Salute to Small Business

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Join us Wednesday, May 7, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia for South Carolina’s biggest annual small business event–the Salute to Small Business.

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Featured events:

  • Procurement Opportunity Matchmaker…Get one-on-one face time with buyers from over 30 big-name companies and agencies, including Boeing, Continental Tire, Palmetto Health and Joint Base Charleston. (9:00AM – 12:30PM)
  • Exhibitor Showcase…Connect in a big way with a variety of businesses and resources. Find your next client or your next big deal. (8:00AM – 12:30PM)
  • The Network Space…Network with participants and other attendees. Find potential suppliers, customers and partners. (8:00AM – 12:30PM)
  • Small Business Awards Luncheon…Meet our state’s top entrepreneurs and business advocates–the winners of the SBA’s 2014 small business awards. (12:45PM – 2:45PM)

Click here for the full Salute to Small Business event schedule.


  • Registration is $25 for the morning events, which include the Procurement Opportunity Matchmaker, Exhibitor Showcase and Network Space. After April 30, registration goes up to $50.
  • Registration is $60 for the Small Business Awards Luncheon.
  • For additional registration information, contact event coordinator Marie Stiles at 803-604-9141.

For more information about the Salute to Small Business, contact Anna Huntley at

Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Coalition for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Cosponsorship Authorization #14-0464-93. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Marie Stiles, 803-604-9141.

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