Welcome from the Chamber

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Welcome From the Chamber President

Here at the Chamber, we are committed to being a positive force in providing leadership and advocacy to unite and improve the local business community. We coordinate professional programming, events, and initiatives designed to create more business opportunities, better living conditions, and a more attractive and desirable community in which to live, work, and visit.

I am passionate about the role that our Chamber plays in community growth and economic development. We give back to the community and improve the quality of life by influencing issues like public policy, education, and community development. Along with our members and partners, we are proud to be a collective influence that constantly strives to shape Simpsonville and Greenville County.

Whether you are planning to relocate or start a new business venture, I hope that you will stop by our office and see the many resources we have to offer. Our Welcome Center has great information on area attractions, restaurants and local shopping, available real estate, and more. We also have packages of information for entrepreneurs and others in the business world.

We have a wealth of resources to meet your needs – whether you are looking to grow your business, move into the area, or simply plan a fun trip. Chamber staff are always happy to spend a few minutes with visitors and share all of the reasons we love Simpsonville!

Allison McGarity, President/CEO
Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome From the Chamber Board Chair

I have greatly enjoyed serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce this year. Our organization is building on recent successes, and we are looking forward to an even stronger future for our residents and business community here in Simpsonville.

Being a Simpsonville resident, I will be the first to attest to all of the wonderful things that Simpsonville has to offer for both residents and visitors alike. A vibrant business climate, thriving real estate markets, strong public and private school systems, and strong partnerships with other communities all make Simpsonville a unique place for families to live, work, and play. I am proud to serve an organization that strives to serve this community and its businesses.

If you are planning a visit or considering a move to Simpsonville, please stop by the Chamber & Welcome Center to meet our staff and gather information about our area, business leads and referrals, and relocation materials. You can also find us on Facebook and online at www.SimpsonvilleChamber.com.


Clint Richey
Commercial Insurance Broker & Risk Management Consultant
Brown & Brown Insurance of SC, Inc.

2018 Chamber Board Chairchamber board of directors

Clint Richey
Brown & Brown Insurance of SC, Inc.
2018 Board Chairman

Brittany Brockman
Allstate Insurance- Cornell Sweeney Agency
Past Board Chairwoman

Chris Mize
Community Volunteer
Board Treasurer

Kathy Moore
Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union
Board Secretary

Butch Kirven
Greenville County Council, District 27
County Council Advisor

Lou Hutchings
Simpsonville City Council, Ward VI
City Council Advisor

Bob Brown
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/C. Dan Joyner Realtors

Jill Connor
Pelham Medical Center

Jeff Gerber
Summit Media LLC

Scott Jones
Hillcrest Memorial Hospital

Andrea Merritt
Sportsclub Simpsonville

Doug Miller
Laurens Electric Cooperative

Taft Osborne
First Reliance Bank

Carol Ruppel

Julia Scholz
Stella’s Southern Bistro

Anja Smith
All Clear Plumbing

chamber staff

Allison McGarity
Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Richardson
Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Director of Corporate & Community Events