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					                                                                                                                                                Vol 8 • Issue 4
                                                                                                                                                Apr – Jun 2009

                             Economic Forecast Luncheon is April 20 th
Mark your calendar to be a part of this upcoming                 EVENT DETAILS                                        SPONSORS
luncheon taking place on Monday, April 20, 2009,                 Date: Monday, April 20, 2009                         Entrepreneur: MeadWestvaco
from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Holiday Inn                     Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm                                          Robert Bosch, LLC
Express – Summerville. Quarterly awards will be                  Place: Holiday Inn Express – Summerville                           Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.
presented. Come be a part of our economic                               120 Holiday Inn Drive                         Chairman: Tony Pope – State Farm Insurance
sustainability discussion that is planned for the                Tickets: $25.00 members; $35.00 non-members                    Trident Workforce Investment Board
program of the event: “Is The Bottom In Sight?”
Economic Forecast Panel of Experts                                  recovery. In 1997 the New York Post named          recapping market conditions from Washington,
– Mr. Stephen Slifer is a former Senior Economist                   Mr. Slifer as one of the top 100 “Faces to         DC on down to the impact on the average
  for the Board of Governors of the Federal                         Watch in the Next Millennium”.                     consumer on both TV and radio media outlets.
  System in Washington, DC, and former Chief                     – Mr. Mark French is a Financial Analyst with a       He makes frequent appearances on local
  U.S. Economist for Lehman Brothers in New                        BB&T-owned firm in Charleston. He brings to         WTMA radio wearing his financial analyst hat
  York City. He now lives on Daniel Island. Mr.                    the panel discussion 21 years of experience         and he looks forward to the opportunity to
  Slifer says that there are a number of indicators                in the financial industry, experience on the        share his vast expertise with our participating
  worth watching for signs of an economic                          London Stock Exchange as well as 18 years of        membership.

                            Teacher of the Year Recognition Luncheon
The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County                        EVENT DETAILS
Chamber of Commerce is excited to be working                     Date: Friday, June 12, 2009
with our title sponsor, Heritage Trust Federal                   Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Credit Union, again this year to host the 2009                   Place: Summerville Baptist Church
Dorchester County Teacher of the Year                                   417 Central Ave, Summerville
Recognition Luncheon. Watch your inbox for                       Tickets: $25.00 members; $35.00 non-members            Spring Golf Tournament
the invitation to attend and join us in saying                   SPONSORS
thank you to our area teachers for the difference                Title: Heritage Trust
they make in the lives of our children each and                         Federal Credit Union
every day.                                                       Junior: AT&T
                                                                 Sophomore: MeadWestvaco
                                                                                Trident Technical College
                 Inside This Issue:                              Freshman: South Carolina Federal Credit Union
  Chamber News.............................................. 2   Academic: Legend Oaks Golf Club
  Upcoming Chamber Events ................ 2–3                                Summerville Medical Center                 Become a part of the 2009 Spring Golf Tournament
                                                                              Swasty Orthodontics                         taking place at Legend Oaks Golf Club on Friday,
  2009 Committees & Councils .................. 3
                                                                              Tony Pope – State Farm Insurance            May 8, 2009, with a shotgun start at 1 pm as a
  Welcome New Members .......................... 4                                                                         sponsor, play a round as a team, or volunteer –
  Our Renewing Members...................... 4 –5                     Small Business EXPO                                               just join us for the fun.
  LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER .................... 5                     Promote your company’s products and/or services.       Brought to you by FNBSC; Palmetto Wellness
                                                                                                                            Center – Dr Quattlebaum; NBSC; SCE&G and
  Chamber Member Pic Gallery.................. 6                   Sign up to be an exhibitor at this event taking
                                                                                                                        South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Simply complete
                                                                   place on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Pinewood          the enclosed Spring Golf Tournament Brochure,
  Member News & Happenings.................. 7                     Preparatory School in Summerville.                        return it to the Chamber and it’s TEE TIME!
  Chamber Calendar: April 2009 ................ 8                              Turn to page 3 for details.                      See you on the links on May 8th!
2                                               THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009

