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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Welcome From The Chamber......................................................................................4 Mayor and City Council..............................................................................................5 Chamber Signature Events.........................................................................................6 Fountain Inn Museum.................................................................................................8 City Amenities..........................................................................................................10 Fountain Inn High School Athletics...........................................................................12 Police and Fire Departments....................................................................................13 City of Fountain Inn Signature Events......................................................................14 At A Glance / Get Connected...................................................................................15 Shopping and Dining................................................................................................16 Senior Adult Program...............................................................................................17 What Is Value?..........................................................................................................18 Parks and Recreation Department...........................................................................20 2022 Member Directory...........................................................................................22

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber assumes no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber is prohibited.

Contact Us 102 Depot Street Fountain Inn, SC (864) 862.2586 FountainInnChamber.org info@fountaininnchamber.org Connect with Us fountaininnchamber On the Cover Photos Provided by City of Fountain Inn and Fountain Inn Chamber Directory Design By

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The Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce is a vital part of ongoing growth that is taking place in Greenville County. Your membership in the Chamber provides unparalleled opportunities to connect with peers, current and prospective clients, and partners up and down the Golden Strip of South Carolina. Using social media, customized videos, business consultation, and events designed with health and safety as the priority, the Chamber showed its strength and innovation to assist and advocate for its membership – and it worked! Further, the programs and events we present provide extraordinary opportunities to grow needed networks and gain new insights to address the ever-changing challenges facing all of us in business today. By working together as Chamber members, we have a much stronger voice with our elected leaders as they contemplate policy revisions and new rules and regulations that create greater certainty and an improved environment for business in the Fountain Inn community. Our body of work ranges from the widely known Business After Hours, Taste INN event, Annual Banquet and meeting, Aunt Het Festival, Annual Christmas Parade, and more listed in this directory. We also organize Women at Work events and collaborate with local business and corporations to offer extraordinary opportunities to enhance networks and relationships. You can reach out to our Chamber to discover programs covering education, leadership development, business growth and networking.

As we look to the future, we continue our strategic planning for this quickly evolving business environment to offer our members more tools to be successful moving forward. To make all the programs possible, the Fountain Inn Chamber actively recruits local member support at a variety of levels. While many local companies provide supplemental funding, others provide sponsorship funding for specific events. However, our largest supporters are our local business members, which are critical to fulfilling our mission. Our local business relationships have never been more important than now as we navigate these uncertain times. We are very excited about the future of our community and the success of our members. As always, our Chamber provides unmatched opportunities to align with old and new relationships and network with prospective customers, as well as a dynamic schedule of events. Whether you are new to Fountain Inn or a long-time resident, if you are ready to take advantage of all that the Chamber offers its members, we look forward to hearing from you. On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for helping strengthen our business community and promoting local business. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! Heidi J. Hamrick Board President


Marnie Schwartz-Hanley

Heidi Hamrick


Board President

Fountain Inn Chamber

Teresa Vickers

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System


Prisma Health

Chris Ingle

Envirocare Landscape Management

Aaron Hood

Carolina Columns, LLC


Stacy Jacobs

Blackstream | Christie’s Real Estate

Kathy Moore

Dena Moore



Greenville Heritage FCU

Larry Kerns, Jr. The Sock Ministry

Laurens Electric

Richard Matthews

Matthews Wealth Management

Anthony Bennon

Kate Anderson Nest Realty


State Farm

Shawn Bell

City of Fountain Inn

Ex Officio


GP McLeer Mayor, City of Fountain Inn

Welcome to Fountain Inn! On behalf of our City Council, our staff, and your neighbors, we’re happy you have chosen to spend some time in our fair city! Fountain Inn’s location in southern Greenville County and northern Laurens County makes our city the perfect location for those looking to live in a small town, but still have easy access to all that our part of the state has to offer. Our businesses, from small stores to large manufacturers, provide stable employment opportunities, while our housing market makes it possible for families to have a wonderful place to come home to after work or school. Our business community continues to grow, with over $300 million in investment and 1,000 jobs created in just the last two years - and that’s just in our large manufacturing sector in and around Fountain Inn. Add to that the over 10% increase year-over-year in new business licenses (a marker of our small business growth), and the dozen or so new establishments in and around our historic downtown. Business is good in Fountain Inn! Paired with the healthy growth in new business, we’ve seen our fair share of residential growth as well. At the City, I’m happy to report that we’re working on ways to make sure that, as we grow, we’re modernizing our zoning and taking big steps to ensuring that the character, small town charm, city services, and the infrastructure that make our community one of the best small towns around are all aligned so that we never grow out of who we are. Our community is buzzing throughout the year with activity, and I hope you will be able to experience some, or all, of it at some point. Our summer concert series, Sounds of Summer, takes place every Friday, and our Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings during the summer. You can stop by our Splash Pad on Main during the warmer months with the kids or take the whole family to one of our great parks. In the fall, between the Chamber’s Aunt Het Festival and our community Halloween events, you’ll have lots of opportunities to see your neighbors, meet new folks, and frequent our local shops. Christmas is a special time in our town, with our “Christmas INN Our Town” festival, you can take a quaint horse-drawn carriage ride through the city, take a photo with Santa, and do a little (or a lot!) of shopping. Whether you’ve just moved here, opened your business here, or you’re just visiting, thank you for being a part of our community’s story!

Shawn Bell City Administrator City of Fountain Inn


Jason Sanders Ward 1

Jay Thomason Ward 2

Joey Garrett Ward 3

Phil Clemmer Ward 4

John Don Ward 5

Mack Blackstone Ward 6

W H AT ’ S N E X T F O R F O U N TA I N I N N ? Our city has seen many positive investments, from Greenville County building a state-of-the-art education facility to industrial manufacturing bringing well-paying employment opportunities. Revitalizing historic downtown Fountain Inn is our next focus. Downtown Fountain Inn became an aspiring South Carolina Main Street community in 2021. Main Street is a nationally recognized technical assistance program that empowers communities as they revitalize their historic downtowns, encouraging economic development and historic preservation. The mission of Main Street Fountain Inn, a department of the City of Fountain Inn, is to preserve, manage, promote, and enhance the development of Fountain Inn’s historic downtown. All our work in Main Street will fall under one of the four key program areas: Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Vitality. We are working to partner with local businesses and property owners to enhance the design of downtown through a series of grants designed to revitalize our Main Street program area downtown. Outdoor Expansion and Beautification Grant: The grant provides up to 50% of project costs up to $20,000 in fund reimbursement to commercial properties within the Fountain Inn Main Street Program Area with infrastructure expenses to expand or beautify outdoor space intended for public use. Façade Improvement Grant: This grant provides up to 50% of project costs up to $10,000 in the fund reimbursement to commercial properties within the Fountain Inn Main Street Program Area to restore or improve building façades. Outdoor Seating and Accessories Grant: This grant provides up to 75% of project costs up to $4,000 in fund reimbursement to commercial properties within the Fountain Inn Main Street Program Area to create vibrant outdoor areas. We are excited to see how this program, in partnership with our local businesses and property owners, will transform the design of our downtown.











