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Spartanburg Area

CHAMBER FOCUS Upcoming Chamber Events ConnectForLunch

Member Area Restaurants, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Power of Email Marketing & Social Media Marketing Made Simple Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce; Members - Free; Non-Members - $25

Business After Hours

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Virginia College of Spartanburg

Roundtable and Networking Forum Topic: Women Dealing With Women

CORE Health Center opens East Spartanburg Office

SC Women's Business Center Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. USC Upstate – The George; Cost $10

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Chamber joined CORE Health Center for a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate their new East Spartanburg office located at 945 East Main Street in Spartanburg. As one of the area's leading pain management clinics with offices in East Spartanburg and Thornblade, South Carolina, CORE Health Centers focus on non-surgical and non-narcotic pain care. They provide a plan of care by leveraging expertise in the areas of low back, knee, shoulder, and neck, and providing services that include all natural joint injections, complete diagnostic testing, rehabilitation therapy, DME's and nutritional support..Visit the CORE website at or call 864-5420780 to learn more about available services.

Annual Meeting

Presented by Denny's Monday, February 25, 2013 5:00 p.m. - Reception 6:30 p.m. - Dinner and Program Spartanburg Marriott

Greenville Road Warriors Spartanburg Night Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Spartanburg Healthcare Network

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - Noon Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

BMW Tier 1 Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference

April 11, 2013 Registration now open -

NxLevel for Entrepreneurs

Costco to host networking event Chamber member Costco Wholesale in Spartanburg, SC will be having a "Business Before Hours" networking event on Wednesday, February 20th from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. A country breakfast will be catered by The Junction and the event will include time for networking, door prizes, and the opportunity to shop and tour Costco. Brian Nash, Director of Business Development for Economic Futures Group (EFG) of the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, will be speaking on business development. Businesses interested in attending should contact Kim Adams at or Jessica Garrett at

Area Council Meetings Pacolet Area Council Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Pacolet Elementary School Middle Tyger Area Council Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Noon RD Anderson Training Center Foothills Area Council Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:30 p.m. Drake House - Landrum Woodruff Area Council Meeting Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 8:00 a.m. Woodruff City Hall

The Spartanburg Small Business Development Center, Upstate Workforce Investment Board, SCORE, and the Women’s Business Center have partnered with BizBuilderSC to announce an eightsession workshop open to entrepreneurs of existing businesses who want to expand their business and need the skills to make it grow. The program is being sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. BizBuilderSC is the statewide entrepreneur and small business training program that provides you with the framework and basic skills to develop and grow a small business. BizBuilderSC is the expansion of the successful FastTracSC program and is a direct result of increased demand for entrepreneur training across the state. Trained facilitators, who are entrepreneurs themselves, will take you through an interactive process to help you evaluate your business concept, set your financial goals, identify your marketing niche and needs, and build your business plan. With a track record of over 1,600 graduates in 36 South Carolina communities, the entrepreneur training leads the way in helping you succeed. The series of workshops will be held at the Upstate Workforce Investment Board in Spartanburg, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on Mondays, March 4, 2013 through April 29, 2013. To register for the classes, go to the BizBuilderSC website at http:// Price: $195 or $145 if you register two weeks in advance - includes book, materials and light refreshments. For more information, please contact Beth Smith at the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center via e-mail at or by telephone: 864.592.6318.

For more information on these and all Chamber events, visit

SYP Member of the Month February 2013

Jill Rodgers

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture About Jill: Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Jill is currently a Project Manager and Intern Architect at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Clemson in May 2007. She spent several years in Charleston and moved to Spartanburg in June 2011 after completing her Masters in Architecture at Clemson. Why did you join SYP? "Being new to the area, I joined SYP to get involved in the community and meet other young professionals who share an interest in the future of Spartanburg. I have really enjoyed hearing the vision that community members have for Spartanburg and getting to know a great group of professionals within the community."

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