                                                     KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH YOU
          Greater Summerville/
            Dorchester County
                                                                                          Chamber News
                                                     We want to keep you informed. The following notes are from the Directors of the Chamber of
          Chamber of Commerce                        Commerce regarding present and future activity at the Chamber. Be sure to check our web site
     2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                         ( or your weekly Chamber e-Newsletter for updated information on
                                                     these and other happenings. Call Joann Brooks at 843-873-2931 if you aren’t receiving these notices
    Robert D. Robbins, Chair,                        and/or e-mails.
    Attorney at Law, LLC
    Johnny Bevon, Chair-Elect,                       2008 TOURISM ROUND UP
    Grubb & Ellis|Barkley Fraser                     The visitor center had a total number of 10,652 visitors
                                                     in 2008. The center receives inquiries by mail, telephone,
    Tony Pope, Immediate Past Chair,                 email and through the website.             dining opportunities. In April and May we will welcome
    Agent, State Farm Insurance                      In 2008, 1192 leads were generated through the visitor          four groups to the Summerville area. If you have a group
    Jon Baggett, Director, Dorchester                center. North Carolina, Florida, New York and Georgia were      come into your business please get the contact information
    County Economic Development                      the top states that our visitors came from in 2008. On the      for that group and pass it along to Melissa Williams,
    Sean M. Bennett, CFP, Vice Chair,       website we increased visitation in or call her at
    Public Policy, Asset Integration                 2008 by 49% with a total of 110,654 visitors.                   843-873-2931.
    Consultants                                      The Summerville area is becoming more and more appealing        Check your inbox for further information on the April
    Ed Carter, Appraisal Services of SC, Inc.        to groups due to our great attractions, shopping and            tourism council meeting at Beidler Forest!
    Mike Casey, Dorchester County
    School District Two                              MARK YOUR CALENDARS
    William C. Everett, Edward Jones                              Upcoming Chamber Member Events
    Andy Gresham, Raisio Staest U.S., Inc.           Please RSVP for all Chamber Member Events by visiting > Chamber Events. Reservations
    Patricia C. Johnson (PJ), Summerville            and payment in advance are required for all events. Payment may be made by check, cash, American Express, MasterCard or Visa
    Medical Center                                   and will be non-refundable if reservations are not canceled at least three (3) business days prior to the event.
    Kelly Knight, Knight Law Firm                    Become a Sponsor! To discuss the benefits of sponsorship or to become a part of an event, please contact Melony Are at
                                                     843-873-2931 or e-mail
    Sharon Laney, Insty-Prints
    of Summerville
    Colin Martin, Berkeley County Water
    & Sanitation Authority                                            7:30 am to 9:00 am
    Wendy Mueller, Vice Chair, Member                               No Charge for Members
                                                                     Non-Members: $20.00
    Services, Independent Distributor,
    Juice Plus+                                         Date: April 9, 2009                                                           5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
                                                        Place: Chamber Boardroom, 402 N. Main Street,                               No Charge for Members
    Nancyjean Nettles, Audubon                                 Summerville                                                           Non-Members: $20.00
    South Carolina                                      Sponsor: United First Financial
    Donald F. Nye, First National Bank                                                                                  Date: April 23, 2009
                                                        Date: May 14, 2009                                              Presented in conjunction with the Small Business EXPO
    of South Carolina                                   Place/Sponsor: Flyers & More Marketing                          Place: Pinewood Preparatory School
    David Ramey, Vice Chair, Tourism,                                   1520 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville                        1114 Orangeburg Rd, Summerville
    LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD.                                Date: June 11, 2009                                             Sponsors: Gold–Pinewood Preparatory School;
    Patricia J. Robertson, Ph. D.,                      Place/Sponsor: Traditions Apartments                                          Silver–Swasty Orthodontics;
    Trident Technical College                                           325 Marymeade Dr, Summerville                                 Bronze–Tony Pope–State Farm Insurance

