Volume 65 | September 5th, 2019
Chapin Chamber Weekly News & Events

For more information contact us here
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 2nd Lunch and Learn Series, "BSA Funding Sources & Options Explained." Speaker, R Gregg White, Director, SBA South Carolina District Office will discuss several SBA funding options including microloans, grants, 504, 7(a) etc., and the application process.
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.
Wednesday September 11th, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chapin Branch Library
129 Columbia Avenue
Registration is required
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 !

IS TONIGHT - September 5th!!!
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets will also be available at
the Tipsy Toad!
103C Beaufort Street, Chapin
Please join us as we combine forces with Aaron Means and ACTIVATE
for a Constant Contact Academy
Email Marketing "Bootcamp" Workshop.
Get Years worth of Email Marketing Experience in just one day!  
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
At the Chapin Chamber of Commerce
This event has a limited number of spots
so that attendees can receive personal
attention. This event has sold out every year, so register now before it fills up!
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
The focus of  HEALTHY LEADERSHIP LLC  is to add value to
our community through a strategic B2B partnership that promotes the development of leaders and their teams  so that  the success of the business exceeds expectations.   Whether through speaking, training or coaching, the purpose of our connection is to promote projects designed to advance healthy leadership. It is no small accomplishment, as a leader, to courageously ground yourself and your team in:
  • Meaningful relationships
  • Mutual accountability
  • Focused delivery of work that matters, and
  • Pursuit of deeper learning.  
Niña Ellison has been a healthcare
leader for over 20 years.  
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, whether she has been delivering primary healthcare; supporting disaster relief in countries on the continents of Africa, Asia or North and South America; or serving as an educator in both academic and corporate practice settings, her passion has remained consistent – influencing leaders in the delivery of excellence.
The Chamber welcomes!
Leadership Consultant : Niña Ellison, DNP, FNP-BC, MN, BSN, Certified DISC Consultant 
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
The Chapin Chamber would like to extend appreciation to all of those involved in helping make the Chapin Labor Day Parade a HUGE Success!
Thank you to all the volunteers, participants, vendors, entertainers, organizers, Town of Chapin, Chapin Police, Crooked Creek Art League's Sail into Chapin project, and so many others too many to mention!
We are so proud to call Chapin "Home"
Missed the Chapin Labor Day Parade
this year?
Click on the picture below to view the great video taken by Chapin News !
Gail was born in Tampa Fl and moved to Newberry County as a teenager.
After graduating from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood SC with a degree
in Criminal Justice, Gail met her husband while working armed security for
Kraft Foods.
Together they built and operated a small construction company for 15 years.
Gail and her husband Sammy have
three children and a four year old
grand daughter. 
Gail has been active in the Chapin community since her inception as
marketer for Brook Health Care, LLC
in 2015. She is the Executive Director
of the Newberry Senior Expo and
manages Brook Health Care's annual "Send a Veteran to the Blowfish game" event.
For information on how Brook Health Care can provide living assistance in the comfort of your own home, you can contact Gail Dorroh at  gail@brookhc.com  or call the office at 941-7231
502 Old Lexington Hwy, Unit 2
Chapin, SC
Grow with JR Cash's
Hosts- all shifts
Cooks- all positions, all shifts
Servers- all shifts 
They prefer candidates to apply in-person; however applicants can forward resumes to Chris Yonce, director of operations, at  cyonce@jrcashs.com .
If you or someone you know is interested in living the amazing Chapin lifestyle
The Downing Group can help! 
They have over 650 5-STAR reviews on Zillow.com and a stellar reputation
with their past and current clients! 
Call them today to refer your friends
and family or to set up an appointment to meet with them.
They would love to show YOU why they are THE top producing real estate group
in the entire Midlands for the past six years!
Fall Wreath Class
Please join the staff at Lake Murray Flower Shoppe on Thursday, September 12th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. as they assemble this years Fall Wreath!
The cost of this class is determined by the size and material of the wreath:
16" Grapevine Wreath Form: $65
16" Moss or Fern Wreath Form: $75
24" Grapevine Wreath Form: $95
Included in each of the choices:
Materials (pre-selected)
Light Refreshments 
Give them a call to reserve your spot! Spaces are limited! 
(803) 932-7001
111 Lexington Avenue
Chapin, SC
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!
Exciting News!!!!!!!!
Merle Norman of Chapin is now
offering ear piercing!
130 Amicks Ferry Road, Suite C
Susan also wishes to welcome
Audrey Lassiter, cosmetologist to their team. Audrey has over 35 years experience. She specializes in color and color correction. Currently, she is working Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Stop by and welcome Audrey and
checkout Merle Norman of Chapin and their newly remodeled salon!
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 5th, 2019
On September 5th, one of the most popular varieties of pizzas gets its day of honor. Hold the toppings, please. It’s National Cheese Pizza Day!
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some believe is the beginning of the “pizza”.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy. 
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.

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