Landrum Area Business Association welcomes new members

Published 2:53 pm Monday, February 5, 2018

LANDRUM – The Landrum Area Business Association’s new board is hosting a meet and greet before Tuesday’s meeting. Everyone is invited to come early, enjoy coffee and biscuits and talk with the new board members about new ideas for 2018.

This year the LABA plans to focus on increasing membership and membership participation starting with Tuesday’s meeting. The agenda includes time set aside for small group discussions of how to help promote Landrum area businesses and ways to improve LABA participation.

“As a long-time business owner downtown, I am committed as LABA president to supporting our wonderful Landrum shops, restaurants and businesses,” said LABA’s new President, Dianna Winkler. “ We know Landrum is a special place so we want many more people to discover its charm and to come back often.”

Winkler said that even if they cannot regularly attend the meetings, LABA members support the association’s efforts to promote the town and the area businesses. The LABA puts on many events throughout the year, such as the car show, the scarecrow contest, the Halloween and Christmas strolls and the Christmas parade. The association is also planning some after hours networking socials for those who cannot make the morning meetings.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at Landrum City Hall. All are invited to come early for coffee and biscuits. Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the Landrum City Hall. For more information contact: LABA President Diana Winkler at 864-641-5715.

Proposed 2018 LABA Calendar of Events

March 24 Join the Easter Bunny downtown
12 – 2 p.m., LABA sponsors

April 21 Dark Corner Classic Car Show
Time to be determined, LABA members help with staffing event

October 1-31 The Great Scarecrow Contest,
LABA sponsors

October 31 (W) The Halloween Stroll, 5- 7 p.m.
Includes events on North Trade,
LABA sponsors

December 6 (TH) Annual Christmas Parade & Stroll, 6-8 p.m.
Landrum Fire and Rescue sponsors the
parade with help from LABA volunteers;
LABA sponsors the stroll

Upcoming community events
(Text Ellen Henderson, 864.420.9600 to add or correct information)

Month of February   #Love Landrum, sponsored by
  City of Landrum, businesses encouraged    to decorated with red and hearts

May 1 – October 31  Landrum Farmer’s Market
  on Saturdays, 8 – 12

June – August Saturday night Music at the Tracks
The City of Landrum sponsors

Summer date to be set Airing of the Quilts
An Outdoor Quilt Show
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
the Landrum Quilters sponsor

TBD Labor Day Carnival sponsored by The Well

September Thursday concerts at the
Landrum Public Library

September 10-23 World Equestrian Games
Tryon International Equestrian Center