On the hunt for beneficial programs

Michelle Long - Contributing Columnist
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We at the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce are always on the lookout for beneficial programs and events to present to both the business and residential community. We want to hear from you regarding the programs and workshops from which your business could benefit. Additionally, we enjoy promoting and participating in events where we can attract tourists from surrounding areas so that we can share with them the attributes about our communities that we appreciate.

If you do not already, follow us on Facebook, where we share events and news that we think you will enjoy and from which you will benefit. We also email a weekly newsletter where you can glean important chamber, business, and community events and offerings. Contact us, or visit our website NewberryCountyChamber.com, if you would like to be a recipient.

We house the Newberry County Visitors Center and enjoy meeting the over 3,000 people who grace our doors. We are their resource for services such as shopping, dining, car repair, healthcare, and much more, and offer the same to the many people who call our office or visit our website. If you would like additional information on how we can help promote your business or service, please contact us.

We are working with Rob Summer of Summer, Inc. to publish an updated Newberry County Community Guide and Chamber Membership Directory. All Chamber investors are automatically included in this publication that finds its way in the hands of several thousand people, and there are additional advertisements available within the publication.

Some upcoming events in which you may be interested:

We will host our first Bunco Tournament in the evening of April 19. Sponsored by and hosted at Uptown Pour in downtown Newberry, we are registering folks interested in playing this fun dice game, where proceeds will go towards scholarship programs that we are developing.

On April 24 from 7:30-9:00 a.m., we will host a breakfast upstairs of Community Hall. Rick Farmer, Newberry County Economic Development director, and Scott Cain, Newberry County Council, will speak on economic development efforts in the county. Reservations are required, so call us to claim your spot. Stokes-Trainor is sponsoring this event. There is a $10 charge per person.

Although June sounds distant, we are planning for our second year of participation in the SC Ag+Art Tour. The Tour through Newberry County has been scheduled for June 23 and 24, along with our neighbors Union and Spartanburg. Definitely look for more information on this event that celebrates our agriculture and local artisans.

We are also taking vendor applications for the Grow Newberry Farmers Market. It will be held each Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. in Memorial Park in downtown Newberry. Contact us for further information.

We welcome you to visit us on the first floor of Community Hall in downtown Newberry, located at 1209 Caldwell Street. You may also contact us at 803-276-4274 or chamber@newberrycounty.org.

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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.