Chamber Ties

We are so excited to launch our Chamber Ties campaign! Highlighting small moments that lead to big impact, the five videos feature our members telling their story and the impact the Chamber has had on their lives. Initiating, advocating and empowering our region to advance a prosperous business environment is our mission and we can’t do that without our dedicated members and their impactful work.

Kellye McKenzie, MBA participant and Co-Founder of Goodstock Consulting LLC, and Bea Wray, MBA Coach, Author and Speaker, thought they were meeting for the first time through the MBA program, but instead, found out they knew way more about each other than they thought!

Elizabeth Burwell, Senior Vice President of the Charleston market with First National Bank of PA, began her Chamber journey with Charleston Young Professionals and currently leads many of our committees as a volunteer. We are also proud to have her as Chair for our Board of Directors in 2025.

Jay McMurphy, General Manager with Firefly Distillery, and David Stasiukaitis, Owner of Low Country Case & Millwork, met through the Chamber and soon developed a working relationship that led to Low Country Case & Millwork earning an international architecture award for the construction of the new Firefly Distillery headquarters in North Charleston.

Marlena Davis, an HR professional in the Charleston region, attended the Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference and connected with Chamber staff about ways she can retain employees and find qualified talent.

Andrew Vela, Owner of AV8 Photography, joined a CYP happy hour, which led him to getting his first customer in the Charleston area and now celebrates the fact that over 80% of his business comes from being a Chamber member.

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