Pictured -Chamber Chair Albertha Woodard, Senator Fanning, Representatives McDaniel and Ligon
Legislator Lunch & Learn
Many thanks to Senator Mike Fanning and Representatives Randy Ligon and Annie McDaniel for joining Chester County Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce for our annual luncheon to discuss economic issues in our state. Topics covered included education/workforce development and tax reform. To easily contact our elected state representatives, email Legislative Coordinator Wanda Thompson at our delegation office located in Chester.

Thanks also to the Gateway for hosting and Waiter's Choice for lunch!
Our county's hospital has a new name and an expanded mission--MUSC Chester Medical Center! Click here to read more!
MUSC's CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley (pictured) explains that having MUSC's vast resources in our county brings amazing opportunities for local healthcare and endless possibilities through telemedicine. Thank you to each local leader who made this day happen, and congratulations to our friends at Chester Medical Center.  #Promotethepositives #Whatsinyourbackyard ? Just MUSC!!
Business Opportunities & Resources
Fort Lawn Community with Heart & Soul hosted the Small Business Development Center's Eduardo Venegas to discuss opportunities for business start-ups and expansions. Eduardo will return April 9th with an expanded workshop!
March has arrived!

March 13th " How to Manage Stress Successfully " Noon. Chester Center

April 9th " Let's Get Started " Workshop by the Small Business Development Center. 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Fort Lawn Community Center

April 24th Administrative Professionals Day. Noon. Chester War Memorial Building

April 25th Chamber Clay Shoot. Rocky Creek Sporting Clays

May 7th Teacher Appreciation. 3:15 p.m. The Gateway
Member Announcements & Save the Dates
Increase your knowledge of human resources and reduce your organization's risk of potentially damaging lawsuits.
In this 15-hour course you will explore essential real-life HR issues.
Topics include employment law, recruiting and selection, orientation and training, compensation and performance management.
International personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices will also benefit from this course.
This course is pre-approved for 15 SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI professional development credits.

April 16 - April 23
Tuesdays | 8:30am - 5:00pm
York Technical College - Main Campus
Course Code: XMGT-500-002 | Course Fee: $599

Message from SC Works:

Chester County Partners, You’re Invited!  
Please plan to participate in Welcome Home, a new job fair concept by SC Works. We are planning three job fairs in a short span of time to meet the needs of employers and job seekers.
Chester County Job Fair
York Technical College
525 College Place
Chester, SC
Thursday, March 14, 2019
9 am - 10 am: Preferred Pass holders
10 am - 12 pm: General Public
Partners will be granted 8 am access to venue

Registration Deadline is March 9, 2019
We want to encourage job seekers to work, play and stay in the area they call home. By meeting job seekers “where they are,” we believe we can achieve our mutual goals of growing a strong workforce for the Catawba-region. The job fairs will be in our coverage region of Chester, Lancaster and York counties, and employers within their own county will be given preference over employers in other counties. However, all industries are allowed to participate.

The Arts Council of Chester County's 13th Annual Oyster Roast & Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 6-9 PM at the Gateway Conference Center located at 3200 Commerce Drive, Richburg, SC. The event will feature both a Silent Auction and a Live Auction to benefit the Council's arts programming, exhibits, classes, youth art workshops, and more.
Arts Council of Chester County
123 Main Street (POB 804)
Chester, South Carolina 29706

Perfect for Employee Appreciation Events! Kona Ice