Palmetto Business Association holds first meeting of 2018


By David Meade
The Palmetto Business Association met Tuesday at the Williamston Municipal Center. The incoming president is Pastor Bobby Winburn, of Restoration Church.
Winburn said that his goal with the association this year is to “build community with our businesses” and “build community with our customers.”
He said the organization will have lunch meetings every other month alternating with Toast and Topics meetings which will continue.
The next PBA meeting will be a Toast and Topics, hosted by the Anderson Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday Feb. 20 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at Restoration Church on Academy St. in Williamston.
The organization will have four primary events including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, a Clay Shoot, fall Golf Tournament and Christmas Party.
He said the PBA will continue to be a sponsor of the Party in the Park event and that he wants to continue to support Pelzer and West Pelzer.
Williamston Mayor Mack Durham updated members on town events. Durham said the town will have a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., breakfast this Saturday and a comedy show in the renovated Municipal Center Auditorium on Feb. 3.
He said he plans to have other events in the auditorium throughout the year.
Other projects include electrical upgrades and sod in Mineral Spring Park and looking at replacing a drainage pipe at the ball fields. The town is also extending the Mineral Spring Trail, he said.
Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor said he is having Coffee with the Chief at local restuarants and banks offering residents opportunity to have dialog with him about any concerns they may have. Taylor said he is also planning to have Movies in the Park held in Brookdale Park and the mill village.
Anderson Area Chamber President Pamela Christopher said the Chamber is working with a taskforce with the Sheriff’s office to provide Narcan nasal spray for opiod overdose situations. She also provided other information about the Chamber.
The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will host the PBA Toast and Topics meeting in February.