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May 2020

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Events in the month of May 2020
Jaks Essentials Ribbon Cutting, Business After Hours and Grand Opening

Grand Opening scheduled for 5/1/2020 with a Ribbon Cutting at 4:45PM.  Drop in for a Business After Hours and meet the owner.  Light refreshments served.

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Drivers Education Training

8 hour classroom training approved by SCDMV.  

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Leadership Training Series Columbia

Add to your leadership success when you choose any (or all!) of our four exciting leader topics.

Early Bird Savings Code: EARLYBIRD20 

Save 20% through March 17. Act quickly for your deepest discount! 

May 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Transition to Leadership: How to Gain Respect and Know What to Do in Your First Year

As a new leader, return to work with a transition plan to implement within the first year of your new position. The plan will help you clarify your leadership role, strengthen professional relationships and meet your objectives.  

WALK AWAY positioned squarely on the path toward success!

  • Learn about the four things all new leaders worry about
  • Understanding your new role
  • Gain respect by appropriately using your authority
  • Create a personalized transition plan for your first year


May 12, 2020, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Core Manager and Supervisor Skills: Assess Needs, Respond to Problem Behavior and Push for More

You will return to work with a better understanding of when and how to address problematic employee behaviors and performance concerns. Walk away with real-world strategies to develop better relationships and motivate each unique individual on your team.

WALK AWAY with the core fundamental skills leaders need every day.

  • Understand the real role managers and supervisors play
  • Learn how to assess the needs of individuals on your team
  • Learn how to conduct effective one on ones
  • Gain skills in feedback and coaching for success
  • Push further and focus on the future with strategic task delegation


May 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Manager and Supervisor Communication Skills: Clarity, Alignment and Personalized Motivation for Your Team

Learn how to provide clear and concise team communications to keep your team on track during times of transition. You’ll take the Myers-Briggs assessment and explore how it and similar tools can be used to improve interpersonal relationships and aid in team development. You’ll learn a positive and fun way to conduct post-mortem review and learn from overarching mistakes and lessons learned.

WALK AWAY with strategies to leverage information and align individuals for team and organizational success.

  • Set the tone for your team        
  • Ensure clarity and provide direction    
  • Assess individuals’ unique styles         
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Motivate and support
  • Prevent conflict


May 19, 2020, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Manager and Supervisor Tough Stuff: Problem Employees, Change and Conflict

Return with a model to address problematic behaviors or performance concerns. You’ll know how to work through times of change and develop a protocol your team can use during a conflict to move past personal upheaval and focus on team goals and objectives.

WALK AWAY equipped with real-world strategies for tough workplace scenarios. 

  • Apply techniques on how to handle unprofessional behaviors 
  • Learn how to manage those who bring personal problems to work
  • Know what to do in times of crisis
  • Manage through change and transition
  • Understand how to prevent the likelihood of conflict 
  • Know when to step in when conflict does occur and how to address it

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Ribbon Cutting and After Hours - Old School Automotive


Join us as we celebrate Old School Automotive with a Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours on Thursday, May 21. This will be a drop-in Business After Hours from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4:45 PM. Old School Automotive is located at 111 North 12th Street in West Columbia behind South Carolina Federal Credit Union.

We will be practicing social distancing and following all DHEC and CDC regulations. Food and beverages will be provided within these guidelines.

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2020 May Chamber Breakfast

Join us for our "Social Distancing" May Chamber Breakfast.
Tuesday, May 26
Registration opens at 7:45 AM. The program starts at 8:10 AM.
Our Chamber will follow all DHEC and CDC regulations. Some of these details are listed below.

Featured Speaker

City of Columbia Mayor
Steve Benjamin

Joining Chamber Breakfast by ZOOM.

The Chamber Breakfast will be held at the Corley Mill House and Garden located at 221 Corley Mill Road, Lexington.

Breakfast Provided by:

New Chamber Breakfast procedures.
  1. Registration is REQUIRED and will be limited based on overall space. For example, the Corley Mill House Grand Room will hold 150 people. For this breakfast, we will have 50 attendees.
  2. Seating will be social distance spacing. Our 10 person tables will be limited to 5 people per table with a chair and space between all attendees.
  3. Breakfast will no longer include a buffet. Breakfast will consist of a pre-wrapped biscuit and/or a pre-packaged fruit dish. We are still working on providing coffee while staying within regulation.


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Recognize. Respond. Survive the Active Shooter

In 2019, almost every day it seems, there was another report of an active shooter that walked into a school, church, or business; another evil person that entered a building armed, with the intent to kill someone or everyone without regard to their own survival. The question we ask is “are you and your staff truly prepared to survive an event like that?”

  • Preparation that would allow you to see the early warning signs
  • Preparation that would teach you the immediate actions to take
  • Preparation for the medical assistance you will need to provide so you and those around you are survivors and not victims.

This year’s Advisory Conference is being facilitated by ProActive Response Group. ProActive Response Group are well-trained veteran SWAT team leaders, with first-hand experience in hostage rescues and high-risk dignitary protection. The skills offered have been specifically developed to provide workplace leaders with effective courses of action in actual critical situations.

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