Greater Columbia Chamber Of Commerce Announces New Director Of Communications

Nicole Curtis To Lead Communications Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Curtis as director of communications. A native of Columbia, Curtis is a seasoned communications executive with experience in brand management, corporate communications, media relations and crisis management.

In this role, she will lead the Columbia Chamber in implementing a strategic communications program, as well as maximizing the organization’s brand recognition within the local community.  Curtis will also be responsible for implementing the communications plan for the Navigating from Good to Great foundation, a five-year community development and prosperity initiative from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining the Columbia Chamber, Curtis was a senior account executive at Howard, Merrell & Partners, a full-services advertising and branding firm located in Raleigh, N.C. Nicole has worked with international companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Georgia-Pacific Professional, the Dixie® brand, CORDURA® fabrics, Southwest Windpower and Eaton Corporation.

“We welcome Nicole back to the Columbia area,” said Ike McLeese, president and CEO of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. “Not only does she have the knowledge and experience to help us move the organization forward, she also brings with her an energy and enthusiasm that is reflective of our members and the local business community.”

Nicole has served on the board of directors for the Raleigh/Durham American Advertising Federation and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, and as member of the Big Bad Ball planning committee for Hospice of Wake County and the Tammy Lynn Center’s Toast of the Triangle steering committee. She was also named one of the Top 10 Young Professionals Under 35 in the Triangle by Triangle Catalyst magazine.

Nicole obtained her Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. and currently resides in Columbia with her family.

About the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its members and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit


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