Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

Berkeley County Students Excel in Statewide Testing

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 2, 2014 in Education
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Berkeley County Students Excel in Statewide TestingBerkeley County students have exceeded the South Carolina average class scores on end-of-course exams for the fifth year in a row, according district school officials. The South Carolina Secretary of Education released the 2013-2014 results on Tuesday, September 30.

The district has balanced its continued growth and expansion with concentration on maintaining rigorous classroom standards. This focus has helped Berkeley students continue to outpace the state’s median standards. Performance analysis indicated that students exceeded the state averages in almost every grade in almost every category.

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Lowe’s Employees Lend a Helping Hand to Local Homeless Shelter

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 30, 2014 in Announcements
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For two days in a row, Lowe’s employees throughout the tricounty, including the Goose Creek location, joined forces to give 180 Place, a shelter in Summerville, a much needed makeover.

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Santee Cooper to Give Away Energy-Efficient LED Bulbs

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 30, 2014 in Education
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Santee Cooper to Give Away Energy-Efficient LED BulbsMONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper will be giving away highly efficient LED bulbs to its residential customers beginning Monday, Oct. 6, as a way to promote energy efficiency and celebrate Public Power Week and Customer Service Week, both of which occur the week of Oct. 6. In addition, Santee Cooper will greet customers with free refreshments in retail offices on Thursday, Oct. 9.

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10 Intriguing Facts About Berkeley County

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 30, 2014 in Marketing
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Berkeley County is not only the biggest and fastest growing county in South Carolina, it is also a pretty fascinating place that is rich in history. While this is by no means a complete list, we’ve included ten facts, some bizarre, about the area which first established itself as a county in 1882.

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Home Telecom’s Oliver Elected to National Board

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 30, 2014 in Government Affairs
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The Rural Broadband Association recently elected Home Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations Keith Oliver to serve on their board of directors.

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association advocates in the legislative and regulatory arenas on behalf of nearly 900 independent, telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural America.

The announcement was made at the NTCA 2014 Fall Conference held last week in San Francisco.

Public Parks Approved for Berkeley County

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 25, 2014 in Government Affairs
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Public Parks Approved for Berkeley CountyA special tax will be levied on the planned Nexton community to develop public parks and a 50-mile trail system.

Berkeley County Council approved the third and final reading for creation of the Nexton Improvement District that will fund the system at the private development near Interstate 26 and 17-A.

Biggby Coffee gets Ready to Open in Goose Creek

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 22, 2014 in Announcements
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Biggby Coffee gets Ready to Open in Goose CreekGOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Coffee lovers rejoice! Pretty soon you’ll have a new place to get a tasty ‘Cup of Joe.’ Biggby Coffee will officially open its doors for business on September 16th.

The coffee shop is located at 514 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek right by the Chick-fil-A.

Biggby Coffee began hiring for baristas in the tricounty area for its newest location two months ago.

It has two other nearby locations on Dorchester Road in North Charleston and Trolly Road in Summerville.

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Berkeley BBQ Cookoff Enjoys Near Record Turnout

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 22, 2014 in Community Events
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Berkeley BBQ Cookoff Enjoys Near Record TurnoutIf you cook it they will come, as the line of cars trailing out of Old Santee Canal Park attested on the night of Friday, Sept. 19.

If you offer a chance to win 10 grand to the winner, they’ll definitely come.

The $10,000 is the prize money offered by the Southern Barbecue Network’s inaugural Team of the Year barbecue competition as part of the first annual Moncks Corner Barbecue Festical on Nov. 7-8 at the new Moncks Corner Region Recreation Complex.

http://www.berkeleyind.com/

Trident Cancer Center Completes $6 Million Expansion

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 16, 2014 in Announcements
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Trident Cancer Center Completes $6 Million ExpansionMayor Keith Summey, Representative Jenny Horne to highlight opening event

N. Charleston, S.C. / September 16, 2014 – On Thursday September 18 at 4:30 p.m., Trident Cancer Center will hold a ribbon cutting for its new expansion. Trident Cancer Center staff and physicians, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Representative Jenny Horne and other local elected officials will be on hand for this momentous occasion.
The 3,500 square foot expansion includes the addition of the TruBeam Linear Accelerator, which delivers more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. Trident Cancer Center’s TrueBeam is the first in the Charleston area to be equipped with optical intracranial tracking solution software. The TrueBeam imager can produce the three-dimensional images used to fine-tune tumor targeting in 60% less time than compared with previous Varian image-guided technologies.
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Trident Health Community Care Network (HOP)

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 15, 2014 in Announcements
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Trident Community Healthcare Network is a joint program between Trident Health and the family medicine physicians at Trident Family Health Clinic.
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Diabetes Classes are coming to you October 7, 2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 15, 2014 in Announcements
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Moncks Corner Medical Center will be offering bi-monthly classes to help you and your family members better manage your diabetes.
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Acting Classes Now Available!!!!!

