Volume 76 | November 28th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events
CHAMBER NEWS

 THANKS TO ALL OUR PAST AND UPCOMING SPONSORS
FOR OUR 2019 MEETINGS, WE APPRECIATE YOUR
COMMITMENT TO OUR CHAMBER FUNCTIONS.
WE DO HAVE A FEW OPENINGS FOR MEMBER MEETING
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN 2020!
For more information contact us here
at the Chamber House
803-345-1100

The Member-To-Member Discount Program encourages Chapin Chamber members
and their employees to prefer other Chapin Chamber members when making
buying decisions with valuable discounts.
Want to offer a discount to your fellow Chamber Members?
Send information to april@chapinchamber.com
Discounts can be found HERE
Everyone needs to visit Ireland at least once in his or her lifetime, and we're here to help you accomplish this bucket list dream!
Trip date is September 22nd, 2020
There will be an Information Session with Chamber Explorations Representatives
at the Chapin Chamber on
Monday December 2nd
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Irish Discovery
Highlights/Inclusions
Itinerary/Rates
As we take time to reflect on what we are thankful for next week, the Chapin Chamber Board and Staff would like to convey our deep felt appreciation for the businesses of our community, our chamber volunteers and members.
We are fortunate to live where community-spirited people volunteer, share and give help to others, creating a rich environment where we all can grown and thrive.
On behalf of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce team, we want to wish you a safe and warm Thanksgiving weekend. May it be a bountiful one of feast, family, friends and fun!
Please note that our office will be closed Thursday November 28th
and Friday November 29th.
We will re-open for business
Monday December 2nd
Member Services Coordinator
The Member Services Coordinator will be responsible for the general day-to-day operations of the Chamber and ensure that logistical needs are met as outlined and detailed below. This position requires someone with an outgoing and friendly demeanor who is goal-oriented and self-motivated. The Member Services Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining Chamber Member relations, providing concierge services to those coming into the Visitor’s Center, and performing a variety of administrative and marketing tasks, including answering phones, managing the ChamberMaster database for invoicing & tracking membership, coordinating facility rentals and upkeep, typing correspondence, updating the Chamber website, general bookkeeping, event coordination, Chamber calendar scheduling, coordinating ribbon cuttings, drafting weekly newsletter, creating LED board signs, creating/managing social media posts, and other tasks as directed.
This person will have experience working in an environment where multi-tasking and having the ability to prioritize were required. This person will be an essential part of running daily operations of the Chamber and will work closely with the President/CEO. This position generally is a 35 to 40 hour work week. Work days and work hours will normally be Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Some days and hours may vary depending on the requirement(s) to attend evening or early morning meetings/events and occasionally weekend meetings/events.
The Chamber Chamber is seeking to immediately fill this position. This is a hourly position, with a compensation rate ranging between $12.00 - $13.00/hr.
Qualifications:
Some college experience; college degree preferred. Administrative, marketing and/or event planning experience required. Computer proficiency required; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quickbooks, Photoshop, Constant Contact and ChamberMaster is desired.

