Last updated: July 14. 2014 10:45AM - 114 Views
Ted Smith Contributing Columnist

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“Once begun - Half done” is a saying often heard in my family. Now, in most cases, this is uttered as a half truth, or something to be laughed about; however, in this article, it is an uttering full of seriousness.

You see, over six months ago, we rang in the New Year, and with it were all manner of promises or plans for things we wanted to accomplish during 2014. We are now more than half done, and how far along are we with those plans? We feel we have done well but could have done better. Hopefully you are ahead of schedule and have checked most of the items off your list!

However, if you are like me, you are just getting started on your New Years list and are far from completion. I believe this to be normal, since most of us can be labeled procrastinators, and as such, we rationalize that we still have lots of time left. After all, “Once begun- Half done!” In this particular case we are now more than half done. The year 2015 is fast approaching, so it is time to get busy and bring those promises to completion.

Here at your Chamber, we have several projects in different stages of planning. Some of these projects are designed to provide Chamber funding, but many are events meant to encourage visitors to visit our county and witness how very unique we are. It is our pleasure to steer these visitors to the interesting places throughout our county, and the fact that these visitors spend money in Chamber businesses is an added value.

So, please look at these projects and know we will appreciate any assistance you might offer. These projects will carryover into the first quarter of 2015, and we can use assistance in every plan. Remember that each event brings shopping opportunities to area businesses.

A. Chamber Golf Tournament

B. 2015 Chamber Directory

C. Liver Nips contest at Oktoberfest

D. Scarecrow Contest

E. Christmas Window decorating in downtown Newberry

F. Lights of Newberry County

G. Christmas Tour of Homes

H. Low Country Boil

Why not decide to get involved in your Newberry County Chamber of Commerce? The benefits our members receive far out weigh the cost of membership, and the fun you will experience is a bonus. Stop and visit us today in downtown Newberry, at 1209 Caldwell Street (Community Hall, first floor), or call 276-4274 and allow Liz, Michelle, or me tell you how your involvement can be beneficial to you and your community.

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