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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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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May 2021

Camp Cole Volunteer Opportunity

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Camp Cole, 1571 Crossing Creek Road
Eastover,SCUnited States
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May 22nd 9 am – 12 pm Location: Camp Cole at 1571 Crossing Creek Road, Eastover, SC COR is helping Camp Cole get ready for its first summer camp! Designed from the heart for children, teens adults facing serious illnesses and other physical, mental, and emotional health or life challenges, Camp Cole is a fully accessible camp and retreat facility located just outside Columbia, South Carolina.  Join us in giving back to our greater Columbia community. Link to sign up…

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COR Connections- Coffee & Conversations

May 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northwest YMCA, 1501 Kennerly Rd
Irmo,SC
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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:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054ca5a622a5fb6-pumpkin

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