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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August 2020

COR Virtual Discussion | How to Support Local During COVID-19

August 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Free

Local and small businesses need our help more now than ever. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, how can we as COR members and citizens of the Columbia region support and advocate for our local business community? Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) brings together a panel representing various local organizations to share with us ideas and best practices. This discussion is the third and final installment of COR's virtual panel series. Panelists include: Timothy Doe, Owner of No Grease Barbershop Sara…

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September 2020

COR + Red Cross Blood Drive

September 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bohemian, 707 Saluda Avenue
Columbia,SC29205United States
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Free

Upcoming COR Volunteer Opportunity COR is hosting a blood drive with The Central South Carolina Red Cross. This volunteer opportunity to give blood is open to the public. All donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. Walk-ins will be allowed, but registration is encouraged. When: Tuesday, September 29th, 10 am - 3 pm Where: Bohemian | 707 Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC Register: https://www.redcrossblood.org (type in "COR" in the Sponsor Code field) Please visit the Red Cross website for general…

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October 2020

Table for Six – On The Table

October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

COR is teaming up with Central Carolina Community Foundation to bring you a new kind of Table for Six event. In conjunction with the ongoing On the Table conversation series, COR invites you to enjoy an outdoor dinner conversation with some trailblazing, visionary Midlands leaders. Conversation will center on how to move our region forward. The event features leaders from their respective fields who will host “tables” for nine guests, where attendees have the opportunity to engage in intimate conversation…

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Activate at The Woody

October 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Woody, 1649 Main Street
Columbia,SCUnited States
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Free

Join COR at The Woody on Main for an Activate event unlike any other! Networking, raffles, music, and line dancing will make this an evening to remember. Halloween costumes are encouraged  but not required. Light refreshments provided and cash bar. Not a member? No worries – you’re invited, too. Attendees have the opportunity for 50% regular membership fees. Hope to see you there! Purpose of event & benefit to attendees: This is an opportunity for COR members and non-members to…

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November 2020

Activate 15th Anniversary/ Brand Reveal Celebration

November 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Market on Main, 1320 Main Street
Columbia,SCUnited States
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As part of its 15th anniversary, Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) is unveiling a new visual brand as well as refreshed mission and vision statements. Get a first look at COR’s new brand elements at this Activate event. Join us for an evening of celebration and ideation as we reflect on COR’s history and look forward to its future! Attendance and appetizers are free, but drinks can be purchased.  Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

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COR Gives: Families Helping Families

November 25, 2020 - December 2, 2020

Make the holiday season more meaningful with a donation to a Midlands family in need.

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December 2020

COR Gives: Families Helping Families Wrapping Party

December 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Za’s on Divine, 2930 Devine Street
Columbia,SC29205United States
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Join COR to wrap the gifts donated through our partnership with Families Helping Families!

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January 2021

Virtual Book Club Kickoff

January 26 @ 6:00 pm

  COR is launching a members only book club this January through the end of March!  Members are encouraged to sign up before January 23rd and will be placed into small groups.  During this kickoff event we will announce the chosen book title, raffle gifts from local Columbia businesses, and announce small group leaders. Register today! Sign Up

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February 2021

Bikes & Blankets Drive

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Scoopy Doo, 725 Saluda Avenue
Columbia,SCUnited States
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COR is hosting a Bikes & Blankets Drive, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. We'll be taking donations all day at Scoopy Doo, and we invite you to enjoy some gelato or Drip coffee while you catch up with COR members!⁠ ⁠ COR’s Bikes & Blankets Drive benefits Transitions Homeless Center & the Cola Town Bike Collective--drop off your new or gently used blankets and extra bikes to give back to your community. ⁠ ⁠ Transitions is…

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March 2021

Activate

March 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Sweetwaters Coffee, 1002 Park St
Columbia,SCUnited States
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Enjoy an early morning casual networking opportunity with COR! Meet COR members and learn more about the organization and our upcoming events. It’s a great opportunity to find ways to get plugged in to the Columbia community, meet local movers and shakers, and support a local business. When: Tuesday, March 9th 7:30 – 9:30 am Where: Sweetwaters Coffee (1002 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201) This event is open to the public.  

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