Chamber News

May 2018

1000 Businesses: Building Aiken's Future 
A look back to 1998

Ruthven receives honor of Ambassador of the Quarter
Schools important to Aiken County's future
Stewart appoints two to Chamber board


April 2018 campaign excelling at six months 

An open letter from the Chamber chair

Bond need explained at First Friday  

Building Aiken's cyber future 

Looking back - 2010 


March 2018 

Aiken Chamber endorses school bond referendum 

BLASTIN' for business 

Chamber Ambassadors ready to work 

Looking Back - 1995 

March First Friday Presentation

It's a Man's World ... Or Is It? 

Pit production may bring jobs, investment to region 


February 2018

Chamber begins centennial year

Chamber hires Alex Shearn as coordinator 

Chamber recognizes four at 100th Annual Dinner

Cover page to the Guide to Government & Tips for communicating with officials

Guide to Government - 2018

How to keep business in South Carolina thriving

Investing in the future

Stevens named Ambassador of the Year

Tax Law Seminar

Welcome Aiken Magazine now available


January 2018

AYP recognizes exceptional young professionals

Chamber to celebrate Centennial anniversary

FBI agent to lead active shooter training

Leading Chamber's second century

Practicing what he preaches

Third Generation: Building Aiken's Future


December 2017 campaign excels

AIKEN WORKS critical to workforce development


November 2017

Aiken inspires beach town

Leaders return today from advocacy trip to D.C. 

   - Department of Energy key talking points

Time for annual award nominations


October 2017

Aiken Young Professionals bring new event to community

Reasons why first Aiken City Limits will keep you coming back

Six elected to 2018 Chamber Board

Women in Business: Never feel awkward again - Networking like a pro

September 2017

Action Recommendation List
Aiken Has It
Compelling Place to Live Task Force Full Report
Industry Golf Appreciation Tournament
Jordan delivers task force report
Malone recognized as Ambassador of Quarter
Regional study supports task force conclusions


August 2017

First Friday Presentation by Tom Clark -- Cyber District's Impact on Aiken
43 days to Aiken's Makin'

Business workshops offered in August
Chamber Members
Corporate social responsibility is on the rise

July 2017

Aiken: A Compelling Place to Live
Check out the Job Board at
First Friday Means Business to feature Fort Gordon Cyber Command’s impact on Aiken
Help welcome new educators

New event for 2017
Promote your business with LinkedIn
Public meeting set on downtown redevelopment
Young professionals connect with community


June 2017 

Business workshops offered in June 
First Friday Presentation - Update on the Aiken Renaissance Project from David Smoots, Carbon Properties
Jameson and Phillips receive service award
Renaissance developer to speak at First Friday


May 2017 

Aiken Chamber by the numbers
Aiken SCORE receives well-deserved national recognition, award
Boost your sales with social video
Chamber Ambassador Taylor recognized

Cool Carolina Cities: Hartsville
Regional Economic Benchmarking Report for Aiken County – 2017 Update

Workshop to reveal "Secret Sauce" recipe to build your business


April 2017

Cool Carolina Cities: Impressions from Shelter Cove
HELP WANTED! Let’s Get To Work Aiken County! 
April First Friday Means Business - Hartsville Presentation

March 2017

March First Friday Means Business  - Civic Entrepreneurship
Attracting Aiken's Next Generation
Leaders explore Cool Carolina Cities
PULL! Blastin' for Business
Cover page to the Guide to Government & Tips for communicating with officials
2017 Guide to Government
Chamber Ambassadors ready to work


February 2017

  1. Aiken's Makin' now accepting vendor applications
  2. Alford to give update at First Friday Means Business
  3. Chamber recognizes four at 99th Annual Dinner
  4. How to keep business thriving in S.C. - The South Carolina Chamber 2017 Competitiveness Agenda
  5. New for 2017: Job Board at
  6. Shelton appointed to Chamber Board
  7. Sullivan of TPi receives Chamber Ambassador award

January 2017

  1. Chamber leadership team and program of work announced
  2. AYP to kick off New Year
  3. Chamber to unveil refreshed look at January event
  4. Chamber AYP celebrates annual award winners
  5. Largest employer to speak at First Friday

