I want to thank Chapin Baseball All-Stars Coach Brian Howell for the invitation to come out and speak to the two all-star teams last week. It was pleasure talking with these 24 young men about sportsmanship and always knowing that someone has their eye on you and to be on your best behavior. They play a number of tournaments throughout the summer, and we wish them all the best.
I enjoyed meeting and networking with people representing a wide array of businesses that participated in the Chapin and Newberry Chambers’ Sizzling Summer Business Expo last week. Everyone was very enthusiastic, especially when Christina Chappell started announcing the door prize winners. I think Crystal Ridgell had a big night with some really great prizes, and several folks wanted her to go with them to get some lottery tickets after the expo was over since she had such a “hot hand.” We are grateful for the chamber’s efforts to support our local businesses.
Speaking of businesses, I want to ask you to please take a few moments to complete the surveys that we have available on our website (www.chapinsc.com) as part of our economic development strategic planning process. We are asking citizens to complete a community survey as part of the SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis. We also have a survey specific to our business owners and managers asking for feedback on resources that would helpful for growing their business as well as recruiting new companies to Chapin. There are paper copies available for folks who are not computer users at the Chapin Chamber, Chapin Library and Town Hall. Thank you in advance for your support!
Mark your calendars to join us on Tuesday, July 18, from 4 – 6 pm in our Community Room for a public reception honoring Captain Troy Crump. Troy will be retiring July 31 from our police force, where he has served since 2011. We are grateful for his service to our community and invite you to be part of this special drop-in.