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Events available for Registration...

2019 Fall Rhythm on the River Volunteers
10/18/19 - 10/25/19
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2019 Chamber Clay Shoot
11/21/19
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2019 Chamber Clay Shoot Station Sponsorship
11/21/19
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2019 Vendor Registration - Santa & Grinch Holiday Bazaar
11/23/19
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2019 Greater Cayce-West Columbia Parade of Lights Registration
12/14/19
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Events in the month of September 2019
DateEvent
09/05/19
GCWC Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Meeting

Monthly meeting for our Ambassadors to gather and share information.  Breakfast will be served.

Not an Ambassador? Feel free to join us if you would like more information

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09/05/19
2020 Census Job Fair Event

2020 Census Job Fair Event 

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09/06/19
State Street Art Crawl

Come see what all the fuss is about on the left side of the river. The shops and restaurants of the State Street area in West Columbia will be hosting another edition of their long-running State Street Art Crawl (known as First Fridays to some) on Friday, September 6th.

The Warehouse, Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing, Frame of Mind, State Street Trading, and Ed's Edition will all be open highlighting local artists and/or hosting sales and events.

And don't forget that the State Street area boasts some of the best restaurants in all of the Columbia Metro area. The ubiquitous staple Cafe Strudel heads up a list that features Al's Upstairs, a newly renovated Terra, and the brand spanking new (and completely awesome) Black Rooster.

When you are done looking at all the amazing art and eating all the eats, don't forget State Street Pub and New Brookland Tavern. Such great places to pop into for a drink and some community comradery.
And lastly, and most certainly not the least, the merchants are so pleased to see that a staple of both Main Street and Rosewood has decided to join them here on State Street. The merchants ask that you please take a moment to travel up the stairs (over State Street Pub) and peruse The Cigar Box. Such a great space to be filled with such a great business (and they have one of the two coolest decks in all of West Columbia, Black Rooster being the other).

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09/06/19
Skyline Club - Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

Join us for a ribbon-cutting and re-grand opening of the historic Skyline Club. Ribbon-cutting at 5:50 PM, doors open at 6 PM. The featured act will be Outshyne. The new owners, Austin Cunningham and Lenny Cooper, have spent a lot of time and money to completely renovate The Skyline Club. New sound system, a laser show unlike anything else in Columbia, a new VIP area for all concerts...The Skyline has returned to the glory days. Renovations also include a food corral that will feature the area's top food trucks.

There will be a guest list at a later date that will allow Chamber Members to attend the concert at no charge.

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09/08/19
Chamber Float with Palmetto Outdoors

Join us for our annual Chamber Float on September 8.  The event will start at 3:00PM at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater with a shuttle ride at 3:30PM to the drop point. The tubing trip takes about 3 hours and will be free to Chamber members. Chamber members will also be able to bring one guest for free. They must wear shoes, be age 10 or older. No styrofoam coolers and no glass bottles will be allowed. Everyone will park at the amphitheater and float down the river to their cars. Be aware that this will be a whitewater float, not a lazy river float. We hope that you will be able to join us for this great event.

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09/10/19
GCWC Chamber's Executive Council Meeting

Chamber Executive Meeting 
2nd Tuesday of every month
8:30 AM until 9:15 AM

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09/10/19
Employee Engagement Boot Camp

United Way's Learning Lab Leadership Series (3LS) provides relevant, interactive sessions on the trends and day-to-day challenges that local, small business leaders face every day. The event will host guest panelists to discuss their experience with employee engagement in the workplace as leaders in our community's business space.

Guest panelists:

  • Robin Revels, Lexington Medical Center
  • Christina Thoesen, Terminix
  • Tara Davis, AppleOne
  • Erin Vassallo, AppleOne (Moderator)

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09/10/19
West Columbia Beautification Foundation 5th Annual Tribute for Trees

$200 donation includes a tree for West Columbia
and admittance into the Tribute for Trees Gala.

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres provided by Primal Gourmet Kitchen + Market, Wine/Beer, and entertainment by [Brunch] Bob “the Sax Player” Michalski, and emcee Joe Pinner!

http://www.beautifywestcolumbia.org/
All donations are tax-deductible.

