Teachers Turned Students

Chester Metropolitan District and IBHS were two Chester County Chamber members that hosted teachers for the summer--turning educators back into students!  Teachers worked in various roles in businesses across Chester, York and Lancaster counties, gaining valuable experiences in the very fields these educators teach. There is a strong push in South Carolina to produce graduates who have the soft skills and technical skills to be successful team members in modern businesses.  Having teachers work directly with employers builds understanding and improves the classroom to work transition.  For more information on having your business participate in this important partnership, please contact Lisa Robbins , our local contact with the South Carolina Department of Commerce.   **Pictured above are members of the Catawba Regional Advisory Board as they listen to a Fort Mill biology teacher describe her valuable time spent at Cardinal Health.   

Chester County Teachers/Businesses
Pam Craig:  Springs Creative
Justin Tisdale:  IBHS
Nakia Houston:  Chester Metropolitan District
Latrekka Rivers:  Chester Metropolitan District
Sherry Adams:  Southern Printing

Other area businesses that participated were MacLean Power, EW Process, Domtar, Comporium Engineering & Marketing, US Foods, Pulcra Chemical, James River, Nibrol, Duracell, LCI Lineberger, ARC Point Labs, Meritor, YCNG, Fomas, Clemson 4-H, Kings Mountain National Park
We still have openings for our Great Falls "Start Your Own Business" Workshop on September 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the library.  Please help the Chamber and your Great Falls friends and neighbors by spreading the word and getting this class FILLED UP!  Call to register:  803-581-4142
Welcome New Members!
Neighborhood Transmission &  Automotive

1631 JA Cochran By-Pass in Palmetto Plaza
Chester, SC
Owners & Operators:  Doug & Martha Mock

Doug And Martha Mock have operated their family-owned automotive service business for the past 22 years. They offer transmission service for all models of foreign and domestic cars.   As a part of their efforts to offer a total service facility, they provide repair services from minor to major.  In addition they are a Certified Rough Country lifts dealer and installer.  All work guaranteed!  

Chamber Happenings that 
Connect. Educate. Advocate.

Start Your Own Business,   September 1st  at the  Chamber Office , 10:00 a.m. until noon.  Register by calling 803-581-4142.  Taught by the Small Business Development Center staff.

Creative Marketing,   September 1st  at the  Chamber Office , 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.  Register by calling 803-581-4142.  Taught by the Small Business Development Center staff. 

Start Your Own Business,   September 7th  at the  Great Falls Library , 10:00 a.m. until noon.  Register by calling 803-581-4142. Taught by the Small Business Development Center staff.

Town Hall Meeting, September 22nd, 6:00 p.m., Fort Lawn Community Center, Public Welcome

HR CAFE, September 29th, Noon, The Gateway, Richburg

Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament: "Tailgate Par-Tee",  October 13th

October 14th- Career Expo (organized by the Chester County School District) at The Gateway Conference Center

November 17th-  National Education Week Brunch @ Chester County School District Office with State of the District address by Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain

Reminders & Mark Your Calendars!

Get Healthy Chester County on September 10th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at The Gateway in Richburg.  Health screenings, blood drive, food, prizes, and classic car show.  

Gospel Extravaganza on September 24th at 4:00 p.m. at Chester Freedom Ministries sponsored by Battered But Not Broken Ministries.  Free musical event!

Foster Families Information Session  on September 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Lawn Community Center sponsored by Winthrop University and SCDSS.  Have you ever thought about helping a child in need? Please attend the information session to learn more about how you can help a child by becoming a licensed foster parent. There will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be provided.  Marika Dillard or 803-323-3105

Available Office Space in Palmetto Plaza--JA Cochran By-Pass in Chester 
P almetto Plaza has an 800 square foot office suite available for immediate occupancy. Located in a modern facility with outstanding exposure to a high traffic location, this space offers tremendous growth potential to any type of business. For more information, or to view the property, contact us today at 803-374-7400.

Ribbon Cutting:  Thursday, August 25th at Smith Nationwide Insurance in Richburg (beside IGA).  2:00-8:00 p.m.  Ribbon Cutting at 6:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting & Business After Hours:  Wednesday, August 31st at No. 9 Junktion and Wyatt Nationwide Insurance, 2827 Lancaster Highway in Richburg!  Event begins at 2:00 p.m. with Ribbon Cutting at 6:00 p.m.