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 […]

The Coach Speaks

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood resident Boo Major, Head Coach of the University of South Carolina Equestrian Team was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s monthly breakfast of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce. With her are Chamber Board Chair Alan George, left, and Chamber Director Phil Frye.

Council reverses vote to fund chamber

BLYTHEWOOD – Under pressure from former mayor Mike Ross, the Blythewood Town Council voted in a contentious 3-2 decision to approve funding to help pay for the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce’s rent and utilities for the current fiscal year.  Voting Monday night to award the Chamber $4,000 from the Town’s accommodation tax (A-Tax) fund […]

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 […]

Open!

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 […]