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Linemen do their best work in the worst conditions. And weather conditions generate the highest incidences of lack of electricity to your home or business, whether it manifests itself in the form of floods, ice storms, thunderstorms or isolated … more
The significance of Sport Clips Haircuts opening salon No. 1,500 in Sumter doesn't get lost on founder Gordon Logan. Logan likens the opening to a homecoming to a city where his family and friends nurtured the entrepreneurial spirit that he fine … more
The first chamber award presented at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala was for Ambassador of the Year. "Ambassadors are essential to the operation of the Chamber," Chamber President Chris Hardy said. "They volunteer at events, … more
The Industry Appreciation of the Year Award was given to EMS-Chemie and CEO Guido Hobi for 35 successful years in Sumter, Chamber President Chris Hardy said. "Industry plays a key role in our business community," he said. "They employ thousands … more
The Chamber's Nonprofit of the Year Award was presented to United Way of Sumter, Lee and Clarendon Counties for its programs that aim to improve education, income and health in the community, said Victoria Bailey of CA Harler Trophies, who presented … more
Outgoing Chamber Board Chairman Mitch Williams said the Minority/Woman-Owned Business Person of the Year Award is intended to recognize that the Sumter business community is made of a diverse group of businesses and business owners. "We have … more
A new award presented at the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala was the Young Professional of the Year Award. "Never underestimate the importance of young people," Chamber President Chris Hardy said. Presented by Chip Chase, FTC … more
The Chamber's Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the community, was awarded to "Team Sumter" - including the city, county, emergency management, law enforcement and first responders for their … more
John Paul Smith credits ditching classes in high school with paying huge dividends for him today. After a 1996 hurricane that he couldn't remember the name of, Smith and a high school friend ditched school to make money repairing homes, primarily … more
Medicare wants more doctors and patients to talk about the tough care decisions that must be made if a person becomes seriously ill or incapacitated. The federal entity, which covers health care for people over age 65, has started reimbursing … more
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