Our Annual Member Banquet has become an Oyster Roast! For non-Oyster Eaters there is also delicious BBQ and Mac N Cheese of course!

Come out and enjoy a delightful “Taste” from each participating restaurant and vendor as we block off Main Street so we can eat, dance and celebrate our Food Service Industry!

Enjoy networking, renew friendships, and celebrate with us as we announce our Spirit of Fountain Inn Public Service Award Recipients!

Live music, and some of the best food & treats Fountain Inn has to offer!






Main Street is blocked off again to celebrate our town’s historic writer, Robert Quillen’s nationally syndicated comic featuring Aunt Het! Who is Aunt Het you ask? Check out the Fountain Inn History Museum to get the whole story! This festival features local arts & crafts vendors, a Classic Car show, kids rides, entertainment, robotics, live music and a quilt show!











Our annual Golf Tournament was replaced in 2020 with the Clay Shoot. We listened to our membership and heard you loud and clear! Come join us at The Clinton House, enjoy breakfast before we hit the Clays Course. Compete with your co-workers and friends, shooting shotguns at clay pigeons. We’re hosting on a Friday morning, and including ammunition!

E V E RY T H I N G E L S E !


After the City of Fountain Inn kicks off Christmas “Inn Our Town” with our Annual Tree Lighting on December 3rd, Main Street fills up with everyone coming out for our Annual Christmas Parade on Wednesday evening, December 7th. As the sun sets, the floats light up the faces of children and adults alike and we celebrate our businesses and community to highlight the reason for the season.



Lunch and Learns, Women @ Work, Food Drives, Business Development Seminars, Mix & Mingles, Job Fair, One Warm Coat, Leadership Golden Strip, and more! Stay tuned to our Newsletters and Social Media for information on these and all other Fountain Inn Chamber events!



For more info, visit FountainInnMuseum.org

The goal of the Fountain Inn Museum is to provide all visitors with a clear view of our town’s history, from its humble beginnings to the increasing growth that led to the prospects now within sight. A secure footing in our history will enable tomorrow’s leaders to take on the unique challenges of the 21st century. The museum opened its doors in 2010 as part of Fountain Inn’s Commerce Park project. From the beginning, the aim was to accurately chronicle the town’s inception as a way station on the Charleston/North Carolina stagecoach route. Exhibits mark our progress from a rural farming population to the high tech and manufacturing industries that dot the landscape today. An appreciation of Fountain Inn’s history includes exhibits reflecting the time when Native Americans inhabited the Upstate. As European settlers began to arrive, roads and buildings soon followed, establishing communities that grew into small towns. The museum’s exhibits and displays take visitors on a chronological tour of our city’s growth, clearly illustrating the special heritage Fountain Inn holds. Along with its permanent


exhibits, the museum puts together seasonal displays throughout its main area and in the SC Humanities Gallery that was added in 2019. The museum offers innovative programs and tours for student groups from elementary school through high school. Special events and varying presentations provide interest even for frequent patrons such as our Hooked on History series. This features programs and guest speakers that give a greater insight into South Carolina’s history. The museum hosts guests with a range of expertise from various parts of the state to provide the community with a greater understanding of historical events and topics while highlighting some of Fountain Inn’s most notable residents such as Robert Quillen, the internationally recognized author and publisher of the Fountain Inn Tribune, and “Peg Leg” Bates, an incredible one-legged dancer who performed for millions worldwide. Make the Fountain Inn Museum part of your itinerary as you experience the exceptional atmosphere of our flourishing town. The welcome mat is out, so stop by and learn more about Fountain Inn’s origin, local history, and culture!







In the heart of downtown just across the street from Commerce Park is a street-corner plaza known as Rotary Park. Brick pavers surround a fountain, which can be enjoyed from several swinging benches. Take a break here from walking around downtown and cool off in the shade as that fountain mist lowers the temperatures on even the hottest days.

Our Splash pad is fantastic because kids of any age can enjoy the water without fear of swimming, and all you need is a bathing suit and towel. Created as a project of Leadership Golden Strip in conjunction with the City of Fountain Inn the Splash Pad is a great place to relax, cool off and spend time with friends! With ice cream right across the street at The Chill Factory, this may be your new favorite daytime hangout!


The City of Fountain Inn is always looking to have the most innovative and high-tech amenities for our residents. Our electric care chargers are one example of how we are planning for the future. Located in the public parking lot on Depot Street Downtown, these chargers are just steps away from the best places to eat, sip, and play.


The Southernmost part of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail starts in Fountain Inn! Fountain Inn has almost 5 miles of paved walking trails that are currently the projected ending point for the trail. It will eventually work its way from Greenville through the Golden Strip and into Laurens County. There are four main entrances/sections of the trail in Fountain Inn. The Fountain Inn Activities Center and Fountain Inn Elementary share safe routes to the school section that connects the Activities Center with the back of the school and Fairview Street Park. Woodside Park has another section of walking trails located in the back of the park near the picnic shelter. A great place to access the new section of the trail is at Mt. Zion Baptist Church off HWY 418. This section has excellent parking, a shaded loop with a picnic shelter, and over a mile of a paved trail that follows a pond and creek. You can also access the trail from Hellams Street behind the new Greenville County School District Property. There is a parking lot located at this trailhead. This will be the future connection to connect Fountain Inn to Simpsonville.


Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn is a place to call home. Consistent and constant care, well-planned activities and warm and caring environments help the residents and families of Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn feel satisfied they’ve chosen Carlyle Senior Care as their new home away from home.

501 Gulliver Street Fountain Inn, SC (864) 862-2554


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Nuritional & dietary counseling 24/7 care Medication monitoring Home-like environment Personalized activities Rehabilitation services

Robby Bell Athletic Director, Fountain Inn High School

F I H S AT H L E T I C S : T H E B E G I N N I N G The beginning of Fountain Inn High School Athletic Program started this past fall with Football, Volleyball, Swim, Cross Country, Girls Tennis, and Girls Golf. Our swim teams produced the first individual state qualifiers with Jackson McConkey on the boys side and Maarijka Ashworth on the girls. Both of our Cross Country Teams qualified for state with the girls placing 7th overall in the team standings. Kalie Ashworth led the way with a twelfth place finish in the SCHSL AA State Meet claiming our schools first all-state honors. This Winter has seen a lot of success with our Boys and Girls Basketball teams as well as our young Fury Wrestling Team. The Boys team finished the regular season with perfect 17-0 mark and our girls finished 6-10. Both teams made up of just ninth graders regularly competed with JV teams that were made up of ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders. The wrestling team had its first state qualifiers for MS and JV led by brothers Jack Carnes, Caden Carnes, Evan Coons, and Mason Coons. Caden was the first ever state placer in the JV division taking 4th as a first year wrestler. All spring sports are starting now and we have a lot of kids out for Boys and Girls Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Boys golf, Boys Tennis and Track & Field. We are excited about the great work our coaches are doing with our young teams and we are confident that the training they are putting in early is going to lead to competitive programs in the future. We are looking forward to the community coming out and supporting our spring sports just like they did during the fall and winter seasons. Our Softball Team will have Fountain Inn Recreation Night April 14 and the Baseball team will have FI Rec Night April 15. We will see you at the park. GO FURY!



