Small Business Person of the Year nominations taken
Nominations are being accepted for the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year through Aug. 24.
The 2011 recipient of the award was Rachel Franklin, owner of the Sno-Cap Drive-In and Carolina Oaks Bed and Breakfast.
To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria: are not a prior recipient; are a current member of the North Augusta Chamber; their business has been in operation more than three years; does not employ more than 30 full-time employees; and the business must be locally owned.
The 2012 Small Business Person of the Year will be announced Sept. 13 at the chamber’s Business After Hours/award reception following the 2012 Business Expo from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North Augusta Community Center.
For a nomination form, visit the Chamber at 406 West Ave. or call (803)
Merriwether group has gone online
The Merriwether Community Coalition, which was formed in January, is now online at merriwethercommunitycoalition.weebly.com/.
“We welcome anyone interested in the Merriwether Community to participate in and be a part of this coalition,” said member Linda Anderson, in a news release. “This is our community, together we can make it the best, today and tomorrow.”
The next community meeting is set for Aug. 28.
Coach will speak
to Rotary Club
Coach Dan Pippin from North Augusta High School will speak Thursday during the Rotary Club of North Augusta’s weekly meeting.
The meeting will be held at Ryan’s Grill Buffet and Bakery, 1275 Knox Ave., in the club meeting room from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Pippin will discuss character building and his thoughts on the upcoming football season.
The meeting is open to the public. The cost of lunch is $5.49 plus tax.
To RSVP, contact club president Dan Rickabaugh at (803) 640-4888 or
Back-to-School Bash planned
Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church is holding a Back-to-School Bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Family Life Center.
The event will feature free haircuts by two licensed hair stylists, a school supply giveaway and donations of gently used clothes in sizes infant through adult.
‘‘We will not be able to give each child everything they need for the new school year, but we hope to be able to give each child enough supplies to get them started,’’ said Pastor Tommy Meador.
Volunteers will do crafts and games with children while parents shop through the free clothes, Meador said.
Light snacks will be available.
‘‘We know that for some parents it can be very difficult to get their children everything they need for the new school year,’’ he said. ‘‘We simply want to be a blessing to our community. We want to show the love of Christ in a practical way. One of the goals of our church is to positively impact our community for the sake of Christ.’’
The church is located at 1850 W. Martintown Road. For more information, call (803) 278-5217.