UNION COUNTY — The Union County Chamber of Commerce has three new members.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Torance Inman announced this week that Affordable Title Loans, Fresh Seafood on Main, and the Piedmont Physic Garden have joined the chamber.
“Our three newest members are a diverse group of businesses that gives us an indicator of continous growth and improvement in Union County,” Inman said Friday. “Each has identified a special need or service for the residents and businesses in Union County. We’re excited to have them as part of our chamber and look forward to working with them as we serve Union County together.”
Affordable Title Loans
Located at 517 Thompson Boulevard, Union, Affordable Title Loans is the only title loans company in Union County according to Manager Kyle Brannon.
“We do title loans on vehicles including motorcycle, boats, and cars, anything but manufactured homes like trailers,” Brannon said. “We also do personal collateral loans.”
Brannon said that joining the chamber was was part of the company’s commitment to serving the community.
“It was to become a part of the community,” Brannon said. “To make our business part of what the chamber offers.”
Affordable Title Loans opened in March 2014. Its hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
For more information about Affordable Title Loans and the services it provides, call 864-424-9530 or email at email@example.com or go online at affordabletitleloans.net.
Fresh Seafood On Main
The chamber’s newest members also includes Union’s newest restaurant.
Fresh Seafood on Main opened in November at 200 S. Gadberry St., Union, with the goal of providing Union County residents with the opportunity to purchase fresh seafood. Customers can either purchase the seafood to cook at home or have it prepared by the restaurant’s staff.
The restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh seafood including Flounder, Salmon, Perch, Red Snapper, Florida Bream, Mullet, Black Bass, Croaker, Porgie, Spots, Dressed Catfish, and Gator Tail. It is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fresh Seafood on Main also offers a daily lunch special from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with offered items varying from day to day.
For more information about Fresh Seafood on Main call 864-441-0029.
The Piedmont Physic Garden
The press release announcing the PPG’s membership in the chamber included the following statement issued by PPG:
“The Piedmont Physic Garden is excited to join the Union County Chamber of Commerce. We welcome collaboration with chamber members as we gear up for an exciting 2016.
“We look forward to engaging all generations in Union County through workshops, events and educational programs.
“Our mission is to exhibit and promote the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of to the people of Union and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.”
Located on four contiguous lots stretching from 301 E. South Street to 217 S. Mountain St. in Union, the Piedmont Physic Garden is inspired by the Chelsea Physic Garden, a small botanical garden located in London, England. Plans are for the garden to eventually include an apothecary garden that will feature plants with historical medicinal uses, many of them native to the Piedmont as well as the southern Appalachian corridor. In the long-term, the properties will be converted into a campus that will house several ornamental garden areas, and the existing homes used for housing interns and visiting faculty.
The lots for the Piedmont Physic Garden were donated by the families of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Switzer and the Honorable and Mrs. Jack Flynn. PPG Founder Toccoa W. Switzer said that is it hoped that the garden will become a resource for the community as well as a tourism destination that is pleasing to the spirit.
PPG is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is horticultural and environmental education for children, teens and adults in Union County and the surrounding Piedmont region of South Carolina.
For more information about the Piedmont Physic Garden call 864-427-2556 or go online at www.piedmontphysicgarden.org.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.