Chris Binnicker New Interim Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Chris Binnicker has accepted the position as Interim Executive Director for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.  Chris began his duties as Interim Director on March 24th and remain in the position until a permanent Executive Director is named.  Chris is a South Carolina native and a has made his home in Cherokee County for that past 25 years.  He and his wife are members of First Baptist Church of Gaffney.

Chris has an extensive background in management and manufacturing, with over 40 years in the Textile industry.  Chris last served as Vice President of Textiles for Anvil Knitwear, where he retired in December 2012.  As we now move our search toward a permanent Executive Director, Chris’ focus will be on membership relations, working with and supporting the staff, attending Chamber sponsored events, and offering assistance to our Board Committees as needed.

Annual Meeting and Banquet March 24, 2014

CLICK LINK FOR SPONSORSHIP FLYER:
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Annual Dinner 2014-

CLICK LINK FOR INVITATION:
2014 Annual Dinner Invitation

Clemson University’s 15th President, Dr. James Clements, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Monday, March 24 at Broad River Electric Auditorium. James P. Clements took office December 31, 2013, after serving nearly five years as president of West Virginia University. Clements succeeds James F. Barker, who retired after serving as president for 14 years. He is also a Professor in the School of Computing, College of Engineering and Science, at Clemson. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and tickets may be reserved beginning March 3, 2014. Please contact the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at 225 S Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC (864-489-5721) for additional information.
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet showcases local businesses and business leaders while updating chamber members on membership and community goals for 2014. The banquet is also an opportunity to honor those who have contributed to progress in the business community.
The Chamber is now accepting nominees for the Hall of Fame and the Duke Energy Award for Public Service. Nominations may be submitted to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce by Monday, March 3, 2014.

Cherokee Connects February 27 at Cracker Barrel

Cherokee Connects at Cracker Barrel of Gaffney

 Thursday, February 27

This is a business networking lunch and a great opportunity to make connections, meet new people and build relationships to benefit businesses around the area–all while enjoying your lunch!

Hosted by Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors

Lunch can be individually purchased. Allow 1  1/2  to 2 hours for  lunch to gain maximum benefit.

Walking Trail Dedication February 20, 2014

Teacher Cadets and Future Educators Association of Gaffney High School along with United Way of the Piedmont and the Cherokee Co Chamber will host the grand opening ribbon cutting of the very first bornlearning trail in Cherokee County on Thursday, February 20 at 11 am.

Location:Midway Baseball Complex
570 Twin Lakes Rd, Gaffney

All children attending ages 2-4 will receive a free book!

Chamber Schedule

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will close at 3pm due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 11.  Please check back for further scheduling updates.

The Chamber opened at 10 am on Friday, February 14th after the snow storm.

We will be closed for President’s Day, February, 17th.