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  • Chamber Programs

  • Leadership Hartsville

    Leadership Hartsville is a program designed and facilitated by the Greater Hartsville Chamber to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for the Hartsville area and Darlington County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting our area and community, Leadership Hartsville prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership.

    Leadership Hartsville requires a 9 month commitment. Participants are selected through an application process based upon their past involvement in the community and their ability to set and achieve high personal goals. New classes embark each year on a journey to understand the inner-workings of our area, including Legacy, Livelihood, Lifestyle, Leisure, Learning, Law, and Leadership.

    Each class selects a project or projects to meet a need in the area. Class projects are chosen based on proposals submitted by class members.

    Hartsville Young Professionals

    Hartsville Young Professionals (HYP) is organized to provide social, networking and professional development opportunities to new and native Hartsvillians, making Hartsville a city where young professionals want to live, work and play. HYP showcases opportunities for entertainment, service, outdoor fun, creative expression and other activities towards the betterment of our community. Host to quarterly networking events and regular recreational opportunities, HYP is an active and engaged group of young professionals making a difference in our vibrant small town. Visit their web site for details. www.hartsvilleyp.org

    Hands on Hartsville

    Hands on Hartsville is a project spearheaded by Coker College’s Center for Engaged Learning in partnership with Florence Darlington Technical College’s Hartsville Campus and the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. It is a community-wide service day to benefit local non-profit organizations in Hartsville.  The project’s two-fold mission is to bring together all sectors of the community to support the non-profit agencies that give so much and receive so little, while providing leadership development for local college students.

    Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

    A resource for small business owners

    Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is America’s premier source of free and confidential business advice for small business owners. It is a nonprofit association with headquarters in Herndon, VA, and chapters throughout the U.S. and its territories, with 11,200 volunteers nationwide. The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce SCORE operation is a branch of SCORE Midlands located in Columbia, SC.  

    For almost 50 years, SCORE volunteers have helped business owners in every market including banking, marketing, industrial management, wholesaling distribution and retail. 
     
    In addition to having a depth of knowledge in their particular field, SCORE counselors receive training on today’s business practices, Small Business Administration resources and considerations for starting a new business. 
     
    SCORE offers one-on-one counseling services to entrepreneurs and present business owners. SCORE can assist business owners with many services including:

    •  Developing an effective business plan
    •  Bookkeeping
    •  Expansion
    •  Understanding local, state, and federal government regulations

    Small business owners or entrepreneurs can schedule consultations that last just a few sessions or assistance over a period of time. The business owner sets the level of help needed.  
     
    SCORE meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. Consultations are free and appointments are required.
     
    Contact the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce to schedule an appointment; at 843-332-6401  or admin@hartsvillechamber.org