Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

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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Halloween at MMTC!

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Announcements , Press Releases
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0000-019Who:    Miller-Motte Technical College, North Charleston Campus

What:    MMTC Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event

NORTH CHARLESTON – On Thursday, October 30th, bring the kids to Miller-Motte Technical College, 8085 Rivers Avenue for a FREE, SAFE and FUN Halloween celebration! Kids and their adults are welcome from 3:00-5:00PM for trick-or-treating, games and popcorn. A parade will take place at 4:00PM, and prizes will be given to the best three costumes.

This event is open to the community. Please call Miller-Motte Technical College at 843-574-0101 for more information. Happy Halloween!

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:  Miller-Motte Technical College is located at 8085 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston

About Miller-Motte Technical College

MMTC offers Associate degree and diploma programs at its multi-state campuses. The program categories include Healthcare, Technology, Skilled Trades, Beauty & Wellness and more. The mission of MMTC is to prepare students for career-focused employment by delivering relevant career training. Visit us online at Miller-Motte.edu to view our complete list of program offerings at each campus. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit our website at: disclosure.miller-motte.edu.

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