Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

Member Spotlight: Red Iron Architects, LLC

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 5, 2013 in Member Spotlight
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Red Iron Architects is a women-owned business providing architecture, programming, interior design, and construction administration for civic, institutional, commercial, ecclesiastical, and healthcare clients. The firm was formed in 2011 by Emma Souder, AIA, GGA, and Susan Mack, both long term colleagues involved in the architectural, engineering, and construction arena.

Our current local projects include the renovation and expansion of Stratford High School for the Berkeley County School District as well as construction administration for the Town of Moncks Corner’s new recreation complex. With any type of facility, such as schools, community, governmental or commercial facilities, our goal is to understand the character of the community as well as current issues and planning strategies. We listen and provide facilities to support the clients and communities needs as well as to provide safe, healthy and appropriate spaces for its citizens. Joining the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is a first step to that goal.

00050Susan Mack, Vice President
Red Iron Architects, LLC
147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 305
Charleston, SC 29412
Tel 843-834-2677
Fax 843-795-3532
www.red-ironarchitects.com

Berkeley Chamber Radio

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Joint Commission Names Trident Health to Nation’s Top Hospital List

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 30, 2013 in Member News , Press Releases
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One of only 5% of nation’s hospitals who have achieved mark three straight years

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North Charleston, S.C./ October 30, 2013 – For the third year in a row, Trident Health has been recognized as a Top Hospital in Quality by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America . Trident, Summerville and Moncks Corner Medical Centers attained some of the highest performance scores in the nation in treating heart attacks, heart failure, surgical care and pneumonia. Trident is the only Charleston area hospital and is one of only 182 (5%) hospitals that achieved the distinction three years in a row.

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New Summerville Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department Set to Open

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 29, 2013 in Member News , Press Releases
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Summerville, S.C. / October 29, 2013 – On Friday November 1, Summerville Medical Center (SMC) will hold a ribbon cutting for their new Pediatric Emergency Department. The 4,000-square-foot addition is set to officially open in November and will provide 24/7 emergency care for children up to 17 years old. SMC staff, Summerville Mayor Bill Collins and local elected officials will be on hand for this momentous occasion.securedownload

The state-of the-art pediatric department includes board certified pediatric emergency physicians, 24/7 pediatric nurses and a specially trained music therapist. All rooms are private and include child-friendly artwork, colors and special lighting to make it easier for young patients to pass the time.

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MMTC Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 21, 2013 in Community Events
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What: MMTC Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event
NORTH CHARLESTON – On Thursday, October 31st, 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 costume parade will take place at 4:00PM, and prizes will be given to the most creative, scariest, and cutest boy and girl in each category.

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 31, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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

2013 Red White and Blue Fall Festival

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 21, 2013 in Community Events
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New Fleet of Natural Gas Powered Trucks Arrives in Charleston

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 17, 2013 in Press Releases
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Carbon Emissions Reductions are Equivalent to Removing 265 Automobiles off Local Roads.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 17, 2013) – Republic Services, Inc. today announced the deployment of 53 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Charleston metro area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.

ScreenShot004“We believe it is our responsibility to reduce ozone-forming emissions wherever possible,” said James Amick, area president of Republic Services. “Charleston is home to a diverse environment with considerable natural beauty. Our employees are proud to live and work in this community, and we are excited to do our part for the local environment.”

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Red Ribbon Proclamation Signing 2013

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2013 in Press Releases
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On Monday October 14, 2013, the Berkeley County Prevention Board was joined by the Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s office, and area Mayors and Police Chiefs representing the various town and city governments.

Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s Department and each city in Berkeley County signed a proclamation which declared October 23 – 31 as Red Ribbon Week throughout the county. The proclamation represents the 23rd year the Berkeley County Prevention Board has made a visible and unified commitment toward the creation of a safe and drug-free Berkeley County.

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23rd Annual Family Fest! Picnic in the Park! Kick-off to Red Ribbon Week

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 9, 2013 in Community Events , Member News
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By now most people are aware of the history of Red Ribbon Week. It began in response to the death of DEA agent Enrique Camarena, assassinated by drug dealers in Mexico. A small group of concerned citizens began wearing red ribbons in memory of Camarena and to encourage citizens to take a stand. The symbolism caught on with increasing numbers of people making a visible commitment to the goal of a healthy and drug free community.

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DiMicco Receives Award from the Steel Manufacturers Association

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 8, 2013 in Member News , Press Releases
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced that The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) presented Nucor’s Executive Chairman Dan DiMicco with its Iverson-Selig award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the minimill steel industry. The award is named after Nucor’s founder Ken Iverson and Marvin Selig, founder of CMC Steel, who were two pioneers in establishing steel minimills in the U.S. The award was presented at a ceremony in Charlotte on October 1, 2013.

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MMTC Military Resources and Job Expo

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 8, 2013 in Human Resources
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Who: Miller-Motte Technical College, North Charleston Campus

What: MMTC Military Resources and Job Expo0000-019

NORTH CHARLESTON – Miller-Motte Technical College in North Charleston is hosting a hiring event and job resource expo on campus Friday, October 18th. The program will feature military hiring specialists SolidHires and Welcome Home Resumes, creators of an interactive resume building program developed to help veterans and their families improve their presence in the job market.

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Business Mixer 10/13 Charleston Battery Three Lions Club at Black

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 3, 2013 in Photo Galleries
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Business Mixer 10/13 Charleston Battery Three Lions Club at Black. This is an event photo gallery.

