Hopkins to speak at BPW meeting

EASLEY — The Easley Business and Professional Women’s Organization invites the public to join its monthly women’s luncheon at Fatz Cafe in Easley on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 12:30 p.m.

Cost for the lunch is $10.

The speaker will be Cindy Hopkins. A native of Anderson, Hopkins has served as president of the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce since June 2012.

Prior to her current position, she served as executive vice president at the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. Prior to chamber work, she served the United Way of Anderson County in areas of resource development and community initiatives. Before entering the nonprofit arena, she worked in the banking industry for 13 years.

Hopkins earned her degree in business administration from Clemson University. Professionally, she holds an IOM designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Institute at The Riley Institute at Furman University, Leadership Pickens County, Leadership Anderson and Leadership South Carolina.

Currently, Hopkins is a member of the Easley Rotary Club, as well as serving on a variety of local boards and advisory committees including Ten at the Top, Pickens County Business-Education Alliance, Pickens County Career and Technology Center Advisory Board, Pickens County Education Foundation, Leadership Pickens County Board of Regents, and Baptist Easley Hospital Community Advisory Board. Previously, she has served for Align SC, American Red Cross, Special Olympics Area 14, Keep America Beautiful, United Way of Anderson County Women’s Leadership Council and Anderson University Women’s Council.

Attendees are reminded to bring business cards for networking and for a drawing for a free lunch.

The organization is open to all working or retired women. Reservations should be made by Sept. 14. Send reservations to Tina Fiori at or call (607) 760-8721.