Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

Penny Sales Tax

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 23, 2014 in Government Affairs
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On November 4th, vote to keep the penny sales tax and use the money to fix our roads.

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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.

Chamber Announces 1-cent Sales Tax Support

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Government Affairs
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The Berkeley Chamber announced this week its support of the one-cent sales tax, which will be put to voters in the form of Local Questions 1 and 2 on the ballot in November.

If approved, these measures would extend the one-cent sales tax and approve bonds for fixing roads.

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Berkeley Voters Will Vote on Whether to Extend the 1% Roads Tax

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Government Affairs
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On November 4th, Berkeley County voters will decide whether to extend their one percent roads tax another seven years.

Elaine Morgan is the CEO of the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce. “This is a necessity for us. We have to take care of ourselves. You know we would love to think that the state or federal government is going to be able to address our roads, but there’s just not enough money.”

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Trident Health Centre Pointe Emergency / Ribbon Cutting Invite for October 25th

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Announcements , Business Start-up , Community Events , Member News
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Save the Date for Sarah – Nov 8th

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Community Events
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McElveen, BCSD Announce Collaborative Effort

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2014 in Announcements
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Business and education converged Friday, Oct. 10, in a collaborative effort to help Berkeley County students.

McElveen Buick-GMC owner Doug McElveen presented a $25,000 check to Berkeley County School Board members and Cane Bay High School students at the dealership to officially begin the new McElveen Business and Marketing Academy at the school.

The partnership represents what will be a three-year commitment of more than $350,000 that McElveen will contribute in terms of money, time and support of the new academy.

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Job Fair at TTC’s St. Paul’s Parish Site on Oct. 17

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 11, 2014 in Community Events
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Trident Technical CollegeTRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO HOST A FALL JOB FAIR AT ST. PAUL’S PARISH SITE

Oct. 10, 2014…Trident Technical College St. Paul’s Parish Site is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in partnership with SC Works and Charleston County. St. Paul’s Parish Site is located at 5231 Hwy. 165 in Hollywood, South Carolina. The job fair is admission-free and open to the general public.

Employers will be on hand to provide valuable information on the types of jobs available with their organizations. Jobseekers can receive tips on how to become more marketable as a job candidate as they get ready to start a new career.

Participating employers include: All Care Living Services; Bojangles; Burger King; Charleston County; Dodge Store; FedEx; Hardees; Harvest Health & Rehab of Johns Island, LLC; Kelly Educational Staffing; NCO; Publix; Stevens Towing; Subway; Target; Walmart; and others.

For more information, contact Rose Manigault, St. Paul’s Parish site coordinator, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development, at rose.manigault@tridenttech.edu or call 843.323.3800.

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Bonneau Peanut Festival 2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 10, 2014 in Community Events
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Coastal Kids Dental & Braces to Merge with Runey+Chapman Orthodontics, Unveil New Location in West Ashley on October 7th

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 7, 2014 in Member News
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CoastalKidsDental_braces_logoCHARLESTON, SC., October 1, 2014 – Coastal Kids Dental & Braces today announced they are joining forces with Runey+Chapman Orthodontics amid preparations for the grand opening of their newest location in West Ashley.

Coastal Kids Dental & Braces’ new office will combine 5,000 sq. ft. of state of the art dental equipment with rooms decorated in various scientific themes that cater to their pint-size patients. Patients can also watch movies on flat-screen televisions while they swish with fluoride and open wide.

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It’s October Fest Time in St. Stephen

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 7, 2014 in Community Events
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The annual Town of St Stephen October Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy amusement rides, vendors, fire fighter competition, entertainment, puppets and so much more.

Vendors are still needed for the festival. If you are interested in an application for vendor or any questions, contact Cindy Wadford at 567-3565.

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