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The Chamber Dispatch

Greater York Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

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The Chamber


Greater York Chamber of Commerce Newsletter May 1, 2017

In this issue: Directors Report

 What’s Happening It has been a very busy 100 or so days! We are excited to be sharing our first Dispatch
 Welcome New Members newsletter. In it you will find many of the items Sara and I have been working on. The
 Upcoming Events Board and committees have been charged and are working on projects and engagements
 Sandy Brindle Art Event for all our members.
 What’s Been Happening Last week we were officially recognized as a South Carolina Welcome/Visitor’s Center!
We hope this will generate more foot traffic to the office and give us the opportunity to
at the Chamber share what is so special about Hickory Grove, McConnells, Sharon, Smyrna & York. We
 Our Sponsors have rearranged the Chamber to reflect a welcome center and have items for sale as well
as many brochures and informational packets. Please, if you have new marketing
material, drop it off, we would love to display it.

The membership committee has begun an ambassador program which we hope will reengage members and provide
a clearing house for information.

The community Involvement Committee just finalized the interview process for the Chamber Scholarship and the
Winners will be announced May 8th.

The Economic Development & Govt. May Calendar
Liaison committees have merged and
welcomed State Senator Wes Climer May 2, 2017
last month to come speak and discuss Membership Committee Meeting - 8:00am
issues pertinent to our members. This May 5, 2017
month the county Economic Community Involvement Meeting - 8:00am
Development Director David Swenson May 5, 2017
will be here at lunch to discuss growth Balloon-azon - 5:00 to 9:00pm
in our area and where he sees the role May 9, 2017
of the EDC. GYCC Board Meeting - 8:00am
The education committee had a wrap
up meeting last month and will meet
again in June to plan and strategize for
the upcoming school year.

Web sites for both the Chamber and May 11, 2017
Summerfest are under construction but Membership Coffee & Learn Breakfast - 8:00am
flash pages are up for both with May 11, 2017
pertinent info. We hope both will go live Ribbon Cutting - Rositas Mexican Grill, Downtown York
by June 1. May 13, 2017
Repairs on the Chamber will begin this Cars & Coffee, Whitesides Parking Lot - 7:00 to 10:00am
week, and we look forward to letting
everyone see our progress at the May May 13, 2017
Business After Hours on May 25th. Sandi Brindle, Footloose Art Class
We are gearing up for Downtown Live May 16, 2017
and Summerfest as well as some new Lunch & Learn with EDC, David Swenson - 12 Noon
programs we will roll out later in the

Sara & I are excited about the progress May 18, 2017
made and look forward to continued York Industry Appreciation, Golf Tournament, River Hills Country Club
growth and a vibrant membership. May 19 & 26, 2017
Thank you for all the guidance and Downtown Live -
patience as we continue to refine our May 25, 2017
processes. Please don’t hesitate to Business After Hours, Chamber of Commerce
reach out if we can help in any way or if May 31, 2017
you have suggestions. Senior Expo, Filbert Presbyterian Church
Mary Catherine

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Welcome to Our New Members

▪ Restore Healthcare Medical Group - Chris Jarrett

▪ TC’s Amusements, Inc. - Tommy Hurst

▪ Story Catalysts Coaching and Consulting - Velma Love

▪ Celebration Place Church - Pastor Ray Jones

▪ Bright Side Youth Ranch - Tia Tharpe

▪ The Café on Congress - Joey Wright

▪ Coldwell Banker Commercial - Suzanne Hill & George Ward

Engagements for Chamber Members

Constant Contact Seminar - Join us as we host Breakfast & Learn with Anne-Marie Farrow on May 11,

2017 from 8:00 until 9:30am.
What to Say, and How to Say It
Using words and images to craft
your email messages Heard of
"location, location, location"? For
online marketing, it's "Content,
Content, Content!" What you say,
and the way you say it (tone, date
& time, frequency) is how you will
attract, engage and be
shareworthy to your audiences.

Economic Development Seminar - Join us for a

Lunch & Learn event with David Swenson with York County
Economic Development of South Carolina, as a Guest
Speaker on May 16, 2017 @ 12 Noon.
Lunch will be provided, but you must be a chamber member
and R.S.V.P. by May 13, 2017.

Like us on Facebook

Visit our Twitter page

Check out our Instagram

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Local Artist in Residency Program

Sandy Brindle - The chamber has

paired with local artist in the area to display
and sell their work for 3 months. We are
thrilled to showcase Artist Sandy Brindle of
Sandy has original water colors as well as
Giclee’s in the chamber offices for
sale. We are so excited to offer this venue
for our area artists and now that we have
been designated a Welcome/Visitors Cen-
ter this will give them even more expo-
sure. Artist who are interested in display-
ing in the chamber must be from one of the
areas we serve. Please contact Mary
Catherine to receive an application.

Artist Workshop at the Chamber - Sandy Brindle

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Western York County Senior Expo 2017

Filbert Presbyterian Church - Will once again be hosting the Senior Expo this year on Wednes-

day, May 31st from 9am to Noon. They are located on Hwy 321 in York, SC. Space is limited to 50 ven-
The Senior Expo is brought to you by, the Clover Chamber of Commerce, Lake Wylie Chamber of Com-
merce, and the Greater York Chamber of Commerce.
Reservation Deadline is May 12, 2017.

