Let’s do it again …
Your Chamber of Commerce, in a continued effort to promote small business and entrepreneurship, will hold its second annual Small Business Bootcamp this summer in partnership with Northeastern Technical College. The classes will be held each Monday evening from 6:00-9:00 for five weeks beginning May 9th.
Whether you are an aspiring business owner or have already hung the shingle and simply need to hone your skills, this course will offer real-world strategies for business ownership including finance, marketing, strategic planning and raising capital. Please contact your Chamber office for more details. At $50.00 for the entire course, this is a bargain.
Represented at the bootcamp will be a volunteer from SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Association and is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide.
The Chamber is very fortunate to be associated with this outstanding organization and we have four volunteers locally to help you build your company. Again, simply contact your Chamber office for more information or to set up an initial appointment with a SCORE volunteer.
March 16 – Better Business, Better Living Lunch-n-Learn will feature Mark Davies, Manager of the Cheraw State Park. The event will be held at 12:00 at The Country Kitchen.
April 12 – Final Leadership Cheraw Class. This time we focus on Natural Resources. The class will graduate from the program in May.
April 28 – The Taste of Cheraw. This year’s extravaganza will be held at the home of Craig and Anna Watson and will feature once again, back by popular demand, the one and only, Jim Quick & Coastline. Tickets are available at the Chamber office and are only $35.00 for members until March 18 when they go up to $45.00. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning April 1 for $55.00. We sold out of tickets last year so get yours soon.
May 9-June 13 – Small Business Bootcamp
• Highland Industries celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
• American Stainless celebrated its 10th year anniversary under its current ownership in February. Congratulations to both of these companies and we thank you for your continued support of the community.
With your investment in your people, as well as other products and services offered locally, you help make the greater Cheraw area a better place to live and do business. We wish you continued success and growth in the coming years.
If your business has an announcement of a recent accomplishment, we would love to hear from you so please contact your Chamber office.
Spring is heating up and we look forward to seeing you out and about the town of Cheraw.