City of Columbia Kicks-Off National Small Business Week

Small Business Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The capital city is looking to give small businesses a boost.

The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities, in conjunction with Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Richland County, will kickoff National Small Business Week with a press conference Monday.

National Small Business Week is a campaign organized by the United States Small Business Administration to support and acknowledge the importance of small businesses to the country’s economy.  Columbia has participated in the event since 2012.

There will be a number of events throughout the week in order to develop and enhance the presence of small business in the community.

Monday, May 2

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Columbia Chamber

Press Conference & Reception
Proclamation by Mayor Steve Benjamin
Presentation by: Torrey Rush, Chair Richland County Council

Tuesday, May 3

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Columbia Chamber

Small Business Opportunities
State Contracting Opportunities
Panelists: Columbia Metropolitan Airport, S.C. Department of Transportation, U.S. Small BusinessAdministration, University of South Carolina

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Columbia Chamber


12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Columbia Chamber

Local Contracting Opportunities
Panelists: City of Columbia, Richland County, Fort Jackson, Palmetto Health, SCANA

Wednesday, May 4

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Convention Center

SBA Salute to Small Business

Thursday, May 5

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Spirit Communications Park

City of Columbia Conference

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fort Jackson Golf Club

Columbia Chamber’s Golf Tournament



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