There’s always a fun event coming up on COR’s calendar. COR hosts networking and social events throughout the year to help you continue to grow personally and professionally. In addition to our annual signature event Time for Art, we regularly host Table for Six, Activate, and Connect events. Volunteer opportunities are also ongoing, year round opportunities to be involved.

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May 2021

COR Connections- Coffee & Conversations

May 25, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Curiosity Coffee Bar, 2327 Main Street
Columbia,SCUnited States
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May 25th 7:30 – 9:30 am Location: Curiosity Coffee Bar at 2327 Main Street, Columbia, SC Come enjoy local coffee, great conversation, and deeper connections with other COR members!  COR Connections are members-only events designed to strengthen relationships within our membership and provide ‘insider experiences’ to develop local champions.

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June 2021

YMCA Blood Drive

June 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
YMCA, 1447 Hampton Street
Columbia,South Carolina29201
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COR is partnering with the YMCA and the Blood Connection to donate needed blood to our local hospitals. You can donate with COR on June 7th from 10am-3pm and receive a $20 gift card. Time: June 7th 10 am to 3 pm Location: YMC A Downtown: 1447 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201  

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Capture Columbia

June 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Capture Columbia

Capture Columbia is a program for summer interns and associates at companies in the Columbia area to take a deep dive into the community while building personal and professional relationships that will help them land jobs and build careers here. Presented by Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) and the Midlands Business Leadership Group, Capture Columbia includes networking opportunities, speakers, professional development and special experiences throughout their summer in Columbia. Capture Columbia will consist of four main events, with each featuring speakers…

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July 2021

Activate- Columbia Fireflies Game with COR

July 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Segra Park, 1640 Freed Street
Columbia,South Carolina29201
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$10 – $15

Get plugged into the Columbia community with COR. On Thurs., July 22, 7:05 p.m. (Gates and the buffet open at 6:05 p.m.) COR is taking over the Picnic Pavillon at the Columbia Fireflies game. Tickets include your ticket to the game and a buffet of ballpark fare. Bring your family, friends and coworkers for a night of celebrations over America's pastime.   COR Members: $10 Non-COR Members: $15 Book your tickets through Eventbrite and tickets will be available for pick…

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Table for Six- Adapting & Thriving with Lexington, SC

July 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Private Property, 220 W Main Street
Lexington,South Carolina29072
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$25 – $35

Join COR for an evening celebrating Lexington's local business community and engaging with the leaders behind its continued success. About this event Table for Six is a unique networking dinner that connects aspiring leaders with seasoned professionals in the community. Instead of the usual, stuffy networking event, Table for Six takes place over dinner to facilitate open and free conversation, and relationship building. The event will feature leaders from their respective fields who will host tables of six, where attendees…

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October 2021

Volunteer- YMCA Pumpkin Run

October 16, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northwest YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Rd
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Get in the fall mood with a morning of fun volunteering at the YMCA Pumpkin Run in Irmo. When: Saturday, October 16th | 7AM- around Noon Where: Northwest Family YMCA | 1501 Kennerly Rd, Irmo, SC 29063 Volunteers Needed: 15-20 volunteers to help with Event Parking (4), Race Packet Pick-Up (4), Water Station (on course) (4), Course Directional Guides (6), Finish Line/Race Food Table (2), Kids Obstacle Course (2), Kids Games (2), Kids Craft Table (2) Link to sign up:

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Activate- Tiny Alley Concert

October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

COR is proud to partner with City Market to host the fourth Tiny Alley Concert.  This FREE outdoor concert featuring Columbia favorite Kenny George Band brings you happy hour jams in the scenic surroundings of City Market’s little alleyway between GrillMarks and smallSUGAR.  Take advantage of weekly specials from Twisted Spur Brewing and GrillMarks for a complete City Market experience. We invite all COR members and friends to hang out under the overhead string lights and enjoy a Carolina summer…

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November 2021

Table for Six- Women Driving Philanthropy

November 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Capital City Club, 1201 Main St #2500
Columbia,South Carolina
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$30 – $35

COR's Table for Six series continues with an evening of conversations with women leading philanthropic opportunities in The Midlands. When: Thursday, November 4th at 5:30 PM Where: The Capital City Club Tickets: $30 for COR Members/ $35 for non-members (ticket includes meal and 1 drink voucher, cash bar will be available) Table for Six is a networking dinner that connects aspiring leaders with seasoned executives and influencers in the community through structured conversation. At each table, an established leader hosts…

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Time to Give

November 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Junction 800, 800 Gervais Street
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$45 – $65

Columbia Opportunity Resource’s (COR) is proud to announce the return of their signature event…Time to Give! Formerly Time For Art, this affair celebrates the Midlands arts, our local nonprofit organizations, and business communities through a unique silent auction where attendees bid with volunteer hours instead of dollars to claim their item once their service hours are completed. Please make plans to join us on Thursday, November 11th from 6-11 pm at Junction 800 in the heart of The Vista. This…

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January 2022

Table for Six- “Cola on the Move”

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ratio, 566 Spears Creek Church Road
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$40 – $45

An evening of dinner and conversation around Columbia's growth and future. Table for Six is a networking dinner hosted by Columbia Opportunity Resource that connects aspiring leaders with seasoned executives and influencers in the community over a shared meal at a local restaurant.  At each table, an established leader hosts five guests and guides discussion on a selected topic.  This event affords guests unique opportunities to build relationships with local persons of influence. This event will focus on leaders who…

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