Chapin Small Business Networking Group

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Local Small Businesses in Chapin, SC , Working Together!

Posted by Nancy Williamson, CBA on May 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM

The Chapin Small Business Networking Group (CSBNG) is a group of local small business owners serving Chapin, SC and the surrounding areas.  We offer the best services available, and we are reliable and friendly and loyal to our community.  

Art - Custom Picture Framing


Palmetto Fine Arts


TC Bowers


(803) 932-0265


[email protected]








Law Office of Laura H. Huggins, LLC


Laura H. Huggins


(803) 454-0657


[email protected]








First Citizens Bank


Chris Pricenor Cell


(803) 479-5151


[email protected]






Beauty – Nails


Color Street Nails


Nicholle Ogrodnick Burroughs




[email protected]






Catering - Small Packages Catering


Sheila Veach (803) 537-0351


[email protected]






HealthSource Dr. Ashley Adamson Bills


(803) 941-0020


[email protected]






Coffee Roasting & Hot Beverages


Bart’s Crazy Good Coffee Roasting Co


Bart Baldwin




[email protected] BartsCoffee.com


CPA - Elizabeth B. Gierhart CPA


(719) 330-0014


[email protected]





Engraving – Custom Crafted Silhouettes 803-960-3033


TC Bowers / Robin Thompson


7149 SC Hwy 391, Prosperity, SC


[email protected]




Financial Advisor


Wilson Financial Group


Skip Wilson


cell (803) 331-3731


Office: (803) 345-1180


[email protected]





Fitness - Sozo


Sozo Family Fitness


Beau Wolfe 803-941-7108


Sozo Personal Fitness


Kara Madsen 803.924.5245






Funeral - Whitaker Funeral Home


Kathy Livingston


Cell 803-924-6031


Business 803-276-5000


[email protected]






Handyman – Handy Howie


Howard McKeone – 803.673.6044


[email protected]




Home Health Care


Brook Health Care, LLC


Linda Shanabrook


Gail Dorroh [email protected]


Stephanie Franklin [email protected]


(803) 941 7231 [email protected]






HVAC - Richardson’s Heating & Air


Rusty Todd, 803-345-5221


Cell 803-513-5881 [email protected]






Insurance & Financial Services


Scott Hanners, State Farm


Scott Hanners & Nancy Williamson


(803) 345-3135 [email protected]






Locksmith – Chapin Lock Guy


Michael J. Dosen 803-440-2492


[email protected]






Magazine – Chapin Neighbors


Daniel Rendelman 912.844.2046


[email protected]


[email protected]




Organizing & Move Specialist




Jessica Brim 614-558-1044


[email protected]






Photographer – Lee Lee Photography


Lee Ann Bergren 702-985-3812


[email protected]






Realtor - United Real Estate


Bill Prebeck 803-605-6149


[email protected]





Rentals – Party & Events


Lake Murray Event Rentals


Jon Clarke 803.345.0054


[email protected]






Spa – Blue Lavender Spa & Medical Aesthetics


Mia Bingenheimer




[email protected]





Travel Planner


Michelle Arnold 803-500-5061


[email protected]








Lake Town Animal Hospital


Holly Hodges 803-941-7030


[email protected] www.laketownvet.com




Web Design & Business Consulting


Carolina Web Design Services LLC


Nancy Williamson (803) 629-0101


[email protected]






Yoga Instructor & Avon Rep


Stephanie Franklin








Nonprofit Organizations




Education – Online School


SC Whitmore School


Pam Chick (866) 476-6416


[email protected]






Youth Development


The Justin Pepper Foundation


Kari Pepper McKeone


(803) 727-5871


[email protected] www.JustinPepper.org




Chapin Chamber


Rebecca Hines, Director


(803) 345-1100


[email protected]






Town of Chapin


Office: 803.575.8039


Nicholle Burroughs


[email protected]



Local Small Businesses Working Together

Posted by Nancy Williamson, CBA on September 15, 2018 at 12:15 AM
The Chapin Small Business Networking Group (CSBNG) consists of local small businesses and non-profits that either have a physical location in Chapin, South Carolina, or they provide services within Chapin, SC. We all work together to help promote each others' businesses and spread awareness of our members. We meet twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, at a member's location or the Chapin Chamber of Commerce. We allow one business per industry to join. This is a FREE networking group - no hidden fees or referrals. If you own a business in the Chapin area and would like to attend our meetings, please contact us at [email protected]

