2018 was a great year for DMA marked by many significant achievements. The company met or exceeded their stated goals of aggressive sales growth, product line expansion and facilities improvements. DMA is looking forward to another great year in 2019 as they continue their mission, "To actively LISTEN, DEVELOP, and DELIVER automotive products that provide their customers with the opportunity to enhance their competitive selling advantage within the Automotive Aftermarket.
Facts about DMA Sales:
$4.7 million investment to create 34 new jobs was pledged at it's opening in Mullins
DMA Holdings serves as the North American sales and distribution arm for overseas manufacturing facilities and supports the automotive aftermarket industry.
The company is housed in a 294,000-square-foot facility at 6424 East U.S. Highway 76 in Mullins, S.C.
The Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce is proud to have DMA Sales as a member!
The Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Legislative Breakfast on Monday, March 4th.
The Annual Legislative Breakfast was held at Mullins First Baptist Church and catered by MUSC Marion Medical Center. Attendees were welcomed by Executive Director, Michele Rogers, and the program began with Reverend Robbie Baxley leading a morning devotion and Invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by past Chamber President, General Frank Jones, and followed with Representative Roger Kirby singing the National Anthem.
Mayor, Bo McMillan recognized all elected officials in attendance and gave a report on the City of Mullins. Mayor McMillan also introduced the speakers for the program. Speakers included Celia Urquhart with US Senator Lindsey Graham's Office, A.D. Jordan with US Senator Tim Scott's office, Rodney Berry with US Representative Tom Rice's office, Senator Kent Williams-SC Senate District 30, Representative Roger Kirby-SC House District 61, and Lucas Atkinson-SC House District 57. Topics included an array of issues affecting our Country, State, County and City. The program was concluded with closing remarks by Chamber President Tammy O. Lewis and a Benediction by Reverend Robbie Baxley.
It is the mission of the Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce to keep our Members and Citizens informed on issues that will be of importance to their businesses, employment and general well-being. The Legislative Breakfast is held annually and the Chamber encourages all citizens to attend.
The Chamber would like to extend our appreciation to the Sponsors of the 2019 Legislative Breakfast.
Battle & Allen, P.A.
City of Mullins
MUSC Marion Medical Center
*Special thanks to Margaret Carroll, Chamber Board Member, for providing the floral arrangements for the event and the Legislative Committee for their hard work and dedication.
2019 Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
The Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce held it's Annual Banquet on Monday, February 4, 2019. The event was held at The Homestead at Zion. The night was a celebration of all things accomplished in 2018. The Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors for making the event possible:
Anderson Brothers Bank
City of Mullins
American Waste Systems
Golden Leaf Antiques
Howard B. Smith Agency
Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank
Lillie K’s Collections Bravo Pizza
Crystal Clean Carwash Drunken Jack’s
SoPakCo, Inc. Webster Manor
Wally’s Fire & Safety Equipment
The night began with a social hour for Chamber Members and Chamber Friends to network, catch up and fill up on the delicious array of food creations by Chamber Member, Inlet Affairs Catering. While guests mingled and enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres, musical entertainment was provided by Bobby Ryder from Hilton Head. The finale of the night was the Awards Ceremony. The program began with a special Honor Memoriam for Dr. Franklin G. Mason. The Honorable Bo McMillan, bestowed the key to the city to the family of Dr. Mason. Senator Kent Williams presented the family with a Senate Proclamation, and Representative Lucas Atkinson shared warm words of encouragement with the family. Dr. Mason was an advocate for his community and gave his service to so many in so many ways. He will truly be missed by the Chamber and our community as a whole.
City of Mullins Employee of the Year was awarded to the Street Department collectively.
Honored Friend of the City was awarded to Jim Bain. Jim has given his time and service to the City of Mullins in a variety of ways. He was instrumental in implementing the BBQ Cook-off event for the Golden Leaf Festival.
Chamber Business of the Year was awarded to Quality Cleaners & Alterations. Bubba & Ben are a fantastic Father and Son team that have grown their business to include 5 locations. They have exemplified the meaning of a successful small business. Their community service to the citizens of Mullins is apparent daily in their commitment to quality services for their customers.
Chamber Community Service Award was given to Sheriff Brian Wallace. Sheriff Wallace has shown his stewardship for community from day one of his career as Marion County Sheriff. Sheriff Wallace is always out in the community promoting programs and initiatives to enhance the lives of our citizens. He is also always willing to promote the projects and programs of other organizations for the good of our County.
Chamber Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Rhea Moore. Rhea joined as a Chamber Ambassador in the beginning of 2018 and has proven her love for the City of Mullins over and over. Rhea gave her time, hard work and showed her dedication in every event and program the Chamber held. The Chamber could not do the things we do without the help of Ambassadors like Rhea Moore.
Chamber Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Charles Gray. Charles stepped up for our Let's Cruise Main and Cruise, Shuck & Shag events providing the main menu items for both. He and his family worked tirelessly to make our events special and successful. Charles is a true steward of the community not only by volunteering for the Chamber but also providing community service through his work with the VFW.
The program also included the Passing of the Gavel. 2018 President Tish Sealey was awarded for her year of service as President and for her years of service as a Board Member. Tish has been an active member of the Chamber Board of Directors for many years and has guided the Chamber in implementing programs to enhance and grow our Chamber Membership and benefits program. Ms. Sealey also implemented the American Flag Program which provided all Member businesses on Main Street an American Flag to display. Tish will continue to be an integral part of the Chamber by chairing the Ambassador Program for 2019.
Tish Sealey passed the gavel to the 2019 Chamber President, Tammy Lewis. Tammy is a life long resident of Mullins and has served on the Chamber Board of Directors for the past 3 years. Tammy is employed by J.R. Battle & Co. and is also the owner of Lillie K's Collections and Co-owner of 210 Vintage Market. Tammy is looking forward to a year of growth for the Chamber. The Chamber has added many new programs and initiatives over the past several years in which Tammy will look to expand and continue to grow this year. Tammy initiated the Ambassador Program for 2018 which played an instrumental part in the success of 2018 for the Chamber and it's programs. A Community Easter Egg Hunt was also spearheaded by Mrs. Lewis and will be on the calendar for this year as well.
Retiring Board of Directors, Bradley George, Jamie Roberts & Tish Sealey, were recognized for their years of serving on the Chamber Board. The retiring members have each shown dedication and sacrifice to ensure the stability of the Chamber and it's programs. Please accept our appreciation for your hard work and dedication to the Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce.
Special thanks to Phil & Shelley Sarvis for the photography.
The Greater Mullins Chamber of Commerce will hold it's Annual Banquet on February 4, 2019. This year the banquet will be held at The Homestead at Zion. The banquet will begin at 6pm with a social hour, food stations with delicious creations, and musical entertainment provided by legendary Bobby Ryder. The finale of the evening will be the awards ceremony honoring and celebrating those who have served to better the community. This will be an evening to celebrate Mullins, Members of the Chamber, and all the great things our City has to offer.
Tickets for the event are $20 per person. Please contact the Chamber office by email at email@example.com or contact a Board Member if you would like to purchase tickets.
Main Street businesses made the Holidays Merry & Bright.
The Tussie Mussie and Green Thumb Garden Clubs voted on Main Street Storefronts for this year's Hometown Holiday Storefront Contest. First Place was awarded to Lillie K's Collections and second place was awarded to The Barn. Congratulations to Lillie K's Collections and The Barn for making Main Street Merry & Bright for the Holidays.