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This is a directory of Upstate area clubs and organizations compiled by library staff based on information provided to us by the organizations themselves. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information. Please send any corrections or additions via email to bmclean@greenvillelibrary.org or by calling (864) 527-9241.


American Advertising Federation - Greenville


AAF Greenville, as a member of the American Advertising Federation, is dedicated to the freedom-to-advertise principle. The club seeks to serve its industry and its membership through networking and socialization; addressing worthwhile causes through advertising, advancing professional standards; fostering education and advertising awareness for students; advertising professionals, elected officials, and the public; protecting and promoting the industry's self-regulatory process; and recognizing creative excellence in advertising.

Better Business Bureau of the Upstate


The Better Business Bureau is an independent non-profit organization that works to combat consumer fraud and to maintain ethical practices in the advertising and selling of products and services. The Better Business Bureau promotes ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.

Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce


The Chamber's purpose is to promote Fountain Inn as a viable place to live and work. The mission is threefold including economic expansion, community growth, and member development. The Chamber provides information on industries and businesses in Fountain Inn to business representatives, newcomers, and others.


German American Chamber of Commerce – South Carolina Chapter


The mission of the GACC South is to promote and expand bilateral trade and investment between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America.

Greater Greenville Association of Realtors


Greater Greenville Association of Realtors is a trade association of agents, brokers, and interested representatives of the business community working cooperatively and harmoniously for the benefit of its members and the community.

Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce


The purpose of the Chamber is to promote quality development of upstate South Carolina through balanced growth, service to members and to the public, and a community-wide approach to the issues shaping the region's future. Economic development is encouraged through small business services and newcomer services. A variety of business-related services and training opportunities are also available.

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce


The Chamber is a nonprofit organization which promotes business and community interests.

Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce


The Chamber is an association of businesses in the Travelers Rest area that networks with other members to create a desirable business environment, help develop a healthy community atmosphere, and have a voice in the area’s growth through a relationship with local government.

Greenville County Bar Association


The primary purpose of the Greenville County Bar Association is to promote the common business and professional interests of lawyers practicing in Greenville County.

Greer Development Corporation


The Greer Development Corporation promotes economic growth and development in Greer, South Carolina. The organization is primarily focused on recruitment and retention of businesses involved in manufacturing, commercial, and office activities.

Home Builders Association of Greenville


The Home Builders Association of Greenville promotes successful and ethical business practices in the building industry while providing high-quality, affordable housing to the community.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Established in 1847, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the leading body for professional mechanical engineers. With a world-wide membership now in excess of 75,000 engineers, the group is the United Kingdom's qualifying body for Chartered and Incorporated mechanical engineers.

National League of American Pen Women


The league is an organization for professional women artists, writers, and composers. The NLAPW was founded in 1897 as a professional organization for Women Artists, Composers, and Writers. The Carolina Piedmont Branch was founded in 1951.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) – Piedmont Chapter #0232



SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and business counseling and low-cost/free workshops.

Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce


The Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is an active group of business organizations and professional individuals dedicated to enhancing the local community and its commerce.

Small Business Development Center of South Carolina


The Small Business Development Center provides confidential consulting and management training courses tailored to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Key areas of assistance include business planning, financial planning/loan packaging, starting/expanding a small business, marketing and resources for procurement and international trade.

South Carolina Firefighters’ Association


The South Carolina Firefighters’ Association provides services such as education, training, benefits and representation to the fire departments of the state. The association enhances the professionalism and capabilities of the fire service in dealing with incidents involving fire, rescue, hazardous materials, acts of terrorism, and natural disasters.