F O U N TA I N I N N P O L I C E D E PA R T M E N T The men and women of the Fountain Inn Police Department would like to welcome you to the City of Fountain Inn. Our department has 9 civilian and 26 sworn employees who strive daily to provide fair, impartial, and professional service to the community. The department is comprised of five divisions: Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Special Services, Communications, and Records. Each one of these specialized units play a vital role in assisting the citizens of Fountain Inn when police services are needed. In an effort to be transparent, all our officers are issued body cameras to be used during calls for service. In 2010, the department established a Citizens Review Committee to review all complaints made against employees, and the review of Use of Force incidents as well. This committee meets once per quarter and is made up of seven members from the Fountain Inn community. Our Special Services Division hosts numerous programs such as Senior Watch, Summer Camp, Citizens Police Academy, and Super Hero 5k. These programs are free to the community. The mission of the Fountain Inn Police Department and its employees is: • • • • •

We strive for no less than excellence in all we do. For every person, protection and service For every circumstance, fairness, respect, and understanding For every accomplishment, gratitude and opportunity For every endeavor, teamwork, and professionalism

For every day, integrity, efficiency, and the Golden Rule (akm - 1996)

F O U N TA I N I N N F I R E D E PA R T M E N T After much research the Fountain Inn Fire Department can trace it roots back to 1911. Fast forward to 2021 and we have grown tremendously. Currently our department consist of 23 full-time members and 5 part-time members. Our mission is to provide the highest level of public safety services to our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention and public safety. Our members not only protect our fire district but they also participate in teams that provide assistance in the county and state such as Greenville County Emergency Response Team and South Carolina Taskforce 1. By doing this we are able to receive additional specialty training to better protect you. Our next big project is to become a Fire Safe SC Community. This is a designation given out by Fire Safe SC. Part of this project requires our department to accomplish 14 goals. There are many ways you can help with this. Follow Fountain Inn Fire Department on social media and the biggest way is to become a partner with our department to help promote fire safety information. This can be done in many ways. For questions on how you can help you can send an email to Russell.alexander@fountaininn.org for information.

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Legendary Blues and R&B artist Mac Arnold is back to host his 16th Annual Cornbread and Collard Greens Blues Festival! This event will also have a Jeep Jam on Main Street and excellent local vendors at the Spring Market!


Join us on April 23rd, 2022, from 12 pm - 6 pm at Commerce Park (110 Depot Street, Fountain Inn) for the best music, food, and family fun in the South.

The Fountain Inn Farmers Market is home to the freshest, locally sourced, and sustainable vendors in South Carolina. Home to 40 of the best local vendors in the area, our market welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year!

Our 2022 Farmers Market season will be every Saturday in June -August from 8 am - 12 pm at 110 Depot Street, Fountain Inn.

Downtown Fountain Inn is the best place to be on a Friday night! This year’s Growler Haus Sounds of Summer music series will be home to the best local musicians in South Carolina.

Join us every Friday night from 6-9 pm at Commerce Park (110 Depot Street)!

Fireworks, Food Trucks, and Cravin’ Melon. There is no better way to celebrate than right here in Fountain Inn!

Join us on Main Street July 2nd from 6 - 9 pm!

Lantern-lit streets, horse-drawn carriages, and Santa will welcome you to the Upstate’s finest Christmas celebration. The soft glow of thousands of twinkling lights and live Christmas instrumentals turn our historic downtown into the most enchanting place to spend the holidays.

December 3rd, starting at 7 pm, our Annual Christmas tree lighting will light the entire sky with twinkling lights and fireworks! December 9th - 17th from 5 - 9:30 pm, horse-drawn carriages will tour the lantern-lit streets of Historic Downtown Fountain Inn.

The City of Fountain Inn is passionate about supporting our local businesses, and the Merry Market is the perfect opportunity to shop small for your gifts. Join us for the best local vendors, live music, and delicious food trucks at Commerce Park.

Join us on December 10th and 17th from 5- 9:30 pm at Commerce Park (110 Depot St).

Be sure to shop closest to the farm!



Region: Upstate, Piedmont Counties: Greenville,Laurens Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time


Average monthly temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit: JANUARY
























Annual average high temperature: 78 Annual average minimum temperature: 53 Annual average precipitation: 59.77 Inches

POPULATION 2020 ESTIMATE City of Fountain Inn: 11,295 Greenville County: 532,463 Laurens County: 68,096


Fountain Inn Public Works Department 864.409.3334 w w w. f o u n t a i n i n n . o r g / 1 9 7 / P u b lic-Works

CABLE & TELEPHONE Charter Spectrum 1.855.243.8892 www.spectrum.com


Fountain Inn Natural Gas Co. 864.862.0042 www.fountaininngas.org


Greenville Water System 864.241.6000 www.greenvillewater.com Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission 864.682.3250 / 800.358.3445 www.lcwsc.com

AT&T 1.855.923.2198 www.att.com


Duke Energy Residential - 800.777.9898 Commercial – 800.653.5307 www.duke-energy.com Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. 800.942.3141 www.laurenselectric.com


Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) 864.299.0260 www.rewaonline.org


Fountain Inn Post Office 290 McCarter Road 864.862.3383

Commercial/Industrial Electrical Service Provider

Fountain Inn: $62,904 Greenville County: $61,183 Laurens County: $41,578


Type of county government: Council/Administrator Number of county council members: 12 Length of terms: 4 years Type of city government: Council/Administrator Number of city council members: 7 Length of Terms: 4 years – terms are staggered every two years


• Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce • Rotary Club of Fountain Inn • American Legion Auxillary • Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountain to Midlands

Concept to Commissioning

IPCO combines old fashioned hard work with innovative and efficient processes. We are committed to building safely, while ensuring our clients receive project delivery that surpasses expectations. Our team is willing and ready to partner with you and your project.

www.IPCOSC.com 103 Case Street, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9600



SHOPPING AND DINING Our residents enjoy the small town charm with an outdoor dining area in the heart of downtown, swing by the fountain to sit and enjoy the company of others, and a splash pad for the children to play and cool off during the summer months. Our Main Street is an area that will make you want to get out of your car and explore!

