Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
April 4, 2018  
Featured Event
Harmonizing Life and Leadership: 
Everyone wants to balance their personal and professional lives, but it often feels more like walking a tightrope than playing on a see saw. Today we will talk about finding harmony between your desire to love the people you work with while still being an effective leader.
Upcoming Events
In 2014, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This did not halt plans, but it did alter...his walking. He is only slightly slower now than when he played baseball (which is why he was a pitcher). He started doing speaking engagements and runs a website devoted to "Pushing Limits for God's Glory" ( ). He is thankful everyday (although there are times he needs to remind himself of this) for this unexpected, but wonderful, journey.

In his current community in Anderson, SC, he serves on the New Member Outreach Team at Concord Baptist Church. He also serves on Anderson Christian School's Board of Directors and serves as the President for the South Carolina Alumni and Advancement Directors Association (SCAAD). He serves as a District Activist Leader for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and still gives baseball lessons to children in the community. In more recent activity, he is an aspiring Adaptive Crossfit athlete. He recently was chosen as one of 10 seated athletes in the world to compete at Miami's Fitness Festival, Wodapalooza. 
ReferenceUSA will be hosting an open forum demonstration regarding our premier business & consumer information databases in conjunction with any and all interested Anderson County Library staff members. The purpose of this session is to train staff/community members on the functionality of the database and display the benefits it serves to libraries and their surrounding community members. The presenter will encourage an open dialogue in which attendees may ask questions and interact about the database
features. Please feel free to forward this invite to any other members who may be interested in attending.
Ambassador of  the Month!

Amy Whitney was born and raised in Anderson, SC. She is a graduate of T.L. Hanna High School and Southern Wesleyan University. Amy also graduated from The BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University. She is a member of BB&T's Sterling performance club (awarded to the top 5% revenue generators in the bank). Amy is a Vice President with BB&T and has worked with them 15 years this July. Amy began her career as teller in 2002, then was promoted to retail lending portfolio management and underwriting (with lending authority), for ten years she enjoyed managing several different BB&T office locations in the Upstate, she was the Small Business Development Officer for Anderson, Clemson, Seneca and the Quad's for the last two years before her most recent promotion to a Commercial Loan Officer. She enjoys helping her clients build their business from the ground up and looks for creative ways to help save them time and money. She is especially passionate...READ MORE...
Leadership Anderson Applications
The Leadership Anderson Board of Regents and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce are now accepting applications for the 2018 - 2019 Leadership Anderson Class 35.  If you are interested in applying or wanting to learn more about the Leadership Anderson program please go to or click this link Leadership Anderson Application.   Application submission deadline is June 29, 2018.
 April 19th
 11 AM-12 PM
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Monday, April 9th @ 10AM
1702 E Greenville St, Anderson, SC 29621

Community Reminders

McNair Law Firm's Adam Artigliere (2012 - 2017 Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Director) coordinated a Law Merit Badge Academy for Troop 235 of the Boy Scouts of America.  Artigliere, along with the Pickens County Sheriff and the Clemson Police Department, provided information about the development of the legal system, the role of lawyers and law enforcement, and the importance of the law in our society. The scouts conducted a mock trial where they learned basic trial process and evidentiary practice. Sixteen scouts earned their Law Merit Badge through this Academy, and McNair plans to conduct similar efforts in the future.
Belk Project Hometown

Shop at Belks and support Family Promise and our work with homeless families with children! Family Promise is partnering with Belk, a leading regional retailer, to help the families we serve across the South. From  now through April 14, Belk department stores will be collecting donations to benefit Family Promise Affiliates as well as our national office. Visit a Belk store near you to participate. When you check out at the register, make a donation and together we can connect homeless families to shelter, stable jobs, and stable housing! 
SC Chamber's 2018 Workforce & Jobs Report Released
The 2018 Workforce & Jobs Report is live! For the first time, the publication includes state wage data for SC's hottest industries, an update from Boeing on developments in the Aerospace industry, and an in-depth look at the work being done by the Chamber's internal policy committees to educate and prepare tomorrow's workforce.

"Filling the workforce pipeline is crucial to the future prosperity of South Carolina, and this publication provides insight into successes as well as areas we need to focus on moving forward." said Ted Pitts, President & CEO of the SC Chamber. "The Chamber thanks SC DEW for its feature on state wage data which will be beneficial to businesses across the state. We hope you find this year's Report informative and useful."

Check out the full publication online now! To obtain a hard copy of the 2018 Workforce & Jobs Report, please email Chris Dornburg at  
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surveying our members, your Chamber conducted a Request for Proposal process and negotiated special pricing on products & services our members suggested. By taking advantage of one or more of these programs to save money on your operating expenses, your business will see a tangible return on your membership investment in no time!  We work for you to ensure you have a strong Return on Investment.  
 Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions 
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions, a local provider of credit card processing for all types of businesses, for an exclusive Chamber member discount program.  When you join the Tandem Chamber Bottom Line Benefit Program, you'll receive Tandem's preferred merchant card pricing and its loyalty card program for free (a $89.95 value). 

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