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A Word from the President

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff and over 800-member businesses, we thank you for your support. For more than 100 years, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce has served as the anchor for business and community advocacy.  Today, the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is the recognized resource for business activity, partnering with eleven Chambers of Commerce across the Midlands.


We greatly appreciate the support of partner organizations. Your partnership with the Chamber is more important than ever. Whether we see you every week or once a year, we have your business in mind. Your investment in the Chamber enables us to provide a myriad of programs and services that are utilized by hundreds of businesses and thousands of individuals throughout our community.

The last few years have been an exciting time in Sumter as we are experiencing significant growth. New small businesses pop up almost weekly and large corporations are investing significant resources which will impact our region for years to come. As a business leader, we know you work daily to grow your bottom line. That is why we work tirelessly to grow the community. More rooftops, businesses and citizens mean more opportunities for you to sell your products and services. But we know there are also challenges you face, and we want to be there and face those challenges with you.

As your local resource designed to navigate a changing business environment, we are here to uncover best practices, create opportunities for you to network with your peers, and provide you with tools to make your job easier and help you ensure financial success. Our job at the Chamber is never complete because there is always a new opportunity arising or a challenge that may present itself.

REMEMBER – this is YOUR chamber. We are always interested in hearing what you have to say. Your suggestions and ideas for new programs, services, and the like are given serious consideration. And if you have never shared those ideas, please feel free to email them to me directly at anytime.

If you have questions or would like to get your business more involved with the Chamber, contact us at the email above or call us at 803-775-1231. Once again, thank you for your continued investment in the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to working with you for years to come.



Chris Hardy, CCE, IOM

President & CEO

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