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Newberry County Literacy Council

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Bulldog Erectors, Inc.

Lever Farms

Cabana Restaurant/Storm Cellar

C.D. Coleman Oil, Co.

Lindler's Construction
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January 17, 2020

Chamber Events
This section highlights Chamber events and news.
Newberry County Young Professionals
Feb. 7
7:00 until 10:00 p.m.
The Old Newberry Hotel
1110 Caldwell Street in downtown Newberry

Special 2020 discount pricing!
Tickets $50 per person- price increases to $60 February 1st!

Newberry County Young Professionals Legacy Gala:
A Venetian Masquerade

The Newberry County Young Professionals welcome you to join them at the second annual Legacy Gala event to celebrate Newberry's current and future community leaders. Join us for a Venetian Masquerade as we celebrate at the newly renovated Old Newberry Hotel in Downtown Newberry. Have your mask & dress to impress during a night of wining, dining, dancing, and fun! This event is open to all, ages 21 and up!

Special Awards Presentations:
Newberry County 4 Under 40 Awards
Mentor of the Year
NYP Member of the Year
Friday, February Seventh
at seven o' clock in the evening
at the Old Newberry Hotel
Black Tie

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite by clicking here (note there will be a small processing fee on your final order).
Don't miss out!

Get ready to enjoy a night of fun, drinks, food, music and fundraising games where you can win prizes!
Live Band- Carlton Kinard & Friends Jazz & Pop
Live Auction! Trips and more!
Cigar and Scotch Tasting!
Hole-in-One Golf Game!
Mask of the Evening Prize!
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We are working on the 2020 calendar, so if you interested in sponsoring any events and would like additional information, let us know!

Specifically, we are booking sponsors for:
Business After Hours
January 23 Annual Banquet
March 19 Bunco Tournament
August Mayoral Breakfast

Education Information & News
We are happy to share educational opportunities and news.
We want to remind you of the Inaugural 4-H Pinckney Leadership Roundup happening on January 25th in Columbia, S.C.  This event is open to all middle school and high school students who are looking to gain new leadership skills.  4-H'ers can use this link to sign-up for the event.
 
Cost: $15/$10 (w/ can food donations)
What's included: Interactive workshops; Catered lunch; Dynamic speakers; and a t-shirt
Who's invited: Any middle or high school student; parents are welcomed to stay with students
 
*** We have had 1 4-Her register who now can not attend. The event registration is non-refundable. She is hoping someone else can go in her place and reimburse her the $10. Please let me know if you are interested.
 
We are also running a promotion to encourage 4-H'ers to invite their friends.  Participants can use the code "MYFRIEND" and receive a $5 discount.  Remember this event is open to ALL middle and high school students.
 
We have something for the parents too!
Also, since we are not taking custodial care participants will need to have an adult stay with them.  So that parents also have something to do during that time we've created a leadership workshop just for them!  Parents will hear from Youth development and leadership experts from across the state on "How to build next generation leaders".

SC Forestry Clinic

For high school students interested in forestry...
Feb 21-23 at John de la Howe School in McCormick, SC
$100 for current 4-H members, $115 for non-members
 
The 2020 South Carolina 4-H Forestry Clinic is an excellent opportunity for high school age youth to learn more about forestry and forest practices. During the clinic, youth will gain hands-on experience from Clemson Forestry and Wildlife Extension Professionals. The clinic will focus on tree identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing, forest health and other forestry skill areas. No prior forestry knowledge or experience is required.
The clinic is open to the first 20 youth who register. Youth must be between the ages of 14 -18 as of January 1, 2020. Cost of the clinic is $100 for 4-H'ers and $115 for non-4-H'ers. Cost includes lodging, meals and supplies. Scholarships are available based on need. A minimum of 10 participants are needed to hold the event. Deadline to register is February 7, 2020.
For questions and more information contact Jaime Pohlman, McCormick County Extension Agent at 864-986-1026 or jaime@clemson.edu.


Business Information & News
Have you, your business, or one of your employees received recognition? Brag on them...Send us the information and we'll publish it here!

The COMET and National Safe Place Network Unite to Keep Youth Safe in The Central Midlands of South Carolina
 
(January 09, 2020) Columbia, SC - The COMET and National Safe Place Network (NSPN) are pleased to announce their new partnership to expand the safety net for youth in crisis, beginning January of 2020. Through the Safe Place transit model NSPN offers partial Safe Place services in the Greater Columbia area, where the resources for a full program are not currently available.
 
Safe Place programs offer a place to turn to for many youths who believe they have no other option. Because Columbia does not have a full, operating Safe Place program, The COMET has elected to partner with NSPN, helping bring resources and services to those in need.
 
