Chamber Launches “The Brew” In Laurens County


The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce (LCCC) is
launching “The Brew” as one more initiative for small business support in Laurens County. “The
Brew” first began in the City of Anderson in 2017 and with much success, the model has spread
across the upstate. Laurens County is the seventh county to launch this style meeting, based on
the Anderson format, to allow local entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to receive feedback
and advice from an audience of mentors and other entrepreneurs in a laid-back and welcoming
environment. “The Brew” in Laurens County is scheduled for January 19, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:00
AM at the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, 291 Professional Park Road, Clinton, SC.
Caroline Gaddis, Business Education & Event Manager for the City of Anderson and member of
the founding team of The Brew will be the guest speaker at this launch event. “The Brew has
been a signature piece of our entrepreneurship community in Anderson over the past few
years. We have seen it bring together business owners and community members from all walks
of life and allowed them to collaborate to make Anderson stronger as a whole. Seeing the
program spread to other communities is a testament to how much this program works. We
gather together to help each other out, and that is at the heart of every Brew meeting,”
Caroline Gaddis.
This new LCCC initiative is led by Graysen Martin, LCCC Communications and Marketing
Coordinator, she encourages local businesses & entrepreneurs to, “come check it out and see
what we have to offer, this is a great networking and potential educational opportunity that I
am very excited to help bring to Laurens County.” “The Brew” meetings will take place
quarterly and will begin with networking time for attendees. The meeting format is a small
business owner or entrepreneur takes six to 10 minutes to present an idea or business
overview and attendees give feedback for three to four minutes, followed by Q&A time. The
purpose is to help the entrepreneur accomplish business goals through discussing hardships
and challenges.
For additional information and inquires about being a guest speaker at The Brew, contact
Graysen Martin, LCCC Communication and Marketing Coordinator, at the Chamber office at
864-833-2716 or