    William A. Russell, III, CPA, Vice Chair,                                                                           Date: May 28, 2009
    Finance, Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC                               Membership Coffees                            Place: FNBSC
                                                                          Held on the third Wednesday                          415 North Main Street, Summerville
    Shari Schleis, Splash Marketing                                       of each month.
                                                                                                                        Sponsors: Appraisal Services of SC;
                                                                          Time: 7:45 am to 9:00 am
    Jerry Tekac, National Bank of South                                                                                           Bill’s Liquor and Fine Wine;
                                                                          Place: Chamber Boardroom,
    Carolina                                                              402 N. Main Street, Summerville                         FNBSC; Knight Law Firm; Tony
                                                                                                                                  Pope – State Farm Insurance
    Cecil A. Toulon, Carolina One Real Estate        Apr 15, 2009         Sponsor: First Federal
                                                                          of Charleston                                 Date: June 25, 2009
    Angela Vest, Travel Host of Charleston
                                                     May 20, 2009         Sponsor: Trident Workforce                    Place: West Richardson Ave, Summerville
    Jan Waring-Woods, CPA, Dixon Hughes                                   Investment Board                                     (details to follow)
    PLLC                                             Jun 17, 2009         Sponsor: TBD                                  Sponsors: Dale Wallace Fine Floral Creations
                                                     Membership Coffees are for prospective, new                                   Murphy Law Firm
                                                     and current members who want to learn more
                                                     about the benefits of Chamber Membership.
                                                           THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009                                                                                    3

 Small Business EXPO, Lunch & Learn, Quarterly Awards and More!
                                                                   Quarterly Awards Breakfast                                          Small Business EXPO
                 Proudly Sponsored By
                                                                    Members: $15.00 • Non-Members: $20.00
                                                                                                                                    Sign up to be an exhibitor at this event taking
                                                                                    2 nd Quarter                                    place on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Pinewood
                                                                   Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2009                                   Preparatory School in Summerville.
                                                                   Place: TBD                                                       Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
     Presented in conjunction with the Young                       Sponsor: Title–Trident Workforce Investment Board                Time: Vendor-to-Vendor Networking:
                Professionals Council                                                                                                      4:00 pm to 5:30 pm;
  Dorchester County delegation, state and local officials                                                                                  Business After Hours: 5:30 pm to
            have been invited to participate.                                                                                              7:30 pm
                                                                                                                                    Place: Pinewood Preparatory School's
   Come meet your local and state representatives.                     Lunch & Learn Brown                                                 Eidson Gym, 1114 Orangeburg Road
   Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009                                           Bag Series                                                     Summerville
   Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm                                              Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009                                 Don't miss this excellent opportunity for
   Place: Summerville Medical Center                                  Place: Chamber Boardroom                                      potential customers and local businesses
          295 Midland Parkway, Summerville                            Sponsor: Flyers & More Marketing                              to preview YOUR products and/or services.
   The Young Professionals Council’s highlighted charity              Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009                                   Fill out and return the Exhibitor Application to
   for April will be the Summerville Miracle League. In               Place: Chamber Boardroom                                      SIGN UP TODAY!!
   lieu of cash donations, baseball league appropriate                Sponsor: Prepaid Legal Services – Henry Lewis
                                                                                                                                            Space is Limited – Don’t Delay!
   donations will be accepted. Please look for your                   Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
   e-vite for further details.                                        Place: Chamber Boardroom                                      NEED MORE INFO? Contact Melony Are at
                                                                      Sponsor: Summerville Medical Center                 

