Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

Palmetto Goodwill to Host Hire Me!

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 30, 2014 in Announcements , Human Resources , Opportunities
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Hiring Events for The Pantry Restaurants.
On-site interviews for immediate management and staff positions. Registration is required.

North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill has been selected by The Pantry to conduct hiring
events for management and staff positions at their Church’s Chicken, Subway, Aunt M’s
Chicken Deli and Arby’s restaurants throughout the Lowcountry. All hiring events will start at 10:00 a.m. and be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 2nd- Church’s Chicken-Berkeley Prosperity Center 325 Main
    Street, Moncks Corner.
  • Wednesday, December 3rd- Church’s Chicken- Colleton Career Colleton Career
    Skills Center, 1018 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro.
  • Thursday, December 4th- Subway & Arby’s- Mt. Pleasant ECCO Job Link Center
    1145 Six Mile Rd. Mt. Pleasant

Prior to the event, Palmetto Goodwill employment specialists will host a FREE pre-employment
training seminar with coaching and interview preparation for interested candidates.

Interested applicants must register for the event by emailing hireme@palmettogoodwill.org.
Each event is limited to 75 applicants.

Applicants should dress professionally.

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is a not-for-profit 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.

Town Approves Construction of New Foxbank Fire Station

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 21, 2014 in Announcements , Government Affairs
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The Town of Moncks Corner approved a $1.8 million general obligation bond that includes funding for a new fire station in the Foxbank community, a station that has been in the planning stages since 2008 when Mayor Bill Peagler first announced a plan to increase the town’s tax base through annexation.

The second reading, during the town’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, also includes projects such as continued work on the new regional recreation complex, debt repayment and additional paved parking lots around the downtown area.

Funds are expected to be available on Dec. 16.

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‘Santa in the Swamp’ returns to Cypress Gardens

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 21, 2014 in Announcements , Community Events
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file000790306504Cypress Gardens is inviting everyone to take a break from the holiday rush to enjoy its unique seasonal events in 2014, which are quickly becoming a tradition for many across the Lowcountry.

On Saturday, Dec. 6, “Santa in the Swamp” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At 11:15 a.m., Santa Claus will arrive by boat on the blackwater swamp – an experience that only happens here in the Lowcountry. Santa will visit and take photos with both children and pets.

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Creche Festival Opens Once Again in Moncks Corner

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 17, 2014 in Community Events , Member News
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ScreenShot002MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) – It’s a sign of the season in the South Carolina Lowcountry as the annual Crèche Festival at Mepkin Abbey begins.

Each year the monks at the Trappist Abbey near Moncks Corner display dozens of crèches from the abbey’s collection of more than 700 nativity sets.

This is the 12th year of the event, which includes a special exhibit of wise men from the Mepkin collection as well as additional nativity sets from local collectors.

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Small Business Saturday

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 13, 2014 in Announcements , Marketing , Member News , Opportunities
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bg-socialposts-04Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is continuing its promotion for the “Buy Local” initiative to help generate more revenue for local businesses. Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday. The ultimate goal is to emphasize the importance of buying local and the positive economic impact it has on both residents and businesses. For the week of November 24th-November 29th, the Chamber will promote discounts of our members on a daily basis. We will also be promoting additional specific deals for each day of the week in honor of the campaign. The Chamber hopes it will become second nature for everyone to “think locally” when considering a new purchase. We are encouraging all shoppers and local businesses to Shop Small and Buy Local. For more information how your business can support this initiative please contact the Chamber.

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Cypress Gardens Ushers in the Season with Popular Holiday Events

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 12, 2014 in Announcements , Community Events , Member News
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file6311260094719“Santa in the Swamp” and “A Scrooge’s Christmas Tea” Offer Unique Holiday Experiences

(Moncks Corner, SC) — Cypress Gardens invites guests to take a break from the holiday rush to enjoy their unique seasonal events, which are quickly becoming a tradition for many across the Lowcountry.

On Saturday, December 6th, bring the entire family to Santa in the Swamp” from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  At 11:15 a.m., Santa Claus will arrive by boat on the blackwater swamp – an experience that only happens here in the Lowcountry! Santa will visit and take photos with both children and pets.  Enjoy live holiday music, vendors with handcrafted gifts, crafts and activities for the kids, and all of the attractions Cypress Gardens has to offer. Children 12 and under are admitted free. read more »

AWMI Carolinas Casino Night-Oyster Roast Networking Event February 20th

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 12, 2014 in Community Events , Networking
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Shop Small, Buy Local

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 5, 2014 in Announcements , Community Events , Member News
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bg-socialposts-04(Berkeley County, SC) – Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is continuing its promotion for the “Buy Local” initiative to help generate more revenue for local businesses. Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday.  The ultimate goal is to emphasize the importance of buying local and the positive economic impact it has on both residents and businesses.

