Selected as Small Business Person of the YearMike Pooser
was named as the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce
2007 Small Business Person of the Year at the Chamber's Annual Banquet on Novermber 15.Matthew Way, the Regional President of Community Resource Bank, the award sponsor, presented the award to Mr. Pooser.
opened what is now Pooser Servicenter at the age of 20 in 1974 after graduating for Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School and the Cope Area Career Center
.He had worked previously at the age of 15 in Irick's Service Station at Smith's 66 and Marine.
After opening his
opened Pooser Muffler & Alignment Center
brother who is now the sole proprietor.Mike
also owns Pooser's Auto Sales
and rental and storage buildings adjacent to Pooser's Servicenter. Mike
is heavily involved in civic affairs.He is a former board member of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce.He currently serves on the Regional Medical Center Foundation Advisory Council and is President of the Lions Club.He is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Orangeburg and is Gideon.
After receiving the award, Mike
told the Times
and Democrat, "We have been blessed.