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City Manager's Spotlight | January 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 January 2016 reflects on the 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Bank On Columbia, Utility Line Tree Trimming Public Forum, 2016 #ColumbiaStrong calendars, Community Development's new Financial Empowerment Initiatives and more.
Go Red Columbia Fashion Show | March 11 @ 6 PM
Heart disease is the number #1 killer of women! Join us at the 2nd annual Go Red Columbia Fashion Show to help honor and support the women affected by this disease. Tickets may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com (search: Go Red Columbia Fashion Show). All proceeds from the Go Red Columbia Fashion Show will be donated to the American Heart Association. For more information, please call the Public and Media Relations Department at 803-545-3020.
Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Establishing Operations
​Dominion Resources, Inc., one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, is expanding its operations in the Southeast. Dominion is committed to investing $10.9 million and relocating their Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission (DCGT) headquarters and operations to Columbia, South Carolina. DCGT owns and operates nearly 1,500 miles of interstate natural gas transmission pipelines in South Carolina and southeastern Georgia.
Advertisement of Vacancy on Central Midlands Regional Transportation Authority
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Central Midlands Regional Transportation Authority (The COMET). The City is seeking individuals that use or have used the transportation system. Preference will be given to individuals that are currently using the system and have used for a number of years and have a wealth of ridership experience. The term of office is three (3) years with the possibility of one (1) reappointment for a total of six (6) years of service. Applications are due no later than February 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
OBO Launches Small Business Disaster Recovery Loan Program
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) is launching the Small Business Disaster Recovery Loan Program. The program is designed to assist small businesses in the City that have been impacted by the historic flood due to physical damage, lost revenue/ significantly reduced revenue or customers being unable to reach the business location.The deadline to apply for funding is February 17, 2016.
City to Host North Main Improvements and Streetscape Open House
The City of Columbia will hold an open house for residents, businesses, and stakeholders to learn about updates on the North Main Improvements and Streetscaping Project and related efforts on Wednesday, February 10 from 5:30-7:00 PM. The open house will take place at the Earlewood Park Community Center at 1113 Parkside Dr.
City of Columbia Accepting Applications for Hospitality and Accommodations Tax Grants
The City of Columbia is now accepting applications for Hospitality and Accommodations Tax Grants. At this time, there is no funding available for Community Promotions Grants. Accommodations Tax Grant applications are due by March 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. and Hospitality Tax Grant applications due by March 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. For information on guidelines, applications, workshops and more, please visit the Grants page.
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