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About The Guild

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.

Membership

Member Benefits:

 

Networking

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.

 

Together We Stand Strong

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.

 

In The News

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 

Member Levels:

Business

This is ideal for businesses
within the Vista districts.

$100 Learn More to Join
Resident

This is ideal for residents
living the Vista districts.

$50 Learn More to Join

Board Of Directors

Hal Stevenson, President

Grace Outdoor

 

Merritt McNeely, Vice President

South Carolina State Museum

 

Mike Evans, Secretary

Carolina International Trucking

 

Richard Burts, Treasurer

701 Whaley

 

Todd Avant, CCIM

NAI Avant

 

Kelly Barbrey

Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism

 

J. Britt

Midlands Art Conservatory

 

Stephen Chesley

Vista Studios 80808

 

Lea Cooper

Carolina Ale House

 

Rosie Craig

R. MacFarlane Craig Real Estate

 

Clark Ellefson

Lewis + Clark

 

David Erbacher

Hyatt Place

 

Beth Frost

Cohn Construction Services

 

Guy Jones

River Runner

 

Alexis Lindsay

Sowell Gray

 

Dale Marshall

Architrave

 

Rick Rowe

Renaissance Plaza

 

Fred Delk, Ex-Officio

Columbia Development Corporation


Meredith Atkinson, Executive Director