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What do you think of when you hear "Chamber of Commerce"? Most People think welcoming new businesses, ribbon cuts and networking events. The Columbia County Chamber is so much more than that. We are a member-driven and business focused organization advocating for economic growth in the Greater Augusta area. As community developers, we cultivate an environment for businesses to grow and thrive while creating a wonderful area to live and play.

The Columbia County Chamber is over 1,000 members strong with 45 percent of the membership from outside the county. As one of the only 103 chambers in the United States to be 5-Star Accredited through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, our Chamber represents the top one percent of the over 7,000 chambers in the country.

We work every day to advocate on behalf of our membership and be the collective voice that is so often needed. We accomplish this task through building strong community partnerships with our community leaders and the companies they represent. As the mouthpiece for the business community, our emphasis is on advocacy, leadership, business and professional development and strengthening the connection between workforce and education.

Mission

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is a member driven and business focused organization advocating economic growth in the Greater Augusta region.

Vision

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce works to promote the growth and quality of life of our region and the economic vitality of our business community.

Values

The Chamber is the voice for business through adherence to these values:

  • Leadership: Provide direction that impacts the region
  • Relationships: Cultivate a culture of teamwork to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Integrity: Be honest and open with our actions and intent
  • Diversity: Encourage broad participation among its staff and membership
  • Vision: Imagine the possibilities

Staff

RUSSELL LAHODNY

Russell Lahodny

President/CEO

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SABRINA GRIFFIN

Sabrina Griffin

Vice President

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Taylor Williams

Director of Events & Programs

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Olivia Reich

Olivia Pieczynski

Communications Manager

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Darrell Butler

Darrell Butler

Member Relations Manager

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Carmen Perez

Carmen Perez

Member Relations Manager Grovetown/Harlem

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Ashley Harris

Workforce Development Manager

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Beth Frits

Beth Frits

Leadership Program Manager

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Sarah Hare

Sarah Hare

Bookkeeper

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