115th Annual Gala

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Name: 115th Annual Gala
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has closed.
Event Description:

The 115th Annual Gala promises to be one that partners will be talking about all year! Celebrate the many achievements of the past year and preview our exciting agenda for 2018 as we recognize the Ambassador of the Year, UofSC Women's Basketball Head Coach Dawn Staley.

Platinum Table ($4,000 - 9 available): Table for 8, access for 2 to the VIP Reception, company name in program and event signage, and wine chilled on table. Prominent table placement.

Gold Table ($2,000 - 2 available): Table for 8, company name in program and event signage, and wine chilled on table. Prominent table placement.

Silver Table ($1,500 - 8 available): Table for 8 and company name in program and event signage.

Bronze Sponsor $750: Tickets for 4 guests and company name listed in program and event signage.

Supporter $500: Tickets for 2 guests and company name listed in program and event signage.


2017 Honorees: 
Ambassador of the Year, Sponsored by Colonial Life
Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina Women's Basketball Head Coach

Young Professional of the Year, Sponsored by BB&T
John Griggs, NBSC

Public Servant of the Year, Sponsored by Colliers International
Bobby Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce

Military Advocate of the Year, Sponsored by AQuate II
Kevin Shwedo, South Carolina Deptartment of Motor Vehicles

Diplomat of the Year, Sponsored by Willoughby & Hoefer
Phyllis Wood, Palmetto SolarPros

View Pictures from the 2016 Gala.

Cancelation Policy 
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 5 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. The Columbia Chamber works hard to ensure that every partner dollar is spent responsibly.

Event Sponsors:
  • Collins Engineering Inc
  • Columbia Chamber
  • Columbia Chamber

Presenting Sponsor

Ambassador of the Year Sponsor

Red Carpet Sponsor

Spirits Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Celebration Reception Sponsor

Young Professional of the Year Sponsor

Military Advocate of the Year

Public Servant of the Year

Diplomat of the Year

Video Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Centerpiece Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln St
Columbia, SC 29201
Date/Time Information:
VIP Reception: 5:45 PM
Reception: 6 PM
Dinner: 7 PM
Celebration Reception: 9 PM
Contact Information:
Rebekah Babovic
Individual tickets are available. Partners (those who hold an annual Partnership with the Chamber) tickets are specified below. Potential Partners are those who are not current annual Partners of the Chamber. Tickets are specified as single tickets or couples tickets. If you have questions, please contact Rebekah Babovic at rbabovic@columbiachamber.com.

$150 - Partner
Single Registration
$250 - Partner
 Couples Registration
$250 - Potential Partner Single Registration
$375 - Potential Partner Couples Registration
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