                                        2009 Chamber Committees and Councils
COMMITTEES                                                      Public Policy Committee                                          North Summerville Area Council
Ambassador Team Committee                                       1st Tuesday of every month @ 8 am, Chamber Boardroom             1st Wednesday of every month @ 8 am. Rotates location
1st Thursday of every month @ 8 am, Chamber Boardroom           Committee Contact: Sean Bennett                                  Council Contact: Sharon Laney & Cristy Sanders
Committee Contact: Sarah Carroll                                Staff Contact: Rita Berry,         Staff Contacts: Rita Berry,
Staff Contact: Jackie Tucker,    • Focuses on public policy issues and legislation affecting                      Jackie Tucker,
• Volunteer Chamber members that serve as a liaison               the surrounding communities                                    • Addresses issues and concerns affecting the North
  between members and Chamber staff by obtaining                • Maintains relationship with governmental officials and           Summerville business community
  members’ input on Chamber programs                              organizations
                                                                                                                                 Oakbrook Council
• Increase retention rate of new and existing members by        Workforce Development Committee                                  3rd Tuesday of every month @ 5:30 pm, Summerville Medical
  conducting an on-going program of goodwill calls and          4th Tuesday of every month @ 4 pm, Chamber Boardroom             Center, Classroom #3, 295 Midland Parkway, Summerville
  networking opportunities
                                                                Committee Contact: David Ramey                                   Council Contact: Bill Everett
Energy & Environment Committee                                  Staff Contact: Rita Berry,         Staff Contacts: Rita Berry,
3rd Tuesday of every month @ 4 pm, Chamber Boardroom            • Promotes the idea of an educated workforce by supporting                       Jackie Tucker,
Committee Contact: Colin Martin                                   local educational institutes Liaison between Industrial        • Addresses issues and concerns affecting the Oakbrook
Staff Contact: Rita Berry,          community and schools                                            business community
• Purpose is to engage in the many issues surrounding           Special Event Committees                                         Tourism Council
  the production and distribution of energy to include all      (As needed basis)                                                4th Thursday of every month @ 8:30 am. Rotates location
  common types of alternative energies. Also engages in
                                                                Committee Contact: Varies by event                               Council Contact:
  similar issues of environmental protection and protection
                                                                Staff Contact: Melony Are,           Staff Contact: Melissa Williams,
  of natural resources
                                                                • Event planning, marketing and event logistics support          • Chamber members whose main purpose is to provide a
Member Services – Membership Committee                                                                                             forum to exchange and promote ideas in Travel and Tourism
2nd Tuesday of every month @ 9:30 am, Chamber Boardroom         COUNCILS                                                         • Addresses issues affecting the local tourism industry
Committee Contact: Wendy Mueller                                Home-based Business Council
Staff Contacts: Jackie Tucker,   3rd Wednesday of every month @ 9:30 am, Chamber Boardroom        Young Professional Council
                Marie McLeod,                                                                     3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:00 pm. Rotates location
                                                                Council Contact: Wendy Mueller
                                                                Staff Contact: Rita Berry,         Council Contact: Kelly Knight
• Focuses on new member recruitment and membership
                                                                                                                                 Staff Contact: Rita Berry,
  retention programs                                            • This council was formed for the benefit of those who own
• Forum for Council and Committee Leaders to share                home-based businesses, whether you are a distributor/          • Provides opportunities for young business professionals
  information and resources                                       franchisee or the sole owner of your business. Unique issues     ages 21-40 to network and become more involved with
                                                                  facing home-based businesses will be addressed                   the community
4                                            THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009

DECEMBER 17, 2008 TO MARCH 17, 2009
                                             Welcome New Members!
PARTNERSHIP                                       SUPPORTER, continued
Rick Campbell Insurance Agency, Inc.              Farringdon Bistropub
                                                  Firewater Grille
PACESETTER                                        Flowertown Garden Center
American Automated Payroll                        Health Benefits Enhancements, Inc.
                                                  InFaith Graphic Design
PATRON                                            James T. Martin, Jr. MD
C2G Capital Management, LLC                       Just Desserts, LLC
Coast Construction Group, Inc.                    Learning Rx
Hearing Care of Summerville                       Lighthouse Construction                          NEW YMCA AT THE PONDS OPENS
                                                                                                      ITS DOORS IN SUMMERVILLE
Navy Federal Credit Union                         Lomax & Jordan Ear, Nose & Throat
                                                                                             Take a tour of the new YMCA anytime during
Palmetto Behavioral Health System                 Manorhouse Builders of SC
                                                                                             operating hours: Mon-Thurs 5 am to 9 pm; Fri
                                                  National Property Inspections              5 am to 8 pm; Sat 7 am to 5 pm, and Sun 1 pm
SUPPORTER                                         Ntiva, Inc.                                to 6 pm. Call 871-YMCA (9622) x100.
2nd South Properties & Construction, LLC          Ocean Eye, PC
All is Well; A Groomer’s Secret Salon, LLC        Palmetto Chiropractic Clinic
All Pets Grooming Services                        Palmetto Fine Arts and Crafts, LLC
Atlantic Appraisal, LLC                           Palmetto Pain Relief Center, Inc.
Aura Lee’s Jewelry, Handbags & Accessories        Paradise Pools & Spas, Inc.
Carolina Capital Management             
Carolina Capital Management, Andrews              Signet Human Resource Management
Carrabba’s Italian Grill                          Somerset Apartments
Charles Chitwood State Farm Insurance             Splish Splash Car Wash
Cintas Document Management                        Stella Nova Spa Salon
                                                                                                GRAND OPENING OF PursesandSuch.COM
DA Architects, LLC                                Summerville Family YMCA/The YMCA                          IN SUMMERVILLE
Dean and Reagin Orthodontics                        at the Ponds                             Owners Shannon and Mary Hess and David and
Designs by Nature                                 Summerville Miracle League                 Amanda Hill invite you to check out their store
DUCTZ of Charleston                               The ODLE Group, LLC                        at 121 South Main Street, Summerville. Be sure
Eileen's                                          Travel ‘N Dive Adventures                  to ask about their Purse Swap Parties!

