Stand out in the crowd!
Find your niche! 

During our recent workshops on " How To Start Your Own Business," our presenters reminded entrepreneurs to create businesses that solve problems for others--that give customers a solution or product they value and can't easily find elsewhere.  Maybe it's a unique product or an excellent costumer service experience!  Yes, shopping locally benefits our economy and is a boost to businesses.  However, it can be a real plus for the consumer too!  Give it a try and see what unique finds are in and around Chester County--from custom gifts like handmade quilts and wreaths to beautiful furniture.  We have companies that offer excellent services you sure can't buy online--home repair and maintenance, beauty salons, accountants, restaurants, medical professionals, printers, auto care, etc,
Think local first!  

Kimbrell's Furniture

Kimbrell's Furniture
1452 J.A. Cochran By-Pass
Chester, SC  (Beside Bi-Lo)
Manager Jack Baker
Open 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and
10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday

Kimbrell's is a 100 year old family-owned retail business with more than 50 stores in the Carolinas.  The Chester store is large with a wide selection of furniture for all rooms of your home.  Friendly sales assistants offer immediate and customized help!  Look no further than Kimbrell's in Chester for quality furniture at affordable prices.  
Sandlapper Pools

Serving Chester, York, Lancaster & Surrounding Counties
Kevin Crocker, Owner

It's time to winterize those pools!  Let Kevin Crocker and his team handle all your pool needs year-round.  Relines, chemical balancing, pump repair, and salt systems are a few of their services.  Kevin brings his rolling operation directly to you and gets results quickly!  Kevin is a Chester County native with a degree in Business Management and is proud to join the Chamber.  He's here to serve his hometown community and stands behind his work.  References available!
Thank you!
THANK YOU to our loyal members who renewed their Chamber memberships this week.  Your contributions keep us working for you!

Lucas & Sons Exterminating 
Announcements and Calendar Reminders

Connect.  Educate.  Advocate 

Town Hall Meeting, September 22nd, 6:00 p.m., Fort Lawn Community Center, Public Welcome, EMAIL US YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES!  

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

Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament: "Tailgate Par-Tee",  October 13th.  
*CHANGE TO NOTE:  9:00 a.m. shotgun start!

The Chester County School District's annual Career Expo will be held October 14th at The Gateway.  Any business (large, small, private, not-for-profit, etc.) is invited and encouraged to participate in this free event.  Seniors from the district's three high schools attend with one main goal in mind--to learn more about the companies in our area!  This expo is NOT a hiring/job fair.     To learn more about representing your company, click here!

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

Community Events

Get Healthy Chester County-
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 10th at 4:00 p.m. at Chester Freedom Ministries sponsored by Battered But Not Broken Ministries. Free musical event! 

Relay For Life Mix & Mingle from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in Chester, September 22.

Rocky Creek Sporting Clays next shoot & dine is September 22, 2016.

Foster Families Information Session on September 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Lawn Community Center sponsored by Winthrop University and SCDSS.  Contact Marika Dillard or 803-323-3105 for more info.

Arts Council Schedule:
September 15, Adult Painting Class: Autumn Bridge
September 29, Youth Pottery Class: Pumpkin
September 29, Adult Pottery Class: Pumpkin
Jingle Bell Bazaar, November 19th at the War Memorial Building, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
You are cordially invited to join the American Heart Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina for the Worksite Wellness Workshop with Keynote speaker Valerie Merriweather from Fitwell Training Solutions.
The Worksite Wellness Workshop will be held on September 21 st  at the USC Alumni Center in Downtown Columbia.  Human Resources accreditation hours have been applied for through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Learn more about the MSSC-Industrial-Manufacturing Program