For the week of November 24th-November 29th, the Chamber will promote discounts of our members on a daily basis.  We will also be promoting additional specific deals for each day of the week in honor of the campaign.  We are seeking local businesses to participate in this initiative to make it fun and profitable for Berkeley County.

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Berkeley Co. Voters Extend One-Cent Road Improvement Tax

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 5, 2014 in Government Affairs
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x571BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Berkeley County residents voted Tuesday to extend the one-cent transportation sales tax.

The Berkeley County Election Commission reported a 27,797 to 13,543 vote in favor of extending the tax, which took effect in 2008. The decision, which must be certified later this week, will extend the tax through April, 2023 or until $230 million is collected, whichever comes first.

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Penny Sales Tax

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 23, 2014 in Government Affairs
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Work In Progress

On November 4th, vote to keep the penny sales tax and use the money to fix our roads.

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Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 22, 2014 in Community Events
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DSCN1950(HealthDay News) — Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all.

To that end, be sure that costumes and goody bags have reflective strips that improve visibility to drivers, said Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine doctor at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, N.J.

Trick-or-treaters should also carry a flashlight, and costumes should be flame-resistant, Davis said.

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12th Annual Mepkin Abbey Creche Festival

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 22, 2014 in Community Events
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attachmentMepkin Abbey is hosting its 12th Annual Creche Festival Nov. 1`7 – 23, and Nov. 28 – Dec. 6. This year’s exhibit features a special exhibit of Magi from the Mepkin Abbey collection as well as new contributions from local collectors.

The public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge for the exhibit, but reservations are required and can be made at http://mepkinabbey.org/wordpress/2014-mepkin-abbey-creche-festival/#more-7059.

Berkeley Business Leaders Discuss Issues

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 17, 2014 in Member News
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The Berkeley County business community sounded off Wednesday morning, Oct. 22, on a long wish list of improvements it hopes will become a reality.
It was evident at the legislative forum sponsored by the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce that infrastructure improvements are at the top of that list.

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BBQ Festival and Custom Golf Cart Show

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2014 in Community Events
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BBQ Festival and Custom Golf Cart Show, Friday and Saturday Nov. 7 & 8 in the new Regional Recreation Complex 418 East Main Street.

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Berkeley Kicks off ‘Keep the Penny’ Campaign

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 14, 2014 in Government Affairs
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Berkeley County is asking residents to continue paying an extra penny on every dollar they spend.

“Keep the Penny – Fix our Roads,” a campaign by the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce to encourage residents to vote “yes” on local questions 1 and 2 on the Nov. 4 ballot, kicked off Tuesday.

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Google for Seniors Free Internet Training – New Date – Nov. 5!

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 14, 2014 in Education
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On Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon, Google working with the local Red Cross and its volunteers, will host a FREE Computer/Internet Workshop and Luncheon for adults age 55+ at the Train Depot in Moncks Corner.

Experts will help participants learn helpful tools for keeping in touch with family and friends and for becoming more Internet savvy. The day will include a presentation, one-on-one help and a free catered lunch.

Please share the attached flyer and information with your friends and family. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills that will improve the way Senior Citizens live, play and communicate.

Click here to RSVP by Nov. 1, 2014, register at http://goo.gl/eAiTFn or call Cameron at 803-403-3117.

Bonneau Peanut Festival set for Friday

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 14, 2014 in Community Events
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ScreenShot002The Town of Bonneau Peanut Festival will begin on Friday, Oct. 17 and end on Saturday.

The parade will be on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The deadline for parade entry applications is Oct.17. Enjoy live music, entertainment, rides, food and more with family and friends at the Bonneau Town Park, Highway 52 in Bonneau.

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Library, First Steps Present ‘Read for the Record’

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 14, 2014 in Education
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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with CVS Health, the Berkeley County Library system and Berkeley County First Steps, will take place at libraries within Berkeley County during the week of Oct. 20.

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Free Computer Classes Continue at Tech

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 14, 2014 in Education
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The Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering computer courses to the public, free of charge.

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Berkeley Co. Chamber Continues Push For Road Improvements

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Government Affairs
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -The push for better roads in Berkeley County is now in full swing. Officials with the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce are asking voters to extend the penny transportation sales tax. If approved, it would last for another seven years. Highway 52 in Goose Creek is one of the major roadways the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce says could benefit from a one-cent transportation sales tax.

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