We want our members to have a say in COR’s programming and recruitment. Our goal is to connect you to the people, industries, discussions, and ideas that are the fabric of Columbia! We also want to give you the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally outside of your 9-5 specialties.
Our action teams work diligently to provide support to the organization and board of directors. Each team as a deliverable outcome and goals they work toward. Each team needs motivated people dedicated to planning, promotions, development and volunteerism to successfully execute our programs and grow our network.
Time for Art is our annual signature event celebrating the Midlands arts, nonprofit, and business communities through a unique silent art auction and gala. Attendees bid with volunteer hours and take their winning piece home once service hours are completed. In 2017, 1,111 volunteer hours were bid which is a financial equivalent of $25,631. The gala is held in December and is attended by 200+ business and community leaders along our diverse membership base of talented professionals. This team works very hard to ensure that our signature event is not only connecting artists and business leaders, but also supporting our community and volunteerism in the Midlands.
Table for Six is a unique networking dinner that connects aspiring leaders with seasoned executives and influencers in the community. Table for Six takes place over dinner to facilitate open conversation, Q&A and relationship building with a table host that guides the conversation. Topics have ranged from Women in Leadership to Midlands Mayors to Small Business in the Midlands. Table for Six has been a sellout event since its inception 10 years ago. Our dinners are held quarterly and support different local restaurants and event spaces. This team works diligently to deliver this flagship program with interesting, successful mentors at unique venues.
Membership is the lifeblood of any organization. Our Membership Action Team is the catalyst for keeping our membership thriving and also lending an ear to find out what our members want to see in our organization. This team is the voice of our members that actively seek to connect more people to COR and provide our current members with the tools and benefits they need to succeed. You will see our team members working hard at Activate, COR Connections, and literally every event making sure that our members are getting connected.
Communications are how we get our mission and values delivered to our membership and volunteers. The Communications Action Team has a variety of methods to deliver our content effectively. You will see communication from our newsletter with volunteer opportunities, to facebook events, to engaging instagram stories to keep you in the know about all things COR! We also work with our longstanding community partner, WXRY FM 99.3, to promote fun and interesting events over the airwaves with The Buzz. This team works tirelessly to insure that you stay up to date with our community involvement, events and programming.
Volunteerism is paramount to our mission and values. Our Volunteer Action Team coordinates volunteer opportunities all across the Midlands. In years past, we have been an active part of the USMC Mud Run, the Special Olympics Summer Games, and Keep the Midlands Beautiful. We also promote and coordinate volunteers for the World Beer Festival every year. This team believes in providing our members with the best volunteer opportunities in the Midlands. This is where you can find your place to make a difference!