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Spartanburg Area

CHAMBER FOCUS Leadership Spartanburg Classes Recognized by South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind A group of members from Leadership Spartanburg Classes of 2012 and 2013 were recognized at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) Awards Day on Friday, May 3, 2013. The Board of Commissioners of the SCSDB selected Leadership Spartanburg as one of three recipients to receive its Annual Hearts and Hands Award. The Award was established in 1997 to recognize those who have benefited SCSDB either through direct contributions or by enabling the improvement of SCSDB facilities and programs on our campus in Spartanburg. Leadership Spartanburg was recognized for: long-time support and friendship by donating resources and time, while encouraging others to do the same; supporting numerous projects and initiatives includ- Pictured: Representatives from both classes who participated ing countless residential renovations meet- as part of their community project were on hand to accept ing every need that was mentioned; and the award with Margaret E. Park, President - SC School for increasing public awareness of SCSDB the Deaf and the Blind, and Cindy Teaster, Program Manager - Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. through the Leadership Class Program. Reminder: Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Spartanburg class are due by May 31, 2013.

Welcome New Members

Below is another partial list of the more than 200 new members that have recently joined the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Each week a new list of recent members will be featured. IKOR Western Carolina Hybridge Solutions Service Master of Sparkle City Ard, Wood, Holcombe & Slate, Architects, Inc.


Bell Carrington Law Firm

Ivey O'Sullivan Healthcare

Bob Ledford RV & Marine Bobby Steading Plumbing, LLC Bonitz Contracting Co. Bright Star Carolina Choice Insurance Clary Hood, Inc Cullum Services Custom Concrete Construction Daily's Double R Utilities Dunbar Construction Extreme Media Productions Fabric Smith LLC Graybar - Spartanburg Hope Center for Children HSGM Heatcutting Equipment

Itron J. Reilly LLC J. Rogers Management LLC Janulius Dental Supply Land Art Design Group Maaco Collision Repair of Spartanburg Martin Supply McCutchen Engineering McSales & Service Mosquito Free Yards Oakbrook Preparatory School Pioneer Fibers Pride Masonry Puroclean Respect Technology RockTenn

Snead's Farm, Broadway Bagels Southern Design Services Southern Mulch

Upcoming Chamber Events Small Business Roundtable

SCORE & Spartanburg SBDC Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Spartanburg Library - Headquarters/Downtown Beth Smith / 864.592.6318 /

Brown Bag Lunch Series

"Adieu, Adios, Ciao, Toodle-loo: When and How to Say Goodbye with a Severance Agreement" Jennie Cluverius, Associate - Nexsen Pruet Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours

Hosted by Costco Wholesale Thursday, May 16, 2013, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Costco, 211 W. Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg


Member Area Restaurants, Noon - 1:00 p.m. May 22, 28, June 5, 11, 19, 25

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 23, 2013, TD Convention Center Reception: 5:30 p.m., Dinner/Program: 6:30 p.m.

Are You Ready? 2nd Annual Disaster Symposium

Spartanburg Siding & Windows

presented by ServPro Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8:00 a.m. Mary Black Hospital, RSVP to 864-576-2430 or


Chamber Member Golf Tournament

Spartan Industrial Supply Co Spartan Tank & Trailer

Stone Lighting Stuart Smith & Co. Sun Paper Co. Talley Law Firm PA Terry Morris CPA The Oops! Co. Upstate Audio Video Whitaker Chemical LLC Woodpoint - Bed & Biscuit and Pet Salon Zaxby's

Milliken Memory Garden Dedication Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve recently dedicated the Milliken Memory Garden in recognition of the contributions of Roger and Nita Milliken to Hatcher Garden and the Spartanburg community. The Milliken Memory Garden, located in the Garden of Hope and Healing, honors the late-philanthropists as longtime supporters of Hatcher Garden but also as advocates for many other local endeavors. “Their support of the Spartanburg Day School, Converse College, Wofford College, The Chapman Center, and the Noble Tree Foundation, along with numerous other non-profits, left an indelible mark on Spartanburg,” Doug Nash, chair of Hatcher Garden’s board of trustees, said of the board’s decision to honor the Millikens’ contributions. Over the years since Hatcher Garden became a non-profit organization in 1998, the Millikens were major supporters of the garden, contributing to garden projects as well as general operations. Jeff Hall, Hatcher horticulturist, recalls Roger Milliken’s admiration of Harold Hatcher, the garden’s architect, and his special pride in the garden’s Conifer Collection. Dr. Nancy Milliken, one of the Milliken’s daughters who lives in San Francisco, attended the dedication and spoke about her parents’ love of nature, Hatcher Garden and the Spartanburg Community. She noted that her parents would be especially pleased that the Milliken Memory Garden is a part of the Garden of Hope and Healing. Hatcher Garden, a beautiful, woodland public garden in the heart of the city of Spartanburg, displays seasonal flowers, foliage and trees along its meandering wheelchair accessible paths and soothing ponds and streams. The 10-acre garden is free to the public and open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Generous donors like the Millikens made it possible to keep the Hatchers’ dream alive. Today volunteers donate countless hours and resources each year to keep the public garden growing. Hatcher Garden, Spartanburg’s only public garden, now stands as testament to the power of partnerships and to the integrity of the Hatchers’ vision and of the community’s dedication to preserving and expanding that legacy.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Carolina Country Club Team and Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Cindy Teaster at 864-594-5022 or

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Roses Express Grand Opening Please join the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Roses Express to the community. Roses Express is a scaled back version of the popular Rose’s department store featuring household items used in everyday living as well as clothing, electronics, plants and much more. The Grand Opening was celebrated on May 2nd with a ribbon cutting ceremony and continued through May 5th with a bounce house for the kids, cake and coffee for customers as well as special sale prices on much of their merchandise. Roses Express is located at 1000 North Pine St. in the Pinewood Shopping Center and is open 7 days a week.

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