Last weeks of October will be busy

By Michelle Long - Contributing Columnist

Your Chamber would like to congratulate Newberry College on the ribbon cutting and open house of their Center for Teacher Education last Friday. A beautiful building results from the revitalization of Speers Street School, and the project is a testament to the college’s commitment to education.

We look forward to another ribbon cutting and grand opening on Thursday, October 27 when we will cut the ribbon at Groucho’s of Newberry, located at 2828 Main St. Join us at 10 a.m. to congratulate Ryan Gunwall and his family and staff on this new deli restaurant.

Join us on Tuesday, October 18 at Park Sterling Bank, located at 999 Wilson Road in Newberry as they sponsor and host this month’s Business After Hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will offer food, beverages, and door prizes to all current and prospective members of the Chamber.

The Newberry County Young Professionals will hold a fall gathering at Main & Nance, located at 1006 Main St. in downtown Newberry, on Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you are age 21 through 40 and live or work in Newberry County, or are interested in doing so, please join this group to get to know, or reconnect to, some of your peers.

On Tuesday, October 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., please join us for the Chamber Breakfast to be held in Community Hall in downtown Newberry. The South Carolina Chamber will be present for their “Grassroots Tour.”

Each year the state Chamber compiles a Competitiveness Agenda, the business community’s annual list of legislative priorities. Attendees will hear a legislative review from the South Carolina Chamber’s Public Policy staff before moving into an open discussion of legislative issues that you believe must be addressed.

Once issues are defined and strategies are developed, the Chamber works with legislative officials to create an environment that will improve the business climate in South Carolina. Your input is valued. There will be a $10 charge for this event, and reservations are required.

To reserve your spot, and for additional information on these upcoming events, contact Liz, Becka, or me at 803-276-4274 or visit us at 1209 Caldwell St. in downtown Newberry. Help us continue to build business and connect community.

By Michelle Long

Contributing Columnist

Michelle Long is executive director of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at

Michelle Long is executive director of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at

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