Columbia’s Resource for Genuine Business and Community Connections

CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Columbia Connectors is Proud to Support Pawmetto Lifeline

Pawmetto Lifeline is an extraordinary local nonprofit organization that works to save and improve the lives of the local animal population. Their mission is to create a community in which no healthy, adoptable pet dies because it is homeless. Their vision is to create a better humanity through education and collaboration ultimately impacting quality of life issues in the Midlands.

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MEET THE FOUNDER OF
COLUMBIA CONNECTORS

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.”

Our Mission
MEET THE COORDINATOR
OF COLUMBIA CONNECTORS

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

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Meet the Connectors

Jeff Lawler

Coldwell Banker Realty
Founder

Bio

Beth Frost

Cohn Corporation
Chair

Bio

Justin Williams

Northwestern Mutual
Vice-Chair

Owen Edwards

Guild Mortgage
Secretary/Treasurer

Bio

Andrew Saleeby

Maynard Nexsen PC

Andrew Strauss

Columbia Craft Brewing Company

Austin McNair

ADP

Brendon Rumsey

Rumsey Construction & Restoration

Bio

Cam Maynard

C&B Works Lawn Care

Bio

Chad Henderson

SC Philharmonic

Bio

Cody Arave

Carolina Gold Construction

Cole Davis

Davis Architecture

Dave Britt

Solid Entertainment

Bio

Diana Stevenson

Grace Outdoor

Bio

Donna Rodgers

KW Beverage

Bio

Donnie Watts

Palmetto State Insurance Agency

Bio

Emily Howard

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline

Bio

Eric McClam

City Roots

Grace Stevenson

Stevenson Development, LLC

Bio

Hanna Matthews

AppleOne Employment

Heather McDonald

Five Points Association

Holly Condon

Senior Care Authority – Midlands

BIo

James Scott

Clean Right Southeast (CRS)

Jay Nash

Jay Nash

Gladiator Concrete Coatings

Jeb Babcock

Za’s on Devine, Cantina 76

Jill Smith

Jill Smith + Associates Counseling

John Burnside

Meetze Plumbing

John Kapp

Di Vino Rosso

Jon Keisler

Keisler Insurance Group

Bio

Jonathan Palance

Soda City Films

Bio

Josh Lehew

5STRguestbook

Josh Madsen

Grace Outdoor Advertising

Bio

Josh Willoughby

Market on Main

JP Reilly

JP Reilly

Spectrum Business

Kevin Williams

Cognizant Leadership

BIo

Kimberly Blaiss

Modern Exterminating Co, Inc.

Kyle Caldwell

United Infrastructure Group

Linda Salane

WNN Consulting and Executive Coaching

Lochlan Wooten

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Mac Sawyer

Mac Sawyer

Classic Roofing

Marie Stover

Midlands Media Group

Marshall Minton

Blair Cato Pickren Casterline

Bio

Mary Bell

Dewberry Consulting, LLC

Merritt McNeely

Flock and Rally

Bio

Missy Curls

Carolina Signs & Designs

Bio

Patricia Junqueira

First Community Bank

Paul Medlin

Bauknight, Pietras & Stormer

Bio

Preach Jacobs

SCETV

Sara Caudle

Anchor Investment Management

Bio

Sara Gibson

Sound & Images

Scott Taylor

Cantey Foundation Specialists

Sheldon Paschal

United Way

Thomas Tafel

Lexington Medical Center

Tracie Broom

Flock and Rally

Bio

Tracy Stursberg

Profile Plan

Trae Judy

Rock Block

Bio

Travis Hollis

Granger Owings

Travis McNeal

Oliver Gospel

Bio

Trey Price

Ace Glass

Ty Hagemann

FDIC

Vanessa Bialobreski

F2T Productions

Bio

Testimonials

You’re in good company, share your story with us!

Networking groups, traditionally, are sketchy. I’ve been approached for networking groups before. So understandably, when Jeff reached out to me about joining nearly a year and a half ago, I was unsure. But right off the bat, I could tell this group was different. If you’re looking for a great networking group to be a part of, this is it. The meetings are efficient, fun, and very well planned. This group has already helped me gain more traction in my business, and I have no intention of giving up my spot.

Jonathan Palance

Soda City Films

Great experience! A complete mixture of different professionals in different industries. This is by far one of the best groups I’ve had the pleasure to be connected with!

Cam Maynard

C&B Works Lawn Care

Columbia Connectors is not your typical networking group. There is an intentionality with Connectors in developing relationships amongst its members, and community support and involvement are also important components of our organization. I have truly enjoyed being a part of this group of friends and excited for the opportunities to come.

Patricia Junqueira

First Community Bank