Bobby Hitt, Robert St. Onge and Jack Ellenberg to Discuss Infrastructure at Chamber Roundtable: August 22

Gov. Nikki Haley recently signed legislation allocating $600 million for our state’s infrastructure to improve our interstates and roadway systems. The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce  and the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce will host a roundtable discussion with three S.C. agency leaders to explore the impact these funds will have on our region.

The event, sponsored by AT&T, will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, at Senate’s End, and will feature guest panelists S.C. Secretary of Commerce Robert M. Hitt, III, S.C. Secretary of Transportation Robert St. Onge, and Jack Ellenberg, Sr. VP of Economic Development at the S.C. Ports Authority. Each presenter will provide his perspective on this issue and audience questions will be accepted at the conclusion of each discussion. Remarks will also be given by State Sen. Nikki Setzler.

“Thousands of businesses across our region rely on the state’s infrastructure system to transport products across the state, and it is vital that this system runs smoothly,” said Ike McLeese, president and CEO of the Greater Columbia Chamber. “This $600 million gives us the opportunity to improve our interstates and roadway systems, creating more jobs for South Carolina. Now we are coming together with top departments in the state to discuss how the money should be spent and what our priorities are.”

This event is intended to bring all members of the business community together to weigh in on this important topic. The goal is to provide an educational session that will allow those in attendance to make their own decisions and form opinions about how South Carolina should proceed.

This is the third of four quarterly business roundtables featuring speakers on major and timely business topics.

Register for this event here.
Single tickets – $25
Table Sponsor – $250

For more information regarding sponsorship and attendance for this event contact Susan McPherson at 803.733.1148 or smcpherson@columbiachamber.com.

Find our full Chamber calendar here.

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, 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 www.ColumbiaChamber.com

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