Member News | August 6-10

“The Entertainers” Come to Summer Concerts August 10!
Music at Sandhill Presented By Michelob Ultra Continues

Columbia, SC- August 6, 2012- The Village at Sandhill’s Summer Concert Series, “Music at Sandhill Presented by Michelob Ultra” returns to Town Center Common and the SAFE Federal Credit Union Stage on Friday August 10 with Beach Party Band “The Entertainers”. Free amusement rides begin at 6pm. Live music and balloon art by Nick Propst both get underway at 7:00p.m. in Town Center Common. Illusionist John Tudor also returns to the delight of fans young and old.

The Entertainers have been entertaining all along the eastern seaboard for over 30 years. Their Beach and Party Band sounds liven up any event.

Located at Clemson Road and Two Notch Road in Northeast Richland County, Village at Sandhill offers the very best in shopping, dining, entertainment, working, living and more – all in one exceptionally beautiful and convenient location.  Village at Sandhill covers 330 acres and contains over 100 merchants, anchored by Belk, JC Penney, Home Depot, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and soon-to-open Home Goods.  Village at Sandhill is owned and managed by Kahn Development Company. Visit us online at 

Contact: Jeffrey L. Harper or Tim Miller
Village at Sandhill


Westpark Members Help Meet Critical Need for Blood Donations

(COLUMBIA, SC—August 1, 2012)

The American Red Cross can serve 60 more people in need of blood this summer, thanks to donors at a recent blood drive held at Columbia Conference Center. Each of the 20 units of blood collected at the drive helped up to three people, especially important in summer, which is the time of greatest need for blood donations. The American Red Cross, which is the United States’ largest supplier of blood and blood products, noted on its website that blood donations are down 10% nationwide.

Donors representing organizations throughout the Westpark office park rallied to give blood, including staff from: UnitedHealthcare, the South Carolina Medical Association, Brown and Caldwell, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, South Carolina Association of REALTORS, GWA, Inc. Electrical Engineers, Columbia Conference Center, Research Associates, DuBose Web Group, the South Carolina High School League, and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank.

Many of the participating businesses are part of a Westpark community service committee that includes:

  • The Benefit Company, Inc.
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • Columbia Conference Center
  • Crop Production Services
  • Diversified Development, Inc.
  • DuBose Web Group
  • The Evaluation Group
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • South Carolina Association of REALTORS
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • South Carolina High School League
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • Southeastern Telecom, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • GWA, Inc. Electrical Engineers
  • Hampton Automotive
  • Midlands Veterinary Practice
  • Palmetto Health Richland
  • Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.
  • Power Engineering Company, Inc.
  • Research Associates
  • S&ME, Inc.

The group will collect travel-sized toiletry items for Take Time Take Care, a nonprofit that assists families dealing with the unexpected hospitalization of a child, in August 2012.

Contact: Katie Beck
Director of Communications
The DuBose Group
169 Laurelhurst Ave
Columbia, SC 29210




COLUMBIA, SC – Tyler Perry invites families from all over the Midland’s to laugh with “Madea Gets a Job.” He’s toured to 19 cities and isn’t finished yet.  The tour will visit Colonial Life Arena on October 12-13, 2012

To purchase tickets click here.

Prices will range from $27.00-$72.00 and will be available online at, in person at the Lexington Medical Center Box Office at Colonial Life Arena, or charge by phone 1-855-4-LMC-TIX (1-855-456-2849), or at Columbia’s Play it Again Sports location on Bower Parkway.

As an American author, actor, producer, songwriter, screen and playwright, Tyler Perry has combined personal triumph and witticism to create another production hit.  Although he manages a multitude of projects, he is most known for creating and performing the character, Mabel “Madea” Simmons.  With Madea Gets a Job, Tyler Perry has captured high-spirited and uplifting performances from a collection of talented cast members.  The play, starring Tyler Perry, follows Madea as she is forced to take a job to keep up with today’s economy.  This is sure to be another exceptional piece of the #1 urban playwright.

Global Spectrum ( manages the Colonial Life Arena, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.



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