DECEMBER 17, 2008 TO MARCH 17, 2009
                        We Appreciate Our Renewing Members!
LEADERSHIP                                        PACESETTER, continued                      PATRON, continued
AT&T                                              The Bank of South Carolina                 The Talking Phone Book
                                                  Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co.            Tupperway Construction
PARTNERSHIP                                                                                  University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
First Citizens Bank                               PATRON                                     W. C. Wilbur & Company
First National Bank of South Carolina             Anderson Insurance Associates, LLC         Wal-Mart #628
Knight Law Firm                                   ArborGen, LLC
MeadWestvaco Corporation                          Belk #566                                  SUPPORTER
National Bank of South Carolina                   Carolina First Bank                        A Loving Touch Massage
Post and Courier                                  Centex Homes                               Advanced Dental Center of Summerville, PA
RE/MAX – Pratt and Company                        G. Tupper III Construction, Inc.           American Red Cross
South Carolina Federal Credit Union               Gransfors Bruks, Inc.                      Anton Sterba, Attorney at Law
                                                  Grubb & Ellis|Barkley Fraser               Anytime Fitness of Summerville, LLC
PACESETTER                                        Lauscha Fiber International Corporation    Apartment Finder Bluebook
ALCOA of Mount Holly                              Magnolia Plantation and Garden             Apartment Guide - Charleston
Berkeley Electric Cooperative                     Miler Country Club                         Appalachian Springs Bottled Water, LLC
Coosaw Creek Country Club                         Moen Chem-Dry                              ARK, Adult Respite Kare & Alzheimer’s Family
Econo Lodge                                       Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart    Services
Force Protection                                  Paul Lawton Construction, Inc.             Art Central, Ltd. Gallery
Lafarge                                           Quattlebaum Development                    Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest
Legend Oaks Golf Club                             Raisio Staest U.S., Inc.                   Bed And Breakfast of Summerville
South Carolina Bank & Trust                       Showa Denko Carbon, Inc.                   Bill’s Liquor & Fine Wine
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company             Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.          Blossom Shop
Southcoast Community Bank                         Sticky Fingers                             Blue Cross Blue Shield – Columbia
                                                 THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009                                                                       5

                            LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER Continues...
The second session of LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER           PROGRAM
was held at the Greater Summerville/Dorchester        SPONSORS:                                                      LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER
County Chamber of Commerce on Feb 20, 2009.                                                                             SESSION SCHEDULE
Johnny Bevon, LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER                                Title –                                         TIME: All sessions begin promptly at 8:30 am and
Committee Chairman opened the session by                                                                           end around 4:30 pm.
describing how the program was planned. “Our                                                                       Session 1              January 16, 2009
committee met about a dozen times in the                                                                           Community Leadership Begins With You – I
planning process, as we knew that this was an                      Gold –
important program for the communities that                                                                         Session 2              February 20, 2009
we serve. I am particularly proud to see a class                                                                   Community Leadership Begins With You – II
of 22 enrolled in our 2009 course,” he said.          The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber’s          Session 3              March 20, 2009
                                                      LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER is an intensive county-wide            Education – The Foundation for Success
As part of the curriculum, a history of Summerville   Leadership Development Program. It is designed to
and Lower Dorchester County was presented by          give potential emerging leaders the knowledge and            Session 4              April 17, 2009
Barbara L. Hill, Historian. She described the         skill sets that they will need to successfully provide       Economic Development Boosts Jobs and Wages
historic Summerville Arch in great detail, “This      community leadership and regional direction in the           Session 5              May 15, 2009
arch functioned as both a destination sign for        future. Enrolled in this class are leaders from business     A Day Tour of Upper Dorchester County
visitors and a reminder of the town motto – Let       and industry public sector, non-profits, governmental
the Pine be Sacred,” she added.                       agencies, and other institutions.                            Session 6              June 19, 2009
                                                                                                                   Chambers of Commerce Regional Business Forum
A history of St. George and Upper Dorchester
County was presented by Pete B. Weathers,                                                                          Session 7              July 17, 2009
Historian. He included slides of upper county,                                                                     Community Health Care and Human Relations
reviewed several early maps of Dorchester                                                                          Session 8              August 21, 2009
County, and shared his memories of being a                                                                         First Responders Roundtable & Leadership Reception
part of history in this area for many years.
                                                                                                                   Session 9              September 18, 2009
Chris Ohm, Summerville Dorchester Museum’s                                                                         Arts & Culture On Center Stage in our Town
Curator, presented early handwritten records                                                                       Session 10             October 16, 2009
of the organization of the museum by its initial            FEBRUARY SESSION OF LEADERSHIP                         The Role of “Downtowns” in Dorchester County
President Robert Pratt and a score of volunteers.                        DORCHESTER
He showed many slides of the museum’s artifacts       (l-r) Historians Pete Weathers and Barbara Hill              Session 11             November 20, 2009
collection and talked about the need to continue      presented at LEADERSHIP DORCHESTER, which                    Civic Organizations and Leadership Awards Luncheon
the support and development of the museum.            was held on February 20th.

