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Main Street Beaufort Dollars go on sale soon
Main Street Beaufort, USA announces its second round of Main Street Beaufort Dollars. A total of 15,000 Main Street Beaufort Dollars will go on sale Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. at the Main Street Beaufort office located at 101 West Street Extension. The MSB Dollars will be sold for half price in $5 and $10 increments with a maximum of 100 MSB Dollars available for $50. Downtown businesses that are members of the organization are currently signing up to accept the MSB Dollars which will expire Thursday, September 13. Details and participating businesses can be found at http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/main-street-beaufort-dollars
The program proved to be successful in February when the public lined up on West Street Extension and down Bay Street to purchase the 15,000 MSB Dollars available that sold out in 18 minutes. The program is designed to boost the downtown economy at historically slow times of the year and encourage locals to shop downtown. Main Street Beaufort reimburses participating businesses for 100 percent of the MSB Dollars they receive.

Blakely Williams to be on Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives board
The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recently announced the new 2012 Board of Directors. Blakely Williams of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce was selected as a representative on the Board of Directors, the policy body of the CACCE.
In addition to a genuine, unselfish interest in CACCE, a member of the board should have: a willingness to spend time and effort necessary to give CACCE proper attention, and participate in general CACCE functions; courage and willingness to have an objective opinion on problems though they may be controversial; the ability to work constructively with the staff, committees, and other board members; background that provides sound judgment in considering problems and policies; and respect of associates that will give leadership and inspire others to respond
CACCE is a professional development organization dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for chamber of commerce executives and staff members in North and South Carolina. For more information, contact Susan McPherson at smcpherson@columbiachamber.com or 803-733-1116.