Lots going on in Newberry in coming weeks


Michelle Long - Contributing Columnist



We kicked off the Grow Newberry Farmers Market this past weekend, and we look forward to continuing to offer this event on Saturdays in June and July from 9-11:30 a.m. Local vendors are present to provide fresh produce, plants, soaps, and baked goods to the public.

What a great way to support local farms and businesses while getting fresh, local goods for you and your family. There are a few vendor spaces available if anyone has local products to offer. We are also offering non-profits a space to promote their services and host a bake sale to raise awareness and monies for their causes. Let us know if you are interested.

At 10 a.m. on June 6, join me in the Chamber Conference Room to discuss ways that the Chamber can work with you. Later that day, Self Regional Healthcare is sponsoring this month’s Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newberry Firehouse Conference Center.

It is also our mid-year New Member Reception, so join us for networking while enjoying great food and beverages and meeting the newest members of the Chamber.

Piedmont Technical College and Apprenticeship Carolina are hosting a Workforce Opportunity Summit on June 7. It is a great opportunity for businesses to learn about the available programs to help meet your workforce needs. Reservations are required. You may contact us for the registration information.

Jointly with the Greater Chapin Chamber, we are hosting a Business Expo on June 15. We welcome you to register so that you can advertise your business to a larger audience.

On June 22, we are excited to be able to host a Farm to Table Dinner! Local chefs will prepare locally sourced foods for participants’ enjoyment. Tickets are limited to the first 100 people, and they are going quickly. Be sure to reserve your spot so that you can experience this event with us.

The Dinner kicks off Newberry County’s participation in the nation’s largest free farm tour. Each weekend in June, Clemson Extension has assisted participating counties in coordinating farm tours, including having local artists showcasing their work at each venue. We look forward to having a couple of thousand visitors experience farm life in our county during the weekend of June 24 and June 25.

For information in these and other Chamber programs, we invite you to visit us at 1209 Caldwell Street in downtown Newberry on the first floor of Community Hall, or call us at 803-276-4274.

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Michelle Long

Contributing Columnist

Michelle Long is executive director of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at michelle@newberrycounty.org.

Michelle Long is executive director of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at michelle@newberrycounty.org.

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