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Palmetto Goodwill to Hold E-waste and Free Shredding Event

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 12, 2014 in News , Press Releases
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bgm-logo-038This is an opportunity to donate or recycle computers and shred personal documents

North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with Cintas, will host an e-waste roundup and shredding event on Saturday, August 16 at Computer Works, 6813 Rivers Avenue, in North Charleston between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The free event allows people to donate and recycle computers and accessories, plus shred personal documents to guard against identity theft. Donors will receive a 10% discount at Computer Works for their computers.

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Fruit of the Loom to Double Size of Berkeley Co. Distribution Center

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 7, 2014 in News , Press Releases
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Fruit-of-the-loom-logo-225x145Expansion expected to create 49 new jobs in Summerville

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fruit of the Loom announced today plans to expand the company’s Berkeley County distribution center. The addition will add 402,000 square feet to the current 350,000-square-foot building, more than doubling its size. The expansion is expected to create 49 new jobs by 2016 and will primarily help service Fruit of the Loom’s growing e-commerce and intimates businesses.

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JBE Inc. to Expand Into Berkeley County

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 25, 2014 in News , Press Releases
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The investment is expected to create 20 new jobs in Hanahan, S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. –JBE, Inc., a supplier to the automotive, aerospace, and industrial electrical industries, today announced
its decision to expand into the City of Hanahan in Berkeley County. The investment is expected to create approximately
20 new jobs in the Charleston region.

As part of this expansion, the company plans to grow its aerospace work and better serve the Port of Charleston and all
of its customers.

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Early Registration Underway for 2014 Eutawville 5K Family Fun Run and Walk

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 7, 2014 in Member News , News , Press Releases
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Eutawville5K logoEARLY REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR 2014 EUTAWVILLE 5K FAMILY FUN RUN AND WALK
Annual race in Eastern Orangeburg County town expecting significant growth in second year

Eutawville, SC—Continuing the mission of “making a difference one step at a time” in the community, CJB Productions proudly announces that registration for the 2014 Eutawville 5K Family Fun Run and Walk began on April 1, 2014. The race will again be managed by the aforementioned in conjunction with the town of Eutawville and will be held during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This is the second year of the event and while the inaugural race saw great community participation, race director Corin Gillens expects an even larger turn out this year.

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MMTC Charleston Volunteer Fair

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on March 17, 2014 in Member News , News , Press Releases
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0000-019Who: Miller-Motte Technical College, North Charleston Campus

What: Volunteer Fair

NORTH CHARLESTON – You don’t need superpowers to be a Hero… just volunteer! Everyone who is interested in enhancing the lives of our Charleston neighbors is invited to attend a volunteer fair on March 27, 2014 from 11AM-3PM on campus at 8085 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. Please join our students and staff by offering some of your time and support to several of the area’s most active non-profit agencies and organizations. There are many ways to give back, and plenty of choices to fit your schedule and abilities. Volunteerism is a great way to build your resume while demonstrating your commitment and pride in our community!

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Goodwill and Keep Dorchester County Beautiful to host 2nd Time Around Fashion Show, Thursday, April 10th

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on March 10, 2014 in Member News , News , Press Releases
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logoGoodwill and Keep Dorchester County Beautiful to host
2nd Time Around Fashion Show, Thursday, April 10th
Event will be held at Coosaw Creek Country Club from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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Joint Commission Names Trident Health to Nation’s Top Hospital List

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 30, 2013 in Member News , News , Press Releases
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One of only 5% of nation’s hospitals who have achieved mark three straight years

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North Charleston, S.C./ October 30, 2013 – For the third year in a row, Trident Health has been recognized as a Top Hospital in Quality by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America . Trident, Summerville and Moncks Corner Medical Centers attained some of the highest performance scores in the nation in treating heart attacks, heart failure, surgical care and pneumonia. Trident is the only Charleston area hospital and is one of only 182 (5%) hospitals that achieved the distinction three years in a row.

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New Summerville Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department Set to Open

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 29, 2013 in Member News , News , Press Releases
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Summerville, S.C. / October 29, 2013 – On Friday November 1, Summerville Medical Center (SMC) will hold a ribbon cutting for their new Pediatric Emergency Department. The 4,000-square-foot addition is set to officially open in November and will provide 24/7 emergency care for children up to 17 years old. SMC staff, Summerville Mayor Bill Collins and local elected officials will be on hand for this momentous occasion.securedownload

The state-of the-art pediatric department includes board certified pediatric emergency physicians, 24/7 pediatric nurses and a specially trained music therapist. All rooms are private and include child-friendly artwork, colors and special lighting to make it easier for young patients to pass the time.

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New Fleet of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrives in Charleston

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 17, 2013 in News , Press Releases
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Carbon Emissions Reductions are Equivalent to Removing 265 Automobiles off Local Roads.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 17, 2013) – Republic Services, Inc. today announced the deployment of 53 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Charleston metro area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.

ScreenShot004“We believe it is our responsibility to reduce ozone-forming emissions wherever possible,” said James Amick, area president of Republic Services. “Charleston is home to a diverse environment with considerable natural beauty. Our employees are proud to live and work in this community, and we are excited to do our part for the local environment.”

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Red Ribbon Proclamation Signing 2013

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2013 in News , Press Releases
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On Monday October 14, 2013, the Berkeley County Prevention Board was joined by the Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s office, and area Mayors and Police Chiefs representing the various town and city governments.

Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s Department and each city in Berkeley County signed a proclamation which declared October 23 – 31 as Red Ribbon Week throughout the county. The proclamation represents the 23rd year the Berkeley County Prevention Board has made a visible and unified commitment toward the creation of a safe and drug-free Berkeley County.

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