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Senators Graham and Scott to Speak at 76th Annual Celebration

December 10, 2013

(GREER, SC) U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott will deliver the keynote address at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s 76th Annual Celebration on January 23, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center.


“Senators Graham and Scott are two of the most powerful and influential figures in our state.  Having both of them on the same stage is extremely rare and will be a unique opportunity for the Greer business community,” said Bill Roughton, Chairman of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.


A 1981 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School, Graham was elected to the Senate in 2002 and reelected in 2008. He currently serves on the Appropriations, Armed Services, Budget and Judiciary committees. Prior to his political career, Graham served six years of active duty as an Air Force lawyer. He continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and has become known as an avid supporter of national defense and those in uniform.


Scott was elected to the U.S. Senate in January 2013 after representing South Carolina’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. Within his first hundred days as a Senator, Scott helped to introduce a Balanced Budget Amendment and cosponsored a bill aimed at banning the earmarking process. Scott previously served on the Charleston County Council for 13 years, including four terms as Chair.


Presented by Greer Memorial Hospital, the Annual Celebration will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for Chamber members and $75 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the chamber website or by calling 864-877-3131. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event.


The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 715 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the Greater Greer Community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit



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