Making Connections
Most Chamber-sponsored events are held to either EDUCATE or CELEBRATE members.  However every event held gives our members and community leaders an opportunity to CONNECT with each other.  Building strong professional relationships is important for our members and we hope to provide meetings and events that foster these relationships.  We are also proud to support community events such as those advertised here, like the Wounded Warrior softball team's visit to our county!

Pictured at left are photos from our 2016 Administrative Professionals Day.  Look for your invitations soon for our April 26th event.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Maximum Fire and Security Inc.
The leader in fire, security, data, and automation systems in
North and South Carolina.
4107-H Rose Lake Dr. Charlotte NC 28217 United States
704-315-2600 or 888-450-8088
Richard Sharpe
From their website:

As a small local business, we can offer more flexibility to meet your company’s short-term and long-term financial needs.

We combine our strong technical competency with a wide variety of equipment and the code requirements and limitations to understand what works best for each customer.

FREE CONSULTATIONS!

GRASP--
Great Falls Referral & Assistance Service Project!
802 Dearborn Street, PO Box 424 Great Falls, South Carolina
(803) 482-4407

GRASP is a nonprofit food bank and offers short term assistance to families and individuals in need that live in the Great Falls school attendance area. To learn more about this important organization, please contact Executive Director Kim Hope-Moore or Board Chair Sally Hudson at GRASPCrisisRelief@gmail.com. Visit their website at http://www.graspcrisisrelief.com!
GRASP Makes a Difference!
This photo was taken when GRASP was accepted as a partner with the Harvest Hope Food Bank Organization. Pictured left to right-
Melodie Orr, GRASP Treasurer
Erica Cheeks, Harvest Hope Coordinator
Cindie Waters, GRASP Food Pantry Manager
Sallie Hudson, GRASP Board Chair

Three fabulous GRASP volunteers--Katie Reeves, Jodie Hodge, and Lisa Jackson as they prepare food products for our clients.
This photo was taken during GRAPS's first Nutrition 101 class. Deloris Fedrick of the Chester County Literacy Council facilitated the event. The class will continue Tuesday, April 4 from 10:30 until noon at the Great Falls First Baptist Church. GRASP, Fort Lawn Community Center, and the Chester County Literacy Council worked together to promote the event with the kind sponsorship of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.
Member Update
Member Anne B. Collins now offers ABC Celebrations.  See/click on flyer for details!
Announcements 
Free workshop for Chester County Chamber Members
IRS Tax Workshop for Existing Members from our friends at the Small Business Development Center based at Winthrop University.   Click here to register.  Hurry--this workshop fills up quickly!
May 2nd Teacher Appreciation Donations Needed Now!

This wonderful annual event is entirely funded by donations from business leaders and caring community members. Thank you for helping the Chamber honor educators.

EASTER DOOR HANGER: PAINTING CLASS

Thursday, April 13

5:30-8:00 pm

The Arts Council of Chester County will host a fun Easter-themed painting class with artist Southern Doodads on Thurs. April 13 at the Arts Council Building located downtown at 123 Main Street.

Participants will choose one of two shapes - a colorful butterfly or a chick in an egg - to create their own custom lightweight wooden hanging decoration. This door sign is perfect as your front door decor, a porch sign, and more. The wooden shape will already be cut out, but participants will learn about color mixing and painting techniques to customize their own piece.

$35 per Arts Council Member, $40 per non-member.

All supplies are provided. Cash or check required. Refreshments are welcome but optional.

Registration deadline is April 6 so that the artist has time to cut and sand the wooden pieces. **Must choose shape at time of registration.** 

 To register, call the Arts Council at 581-2030 or email artschester@truvista.net.


HR Professionals Conference
York Technical College
HR Professionals Conference
Thursday, May 18th
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Hood Center, Rock Hill

*Earn re-certification points!


A Message from the Olde English District:

Once again the Olde English District will have a booth at Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola in Charlotte, May 25-27 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and you are invited to participate at NO CHARGE to you. Generally over 400,000 people come to this event. Our partners have been very happy with the response in the past. Contact Lynn Montgomery Moore in our office if you plan to attend or for further details at oedclerical@yahoo.com or lynn@oldeenglishdistrict.com.

 We are currently working on a drawing for Speed Street. If any one would like to donate (tickets, rides, etc.), please let me know. It's a great way to market your business!

 If you have a "prop" you want to bring, such as an ATV, Kayak, motorbike, let me know so we can make room for it. Please let us know what you plan to bring as soon as possible as we will have to notify the festival staff of what will be included in our booth this year and set up the day before the event.  You can bring your brochures and distribute them and all suggestions are welcome. We will set up 2, 4  or 8 hour shifts. Stay the whole time or as long as you can.  We suggest that you ride the light rail, as parking is limited.  http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/CATS/LYNX/home.htm

Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday 12-4 or 4-8

Our booth location is still to be determined.  Please let me know what time you would like to work and feel free to share this with anyone.  Thanks for your help.