CHAMBER FOCUS Businesses Connect at Oktoberfest Primetime Expo Several hundred people enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the Chamber's first Oktoberfest Primetime Expo and Business After Hours event. Delightful smells of Oktoberfest-themed foods—bratwurst, soft pretzels with mustard, potato salad, and more—provided by The Deli Korner filled the air at the Cleveland Park Events Center. The event—presented by SunTrust Bank, SwaimBrown, and Brown & Brown Insurance—was a unique opportunity for Chamber businesses to showcase their products or services. “We took a traditional trade show, shortened it to three hours, added an Oktoberfest theme, and shifted the focus away from the booth and towards the members, good conversations, and creating new business relationships,” said Meric Gambel, Director of Business Development for the Chamber. “It was a tremendous success for attendees, exhibitors, and the Chamber.” Thanks to our presenting sponsors and all of the participating businesses: • 401k MD • First Citizens Bank • Safe Secure Space • All About Seniors • GOS • Senior Care Consultants of SC • American Red Cross • Gotcha Covered Marine • SendOutCards • American Transmed Inc. • The Healing Place • ServiceMaster of Sparkle City • The Brickhouse and • HTI Employment Solutions • ServiceMaster of Spartanburg The Upstairs Bar • Integral Solutions Group • Shertech Pharmacy • CertusBank • IT Pros • Sodfather Landscaping & • Chadwell Orthodontics • Ivey-O'Sullivan Health Care Maintenance • Charter Business Services, PA • Spartanburg County Parks • Cohen's Closeouts • Mary Black Health System Department • Comfort Keepers • Michelin North America • Spartanburg Pediatric Dentistry • Contingent Resource • Morris Business Solutions • Thorne Ambulance Service Solutions, LLC Moss & Associates • The Villas at Lawson Creek • COSTCO Wholesale • Olive and Then Some • Upper Cervical Health Centers • Crowder Industrial • Pure Barre Spartanburg of America Company LLC • RDK Clothiers • Upstate Workforce Investment • Dillon Pointe Assisted Living • Reel Video & Stills Board • Express Employment • The Reserve at Park West • Virginia College Professionals • Residence Inn by Marriott • Wize Guys • Extreme Media Productions • Rogers & Callcott Environmental • WSPA • The Fabricsmith LLC • S&D Coffee, Inc. • Young Office
Upcoming Chamber Events Tax Topics for Start-Up Businesses Spartanburg SBDC Wednesday, October 23 Spartanburg Community College (Tyger River Campus) www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/sbdc/ Federal Tax Topics 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM State Tax Topics 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Corporate Champions Day
Wofford vs. Samford Saturday, October 26, 1:30 PM Gibbs Stadium Special "Grill Zone" preview opportunity for Spartanburg Chamber members, families and guests - $20/person includes game ticket & meal for the "Grill Zone" Tickets: 864-597-4023
Fall CEO Social
Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Guest Speaker Dr. Nayef H. Samhat Wofford College President Monday, October 28, 5:30 PM -7:00 PM The Piedmont Club; $35/person Limited to CEO or managing director.
Business Plan Clinic
SC Women's Business Center & USC Upstate Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at USC Upstate $25/person; $15/USC Faculty & Students scwbc.net/events/upstate/
Spartanburg Healthcare Network
Tuesday, November 5, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Save the Date! 2013 Minority Enterprise Development Awards Celebration and Banquet Presented by Spartanburg Water Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Spartanburg Marriott For more information on these and all Chamber events, visit www.spartanburgchamber.com
October 25th Deadline for Updating Information for 2014 Visitors Guide
Downtown Campus of Spartanburg Community College Community Drop-In
The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is requesting that businesses update their information or have their business added before October 25, in order for it to be included in the 2014 edition of the Visitors Guide. Categories of businesses that are featured on the website include: accommodations, dining, attractions, shopping and agri-tourism. Businesses located in Spartanburg County may update or add info from the “Update Your Business” link on www.VisitSpartanburg. com, or here: http://www.visitspartanburg.com/ Update-Your-Business.html.
You’re invited to visit the Evans Academic Center at the new Spartanburg Community College (SCC) Downtown Campus on Sunday, October 27, 2:00 to 4:00 PM to celebrate the restoration of the historic Evans Building and the many future opportunities this revitalized campus brings to downtown Spartanburg residents and businesses. SCC’s Downtown Campus is located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg on South Dean Street and East Kennedy Street. It includes the historic 104,000 square-foot Evans Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
2013 Fall CEO Social
Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Nayef H. Samhat President, Wofford College
Monday, October 28th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Piedmont Club - $35 per person Kindly limit responses to CEOs, Presidents, Owners and General Managers of Chamber member firms. Tickets available at www.spartanburgchamber.com
Join us for 2 events Thursday, November 7th in downtown Spartanburg! 1st Thursday Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 7:00 PM Growler Haus - 113 N. Church St. (We'll be upstairs.) SPACE's Shuck & Stomp Thursday, November 7, 6:30 - 10:00 PM The Showroom (149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.) The Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE) annual Oyster Roast with proceeds supporting land conservation and public open space in the Spartanburg Community. Special ticket pricing for SYP members online: https://spaceshuckandstomp . eventbrite . com; tickets can also be purchased through SPACE's Facebook page, by calling (864) 948-0000, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sypspartanburg.com