Camden Media Co., the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and the city of Camden Tourism Development Office are once again joining forces to publish an annual magazine devoted to what makes Kershaw County a great place to live, work and play.
Discover Camden-Kershaw County -- a slick, glossy magazine -- will return in August but also will be available throughout the year. The magazine is undergoing some format changes, and will highlight the Boykin Spaniel, the Kershaw County dog breed; S.C. Equine Center; and economic development. As it did in its 2014 debut, the magazine will also provide information about the chamber and its members.
This year’s Discover Camden-Kershaw County will be divided into three sections: Visitors’ Information, Community and Business & Economic Development. The visitors section will feature a dining guide, listings of events and event venues, and highlight attractions ranging from historic sites and tours to recreation on land and water. Community will feature profiles of Kershaw County communities, a Community Profile page and education highlights. The Business & Economic Development section will include a story of the chamber’s mission, a business/industry scorecard and a chamber members list.
Former Chronicle-Independent editor Martha Bruce, who currently edits The Shaw News, published by Camden Media Co., serves as Discover Camden-Kershaw County’s editor. C-I staffers will contribute the feature articles showcasing what makes Kershaw County and its communities a unique place for potential industries and business to locate.
Discover Camden-Kershaw County is published each August and placed at locations throughout the county. The magazine will also be available at the chamber and Kershaw County Economic Development Office and sent to the state’s welcome centers and the Olde English District as well as other locations around South Carolina in order to attract tourists to the county.
The 2015 edition of Discover Camden-Kershaw County will be included in chamber relocation packets distributed to potential businesses and individuals seeking a new home in Kershaw County. It will also be supplied to anyone who asks for additional information about Kershaw County through the chamber’s website.
“We are very pleased to join with the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center and Camden-Kershaw County Tourism Development Office again in publishing this magazine and are confident it will continue to prove to be a huge benefit to the area,” Camden Media Co. Publisher Mike Mischner said.
Chamber Executive Director Liz Horton agreed.
“The response we received with last year’s magazine was overwhelmingly positive, and I am extremely pleased to continue this partnership to produce a high-quality publication that is updated and published annually and, more importantly, is produced locally,” Horton said. “Our goal is to showcase Kershaw County as a place to visit and as the place businesses and families want to call home.”
Suzi Sale, director of the city of Camden Tourism Development Office, said the magazine is a great resource that showcases the sites, amenities and activities which drive tourism economics through the Camden-Kershaw County region.
“Discover is an invaluable tool that we make available to tourists at all SCPRT Welcome Centers across the state, and it helps us generate and welcome visitors to discover the ‘Classically Carolina’ place we call home,” Sale said.
Local businesses wishing to advertise in Discover Camden-Kershaw County should contact General Manager Betsy Greenway at 432-6157, or by email at email@example.com. Discover Camden-Kershaw County’s 2015/2016 issue will be published in late August.