Volume 66 | September 12th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events

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at the Chamber House

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
Please join us for our September Member Luncheon to be held at Mt. Horeb Church here in Chapin. This luncheon is sponsored by  Prisma Health . Dawn Hunt, breast cancer survivor and Event Chair of the  2019 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K , will be our speaker. Registration is required.
Catering will be provided by
Members Free/Non-Members $10
Thursday September 19th
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Tipsy Toad Tavern - Presenting Sponsor
Anytime Fitness
Boland's ACE Hardware
Caughman Harman Funeral Home
Chadwick Financial
Chip Huggins & Nathan Ballentine
Clarke's Termite
David Strawhorn - StateFarm Insurance
Flexible Focus, LLC
Midlands Media Group
Springhill Construction
Stokes Trainor
Premium Sponsorship  - $220.00 Event Signage & 2 VIP tickets front stage.
Basic Sponsorship  - $200.00 Event Signage & 2 General Admission Tickets - Bring Chairs
Sponsorship opportunities need to be confirmed by September 12th.

VIP Ticket Admission  - $35.00 Admission for one with assigned seat in front
Advance General Admission  - $25.00 Advanced Purchase General Admission for one - Bring chair
General Admission at Door  - $35.00 Admission for one at door -
Bring chair 
Interested but want to learn more about the Comedians and Karaoke competition?
Click HERE
Will you be the First Chapin Chamber Karaoke Champion?!
Bring home the bragging rights as the FIRST EVER  Chapin Chamber
Karaoke Champion !
September 12th!!
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets will also be available at
the Tipsy Toad!
103C Beaufort Street, Chapin
SAVE THE DATE! Please join us on Friday, November 15th for our 2019 Chapin Chamber Annual Awards Gala & Silent Auction! This year, enjoy a cocktail hour and seated dinner at Segra Park for this black tie optional event. More information to follow.

Interested in being the PRESENTING SPONSOR and the opportunity to give a presentation during dinner about your business? Contact Rebecca at the
Chapin Chamber today!

