This annual workshop offers attendees three separate tracks of classes to attend.
Participants can learn more about the Neighborhood Leadership Summit, Bank on Columbia or OMG of Homeownership. Participants can select up to three courses from each track to attend during the day long event.
Check back for more information about our 2018 event.
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Ownership, Maintenance, and Gardening (OMG) "OMG" is short for Owning, Maintaining and Gardening.
 
The"OMG" event promote homeownership and maintenance. This event is designed to cover every aspect related to housing, from first time home buying to remodeling and interior / exterior improvements. Numerous vendors are on site to answer any housing related questions. Previous sponsors have been SCBT (South Carolina Bank & Trust), The Home Depot, Cool Care Heating & Air, Larry Lucas State Farm Insurance, Midlands Technical College and Sherwin Williams Paint. Previous vendors included South Carolina Housing, Eau Claire and Columbia Housing Development Corporations that provided information as well as prizes for give-a-ways. Past themes have been “Outdoor Space” and the prizes included a yard maintenance package, a charcoal grill, a patio set and a rumble stone fire pit. Online registration, time and location information will be provided as the event date nears.
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Neighborhood Leadership Summit (NLS) The neighborhood leadership summit event focuses on providing neighborhood leaders training sessions on a variety of capacity building strategies as well as sustainability. The past training sessions have provided information on working w/local government & organization, setting community goals, Roberts Rule of Order, crime prevention (gang violence) and succession planning. NLS events are a great success, as they give leaders insight on how to better serve their neighborhoods. The event has opened a larger venue by establishing partnerships with Midlands Technical College, City Year, Columbia Council of Neighborhoods and Panera Bread. This event is a collaboration between the City of Columbia Community Development Department, Richland School District 1, Columbia Council of Neighborhoods and Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.