• Hello Newberry

Newberry has great things!

I often say that one can be as busy as they want to be in Newberry. Each community throughout the county has great things to offer, and we are always interested in pointing you in the right direction for the things that interest you. We also venture out of town to find sources of entertainment not found in Newberry. Baseball, America's favorite pastime, is certainly available from the t-ball level through college, and is a great source of learning for the players and entertainment for the fans. For those interested in another level, a trip to see the Columbia Fireflies may be right for you. The team recently joined the Chamber, and we were invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Spirit Communications Park, sample some of their concessions offerings, and learn about their various offerings for group outings. Newberry Observer Publisher Denny Koenders and Editor Andrew Wigger, Chamber Ambassador Mike Meadow and Administrator Liz MacDonald, and I took the short trip and had a great time exploring the ballpark. If you are interested in any of their group information, contact us for details.

We are still taking reservations for the Annual Legislative Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, February 6. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. we will enjoy breakfast and hear from Senator Ronnie Cromer, Representative Rick Martin, and a Newberry County representative. Contact us to reserve your spot. Tickets are $10 per person.

At 10:00 a.m. the same morning, Coffee and Commerce will be held in the Chamber conference room. Stop in to chat about your business or community needs. It's a great time to learn more about the Chamber in general.

One of our newest members, State Farm/Carter Lake, will hold a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, Feb. 9