SHOPPING B.W.Burdette & Son Hardware, local, family owned, hometown hardware store which “provides a wide variety of offerings in plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden, and general hardware departments.” Black Tulip, “represents the very best in living well. Always gracious and never pretentious, we keep customers in the finest design, fashion, decorating and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance.” I Declare! stocks personalized gifts, home accessories, and jewelry. They also rent out their Parlor in the back for special small events. The best part of this shop are the owners! They always make you feel welcomed. Inn the Attic Ltd. Co. Painted furniture and cool salvage finds in Fountain Inn, SC. Inn Season with over 16 years of experience they offer amazing floral arrangements, interior design, home décor, and gardening and planting services. Kimbrell’s Come to Kimbrell’s for all of your furniture needs. Great prices and in stock merchandise.

E AT I N G , D R I N K I N G , & F U N Bobby’s Wood-Smoked BBQ “meats are 100% wood smoked using smokers made out of 1000-gallon propane tanks…no gas or electricity is used to assist in our meat cooking methods which creates a unique (and if we must say it – AMAZING!) flavor profile.” Bucky’s Bar-B-Q, local and family owned they serve pork, ribs, and chicken hot out of the pit and is known for wood-smoked flavor. Cakes to Dye For specializes “in custom cake design for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions.” You will find a variety of cupcake flavors as well as other sweet treats in their shop! Carolina Growers Group, also known as “CGG Meats,” is committed to “the old time neighborhood butcher shop experience” with a full-line of delicious meats, custom butchering, deli meats and cheeses, sandwiches and much more. The Clock Drive-In family owned and serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade chili, and breakfasts on Main Street since 1981. Cucina 100 allows patrons to taste the best Italian fare this side of Europe. El Patron Mexican Restaurant offers fun, casual Mexican dining, a sports bar and karaoke nights. Frank’s House of Pizza, “a name you can trust to be delicious! Our special ingredients have made taste buds salivate for generations past, and generations to come!” Georgia Street Café has traditional Southern fare for breakfast and lunch, including a super-hash-brown meal it calls “Trash Browns”.

Lilies on Main, family owned and operated they “are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts”.

Gio’s Pastry Shop, Caffe, and Italian Market are a “mom and pop shop specializing in handmade and imported Italian American cookies, pastries, and retail items.”

The Outlet & Boutique provides the best in beauty, cosmetic, and personal care.

Growler Haus is the city’s first craft-beer store, with more than 30 brands on tap. Each night of the week is a different event, they keep things fun!

The Sock Ministry is known for “providing finishing touches for the welldressed gentleman. Finding, enhancing, perfecting each man’s personal style.”

Orion’s Bar and Grill, known for its “happy hour,” boasts that it provides “out of this world food and a stellar atmosphere.”

Swanky Steer is a locally owned boutique combining southern grace with southwest grit. Come shop our store that’s full of fashion, gifts, and fun.

Steam Coffee & Cream “loves serving the area gourmet, hand-crafted coffee drinks, scrumptious sandwiches, and ice cream delights!”

S.C. Wholesale Mattress and Furniture, family owned and operated with savings “$100’s over retail companies.”

Sweet Catherine’s is “A Sassy Southern Café!”. This is the place you want to be if you are looking for a quick lunch in a quaint environment. Tacos & Bla, Bla, Bla offers a “fresh, fast, and delicious take to Mexican food with traditional flavors and lots of love for what we do!” Tony’s Pizza and Subs where their “goal is to make the best darn pizza you ever had….With fresh, wholesome ingredients and lots of TLC.”

100 S. Main St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-601-9606

Voodoo Brewing bringing its award-winning beer and an eclectic food menu to the Upstate. Specializing in west coast and New England IPAs, European-style lagers, and Belgian and American ales, the brewery also offers a wide range of ever-changing seasonal beers, sours and seltzers.

Happy Hour Everyday 4pm-7pm

cucina100@gmail.com • www.cucina100.com


Wingnutz is “a fun family-friendly environment with pool tables, golf and putt putt games, 16 TVs and an outside seating area. Great wings, friendly staff and great drink prices.” The Yard Bar is “a cool place to hang out with friends, play pool and hear live music”



N I R V A N A C U LT U R A L C E N T E R I S T H E P E R F E C T D E S T I N AT I O N F O R Y O U R N E X T E V E N T. Sunrise Auto Repair offers comprehensive automotive maintenance and repair services. Our highly-trained, ASE Master Certified staff collectively has over 50 years of expertise in the automotive industry.

1215 N. Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644

(864) 228-0576 www.SunriseAutoRepair.com

Corporate Events | Weddings | Anniversaries Baby + Bridal Showers | Birthdays Sweet Sixteens | Quinceañeras | Graduations 30 Howard Creek Drive • Fountain Inn, SC 29644 NirvanaCulturalCenter.com • 864-862-6784 • director@nirvanaculturalcenter.com


Our 55+ Senior Adult Program in Fountain Inn has been a life saver for so many of our seniors. Our primary focus is physical/mental health and wellness. Whether it is walking and talking in the gym, daily Senior-size classes, YOGA, Tai’ Chi Chih, BINGO, or just plain ole fellowship with one another. Seniors who have been walking through our doors for years have contributed coming the Fountain Inn Activities Center has kept them physically and mentally healthy as they are today.



W H AT I S VA L U E ? Richard Matthews, CPRC®, CLTC® Matthews Wealth Management

In our current economy, this is the biggest question for institutions, businesses, clients, and communities. Maybe it hasn’t exactly been phrased that way, but in post-lockdown society, we wrestle with the concept in numerous ways. What’s a sheet of plywood worth? How about new cars (if you could find one?) Used cars? Gasoline? Computer graphics card? Commercial rent for your business? A job? A house? Minimum wage? Child tax credit? How about just a dollar? To answer this question, we need to be VERY specific about defining value. To be unquestionably clear, value is not price. Value is the usefulness of something in fulling a need or desire. Each human has their own subjective priorities. Goods and services satisfy these priorities. How important was it to buy a car last year? Well, if your old one was broken or needed extensive repair, in today’s age, a car is almost essential. (There’s another word worth defining for another time…) If your car was getting the job done, a new one moves down the list of needs and desires. So, what is price? Price is the seller’s best current estimate of the priority of the good or service for the buyers’ market in relation to the seller’s priorities of needs and desires. If I produce 200 gallons of milk for sale and need hay for my cows to continue to produce, I can price my milk in terms of my need for bales. To simplify, most people measure price in dollars, as that’s the quickest, simplest medium of exchange in a specialized division of labor economy like ours. However, dollars are an intermediate step of the value of what our labor produces as income or savings. If the value of the dollar changes, so does the price, regardless of how much we produce (supply) or our priorities of goods and services (demand.) In a perfectly efficient market, income and asset prices would increase at the same rate as the goods and services prices. Unfortunately, we have entities who affect the markets to become inefficient through money creation, taxation, and ever-changing regulation. That would be the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and US Congress. 1. Inflation As new money is added into the supply of all other money, we dilute the scarcity and value of all money in circulation. The most insidious part is that those that receive these dollars first have a tremendous advantage over those that are at the other end. Banks and large corporations receive this new money first. Government intervention has added the unemployed


