The Chamber Corner for January 14th-20th

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Photo above: Congratulations to this week’s Chamber Business of the Week – The UPS Store #4753! Each week, the Chamber highlights one member business or organization as a thank you for their investment in the Chamber and our community. Special thanks to K’s Party Store for sponsoring Business of the Week!

2016 Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon: The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce was proud to host more than 220 attendees for the 2016 Legislative Luncheon on  January 6, 2016 at the Callawassie Island Club.  During the event, U.S. Senator Tim Scott made a visit and spoke to the audience. Members of the Beaufort County Delegation shared their plans for the upcoming legislative session as well as answered questions from the audience.  The panel included Senator Tom Davis, Representative Bill Bowers, Representative Jeff Bradley, Representative Shannon Erickson, and Representative Kenneth Hodges. The Chamber also presented their 2016 Legislative Agenda. The Chamber honored former Port Royal Town Councilman Joe Lee for his service and commitment to the Town of Port Royal and our region. This year’s Legislative Luncheon was presented by Beaufort County Association of Realtors, Lockheed Martin, Savannah Hilton Head International, South Carolina Lowcountry and Resort Islands and SCE&G in partnership with Hargray, Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Wells Fargo.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Thursday, January 14: Business After Hours, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. hosted by the Beaufort Twilight Run at Habersham Marketplace. This event is free for members, $5 for guests. Please RSVP to the Chamber Office at 843-525-8500.

• Friday, January 15: Coffee With Colleagues, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. hosted by Piggly Wiggly, 1347 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. This is a free networking opportunity for members. Bring your business cards! Please RSVP to the Chamber Office.

• Thursday, January 21: State of the Bases, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites, 2225 Boundary Street. The keynote speaker will be Colonel Peter Buck, MCAS Beaufort Commanding Officer. This is your chance to hear updates from military leaders about the three installations in Beaufort County. The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee will also recognize the Military Family of the Quarter. This event is $15 for members and $20 non members. Tables are available. Please call the Chamber Office for more information.