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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November 2019

Fall ACTIVATE @ Hendrix

November 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hendrix, 1649 Main Street
Columbia,SC29201United States
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Free

The fall COR Activate will be at Hendrix on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. Join for our fall happy hour where you can enjoy the awesome views of Columbia + the company of COR members and potential members! We'll have a few delicious appetizers to share and Hendrix will be honoring Happy Hour pricing the whole event. What is ACTIVATE? New to COR or thinking about joining? Our ACTIVATE Membership Mixer is an opportunity for you to learn more about…

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2019 Time for Art Gala

November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Stret
Columbia,SC29201United States
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Time For Art celebrates the Midlands' arts, nonprofit, and business communities through a unique silent art auction on Saturday, November 23 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Volunteer hours are the currency of the night, so leave your wallets at home! Attendees bid with volunteer hours and take their winning piece(s) home once service hours are completed. The evening includes everything you would expect from a black tie optional affair with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres from F2T Productions, Management…

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February 2020

Activate at River Rat Brewery

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
River Rat Brewery, 1231 Shop Road
Columbia,SC29201United States
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The first COR Activate of the year will be at River Rat Brewery on Wednesday, February 19th from 5:30-7:30pm. Join us for happy hour where you can enjoy local beer + the company of COR members and potential members! We'll have raffles, food, and signups for volunteering at the World Beer Festival. To kick off 2020, we're offering 50% off membership for anyone who attends Activate and signs up! What is ACTIVATE? New to COR or thinking about joining? Our…

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August 2020

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

August 18 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 - December 2

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 @ 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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