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09/11/19
Engage Richland

The Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunities presents "Engage Richland: Connecting Small Businesses to Financing and Contracting Opportunities. This event will include

Lender Expert Panel
Vendor Village
"Power Up" Pitch Competition 
Matchmaking with Richland County Departments

There are opportunities to meet and talk with businesses, here from an expert panel of financing opportunities and lending opportunities as well as one on one opportunities to talk with Richland County Departments about their supplier needs and services. Don't miss out!

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09/11/19
Songwriters in the Round

Join us at Steel Hands Brewing on Wednesday, September 11th to hear some of Nashville's most sought after songwriters: Brent Anderson, Monty Criswell, Lynn Hutton, and Frank Rogers. It will be a fun night of live music and storytelling about  how some of country music's top songs were brought to life. These four songwriters boast cuts with Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery, Don Williams, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Chris Jansen, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins, and many more!

The Kenny George Band will open, followed by a  and there will be silent and live auctions with unique items, trips and experiences. Ticket sales and auction revenue benefit The Courage Center, which provides a safe, supportive, recovery-focused setting for young people and families on their recovery journey. 

The event is rain or shine! To purchase tickets and  find more information visit our ticket page. 


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09/12/19
True Pharmacy Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Join us as we celebrate the opening of True Pharmacy.  Ribbon cutting at 10:15am followed by refreshments.

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09/12/19
SC SBDC Lecture Series - 2019 Series -


2019 SERIES OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
Lecture series provided by South Carolina Small Business Development.

All lectures will take place at the Chamber Office, 11:30 AM to 1 PM.
Lunch will be provided.


Thursday, June 13 - Online Sales and Marketing
Thursday, August 8 - Cash Flow Management
Thursday, September 12 - HR Challenges
Thursday, October 10 - Technology Commercialization
Thursday, November 14 - TBD

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09/16/19
Ribbon Cutting - Mardel Grand Opening

Join us as we cut the ribbon for Mardel Christian & Education Store as they open their new store in the West Side Plaza next to Hobby Lobby.  Ribbon to be cut between 8:45AM-9AM.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Come in and enjoy the store.

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09/17/19
Small Business Chat & Chew

Join us as we strengthen our businesses and grow relationships with other business owners in our community. This Chat & Chew event, hosted by Ashley Bonte and Rebekah Hilbish from AR Workshop and Roly Poly, takes place every other Tuesday for 4 weeks from 8AM-9AM starting September 17. We'll be discussing The Prosperity Paradox by Clayton Christensen. Book purchase not required. Attend all five meetings and your $5 breakfast fee is returned as $20 in AR Workshop cash!

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09/17/19
Richard Skipper

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. A light breakfast will be provided.

Chamber Board Meeting 
3rd Tuesday of every month
8:30 AM

Chamber Office
1006 12th Street
Cayce, Sc 29033
 

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09/18/19
Lunch and Learn - Small Business Advertising

Join the GCWC Chamber as we learn about small business advertising. This Lunch and Learn will be provided by Spectrum Reach. Lunch will be provided. 

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09/19/19
Ribbon Cutting - South Carolina Cremation Society

Come celebrate the ribbon cutting for South Carolina Cremation Society on Thursday, September 19 at 11 AM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their location. 

Networking and refreshments, 11 AM to 1 PM.
Ribbon Cutting at 11;15 AM.

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09/20/19
 -09/22/19
Lexington County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale at Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival

Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers Annual Plant Sate at Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival .at SC State Farmers Market, September 20-22.
Farmers Market hours on Friday and Saturday are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
 

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09/20/19
Art in the Garden XIII Fundraiser for Mission Lexington

Celebrate with us on Friday, September 20th from 6:00-10:30 pm for our 13th and final Art in the Garden community fundraiser for Mission Lexington! This event has raised over $175,000 and been attended by over 20,000 people over the years. Our goal this year is to end on a high note and raise $30,000!

Enjoy a cool Carolina evening under the stars as Wingard’s is transformed into magical place, full of great food, beverage, friends, art and music from REO Survivor, plus Chicago Rewired, the Premiere Chicago Tribute Band.

REO Speedwagon and Survivor’s music powered the 80’s and 90’s, and Chicago celebrated their 50th year in 2018, and all are still going strong. Both of these bands are the next best thing, and sound just like the original. They are all talented, seasoned professional musicians joining forces with the common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music of all three bands – the soundtrack to great memories for so many people.

For a preview of what to expect, check out this video from Art in the Garden in 2008.

Proceeds from the evening go to Mission Lexington, a local nonprofit organization, which helps those individuals and families in need, in Lexington County.

