City to Host 4th Annual Small Business Week Conference
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host the fourth annual Small Business Week Conference on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Street intersecting with Bull Street. The conference promises to be a unique opportunity to network with small and large business owners throughout the midlands, city and county officials, and a great line-up of presenters with a wealth of information for every business owner. This year’s keynote speakers are Gloria Larking of Target.gov, and Carolyn Sawyer of the Tom Sawyer Company.
Greenview Pool Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new pool facility at Greenview Park located at 6700 David Street on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include City Council members, City staff and Community leaders. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.
City of Columbia Hosts Spring Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
The City of Columbia and Richland County are hosting a spring compost bin and rain barrel sale to help protect our rivers, creeks, and streams by reducing runoff and preventing pollution. Rain barrels help reduce the amount of runoff from roofs that enter storm drains and provide a free source of irrigation water. For more information, call the Office of Sustainability at (803) 545-2722.
City Manager's Spotlight | March 2016
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on March 2016 reflects on the City’s Street Division SCAPA Award, National Women’s History Month, Go Red Columbia Fashion Show, Water Safety Update and more.
City of Columbia’s #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge Returns for Spring 2016
The City of Columbia’s photo challenge, #LoveColumbia, will be accepting submissions now through April 30, 2016. #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge encourages residents to submit photos expressing what they love about the City. This annual initiative helps increase community engagement, expand public knowledge of the City’s social media sites and increase interaction with citizens via the use of technology.
City Announces Know Your City Campaign
On March 29, 2016, the City of Columbia Public and Media Relations Department announced the new public education campaign, Know Your City. This campaign is geared towards effectively educating citizens by sharing information regarding city services and programs, including details about frequently asked questions and more.