The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce honored elected officials at every level Friday morning with a breakfast held in the cafeteria at the Brewer Community Complex.
Elected officials from the City of Greenwood, Greenwood County, Town of Ware Shoals, Town of Ninety Six, CPW, School District 50 and School District 52 attended the breakfast and were treated to presentations from the Greenwood County Community Foundation and City of Greenwood city manager Charlie Barrineau.
Wendi Andrews, director of community partnerships for GCCF, gave a presentation about the foundation’s new three-year project aimed at determining and addressing the most pressing needs in the Greenwood community. Andrews said GCCF is currently conducting a community needs assessment and will be holding 13 community forums over the next few months.
GCCF will make a semiannual report to the community each fall and spring until the final community celebration in spring 2017. The process will then begin again. “We would like to say Greenwood County is in a perpetual state of progression,” Andrews said.
Barrineau presented the plan for the new Uptown Market. The new market, which will be nestled right in the heart of Uptown Greenwood along Maxwell Avenue, is the final piece of a decade-long effort at revitalizing the city center. Barrineau presented the conceptual drawings of the facility, eliciting a nearly electric buzz throughout the crowd.
Greenwood Chamber president and CEO Angelle LaBorde also recognized member organizations which have been in business between 50 and 74 years.