Your Resource for Business & Community Connections


Jeff Lawler

As a Columbia native, Jeff believes in the immense opportunities the Midlands has to offer. Jeff is very passionate about the community and supports many different nonprofit organizations in Columbia and around The Midlands.

“Connecting professionals and developing business relationships are what I do best! I realized an opportunity to connect my friends, associates and business partners to provide resources to each other and our community. We are a genuine group of professionals that strive to make positive change for our city and the business climate in the Midlands.”


Lauren Johnson

Lauren, a University of South Carolina graduate, is a determined entrepreneur with a passion for social media marketing. She founded her freelance business, empowering brands to excel online. Additionally, as Coordinator of the Columbia Connectors, she fosters collaborations within the local business community.

“We are excited to have Lauren join the group to grow both personally and professionally while building relationships in our business community. She is an excellent addition to our executive team.” – Jeff Lawler


To be a resource for business connections by developing valuable relationships. Our goal is to engage our members with meaningful experiences that are not only fun, but also inspire passionate professionalism and advance the greater Columbia area.


We are a strong group of dynamic professionals that foster the future of Columbia by providing opportunities for business growth, personal development, and community connection.


We lead by example.
Connect with purpose.
Promote one another.
Refer business intentionally.
Tell our stories with passion.
Advocate for our community.
Stand for integrity without compromise.

Beth Frost

Cohn Corporation

Justin Williams

Northwestern Mutual
Vice Chair

Owen Edwards

Guild Mortgage

Sara Caudle

Anchor Investment Management

Allyson Hank

Remodeling Services Unlimited, Inc.

Andrew Saleeby

Maynard Nexsen PC

Andrew Strauss

Columbia Craft Brewing Company

Austin McNair


Bill Stangler

Congaree Riverkeeper

Brendon Rumsey

Rumsey Construction & Restoration


Cam Maynard

C&B Works Lawn Care


Chad Henderson

SC Philharmonic


Cody Arave

Carolina Gold Construction

Cole Davis

Davis Architecture

Dave Britt (1)

Dave Britt

Solid Entertainment

Diana Stevenson

Grace Outdoor

Donna Rodgers

Donna Rodgers

KW Beverage

Donnie Watts

Palmetto State Insurance Agency

Emily Howard

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline

Grace Stevenson

Stevenson Development, LLC

Hanna Matthews

Hanna Matthews

AppleOne Employment

Heather McDonald

Five Points Assocation

Holly Condon

Senior Care Authority

J.P. Reilly

Spectrum Business

James Ford

Reliable Technology Solutions

Jay Nash

Gladiator Concrete Coatings

Jeb Babcock

Za's on Devine

Jeff Lawler

Live Oak Real Estate

John Burnside

Meetze Plumbing

John Kapp

Di VIno Rosso

Jon Keisler

Keisler Insurance Group

Jonathan Palance

Soda City FIlms

Josh Lehew

5STR Guestbook

Josh Madsen

Grace Outdoor

Kevin Williams

Cognizant Leadership

Kimberly Blaiss

Modern Exterminating

Kyle Caldwell

United Infrastucture Group

Linda Salane

WNN Consulting

Lochlan Wooten

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Mac Sawyer

Classic Roofing

Marie Stover

Midlands Media Group

Marshall Minton

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline

Mary Bell

Dewberry Consulting, LLC

Melody Cruz

Molly Maid of the Midlands & Columbia

Merritt McNeely

Flock & Rally

Missy Curls

Carolina Signs & Designs

Patty Junqueira

First Community Bank

Paul Medlin

Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, P.A.

Preach Jacobs


Sara Gibson

Sound & Images

Scott Taylor

Cantey Foundation Specialists

Sheldon Paschel

United Way

Thomas Tafel

Lexington Medical Center

Tracie Broom

Flock & Rally


Trae Judy

Rock Block

Travis Hollis

Granger Owings

Travis McNeal


Trey Price

Ace Glass

Ty Hagemann

Grace Outdoor