                                  We Thank You For Your Support!
SUPPORTER, continued                                  SUPPORTER, continued                                       SUPPORTER, continued
Bobby E. Pennington, Jr., Plumbing                    Glasspro, Inc.                                             Premier Properties of Charleston
Brandt Shelborne, Attorney                            God’s Green Acres                                          Price House Cottage
Carolina One Real Estate – Foster Smith               Good Faith Mortgage                                        Quintech Security Consultants, Inc.
Carolina One Real Estate – North Main                 Howard’s Landscape & Maintenance, Inc.                     Regions Bank
Carpet Shop                                           Ink To Go                                                  Saw Branch Apartments
Carter Electronics Service                            Jensen’s Southern Palms                                    SC Biz News, LLC
Charleston Entertainment                              Keller Williams – Pam St. Laurent Bass                     Screen East Inc.
Clemson Extension Service                             Lakeside Marina & Resort, LLC                              Sculpture in the South
Colucci’s Jewelers                                    Linwood Historic Home & Gardens Bed                        Seamon, Whiteside & Associates, Inc.
Comcast Spotlight                                       & Breakfast                                              South Carolina State Ports Authority
Continental Corner Greek Restaurant                   Lord Ashley Driving School                                 Splash Marketing
Cornerstone Financial Strategies                      Low Country Painting, LLC                                  Stanley Steemer
Coyle Optometry                                       Mike Rose Law Firm, PC                                     State Farm Insurance, Mark Ensley Agency
Cricket & Kyle’s Catering                             Mobile Magic Auto Detailing                                Suburban Disposal
Cypress House                                         Money Man Pawn Shop                                        Summerville Business Professionals
Del Webb Charleston                                   Mr. Sign                                                   Summerville D.R.E.A.M.
Dorchester Interfaith Outreach Ministries             Natural Directions, LLC                                    Summerville Rotary Club
Engelberg’s Furniture Of Summerville                  OK Florist & Gifts, Inc.                                   Tomlinson’s Warehouse Sales
Exchange Club Fairgrounds of Charleston               P & H Mechanical                                           Trident United Way
First Command Financial Planning                      Pack Rat Self Storage                                      Westbury Mews Apartments
Fulcher Orthodontics                                  Parks Funeral Home                                         Westbury Veterinary Clinic
Gateway Publications                                  People, Places & Quilts                                    Where Charleston, Where Quick Guide
Georgetown Mill Supplies, Inc.                        Plaque Attack, Inc.                                        Williams Properties
6                                            THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009

2009 Annual Gala and Membership Meeting, Annual Award Recipients

                                                                                   2009 ANNUAL GALA AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                                                                       (l-r) Steve Applebee, SC Representative Annette Young, Sharon Laney,
                                                                       Sean & Tina Bennett, and Martha Nye.

                   2008 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
SUMMERVILLE MEDICAL CENTER (l-r) Tony Pope, Outgoing Chair;
Rita Berry, Chamber President/CEO; PJ Johnson, Summerville Medical
Center CEO; Catherine Johnston, Lynn Singleton, and Julie Plummer,
Summerville Medical Center.

