BW chamber endorses only one council candidate

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce board has narrowed its choice of candidates to one of three running for two seats in the Nov. 2, town council election. An announcement issued by the chamber earlier this week endorsed only candidate Rich McKenrick. The endorsement comes ahead of the candidate forum which will be conducted […]

Cash Cows

BLYTHEWOOD – The winners of the Oktoberfest Cow Patty Bingo, above, were announced at the Blythewood Chamber meeting Tuesday morning. They are, from left: Alan George, $250; Evan Williams, $500, Tammy Jolly, $750 and Valery Kendrick. $1,000. Also pictured are festival chairman Jasmin Fonce, far left, and Chamber Director Phil Frye, right. The festival, below, […]

Blythewood Chamber panel

BLYTHEWOOD – Chris Keefer leads a panel of Richland 2 teachers in a discussion of employment and workplace retention during Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

Battle of the Woods Begins

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce held its annual Battle of the Woods coaches’ football season preview at its monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday morning minus Westwood Head Football Coach Matt Quinn and Athletic Director Coach Jason Powell, who were unable to attend.  The program featured Blythewood High School Head Football Coach Jason Sidel, left, […]

Chamber Checks

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber presented donations from the recent Doko Rib Fest to these charities: Stone House Ministries (Rev. Don Hillyard), Camp Discovery (Heather Phelps, Amy Ellisor and Karen Mott) and Big Red Barn (Sutton Shaw).

Council stretches negotiations on MPA Strategies contract to April 26

BLYTHEWOOD – Raising his voice in angry criticism at the end of a special called town council meeting on April 1, Jerry Rega, representing the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, called for council members to reconsider a proposal submitted by the chamber in January in response to town council’s Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide […]

Blythewood was high on the hog Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was perfect and after a winter cooped up, everyone was ready to go to the park for some fun. It was a good time at Blythewood’s annual Doko Rib Fest cookoff in Doko Park. With a crowd estimated by Blythewood Chamber of Commerce Director Phil Frye to be around 4,000, there […]

Chamber Presents Awards

BLYTHEWOOD – In lieu of the previously planned Awards Gala Banquet, the 2020 Annual Chamber Awards were presented at a special in-person breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m., Tues., Feb. 9 at Doko Manor.

Cutting the Ribbon!

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin, center left, and Scott Derrick cut the ribbon for the grand opening last week of Derrick’s newest business venture, the Blythewood General Store. The store, located at 10500 Wilson Boulevard where it intersects with Farrow Road, features a mix of candy, dog leashes, jewelry, wood carvings, soaps, holiday decorations, […]

Par 3 Palooza

BLYTHEWOOD –  The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce’s popular Par 3 Palooza fundraiser saw 91 golfers and 24 teams take the course at Cobblestone Park on Wednesday, Sept 2 in sweltering heat. The team taking first place (pictured above) included Keith Chichester, center, Lee Gronkiewic, right, David Themes and Kip Bouknight. Congratulating them are Chamber […]