Dining will be provided by Hudson’s Smokehouse, Clara & Ray’s Italiano Ristorante, Chef Drew Thompson’s Shrimp and Grits and The Melting Pot will provide tasty desserts. Beverages will include wine, beer and Pepsi products!

Tickets are $40 each which includes dinner, beverages, and entertainment. All sales are final, no refunds, rain or shine. Gates open at 6 and the music starts at 7:30. We hope to see you here!


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09/21/19
West Columbia's Meeting Street Artisan Market

The market is open every Saturday from September 14, until November 23, 2019, from 9 AM and 1 PM. The pavilion is on Meeting Street in the parking lot behind Terra Restaurant and across the street from Pelican Snoballs.

Below are some highlights:
Original arts and crafts
Foods and produce
16 vendor spaces under the market pavilion
Up to two spaces for "food trucks" or other food vendors

For more information: https://westcolumbiasc.gov/meeting-street-artisan-market/

You will need a West Columbia Business License to participate. Licenses start at $25.00.
Go to: https://westcolumbiasc.gov/business-licensing/ to find more details on our business information web page. Contact Ellen Ravenell to get the process started. ERavenell@westcolumbiasc.gov

By filling out the electronic form below, you are letting us know that you would like to receive information in the future about this market and you may also be interested in becoming a market vendor.
ADD ME TO THE INTEREST LIST: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpgiUwvvngimHIQmtu4Cbs4IKH0Ez6qbHI3GsyW_gKV1_hgw/viewform

We are very excited to bring this opportunity to our community and hope you will consider joining our market. Contact Colleen Otte, Parks Assistant and Venue Rentals, 803-622-8598, cotte@westcolumbiasc.gov, with any questions.

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09/24/19
2019 September Chamber Breakfast


2019 September Chamber Breakfast
Tuesday, September 24
Registration and Buffett open at 7:45 AM.
The program starts at 8:15 AM and ends by 9:15 AM.   

SPONSORED BY:



FEATURED SPEAKER

Brian Carter
City of West Columbia
City Administrator

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09/26/19
Ribbon Cutting - Bricks and Stones Pizza Company

Come celebrate one of our newest chamber members, Bricks and Stones Pizza Company, on Thursday, September 26 at 4:30 PM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their location. 


Ribbon Cutting at 4:45 PM.

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09/27/19
2019 Fall Rhythm on the River presented by House of Raeford

      

2019 Fall Rhythm on the River presented by the GCWC Chamber of Commerce, House of Raeford and the City of West Columbia. ROR starts Friday, September 27 and also takes place every Friday in October from 6 PM to 9 PM at West Columbia's Riverwalk Amphitheater. 

PLEASE NOTE - Friday, September 27 Rhythm on the River will be an alcohol-free night, "Recovery on the River". The Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to create this special night at the Amphitheater for local Midlands residents in recovery. Special music acts Rob Crosby and Sour Wood Honey. No alcohol allowed. Also sponsored by The Courage Center, Favor and Midlands Recover Center.

Details and band lineup can be found HERE!

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09/28/19
West Columbia's Meeting Street Artisan Market

The market is open every Saturday from September 14, until November 23, 2019, from 9 AM and 1 PM. The pavilion is on Meeting Street in the parking lot behind Terra Restaurant and across the street from Pelican Snoballs.

Below are some highlights:
Original arts and crafts
Foods and produce
16 vendor spaces under the market pavilion
Up to two spaces for "food trucks" or other food vendors

For more information: https://westcolumbiasc.gov/meeting-street-artisan-market/

You will need a West Columbia Business License to participate. Licenses start at $25.00.
Go to: https://westcolumbiasc.gov/business-licensing/ to find more details on our business information web page. Contact Ellen Ravenell to get the process started. ERavenell@westcolumbiasc.gov

By filling out the electronic form below, you are letting us know that you would like to receive information in the future about this market and you may also be interested in becoming a market vendor.
ADD ME TO THE INTEREST LIST: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpgiUwvvngimHIQmtu4Cbs4IKH0Ez6qbHI3GsyW_gKV1_hgw/viewform

We are very excited to bring this opportunity to our community and hope you will consider joining our market. Contact Colleen Otte, Parks Assistant and Venue Rentals, 803-622-8598, cotte@westcolumbiasc.gov, with any questions.

more info...