to this list, leaving the workers and savers as the last to receive this devalued money under current American policy. According to the Federal Reserve’s M2SL, we had $15.4 trillion in circulation pre-lockdown, and we’re at $21.6 trillion now, that’s 40% inflation of the money supply. Did our population increase by 40%? No, it was 0.3%, according to census.gov. Did our production of goods and services increase by 40%? No, it shrunk by 2.3%, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is perfectly logical to expect tremendous increases in our consumer prices in direct relation to the devaluation of the dollar. You may want to make a mental note to ignore every “expert” who used the word ‘transitory’ last year. Unfortunately, the pricing of labor can’t and won’t keep up, for the identical reason. Middleman intervention and corruption of an efficient market. Unemployment benefits, tax credits, stimulus, Bitcoin/meme/tech stock “profits,” vaccine and mask mandates, state lockdowns, non-essential business closures, green regulation, etc. have been keeping the potentially productive on the sidelines. The labor supply has dried up, and therefore so has the supply of goods and services. Unfortunately, it’s likely more government intervention of price controls and taxation is on the way. When will we learn you can’t plan people’s priorities? 2.New Neighbors Back to the concept of value, how about the value of a house last year? If you already had a house, no big deal, right? Well, what if your house was in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Kenosha, Portland? Even if people support the ideology of interventionism, they know enough to run away from the consequences. What does that lead to? A national averaging of our cost of living. A 2,500 square foot house in the suburbs of Chicago sells for $750k, so they move to Fountain Inn, SC to buy a 3,000 square foot house for $450k and pick up two small rental properties on the side. There goes the supply of local housing, pricing out local workers from the housing market. Thank the influx of refugees from areas of inept leadership. Let’s hope these new residents identify the cause of their migration and defeat the definition of insanity when it comes to electing leadership and prioritizing values. 3.American Values That takes me to the final concept of value:

moral principles and beliefs. Again, this is subjective to the individual, family, community, etc. Ten commandments, minimal taxes, rugged individualism, property rights, love your neighbor, live and let live, are just a few that come to mind. The thing that united the States for over 200 years was our collective moral principles and beliefs. Since there’s a line in the sand drawn by a growing national collectivist ideology, local unity is now the key to our pursuit of happiness. Matthew Wealth Management understands that these are challenging and complicated times. We also know that there is nearly uniform correlation between your shared values and your financial success, and that is why for over 15 years, people have trusted us with their own values which has led to their financial success. Matthews Wealth Management understands that your values are important to you which makes them important to us. We go one step further: we offer you value. The team at Matthew Wealth Management works with each one of our clients in customized ways to ensure their values grow deeper, and their influence lasts for generations to come. We understand that the recent loss of value of our labor and savings mixed with the changes we are experiencing as a nation and in our local communities, that it is more important than ever before to ensure your values are in line with your priorities of your needs, desires, along with continual personal and generational development. Control what you can control: protect the values of your household and work with someone who values those priorities and strives to see you and your future generations thrive. Matthews Wealth Management (“MWM”) is a registered investment advisor. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where MWM and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. All information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy is not guaranteed. There is no representation or warranty as to the current accuracy, reliability or completeness of, nor liability for, decisions based on such information, and it should not be relied on as such. The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice and it should not be relied on as such. It should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security. It does not take into account any investor’s particular investment objectives, strategies, tax status or investment horizon. You should consult your attorney or tax advisor. The views expressed in this commentary are subject to change based on market and other conditions. These documents may contain certain statements that may be deemed forward‐ looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. Any projections, market outlooks, or estimates are based upon certain assumptions and should not be construed as indicative of actual events that will occur.


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Fountain Inn Parks and Recreation Department’s mission statement is to create community through People, Parks, and Programs. Youth Sports remain an important part of the City’s recreation offerings featuring Spring & Fall Baseball/Softball, Flag and Tackle Football, Spring & Summer Volleyball, and Winter Basketball are offered throughout the year. The popularity of youth sports In Fountain Inn has resulted in expanded programs, as well as an Adult Co-Ed Softball league, that averages 12-15 teams each summer. In March 2020, the City opened a multi-million sports venue, (formerly known as Woodside Park) the Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex; featuring three baseball/softball fields, playground equipment highlighting Berliner playground ropes course with slide and rubber surfacing, a Miracle League field, a multi-purpose field, press box, restrooms and concessions area. In the summer of 2021, we are hopeful to open the City’s first ever Miracle League Baseball program. The Miracle League’s motto is “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball. “The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries.” – Miracle League The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors several community events throughout the year: the annual Soap Box Derby Race held on Aunt Het, a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run + 5K Rudolph Run in December, Pied-


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mont Skills/Thrive Upstate Prom, punt/pass/kick event, and a Christmas Party with Santa, City and Community Veterans Day ceremony. The department manages nearly 50 acres of public parks, exceeding the national average for towns of this size. Eight parks offer residents a place to play, relax, and exercise. Of those (8) are Georgia Street Park, Country Chase Fitness Park, Country Gardens Greenway, Fairview Street Park, Sanctified Hill Park, PD Terry City Park, Emanuel Sullivan Sports Complex, and the Activities Center. The Activities Center provides a multi-purpose facility for people of all ages, with a full-court gymnasium, fitness center and meeting space. Senior Activities are offered Monday – Friday 7am – 12pm and are free of charge to those aged 55 and over. Senior Adult programming includes: exercise classes, walking, health screenings and educational workshops, crafts and special interest groups. It is also one of several venues in the City that offers rental spaces. Call us at 864-862-4675 for all of your rental needs. As Fountain Inn continues to grow, the Parks and Recreation Department will continue to look forward to meeting the needs and goals of the community through expanding and upgrading various facilities over the next couple of years. All of us at the Fountain Inn Recreation Department want you to know that we are “here to love, here to serve”. God Bless! Fountain Inn Activity Center 610 Fairview St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4675


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Carole S. Cooley, CPA 106 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4959

Clinton Presbyterian Community 801 Musgrove Street Clinton, SC 29325 (864) 833-5190 www.prescommunities.org

GreerWalker LLP 15 S Main Street, Suite 800 Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 752-0085 www.greerwalker.com Saunders O’Dell CPA 210 E Trade Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-3467 www.saundersodellcpa.com ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONS The 308 Collective Serving the Upstate Area (864) 688-9844 www.the308collective.com mediaMark Creative Serving the Upstate Area (864) 423-8074 www.mediaMarkCreative.com ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILDING Great Southern Homes, Inc 202 Barred Owl Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (803) 699-4734 www.greatsouthernhomes.com Kent Gault Mobile Home Sales 705 N Main Street Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 288-5623 www.kentgault.com

