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Chapin contracts with well-known business owner to handle event planning and communications

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – The town of Chapin has contracted with a well-known area business owner to shoulder some of the responsibilities that were done in the past by a previous employee that left the town for another position at the end of December, 2017. Nicholle Ogrodnick Burroughs of RILE Enterprises was awarded a contract to begin handling the responsibilities of event planning and communications on a part-time basis this week. Those tasks had been placed on the town’s other employees after the departure of Karen Owens who handled that and the job of economic development when she resigned to go to work for the SC State Treasurer. The job of zoning administrator left open when Chris Clauson left is also unfilled and that work load is being shared by a town employee assigned other duties and a part time contractor with the Central Midlands Council of Governments.

Burroughs is also currently the Chairperson of the Board for the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce. She has a number of years of experience in business and her firm provides both business and personal service to various size firms and entities. Burroughs said that RILE is a company that offers full-scale marketing, communications, public relations, administrative, and procurement support for anyone or business who might need help with those tasks. She is a resident of Prosperity, SC.

Burroughs said that she will immediately begin the planning for a number of events that the town has already established in the past while working with the town’s government and the community to explore new opportunities for the area’s citizens to get involved. Right now, there is the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, the Community Service Day, the Downtown Farmer’s Market, and the annual Labor Day Festival.

In regard to communications, Burroughs will help the town communicate its message through liaising with the media. She is also in the process of exploring other methods of communications with the mayor and council. They are considering how much she will be involved in resources like the social media platforms and Chapin’s website to see what’s the best fit in terms of communicating for the small town.

Burroughs has already started the interim position and said this week, “I’m very excited about working with this great town and its leaders in this role. Chapin is a great community and I’ll have the opportunity to tell people that in this way.” She can be reached at the town hall by calling (803) 345-2444.


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