Member News | Dec. 5 – Dec.9

Salsartia’s Opens Their Doors in the Vista

Congrats to Chamber member Salsarita’s on their Vista location grand opening!

Salsarita’s celebrated it’s Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, December 9th.  Salsarita’s is in the Vista at 916 Gervais Street. Phone number is 803 665-0060.  Pictured are Chris Miller Suki Patel, Bhavna Patel, Priti Patel, Amanda Justice, Neesh Patel and Rick Rentz.



Columbia, SC (December 8, 2011) NAI Avant Brokers, Nick Stomski and Tom Milliken, recently successfully completed the sale of the improvements at DuPont Teijin Films in Florence, South Carolina. The purchaser, Florence Development, LLC, of Niagara, Wisconsin, plans to utilize a portion of the improvements to the existing buildings for PET warehousing and other ancillary work. Florence Development, LLC, also has under contract the approximately 900 acres of land yet to close.

The 32 buildings comprise approximately 1,200,000 square feet of space with the largest facility totaling 550,000 square feet on the first floor. The transaction was valued at approximately $4,500,000.

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 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 Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.


New Employees and Appointment within Community for Mashburn Construction

Columbia, SC…Mashburn Construction welcomes two new team members and is pleased to announce a local appointment of a third employee.

Lee Gaymon has joined the Mashburn Construction team as a project engineer. Lee studied business administration at The Citadel and is located in our Charleston office. He is currently working on two projects at the College of Charleston.

Brian Miner has joined Mashburn Construction as a project engineer in our Charleston office. Brian is a graduate of The Citadel with a BS in Business Administration and brings 14 years of experience to the team.

Jeff Griffin, Business Development, has been appointed to the CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) Committee of CMCOG (Central Midlands Council of Governments).  CMCOG is undertaking long range economic development planning and securing grants to stimulate capital investment and job growth in their four county areas – Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland. The committee meets quarterly to gather input and present findings to the Council.

Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design/build and general contracting. Mashburn is celebrating their 35th anniversary; the company prides itself on building with integrity by providing superior service and quality to a diverse client list across many markets. Their offices are located in Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, please visit


Maaco Collison Repair Opens its Doors at 2465 Decker Blvd.

Congrats to family owned and operated Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting Shop on its ribbon cutting ceremony!

Photo includes: Russell and Carrie Lewandowski with their children and Maaco Sales Manager, Raymond Hillman Jr.

Make sure to stop by and give them a big Chamber welcome!


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