Welcome Angela!
 
Please welcome our new Chamber Office Administrator Angela Thompson Cook! Angela is a native of Chester County and brings valuable and varied experiences to her new role from having worked across the country in public relations, finance and with non-profits. She resides here in Chester County with her two children Apollos and Aquilah, where they enjoy the quiet life with their cats, chickens and pigs. Angela is looking forward to working very closely with the businesses and partners of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce. Drop by to meet Angela soon or email her at
Did you know....
 
1.  We are updating our data base and our website.  PLEASE make sure we have your business's current website, phone number and email address as we get MANY website hits per day.   We want visitors/customers to find our members and give you their business!

2.   Turning Point, a 501c3 organization, will now be coordinating the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Project.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause!  Contact Lucille Mackey for more information at lumackey@truvista.net.  

3.  You can pay your annual dues in monthly installments!  Call us to set up your payment schedule.  803-581-4142.  We can also send you an electronic invoice rather than a hard copy.

4.   Send us your news and announcements.  We're looking for great things to share on social media.  Holiday specials.  Sales.  Employee accomplishments.  Awards.  
These businesses keep us working for you!  Thank you for renewing your membership:
City of Chester
House of Distinction
Aftercare Medical
Chester County School District
Lowrys Family Medicine
Quality Cleaning Janitor Services, LLC
Houston Enterprises--Subway
Chester Active Day

DO IT PRINTING COMPANY
1873 Hwy. 521 Bypass South
Lancaster, SC 29720
803-285-3929
Monday-Thursday 8 am-5 pm
Friday 8 am-noon

Rudy Carter, Owner.  Rudy is a professional in every sense. He does quality work on banners, signs, and office printing and will make every effort to please his customers.

This past summer Alice Brawley, a Clemson Ph.D. student researching the success of family businesses with less than about 10 employees for her dissertation, asked our Chamber members to take a survey.    Click here to review her findings.
Small Business Owners: 
Make your voice heard!  

The Federal Reserve System is conducting a survey of existing and pre-start stage small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to pick up on potential finance issues affecting small business and bring them to the attention of those who have the ability to make changes. Individual responses are confidential. Summary results will be shared with you and will be used to brief policymakers. Take the  survey  today! 
  
The survey closes November 23, 2016.  Questions? Contact  SmallBusinessResearch@atl.frb.org


Small Business Resources

Small Business Development Centerhttp://www.scsbdc.com/

 SCORE:  https://www.score.org/

SC Business One Stophttps://www.scbos.sc.gov/

Procurement Technical Assistance Center:http://www.scsbdc.com/ptac.php

SC Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certifications http://osmba.sc.gov/

U.S. Small Business Administrationwww.sba.gov

SC Women's Business Centerhttp://www.c4women.org/scwbc/

Veterans Business Center Outreachhttp://www.fsuvboc.com/ 

SC Department of Transportation DBE Program:http://www.scdot.org/doing/businessdevelop.aspx 

Small Business Calendar of Events http://sccommerce.com/sc-business-network/calendar


Election Day is Tuesday
 
Many local businesses will be closed Tuesday for Election Day, including the Chamber, County offices and the local schools.  Don't forget to vote!

Dates to Remember:
 
Arts Council:  Jingle Bell Bazaar is November 19th at the Chester War Memorial Building.  

Christmas Par ades:  City of Chester parade is November 28th at 4:30 p.m.  The City is organizing this year's parade so please email Shelly Watts at s watts@chester.sc.gov for registration information.  Richburg and Fort Lawn parades are December 10th.  The Lowrys parade is December 17th.  

Christmas in Chester is December 3rd.