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In today’s environment, everyone is attempting to create their own special sauce and always willing to eagerly tell the world, “Ours is the best.” Of course, anybody can claim to be number one, evidenced on a daily basis by many sports team taking the field, or any other type of competition where contestants and the attending fans proudly proclaim their documented or perceived status.

Now in their defense, we all believe we are indeed number one, and if you just happen to defeat us, well, that simply means you were fortunate to have just beaten the best. Personally, I find this a very interesting subject, because fans everywhere should believe and support their favorite group. It does not matter whether it is a team, church, local organization, school, city, county, state, or country. It is also important to be able to back up your statements with proof of excellence of a high degree.

This month, the proof of excellence is on display at the Newberry Opera House. It started last week when Michael Bolton brought his talent to town. I feel I witnessed the best show I have ever seen in Newberry. Other great entertainment that weekend also included presentations by the Oak Ridge Boys and Frankie Avalon.

What a weekend, and the long list of great performers goes on throughout March. However, the Newberry Opera House is just one of the reasons Newberry residents can claim to be number one. We also have some very great restaurants. Whatever your palate, you are certain to leave any number of local eateries with a satisfied feeling. We also offer great schools, churches, and shopping venues. Also, while we are talking about number one’s, how about the Newberry High School boys’ basketball state champions? What a way to finish the season. Congratulations. All of these are great reasons to proclaim Newberry number one.

However, should you really want to know what actually makes so many of us believe Newberry to be “number one,” then you really need to meet and get to know the people. They easily elevate us to number one anywhere in the world.

Here at your Newberry County Chamber of Commerce, we consider it a pleasure to represent you. We would love to have you stop and see us here on the first floor in Community Hall. Just as every team needs its fans to urge them on to greatness, we need you. It is your support that drives us to excel.

So, please take time to stop in and let either Liz, Michelle, Shevonna, or me tell you how your support can keep us in the game. We take your commitment seriously and look forward to the future of Newberry County. Trust me, the “Secret Sauce Recipe” is alive and well in Newberry.

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