Council denies Chamber’s $ request

BLYTHEWOOD – It was announced at the July breakfast meeting of the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce that the Chamber would be moving forward in its current location and that it would be joined after Aug. 1, by both Bravo Blythewood and the Blythewood Artists Guild, and that the Chamber would be once again taking charge […]

Chamber Welcomes New Board Members

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber announced at its Tuesday breakfast meeting the new board members who will be leading the Chamber during the coming year. All of the businesses represented on the board are located in Columbia, Lexington and Fairfield County except for JMR Corporation, a pharmaceutical consulting firm owned by Blythewood resident J. Michael […]


BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Mayor Bryan Franklin, center left and Zaxby co-owners Jim and Britt Poston cut the ribbon to officially open the new Zaxby’s restaurant located at 221 Blythewood Road, as Blythewood chamber director Phil Frye and chamber assistant Erin Welford-McMaster hold the ribbon. Back row, from left: chamber board chair Matt Cunningham, chamber board […]

Cashing In

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber awarded their annual $1,000 scholarship to Elizabeth Ream, shown here with Chamber Director Phil Frye, left, Elizabeth’s parents Robert Donchess and Danielle Ream, and the Chamber’s scholarship chairman, Deborah McCutchan. The scholarship was presented Tuesday at the regular monthly Chamber meeting.

BW Chamber scholarship deadline May 1

BLYTHEWOOD – The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving local area student seeking a college degree in a business-related field.  All high school seniors residing or attending school in the Blythewood 29016 zip code, as well as seniors of active GBCC members that are planning to attend institutions […]

Doko Rib Fest set for Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – Get ready for ribs – lots of good ribs. The Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce will host its first annual Doko Rib Fest Cook-Off in Doko Meadows Park on Saturday, March 14. The cook-off will consist of three competitive divisions with professional, amateur and veteran cook teams competing for trophies and prize money […]

Chamber announces business awards

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of their 2019 business awards. Susan Smith, CPA has been named Business Person of the Year; McNulty’s Tap Room has been named Small Business of the Year; Providence Health Northeast has been named the Large Business of the Year and Camp Discovery (Amy Ellisor) […]

McLeod forecasts new session for chamber

BLYTHEWOOD – Speaking at the Blythewood Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting Tuesday morning, State Sen. Mia McLeod, who represents a portion of Blythewood 29016, talked about some of the issues the legislature will address in the new session. “But it doesn’t start until noon today, so I don’t have as much information as I would have […]

Chamber to host rib cook-off in the park

BLYTHEWOOD – On Monday night, Doko Meadows Event Manager Steve Hasterok presented a proposal to town council for a Spring Rib Cook-off. The event would be sponsored by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce as a fundraiser to be held March 14, 2020 in Doko Meadows Park. The Chamber will be requesting $14,900 from the Town’s […]

Cow Patty Bingo

BLYTHEWOOD – Winners in the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce’s Oktoberfest Cow Patty Bingo were announced Tuesday morning at the Chamber’s monthly meeting. From left, President Matt Cunningham congratulates Julie Miles who won $500 and Chris Keefer who won $750. Chamber Interim Director Phil Frye, right, also announce that two others not present also won prizes: […]