Ways to help The Salvation Army assist local people in need this Christmas season:
Adopt Angels: Each angel card represents a specific child who lives in poverty in the Midlands. The card lists the first name, age, gender, clothing sizes and requested gifts. Reserve an angel card. Shop for
the child in need. Bring the unwrapped gifts to the Hampton building at the SC State Fairgrounds on December 10 or 11 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call 309-3244 to reserve angels.
Fill stockings: Groups and individuals can reserve a number of stockings for local children in need. We can provide the stockings and a list of suggested stocking stuffer items. Bring filled stockings to
the Hampton Building at the SC State Fairgrounds on December 10 or 11 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call 309-3244 to reserve stockings.
Dress Bears: Many younger children enjoy having a stuffed bear. The Salvation Army can provide bears for groups and individuals to dress up in creative ways that will bring joy to little ones on Christmas
morning. Dressed bears should be returned to the Hampton Building at the SC State Fairgrounds on December 10 or 11 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call 309-3244 to reserve bears.
Monetary donations: Financial gifts are always needed during the Christmas season to help local families in need. Please mail donations to PO Box 2786, Columbia, SC 29202. Volunteer to sort gifts, assemble gift bags and boxes at our Christmas warehouse (Ruff and Hampton
buildings at the SC State Fairgrounds) on December 10—15. This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups. Call 309-3244 to sign up for a shift. Volunteer to help distribute gifts to families in need at our Christmas warehouse (Ruff and Hampton buildings at the SC State Fairgrounds) on December 17—21. This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups. Call 309-3244 to sign up for a shift.
Volunteer to ring the bell: We are asking businesses, churches, service clubs, schools, and other organizations to adopt the kettle for a day (10 a.m.—8 p.m.) and ring the bell to raise funds for The Salvation
Army so we are able to continue helping local people in need. Call 309-3244 to sign up for a shift.
Please visit http://www.doingthemostgood.org/ringthebell
Twinkling Lights and Grand Luminaries Shine Bright on Lake Carolina for the 9th Annual Lake Carolina Harborside Lights
December 7, 2012, 6pm – 9pm
COLUMBIA, SC – Experience the holiday magic at Lake Carolina’s 9th Annual Harborside Lights on Friday, December 7 from 6pm – 9pm. See the Village Green and Town Center glow with thousands of twinkling lights and luminaries while enjoying delicious treats, dance performances, caroling and more.
Lake Carolina’s Harborside Lights celebration brings holiday tradition and family fun together. Enjoy musical entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, holiday treats and dozens of decorated trees! Join the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA of Columbia in their Harborside Lights 5K and Fun Run. Start the night off with a run through Lake Carolina’s decorated neighborhoods. To register for the run, click here.
Harborside Lights is a FREE event and open to everyone. Bring your friends, your family, even your dog and come experience a holiday tradition like no other at Lake Carolina. Friday, December 7 from 6pm – 9pm.
Lake Carolina is located at 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard, in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Melissa Azallion Joins McNair Law Firm, P.A.
Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)—McNair is pleased to announce that Melissa Azallion has joined the Firm as a Shareholder. Melissa will lead the Firm’s Immigration Practice and is based out of the Hilton Head Island office.
Melissa focuses her state-wide practice on business immigration as well as labor and employment and represents individuals and corporate clients in many industries, including higher education, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, government, and technology. Her prior experience as a Human Resources Administrator and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the University of Dayton gave her early exposure to immigration and employment issues. She has continued to serve clients in these areas for the past fifteen years in private practice.
“We are very excited to have Melissa join our firm,” said Walter J. Nester, III, Managing Shareholder of McNair’s Hilton Head and Bluffton offices. “Her leadership skills and experience will compliment the growth and expansion of our firm, and we believe will play an important role towards continuing to bring positive results for our clients throughout the Carolinas and beyond.”
Melissa moved a growing legal practice from Dayton, Ohio to South Carolina in 2002 and has since rooted herself within the community. She is a frequent speaker for community and business organizations on topics including federal and state immigration compliance, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, wage and hour and workers’ compensation issues. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, is past chairman of the Lowcountry Workforce Investment Board, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Melissa graduated from Capital University Law School and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bowling Green State University. Melissa is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, and the Federal District Court of South Carolina.
