"Just Imagine..." Regional Growth Summit is a one day event designed to provide participants with tools and knowledge that will assist them in growing their businesses and taking advantage of the large amount of investments planned in the surrounding counties over the next few years.

Speaker and workshop topics include:


  1. How to Reduce Anxiety While running Your Business

  2. Digital Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

  3. How to use Facebook to Grow your business - Marketing Basics for Small Businesses

  4. Effective Sales Forecasting

  5. Securing Capital for Growth

  6. Managing Employees Across Generational Gaps


In addition, legislative leaders, executives from the Carolina Panthers and Local Economic Development Teams will present investment plans and a perspective on how regional businesses can take advantage of these opportunities. 

This event is organized and managed by the Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Winthrop University in partnership with three local chamber of commerce: Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, and York County Chamber of Commerce, Winthrop University and the College of Business at Winthrop University. 

 About the Small Business Development Center 
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Winthrop Region Small Business Development Center provide existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, assistance through one-on-one private consultations, access to resources and training programs to the local community.  Areas of assistance include but are not limited to strategic planning, marketing, exports, and government contracting and financial projections.

  About Chester County Chamber of Commerce  

The Chester County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization made up of community leaders dedicated to the economic well-being of its members.  As they forge the best ideas of their business, industry and service organizations into deeds and actions, they will continue to work in harmony with residents, helping to shape their community's future. The mission of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce is to promote responsible business development, tourism and growth in the overall best interest in the Chester area through services and representation of the business community. 

 About Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 
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The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization that actively works towards progressing successful businesses in their community.  With long-term economic vitality in mind, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce builds an opportunity for business networking in their area, designed specifically as a means to grow local businesses and create partnerships.

Part of our Chamber’s mission is to enhance the spirit and sense of “community” in Lancaster. As a force of organization, the Chamber enacts coordinative efforts to collaborate and bolster current and future local businesses.

 About York County Regional Chamber of Commerce 
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The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization that works hard to provide programs and resources that allow business owners in York County to have their voices heard.


The York County Regional Chamber is made up of nearly 900 businesses and organizations from Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, and York. YCRC is operated by an able and friendly staff and is governed by boards and councils of strong diverse volunteer business-savvy community leaders.

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March 23, 2020

Phone: (803) 323-2283

©2020 by South Carolina Small Business Development Center 

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