Chamber Annual Banquet & Awards
The Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its Annual Awards Banquet. Mail nominations to Darlington Chamber of Commerce, 38 Public Square
Darlington, SC 29532. Deadline to submit nominations is January 8, 2017. Info: 843-393-2641 or [email protected]
Guidelines for Awards
A. Only Chamber Members (in good standing) may nominate candidates for these awards.
B. Nominees may come from any area of the county served by the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce. *Darlington *Lamar *Society Hill. Nominees can be either members or non-members.
C. The Chamber Board will vote on recipients. Nominations will be publicized through local media by the Chamber.
D. Nominations without essays, essays not meeting criteria, unsigned nominations or late nominations (after January 8th) will not be considered.
Market on Darlington Square
The Market on Darlington Square 2016 season will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Square on Main Street in Darlington on the FIRST Saturday of the month, May through October. There will be no event in July due to the holiday. The open-air monthly market is a partnership between Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association, the City of Darlington and a dedicated group of volunteers that began in 2011.
Vendor spaces are $25 with discounts available for nonprofit organizations. Farmers and children are allowed spaces at no charge. A season pass is available at a discount for vendors who want to attend all five events.
Restaurants can sponsor a table to give folks a taste of their specialties, and any business can set up a booth to distribute brochures, flyers, or promotional items to help advertise and connect with the community. Churches, civic clubs, and school groups are welcome to raise funds with cook book and bake sales or simply display the good work they are doing.
Farmers, gardeners, and anyone selling plants, farm-related products, or produce can set up at no charge.
Each month, the Market also holds a featured event. In May, the Pet Parade will raise funds for the Darlington County Humane Society. In June, the Market serves as a stop on the S.C. Ag + Art Tour. In August, bring the kids for a community picnic and watermelon contests. In September, celebrate Race Week with a free children’s sidewalk chalk art contest. Then, in October, come taste and choose the best chili around at the Showdown at the Square Chili Cook-Off. If your nonprofit would like to be featured at the Market, please contact Ms. Rock.
The Market on Darlington Square also has a Facebook page that can be found at www.facebook.com/DarlingtonMarket.