Considering partnership with the Columbia Chamber? Here are some of the most common questions businesses and individuals have about joining. If you have other questions, please contact us at 803.733.1110 or email us today.
The Columbia Chamber is located at 1225 Lady Street, Suite 100 on the corner of Lady Street and Sumter Street. Click here for a map.
A Chamber of Commerce is defined as a local association to promote and protect the interests of the business community in a particular place. Chambers are not departments of any federal or government organization.
The Columbia Chamber provides the unified voice to our regional business community to create and promote an environment where businesses can flourish.
The Columbia Chamber focuses on issues that affect the Midlands and the surrounding regions. The South Carolina Chamber focuses on state-wide issues and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce focuses on national issues at the federal government level.
The Columbia Chamber is not a visitor’s bureau and does not provide tourism or relocation information. Please visit Experience Columbia for more information.
The Columbia Chamber does not have maps of Columbia. Please visit Experience Columbia for more information.
The Columbia Chamber is not a federal government agency, and therefore has no authority to investigate how companies conduct business nor are we able to accept complaints. You can file a complaint against a business with the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Better Business Bureau.
The Columbia Chamber does not have any phone books for distribution. Your telephone service provider can provide you additional information on how to obtain a directory or contact Yellow Pages.
Contact the City of Columbia’s Office of Economic Development.
90% of your Partnership investments are tax-deductible as ordinary and necessary expenses, but not as a charitable contribution. 10% of your dues is related to state (5%) and federal (5%) lobbying and such is not deductible.
As a Partner of the Columbia Chamber, you enjoy a host of professional development and networking opportunities, but that is just scratching the surface of how Chamber partnership benefits you and your business. Learn more under our benefits page.
To request login credentials, email Anna Peterson with your name and company name.
We, at the Columbia Chamber, understand that different businesses have different needs and expectations; that’s why we don’t believe that a one-size partnership is appropriate. There are multiple levels of investment designed to maximize your company’s return on investment and answer specific needs. The description of each partnership level can be found by visiting our benefits page.
The Columbia Chamber does not advertise to Partners. However, we do provide organizations the opportunity to offer our special discounts and to sponsor the many events we have. For more information, contact Anna Peterson.
Please search the Partner Directory for your company name.
View our Events Page where you can register for all upcoming events online. Anyone can attend Columbia Chamber events, Partner and Potential Partner rates are available.
You can sign up to receive an automatic event reminder through the event web page. Click on the event you want to go to and click the calendar icon in the top right corner of the page.
Payments for all Columbia Chamber events are due five (5) business days in advance of event date. The Columbia Chamber must maintain a cancelation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled five (5) business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund, less a 50% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after the event. No-shows will be charged in-full. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Potential-Partner Chamber reservations should be canceled five (5) business days prior to the event however, no refund will be given. The Columbia Chamber works hard to ensure that every dollar is spent responsibly.
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