The Week-In-A-Blink: Mon-Thurs/ Apr 13th – Apr 16th


Power Mondays – Monday, March 30, 2015.  A ​Power Mondays: Come network with fellow Young Professionals in Columbia for Happy Hour at Blue Tapas Bar in a Vista, 721 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201 today from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Margarita Monday and A Bit Of Spoken Word from 6:30pm – 10:00pm at Skyaa’s Caribbean Restaurant, Bar & Grill, 901 Holland Ave #B, Cayce, South Carolina. National Poetry Month Kickoff!!! Come out and Enjoy some of the Best Caribbean Food and Margarita’s specials with a touch of Spoken Word Poetry and a $50.00 Slam, hosted by Tabu Hazel – Peggy Logan! (Admission: 2 items minimum)

New REALTOR® Orientation – Monday, April 13, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Central Carolina REALTORS® Association, 1717 St. Julian Place, Columbia, SC. This event is for REALTORS® that are in need of New REALTOR® Orientation. The information presented during orientation provides a foundation for all new members. It helps you understand how the Association functions, what your role will be and gives you the big picture of what the Association does on your behalf.

We anticipate this class to fill up quickly.  Please RSVP as soon as possible. Due to limited seating availability, if you have not RSVP’d, then you will not be able to attend.


POSSCON : A Technical Conference Exploring Open Tech and the Open Web – Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC. Join the world’s top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech and the open web. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Columbia, SC.

POSSCON 2015 promises to be a tremendous educational and networking opportunity, all for a tremendous value. Please click here to Register Now!


ConvergeSE 2015 – Wednesday April 15- Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the historic downtown Congaree Vista District of Columbia, SC. The seventh annual ConvergeSE will host attendees from across the globe for keynote talks by big-name speakers from Adobe, Paypal, RetailMeNot, The Iron Yard and cult movie “Sharknado,” as well as an event held in partnership with the organizers of Bonnaroo.

All ConvergeSE tickets can be purchased online at Register for ConvergeSE 2015.

Indie Bits – Wednesday, April 15 – Saturday, April 18. Indie Bits is a celebration of independent gaming and interactive media designed to foster collaboration between developers and enthusiasts, academics and artists interested in games and gaming technologies. All events are free and open to the public. For a schedule please visit


Palmetto Health’s Supplier Diversity Event – Thursday, April 16, 2015.  Join us at the Palmetto Health’s Supplier Diversity Event on April 16th, 2015 located at the Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumpter Street, Columbia SC. Registration starts at 1:00 PM. Conference is Free – Bring your Pencil and Paper and ready to work.

Meet Shayna Rattler, Consultant to Large Corporations and Small Businesses. Winner of the National Associate of Professional Women 2012 Woman of the Year Published Author and Trainer. Also, featured in Wall Street Journal, Enterprising Woman and Black Enterprise.

Win a Free Business Consultation with Shaynna, Palmetto Health will sponsor 4 small businesses consultations valued at $ 1, 000. 00 a one-hour session to learn how to improve your business and get as well as maintain corporate contracts.

firedUP Demo Day  – Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC. Demo Day is a celebration of the teams, their mentors, and our community’s overwhelming response to help them build their businesses. As if that isn’t reason enough to attend, hear from a senior IBM executive about the recent groundbreaking of the future Center for Applied Innovation and how this impacts the technology network of the Midlands while enjoying the acclaimed local musical talents of the Ruby Brunettes at one of Columbia’s best attractions, EdVenture.

Be apart of the first group to publically hear these startups present. RSVP while you can!

How to Land a Government Contract – Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 1509 Lady St., Columbia, SC. Guest speaker Scott H. Bellows is a member of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) and a former contracting officer with the Agency for International Development. This presentation is targeted at the local construction industry with an emphasis on both state and federal contracting. His objective is to help would-be contractors understand what they need to do to actually land a government contract. “It’s not enough to simply get registered; contractors need to understand how things work from the government perspective…how to play the game.”0

Free Parking and refreshments. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The MinorityEye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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