HR CAFE is next Monday, August 27th. Noon. Gateway.
TOPIC: #MeToo Sexual Harassment in the workplace.

Don't miss this timely & important session to ensure you keep your employees and company safe!

As always, lunch is kindly provided by
Winters Law Firm and seating is limited.
Is your small business ready to provide health insurance to your employees? For recruitment? For retention? It is possible to have reasonable plans for companies with 2-50 employees. Join us for a free luncheon with BlueCross BlueShield's Emi Ferry as she reviews different options SPECIFICALLY designed for Chamber members. Emi is NOT an agent but rather the Chamber Marketing Representative for BlueCross BlueShield. This workshop is for information only!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11:30 a.m.
York Technical College Chester Center (525 College Place, Chester)
To RSVP, please email Brooke at or call the Chamber at 803-581-4142. A light lunch will be provided. Thanks!
Member Announcements
Chester Downtown Development Association is preparing for the 27th annual HILLarity Festival, being held this year on October 19 & 20. They are currently seeking vendors for the event. Approximately 100 vendors can be accommodated. The event includes something for everyone - including live music, a car & motorcycle show, and children's activities. You can contact them via email at  or through their Facebook page for applications and information. 
Hi All,

The Chester County Extension Service is interested in your feedback. Clemson has developed a (brief) survey for our community partners to give us a snapshot of how we are serving our counties. The purpose is to determine strengths and weaknesses in meeting the  Extension  mission. Your responses are integral and will guide the recommendations of the Strategic Planning Committee and direction of Clemson Cooperative Extension Service over the next 5 years. 

- There are two methods that you may use: First, below is a  link to the online survey tool

- Please feel free to share it with others who are not on this email list.

- It is  confidential  and should take only a few minutes. These should be completed and returned by August 24 th , 2018

- It is important that we receive as many survey responses as possible to ensure representation across the state – your input is important!

Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you in advance for your support!


Senior Regional Agent – Food Safety and Nutrition
Cooperative Extension –  County Coordinator
109 Ella Street
Chester, SC 29706
803.385.6181 ext. 115

Congratulations to Mr. Bobby Holcombe on his retirement from the Springs Close Foundation Board of Directors after a long and faithful career with Springs Industries, and to Mrs. Lucille Mackey who will now serve as the Chester County consultant for the Foundation. The Springs Close Foundation's Chester office is located within the Chamber of Commerce building on Gadsden Street. Mr. Holcombe will be dearly missed but we wish him well with his new-found "free time!"
Congratulations to Kathy Cortopassi with Voice To Print Captioning for her excellent results in a national contest for professionals in her field. She s cored #7 and #9 in the nation in the National Speed Contest for 2 of its 3 tests and #11 in one of the two tests for the National Realtime Competition.  Click here to read more!