Quillen Manor 709 Quillen Manor Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-1441 www.QuillenManorLiving.com ATTORNEYS Anderson Law Firm 302 N Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 228-7808 www.sclegacylaw.com Rodney Brown, PA 210 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2528 Venus Poe, PA 105 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 477-4012 www.venuspoe.com Betsy Tanner Law 107 South Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 351-2433 www.betsytannerlaw.com AUTOMOTIVE Garrett’s Golf Carts 604 Northwoods Drive, Suite D Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-7709 www.gowithgarretts.com Shelly’s Automotive LLC 200 South Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 724-2006 www.shellysautorepair.com


Sunrise Auto Repair 1215A N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 228-0576 www.sunriseautoservices.com BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Founders Federal Credit Union Clinton 1307 West Main Street Laurens, SC 29360 800-845-1614 www.foundersfcu.com GrandSouth Bank 325 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-8833 www.grandsouth.com Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union 350 Harrison Bridge Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 467-4160 www.greenvilleheritage.com Secured Advantage Federal Credit Union 116 NE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-1401 www.securedadvantagefcu.com United Community Bank 300 N Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4411 www.ucbi.com/locations/fountain-innnorth-weston-st/ CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Greenville Chamber of Commerce 550 S Main Street, Suite 550 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 485-5262 www.greenvillechamber.org


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 291 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325 (864) 833-2716 www.laurenscounty.org/cc Mauldin Chamber of Commerce 101 E Butler Road Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 297-1323 www.mauldinchamber.org Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce 105A W Curtis Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-3781 www.simpsonvillechamber.com South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1057 Taylors, SC 29687 (864) 643-7261 www.schcc.org CHILDCARE Excel Academy 50 Railroad Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9900 www.facebook.com/Excel-Academy-LLC-a-child-development-center-2862380310469234/ Fountain Inn Kid Enrichment Center 601 Fairview Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 641-3453 www.fikecenter.com His Daycare LLC 615 Fairview Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 201-4381 www.hisdaycarellc.com Spike’s After School 510 Georgia Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-5050 www.spikesafterschool.com

CHURCHES Bethlehem Baptist Church 4 Harrison Bridge Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-3527 www.bbc1867.org Capstone Church 601 Fairview Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3993 www.capstonechurch.net Fountain Inn First Baptist Church 206 N Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3350 www.fifbc.org Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church 307 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3341 www.FountainInnPres.org Fountain Inn Wesleyan Church 205 Woodside Avenue Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-5517 www.FountainInnWesleyan.org Green Pond United Methodist Church 168 Stoddard Mill Road Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 862-2668 https://www.greenpondumc.org/ HOPE Church - Simpsonville Campus 806 SE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 579-7797 www.hopesc.org Messiah Lutheran Church 1100 Log Shoals Road Mauldin, SC 29622 (864) 963-4549 www.messiahmauldin.org Mt. Zion Baptist Church 103 Mount Zion Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2540 www.mtzion1888.org


Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn 417 South Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 423-4265 www.pffi.net Trinity United Methodist Church 403 S Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4561 www.fitumc.org CLEANING SERVICES Foothills Exterior Cleaning Services 43 Carolina Way Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 871-5453 www.foothillsexterior.com Independence Pressure Washing LLC Serving the Upstate Area (864) 553-1968 www.washingtheupstate.com CLOTHING/SHOES The Sock Ministry 115 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 884-0030 www.thesockministry.com Swanky Steer 119 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (874) 409-2034 www.theswankysteer.wixsite.com/ swankysteer COACHING FocalPoint Performance Business Coaching - Mike Ungar 213 Iron Bridge Way Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 423-3413 www.michaelungar.focalpointcoaching.com


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Alzheimer’s Association sponsored by Quillen Manor 123 W Antrim Drive Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 250-0029 www.alz.org/sc/about_us/alzheimer-s-in-south-carolina Building The Inn of SC PO Box 731 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 275-8755 www.facebook.com/BTIofSC/?business_id=10156242063180611 Carolina RIDES+ Serving the Fountain Inn Area (864) 642-4399 www.carolinaridesplus.com Center for Community Services 1102 Howard Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 688-2215 www.centercs.com/home Chapman Foundation 22 Howard Creek Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-6282 www.chapmanfoundation.com Children of God’s Kingdom Serving the Fountain Inn Area (864) 230-0634 www.childrenofgodkingdom.com Fostering Great Ideas Serving the Upstate of South Carolina (864) 607-0826 www.fgi4kids.org Generations Group Home, Inc (864) 243-5557 www.GenerationsGroup.com Girl Scouts Troop 2486 Servicing the Fountain Inn & Gray Court Area (864) 238-5440 www.facebook.com/Troop2486


Greenville Area Development Corporation 233 N Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 235-2008 www.GoGADS.com Greenville County Human Relations 301 University Ridge, Suite 1600 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 467-7095 www.greenvillecounty.org/humanrelations/ Greenville County Library - Ft Inn 311 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 242-5000 www.greenvillelibrary.org/locations/ fountain-inn Jr Rams Youth Football Serving the Fountain Inn Area (864) 325-9619 www.facebook.com/footballjrrams Love More Community Outreach 116 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 525-0832 Rize Prevention sponsored by Cris Ortiz State Farm Serving the Upstate Area (864) 406-9446 www.rizeprevention.org Rotary Club of Fountain Inn 307 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 www.facebook.com/Rotary-Clubof-Fountain-Inn-South-CarolinaSince-1937-255634291141887/ SC Arts Alliance PO Box 865 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 314-0712 www.scartsalliance.net SC Commission for Minority Affairs 293 Greystone Boulevard Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 333-9621 www.cma.sc.gov/community-wide-divisions/small-and-minority-business-division

SWITCH sponsored by PECULIAR PO Box 5394 Greenville, SC 29606 (864) 350-0281 www.SWITCHSC.org The MB6 Foundation 222 Drury Lane Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 808-0035 www.themb6foundation.org The Miriam Foundation PO Box 8244 Greenville, SC 29604 (864) 230-2767 www.miriamsc.org The Period Project 413 Wilton Street Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 630-9617 www.periodproject.org United Way 105 Edinburgh Court Greenville, SC 29605 (864) 467-3333 www.unitedwaygc.org COMPUTER SERVICE/SALES TSAChoice 25 Woods Lake Road, Suite 207 Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 546-6702 www.tsachoice.com CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AJ Bright Construction, LLC PO Box 26027 Greenville, SC 29616 (864) 469-3529 www.ajbright.com A M Hood Construction, LLC 404 A Wall Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 483-8081 Garrett & Garrett (864) 862-3501


