Associations & Clubs

Note: Some clubs might limit participation to one person per business category. Call in advance.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF COLUMBIA: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Summit Club, 1301 Gervais St.; Summers Duffie, (803) 351-4390

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CLUB, GATEWAY DOWNTOWN CHAPTER: 6:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Summit Club, 1301 Gervais St.;


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CLUB, VISTA DOWNTOWN: 6:45 a.m. Thursdays, Summit Club, 1301 Gervais St.;

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, BUSINESS BUILDERS CHAPTER: 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Lizard's Thicket, 402 Beltline Blvd.; David Maslow, (803) 798-5796, ext. 122

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, CAPITAL CITY CHAPTER: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Summit Club, 1301 Gervais St.; Petie Bradley, (803) 315-8857

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, LEXINGTON CHAPTER: Noon Thursdays, Flight Deck, 109-A Old Chapin Road, Lexington. (803) 520-5550

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNA-TIONAL, MIDLANDS CHAPTER: Noon Wednesdays, Shoney's, 239 Harbison Blvd.; Emily Wright, (803) 767-4817

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNA-TIONAL, PALMETTO CHAPTER: Noon Thursdays, Shoney's, 239 Harbi-son Blvd.; John Griggs, (803) 732-0104

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNA-TIONAL, ST. ANDREWS CHAPTER: 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Lizard's Thicket, 7569 St. Andrews Road in Irmo. Lee Hardman, (803) 240-7565

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, SPRING VALLEY CHAPTER: 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Lizard's Thicket, 10170 Two Notch Road; Novella Taylor, (803) 699-2262

CAPITOL CITY SALES EXCHANGE: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Carolina Wings, 600 Gervais St.; Tom Hooker, (803) 960-2800

CENTRAL CAROLINAS ENTREPRENEURS CLUB: 11:45 a.m., fourth Tuesdays, Capital City Club, 1201 Main St., 25th floor, Frank Thomas,, (803) 665-2256

COLUMBIA SALES EXCHANGE: 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Grecian Gardens, 2312 Sunset Blvd. in west Columbia. Bill Beckwith, (803) 513-4921;

COLUMBIA SERTOMA CLUB: 12:30 p.m. Mondays at Seawells Restaurant, Rosewood Drive; Chris Weston, (803) 9632,

COLUMBIA TIP CLUB: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Capital City Club, 1201 Main St.; Joe Kennedy, (803) 772-9255

IAAP-PALMETTO CHAPTER: 5:45-7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, second floor of the Columbia Museum of Art, corner of Taylor and Main streets.

LEXINGTON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: Noon Tuesdays, Gilligan's, 940 N. Lake Drive; Greg Weber, (803) 467-2444

LEXINGTON COUNTY LEADS GROUP: 11:45 a.m. Fridays, Flight Deck, Lexington, 109 Old Chapin Rd., Jeff Howle, (803) 678-8121,

LEXINGTON ENTREPRENEURS CLUB: 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, are held at UNO Chicago Grill, 5304 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; Jennifer Hensley, (803) 582-9688,

LEXINGTON NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS: 12:45 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 321 S. Lake Drive; Lori Harmon, (803) 359-9162

THE NETWORK QUEEN TEAM REAL ESTATE INVESTING MEETUP: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1000-C St. Andrews Road; Donna Kocurek, (803) 322-7060,

NORTHEAST BUSINESS NETWORK: 7 a.m. Thursdays, Lizard's Thicket, 10170 Two Notch Road; Joe Brunetto, (803) 699-3007

PALMETTO SALES NETWORK: 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Wild Hare, 902 B Gervais St.; Dottie Moretz, (803) 917-1344, palmettosalesnetwork

RICHLAND SALES CLUB: 8 a.m. Thursdays, Shoney's, 600 Bush River Road; Neal Sutker, (803) 261-2025; Lee Wells, (803) 750-5502

THE-RESOURCE-GROUP.NET: Noon Mondays, Doc's Gumbo Grille, 1115 Assembly St.; Rick Keasler, (803) 609-1636, carolinaresources.comSOUTHERN NETWORK: 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Shoney's, 600 Bush River Road; Dot Smith, (803) 665-1700


BUSINESS STARTUP INFORMATION SESSION: Learn about business plans, legal structures, licensing, taxes, financing, raising capital and more from the USC Small Business Development Center. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sept 23, USC Moore School of Business, Room 856, 1705 College St, Columbia. Fee: $30, register online, $35 at the door. Details: Click "seminars" then "Columbia"

THE GAME PLAN FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS: Learn to avoid the pitfalls of bad business decisions at this free seminar from The Carolina Encouragement Center. 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sept. 24 , Suggs and Kelly Building, 500 Taylor St. in Columbia. Details/register: (803) 933-9140.

NORTHEAST IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR: 6:45 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; Asset Financial Services, 9400 Two Notch Road, Suite C; (803) 708-5724.

STRENGTHENING YOU TODAY FOR EMPLOYMENT TOMORROW: Help for the unemployed with writing resumes, interviewing and networking. Hosted by Benedict College's Business Development Center and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, 2601 Read St. in Columbia. Details:

WORKPLACE SEMINARS: From G. Remington Consultants of Columbia - Human Resources and Health and Safety Cohabitation; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21. Fee: $185; New Employee Orientations; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22. Fee: $150. Ergonomics Guidelines for Short and Long Term Health Care Facilities, 8 a.m.-noon Hampton Inn, 101 Woodcross Drive in Columbia. Details: (803) 708-4972 or