The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will put the spotlight on Harlem's business community Monday evening with a meet-and-greet at one of the city's newest attractions.
The chamber will hold its bi-monthly SuCCess Columbia County Style networking event at 4:30 p.m. at Red Oak Manor, at the corner of North Louisville and Forrest streets. The manor is a 19th century Victorian home, which is being transformed into a restaurant and bed and breakfast by Harlem Mayor Scott Dean, his wife Renee and their parents.
Chris Baum, the chamber's director of programs, said the chamber is delighted to have the meeting at Red Oak Manor to introduce their members to the Harlem business community. All city businesses are invited to open a booth at the event, she said.
Baum said the SuCCess event is designed to help build connections between the county's businesses, "because relationships are really what drives business through the door."
Scott Dean said the event is a opportunity for the city's businesses to show off.
He also said the event will help preview the manor, which will open for special occasions beginning in December. The bed and breakfast will open in March with the restaurant following by July, he said.
"It gives us the opportunity to show it off and let folks see the vision that we have," he said.
Admission to the event is free for chamber members and costs $15 for nonmembers. To RSVP or inquire about booth space, call Baum at (706) 651-0018.
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