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City Council Proclaims April 21 – 27 as Eau Claire Week 2014 – Monday April 21st 2014 at 10:00am. The Eau Claire Week 2014 Press Conference will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00am at Eau Claire Town Hall, Monticello Road & North Main Street, Columbia, SC. The Eau Claire Community Council and District I Columbia City Councilman Sam Davis will present an official proclamation announcing “Eau Claire Week 2014.” Other speakers will include Henry Hopkins, Executive Director of the Eau Claire Community Council and Janice Surginer, Eau Claire Fest 2014 Coordinator.

For more information about Eau Claire Fest 2014 or to make a donation to help keep the festival free, please visit the website atwww.eauclairefest.com or contact the Eau Claire Community Council at (803) 691-1168.


Family Forum Live – Tuesday April 22nd 2014.“FAMILY FORUM LIVE!” Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 6-8pm. This event will be held in the chapel of Palmer Memorial Chapel located at 1200 Fontaine Place Columbia, S.C. 29223. This event is free to the public.

TOPIC: MENTAL HEALTH: EVERY FAMILY’S CHALLENGE!! Our topic/objective is to provide valuable resources and strategies when one is able to acknowledge that their loved one may have a mental illness. It is our hope to remove the stigma and discrimination that is associated with mental illness. ! !

Our panel will include: mental health counselor Camille Carpenter with 25 years experience; Tanya Bolton, LPC; Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott; Cissy Weaver a survivor and supporter of NAMI; and the KLM Law & attorney James Shadd III .!

For more information please contact Vikki L. Palmer, Director of Marketing and Communications at 404.314.7473 or [email protected]


Summit on Information Technology : Lean In Columbia hosts IT-ology IT Summit Breakfast – Wednesday April 23rd  2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at IT-oLogy Theater, 1301 Gervais Street, Suite #100 Columbia, SC. Join technology, business and education leaders as well as elected officials from across South Carolina for a discussion on the state of Information Technology (IT) in the state. Information technology is driving innovation and impacting job creation and growth across all sectors of our economy. More than 67,000 people across South Carolina are employed in technology-related occupations at an average salary of $64,693, and the numbers of these jobs and their economic impact will only increase in the future.

To register or have questions about The Summit on Information Technology? Please visit IT-oLogy official website additional information.

CORrelate – Wednesday April 23rd  2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street, Columbia, SC. CORrelate is an annual celebration of COR’s mission; connecting young, talented professionals in the greater Columbia area to diverse and meaningful networks for leadership, service and fun.

Join Columbia’s leading young professionals to

Learn how to get involved, give back and have fun from three influential speakers.

Network with diverse, like-minded young professionals and business leaders.

Listen to live entertainment from the Reggie Sullivan Trio.

Enjoy delicious appetizers and a few drinks on us.

Walk away with new connections, leadership tips and a swag bag!

The first 150 attendees get a free ticket to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival!

Tickets are only $10 for members and $20 for friends. Not a member? Get your membership and ticket in one or join at the event for a chance to win give-aways. Please click here to purchase tickets.


NCBA and Security Federal Present ‘Microloan Workshop” – Thursday April 24th 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at North Columbia Business Association, 1013 Duke Ave, Columbia, SC. The North Columbia Business Association along with Security Federal Bank will host the “Micro Loan” Workshop on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9AM – 11AM. This workshop will discuss a special loan program specifically targeted for new small business, those considering starting a business and even seasoned business owners that are looking for alternative options to obtain at loan. 

Join us for this free workshop open to all business owners. Questions? Contact NCBA at (803) 786-7232. Lunch will be provided.

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Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders is Co-Founder, Co-owner of the The MinorityEye. She is also 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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