Welcome from the Chamber

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Welcome From the Chamber President

The Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce has the unique privilege of serving our local business community as well as local visitors and newcomers. If you are reading this publication, then you most likely fit into one of those groups and I want to personally thank you for taking the time to learn about our community!

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

2019-20 Chamber Board Chairchamber board of directors

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

Anja Smith
All Clear Plumbing
Chair-Elect

Taft Osborne
First Reliance Bank
Treasurer

Andrea Merritt
Sportsclub Simpsonville
Secretary

Butch Kirven
Greenville County Council
County Advisor

Lou Hutchings
Simpsonville City Council
City Advisor

Bob Brown
Coldwell Banker Caine
Director

Jill Connor
Pelham Medical Center
Director

Brooks Derrick
Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick, LLC.
Director

Abby Hawks
Summit Media LLC
Director

Scott Jones
Hillcrest Hospital
Director

David Knapp Jr.
Express Press
Director

Doug Miller
Laurens Electric Cooperative
Director

Carol Ruppel
Prisma Health Family YMCA
Director

Denise Scotti-Smith
Mission Accomplished HR Consulting, LLC.
Director

Becky Thornley
Sharonview Federal Credit Union
Director

Chamber Staff

Allison McGarity
President/CEO

Jennifer Richardson
Director of Corporate & Community Events

JR Humphries
Development Manager

Sunny & Chance
PAWt-Time Employees