WIC Week – Colite International Facility Tour – March 6th

Take a tour of Colite International facility and hear about goals with sustainable energy and renewable lighting.

Must bring your hard hat, safety vest, eye protection and hard sole boots.

Colite is a world leader in full-service sign manufacturing. We know the global market. And we understand how to bring the right people, products, and technology together to deliver signage programs on time and on budget. Some of the world’s best-known companies trust us to enhance and protect their brand globally.

Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: 5 Technology Cir, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

WIC WEEK – “LLC 101” Lunch and Learn – March 6th

“LLC 101” Business Planning, Protection & Legal Compliance Lunch & Learn

Hosted by NAWIC Chapter #113 Columbia, SC in partnership with Columbia College
Sponsored and Presented By: Kimberly A. Raber, P.A.

Everyone is forming their own business entity, such as LLCs, but they often do not have everything they need to save taxes and protect their personal assets from the debts and liabilities of their business. They also do not know the steps they have to take to maintain their business or what happens if another owner becomes incapacitated or disabled, dies, quits, or wants to sell his or her interest in the business. In this segment, we will discuss how to set up and maintain your business properly, how to deal with a business owner that wants to sell his interest in the company, and how to deal with issues such as incapacity and death of a business owner.

Kimberly graduated from USC School of Law in 1987 and opened her own law practice in 1990. She practiced Business Law in South Carolina for 32 years and spoke to various organizations and groups on small business planning and legal compliance, contracts and collections and estate planning for business owners. Kimberly loves working with small business owners and is passionate about making sure they are protected.

For More Information or to RSVP CLICK HERE

WIC Week – Hard Hat Happy Hour – March 5th

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Join us for evening of networking!

Thank you to Nucor who will demo their Virtual Reality tools- you will use VR glasses called Oculens and Hololens to visually see a 3D image of a building design. You can make adjustments with your fingers by using the glasses to project the blueprint before your eyes.

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WIC Week – Join the NAWIC ladies for lunch! March 4th

As part of our WIC Week calendar, we have selected Wednesday, March 4th at 12:00 p.m., for our first Buddy Lunches of the year. If you are a member come join your other members to learn more about them in an informal lunch.

If you aren’t a member and a construction industry professional and want to learn more about what NAWIC and our chapter is up too this is a perfect time to chat over lunch.

Please pick the best location for you to attend. For our newer members, these are lunches where you can get to know your NAWIC sisters and maybe learn more about NAWIC. Please plan to attend!

MUST RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040949abae23a4f58-wicweek

Here are the locations:
Chapin – La Fogata Mexican, 105 Amicks Ferry Rd.

St. Andrews – Ruby Tuesday, 511 Bush River Rd.

Columbia – Carolina Wings & Ribhouse, 1120 Washington St.

Columbia – Pawley’s Front Porch, 827 Harden St.

Lexington – Travinia Italian Kitchen, 5074 Sunset Blvd

West Columbia – Grecian Gardens, 2312 Sunset Blvd.

NE Columbia – San Jose – 801 Sparkleberry Ln.

WIC Week – Chapter Meeting and Program – March 3rd

Personal and professional branding is key in any career. Our chapter is pleased to have Brynley Farr, Owner and Creative Director of ByFarr Design as our program speaker for March, as she will provide us more insight into the importance of branding and “How to Brand Yourself in Today’s World”.

This meeting is a WIC Week Event where construction related reading books will be collected throughout the week to donate to the Epworth Children’s Home. Please bring a construction related book with you to donate.

For more information or to RSVP CLICK HERE

WIC Week – Carolinas AGC Luncheon and Proclamation Presentation – March 2nd

Please join us at the Carolinas AGC Luncheon on March 2nd at 11:30am. Thank you to CAGC for helping us kick off WIC Week 2020 with city and state proclamation readings by Mayor Benjamin and Rep. Chip Huggins standing in for Gov. McMaster for the state reading.

Congratulations CAGC on your 100th year and many more!

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Kick off WIC Week with Craft Axe Throwing with Columbia Chapter #113! March 1st

Munchies will be provided. All beverages (both alcohol and non-alcohol) must be purchased on site.

The cost is $27.00 per person if you’d like to participate in the axe throwing, however, there is no cost for attendance to watch and network. You will be required to pay the venue at the door if throwing.

We are excited that Chapter #121 Charlotte, NC will be joining us.

Participants MUST wear closed-toe shoes for safety.

Parking: There is free validated parking in the front and back of the building. Show the parking attendant your reservation email or guests can get a parking validation pass from a Craft Axe Team Member upon leaving to get a refund for parking.

Please only RSVP via Brown Paper Ticket for throwing if you plan on attending as the lane rental is based on this registration count and rental fee will still be due.

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WIC Week Billboards in the Midlands

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Our WIC Week Committee is making one of our chapter members famous! You will begin seeing Adair Stevenson of S&ME posted on three digital billboards throughout the Midlands!

These billboards are in celebration of WIC Week and to celebrate our chapter’s 55 years in the Columbia, SC area!

Billboard #1: Garner’s Ferry Road inbound to downtown Columbia in front of Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology

Billboard #2: Highway 1 towards Lexington, SC at intersection of Jarvis Klapman Blvd.

Billboard #3: Two Notch Rd. towards downtown Columbia at Sparkleberry Rd.

WIC Week – Construction Book Drive March 1st – 7th

The Columbia, SC Chapter #113 will be collecting construction related books during WIC Week 2020 to donate to the Epworth Children’s Home.

You can drop them off at any WIC Week Chapter Event or email nawiccolumbia@gmail.com to schedule pick up.

If you order on Amazon please consider going through Amazon Smiles and donating to NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF).

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.

WIC Week – Volunteer To Read March 1st – 7th

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WIC Week is March 1st-7th
Have you check in with your local school, library, church, daycare or play group to check on an opportunity to read a construction/engineering/architecture book to a group?

Hearing stories strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension, word meaning and introducing them to “career lingo”. Also strengthens children’s social, emotional, and character development.

Children are aware of only the relatively small number of occupations to which they are exposed, for example, doctor, dentist, teacher, firefighter, police officer, and whatever it is their parents and relatives do to make a living. Learning about other occupations broadens their choices and increases the odds that they will be able to find suitable careers. As they get closer to having to prepare for them, they can narrow down their choices and even begin to take related courses once they are in high school.