"Unfortunately, in today's world, young people face family problems, homelessness, bullying, neglect, abuse, and even human trafficking," said Laurie Jackson, president and CEO of NSPN.  "Each year, the Safe Place and TXT 4 HELP programs directly impact the lives of more than 12,000 youth by providing access to immediate help and safety. TXT 4 HELP has offered real-time assistance to youth in crisis by responding to more than 117,000 incoming text messages since its inception in 2009."
"This partnership is important to us because safety is a key part of our mission in our service to the people of Columbia and we are dedicated to be a resource for those in need," said John Andoh, Executive Director and CEO of The COMET. "Providing a safe, secure haven for our vulnerable youth is something that we feel called to do and in joining forces with NSPN, we join more than 12,000 other transit/mobile locations nationally."
The Safe Place transit model will allow for a youth in need to reach out to The COMET and be put in contact with the resources or organizations necessary to bring them out of crisis. With a community of more than 21,000 partner businesses across the country, Safe Place seeks to expand its reach through partnerships similar to its relationship with The COMET.
 
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About National Safe Place Network:
National Safe Place Network (NSPN) provides quality training and technical support for youth and family service organizations across the country. Along with being a leading membership organization offering tailored organizational development, training and professional development packages, NSPN also operates the nationally recognized programs Safe Place, Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) and Human Trafficking: Recognition, Respect, Response (HTR3). To learn more, please visit www.nspnetwork.org or www.nationalsafeplace.org.
 
About The COMET:
The COMET is a service of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority and provides countywide public transit services on 34 fixed routes, four ReFlex services, vanpool service for commuters, subsidy programs with Uber and Lyft and DART for transportation to grocery stores and at night, ADA complementary paratransit service throughout Richland and eastern Lexington Counties and eight Blue Bike bikeshare stations in Downtown Columbia. The COMET transports approximately 2.8 million passenger trips a year on a fleet of 81 buses and vans. Transit services are provided under contract with Transdev, Enterprise Holdings, Lyft, Uber and Bewegen. For additional The COMET information, please call (803) 255-7100, TDD/TTY: 711 through the relay service, email: info@catchthecomet.org or visit www.catchthecomet.org.
Catch The COMET...We Will Take You There!


NEW HOURS

Monday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Thursday - 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday - 12 pm - 10 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday - closed

Commercial Property for Lease

Restored Building for lease or sale in the heart of historic Newberry on the Corner of Main and Nance Street. Directly across the street from the Opera House & Memorial Park. The building has historic charm and character with original metal ceilings, exposed brick and a large covered patio. Asking $1500 per month. Please call 803-781-3315 or email Christmusproperties@gmail.com.

Need an Intern?
Contact us at michelle@newberrycounty.org. We are working with Newberry College to help place interns in various job sectors.

Please include a job description, hours needed, any possible compensation, and your contact information.

Community News & Events


The Newberry Opera House is proud to announce a new midseason magazine called "Downstage",  will be hitting mail boxes later this month. The magazine is packed full of artist interviews, added shows and other great information. Recent ticket buyers and donors should receive a copy, but a limited number of extra copies will also be available in the lobby.
 


 



Job Opportunities
We are happy to publish vacancy announcements for our members.


Senior Catering

PRODUCE DELIVERY DRIVER - Non-profit seeking a produce delivery driver. Early mornings 2 - 3 days a week.  Able to lift 50 lbs.   Good driving record a must. $9.00/hour to start.  Older applicants encouraged to apply.  Call for interview:  360-0328.  EOE
 

 
AllSouth Federal Credit Union
Teller - Newberry Branch
Are you ready to start your career with a GREAT company? Are you looking for a new challenge? Then look no further!   
  
The Teller position is responsible for accurately processing member transactions; balancing and verifying cash totals; assisting members with questions; providing information about the financial services offered at AllSouth Federal Credit Union; performing drive-up teller, night drop, and ATM servicing functions; and giving superior member service.
 
What makes a successful teller? Someone who has...
 
  • Excellent customer/member service skills;
  • Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills;
  • Computer experience;
  • Careful attention to detail;
  • Prior teller experience is not necessary, but is helpful. 
 
What does AllSouth offer?
This position starts at a minimum of $13.00 per hour, but could be higher depending upon experience. AllSouth also offers an AWESOME benefits package that includes the following:
 
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance;
  • Company paid life insurance;
  • Company paid short-term disability insurance;
  • Company paid long-term disability insurance;
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Paid time off;
  • Paid holidays;
  • 401(k) plan;
  • Company funded Defined Benefit Pension Plan;
  • Wellness Program;
  • and much more.
 
If you think you would make a GREAT Teller, please apply to our website at: https://www.allsoth.org. All candidates must consent to pre-employment inquiries, including criminal background and consumer investigations, as well as pre-employment drug screening. Thank you for your interest!


State of SC Department of Employment and Workforce
Job Title: Veteran Business Consultant - Upper Savannah Region

Click here for the application.


Sales Associate
Must be able to work M-F 9-5:30 and some Saturdays

1413 Wilson Road
Newberry, South Carolina 29108


Newberry County Visitors Center - Volunteers Needed

Are you a wealth of knowledge about Newberry County or interested in learning more about Newberry County?

We are seeking volunteers to answer phones and greet visitors:
  • During our regular hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Special dates of community events that bring visitors to the area
Contact us at 803.276.4274, chamber@newberrycounty.org, or visit us at 1209 Caldwell Street on the first floor of Community Hall in downtown Newberry.