The Masters Tournament is Augusta's big show. The event takes place in Richmond County, and The Augusta National is one of the stops on the state Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Tour for prospective businesses.
But that doesn't mean Columbia County doesn't get an opportunity to shine, too.
For the second year, the county's chamber of commerce garnered its share of the spotlight with its Party at the Pavilion - a golf-themed reception at the scenic Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
And the county's development authority and convention and visitors bureau teamed up to host a "hospitality house" to welcome some of the many Masters visitors - especially those who make Columbia County their temporary home.
Columbia County isn't going to knock the bloom off Augusta's rose this week; that isn't the point. But it's good to see local officials taking advantage of the big event next door to showcase our vibrant community.
Columbia County has a lot to offer. Visitors undoubtedly will remember the tournament - but thanks to our local organizations' efforts, these guests will recall our county's hospitality, too.
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