Northeast Area Update | August 22

Farm_KidUpper East Side, Columbia, S.C. – This week’s family friendly Business After Hours down on the farm was awesome! The Longcreek Equestrian Centre entertained dozens of families and businesses with a petting zoo, pony and horseback rides, and hay rides.

Food from Texas Roadhouse, Cici’s Pizza, and Rita’s Italian ice included farm favorites like peanuts, cheese pizza, and iced custard. The weather stayed pleasant and dry and everyone seemed to enjoy the time outdoors.

Volunteers with Longcreek Equestrian Centre included accomplished riders from elementary through high school. These dedicated horse enthusiasts gently led their animal friends around the grounds and answered visitors’ questions about upcoming enrollment in horseback riding classes.

Thanks to Longcreek Equestrian Centre for hosting our Business After Hours event.

Here’s what else is happening in the Northeast:

Northeast Business at Sunrise with Richland Country School District II – August 29

Richland Country School District II invites Northeast area businesses to participate in a back-to-school program during our regular Business at Sunrise time on August 29. Dr. Sonny White, President of Midlands Technical College, and Dr. Debra Hamm, Interim Superintendent of Richland County School District II will address the assembly.

Breakfast will be provided at no cost. The event will be held in the Westwood High School main gymnasium and begins at 7:30 a.m.

Northeast Mini-Expo – September 26, 2013

Sponsorships and table exhibitor positions are still available for this annual event. Businesses from the Northeast are invited to attend and review one another’s offerings and services. The event takes place at the Village at Sandhill during our September Business at Sunrise time slot.

If you’d like to be a sponsor or a table exhibitor, contact Lynn Turbeville or Paul Dunn at the Chamber by calling 803.733.1128.


Military Veterans’ Honor Event at Village at Sandhill – October 25, 2013

The Village at Sandhill and A Shoulder for Soldiers invite you to attend a benefit concert at the Village on October 25, 2013. The concert will feature a performance by The Bellamy Brothers, a Grammy-winning country music duo responsible for such hits as “Let Your Love Flow.”

Tickets are required and can be purchased online at or by visiting the Village management office. Military personnel are eligible for a $5 discount on a single ticket. All proceeds benefit veterans’ charities.

For more information including sponsors, other media, and details about the Village at Sandhill or A Shoulder for Soldiers, visit the Village website.

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