Berkeley Chamber of Commerce News

Quick Poll: Do you still work while you are on vacation?

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on July 16, 2013 in Human Resources , Quick Polls
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Member Spotlight: Bullz-Eye Sales, LLC

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 18, 2013 in Member Spotlight
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Bullz-Eye Sales, LLC (BullzEye Supply), is a locally-owned distributor of quality construction, safety, and industrial supplies, based out of Moncks Corner, SC. We provide our customers supplies, and service while reducing the cost of doing business. We are here to help our customers succeed with top, trusted brands as well as house brands.ScreenShot001

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DuPont Named Among the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by FORTUNE Magazine Company Ranked in Top 50 for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 18, 2013 in Member News
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WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 28, 2013 – DuPont is among the world’s top 50 most admired companies for the fourth consecutive year, according to a study released today by FORTUNE magazine.attachment

DuPont is No. 41 on FORTUNE’s Top 50 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list – widely considered among the most definitive report cards on corporate reputation. For the second consecutive year, DuPont is the only company in its sector named to the list. The results, which are available online, will be in the March 18 edition of FORTUNE.

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How to add events to our Community Events Calendar

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 17, 2013 in Business Start-up , Business Tips , Community Events , Marketing , Productivity
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It’s FREE to add an event!

The Chamber has a new community events calendar.  The calendar is being promoted on berkeleysc.org, visitberkeleycounty.com, and all of our social media.  We encourage you to enter your events free of charge.  To enter an event, go to http://berkeleysc.org/chamber/community-events/ .

  1. Click “Add Your Event”
  2. Enter the Venue.  If the venue is already on file then you will not have to provide details.  If this is the first time this venue has been used, then you will need to enter the address into our database by clicking “Add New”.
  3. Complete each area of the submission form in the order presented.  You will not be able to skip around.
  4. Include a photo or video (optional)
  5. Enter your contact information
  6. Click Submit
  7. Your event will be reviewed and will appear on the calendar within 2 days.  You will receive an email confirmation.

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Breakfast of Champions 2013 Awards

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 17, 2013 in Event Highlights , Photo Galleries
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On May 21, 2013, the Breakfast of Champions 2013 Awards ceremony was held at Charleston Southern University. We recognized Berkeley County’s and St. John’s Christian Academy’s Outstanding Academic High School Students. This is an event photo gallery. read more »

Saturday, July 27th is Berkeley County Day at the Charleston RiverDogs

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 17, 2013 in Community Events , Member Benefits
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00046Saturday, July 27th is Berkeley County Day at the Charleston RiverDogs.  You can get discounted tickets if you click on the link and enter the password.

Website link:  http://cr1.glitnirticketing.com/crticket/web/gpcaptcha.php

Password:  bcc13

 

Miller-Motte Technical College Semi-Annual Employer Showcase Career Fair 7/9/13

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 17, 2013 in Community Events , Human Resources
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The Career Services Team at Miller-Motte Technical College is dedicated to assisting local employers and graduates with their employment needs. As we educate and provide hands-on training to our students, we promote the importance of a professional image.

The MMTC Employer Showcase is an opportunity for you to survey the skills of our graduates and meet potential employees, even though you may not be hiring at this time. It is also an opportunity for you to showcase your business/company and network with local employers. We will have “interviewing areas”, if you meet a graduate that you wish to interview.

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Santee Cooper Credit Union to Receive a Proclamation From Mayor Peagler and the Town of Moncks Corner to Recognize 60 Years of Community Involvement and Service

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 12, 2013 in Press Releases
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Moncks Corner, SC, June 10, 2013: Santee Cooper Credit Union (SCCU) will receive a proclamation presented by Mayor William W. Peagler and the Town of Moncks Corner recognizing the 60 year Anniversary of community service performed by SCCU in Berkeley County and Moncks Corner, SC on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Noon.

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Googlefest 2013 Registration Open to Teachers, Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 12, 2013 in Community Events , Education , Member News
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Googlefest 2013 Registration Open to Teachers, Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits

Register now for this year’s event over June 19 at Trident Technical College

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – Teachers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit employees and can begin registering for the second GoogleFest at Trident Technical College. The event on June 19 will teach participants how to maximize online tools like Google AdWords, Google+, Google Apps, Google Drive and more.

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Berkeley County School District and Edward Jones present the second annual “Edward Jones Stuff the Bus Golf Tournament” on June 14, 2013

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 7, 2013 in Community Events
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MONCKS CORNER, SC –The Berkeley County School District is asking for the support of the community by getting out on the course to support public education in Berkeley County. The Ken York office of Edward Jones Investments and Berkeley County School District will host the second annual “Edward Jones Stuff the Bus” charity golf tournament at Crowfield Golf & Country Club on June 14. All proceeds benefit the District’s “Stuff the Bus Berkeley!” supply drive. read more »

Donate Blood and Win a $1,000 Gift Card

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 7, 2013 in Community Events
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North Charleston, S.C. / June 7, 2013 – Summertime often means that the blood supply is at low levels due to donors vacationing and spending time with family and friends. On Friday June 14, Trident Medical Center will host a blood drive for the community from 9am – 2pm. Donors will be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.

“The American Red Cross is currently experiencing a reduction in O negative donors,” said Christy Joyner, medical technologist with Trident Health. “Presently, we are at critical levels for all blood types.”

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or schedule your appointment online: www.redcrossblood.org and enter tridentmed as the sponsor. Walk-ins are welcome but donors with appointments will be taken first.

Trident Health is an HCA hospital system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2012, Trident Health provided almost $40 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $27 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.

