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South Carolina Financial Update at Greer Chamber First Friday Luncheon

February 24, 2010

(GREER, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces that South Carolina Treasurer, Converse Chellis will be the guest speaker at the March First Friday Luncheon. Chellis will be giving a South Carolina financial update during his remarks.

Coldwell Banker Caine is the First Friday Presenting Sponsor of the Year.

Converse Chellis was elected as South Carolina’s State Treasurer on August 3, 2007 by the South Carolina General Assembly.

Prior to becoming State Treasurer, Mr. Chellis served as State Representative from District 94 for eleven years. During his tenure in the General Assembly, Mr. Chellis was a member of the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee where he served as Chairman of the Banking and Consumer Affairs Sub-Committee and as Chairman of the Business and Commerce Sub-Committee. Mr. Chellis also served as Chairman the House Rules Committee.

In addition to his role as State Treasurer, Mr. Chellis serves as Chairman of the State Board of Financial Institutions, a member of the State Investment Commission, and a member of the State’s Budget and Control Board.

Mr. Chellis is a CPA and served as president of the South Carolina Association of CPA’s.

Mr. Chellis is a graduate of The Citadel and served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. He now lives in Summerville with his wife Sharon where they are members of the Bethany United Methodist Church. The Chellis’s have two children, Tiffany and Converse IV and one grandchild.

Converse Chellis brings to the State Treasurer’s Office a strong financial background and a comprehensive knowledge of the State’s budgetary process as well as the financial structure of state government. During his first two years in office he has been committed to protecting our state’s financial assets while maximizing the State’s investments. His efforts have already saved taxpayers over $4 billion dollars.

Luncheon Details:

Date:    Friday, March 5, 2010
Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Greer City Hall
Price: $10.00 for Chamber Members, $15.00 for non-members
Reservations required. RSVP online at

For more information about the First Friday Luncheon event, contact the Greer Chamber office at (864) 877-3131 or visit

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 600 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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