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Wed. 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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The Solar Eclipse Experience

So if they happen so frequently, why are they such a big deal? For centuries, humans that experience the Solar Eclipse have recorded a myriad of emotions. Some say they feel like they have witnessed a magical occurrence. Others say the darkness is disconcerting enough to be an adventure. Here’s one eyewitness account that might explain the philosophical draw of the event.

Solar eclipses also have a place in history. They’ve been used to prove Einstein’s theory of relativity and as part of Edmund Halley’s impressive career in astronomy. A solar eclipse even stopped a war once when the fighting sides saw the event as a bad omen and decided to call a truce.

Superstition surrounds the solar eclipse, too. When King Henry I died shortly after a solar eclipse in 1133, a rumor spread that the occurrences were bad for rulers. Most ancient myths around the solar eclipse describe the sun as being eaten. In ancient China, a dragon ate it, in Vietnam it was a giant frog, and one native North American tribe claimed it was a bear.

Explaining the unexplainable with stories and myths is a human tradition that transcends cultures. While science has advanced and offered explanations to celestial events, the allure of magic persists. The solar eclipse experience is frequent for the earth, but rare enough for the earth’s inhabitants to be exciting.

Other things that are as rare as a solar eclipse
While the solar eclipse happens between two and five times annually, this is the first one to be visible in North America since 1979. The 70 mile band of totality in 1979 stretched across the east coast. Charleston, Kingstree, and Florence got full views as did Savannah, Georgia, and Norfolk, Virginia.

This year’s eclipse will be visible across a the nation including Salem, Orgeon, Lincoln, Nebraska, Kansas City, Missouri, Nashville, Tennessee and various South Carolina towns from the Upstate to the coast. The next solar eclipse we’ll see from South Carolina will be in April of 2024 but South Carolina will not be in the shadow path at all.

It takes 375 years for a solar eclipse to occur again in the same location. So this is likely the only one we’ll experience without traveling to see it.

Because bloggers love lists, we’re going to name other things that are as rare.

  • Once in a Lifetime Rare
  • Donate a kidney
  • Get chicken pox
  • See Halley’s Comet
  • A new pope while the old pope is still alive (2013)

Once every 375 years rare

  • Killer volcanic eruptions like Krakatoa (1883) and Vesuvius (79 A.D.)
  • Anniversaries like Harvard (2011) and Montreal (2017)

Twice a year rare

  • Daylight Savings
  • Equinox (23 March, 23 September)
  • Solstice (21 June, 21 December)

Guest Blogger: Dr. Kasie Whitner, Clemson Road Creative, LLC

www.clemsonroad.com

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?