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Spartanburg Area

CHAMBER FOCUS Upcoming Chamber Events SYP Vision Cafe: Miracle Hill Ministries

Wednesday, July 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided RSVP at


Member Area Restaurants, Noon - 1:00 p.m. July 31, August 6, 14, 20, 28

Spartanburg Healthcare Network Modern Day Electroshock Therapy Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

2013 Women In Business Conference Let's Welcome The Grounds Guys to Spartanburg!

The American Jobs for America’s Heroes Campaign

Locally owned and operated, The Grounds Guys of Spartanburg are driven by a passion to exceed the expectations of their customers. Contact the Grounds Guys (phone 864-431-9890 or visit for residential and commercial grounds care, lawn maintenance, site enhancement, tree planting and moving, and more.

Members looking for qualified employees have free and direct access to thousands of unemployed National Guard members and military veterans through the ongoing nonprofit American Jobs for America’s Heroes campaign. With more than 60,000 unemployed National Guard members nationally, this is a huge resource for employers looking for skilled, experienced and reliable employees. Operating under an official Memorandum of Understanding with the National Guard and funded through private donations, alliance members Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) work with employers using a case management approach to match National Guard members and military veterans to the specific job requirements of employers. Both nonprofit organizations have been providing free employment services to employers and military applicants since 2004 and have helped to place thousands in private sector jobs. Phillips 66 is the lead corporate sponsor of American Jobs for America’s Heroes. “At Phillips 66, we know that the National Guard offers outstanding experience, skills and training, and its members and veterans make valuable employees,” said Larry Ziemba, executive vice president, Refining, Projects and Procurement for Phillips 66 and chair of the AJAH campaign leadership council. “We encourage other companies to step up recruitment of National Guard members and participate in the Center for America’s efforts to connect these heroes with employers.” To register now for posting jobs at no cost visit:

Representative Forrester Recognized as Policy Maker of the Year Representative Michael Forrester, along with Senator Vincent Sheheen, was presented with the Policy Maker of the Year Award at the 2013 South Carolina Education and Business Summit of the South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education. Policy Maker of the Year is presented annually by the SCACTE Board of Directors to recognize policy makers who have made a contribution of state/national significance to career and technical education. Representative Forrester, Republican from Spartanburg County District 34, has been in the House of Representatives since 2009.

Presented by Spartanburg Water Thursday, August 8, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Converse College Register online at the Chamber website

Marketing Your Small Business

SBDC & SCORE Small Business Roundtable August 13, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Spartanburg County Library

SC Chamber of Commerce Upstate Grassroots Meeting & Membership Reception

Thursday, August 15 3:30-5:00 p.m. - Grassroots Meeting 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Member Reception BMW Zentrum

Area Council Meetings Middle Tyger Wednesday August 7, 7:30 a.m. Middle Tyger Community Center, Lyman Boiling Springs Thursday August 8, 4:00 p.m. Boiling Springs Library Foothills Monday August 12, 12:30 p.m. Dutch Plate Restaurant, Campobello Woodruff Wednesday August 14, 8:00 a.m. Location to be determined For more information on these and all Chamber events, visit

Making Connections at Business After Hours Hosted by Hampton Inn & Suites Chamber members and guests enjoyed great food, beverages and interchange at the July Business After Hours hosted by the Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville-Spartanburg I-85.

SYP First Thursday

Delaney's - Downtown Spartanburg Thursday, August 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Great specials - everyone is welcome!

SYP Vision Cafe: Miracle Hill Ministries

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Tour the new facilities and learn all about this nonprofit organization. For details and to RSVP visit the SYP website. To learn more about SYP visit

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2013 07 30chamberfocus