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y Roper Brothers, Inc. 201 Trade Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 386-3826 www.roperbrothers.net CONSULTANTS Cooper Planning Group, Inc 412 Woodland Oaks Court Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 962-3039 www.cooperplanninggroup.com MESH Community Solutions PO Box 13 Pelzer, SC 29669 (864) 841-8636 www.meshcommunitysolutions.com/ CONTRACTORS All American Asphalt Specialists, LLC Serving Upstate SC Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 923-1695 https://www.allamericanasphaltspecialistsllc.com General Equipment & Supply 3423 Fork Shoals Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 757-5244 www.gequip.com Industrial Power Company 103 Case Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9600 www.ipcosc.com

COUNSELING Fields Bright Therapy & Consultation LLC 535 W Butler Road Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 581-2619 www.fields-bright.com DANCE Let’s Dance 103 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 296-0895 www.letsdancesc.com DENTAL Calcutt Family Dentistry 284 McCarter Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2966 www.calcuttfamilydentistry.com Fountain Inn Dental, LLC 1125 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9899 www.fountaininndental.com Marshall Orthodontics 551 Harrison Bridge Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 336-2965 www.marshall-orthodontics.com EDUCATION

Lancaster Services (864) 303-3081

Bryson Elementary 703 Bryson Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/brysone/

M&M Scrap Metal Inc 12805 Highway 101 Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 876-1031

Bryson Middle 3657 South Industrial Drive Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/brysonm/

Warren Associates, Inc (864) 862-3847

Fountain Inn Elementary 608 Fairview Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/ftinn/

CONVENIENCE Malwa Convenience Stores, LLC aka Handee Mart 909 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4267

Fountain Inn High 644 Quillen Avenue Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/fihs/


Hillcrest High 665 South Industrial Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/hillcrest/ Rudolph Gordon Elementary 1507 Scuffletown Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gordon/ Rudolph Gordon Middle 1507 Scuffletown Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gordon/ ELECTED OFFICIALS Congressman Jeff Duncan 30 West Beltline Boulevard Anderson, SC 29625 (864) 224-7401 https://jeffduncan.house.gov/ Butch Kirven 7 Ralph Hendricks Drive Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 228-9300 https://butchkirven.com/ Senator Danny Verdin PO Box 272 Laurens, SC 29360 (803) 212-6250 www.dannyverdin.org SC House of Representatives Garry Smith 210 Foxhound Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 963-0337 www.garrysmith.org SC House of Representatives Mark Willis 201 Quillen Avenue Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 230-0135 Senator Lindsey Graham 130 South Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 250-1417 www.Lgraham.Senate.gov


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y ENTERTAINMENT 5 Star Bounce 2607 Woodruff Road Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 900-4219 www.5starbounce.com EVENT VENUE Ole Blue Truck Farm, LLC 874 Dogwood Road Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 884-4145 www.olebluetruckfarmvenue.com Nirvana Cultural Center 30 Howard Creek Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-6784 www.nirvanaculturalcenter.com/

FOOD & BEVERAGE / CATERING Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning 1301 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2379 www.eatbobbys.com Carolina Growers Group 202 S Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2323 Spears Acres, LLC Proudly Serving the Upstate Area (803) 979-3424 https://www.spearsacres.com FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

Village Play 4 Howard Creek Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2320 www.villageplaysc.com

Cannon/Byrd Funeral Home 1150 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4298 www.Cannonbyrd.com


Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Service 1218 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 967-2424 www.fletcherfuneralservice.com

Matthews Wealth Management 400 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 527-5982 www.matthewswm.com Paul Valentine - Edward Jones Financial Advisors 340 Rocky Slope Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 987-5009 https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en/ financial-advisor/paul-valentine FLORISTS Inn Season 125 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2424 www.innseasondesign.com Penny Posies Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 979-6345 www.facebook.com/pennyposies/ 26

GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS D & T Kreations Proudly Serving Fountain Inn Primary Phone: (864) 420-4979 Website: http://dtkreations.com GOVERNMENT City of Fountain Inn 200 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4421 www.fountaininn.org Town of Gray Court 329 W Main Street Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 876-2581 www.townofgraycourt.sc.gov

United States Postal Service 290 McCarter Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3383 www.usps.com HARDWARE B.W. Burdette & Son Hardware 124 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1411 www.burdetteandsonhardware.com/ Blades Outdoor Equipment, LLC 220 N Nelson Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3525 www.BladesOutdoorEquipment.com HOME FURNISHINGS Inn the Attic Ltd Co 104 S. Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 www.instagram.com/inntheattic Kimbrell’s 129 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1082 www.kimbrells.com North American Flags & Flagpoles, LLC 1624 Woodruff Road Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 288-1418 www.NorthAmericanFlags.com SC Wholesale Mattress & Furniture 110 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4608 www.wesleepgreat.com HOME SERVICES Mosquito Authority 107 Port Royal Drive Ninety Six, SC 29666 (800) 709-1190 www.bugsbite.com Plumbing in Pink Serving The Upstate (864) 735-7014 www.plumbinginpink.com


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y HOSPITALS & CLINICS Pelham Medical Center 250 Westmoreland Road Greer, SC 29651 (864) 530-6000 www.pelhammedicalcenter.com Prisma Health 729 SE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 454-6151 www.prismahealth.org HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES Management in Motion 403 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 525-7008 www.managementinmotion.us INSURANCE A.D. Hawkins Advisors & Insurance Services Serving the Upstate Area (864) 313-6184 www.ADHawkinsEnterprises.com Abercrombie Insurance Agency 212 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2548 www.theabercrombieagency.com Anthony Bennon - State Farm 301 Fairview Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-7373 www.anthonybennon.com Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina 1000 Executive Center Drive Greenville, SC 29615 (800) 922-1185 www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com Correll Insurance 307 River Otter Road Simpsonville, SC 29608 (864) 707-3538 www.correllinsurance.com

Cristina Ortiz State Farm 118 W Butler Road Mauldin, SC 29662 (864) 288-1597 https://myagentcristina.com/ Main Street Insurance 102 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9670 www.agencythatcares.com Oak Insurance Services, LLC 218 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 518-1510 www.oakinsuranceservices.com Spears & Houston Insurance Group 674 Fairview Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 228-0754 www.spearsinsurancegroup.com Western & Southern Life 330 Pelham Road Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 546-5588 https://www.westernsouthern.com/ wslife/financial-representatives/brucep-groberg-564008 Wickliffe Insurance Services, Inc 406 SE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-4755 www.wickliffeinsurance.com LANDSCAPING Bloomers Nursery of Fountain Inn 15 Howard Creek Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-9650 www.bloomersfi.com Envirocare Landscape Management 614 N Woods Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 304-3522 www.envirocarelandscape.com