                                                                                2009 ANNUAL GALA AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                                                                       FORMER BOARD OF DIRECTOR CHAIRS (l-r) Clarence Wright, Don Nye,
                                                                       David Ramey, Converse Chellis, Ron Anderson, Ronnie Strawn, Vivian Rose,
                                                                       Tony Pope, Sean Bennett, George Tupper, Phil Jones, and Ted Creech.

    2008 AMBASSADOR                      2008 BERLIN G. MYERS
        OF THE YEAR                     LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Sarah Carroll, Asset Integration                AWARD
         Consultants.                      George L. Tupper, Jr.

(l-r) Tony Pope, outgoing Chairman of the Board, passed the gavel to
the 2009 Chairman, Robby Robbins.
                                                         THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009                                                               7

                    Member News and Happenings                                                                                    Greater Summerville/
Hospice of Charleston has been selected for the 2008                                                                           Dorchester County Chamber
Best of St. George Award in the Home Health Services                                                                                  of Commerce
category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program                                                                                         CHAMBER STAFF
recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the                                                                         Rita C. Berry, President/CEO
country that they believe have achieved exceptional
marketing success in their local community ... Rosina                                                                          Joann H. Brooks, Executive Assistant/
Feagin has recently been appointed as Branch Manager                                                                           Communications
of its Charleston branch office.                                                                                               Melony Are, Director of Special Events
The Charleston Angler’s Summerville store is proud to                GRAND OPENING OF FARRINGDON                               Melissa Williams, Director of Tourism
announce the promotion of John Fuss to Manager. John                     BISTROPUB IN SUMMERVILLE                              Marie McLeod, Account Executive
joined the company in October of 2008. He is an avid           Owners Stefan and Cristina Vasilis and Dan and
fisherman, and is involved in many local fishing clubs. He     Amy Nickel invite you to sample their simple,                   Jackie Tucker, Member Services
is an experienced saltwater, freshwater and fly fisher. The    fresh American pub style fare at 214 North Cedar                Phone: 843-873-2931
Charleston Angler Summerville is located at 2139 N. Main       Street, Summerville. Their hours of operation are               Fax: 843-875-4464
St, Pope Plaza.                                                Tuesday – Friday, 11 am to midnight; Saturday &
                                                               Sunday, 4 pm to midnight (closed Monday).                       CHAMBER HOURS
Glasspro, Inc. has announced the following news.               Lunch is served Tuesday – Friday.                               Mon – Fri: 9 am to 5 pm
Staff Additions:
    • Mark Durinsky – Auto Glass Technician                                                                                              VISITOR CENTER
    • Rico George – Auto Glass Technician                                                                                      Terry Prospero and Fay Bell,
    • Kevin McDonough – Auto Glass Technician                                                                                  Receptionists
Recognition:                                                                                                                   Phone: 843-873-8535
    Jeff Olive received a Resolution from Charleston County
    Council for winning the 2008 World Auto                                                                                    VISITOR CENTER HOURS
    Glass Installer Championship.                                                                                              Mon – Fri: 9 am to 5 pm
                                                                                                                               Sat & Holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
                                                                                                                               Sun: 1 pm to 4 pm
Trident Health System recently announced the
recipients of the 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award presented
                                                                                                                                  CHAMBER & VISITOR CENTER
nationally to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)                    NUHEALTH CHIROPRACTIC OPENS                                       ADDRESS
employees and volunteers. Trident Medical Center 2008                         IN SUMMERVILLE
recipients include: Stephanie Parker, Volunteer Coordinator,                                                                   402 North Main Street
                                                               Dr. Christopher Nubel of NuHealth Chiropractic
Brenda Kelly, a hospital volunteer and Dr. Mark Mataosky,                                                                      Summerville, SC 29483
                                                               offers a conservative approach to spinal care
cardiologist. Summerville Medical Center recipients            without drugs or surgery. They are located at                   Corner of North Main Street and West
include: Joan Funderburk, telemetry monitor tech, Mary         10597 Dorchester Rd., Summerville. Call 821-6570                3rd North Street in beautiful downtown
Mathisen, a hospital volunteer and Dr. William “Bo” Reeves,    or visit                          Summerville.
OB/GYN. This honor places all six recipients in nomination
for the nationwide 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award, the                                                                   
                                                               Dr. Drew McPhail of McPhail Chiropractic participated
highest honor an employee or volunteer can earn within                                                                   
                                                               in a rigorous two-day professional conference on Personal
HCA, the parent company of Trident Health System.              Injury held in Atlanta, Georgia. “About 45% of my patients
                                                               currently seek my expertise for personal injury care,” said
                                                               McPhail. “This conference enabled me to learn more
                                                               specialized treatments to effectively bring my patients
                                                               back to optimum health and freedom of movement.”

