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CCP Celebrates 10th Anniversary
11/16/11 Print View
City Center Partnership Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary and BID Reauthorization



City Center Partnership (CCP) celebrated the downtown Business Improvement District’s (BID) tenth year anniversary at CCP’s annual meeting on Monday, November 14, at the Capitol Center. A reception followed the meeting on the Mezzanine Level of the building.

David Lockwood, CCP Chairman, presented the first Chairman’s award of the night to Grant Jackson for his unwavering dedication and countless hours spent developing a three-year Strategic Plan and a 10-year BID Improvement Plan with CCP’s Long Range Planning Committee. He also met with city staff and Council members to assist in re-authorizing the BID.

The second Chairman’s award went to Mast General Store for the company’s transformational investment in downtown Columbia, restoration of the Efrid’s Building, and devoted involvement in Columbia since the day the store opened. This is the first award in CCP history to go to a company instead of an individual. Fred Martin of Mast General Store accepted the award.

Midlands Housing Alliance (MHA) executive director, Larry Arney, accepted the Award of Merit from the International Downtown Association on behalf of TRANSITIONS Center. In addition to MHA’s hard work, Mac Bennett and the United Way team were thanked for their hard work over many years.

New Officers
Chairman is Boyd Jones of NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank
Vice Chairman is John McArthur of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Secretary is Adrienne Montare of AIA South Carolina
Treasurer is Brett Frantz of First Citizens Bank

New Board Members
Martha Studstill of Uptown Gifts
Fred Martin of Mast General Store
Ben Arnold of the Arnold Companies
Herbert Ames of Edens and Avant.

The tenth anniversary meeting was sponsored by MJ Willow, Colliers International, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, and NBSC. Food for the after-meeting reception was provided by the best of downtown’s restaurants and shops, including Villa Tronco, Mast General Store, Fancy That, Café 1201, Zoe’s Kitchen, Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, Mac’s on Main, Fever, RB’s Bodacious Bistro, and the Capital City Club.

About City Center Partnership
City Center Partnership, Inc. (CCP) is a non-profit organization that manages South Carolina’s only managed Business Improvement District in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion Streets in downtown Columbia and is funded by the property owners within the district boundaries.
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