Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
January 10, 2018  
Ambassador of the Month
Amy Whitney- Branch Banking & Trust Co. (BB&T Bank)
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 about growing businesses in the Anderson community in which she works, worships and lives.  Amy is not only a Chamber Ambassador but also serves on... Read More

 "Cut the Ribbon" 

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Imperial Grill. The ribbon cutting was held on December 28th at 10:30 a.m. Their address is 3517 Clemson Blvd, Anderson SC 29621.
Imperial Grill is the largest buffet restaurant in Anderson and the surrounding areas. They have a wide selection of favorite foods more.
Please welcome NEW Member! 
Laura Morales 

My Motto: Creativity Follows Commitment 
In the year 2017, I was able to make a little over $73K+ with all contracts.  Revenue goal in 2018 is $91K. 
As far as philanthropy: I donate $600 every month to a scholarship fund for undocumented students attending Spartanburg Methodist College. I was part of a group of students that received a scholarship based on need in '11-'13. I graduated #1 in my class in '13. I graduated top 10 from Converse College and received a BA in Philosophy '15.
My hobby: I am working on a project titled Dopamine Express. The goal is to mail over 200+ postcards/packages in 2018 to anyone that will share with me their address. The point is to send positive energy into the world through random acts of kindness. I have already sent 20 cards/packages in 2018!! I welcome new addresses from people I don't yet know - email me at
Community Reminders

Please create your login for our new Member Information Center (MIC)! 
Membership Has Its ADVANTAGES!!!
Chamber Advantage is an exclusive package of tangible benefits included with your membership. After
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.  

To market to those inquiring about meeting space we would love the opportunity  to promote your event space by using it for one of our events!  Please contact Mary Pat Smith at In your email please include-
  • Event Space
  • Table/Chair/Linen availability
  • Does your team handle set-up and breakdown after events or require the company renting your space to handle this? 
  • Food Fee
  • Etc.
Call us at 864-226-3454 or email Britton Rodgers for more information on advertising your business on our newsletter! 
Thank You to Our Business Partners
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