South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Staff

June 26, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – June 26, 2008 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members. 

src=img/Stephanie_Hafter.jpg Stephanie Hafter

Stephanie Hafter joins the Chamber team as an area sales manager.

Hafter was previously the program manager for Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina.  There, Hafter was in charge of every program implemented in 22 Counties of SC.  She also recruited and trained new volunteers and was responsible for volunteer retention.  Hafter, a Columbia native, is eager to use her experience to encourage new companies to join the Chamber in helping improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

I am excited to be working with the SC Chamber, and I hope that I will be able to contribute to the growth of business in the state of SC,
said Hafter.


src=img/Stefanie_Caraviello_.jpg Stefanie Caraviello

Stefanie Caraviello joins the Chamber team as the multimedia managing editor.  Caraviello is an Edward R. Murrow recipient, an Emmy award nominee and a South Carolina Broadcasters Association Award winner.  She
is the former senior producer at NBC-owned WIS News 10.   In her role at
WIS, Stefanie helped produce four evening shows each day and co-managed a team of 24 employees.  Her background and experience will help take the Chamber to the next level in interactive communications. 

Communications is constantly changing and converging.  I look forward to the challenge of integrating print, video and internet to help serve the business community’s needs, said Caraviello.

The addition of both Stephanie Hafter and Stefanie Caraviello coincide with the future of targeted membership and communications by the Chamber.

Stephanie and Stefanie will help the Chamber’s continued mission of targeted communications and innovative membership interaction.  I welcome them both to a team that is dedicated to serving as the unified voice of the business community, said the South Carolina Chamber’s President and Chief Executive Officer S. Hunter Howard, Jr.

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 6,500 member companies and more than 600,000 member employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing per capita income and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.