The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for one of our newest members, The Parenting Place. The ribbon cutting was held October 5th at 11am. Their address is 1899 Gentry Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC 29640.
The Parenting Place is one of the leading child abuse and neglect prevention agencies across the Upstate. Through additional programming like Healthy Families America (HFA), Family Check-Up, Counseling and Supportive Services, and Parenting Education classes, their agency provides support and education for parents who lack the ability to nurture or bond with their children because of the adverse childhood experiences they endured. Instead of perpetuating the cycle of abuse and neglect in Pickens County, and our neighboring Upstate counties, The Parenting Place’s programs aim to break those cycles. The agency provides intensive in-home parenting education and support to Upstate families facing risks such as substance abuse, domestic violence, single parenthood, low-income, and histories of child abuse or neglect.
The Parenting Place hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. More information regarding the agency is located at their website, www.tppupstate.org.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Grassroots Tour, scheduled for September and October. It was in Anderson on Monday, September 18, 2017.
Each year, the State Chamber hits the road to hear from business leaders across the state about the issues facing their companies. The Grassroots Tour is a part of the South Carolina Chamber Alliance Partnership that connects the state, regional and local Chambers of Commerce and their members. The feedback received from the meeting will help shape the 2018 Competitiveness Agenda, which lays out the business community’s priorities for next year’s legislative session.
Members of the business community across Anderson County will have an opportunity to discuss the most important issues facing businesses, both large and small, with S.C. Chamber leadership.
We have provided the presentation given by Ted Pitts at this meeting to anyone who missed it.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the newest program at New Foundations Home for Children; Therapeutic Foster Care. The event was held on Tuesday, September 26 at 2:15 p.m. at 2300 Standridge Road, Anderson, 29625.
New Foundations Home for Children is proud to announce, Connections, a Therapeutic Foster Care program beginning in the Upstate this fall. The agency will connect children to the services they need in order to thrive. Their foster parents will connect children to a caring family. NFHFC experienced staff will connect families to the support they need to make a difference.
Foster care is the temporary care of children whose families are having problems and the child is not able to remain in the home. Most children are in foster care temporarily and they need loving, nurturing homes in order to stabilize and transition to the next chapter of their lives. Foster parents are incredibly special people willing to invest the time and energy to provide a temporary home for children in distress. The New Foundations program will offer a therapeutic component, specially training parents to work with children and youth who have suffered from abuse and neglect or other traumatic life experiences like the loss of a parent.
As of June 1, there were 270 children in Anderson County in need of foster homes. More than 80 of those require the therapeutic component. It is reported that only 27% of the children are placed in their home county. New Foundations would like to serve more children in the Upstate and help them thrive in loving homes.
Those interested in more information on the program should contact Tara Hall at 864-965-7774. Ms. Hall is interested in making speaking engagements throughout Anderson County in order to promote the program and recruit those amazing individuals and families willing to make a difference in a child’s life.
Now called New Foundations Home for Children, the agency was established in 1974 as the Youth Treatment Center for boys and later became Anderson Youth Association. NFHFC is a nonprofit organization serving South Carolina with residential care programs for children and teens and community based counseling and family services. New Foundations has served thousands of clients over the years, following its mission to secure the Future for Children and Families – Whatever It Takes!
This program is funded through a multi-year grant from The Duke Endowment. Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $3 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.
For more information on New Foundations Home for Children visit their website or call 864.225.1628.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for El Taco to celebrate their one year anniversary. The event will took place on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. at their restaurant located at 184 Civic Center Boulevard, Anderson, 29625.
The ribbon cutting will featured giveaways; thermos cups, gift cards, t- shirts, drink specials and 99¢ tacos all day.
For information, contact El Taco at (864) 540-8500 or visit their Facebook page.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the 65th Milestone Anniversary Celebration for CMS Garage and Body Shop. The event was held on Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m. CMS Garage and body is located at 1219 South Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624. CMS Garage and Body Shop is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CMS is a full service garage and body shop that was established in April 1952 by brothers Lee and Haskel Moon. Lee Moon returned from Germany after serving for the Army at the end of WWII. Haskel Moon was a master mechanic in the military. Lee and Haskel retired in 1986, leaving Steve Moon (son of Lee Moon) as the manager of CMS Garage and Body Shop and eventually became the owner. Steve Moon is the current owner, however, retired in August 2016 leaving his sons, Travis Moon and Jason Moon as managers – third generation Moons still serving Anderson. Steve Moon started working at CMS Garage and Body Shop with his father as a teenager after graduating from TL Hanna. Steve served in the US Air Force and returned to CMS Garage and Body Shop when his assignment was complete.
For information contact CMS Garage and Body at 864.225.7346 or visit their Facebook page.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and celebration of 10 years in business for Batteries + Bulbs on Monday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. Their address is: 3319 North Main Street, Suite D, Anderson, SC 29621.
Batteries + Bulbs began in Anderson on August 21, 2007; they have been in Anderson for 10 years this month! They are a franchise location in the Batteries + Bulbs system that has over 700 stores nationwide. Together they are the largest retailer of batteries in the country. They also feature the "We Fix It" center inside its stores where they repair devices such as cell phones, iPads, laptops and other small electronics. Batteries + Bulbs is now the #1 cell phone repair destination in the country. Batteries + Bulbs owner, Don Bailey, owns 3 franchise locations (Anderson, Greenwood, and Clemson) and employs 15 people at its stores.
For more information, please contact Batteries + Bulbs at the Chamber at (864) 772-3925 or visit their website!
Dwayne Bowes of Paragon Hotels gives his testimonial about the Chamber. Dwayne is a Chamber Ambassador and sits on the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Congratulations on officially cutting the ribbon! Westwind, Inc and its affiliates operate 10 franchised BURGER KING® Restaurants in South Carolina and Northeast Georgia. They have been in business for over 25 years. Westwind, Inc. is committed to the highest operating standards and satisfying our customers.
A ribbon cutting was held for Burger King - Westwind, Inc. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The ribbon cutting was to celebrate their location at 4460 Liberty Hwy in Anderson.
To learn more about Westind, Inc. and their Burger King locations visit their website or 864.226.9644.
Congratulations and welcome to the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for one of our newest members, State Farm – Parker Smith Agency.
State Farm offers auto and home insurance as well as life and health insurance. Their business hours are 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. Parker Smith has been with State Farm for over three years and opened his own branch in June of 2017.
The ribbon cutting was held Friday, August 4, 2017, at 9 a.m. Their address is 103 Broad Bent Way, Anderson, 29625.
Visit State Farm - Parker Smith Agency's website or give them a call at 864.224.3789 for more information.