What a great year 2011-2012 has been for the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 the Chamber celebrated its 50th anniversary of serving the Central, Clemson, Pendleton and Six Mile areas. During the past year, our Chamber experienced unprecedented growth while completing two vital projects that will shape our future. First, the Chamber concluded a capital campaign to retire the debt on the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center headquarters. We especially thank the city of Clemson for their special gifts to allow the Chamber to become debt free in a short amount of time. Secondly, 2011 marked the end of the chambers five-year Strategic Plan. Since August 2011, the area board of directors, various councils and divisions and Chamber staff began a five-month process of drafting a new strategic plan that will run the through 2015.
We are fortunate that the surrounding community possesses a unique blend of vision, opportunity and leadership. These elements, when combined with a thriving business economy, yield tremendous results and position the Chamber to achieve at even greater levels in the future.
The Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce is evolving in our role of the voice of the business community through collaboration with many diverse groups that make up our area fabric. The Chamber leadership and staff are well positioned to provide quality services to our members and strategic partners in Upstate South Carolina. As in any enterprise, there will be additional challenges to be met, projects to be completed and partnerships to be made. The Chamber is committed to do our part in support to the businesses that we serve.
Business and education are two words to describe the makeup of our community. We are within five miles of three higher education entities Clemson University, Southern Wesleyan University and Tri-County Technical College. We are fortunate to have a broad range of area businesses including manufacturing, industry and small business.
All this will allow us to not only sustain but expand upon the mission of the Chamber: To serve as the unified voice of business for our members while promoting economic vitality and a favorable business climate while protecting and improving the tri-county area’s quality of life.
Holiday Inn Clemson
Foothills Property Management
Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative
Southern Wesleyan University
Tri-County Technical College
Clemson University Confernce Center