Connect.  Educate.  Advocate.
Check out our upcoming events below:
Employee Management.  Laws.  Taxes. Permits.  Marketing.  Technology. The list goes on forever... Running a business in the 21st century can be stressful!  

The Chester County Chamber of Commerce is striving to educate our members in a number of ways--from online resources to informative Lunch & Learns!  As we build our calendar for the next year, please send us your feedback.
What topics interest you most and would be beneficial?   Take our 1 minute survey!
July 21st @ Noon
The Gateway
HR CafĂ©, launched by Winters Law Firm and SC Works Catawba, is open to all Chamber members.  This month's timely topic is Bring Your Own Device

Please RSVP as soon as possible- limited seating.
Roger Hurt, PHR
Business Solutions Consultant
SC Works
"Union Activity in S.C."
August 3 @ Noon
The Gateway
The Chester Development Association and the Chamber are partnering to host Former SC Secretary of Labor Catherine Templeton for a Lunch & Learn.  The State Chamber has joined with the Manufactures Alliance, the Hospital Association and the Restaurant and Lodging Association to form Palmetto Shield.  As a member of this group, Ms. Templeton is touring the state to give an update on union activity in business/industry. Cost is only $10 and includes lunch. Three ways to register:  Eventbrite , Email , or Call 803-581-4142.  
Coming Soon!
"How To Start a Business"
Great Falls & Chester
Our region's Small Business Development Center will host several workshops in Great Falls and Chester, specifically geard towards those thinking of creating a business, those already in business and those who wish to expand their business.  Exact dates and locations will be announced soon.  In the mean time, check out their website of great resources:  Winthrop Region SBDC
Thank you to our members who renewed their membership this week. YOU keep us working for you!

New Chester Realty
Battered But Not Broken
WGCD 1490 AM
Welcome New Member:
J. Marion Sims Foundation

Summer program at Landsford Canal.

 in Lancaster S.C., serves the Chester County communities of Great Falls and Fort Lawn.  Their mission is to "enhance the health and wellness of our community."  In the last 20 years, the Foundation has granted more than $50 million dollars to our region.


Announcements & Reminders
Bridge Closing
The SC Hwy 9 Broad River Bridge in Lockhart will be closed July 18-August 14th. 
School Supply Drive Kicks Off
Want to help students get the supplies they need to be successful?  Want to advertise your business while you help?   Please see letter from the Chester County School District.
SC Department of Commerce
South Carolina First State in the Union to be Certified Work Ready

Relay For Life Food Truck Friday-Aug. 12th