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HISTORY  -  OF THE MAULDIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  

The Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was charterd on October 19,1982. The purpose of the 501 (c),(6) nonprofit organization as stated on the Certificate of Incorporation is as follows:

“The purpose of the said proposed Corporation is to promote, develop, encourage and profit the commercial, professional, financial and general business interest of the City of Mauldin.”

The original officers appointed to supervise and manage the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce were Wilbur K. Greer, President; Lynn Farmer, Treasurer; Tim Brett, Secretary; and Martin Holder, Board Member.

Since the inception of the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber membership has grown to 400 members (as of 04/18/2008). The Board of Directors has expanded to account for twenty-two active Board members with a total of twenty voting Board members. The Mauldin Chamber prides itself on the diveristy of its Board makeup, consisting of small business owners to large corporation professionals, from bankers to marketing professionals, from companies residing in the Golden Strip area to downtown Greenville. The Chamber’s Board of Directors diversity supplies a steady stream of diverse ideas and strategies on Chamber management, area development, and overall quality of life and work in the greater Mauldin area.

Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce Membership Statistics:

THE FOLLOWING STATISTICS ARE BASED ON DATA CURRENT AS OF MAY 31, 2007.

• Approximately 47% of the Mauldin Chamber members employ zero to four employees.

• Approximately 70% of the members employ zero to ten employees.
• One third of the Mauldin Chamber member companies reside in the Mauldin City limits.
• The top three industry categories of the membership are retail businesses (11%); non-profit   organizations, including schools, hospitals, and professional associations (10%); and restaurants (8%).

 Mission: to serve the Greater Mauldin Area as an advocate for the successful growth and development of local businesses, large and small; nurturing entrepreneurship; and unifying the community.

 Vision: to offer events, training opportunities, and community involvement activities to enhance your relationship with the public, promote your philosophy, empower your workforce, and strengthen Mauldin’s economy to provide a more conducive environment for successful businesses.

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