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 9, 2014 in Opportunities
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The South Carolina Film Institute along with Above The Line Talent is excited to offer Acting Coaching in Columbia, SC.

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Seeking Husband/Wife Team to Host New Small Business Docu-series!

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 9, 2014 in Opportunities
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The couple/hosts can own and operate any type of business – restaurant, farm, construction, real estate, etc.

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Haley Stresses Training for South Carolina’s Workforce

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Haley Stresses Training for South Carolina's WorkforceGov. Nikki Haley emphasized preparing South Carolina’s workforce for the jobs of the future at a luncheon in North Charleston.

Haley was the featured speaker at the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting at the North Charleston Convention Center this morning. More than 200 people were in attendance, including several local lawmakers.

Casting Call for (Proverbs) Main Characters

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 8, 2014 in Opportunities
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Looking for actors/actresses to be a part of a new movie.

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Gov. Nikki Haley Celebrates County’s Economic Growth During Chamber Event

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 8, 2014 in
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Gov. Nikki Haley Celebrates County’s Economic Growth During Chamber EventBERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On Friday, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce formally celebrated Berkeley County and the companies and individuals who have been a mainstay in the success of the area.

According to chamber officials, Berkeley County has been recognized as the fastest growing county in South Carolina this past year.

In addition, since 1977, Berkeley County is the only county in the state to have four individual years with more than $1 billion dollars in capital investments, enabling future developmentand progress for the county, chamber officials stated.

http://www.berkeleyobserver.com/2014/09/06/gov-nikki-haley-celebrates-countys-economic-growth-chamber-event/

Haley Touts Berkeley’s Business Success

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 8, 2014 in
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Haley Touts Berkeley’s Business SuccessBusiness is good in Berkeley County.

The home to Alcoa, Nucor, Google, DuPont/Kevlar and other large corporations, the largely rural county has a history of attracting businesses that bring high-paying, stable jobs.

It’s a track record not lost on Gov. Nikki Haley, who spoke Friday at the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting at the North Charleston Convention Center.

Incumbent Worker Training Program Funding Available – 2014

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 2, 2014 in Community Events , Education
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Incumbent Worker Training Program Funding Available - 2014Incumbent Worker Training Assistance (IWT) is being made available under provisions of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The purpose of the IWT Program is to assist employers in training currently employed workers in an effort to keep businesses & workers competitive. Private Sector South Carolina employers located in the counties of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties in need of training for incumbent workers due to expansion & changing skill requirements caused by new technology, retooling, new product lines, & new organizational restructuring may be eligible for IWT assistance.

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Very First BBQ Festival & Competition Planned for Moncks Corner

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 29, 2014 in Community Events
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Very First BBQ Festival & Competition Planned for Moncks Corner

Pictured: Pulled BBQ Pork

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Who in Berkeley County doesn’t enjoy some good barbeque? That’s what we thought. Here, EVERYONE loves some good BBQ. In fact, it’s about as common as sweet tea. Heck, the two even go perfect together. For those who can’t resist this good stuff, you’re in luck.

The Town of Moncks Corner will be hosting the 1st Inaugural Town Festival and BBQ “Cooker of the Year” competition.

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Chamber, Haley Ready to Celebrate County

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 29, 2014 in
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Chamber, Haley Ready to Celebrate County

Photo Provided Gov. Nikki Haley will address chamber members on Friday, Sept. 5.

The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce will formally celebrate Berkeley County and the companies and individuals who have been a mainstay of its success on Friday, Sept. 5.

Gov. Nikki Haley will be the featured speaker at the chamber’s Annual Meeting, set for 11 a.m. at the North Charleston Convention Center at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston.

http://www.berkeleyind.com

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