The Congaree Vista Guild is the voice of the district and its strongest development advocate.
We are a non-profit, membership-based organization charged with seeing that Columbia’s Vista, which is an official South Carolina Cultural District, is a vibrant symbol of our progressive Southern city. Led by an 18-member Board of Directors representing a variety of business sectors, the Congaree Vista Guild and its members are dedicated to making the Vista the place of choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, a national and international tourist destination, and a high-energy urban environment to live and grow businesses.
We invite you to join the Vista Guild and experience what an energized and involved membership can do for you and your business.
It's not what you know, it's who you know. Become a member and participate in many of the networking opportunities. As a member, you will also have access to our membership list.
The Congaree Vista Guild has numerous tools to help you grow professionally. Knowledge is powerful and we know all there is to know about the Vista. We attend city meetings and report back to you; we are the eyes and ears of the Vista. From simple problems such as trash, to larger issues such as streetscaping, together we can make the Vista the very best it can be.
Our hard working staff and public relations team have your business on our minds. We are continuously brainstorming unique ways to highlight your business. From social media to traditional advertising, our members benefit from access to top-notch professionals.
Our membership meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
December 21. 2016 – Holiday Party
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
December 2017 – Holiday Party
Hal Stevenson, President
Merritt McNeely, Vice President
South Carolina State Museum
Mike Evans, Secretary
Carolina International Trucking
Richard Burts, Treasurer
Todd Avant, CCIM
Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism
Midlands Art Conservatory
Vista Studios 80808
Carolina Ale House
R. MacFarlane Craig Real Estate
Lewis + Clark
Cohn Construction Services
Fred Delk, Ex-Officio
Columbia Development Corporation
Meredith Atkinson, Executive Director