Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to Host 14th Annual Banquet February 7th

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will host its 14th Annual Banquet and Business Showcase on Thursday, February 7 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown.
With an average yearly attendance of nearly 600 local, state and federal business leaders, the banquet is the largest event the Chamber holds each year, and also celebrates the Chamber’s accomplishments of 2018, with a look ahead to a prosperous 2019.
The evening kicks off with a business showcase and reception at 4:30 p.m. One of the Chamber’s largest networking opportunities, the event provides attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle amongst other business leaders and network with over 30 local vendors.
Chamber President/CEO Tammy Shepherd will open the dinner program with a welcome and highlight the successes of the Chamber in 2018, and the prospects for a brighter future. Shepherd and 2018 Board of Directors Chairman Robbie Moore of Blanchard & Calhoun Insurance will present several prestigious awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Large Business of the Year Award, the Small Business of the Year Award and the Leadership Columbia County Alumni Award.
A highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial passing of the flag of leadership from Moore, the outgoing chairman, to 2019 Board of Directors Chairman Ed Burr, Senior Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for University Health Care System.
South State Bank will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the 14th Annual Banquet and Business Showcase.