Dependable Service Plumbing of Pawleys Island has been named Outstanding Small Business of the Year for Georgetown County.
The owners, David Sodano and Gerry Voorhees, were presented the award at an earlier Chamber of Commerce meeting at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club. The award recognizes small area businesses that provide a positive outlook and active role as ambassadors of the county.
Criteria includes: lifetime community service and contributions; business growth and development; and business and community leadership.
DS Plumbing was founded by Sodano is 2003, and now services both Georgetown and Horry counties with 11 employees. In addition to providing full plumbing services, the company is involved with Cub Scouts, United Way and little league baseball.
“To create an optimal service experience for our customers, we developed and implemented critical system processes and standards that support education, communication, and accountability,” Sodano said. “From our apprenticeship programs to our field technology to our paperless office procedures and materials recycling programs, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the people and environment of both Horry and Georgetown County.”
Brookgreen boasts Cool Summer Evenings
Every Wednesday through Friday until Aug. 9, Brookgreen Gardens is hosting family-friendly events all throughout the gardens.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable during the performances. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, the Pavilion Restaurant offers dinner until 8 p.m. and desserts and beverage are available for purchase on the Pavilion Patio during the concerts. On Thursday evenings, the Courtyard Cafe is open until 7 p.m.
Shakespeare performances are held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and features actors from Coastal Carolina’s theater program. Thursday nights boast an animal program by Jerry Walls, co-star of “Carolina Safari,” beginning at 5 p.m.
Friday offers up Concerts on the Lawn at 7 p.m., with Stirling Bridge as this week’s feature.
For more information on Cool Summer Evenings, visit www.brookgreen.org/CoolSummerEvenings.html.
Leadership class applications due soon
Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for their 21st class of Leadership Georgetown County, which is designed to help participants understand leadership through a deeper understanding of the county, and to impart the skills and perspective needed to achieve the county’s full potential.
The course meets every third Tuesday of the month, and runs from Sept. 17 to May 20. Each class lasts for an entire day, and includes topics of area history, economy, environment, education, health care and tourism in Georgetown County.
Tuition for the program is $850 and covers all costs, including meals, speakers and overnight accommodations for the opening retreat.
The application deadline is Aug. 2, and forms can be found at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101697813180-933/LGC+application+2013+2014.pdf. For more information, contact Georgetown County Chamber at 546-8436.