McNair Law Firm, P.A., is a full-service law firm serving businesses, government and individuals from ten offices in the Southeast, including eight in South Carolina, one in North Carolina and one in Kentucky. For more information about Melissa Azallion and the firm, see www.mcnair.net.
Midlands Authority Receives a Number of Recognitions in 2012
COLUMBIA, S.C. (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)- Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism (MACST), the governing arm over Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC), Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Columbia Regional Sports Council (CRSC), has received a number of recognitions this year as a preferred organization and destination for meeting, sport, event and convention planners.
Columbia CVB was recently honored with the 2012 Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award, an award that celebrates excellence in hospitality by identifying convention and visitor bureaus, hotels and conference centers that set the standard for others to follow. Voted on by readers of Successful Meetings Magazine, this industry-driven award reflects peer impressions about the work the organization has done and continues to do.
“The environment throughout the organization is one of drive and passion for selling the region and telling its story,” said Ric Luber, President and CEO of MACST. “From the marketing and communications efforts, to the sales, convention center and event teams, we work seamlessly to draw individuals to this thriving region. Once here, we roll out the red carpet and ensure their time in the Columbia region was well spent and worth many return visits.”
Columbia CVB was also recognized as a 2012 ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Award recipient. Highlighting the best in meeting sites across the south, this award was nominated and voted on by meeting and convention planners throughout the southeast. The CMCC/CVB has been named to this prestigious list for the fifth year in a row.
In addition to these notable honors, CRSC was recognized earlier this year with the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) 2012 Outstanding Web Presence award for their website and overall social media outreach.
“We are extremely proud of the work we as an organization have done this year to receive such honors,” said Luber. “These awards will be great encouragement to our team as we continue to attract new business and individuals to The New Southern Hot Spot.”
About the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism:
The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism is a private, not-for-profit corporation funded primarily by revenue generated by visitors through accommodations taxes and is the parent organization of Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, and Columbia Regional Sports Council. The mission of the Midlands Authority is to strengthen the area’s economy by marketing and selling of the entire Columbia region, its accommodations, restaurants, facilities and attractions as a destination for meetings, conventions, tradeshows, special events and leisure travel. For more information, please visit columbiacvb.com.
Snelling Welcomes New Staff
Lexington, S.C. – November 26, 2012 – Snelling Staffing is excited to welcome Jessica Dolphin to the team as Administrative Support Specialist. She will handle administrative processing of new applicants and other support functions. Snelling also congratulates Rosangela Rosa for being named Payroll Specialist. Rosangela has been with Snelling since 2011 and recently assumed expanded duties to further assist with operational functions. Both individuals are a valuable addition to the Snelling Team.
About Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands
Since 1982,Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands provides full-service talent management with temporary, temp-to-perm, and career placement services to companies throughout the Greater Columbia area. Snelling services all sized businesses and industries with candidates that include administrative, industrial, medical, engineering, and various other professionals. For more information about Snelling Staffing Services of the Midlands, visit www.Snelling.com/Midlandsand to receive tips for business owners and jobseekers, follow them at www.Facebook.com/SnellingMidlands.
NAI AVANT BROKERS LAND SALE TO BOJANGLES’, COLUMBIA, SC
COLUMBIA, SC (November 29, 2012) Walter Monteith, a member of NAI Avant’s Senior Retail Brokerage Team, recently represented Bojangles’ in the purchase of 1.34 acres off Broad River Road. The property, previously owned by South Carolina Law Enforcement Association sold for $625,000.
About NAI Avant
NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast. With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services. For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at www.naiavant.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.
Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or email@example.com
Provost Academy to Host Open House
Provost Academy, an online public charter high school that serves SC residents in grades 9-12, will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, December 5th, 4:30-7pm, at their office located at 400 Arbor Lake Drive, Suite B-800, Columbia, SC 29223. This event is open to the public who want to find out more information on the school. You can meet current staff members and students. You can also learn about college preparation, study skills, student clubs, and more.
Provost Academy is in their fourth year as a state-authorized public school that is free of charge to residents in the state of South Carolina. Provost Academy offers high school students the choice of a quality online learning experience that is engaging, personalized, and flexible. Students work toward their regular public high school diploma-recognized by colleges and employers- as they would in a traditional school, but in the convenient, safe environment of their own home, using the internet to connect to the classroom.
More information can be found at www.sc.provostacademy.com Questions regarding the Open House can be directed to Tesha Byrne, Community Outreach Coordinator at 803-735-9110 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org