Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

Businesses Open as Construction Continues in Nexton Community

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 25, 2014 in Business Start-up
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Mead West Vaglobal_logo_redesignSUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – A lot is going on in a massive Summerville community where 10,000 homes are planned over the next two decades.

Businesses are opening while others are still under construction in the Nexton Community just off exit 199.

The front area of the community will have offices, hotels, apartments and restaurants. The Carolina Ale House just opened their doors Monday.

Framing for over 300 upscale apartments set to be ready early next year is already underway.

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Highway 17A Project- One Cent Sales Tax

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 23, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Highway 17A Project- One Cent Sales Tax. This is an event photo gallery.

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Walmart Neighborhood Market Headed to Goose Creek

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 18, 2014 in Business Start-up
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Courtesy: Walmart.com

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—People who call Goose Creek home will soon have another option for buying groceries.

According to Mayor Michael Heitzler, he and other city leaders met with representatives for Walmart Neighborhood Market approximately two months ago. Plans are now moving forward to build a store in the area.

“They were very impressed with Goose Creek,” Heitzler stated. “They think this is a dynamic community with a lot of opportunity here especially with the growth the city is experiencing.”

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Bookmobile to Roll Through Rural Berkeley County

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 11, 2014 in Community Events , Education
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bookmobile-225x145BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Not everyone in Berkeley County lives close to a library. However, that doesn’t have to stop them from checking out a book or two thanks to the county’s very own bookmobile service.

While Berkeley County’s population has dramatically increased in the past fourteen years from 142,000 in 2000, to an estimated 194,000 now, 35% of the population still resides in the county’s rural areas.

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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 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 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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Legislative Delegation Luncheon 6/2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 19, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Legislative Delegation Luncheon. This is an event photo gallery.

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Del Webb Business Mixer 6/2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 19, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Del Webb Business Mixer. This is an event photo gallery.

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Palmetto Goodwill to Host Hire Me! Job Event

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 3, 2014 in Community Events
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bgm-logo-038Hiring event to be conducted June 5th for positions with Best Buy.   Registration is required.

North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill has been selected by Best Buy to conduct a hiring event for 60 job openings in their West Ashley, Summerville, and North Charleston store locations. The June 5th event will be held at the Palmetto Goodwill Community Service Center, 5150 Eagle Drive in North Charleston, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Interested applicants must register for the event by emailing hireme@palmettogoodwill.org no later than June 4. The event is limited to 75 applicants.

Employment specialists and hiring managers will be onsite to explain open position requirements; answer specific questions; and job seeker will have the opportunity to engage with products prior to the interview process.
If job seekers can’t attend the Hire Me! events, they may apply for jobs at Job Link Centers, create or update resumes, seek employment training, and search for jobs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Applicants should dress professionally.

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is a nonprofit social service organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. Over 90 percent of Goodwill’s revenue goes to fund mission related services. Goodwill serves their mission by providing career counseling, job training, and other employment related programs to people with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed over 1,301 people into new jobs and provided services for over 53,084. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit palmettogoodwill.org.

Can Your Business Handle a 50% Increase in Your Electricity Bills?

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 23, 2014 in Government Affairs
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Needed… Energy Reliability, Fuel Diversity, Fuel Security, Rate Stability
EPA’s new climate regulations could ban existing coal plants by requiring carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to be eliminated through technology that’s not commercially viable and prohibitively expensive leading to higher rates and decreased reliability.

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Breakfast to Celebrate Berkeley County’s Leading Students Planned

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 22, 2014 in Community Events
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–This Friday, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce will formally recognize Berkeley County’s brightest high school students. The top senior will also recognize a teacher who has been most influential throughout his or her school career. Charleston Southern University will host the breakfast in their Strom Thurmond Building. “As always, we are pleased to have SCANA and Trident Health’s support and participation in making this event a success,” said chamber spokesperson, Lindsey Culley. “Among recognizing each student from nine Berkeley County schools as well as St. John’s Christian Academy, this event is a catalyst in stressing the importance of education for the young people of Berkeley County.”

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Coastal Kids Business Mixer 5/2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 21, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Coastal Kids Business Mixer. This is an event photo gallery.

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Unihealth Business Mixer 4/14

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 21, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Unihealth Business Mixer. This is an event photo gallery.

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Palmetto Kids Dentistry Ribbon Cutting 2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 21, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Palmetto Kids Dentistry. This is an event photo gallery.

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2014 Teacher of the Year 3/14

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 21, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and the Berkeley County School District. Sponsored by: Santee Cooper & Trident Technical College. This is an event photo gallery.

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Southern Wesleyan University Open House 5/22/14

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 9, 2014 in Featured , Member News
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Googlefest Grows to Two Days – Free Workshops Coming in June

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 2, 2014 in Community Events , Education , Marketing , Member News
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ScreenShot002BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – Teachers, small business owners, non-profit employees, veterans and emergency preparedness officials from across South Carolina will arrive in the Lowcountry for the state’s first two-day GoogleFest on June 17th and 18th. The third annual conference is free and open to the public at Trident Technical College.

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Networking Seminars

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 22, 2014 in Networking
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1-248With the assistance of Jim Geffert, President and CEO of the Dale Carnegie Training of South Carolina,  the Berkeley Chamber has developed a four part series on maximizing networking and building your personal “Value Proposition”.

The sessions in the series are:

  1. ‘How to Remember Names’ – May 2nd at 8 a.m.
  2. ‘Creating a Memorable Value Proposition’ – June 6 at 8 a.m. 

These will be one hour sessions and limited to 30 participants and only one per organization.  All sessions will be held at Berkeley Electric Cooperative – Community Room, 2 Springhall Drive, Goose Creek, SC.  The cost is free to Chamber Members and $35.00 per session to non-Chamber Members.

Please contact the Chamber at 761-8238 or 577-9549 and sign up for all individual sessions. Enrollment will be on a first come basis.

Business Mixer 3/14

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 21, 2014 in Photo Galleries
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Business Mixer 3/14 at Sun Trust Bank Goose Creek. This is an event photo gallery.

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Riverdogs Moncks Corner Night, May 3, 2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 21, 2014 in Community Events
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