Happy 4th of July
In the last few months, I have especially enjoyed meeting community organizations that have a passion for Chester County and are committed to improving the quality of life for those who live and work within these borders.  This week Chamber member Walt Whitman of MCON Construction invited me to attend the monthly meeting of the Progressive Association of Chester County Communities, an organization based in Richburg that serves the entire county.  PACCC is one of many service-oriented groups working towards the same goals as our Chamber.  From raising funds for scholarships to beautifying Exit 65, this group is eager to make a positive difference in the county.  Service organizations, churches and not-for-profits are a vital part of Chester County.  As we celebrate our nation's many freedoms and blessings, what better way to "pay it forward" than to volunteer with such a group! 
Happy 4th of July! -Brooke Clinton

We appreciate our loyal members who renewed their Chamber memberships this week.  
Your contributions keep us working for you!

Disaster Restorations 
(Carpet Cleaning & Restoration)

Sherry's Pampered Pet Parlor & Lodge opened February 2006 doing grooming of dogs and cats. Within one year they began boarding beloved pets for people going on vacations. They also help unwanted pets find safe new homes.  They have a great staff of ladies all dedicated to the care and needs of pets.



Reminders & Announcements

Grant Money Available for 150+ Employee Businesses
The SC Hospital Association's Working Well initiative is a statewide workplace wellness strategy helping employers to improve their employee wellness initiatives and create healthier workplaces. We currently have some grant funding available for us to work with employers in Chester County. We are looking for employers with 150 employees or more that are interested in receiving some assistance and consultation to improve their employee wellness efforts.  Contact Emily O'Sullivan for more information.
Ambassadors Update
Thanks to those members who have offered to serve as Ambassadors (after last week's newsletter).  If you are interested, it's not too late to volunteer!  Email us!
4-H Summer Fun:
Outdoor Exploration Day Camp, July 8 & 9.  $10 per child (rising 6th - 12th graders). T his day camp will be held at Landsford Canal State Park, and campers will kayak on the river, learn about water quality and its importance in our society, and explore the beautiful state park that is right in our back yard. Must Pre-R egister:  Call 385-6181, Ext. 114 or  Eventbrite
Show that Cyclone Pride:
It is time to begin putting together the 2016-2017 sports program   and building the sponsorship base for Chester High School athletics for the upcoming school year. We invite you to be a part of the success of CHS athletics by becoming one of the supporters who help our student athletes achieve excellence.   

Meet the Lions Night:
PACC will be selling "Golf Ball Drop" tickets at the Lewisville High School "Meet the Lions Night" on August 9th at 6:00 p.m.  Proceeds go towards 2017 college scholarships; tickets are only $10 each and the grand prize winner receives $1000!  Congratulations to the 2016 PACC Scholarship winners: Kaylee Lloyd of Great Falls High, Angelique Marie Aul of Chester High and Richard Colt Gregory of Lewisville High.  
Health Fair Reminder:
Health Fair and Classic Car Show will be held September. 10th
The Carolinas Blood Center Blood Mobile will be there; please contact Chet Tucker at the YMCA to sign up.

15th Anniversary of 9/11:
Please save the date for a county-wide remembrance on September 11, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at the Richburg Fire Department.  Emergency service members are asked to dress in uniform.  Please contact Richard Hulse at 803-872-7309 for more information or to share a story from that day.  Thank you.
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is coming to Chester County!
Mark your calendars for April 28th's banquet and April 29th's double-header as these amazing veterans take on local players in a family-friendly community event.   d all about it!

The Chamber office will be closed Monday, July 4th!

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