History of Chapin

Posted by Nancy Williamson, CBA on September 15, 2018 at 12:15 AM
This was taken from the Town of Chapin website: http://chapinsc.com/173/A-History-of-Chapin A History of Chapin In the mid-1700s, when everything west of Columbia was frontier, a group of German settlers, many of them armed with land grants from the English crown, laid claim to the land between the forks of the Saluda and Broad Rivers. It came to be known as the Dutch Fork, the "Dutch" being an anglicized form of Deutsch (referring to the German language and people.) Few of the Fork's German settlers ever left its boundaries, and even fewer outsiders ever came to stay. In the 1800's, Dutch Forkers had developed their own subculture, their own particular--some would say peculiar--ways. Some still spoke German well into the 19th century, and those who didn't, had a dialect all their own. They measured success not in money or fame, but in family and community ties. They were poor, but proud. They made the most of the little they had. They believed in hard work, in saving up for even harder times, and in a benevolent God. Martin Chapin came to the Dutch Fork from Cortland, New York. He was a different sort than his neighbors, and yet he shared many of their attributes. He suffered a lung ailment, and his doctors had advised that if he expected to live, he should head south to the Piney Woods and inhale the pine. And that he did. The pines were good to him, in more ways than one. He started a successful lumber mill business and invested in the land. Over the years his holdings increased to the point that, according to records in the Lexington County Courthouse, when surveys were being made and land purchased for the basin of the future Lake Murray, more than half of the property titles could be traced back to Martin Chapin, either directly or indirectly. County records show that he purchased 4,218 acres in the Chapin area. He gave right of way for the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens (CN&L) Railway, which would help him get his lumber to market, and which over the years would have a tremendous impact on villages and communities throughout the Dutch Fork. When the railroad was built, a station was established near Chapin's Mill, and called Chapin. With the railroad, businesses sprang up and prospered and then a town. Martin Chapin gave the land for its streets. And on Christmas Eve, 1889, with its limits to extend three-quarters of a mile north, east and west from Martin Chapin's house, forming a square, the Town of Chapin was incorporated. In the years when cotton was king, Chapin enjoyed relative prosperity, but still did not look very far beyond the Dutch Fork. Then came the Great Depression, and many of Chapin's farmers lost everything they had when the Bank of Chapin failed. Times were hard. But the greater impact on life in Chapin was not the Depression, but the coming of new technology -- technology that would expand the boundaries, that would open up the Dutch Fork to the outside world. The automobile, electricity, the telephone, radio -- they all played a part. But nothing could have prepared these poor folks, who had lived and worked the land along the banks of the Saluda River for years, for the tremendous social upheaval that resulted from the damming of the Saluda River in 1927 to create Lake Murray, and a source of hydro-electric power for South Carolina's Midlands. The lives of some 5,000 people were directly affected as land was acquired. Three churches, six schools and 193 graveyards were removed. To some, the building of the dam brought employment. New people moved in. New students from other sections of the country were welcomed into the schools. A new age had begun. For others, only memories remained of the lives they had known. For quite a few, the adjustment was impossible. At the time of its construction, the dam was the largest earthen dam in cubical content for power purposes in the world. The dam itself covers an area of around 99 acres, it is 208 feet high and 1 1/2 miles long. But for all of the upheaval it caused then, likely, few in the 1920s could have imagined the tremendous impact Lake Murray would continue to have today -- far beyond its original purpose of providing a source of electric power. Today, the lake is a vast area of water covering 78 square miles and approximately 50,000 acres of land. At its widest point, it is 41 miles long and 14 miles wide, providing storage for 763 billion gallons of water. It is the jewel of the Midlands, a water wonderland for fishing, sailing, swimming, skiing, or just sitting on your back porch looking out over the water at a beautiful South Carolina sunset. The lake today is one of Chapin's grandest assets, the lure that attracts people from all parts of the country, who are looking for a great place to live and raise a family. And Chapin is truly "The Capital of Lake Murray."