  6. December 2016

  1. Accredited
  2. In Brief
  3. Aiken Young Professionals launches 10th year
  4. Action! Photographer explores Aiken for S.C. Film Commission
  5. Become well-informed on Renaissance Project

November 2016

  1. Chamber elects six to board
  2. Make your voice heard - vote!
  3. Shop Small Business Saturday Nov. 26
  4. 10 tips for holiday shopping success
  5. Klimm to share facts about The Renaissance Plan at First Friday
      -  Click here for update from First Friday 

October 2016

  1. Aspirational Cities tour - one year later
  2. Former Charleston Mayor to kick off Speaker Series
  3. Member verification process underway

September 2016

    1. New educators welcomed with SRP gift cards
    2. Business plan seminar offered
    3. Luncheon: Building Loyal Teams
    4. SC Chamber 2016 Legislative Scorecard
      Women in Business Tournament


August 2016

  1. Chamber receives award for Communication Excellence
  2. Chamber taking nominations for board
  3. Mayor to share vision for Aiken
  4. Workshop explains how to spot, prevent fraud in the workplace

July 2016

  1. A conversation with Charlie Hartz
  2. Chamber "Interconnected" to Art Through Aiken
  3. Chamber to welcome new educators
  4. Developer to discuss Aiken Mall property
  5. Seminar highlights changes to overtime pay regulations
  6. Seminar will discuss starting a nonprofit

June 2016 

  1. Aiken County 2016 Regional Economic Benchmark Report with Guest Editorial
  2. School counselors to learn about workforce needs
  3. SCORE offers seminar on marketing and sales
  4. YEA! calling all young entrepreneurs


May 2016

  1. Regional Economic Benchmarking Report for Aiken County - 2016 Update
    Regional advocacy focus of trip to DC
    Young Entrepreneurs pitch ideas
    SCORE Seminar offers financial advice for startup business, expansion 

April 2016

Business Academy: Innovate and Revitalize


March 2016

  1. 2016 Guide to Government
  2. Aiken chosen for Main Street South Carolina program
  3. Community Rock Stars visit AYP
  4. Decade of accomplishments
  5. Fore! Golf tournament set
  6. Greenville's revitalization topic at First Friday event
  7. "If you're lucky enough to live in Aiken..."
  8. Past chairs take a look back
  9. Women in Business, Moments of Truth: A Fork in the Road

February 2016

  1. Chamber Ambassadors ready for 2016
  2. Innovation topic at First Friday
  3. New Welcome Aiken presents An Aiken State of Mind
  4. SCORE offers seminar on selling a business
    There's still time to join AYP

January 2016

  1. 98th Annual Dinner: An Aiken State of Mind
  2. AYP celebrates annual award winners
  3. Chamber leadership team and program of work announced
  4. SCORE chapter receives platinum award

December 2015

98th Annual Dinner: An Aiken State of Mind

2015 In Review
Ambassador Thompson recognized
Aspirational Goal: Aiken Vision

Jameson honored

 Fa La La

November 2015

  1. Candidates answer Chamber's questions
  2. Jump Start - Take Charge of Your Career and Your Full Life
  3. Shop Small on November 28


October 2015

  1. Board elects six to 2016 Chamber board
  2. Mayoral Candidates Forum

September 2015

Leaders explore aspirational cities

Aiken Standard Articles:

Aiken leaders board the bus Tuesday to find fresh, innovative ideas nearby
Aiken can take cues from aspirational cities 
Opportunity to discover from aspirational cities
Raleigh talks focus on entrepreneurs, bridging generational gap on final day of Aspirational Cities Tour
Aspirational Cities Tour should help local efforts
Enhance city with trail development
Aiken residents see Greenville leaders use projects, investments as ticker for success
Greenville mayor speaks to obstacles, success behind city’s downtown investments
Greenville City leaders share inspiration behind projects; stress need for public-private partnerships
Vision for Aiken’s future cited as essential
Bridging gap between millennials and seniors a must, Aiken officials say
Aiken officials find historic revitalization, balance in Winston-Salem

New educators welcomed
Volunteers key to Aiken's Makin'
Women, Men & Money
Women prepare for golf

August 2015

43 days to Aiken's Makin'
AYP: 250+ members strong
Chamber calls for board nominations
Leadership focus of State of Our Community
Meet General Bogdan


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