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1st Annual HFH Berkeley Golf Tournament

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 23, 2013 in Community Events , Member News
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CSU Receives Largest Single Gift in School History

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 23, 2013 in Member News
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Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

President Jairy C. Hunter, Jr. has announced that Charleston Southern University has received a generous contribution from Shirley and Floyd Whitfield, longtime benefactors of the university.

The Whitfield family will be honored for their generous gift of approximately $3 million to the university during the Center for Christian Leadership building dedication ceremony on Wednesday, September 11. In recognition of this contribution, the university is naming the building the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership. The 26,500-square-foot facility serves as a catalyst for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. The Center is the cornerstone project of the university’s $40 million Transform campaign. The ceremony will take place on the south side of the building beginning at 9:30 a.m., and the public is invited.

Hunter said, “Shirley and Floyd were the first people Sissy and I met when we moved to Charleston. The Whitfields are our trusted friends who continue to be loyal ambassadors for the university and faithful supporters of Christian higher education. Floyd is an astute businessman with a big heart whose counsel I continue to value. One of the comments he enjoys saying to me is, ‘I’m always ready and willing to do anything you can get me to do.’” For more than 50 years, Shirley and Floyd Whitfield have been involved in property development in the Lowcountry.

Michael Bryant, dean of the School of Christian Studies, said, “The Center for Christian Leadership will be a primary resource for faith integration, community outreach and leadership development. It will enable the university to become a leading voice of Christian thought that is biblical in content, transformational in nature and universal in scope.”

“The incredibly significant investment Floyd and Shirley Whitfield have made in the Center for Christian Leadership is a wonderful affirmation of the vision God has been developing at Charleston Southern,” said Doug Hunter, executive director of the Center for Christian Leadership. “It’s also a powerful testimony to the commitment they share for developing Kingdom Leaders for the next generation.”

“On behalf of the board of directors and leadership teams of both Lifeworks Charleston and God in the Workplace, I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for this generous gift toward the Center for Christian Leadership. This gift will allow Kingdom Building to continue and be expanded upon by many local small business owners by attending many events that will be held in this new center,” said Mark Smith, vice president of McAlister-Smith Funeral Home.

The Whitfields are members of the Legacy Society, which recognizes those individuals who have named the university in their final bequests. They are life members of the President’s Club and have established the Whitfield Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for 50 students per year. “We are grateful to the Whitfields because their generosity provides opportunities for deserving students to attend Charleston Southern,” said Debbie Williamson, vice president for enrollment management.

The Whitfield Stadium Center is also among the Whitfields’ significant gifts to the university. The four-story stadium center opened in 2000 and is home of the CSU Buccaneer football, track and field programs.

Floyd Whitfield has served four terms on the Board of Trustees and was a member of the presidential search committee that brought Dr. Hunter to Charleston Southern. While serving on the Board, he was chairman of the finance and facilities committee and was vice chairman of the Board. The university awarded Mr. Whitfield an honorary doctor of humanities in 1991.

Shirley Whitfield has served as president and as a member of the Women’s Council at Charleston Southern for the past 20 years. The university presented Mrs. Whitfield with the Distinguished Service Award in 2009 for outstanding Christian leadership and service to the community and to the university.

The Whitfields are members of Grace on the Ashley Baptist Church.

Pure Life Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 5, 2013 in Photo Galleries
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Pure Life Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting. This is an event photo gallery.

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Charleston Riverdogs Berkeley County Chamber Members only Labor Day Weekend Special

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 28, 2013 in Community Events , Membership
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$5 Upper Reserve Ticket
Saturday or Sunday
Labor Day Weekend Special – 50% off tickets!

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Get your discounted tickets by clicking this link.

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The group password is:  chamber13

Miller-Motte Technical College Summer Carnival and CDL Class A Program Open House

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 20, 2013 in Human Resources
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Miller-Motte Technical College is hosting a Summer Carnival and CDL Class A Program Open House on Thursday, August 22 from 11:00AM-3:00PM. This exciting and fun-filled event is an opportunity for the community to explore the many career-changing programs available at MMTC, including a brand new, Class A Commercial Driver’s License training program. read more »

Financial Etiquette Dos and Don’ts:

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 20, 2013 in Money & Finance
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Financial & Estate Advisor

Tis the season for graduations, weddings, family reunions, vacations and gift giving galore. If your packed summer event schedule is taking a toll on your financial health, it’s important to set expectations with your family and friends before hosting that block party together or pitching in on a graduation gift for your niece. Talking about money with family members and friends can feel awkward, but in some instances, not talking about financial expectations upfront can create stress and tension down the road. It could also leave you with a larger dent in your pocketbook than you expected. read more »

Hire the best. Hire work ready employees.

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 20, 2013 in Human Resources
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As we work to become fully recognized as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC), employers have an opportunity through the CWRC program.  SC Works Trident is offering ‘free’ WorkKeys Job Profiles by a certified ACT Job Profiler.  The only cost incurred will be to the employer for the cost of the time spent by the employee (for that /those position(s) being profiled) with the Job Profiler which will equate to approximately 6-8 hours.  For additional information about Job Profiles, please visit www.act.org/workkeys/profiling or call 843-574-1800.

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Merrimack Heights Ribbon Cutting

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 20, 2013 in Photo Galleries
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Merrimack Heights Ribbon Cutting. This is an event photo gallery.

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