Business Mixer Holiday Inn Express Firewater Grill

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 6, 2013 in Photo Galleries
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Grand Opening for Coastal Kids Dental & Braces New Location on Dorchester Road

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 5, 2013 in Member News
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Coastal Kids Dental & Braces is excited to announce the grand opening of their new office at 8600 Dorchester Road

CHARLESTON, SC – June 5, 2013 – Coastal Kids Dental & Braces is excited to announce the grand opening of a new Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic office at 8600 Dorchester Rd, at the entrance to Coosaw Creek.
“Our new location on Dorchester Road allows us to provide the very best in Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic care to the children and families in the surrounding areas,” said Dr Isabel Driggers, Founder and Owner of Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, “Our goal is to provide each of our patients with a healthy adult smile and this new location will enable us to provide our brand of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics conveniently to our current, and future patients, who live in the area.”

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union June Financial Ed. Seminars

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 23, 2013 in Community Events , Money & Finance
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The Car Buying Experience: Shopping in Today’s Market

New vs. used. Buy vs. lease. Zero percent financing vs. rebate. With so many choices available, buying a car can sometimes be confusing and stressful. This seminar covers car shopping considerations, whether you should buy new or used or lease, your credit score and financing, getting the best price and more.

Wednesday, June 12, 11 a.m. – noon

South Carolina Federal Rivers Avenue Branch, 6265 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston


Your Credit Score

Join us to learn about different types of scoring models, particularly the FICO score, and what steps you can take to have a good score.

Tuesday, June 18th, 11 a.m. – noon

South Carolina Federal Rivers Avenue Branch, 6265 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston


Homeownership: Start the Home Buying Process Off Right!

Bonus Session: Understanding Home Equity

The preparation for homeownership begins long before the purchase actually takes place. This seminar covers information about the pre-purchase process, types of mortgages, loan qualifications and more.

Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

South Carolina Federal Rivers Avenue Branch, 6265 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston


 

Our contact for these seminars is Leslie Howard. You may register to attend these seminars here.

Goose Creek Farmers Market Open

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 15, 2013 in Community Events
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Exciting news for ReStore shoppers starting May 29th! The ReStore will be open later on Wednesdays as we partner with local vendors to bring a new Farmers Market to Goose Creek. Do you know a local farmer/grower or artisan? Please let them know about this great opportunity! The community is invited to take advantage of locally grown produce, hand-made crafts, and supporting neighborhood small businesses during the market hours of 2:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Do you want to volunteer with Habitat but cannot do so during typical work days? Here is your opportunity to help Berkeley County provide decent and affordable housing to residents by volunteering in the ReStore during the Farmers Market hours. There are many pieces that make the store run smoothly. You don’t need to have any special skills-just a willing heart!

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Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County Announces

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 15, 2013 in Press Releases
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Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County and The Home Depot Foundation are partnering to launch a Repair Corps Program.

“We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity International as we aim to ensure that every U.S. veteran has a safe and accessible place to call home,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation.

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Member Spotlight: AgSouth Farm Credit

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 13, 2013 in Member Spotlight
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agsouthWho We Are:

AgSouth Farm Credit is a member-owned lending cooperative and a member of the Farm Credit System, which was created in 1916 to provide farmers with a lender prepared to meet their special financial needs.

What We Do:

AgSouth Farm Credit provides loans for real estate, agriculture and rural homes and leasing for automobiles, equipment, buildings and commercial operations. The association also offers crop and livestock protection services.

Additionally, AgSouth makes secondary home loans through a division of the company – AgSouth Mortgages – which provides loans for home purchases and refinances for those who do not qualify under established Farm Credit guidelines.

Michelle Sharp, a mortgage originator in AgSouth’s Summerville office, serves the mortgage needs of those in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. “Although we specialize in providing home loans for large acreages, we can finance homes in developments and in town, second homes and even investment properties,” she says. “AgSouth Mortgages provides loans for purchases and refinances at competitive rates, and through our various programs we are able to offer a loan tailor-made to meet our clients’ financial needs.”

The Cooperative Way

AgSouth Farm Credit is a member-owned cooperative, sharing its profits with its members through AgSouth’s patronage program. Since 1991 AgSouth has distributed more than $­­­352 million to its members.

Particulars

The association, an equal housing lender, has more than 7,240 members and is headquartered in Statesboro, Ga., with administrative offices in Spartanburg, S.C., and Orangeburg, S.C. The cooperative’s 26 branches serve 59 Georgia and 34 South Carolina counties. For more information, visit www.agsouthfc.com.

Berkeley County is Booming

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 11, 2013 in Government Affairs , Marketing , Tourism
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New census estimates show the tri-county area was the 12th-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the nation. Berkeley and Dorchester counties made a top-100 list of fastest-growing U.S. counties. Berkeley County saw the most growth in the region, and grew faster than all but several dozen counties in the nation, adding nearly 12,000 residents in the course of 27 months.

Elaine Morgan, executive director of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber’s national ad campaign touting what the county has to offer may have contributed. “I think we’re doing a good job of getting out how great Berkeley County is,” she said. “It’s a beautiful place with great natural resources, and once you come, you usually want to come back.”

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Legislative Delegation Luncheon 2013

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 10, 2013 in Photo Galleries
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Berkeley County Library History

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 25, 2013 in Education
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Enjoy this Historical Photo Tour of the Berkeley County Library

(Flipbook prepared by TheSiteCrew.com from a document obtained from www.bcls.sc.gov.)

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