music plays its lilting tune. Undeniably, no two carousels are alike.
Besides carousels, any rotating platform may also be called a merry-go-round.
By comparison, children power the playground merry-go-round. They push off using the bars or handles. The riders cling to the same bars as the platform spins. Since the riders determine the speed, the harder they push, the faster they go.
Not surprisingly, one of the thrills of riding the merry-go-round included becoming dizzy. 

On July 25th, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day takes a turn representing National Ice Cream Month in delicious style.
Feast on this tasty ice cream dessert that combines hot and cold with a cherry on top. Even more important to note, this dessert has been served since 1906. 
Given that the hot fudge sundae is a variation of the classic sundae making one is a cinch. Simply put a couple of scoops
of vanilla ice cream in a dish.
Add hot fudge sauce. Top it with a dollop
of whipped cream and some nuts ( if you like). Finally, add a single, bright-red, sweet, maraschino cherry.
Sundae History
While the oldest known record of an ice cream sundae is an Ithica, NY advertisement, the originator of the dessert is still debated. The October 5th, 1892 ad in the Ithica Daily Journal spelled the ice cream treat with the conventional day of the week spelling – Sunday.
However, Two Rivers, Wisconsin claims Druggist Edward Berners served the first ice cream sundae in 1881.
According to the story, customer George Hallauer ordered an ice cream soda on a Sunday. Ordinances at the time prohibited the sale of ice cream sodas on the Sabbath. Even so, Berners came up with a compromise. He served the ice cream in a dish minus the soda.
Additionally, he topped it with chocolate syrup. Given the day, he called it a Sundae. One interesting catch – Berners was 18 at the time the story takes place.
Ithica’s claim to the ice cream sundae takes place at Platt & Colt Pharmacy in 1892 where Reverend John M. Scott stops to order a bowl of ice cream.
When Chester Platt, proprietor, began preparing the ice cream for his customer, he didn’t stop at just a couple of scoops of vanilla. Platt drizzled cherry syrup over the ice cream and topped them with a bright red, candied cherry. The dessert looked and tasted so delightful it required its own name. Since the day was Sunday, it was named for the day it was created.
Ithica also has historical evidence supporting the story, including an advertisement for a Cherry Sunday.
National Thread The Needle Day is observed annually on July 25th.
“Thread the needle” has multiple meanings. As a result, we recognize several ways to celebrate the day! 
Here are some of the different meanings of “Thread the Needle.”
  • Literal meaning – Taking a thread and guiding it through a sewing needle
  • Metaphorical sense – Finding a path through two opposing views (often used by politicians)
  • Game move – A type of billiards move where the ball is shot precisely through a narrow pathway

  • Yoga pose – Also known as para balasana, the pose brings the body to a kneeling position with both hands on the floor (table pose). Slide the left hand all the way to the left beneath the body. The head and shoulder should rest comfortably on the floor, creating a slight twist in the spine.
  • Sports metaphor- Often employed in sports to describe a tight space in which to move the ball
Every day, hundreds of our military personnel leave the service in search of civilian employment. On July 25th,
National Hire A Veteran Day reminds employers to consider veterans to fill their open positions. As highly trained, qualified individuals, they’re ideal for numerous trades.  Legislation protects separating servicemen and women as they enter the civilian workforce.
However, the best way a potential employer can honor a veteran is to hire one! 
While they’re serving in point unknown, provide their returning brothers and sisters with an opportunity. Skills gained in the military world transfer to the civilian world. Regardless of the position, find qualified candidates in a range of fields. For example:
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Skilled Trades
On July 25th, we celebrate the ultimate pairing of wine and cheese. National Wine and Cheese Day provides an opportunity
to sample some of our favorites.
The pairing of wines and cheese has been a regionalized tradition. Across wine-producing cultures, many pair their regional wines with local cheeses. For example, the French Brie region noted for its tannic wine varietals. Their Beaujolais goes well with the Brie produced in the area.
In addition, sommeliers keep sophisticated wine lovers abridged of the latest varietals.
Equally important is the knowledge of the cheesemonger.
They’ve developed a knowledge base beyond mold and yeast. Because cheese tops more than a burger or a salad, cheesemongers stay updated on the latest cooking and wine trends.
Their highly developed palate leads cheese and wine lovers to the best pairings and satisfying results.
The day encourages us to try wines and cheese in combinations we’ve never tried before. That is, step away from our ordinary bottle and learn something new. Sampling the complexities in sweetness and acidity and comparing them at a tasting makes for an enjoyable experience. When we add friends to the adventure,
the day becomes a celebration, too!
Find a favorite wine and sample it with some of your favorite cheeses.
Post photos of your favorite pairings on social media.
Use #NationalWineAndCheeseDay when posting on social media. To learn more about Wine and Cheese pairing, visit  WineFolly .
National Wine and Cheese Day has been observed since 2014.
National Refreshment Day on the fourth Thursday in July celebrates fun at the hottest time of the year.
The toasts those moments of ice, cold refreshment, especially a nice cold beer.
These are the simple pleasures that we all love and cherish.

Whether you’re at the beach of wrapping up a long day of work, it’s nice to know there’s a glass waiting for you somewhere. The dog days of summer call for coolers full of ice. Long weekends and vacations days beckon. Take a day and celebrate.
However, that doesn’t stop a sommelier
or cheesemonger from making other recommendations to their clientele. 
Although regional preferences may take precedence in distinct areas, don’t hesitate to accept a sommelier’s suggestion. Sommeliers understand a developing palate. Through experience and skill, they guide those new to wine tasting through the basics.
Each year on the last Thursday of July,
hot dog lovers across the United States
top their hot dogs with delicious chili to participate in National Chili Dog Day.

Also known as chili con carne or a Coney dog, chili dogs often have additional toppings such as onions, cheese, and hot sauce. There isn’t a limit to the condiments or the heat that can be added to sausages. Add a little or a lot! Whether we seek out the 
Following are some chili dog recipes for you to enjoy:
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