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Back To School Adoption Event
Visit Columbia Animal Shelter from August 25 - 30 and choose from over 50 furry friends!
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Let's Move! Columbia GameDay
On Saturday, Sept. 20, GameDay is back to offer a fun day of activities for the entire family.
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The Gallery at City Hall
Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month
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Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence
The annual Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence will be held at Finlay Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.
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City Manager’s Spotlight on August 2014
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City in an effort to stay connected with the community. The City Manager’s Spotlight on August 2014 reflects information about the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Burton Heights’ Ribbon Cutting, National Night Out, The Gallery at City Hall, “Main Street Capital” Loan Program and more.
City Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
​The City of Columbia has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). “This is the first time that the City has been awarded the certificate since 2005,” said Jeff Palen, Chief Financial Officer. “The return of the City to receiving this award is the culmination of the work and effort of many individuals over the past five years.”
City of Columbia Reveals “Main Street Capital” Loan Program
At a press conference, held on Tuesday, August 26 at Bourbon Columbia, the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities revealed their new business loan program called “Main Street Capital…Creating More Feet on Main Street”. The Main Street Capital program will offer loans up to $50,000 for new businesses locating to Main Street or existing businesses expanding on Main Street. To be eligible, businesses must be located on Main Street between Gervais Street and Elmwood Avenue. There will be special consideration given to businesses locating in the 1300-1600 blocks of Main Street.
City of Columbia moves forward with “Business in Motion”
The City of Columbia’s Office of Economic Development has announced the kickoff of their “Business in Motion” program, an extension of their ongoing partnership with the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce focused on the retention and expansion of existing local businesses.
Eau Claire Development Corporation Held Ribbon Cutting for New Homes
On Tuesday, August 12, at a ribbon cutting, the Eau Claire Development Corporation (ECDC) previewed three new homes in the Burton Heights neighborhood. Currently, ECDC is developing Burton Heights III, located off of Farrow Road on Burton Heights Circle. The subdivision will accommodate 26 single family residential homes. There have been 20 newly constructed homes sold and 6 more are being developed this year. The homes will range from 1,300-1,600 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, all major appliances and a one car garage.
Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay - September 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay is back to offer a fun day of activities for the entire family. There will be a 3K race, field games, scavenger hunt, musical chairs, local dance and step teams, exhibitors and more! Attendees also have the chance to learn more about ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. GameDay also includes a celebrity flag football game.
SC Midlands First Responders & Military Service Members Memorial
The evening will recognize the families of first responders and military service members who lost their lives in the line of duty and will include a roll call for fallen heroes, various musical performances, a flyover, and a memorial wreath presentation. Major General Gill Beck, 81st Regional Support Command, Fort Jackson, will deliver the keynote address.
PRESS RELEASES
August 28, 2014
BOIL WATER ADVISORY
Water customers of the 3600 Block of Ridgewood Ave, 1100 Block of Miller Ave & 3600 Block of North Main St are advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute prior to drinking/cooking.August 28, 2014
Councilman Cameron Runyan to Host Open House
Monday, September 29, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Owens Airport Terminal, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 803-545-3061.August 26, 2014
City Offices Closed In Observance of Labor Day
City of Columbia offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Click "READ MORE" to view the garbage and recyclables schedule.August 22, 2014
Labor Day Weekend Concert Showcase
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and dancing shoes to Finlay Park for the Labor Day Weekend Concert Showcase.August 15, 2014
City of Columbia Launches Fundraising Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness
Mayor Benjamin, Columbia Police Department Chief Holbrook, Columbia Fire Department Chief Jenkins and City staff launched the sale of the official City of Columbia Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirts.
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