Chamber Chat | May 8

Potential infrastructure plan
On Thursday, after failing to set an infrastructure funding bill for debate last week, 18 senators stood together, during a press conference led by Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (Cherokee) to release their proposal. The Columbia Chamber is pleased with the plan and the leadership from the Senate. Please contact your Senator and ask them to support infrastructure reform.  You can find more information on the S.C. Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Celebrating Small Business
This week, the Chamber, the City, and the County hosted Small Business Week. Hundreds of small businesses across the greater Columbia area came out to learn important keys to creating and sustaining a successful small business. As this week comes to a close we at the Chamber want to thank our small business partners and look forward to our continued relationships.

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Brookdale Columbia on their ribbon cutting Tuesday! Check out their new facility on Springtree Drive.

LCAA Leadership Summit
Join the Leadership Columbia Alumni Association (LCAA) at its 18th Annual Leadership Summit featuring luncheon keynote speaker Governor Nikki Haley.  Presented by Adams and Reese LLP, this half-day conference will feature informative and interactive panel discussions.  You can find more information here.

Golf Tournament was a “Hole in One!”
Thursday, the Columbia Chamber and over 200 partners gathered at Fort Jackson Golf Course to celebrate #30YearsofGolf. It was a beautiful day and a good time had by all…even those who came in came in “Dead Ass Last!”

Leadership Columbia Applications Due Friday!
Are you one of Columbia’s up-and-coming leaders?  Then apply for the Leadership Columbia Class of 2016! Leadership Columbia offers emerging and existing community leaders a unique opportunity to be part of a group that is moving Columbia forward. The application deadline is Friday, May 15. Don’t wait until the last minute. Apply today!

Know any outstanding community leaders?
Nominations are now open for the Military Advocate, Small & Minority Business Advocate and the Young Professional of the Year. This awards will be giving out at the 113th Annual Gala, set for September 24.  Apply now!

Midlands Gives
On Tuesday, May 5, COR  participated in the second annual Midlands Gives, a 24-hour online giving presented by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Thanks to everyone’s contributions, the organization was able to raise over $10,000!

Save the Date:

5/12 IT Council Luncheon | 5/12 LCAA 18th Annual Leadership Summit

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