Join us May 15-19 as we celebrate our members and the local businesses that are the backbone of our community. We'll also be "popping in" throughout the week to say thank you for all that you do. This week’s events include:


Monday, May 15: Pork in the Parking Lot Member Appreciation Luncheon.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chamber Headquarters 

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Wednesday, May 17: The Road to Entrepreneurship: How Local Small Businesses Find Success 

10 a.m., Culinary Institute of the South at TCL

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Thursday, May 18: Bluffton Block Party. 

5:30 p.m., Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe 

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Friday, May 19: Chamber Food Truck Friday. 

4:30-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Center Community Park

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Our Small Business and Start-Up of the Year Award Winners.

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Pork in the Parking Lot

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Monday, May 15

Chamber Headquarters, 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, HHI

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Who says that there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Drop in for our member appreciation luncheon, catered by Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe. It’s complimentary, but let us know if you are coming so we have enough to eat!

Please park at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.



The Road to Entrepreneurship: How Local Small Businesses Find Success

10-11:30 a.m. | Wednesday, May 17

Culinary Institute of the South at TCL, 1 Venture Drive, Bluffton

$10 member | $15 future member

So you want to own your own business - now what? Whether you are starting your entrepreneurship journey tomorrow or two years from now, hear from local business owners and support organizations about how they found success, give back to the community, and mentor others. 

The keynote speaker is Zachary Green, owner of the consulting firm Warrior Performance Framework, followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include: 

  • Laurie Brown, owner of Aunt Laurie’s and SCORE mentor
  • Bridgette Frazier, owner of Chef B’s Eats and Ma Daisy’s Porch 
  • Patricia Cameron, business consultant at the SC Small Business Development Center
  • Jennifer Megliore, owner of Artware & S.C. Small Business Person of the Year
  • David Nelems, CEO of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation


Bluffton Block Party 

5:30-7 p.m. | Thursday, May 18

Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe, 303 Bleeker Street, Bluffton

$10 Member | $20 Future Member 


Let’s celebrate our small business community! Join us for our annual Bluffton Block Party for great food, drinks, and company. 



Chamber Food Truck Friday

4:30-7 p.m. | Friday, May 19 

Shelter Cove Towne Centre Community Park 

Let’s eat! Enjoy the tastes of the locally-owned food trucks, as well as the company of your neighbors and live music.

It’s free to attend, and you’ll be able to purchase food and drinks from vendors. 



Thank You To Our Sponsors

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