To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and references to Rebecca Blackburn Hines, President & CEO of the Chamber Chamber at director@chapinchamber.com.
302 Columbia Ave, Chapin,
South Carolina 29036
Please join us for our Annual Christmas Drop-in at the Chapin Chamber.
We will have festive food, drinks and holiday cheer!
This event is family friendly with crafts for kids.
December 19th
Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be here between 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
for picture taking!
Thank you to our ANCHOR & ADMIRAL Sponsors
MEMBER NEWS
Please remember to send your articles ( Jpeg required ) by Wednesday morning to be included for Thursday's distribution.
This form of advertising is INCLUDED IN YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP.
Send articles to: april@chapinchamber.com
November 23rd, 2019 Chapin High School competed in the Class 5A State Cheerleading Championships at the Colonial Life Arena.
The Eagles won their sixth straight state title and 15th overall with the highest score in SC history at State
Chapin has won two 3A titles in 2014-15, two in 4A from 2015-16 and the last two
 in 5A.
If you have yet to see this incredible performance click above and be amazed.
Congratulations to all the Chapin Cheerleaders and their coaches Vicki and Billie Jean Williams.
Click the link above to view Dan Lang's new commercial on his business page.
Dan's years of experience a Marine and drive to be a part of something bigger than himself helped in his preparations to become an agent after his military career. His client reviews speak for his drive, focus, and tenacity in getting his clients the best deal possible. 
With an office is in Chapin, Dan is focused on the Midlands and Lakelands areas,
from Columbia and Irmo to Newberry
and Greenwood. 
Dan has a Service Appreciation Program for military, law enforcement, emergency management personnel, doctors, nurses and educators. This program could save a buyer or seller thousands of dollars. 
If you are looking for a realtor who is going to sincerely care about you and your interests, communicate with you on a regular basis, and bring you the best value for your money, give Dan a call at
Lever Farms has Gift Baskets,
just in time for the holiday season!
This year give the gift of local goodness from your favorite farm.
Open November 30th for
Shop Small Saturday from
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Specials
Pork Sausage $7.00/pound
$12.00 for 2 pounds
$20.00 for 4 pounds
While supplies last!
Call now to pre-order gift baskets
5057 SC Highway 34, Pomaria SC
The Potters of Chapin will be having their Annual Pottery Sale at the Chapin Chamber
of Commerce Building this Thanksgiving Day Weekend. 
The Chamber building is located at 302 Columbia Ave., Chapin SC. 
Their hours are Friday Nov. 29th and Sat. Nov 30th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Sunday Dec 1st from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Katy, Judy, Penny and Adrienne are very excited to announce that they will have a new potter with them. Christine Thomas, Judy's daughter will be joining them this year. 
They will fill the Chamber house up with a variety of
pottery items and look forward to seeing you there .
THIS WEEKEND!!
Small business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
In the age of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's easy to skip over the
mom-and pop shop for the big box
store or online retailer.
Support our communities small businesses
this weekend and find great new local products and services.
They appreciate it more than you can imagine!
Call Michelle Arnold – Cruise Planners
to take advantage of savings you’ll
be thankful for!! Whether it's for 7 days or more, what's more fun than a
Family Christmas Ship Trip!!
803-500-5061
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday December 11th
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
130 Amicks Ferry Road
Suite C, Chapin SC
Bring your friends and enjoy a day of food, friendship, and shopping.
Door prices and gift with purchase for everyone! Gift Certificates available!
It's that time again for the Chapin Junior Woman's Club famous Oyster Roast!
Tickets sell out every year so get yours while the getting is still good!
Contact April at april_299@yahoo.com
OR Call (815) 531-9899
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of NOVEMBER
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
"Uncle Joe"
Watercolor Painting 20" w x 24" h
done with a three-color pallet.
Uncle Joe was a farmer in Irmo who never met a plant he couldn't make flourish and never met an animal he didn't love.
Artist of the month for November
Maureen Carter - Artist Bio
I will forever consider myself a student of Art. I love the infinite variety there is to learn about creating images – I’ll try almost anything! In order to keep my creative juices flowing I have taken workshops with some inspiring and highly successful artists like Rose Edin, Fabio Cembranelli, Ted Nuttall, Judy Morris and Gerald Brommer – to name only a few. I’m a “workshopjunkie” and feed my quest for knowledge and inspiration with travel. I have attended classes in Montana, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Ireland, Switzerland and many local workshops.
My style is a combination of subtle realism with an inclination toward abstraction. I love to explore how color, light and texture can be manipulated to create an interesting image that leaves room for interpretation. My favorite media is Watercolor but I also enjoy acrylic, collage and mixed media. I love it all! I am the Treasurer of the Crooked Creek Art League and a member of the SC Watermedia Society. My work has won some awards and I do enjoy the validation of winning -­‐ but for me, the best reward is creating something that even impresses me!  
THURSDAY
November 28th, 2019
NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY
Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day.
Also known as eggy bread, omelet bread or gypsy toast, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch.  Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base consists of eggs and milk whisked together. Bread is dipped into the mixture and fried until golden. Many people also add some sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the base.
The flavor of French toast can be brightened with a squeeze of a fresh orange or stuffed with sauteed apples and cinnamon. Make French toast kid-friendly by cutting it into sticks. Then dip the sticks into syrup. Substitute sugary syrup with a fruit puree and fresh fruit pieces.
Nuts and seeds add crunch to this delicious breakfast fare, and don’t forget the whipped cream!
Just a dollop goes a long way.
THANKSGIVING DAY
Thanksgiving Day is observed each year
 in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, amid the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends.
Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity. Communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.
Parades have also become an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest and most famous, attracting some 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.
Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. Several U.S. governors also perform the annual turkey pardoning ritual.

TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING
Turkey Free Thanksgiving is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in November.
There are several supportive perspectives for the removal of the turkey from the Thanksgiving feast. From the foodie point of view, there are many more scrumptious proteins than the humble gobbler.
 There is also the vegetarian and animal rights viewpoints, which are self-explanatory.
Regardless of your perspective, choices abound for a delicious spread without turkey on Thanksgiving Day. When you keep the yams, sweet corn casserole, pumpkin pie, and mashed potatoes, there are only a few other items left to fill the table. Proteins come in a variety of forms. Chickpeas and quinoa pack a lot of protein. Stuff them along with cheese and seasonings into bell peppers for a colorful centerpiece. For those who need meat on the table, roast a leg of lamb or serve tender prime rib.
NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
National Day of Mourning is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in November.
The organizers of this observance consider Thanksgiving Day as a continued reminder of the democide and suffering of Native American people. Since 1970, participants in the National Day of Mourning have honored Native ancestors and their struggles to survive today. Part of the mission behind the event is to educate Americans about the history of Thanksgiving. 
Organized by United American Indians of New England (UAINE) during a period of Native American activism, the march has brought about revisions in the depiction of United States history and government and settler relationships with Native American peoples as well as a renewed appreciation for their culture. 

Rebecca Blackburn Hines - President & CEO - director@chapinchamber.com
April Robinson - Administrative Assistant & Newsletter Editor/Publisher - april@chapinchamber.com
803-345-1100 | www.chapinchamber.com