Northeast Area Update | Sept. 27

NE_MiniExpoUpper East Side, Columbia – We had a great turnout for yesterday morning’s Northeast Area Mini-Expo at the Village at Sandhill this morning.

Exhibitors filled the party room at the Village including Kornegay & Mosely, COR, the JCC, and Sign It Quick, among others. There were some Chamber regulars like our friends with Primerica, SCORE, and Soho Office and some folks new to Chamber events like Tomato Palms.


Kasie Whitener, Clemson Road Creative and Tania Roof, Palmetto Health

Thanks to our platinum sponsors WLTX and introducing platinum sponsor Grow Financial, a new banking business opening in the Village this month. Thanks also to gold sponsor Palmetto Health who retweeted the picture of me with their Health Education representative, Tania Roof.

Next week the Northeast Council for the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce will be busy gearing up for the 111th Annual Gala and Auction held downtown at the metropolitan center on October 3rd. Get your tickets before they sell out.

Now here’s what else is happening on the Upper East Side:

Friday, September 27

As the weather cools off, enjoy free live concerts very Friday for five weeks as part of the Music at Sandhill series presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. The complete calendar can be viewed here.  This week’s music provided by the beach party band Hot Sauce.

Also at the Village on Friday, September 27, is the Fit For the Cure event at Belk. From 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Belk and Wacoal will sponsor free bra fittings to promote preventative breast health and breast cancer research and treatment charities.

Wacoal products available as gifts and for purchase and donations will be made to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Get more details on the bra fitting and appointment scheduling here.

JCC Events for Health and Wellness October 6 and 14

The Jewish Community Center will host a kids’ triathlon on Sunday, October 6at 2 p.m. from its Flora Drive location. Registration is $25 before September 28and can be completed online here. Distances and age group information are available on the JCC website. Contact Lindsay Agostini ( for more information. The Give it a Tri Kids’ Triathlon is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and DaVinci Financial Designs.

Also at the JCC in October, a Health Fair for Actively Aging adults. This two-session, day-long event will be held Monday, October 14. Sessions run 8 a.m. until noon and 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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.”

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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