The Chamber’s many programs and events afford members the opportunity for visibility, community recognition, and identification with one of the most successful Chambers in the United States.
It’s a win-win for both the Chamber and the member organization. The sponsoring company is able to target marketing dollars in a cost-effective way while allowing for participation in significant events. The Chamber, in turn, has the satisfaction of involving members who are better able to market their goods and services.
The York County Regional Chamber offers the following programs and events that are available for sponsorships. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting is held in January. The program allows the Chamber to honor its members, volunteers and present its major awards. Volunteer leaders comment about the various benefits of membership, outline Chamber programming highlights, and present new directions and projects.
Business Before Hours
This morning networking event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. with an average attendance of 50 Chamber members. The event features light breakfast fare and valuable information from sponsors who showcase their businesses.
Business After Hours
The Chamber’s Business After Hours event is a dynamic way for a member company to promote their products and/or services at the largest monthly networking event in the region. These are the most popular networking events of the year.
The Chamber will invite local, state and federal candidates to participate in their Candidates Forum. Questions for the candidates are developed by the various committees of the Chamber.
Fall Golf Classic
The Chamber’s Fall Golf Classic is a captain’s choice event, offering an afternoon tee time followed by a reception.
Fort Mill Education & Volunteer Awards Program
Each year the Chamber honors the Fort Mill School District teachers, support staff, employees and top seniors. This evening event also features awards given to top volunteers from Fort Mill or Tega Cay. The awards include Citizen of the Year, Civic Volunteer of the Year, Murray B. White Preservationist of the Year and Emergency Services Personnel of the Year.
Fort Mill & Tega Cay State of the Community
This annual event features presentations by the top elected officials from Fort Mill and Tega Cay, county and school board. They give an overview of current issues pertaining to the area.
Holiday Drop In
This annual event is a holiday celebration for members of the York County Regional Chamber. The only cost to attend this event is a charitable donation. The Fort Mill Care Center has been one of the past recipients of the donations. This has been a tradition for the last 25 years in Fort Mill, and is co-hosted by the Fort Mill and the Tega Cay Area Councils.
The Grassroots lunch is co-hosted each year by the Regional Chamber and South Carolina Chamber, to provide business leaders and local legislators a forum to identify needs and possible solutions to issues concerning business and industry in York County. This old-fashioned town meeting attended by more than 100 individuals is the first step for both Chambers in establishing their respective legislative agendas.
Leadership York County
Leadership York County (LYCO) is a county-wide leadership development program open to members of any of the four Chambers of Commerce in York County. The program kicks off in September with an overnight retreat combining team building exercises as well as community and personal development experiences. The course continues monthly for seven months as area leaders in business, government, media, education and health services come together to inform and enlighten participants on issues and concerns facing York County. Each program day is highly interactive while highlighting the needs and opportunities within the York County Region.
This event is attended by more than 100 individuals who hear presentations on state and federal legislative issues facing the business community. Key speakers in the past have included U.S. Congressman John Spratt and State Sen. Wes Hayes. The breakfast also includes recognition of all elected officials as well as networking time to share ideas and concerns with these leaders.
The Chamber Membership Luncheons are held four times a year. The Chamber invites local and regional leaders to inform/update Chamber members on specific areas of current interest to the local business community.
Rock Hill Area Council Education Awards Breakfast
Held during American Education Week, this annual event recognizes students and the educators from Rock Hill's public, private and higher education institutions for their outstanding performance. The Chamber invites the business community to honor these individuals who are vitally important to workforce development and economic development.
Rock Hill State of the Community
The Rock Hill State of the Community is an event with presentations by the top elected officials of the city, county and school board to give an overview of current issues pertaining to the area.
York County Day
The annual York County Day is a day long legislative event held each year in Columbia that offers York County business leaders and government officials an opportunity to network with State Legislators beginning with a lunch honoring our local legislative delegation and concluding with an evening reception attended by over 300 people. The purpose of the event is to heighten the awareness of York County to all the members of the state general assembly. The South Carolina Governor is invited each year to offer the keynote address.
Youth Leadership York County
The Youth Leadership York County program or “YouLead” is modeled after the adult Leadership York County program and is an eight-month long experience for high school juniors and seniors from public and private schools in York County. YouLead participants will meet local and state government officials, tour area businesses with local industry leaders, volunteer with York County service agencies and gain a greater understanding of the community that they call home. Through the program, the Chambers hope to not only teach leadership skills, but to also encourage the students to further their education after high school and to then apply their own life experiences as they live, work and become active members of our growing York County community.