Columbia County Leadership Economic Development Day
Leadership Columbia County Economic Development Day was a jammed pack class day! LCC Class of 2023 did something very few get to do - tour Plant Vogtle - an awesome experience! They heard from the economic development directors from Columbia County, Robbie Bennett, LCC ‘15, Richmond County, Cal Wray, and Western SC, Will Williams. On the bus ride they heard from LCC 2023 small business owners, Laura Adamski, with Legacy Homes, Samantha Corujo, with Dahlia Salon & Spa and Amy Richardson, with Richardson Professional Solutions. Lionel Prather, LCC 2022 EF, hosted the class at The Point, where there was lunch. Lionel shared a presentation about the Greenpoint Development in Harlem, followed by presentations on economic development from City of Harlem’s David Jenkins and City of Grovetown’s Elaine Matthews. Then they finished the day at Club Car in White Oak Industrial Park. Shelly Clark Blackburn LCC ‘18, shared about the economic impact of the Columbia County CVB. Next, the class heard from a broker panel led by Jonathan Crawford LCC ‘19, and Dennis Trotter with Jordan Trotter. Finally, the day ended with a presentation and tour of Club Car.
Thank you, Robbie Bennett, for planning an amazing day and sharing how Columbia County has grown and continues to grow economically. We are indeed blessed to be in a community that has diverse employers and economic development leaders who work together to bring new industries to our region.
Thank you to our day chairs Adam Carstens, WJBF, LCC ‘20, Zack Teffeteller, Edward Jones LCC ‘20, and Zach Murray, Southpaw Roofing, LCC ‘22.
Thank you to our sponsors, Georgia Power (Kerry Bridges, LCC ’20 EF), The Prather Company, Edward Jones Investments and Southpaw Roofing.