The Marlboro County Council in partnership with the Marlboro Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a “Business After Hours” to communicate its strategic initiatives to leaders in the community.
The event will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Skye on East Main Street in Bennettsville.
In 2017, the County Council undertook a strategic planning process that in addition to a number of internal areas of focus, examined several key issues impacting the community. These issues include the lack of a hospital, the need for better highway connections, tourism, community clean-up and other issues. This fall, the Council began updating their plan with a greater focus on these “external” initiatives and the path forward.
Initiatives will be displayed around the room on presentation boards so the public can mingle, read and discuss the initiatives at their leisure and give input on what’s being proposed and next steps to move forward.
Council members believe the future of the community depends upon leadership’s ability to find common ground and work together. For these initiatives to be successful, they must have collaborative community effort which requires open discussion of the initiatives so we can reach a consensus and fully support them.