Business Association now using new name

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Palmetto Business Association

The Greater Williamston Business Association is now officially known as the Palmetto Business Association (PBA). During their monthly meeting Tuesday, members of the newly renamed organization chose a logo designed by students at the Career and Technology Center to reflect the new name. The winning logos were designed by CTC students (l-r) Emily Mitchell (BHP), Rachel Melton (Wren High) and Brooke McKinney (Wren High). The students are in the Digital Art & Design program under Danita Swaney at the Career and Technology Center.

The new logo features a Palmetto Tree in the Palmetto portion of the organization’s name and contiues to use colors similar to those used in the past. The new logo will begin to be used on all promotional materials and the organization’s new website which is currently under construction.

Palmetto Business Association (PBA) president Mike Simpson said the change is part of an effort to make the association more inclusive of businesses and other possible members located outside Williamston, including those in nearby West Pelzer and Pelzer. The name change was presented and discussed in the January meeting of the GWBA and members of the organization voted in February to go with the new name.

The name change is also a recommendation made as part of the town’s recently completed Community Master Plan.

During the meeting members discussed the upcoming sporting clay shooting tournament being held this Friday, Apr. 22, at the Belton Gun Club.

Organizers are still accepting teams for the event. Entry fee includes breakfast biscuits, lunch, clay targets, ammo and prizes for winners.

Prizes include $400 cash, Yeti cooler, Foothills Pawn gift certificates and Yeti Ramblers. For information contact Mike Simpson at Ace Hardware.

PBA members also discussed an upcoming Party in the Park event which will be held May 21 featuring music by James Redford Band and Eric Scott Band. The organization is planning a second Party in the Park music event sometime in mid July.