For information on additional sponsorships and auction donations, contact the Chapin Chamber at (803) 345-1100 or director@chapinchamber.com .   
Thank you to our ANCHOR & ADMIRAL Sponsors
Please remember to send your articles 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
It is almost that time of year again!
The Greater Chapin Area Holiday Open House will be held
October 31st through November 3rd!
Interested merchants should contact the Chapin Chamber at
(803) 345-1100 to participate or click below for registration form.
The deadline for registration is September 20th!
Chamber Members $100.00 Non-Chamber Members $150.00
B. Moved
Organized Moves for Home,
Life, Legacy  
B. Moved is a move management and organizing company that specializes in taking the stress out of life’s transitions.
They help seniors, families, empty nesters, and individuals manage every element of the downsizing, moving, and resettling process - from sorting, decluttering, packing and staging their current home,
to unpacking and organizing their new one. Let your B. Moved team plan, coordinate, and manage the move so you don’t have to.
Jessica Brim founded B. Moved because she loves to move and understands that not everyone shares that emotion.
Moving for so many is overwhelming, stressful and a whirlwind of decisions. Using her natural talent for planning, organizing, leading, and teaching, Jessica seeks to provide guidance, direction and reassurance throughout the process.
Warm smiles and occasional laughter are part of the plan, too.
Known for their state of the art equipment, specializing in same day dentistry
including single-visit crowns.
They offer several avenues to help you afford the dentistry you need.
Happy and Healthier patients for life
is their goal.
Save the date for their Ribbon
cutting event to be held on
Thursday October 10th
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
1221 Chapin Road Suite A, Chapin
(803) 994-8035
Stop on By for a visit
They are on the SW corner of Chapin
Road and Lexington Avenue
in the Publix Shopping Area
Dr. Finucane has been practicing dentistry since 1974, he graduated in the top 20% and is certified in Invisalign and Lumineers. He has continued to add the latest innovations to his skillset. He has been married since 1977 and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Photography and music fill his life with enjoyment, and his golf score is no longer as important as being there.
Dr. John Finucane
"Even with the best diagnostic information and skills, it is difficult to provide the appropriate treatment to a stranger.
I will listen to your needs and wants.
Together, we will formulate a plan of action beneficial for your oral health."
You came, you voted. Hundreds of you! And now, the tally is complete.
The Board and Members of the CCAL are excited to officially announce that the Sail into Chapin sailboat/artist that was the people’s favorite is…
“Always Dreaming” by artist Olga Yukhno.
While all the boats were beautiful, it’s easy to see why this unique and beautiful piece was loved by so many.
Congratulations Olga!! Job well done 
Haven’t seen it in person yet?
You still have time! This sailboat (and all the others) will remain in place for you to enjoy through the month of September. This one can be found at The Coffee Shelf in Chapin. (Thanks for hosting this lovely piece of artwork and being a great supporter of the arts in Chapin!)
"You've selected the top 3 businesses. Now it's time to vote on your absolute favorites! 
The voting continues through September with winners being announced in November!
Don't forget to make your voice heard! Click on the link and show your support daily! 
We are excited to see who you choose for the 2020 BEST OF Irmo Chapin Life Magazine!"
Presents it's 7th annual
"Revive Our Spirit" event
Sunday September 15th
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
101 East Boundary Road, Chapin
Guest Speaker will be the Reverend
Dr. Brian Peterson, Professor at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
His presentation will explore God's Creation and the topic of Cosmology
The King James Boys, a very popular, talented and spiritually uplifting Gospel Bluegrass Band will be performing.
A BBQ Dinner provided by Farm Boys including Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw and Bakes Beans will be served. Please bring another side or dessert to share.
Free and Open to the Community!!
Don't miss a great time to enjoy the message, the music and the meal!
Wendy and staff at Your CBD Store Newberry welcome you to come celebrate and see their new place!
Not only are they selling CBD, they've grown and have added Hemp and Yoga clothing, local & unique jewelry, Art,
and so much more!
They will have Door Prizes, a Grand Prize Giveaway, Food, Drinks, and lots of FUN!!
1114 Main Street Newberry, SC
Thursday September 26th
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Based on the book by: Charles Dickens
Adapted to the stage by: Tiffany Dinsmore
Performance Dates: December 4 - 8, 2019
Auditions will be held September 22 & 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM each day, at the 
American Legion Post 193, 102 Lexington Ave, Chapin. . Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Tickets are now on sale for Chapin Theatre Company's production of A Nice Family Gathering. This hilarious and touching comedy by Phil Olsen opens September 27th at the Firehouse Theatre in the American Legion Building. 
A Nice Family Gathering, directed by
Glenn Farr, is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her.
It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering since Dad died, and he's come back as a ghost on a mission: to tell his wife he loved her (something he failed to do during their 41 year marriage).
The problem is, she can't see or hear him. And, she has a date for dinner. 
Advance tickets  are just $15.
All tickets at the door will be $18. 
September 27th & 28th @ 8:00 p.m.
September 29th @ 3:00 p.m.
October 3rd, 4th, & 5th @ 8:00 p.m.
October 6th @ 3:00 p.m.
Donations of all food items are always appreciated.
Click on Food Pantry Needs for the month of SEPTEMBER
Collection bins are located throughout Chapin at the library, Crooked Creek Park, some local churches, and at We Care.  
Artist for the remaining month of