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Balloon-azon - 1st Friday Downtown Celebration

Balloon-azon is held on the 1st Friday of each month. Enjoy a different theme for each event.

May 5th we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Come join in on the fun.

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Downtown Live Summer Concert Series

Downtown Live Summer Concert Series - A series of free outdoor concerts sponsored by

Patrick Mitrovich State Farm Office in Downtown York.

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Meeting Room Update

We are excited to announce some changes to our meeting space. We
now have 2 area for members to meet. The front small conference
area and the large conference room in the back. Within the next
month the large conference room will be completely enclosed with a
door separating it from the from of the chamber. We have also added
to this room, a TV for presentations and a projector and screen as
well. Please contact Sara to reserve your spot. We have some new
procedures for reserving the spaces and Sara will be happy to share
WITH YOU! We are doing repairs on the building and are excited get
this process moving. Please be patient with us as this may mean
some changes in our hours and meeting room availability.

Old English Painters Guild Art Seminar - The Chamber hosted an art seminar on April 22 and 23,

2017. There were 19 participants over the weekend from North Carolina, (Pineville, Albemarle, Gastonia), South
Carolina (Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill), and Georgia. The Art Instructor is from Murphy, North Carolina. Our guests
assured us they thoroughly enjoyed a very successful event

Empowering Women Seminar

The Chamber hosted a group of approxi-
mately twenty five women on Friday, April
28th for a seminar on empowering women.

Congratulations to Daisy Burroughs

Congratulations to Daisy Burroughs. Daisy was crowned
Miss Strawberry Festival at the S.C. Strawberry Festival
Pageant held Saturday night at Nation Ford High School.

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Patrick Mitrovich, State Farm

We celebrated with Patrick and his staff
at their new office located at 107 S. Con-
gress St, in Downtown York.

Balloon-azon Velma Love, Story Catalyst

A good time was had by all as we celebrated with
Velma Love and attendees for the opening of her
new office located at 27 S. Congress St., in
Downtown York.

We kicked off our first Balloon-azon on the 1st Friday in March
with balloons lighting up the Downtown street unto the evening
as merchants and visitor’s enjoyed an evening of music, art,
dining and shopping. We have since added fun for the children
with a bouncy house and Pelican’s SnoBall’s.


Congressional House Seat 5 Candidate Forum

The Greater York Chamber hosted a candidate information
forum April 20th at York Electric Cooperative. The Candi-
dates were introduced by moderator Rick Jiran of Duke
Energy and were given seven (7) minutes to speak about
themselves and the issues they felt were important to dis-
cuss. After all the candidates had spoken there was an in-
formal meet and greet where voters could interact individual-
ly with the candidates. A special “Thank you” to our Modera-
tor, Rick Jiran and Your Electric Cooperative representatives
Marc Howie & Porter Gable.

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Thank You to Our Advertising Partners

The Greater York Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank the following businesses for their
2017 newsletter sponsorship.

30 North Congress Street 14 East Liberty Street Ministries of York
York, SC 29745 York, South Carolina 511 Kings Mountain Street

Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, 803.684.4402 York, South Carolina
Business Law, Local Gov’t Law, York: 803.684.3132
Rock Hill: 803.366.4673
Wills, Estate Planning

commitment. 1732 Old York Road Tommy Pope
York, South Carolina 212 East Black Street, Rock
803.684.BANK (2265)
803.684.4968 Hill, SC 29730

▪ Alzheimer & 803.324.7574
Voted York’s Best Bank or 1123 James Harvey Road
Care Specialist Credit Union York, South Carolina
▪ Palliative & 803.628.1121
Hospice Care Join:
▪ Admit 24/7
▪ In Home 803.367.4100
and Membership is open to anyone in York Co.


Your Western York County Hospice

107 South Congress Street Helping seniors Tents ▪ Tables ▪ Chairs ▪ Flatware
York, SC 29745 age in place safely Linens ▪ Glassware ▪ China
and much more!
803.818.6980 In-Home Care
803.328.5145 1368 Constitution Boulevard
Rock Hill, South Carolina 803.324.8113

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

Thank You to Our Advertising Partners (continued)

The Greater York Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank the following businesses for their
2017 newsletter sponsorship.

BOYD Dickson & Associates Dickerson Motor Company
Realtors 60 North Congress Street
124 S. Congress Street Lee Broom York, South Carolina
York, South Carolina 803.684.4225
13 North Roosevelt Street York, South Carolina


SC Representative BRICE Sportswear
Sporting Goods
Dennis Carroll Moss LAW FIRM Silkscreening
District No, 29 9 North Roosevelt Street
York, South Carolina 21 E. Madison Street
Cherokee ▪ Chester ▪ York Historic Downtown York
Real Estate ▪ Divorce ▪ Separation Custody ▪ Adoption Wills ▪ Trusts South Carolina

803.684.4462 803.628.1313

White Oak Manor, York Your 1st Call

Providing Quality 1568 Alexander Love Highway Aging & Disability Services
Long Term Care and York, South Carolina
Short Term Rehab Services Jct. Hwy. 5 and SC 161 803.329.9670
on Hwy. 5 Bypass

GREATER YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • 23 E. Liberty Street • York • SC • 29745 • 803.684.2590

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