2017 Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Mingle & Jingle Gala!

2017 Mingle & Jingle!
The following businesses and individuals were honored for their achievements and service at the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Mingle & Jingle Awards Gala, held December 8th, 2017 at Doko Manor in Blythewood’s Doko Meadows Park.
 
Business Person of the Year: Peggy Fowler (Fowler Team at Keller Williams Columbia Northeast)
Small Business of the Year: Doko Smoke (Owners, Chris and Tony Crout)
Large Business of the Year: Chick-fil-A at Killian Crossing (Owner, Aaron Jackson)
Community Service Award of the Year: Liz Humphries (Owner, Blythewood Consignment)
 
“These winners exemplify what our mission is all about”, said Mike Switzer, executive director at the Blythewood Chamber. “We are working hard to make Blythewood a better place to live, work, and play and the efforts put forth by these successful businesses and individuals makes that job easier!”
 
Peggy Fowler’s leadership at her company, the Fowler Team at Keller Williams Columbia NE, has resulted in a significant increase in the growth of her business in 2017. Taking the reins as chair of the Blythewood Chamber’s volunteer committee has also made a dramatic improvement in the chamber’s volunteer resources, positively impacting events like the 4-day 2017 Total Eclipse of the Park and The Big Grab.
 
Chris and Tony Crout at Doko Smoke continue to impress all of Blythewood with their entrepreneurial spirit. They bring their BBQ to almost every event in town and routinely sell out!
 
Everybody can attest to the amazing and almost instant growth achieved by Aaron Jackson and his 80+ member team at Chick-fil-A at Killian Crossing as they manage their seemingly endless lines of customers!
 
Finally, Liz Humphries, owner of Blythewood Consignment, dedicates a significant amount of her time (in addition to running her very-busy business) to raising money for the less fortunate in our area through her many philanthropic endeavors.
 
All of this year’s winners have made a tremendous impact on the quality of life in Blythewood and were deservedly honored!
 
The Blythewood Chamber honored these individuals and businesses at the 2nd Annual Mingle and Jingle Awards Gala held on December 8th, 2017 at Doko Manor.

Wednesday 10/25/2017 : Cybersecurity! What You Need to Know to Keep Your Business Safe

****Register at www.blythewoodchamber.com***
**$15 Members, $20 Non-members**

Presented by:
Leadership Blythewood
Doko Manor October 25th 11:30am—1:00pm

Belton Ziegler, Attorney for the Cyber Security and Data Privacy Team at Womble Carlyle has an extensive data privacy and cybersecurity practice, as well as litigation and governmental investigations practice, and an intellectual property practice, all of which converge where cyber security is involved.

LUNCH IS INCLUDED!

Learn:
– the threat lansdscape
– who the cyber criminals are
– serious business vulnerabilities
– how to respond to a breach
– how to reduce your risk

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A Total Eclipse of the Park

Thanks to recent funding provided by the Town of Blythewood’s accommodations tax fund, the Blythewood Chamber-Cowork-Visitors Center will be bringing a weekend of fun and entertainment to Doko Meadows Park.  Here is the schedule:

Friday, August 18, 2017, 6:00-10:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Blythewood

Jazz in the Park

Come and enjoy some great jazz from local artists “Don and Sara” and the “Mean Gene Swing Machine” (formerly Blythewood Jazz Orchestra).  This is a FREE event however it will also be fundraiser for the Doko Meadows Park Foundation.  We will be selling souvenir Total Eclipse of the Park t-shirts with a portion of the proceeds helping to improve your beautiful Doko Meadows Park!

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 6:00-10:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Blythewood

Chick-fil-A Movie Night in the Park: E.T., The Extraterrestrial

Presented by Chick-fil-A    

Come and enjoy a classic movie for the whole family on the big screen at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater.  This is a FREE event however it will also be fundraiser for the Blythewood Farmers Market.  We will be selling souvenir Total Eclipse of the Park t-shirts with a portion of the proceeds helping to make our farmers market the best!  Chick-fil-A will be selling all your favorites so you won’t go hungry!

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6:00-10:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Blythewood

Movie Night in the Park: Star Wars

Come and enjoy another classic movie for the whole family on the big screen at the Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater.  This is a FREE event however it will also be fundraiser in partnership with the Blythewood Lions Club’s “Night for Sight”.   We will be selling souvenir Total Eclipse of the Park t-shirts with a portion of the proceeds helping the local Lion’s Clubs efforts to help the vision-impaired in our community!

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00-4:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Blythewood

Shred in the Dark in the Park

Help protect yourself from identify theft and fraud by securely shredding personal documents you no longer need. You will also be doing your part to help the environment, as all paper collected will be recycled. (During the totality is a great time to shred those super secret docs!) This is a FREE event for the community provided by Mid Carolina Credit Union. The shred truck will be located at the park from Noon until 4:00pm or until the truck fills up. Four-box limit per person. www.midcarolinacu.com

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00-4:00pm

Venue: Doko Meadows Park, Palmetto Citizens Amphitheater, Blythewood

Moondoggled! An Eclipsing Battle of the Bands

Presented by Freeway Music  

This is a totally free event!  Join us for the best viewing site in Blythewood for the historic 2017 Total Eclipse. Blythewood Chamber member, Freeway Music, is organizing this event in partnership with the Blythewood Chamber.  Five area bands will be competing for a $500 Grand Prize by playing 15-20 minute sets of their own mix of music that must include at least one song involving the sun or moon (such as Total Eclipse of the Heart, etc.). The competition will take place between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Food trucks will be setting up by lunch time so come early, grab a bite and get a good seat!

The bands will take a break as the eclipse enters totality but don’t worry, we’ll be playing just the right songs over the sound system to enhance your experience. Can you guess what they will be?