Category Archives: Business Services

Leadership Columbia Unveils Lincoln Street Tunnel Beautification Project

COLUMBIA, S.C. – COLUMBIA, SC – The Leadership Columbia Class of 2017 (LC17) held a community ceremony April 20 to unveil “WatermarkedSC,” its Lincoln Street tunnel beautification project. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Chamber President and CEO Carl Blackstone alongside members from the LC17 class cut a ribbon signifying completion of the project at Lincoln…
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Blythewood Chamber Opens CoWork Space

[caption id="attachment_8862" align="alignleft" width="3264"] Blythewood's CoWork Center was renovated from a former wholesale pharmacy business.[/caption] The worldwide popularity of coworking has spread to Blythewood, SC.  Independent professionals are discovering that their home office comes with a lot of distractions: dogs barking, family interruptions, etc. and finding a quiet coffee shop to use as a work…
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S.C. Chamber Announces Business Week Application Deadline

Prestigious Program Helps Prepare Today’s Students For Tomorrow’s Jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – The application deadline for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Business Week is less than two weeks away. Business Week is a week-long program that brings some of the state’s brightest high school students to Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., from July 23…
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Former Gov. Jim Hodges Tapped to Become President and CEO of McGuireWoods Consulting Public Affairs Firm

[caption id="attachment_8808" align="alignleft" width="1200"] Gov. Jim Hodges[/caption] COLUMBIA, SC – Former Gov. Jim Hodges has been named as the next president and CEO of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, one of the nation’s top public affairs firms. The public affairs subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm has offices in seven state capitals, Washington, D.C., and Europe,…
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Office of Business Opportunities to Host Outreach Event

The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is hosting a Subcontractor Outreach Event for the upcoming Canal Clearwell & High Service Pump Station Rooms 2 & 3 Improvements Project.  This event will be held at the Canal Water Treatment Plant located at 300 Laurel Street on Thursday, April 20th at 3:30pm. The City has…
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MTC Brings Home Two Awards from Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce

[caption id="attachment_8644" align="alignleft" width="930"] Katie Fox and Tom Ledbetter with Awards[/caption] Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College won the award for Nonprofit Organization of the Year from the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce.  The award was presented at the Annual Greater Irmo Chamber Awards Night and Gala. Midlands Technical College’s Tom Ledbetter, Associate Vice President…
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Columbia Small Business Receives National Recognition as American Small Business Championfrom SCORE and Sam’s Club

COLUMBIA, S.C. ─ Local business Greater Works, LLC has been chosen as a winner of The 2017 American Small Business Championship hosted by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, and generously supported by Sam’s Club, a leading U.S. membership club serving small businesses since 1983. The Championship awarded this title to 102 entrepreneurs for their…
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Leadership Columbia to hold Lincoln Street tunnel ribbon-cutting April 20

COLUMBIA, SC – The Leadership Columbia Class of 2017 (LC17) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 20 to unveil “WatermarkedSC,” its Lincoln Street tunnel beautification project. Guests will be welcomed at 3 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 3:20 p.m. at Lincoln and Lady streets. The event is free and open to the public. Mayor…
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GSSM Foundation Honors Ambassador Nikki Haley, SC Department of Commerce & Team South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_8480" align="alignleft" width="3861"] Pictured above from left to right: GSSM Foundation CEO Kim Bowman, GSSM Foundation Board of Directors Vice Chairman Steve Matthews, GSSM President Dr. Hector Flores, SC Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, GSSM Foundation Board of Directors Chairman Jim Lehman, and SC Governor Henry McMaster.[/caption] Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Governor's School…
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