Chamber Chat | August 21

Chamber FYIs
Chamber representatives attend a variety of meetings each week. These are some noteworthy meetings that might interest our partners: Press conference to announce Centennial Park at Fort Jackson honoring the 100 year milestone | attended S.C. Chamber meeting to discuss issues affecting South Carolina

Pop the Cork
Last night the Chamber staff and leadership came together to honor some of our biggest supporters during our annual Board of Advisors reception. These Partners go above and beyond to help the Chamber and the business community. Here’s to our Board of Advisors!

Drumroll, Please
The Columbia Chamber announced the winners of five prestigious awards to be given out during the 113th Annual Gala. The following individuals have made a tremendous contribution to our region, and they deserve to be celebrated. Join us September 24th to raise a glass in honor of:

Ambassador of the Year | The Honorable Nikki R. Haley, Governor, State of South Carolina

Small & Minority Business Advocate of the Year | Dr. Louis Lynn, Enviro AgScience

Young Professional of the Year | Tommy Preston, Nexsen Pruet

Military Advocates of the Year | Bill Bethea, S.C. Military Base Task Force &
Major General George Goldsmith, USAR, Ret.

Diplomat of the Year | Mike Weaver, the Weaver Agency

New Projects, Challenges, Opportunities
The Chamber’s Issues Forum focuses on educating our Partners and community members on current hot topics within the region. Next month, we will discuss some of the fastest growing areas in downtown Columbia with a panel including the Executive Director of the Five Points Association Executive Director of the Congaree Vista Guild, and the President and CEO of City Center Partnership.

Upcoming Events:
9/1 Chamber Issues Forum | 9/9 Partner Engagement – Edventure | 9/16 General Cloutier Welcome Breakfast | 9/17 Midday Connections | 9/24 113th Annual Gala

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