August and September.
Alexandra DiFrancesco
About Art work: Photograph 16 x 20 
on Canvas $150.00
Title:" Sunrise On Lake Murray"
Click on picture below to view other
photos taken by Alex.
A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Alexandra (Alex) is a retired school guidance counselor. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East
and West Coasts before moving to
Chapin, South Carolina in 2016.
Alex has enjoyed photography since
she was a child, playing with her
parents Kodak Brownie camera.
She enjoys photographing a variety
of subjects which includes her grandchildren, but nature and
architecture are her first loves.
She has been a member of Crooked Creek Art League for three years and as a member, she rediscovered her passion of photography. “I am surrounded by so many amazing artists and they inspire me.” Although just an amateur, Alex loves entering gallery shows and exhibits and considers them all a part of the learning experience. She currently serves on the board of CCAL as grant writer.
September 12th, 2019
National Video Games Day is observed annually on September 12th.
Video game players across the United States enjoy this day with much enthusiasm. From their very earliest days, video games have gone on to become
an art form and industry.
There was, at one time, a United States National Video Game Team, founded on July 25, 1983, in Ottumwa, Iowa, by Walter Day and the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard. The early games used interactive electronic devices with various display formats. Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann filed the first patent for an interactive electronic device in 1947. 
It was called the “Cathode ray tube amusement Device”. 
Some other early examples include:
  • The Nimrod computer at the 1951 Festival of Britain
  • 0X0 – a tic-tac-toe computer game by Alexander S. Douglas for the EDSAC in 1952.
  • Tennis For Two – 1958 – An electronic interactive game engineered by William Higinbotham.
  • 1961 – Spacewar
A different means of display was used for each game from a panel of lights to a graphical display to an oscilloscope or the DEC PDP-1′s vector display.
  • Computer Space, created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, in 1971, was the first commercially sold, coin-operated video game.
  • Magnavox Odyssey was the first home console in 1972.
  • Atari’s Pong followed with an arcade version in 1972 and a home version in 1975.
  • “The commercial success of Pong led numerous other companies to develop Pong clones and their own systems, spawning the video game industry.”
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
is observed each year on September
12th by chocolate and ice cream lovers alike. Forget the calories in it for just this one day and enjoy a nice tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake!
The first time the term “milkshake” was used in print was in 1885. 
During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage which was an alcoholic drink described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink” which was a blend of eggs, whiskey, and other ingredients served both as a tonic and treat at pharmacies.
  • By 1900 milkshakes were referred to as “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrup.”
  • The early 1900s – People began asking for this “new treat” with a scoop of ice cream.
  • 1911 – The Hamilton Beach’s drink mixers began to be used at soda fountains.
  • 1922 – Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender or drink mixer.
  • Due to the invention of the blender, the milkshake began to take a chipped, aerated and frothy form as they are today.
  • It was by the 1930s that milkshakes became a popular drink in malt shops everywhere.
National Day of Encouragement is observed annually on September 12th. This day is dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact. 
National Day of Encouragement was intended for all of us to do something to offer encouragement to those around us, whether it is someone at work or in our personal lives.
Make deliberate acts of encouragement providing reassurance and inspiration to people around you. High five someone for a job well done. Take notice when a friend is getting close to a hard-earned goal, encouraging them to keep going. Send a card or give a call or text to a family member who may be struggling. Remind them how important they are to you. 
Use #NationalDayofEncouragement to share on social media.
September 12th represents the National Report Medicare Fraud Day.
Medicare fraud affects us all.
Ten percent of all Medicare funds are lost due to fraud. Because the government spends $650 billion a year on Medicare, $65 billion a year is lost to Medicare fraud. It’s no wonder why we have a national health care crisis!
There are two very different ways of reporting Medicare fraud, with two very different results. One is to blow the whistle under the Department of Justice (DOJ) reward program, which pays 15% to 25% of the amount DOJ recovers.
The average DOJ reward for reporting Medicare fraud is $690,000 and some rewards have been as high as $150 million! In addition, if you report fraud under the DOJ program, the government must open an investigation and inform you of the results. Today, over three-fourths of the government’s Medicare fraud cases are DOJ whistleblower reward cases.
Thus, the government is counting on whistleblowers to bring Medicare fraud cases to DOJ and receive a reward
in the process.
The other way is to report fraud directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the Medicare program. You can report fraud to CMS through its website or by calling its hotline.
The National Report Medicare Fraud Day not only brings awareness to the amount of Medicare fraud but provides the public with detailed steps for reporting it.
Did you know you can earn Chamber Bucks?? We'll give you a voucher for $25 when you refer a new or existing Chapin business to join the Chapin Chamber. Your Chamber Bucks can be used just like cash for Chamber services, including event registrations or sponsorship's, sign rentals, even toward your dues payment! It's just our way of saying Thank You and hoping you'll send more members our way! Contact us for more information!

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