E-Commerce Report
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June 23, 2022
$168.85 Million

The Aiken Chamber of Commerce applauds
the Aiken County Legislative Delegation’s
incredible ability to secure $168,850,000
for projects throughout Aiken County from
the South Carolina plutonium settlement funds.
Aiken County citizens will benefit from the
catalytic impact of your efforts for many, many years.

Thank you for your fortitude and perseverance to see this through. 

Aiken County Legislative Delegation
Senator Tom Young, Chairman
Senator A. Shane Massey
Senator Nikki Setzler
Representative Bart Blackwell
Representative William "Bill" Clyburn
Representative William M. "Bill" Hixon
Representative Melissa Lackey Oremus
Representative Bill Taylor

Settlement funds will have catalytic impact
Projects within Aiken County received $168,850,000 as part of the settlement agreement between South Carolina and the federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of Energy, over the long-term storage of plutonium at the Savannah River Site. “These are transformative investments in our region that will benefit Aiken County for decades to come,” said S.C. Senator Tom Young, R- Aiken. 
Don’t miss out… the 2023 Welcome Aiken is underway
Now is the time to begin thinking about how you want to market your business in 2023. Work on the next edition of Welcome Aiken, the official community guide and business directory of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, is underway and you don’t want to miss a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business.
More than 8,000 copies of Welcome Aiken are distributed annually to newcomers, visitors, potential residents, current residents, and to businesses and industries for recruiting purposes. Welcome Aiken is a true showcase of the Aiken community.
This award-winning publication captures and communicates the unique characteristics and personality of the community and delivers a strong message that Aiken is the place to live, work, play, and do business.
Welcome Aiken offers Chamber members visibility with a variety of audiences. Distributed both near and far, Welcome Aiken is a resource for individuals, families and businesses that are considering Aiken as a potential place to locate. It is also used by Aikenites seeking to know more about their community and by fellow members as their go to business-to-business resource.
Don’t miss out! Contact the Aiken Chamber membership services team, Jim Tunison or Emily Murphy, at (803) 641-1111 or email jtunison@aikenchamber.net or emurphy@aikenchamber.net for marketing details.
Share your expertise
SCORE Greater Aiken is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed in the CSRA. The organization is looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of volunteer roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to subject matter experts and more.
If you want to make a lasting impact in our small business community, SCORE Greater Aiken is the place to do that.

As a SCORE Greater Aiken volunteer, you will:
  • Support local entrepreneurs
  • Network and build new relationships
  • Help grow your local small business community
  • Expand your skillset and professional reputation

Contact John Greg at john.gregg@scorevolunteer.org to learn more.

SCORE Greater Aiken is a partner with the Aiken Chamber of Commerce and has provided no-cost mentoring to small-business owners in the area since 2004. Modest annual funding is received from the Small Business Administration. 
On June 15, the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare celebrated the opening of its new ”Paws n’ Play” recreation yard. This space will provide enrichment and activities to boost the confidence of their pups so that they will have a greater chance at success in their new, forever homes. The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare is located at 199 Willow Run Road. The adoption center is open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To inquire about adoption or volunteering, call: (803) 648-6863.

Learn more at www.letlovelive.org.
Aiken Equine Veterinary AssociatesEquine Veterinarian
Sport horse medicine and soundness: Aiken’s oldest equine veterinarian practice serving Aiken, SC & surrounding areas.
1231 Toolebeck Road
Aiken, SC 29803
Contact: Mitch Byrd
Phone: (803) 648-0430

Alpha Financial Business Group, LLCSmall Business Lending Source
Financial planning, small business loans, funding, lending capital
Aiken, SC 29803
Contact: James Whalen
Phone: (866) 783-9336

Clean Up Aiken, Inc.Nonprofit
Clean Up Aiken! Is a 501c(3) nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides roadside trash cleanup campaigns in Aiken County, SC.
PO Box 7113
Aiken, SC 29804
Contact: Casey Knapp
Phone: (305) 992-1612 or (612) 816-4722

ConservPayCredit Card/Bank Services
We offer credit card processing, (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), credit card reader equipment, custom gift cards and check-processing services. We pride ourselves in having the most personalized relationships with our agents and merchants.
231 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 204
Augusta, GA 30907
Contact: Chris Rhea
Phone: (706) 284-6480

French Patio Travel Agency
Aiken, SC 29803
Contact: Yola Garcia
Phone: (201) 983-7097

LJ McGhee, Keller Williams Realty Aiken PartnersReal Estate
237 Part Avenue, SW Suite 101
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact: LJ McGhee
Phone: (215) 760-3608

Mortgage Solutions Financial Mortgage Company
Offers a friendly, trusted alternative to big, impersonal financial institutions, redefining the mortgage experience for our customers and our team members.
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact: Kristin Roy
Phone: (360) 471-5371

Palmetto Bar and GrillRestaurant
Casual dining, family oriented offering a variety of seafood.
119 Laurens Street, NW
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact: Tristan Jones
Phone: (803) 262-5135

Prime Express, Inc. Transportation (Personal)
Personal chauffer and limo service transporting clients to the airport, for golf outings, a night on the town, or mimosas on Sunday.
Aiken, SC 29805
Contact: Jan Friday
Phone: (803) 448-4423

Tab’s Professional Transportation, LLC Transportation (Personal)
Privately owned transportation company located in Aiken, SC. Night out on the town or ride from the airport.
268 Dupont Drive, NW
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact: Tabitha Butler
Phone: (864) 901-6550

The Yard Barber Land & Development Company, Inc.Land Planning (Development)
We specialize in fencing, landscaping and design, hardscaping, sod, mulch, tree and limb removal, land grading, and site preparation.
Aiken, SC 29803
Contact: Harvey Holloway
Phone: (803) 507-5729
Food, music, theatre, equine activities and even drag racing are just the beginning when it comes to things to do in Aiken.

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