The Summerville Chamber presents three seniors with scholarships
Summerville Elementary School Teacher, Kathy Green, Appears on LIVE with Kelly & Michael as a Top Teacher Finalist
SBA Announces Murray Compton of North Charleston as one of the South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year Finalists
The Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office announces the following finalists for the 2013 South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year award:
The South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year winner will go on to compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, which runs June 17-21 this year. For more information on National Small Business Week, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw. All South Carolina award winners will be honored on Thursday, May 23, at the 2013 Salute to Small Business event in Columbia presented by the SBA, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Coalition for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In addition to the awards ceremony, the Salute will also include a small business procurement matchmaker, exhibitors and a dedicated networking space. For more information on the Salute event, visit www.scsalutetosmallbiz.com.
Summerville Mayor Proclaims May 4 Summerville Cares Day of Service
Pictured left to right: E. Les Cooper, President of the 11 Lowcountry Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rita Berry, CEO Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber, Mayor Bill Collins, Larry Weatherford of The Weatherford Financial Group, and Pat Raynor, Public Information Officer for Dorchester District Two School District.
Summerville Mayor Bill Collins proclaimed May 4 as Summerville Cares Day of Service in a ceremony in Town Hall on April 18. The Town-wide service program is intended to improve the community by conducting a variety of projects for organizations and facilities that struggle to help those in need in Summerville. In the inaugural Day of Service in 2012, 335 volunteers completed 28 projects throughout the town.
Joining Mayor Collins in the proclamation signing ceremony were other founding members of Summerville Cares Day of Service: Rita Berry, CEO of Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce; E. Les Cooper, President of the 11 Lowcountry Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Larry Weatherford of The Weatherford Financial Group, and Pat Raynor, representing Joe Pye, Superintendent of Dorchester School District ll. These founding partners spearheaded the event last year that attracted volunteers from 15 organizations and 21 sponsors who donated food, supplies, equipment and money for the projects. Read more.
Summerville Elementary School teacher is a finalist on national talk show
Kathy Green, a fifth-grade teacher at Summerville Elementary School, is in the running for the LIVE with Kelly and Michael's Top Teacher award.
Last week the hosts of the morning talk show, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, announced Green was one of 12 semifinalists for the show’s fourth annual Top Teacher Search contest. On April 16, the hosts announced Green was one of five finalists for the award.The finalists were chosen based on online voting and will be showcased on the TV show during the week of April 29-May 3. After each finalist has been showcased, show viewers will cast their votes for the overall Top Teacher, who will be named the week of May 6. Read more.
President Clinton honors Summerville teen
President Bill Clinton honored several outstanding community leaders, including Summerville teen Katie Stagliano, at the sixth annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards in New York City in a ceremony featuring performances by recording artists and appearances by heads of state and celebrity philanthropists.
Katie, a freshman at Pinewood Preparatory School, is the 14-year-old founder and chief executive gardener of Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit organization that starts and maintains vegetable gardens and donates the harvest to help feed people in need, while also inspiring and helping others to do the same. Her dream to end hunger one vegetable garden at a time began when she grew a 40-pound cabbage in third grade. She donated the cabbage to a soup kitchen, where it fed 275 people. Read more.
Coastal Coffee Roasters building community business model
Brad and Jacki Mallett, owners of Coastal Coffee Roasters, have spent a lot of time and money building their dream: a coffee roasting production/retail outlet/coffee shop business.
But in the process of building their dream, they are helping others build their dreams as well. Walk into the building and one can quickly see a variety of products and services available, all of them produced and sold by local or regional businesses or business that emphasize local vision.
It is all part of an idea to develop a locally oriented, privately owned and operated business co-operative, and so far the idea seems to be working well. Read more here.
SES one of 25 Lighthouse schools worldwide
The Leader in Me program is a leadership development program designed especially for younger school children in mind. Developed by Franklin Covey, a leadership development/training consulting company, the program teaches the seven habits outlined in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Click here to read more.
LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER Visits the Statehouse
Leadership Dorchester visited the Statehouse recently. Representatives Jenny Horne, Chris Murphy and Patsy Knight were on hand to greet the group.
Our Chamber Members are the Best!
Click to see who was voted best in 2012 by the readers of the Summerville Journal Scene.
Summerville's Perfectly Franks on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."
The Chamber Launches Mobile Site to Benefit Members, Residents, and Visitors
To engage the increasing number of smart phone users, The Chamber has launched a mobile website. "We are committed to promoting our Chamber member's businesses and saw a huge need to make information about them available to smart phone users" said Chamber President/CEO, Rita Berry. It has a complete business directory of Chamber members that is "click-to-call" enabled for most smart phones. It also includes the Chamber's Events Calendar, Job Postings, and Hot Deals. Of particular interest to both residents and visitors are Hot Deal coupons. These are coupons offered only by Chamber member businesses. Businesses that choose to use them may elect to accept Hot Deals as a sort of e-Coupon where no paper is wasted in the process---the consumer merely displays the coupon via their phone at the point of sale.
The mobile site is available at www.greatersummerville.mobi or by scanning the Microsoft Tag (use the free Microsoft Tag Reader).