Check out our video series "What's In Your Backyard" that highlights the many interesting people who work here in Chester County!   We’ve interviewed business owners, entrepreneurs, employees, and volunteers to find out what personal experiences, personality traits,  interests, unique abilities, training, and education have led them into their current careers.  


These videos were created to specifically target Chester County students.  We want our talented young people to know they can have successful and exciting life-long careers right here at home in Chester County.


What’s in your backyard?  Let's find out together!

Check out our introductory video!

Meet the team!

Thanks to the talents and hard work of two summer interns (sponsored in part by the J. Marion Sims Foundation and in collaboration with the Lancaster County Chamber), the Chester County Chamber is proud to present "What's In Your Backyard."  

Eaven Austin

A graduate of Lancaster High School, Eaven just finished his sophomore year at Coastal Carolina University. He will complete his degree in Psychology in May 2019.  “I am looking forward to this great opportunity to come home and work in the communities of Chester and Lancaster,” said Eaven. “This is so reassuring to have a place within my hometown and there is always work to be done.”

Hannah Knight

Also a graduate of Lancaster High School, Hannah, a Teaching Fellow at the University of South Carolina- Columbia, has just completed her junior year.  She will complete her degree in Middle Level Education in May 2018.

Special thanks to Great Falls High School English teacher Wendy Branham who also helped organize the project as part of her summer work with the SC Department of Commerce.  Wendy will be taking her business experiences back to the classroom to share with her students!

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”                                                                                                                                                        -Steve Jobs

Chester County Chamber of Commerce

109 Gadsden Street

Chester, South Carolina 29706

(803) 581-4142