                                                               Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC has announced the
                                                               following news.
                                                               Staff Additions:
                                                                    • Julia Nigro – Intern
                                                                    • Rita M. Ryan – Auditor
                                                                    William H. Jarrard has been appointed to the South
                                                                    Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants’       HENSLEY COMMERCE PARK CELEBRATES
                IN SUMMERVILLE
                                                                    Professional Relations Task Force and its Memberships                NEW CONSTRUCTION
Owner Daniel Messervy invites you to stop by
1020 N. Main Street, Summerville for a hand car
                                                                    and Benefits Committee.                                  DHE Properties, LLC announced the completion
wash, full detail, wax, window tinting, scratch                                                                              of 210 and 216 Cember Way in the Hensley
removal and more. Their operation hours are                    Congratulations to Ted Creech, 2007 Chamber Chair and         Commerce Park. The two buildings provide new
Monday – Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday,                   AT&T Director of Government Relations, for being named        office/warehouse space for businesses seeking
9 am to 5 pm. Call them at 843-851-4161.                       ‘2009 Innovator of the Year’ by ThinkTEC.                     opportunities to expand or relocate.
8                                                      THE COMMUNITY ADVOCATE – April through June 2009

                                                                      APRIL 2009 – Chamber Meetings and Events
       SUNDAY                    MONDAY                       TUESDAY                     WEDNESDAY                      THURSDAY                       FRIDAY              SATURDAY
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                                                                                     8:00 AM North Summerville 9:00 AM Ambassador Com.
                                                                                                                                                                n                    n
                                                                                                                                                      Flowertow            Flowertow
                                                                                             Area Council              CHAMBER BOARDROOM
                                                                                            HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS,
                                                                                            SUMMERVILLE                                                 Festival             Festival

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                         7:00 PM County Council       8:00 AM Public Policy Com. 7:30 PM Summerville               7:45 AM Business Before Hrs
                                 ST. GEORGE                   CHAMBER BOARDROOM          Town Council                      CHAMBER BOARDROOM

         estival                                                                                                   5:30 PM Oakbrook Biz Tour
                                                                                             TOWN HALL
       F                                                                                                                   MEET: SUMMERVILLE
                                                                                                                           FORD MERCURY
                                                                                                                           2700 DORCHESTER ROAD

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                         4:00 PM Finance Com.         8:00 AM Executive Com.         7:45 AM Member Coffee         6:00 PM Legislative Reception 8:30 AM LEADERSHIP
                                 CHAMBER BOARDROOM            CHAMBER BOARDROOM             CHAMBER BOARDROOM              SUMMERVILLE MEDICAL CTR. TO   DORCHESTER
                                                                                     9:30 AM Home-based            6:00 PM Young Professionals 4:30 PM CHAMBER BOARDROOM
                                                                                             Business Council              SUMMERVILLE MEDICAL CTR.
                                                                                            CHAMBER BOARDROOM

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                         11:30 AM Economic Forecast 8:00 AM Board of Directors                                     5:30 PM Small Biz Expo
                                  Luncheon                    CHAMBER BOARDROOM                                            Business After Hrs
                                  HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 9:30 AM Membership Com.                                              PINEWOOD PREPARATORY
                                                              CHAMBER BOARDROOM                                            SCHOOL’S EIDSON GYM
                         7:00 PM County Council
                                 ST. GEORGE           4:00 PM Energy/Environ. Div.
                                                              CHAMBER BOARDROOM

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                                                      11:30 AM Lunch & Learn
                                                                CHAMBER BOARDROOM
                                                      4:00 PM Workforce Devel.
                                                              CHAMBER BOARDROOM

    402 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 670
    Summerville, SC 29484
    Phone: 843-873-2931
    Fax: 843-875-4464