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.
We support new businesses as they locate to the Vista with grand openings, ribbon, cuttings, press conferences, and social media support. Find out what all we can do to help you as you open your new business. Click here for New Business Support.
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 p.m. Mark your calendar for the following dates:
September 19 – You and Improved Esthetics (911 Lady Street, Suite D)
October 17 - TBD
Merritt McNeely, President
Flock & Rally
Beth Frost, Vice President
Cohn Construction Services
Alexis Lindsay, Secretary
Richard Burts, Treasurer
David Erbacher, Immediate Past President
Todd Avant, CCIM
Experience Columbia, SC
R. MacFarlane Craig Real Estate
Lewis + Clark
Carolina International Trucks, Inc.
Fred Delk, Ex-Officio
Columbia Development Corporation
Meredith Atkinson, Executive Director