Chamber Chat | June 26

Chamber FYIs
The Chamber, Midlands Business Leadership Group, Builders Industry Association and the Columbia Commercial Realtors Association interviewed candidates who have formally announced to run in the upcoming City Council elections | Welcomed Colonel James Ellerson as the new Post Garrison Commander and said farewell to Colonel Michael Graese who assumes a new position in Washington | Richland County Council passed the 2016 budget | Leadership Columbia Advisory Board began planning the upcoming class days

South Carolina’s Heart Break
Last week nine fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons and friends lost their lives in a heinous act of hate that has shaken the nation to its core. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen as they continue these celebrations of life throughout the week. If you would like to respond to the tragic event with a donation, you can find more information here.

We Called…You Answered
This week, the Columbia Chamber hosted “Your Chamber Connection,” an event that grew the Chamber by 137 partners! Welcome to all of our new partners and kudos those of you who stepped up and made this successful event happen!

#FBF
The deadline to nominate someone for Military AdvocateSmall & Minority Business Advocate and the Young Professional of the Year is July 1.  Do you remember last year’s winners?

Upcoming Events:
7/7 Chamber Issues Forum  | 7/14 Small Business Workshop Series  | 7/15 Partner Orientation & Reception

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