MAIL SERVICES/SHIPPING Upstate Trucking, Inc 500 Georgia Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1343 www.upstatetrucking.com Ameri-Pak 477 S Woods Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-8696 www.ameripak.net MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION Astro Emulsions 557 S Woods Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2731 www.astroamericanchemical.com AVX Corporation One AVX Boulevard Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 967-2150 www.AVX.com Bosch Rexroth Corporation 8 Southchase Court Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 967-2777 www.BoschRexroth-US.com D&W Fine Pack, LLC 1372 N Old Laurens Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4004 www.dwfinepack.com EuroKera North America 140 Southchase Boulvard Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 963-8082 www.EuroKera.com Fibertex Nonwovens 100 ISO Parkway Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 876-6645 www.fibertex.com Fitesa 840 SE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 967-5605 www.fitesa.com



2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y Harvey & Associates, Inc 306 Hughes Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2379 www.harveyandassociates.com Hicks Mechanical Services 2098 Trail Road Belton, SC 29627 (864) 940-0062 IPS Packaging 10 Jack Casey Court Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1500 www.ipack.com JW Machine & Fab 819 Hillside Church Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 921-0201 https://jw-machine-fab-llc.business. site LSC SC LLC 302 Hughes Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-9330 www.palmettocompressors.com McGill Airflow, LLC 300 Dale Drive Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 241-1540 www.mcgillairflow.com Pierburg US, LLC 5 Southchase Court Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 688-1411 www.rheinmetall-automotive.com Stueken, LLC 137 Southchase Boulevard Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-0612 https://stueken.de/en/ Teknor Apex Carolina Co 1092 Old N Laurens Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-6444 www.teknorapex.com


ZF Transmissions 2846 North Old Laurens Road Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 601-2500 https://www.zf.com/mobile/en/homepage/homepage.html



Mill Town Players 214 Lebby Street Pelzer, SC 29669 (864) 947-8000 www.milltownplayers.org

I Heart Media 101 N Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 271-5185 www.iHeartMedia.com

The Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-1050 www.yountscenter.org

PECULIAR 116 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 505-8485 www.peculiar.com


MEDICAL, DENTAL & NUR SING CARE Carlyle Senior Care of Fountain Inn 501 Gulliver Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2554 Health Related Home Care 520 Epting Ave Greenwood, SC 29646 (864) 366-9151 www.healthrelatedhomecare.com MUSEUMS & ART GALLERIES

Mosquito Hunters of Simpsonville Serving the Golden Strip (864) 551-0817 www.mosquitohunters.com/simpsonville-sc/ PHARMACY Best RX Pharmacy 1103 N Main Street, Suite E Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 210-1811 www.bestrxpharmacy.org Howard’s Pharmacy 106 S Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 408-9680 www.howardspharmacyrx.com/

Cherry Lane Art 207 Cherry Lane Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 325-2037 www.cherrylaneart.com


Fountain Inn Museum 102 Depot Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-2586 www.fountaininnmuseum.org/


Revolutionary War Museum (864) 263-3074 https://revwarmuseum.weebly.com

The Original Relocation Guide (864) 483-5111 www.relocationguide.biz

Express Press 501B Richardson Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 757-9652 www.epgvl.com Minuteman Press Serving the Upstate Area (864) 233-6029 www.GSC.MinutemanPress.com


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y Tickle Mites, LLC Serving the Fountain Inn Area (864) 478-8973 www.ticklemitesfranchise.com PROPERTY LEASING & MANAGEMENT Brown Property Management, LLC (864) 616-3098 www.DonnaBrownProperties.com Fox Creek Mobile Home Park 491 Chapman Road Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-1200 N.V. Inc (864) 608-4933 Sundance Property Management, Inc (513) 489-3363 www.sundancemanagement.com REAL ESTATE SERVICES Banks & Poole Real Estate 400 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2184 https://banksandpoole.com/ Kate Anderson - Nest Realty 102 W Stone Avenue Greenville, SC 29609 (864) 363-3634 https://www.nestrealty.com/greenville/agents/kate_anderson.html Reliance Realty Advisors, LLC 204 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 232-0019 www.reliance-advisors.com RE/MAX Moves 108 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 520-1002 www.greenvillemoves.com Stacy Jacobs - Blackstream International / Christie’s International Real Estate Selling across the Upstate (864) 395-1643 www.stacysellsgreenville.com

Taillefer Commercial Group KW Greenville Central 1030 East Butler Road Greenville, SC 29607 (203) 257-3931

Steam Coffee and Cream 113 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 915-8999 www.Steamcoffeecream.com

The Coffey House Group 3539 Pelham Road Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 354-2323

The Chill Factory 109 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 409-2013 www.facebook.com/thechillfactory109/05

The Parker Group 147 Welborn Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 640-7310 www.parkergroupservices.com Younts Properties (864) 962-8958 www.yountsproperties.com RESTAURANTS & SPECIALTY DINING Bucky’s Bar-B-Q 103 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 329-0054 www.buckysbbq.com Chef 21 Sushi Burger 699 Fairview Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 899-2198 www.chef21.net Chick-fil-A Simpsonville 659 Fairview Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 962-5157 www.chick-fil-a.com/locations/sc/ simpsonville Cucina 100 1 00 S Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-9606 www.cucina100.com El Patron 107 N Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3444 www.elpatronmexicano.com Growler Haus - Ft Inn 101 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 398-6299 www.growlerhaus.com FOUNTAININNCHAMBER.ORG

Voodoo Brew Pub Fountain Inn 203 South Main Street, Suite B Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (914) 489-4051 WingNutz 201 Trade Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 408-9635 https://wingnutzgrillandbar.com/ SECURITY SERVICES Priority One Security 18 Interchange Boulevard Greenville, SC 29644 (864) 419-2157 www.priority1security.com ProTec Security Systems PO Box 700 Laurens, SC 29644 (800) 942-3141 www.laurenselectric.com STORAGE Fountain Inn Warehouse & Transfer 406 Georgia Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-3538 Individual Storage Co PO Box 1525 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4144 Out O Space Storage 409 Highway 418 Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 601-0640 www.fistorage.com


2 0 2 2 F O U N TA I N I N N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E B U S I N E S S D I R E C T O R Y Steel Moving, LLC 12805 Highway 101 S Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 876-1031 UTILITIES Duke Energy 425 Fairforest Way Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 777-9898 www.Duke-Energy.com Fountain Inn Natural Gas System 100 S Weston Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-0042 https://fountaininngas.org Laurens Electric Cooperative 2254 Highway 14 Laurens, SC 29360 (864) 682-3141 www.laurenselectric.com


Renewable Water Resources (Re-Wa) 561 Mauldin Road Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 299-4000 www.rewaonline.org PETS Earthwise Pet 655 Fairview Road Simpsonville, SC 29680 (864) 757-1599 www.EarthWisePetSimpsonville.com

THANK YOU TO THESE CHAMBER SUPPORTERS Tim Caudle Chuck Ellisor Clyde & Eleanor Brooks Jennifer Mayni

VETERINARIANS Fountain Inn Animal Clinic 1126 N Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 (864) 862-4707 www.fiacpetvet.com


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