Our Advertisers

To make it easier for you- and send thanks to them- we’ve provided a simple directory of the wonderful advertisers on Cola Daily and 94.3 FM The Dude – all three working together as the media center for your community.

You can click on their names to go to their websites, too!

1801 Grille – Food, Restaurant
321 Auto Sales – Auto Sales, Used
529 Future Scholars – College Savings Plan

All American Heating and Air – Heating, Air Conditioning
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
– Food, Restaurant
Ameris Bank – Financial institution

Backyard Cafe West Columbia – Food, Restaurant
Barron’s Outfitters – Retail, outdoor
Bart Fireside – Home Improvement, Outdoor entertainment
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor – Music Store, Instruments
Bistro on the Boulevard – Food, Restaurant
Black Water Marine – Boating
Boland’s Ace Hardware – Retail, home improvement
Bouknight Pumps – Water Treatment
Building Industry Association of Central SC
Burgin Roofing – Roof Replacement, Repairs

Carts Plus – Golf Carts
Caughman’s Meat’n Place
Central Glass of SC – Glass Replacement
Central Heating & Air – Heating/Air Conditioning -Heating, Air Conditioning
CertaPro Painting – Home Improvement
Certified SC Grown – Agriculture, Special Events
Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals – Event Rentals
Clayton Homes – Real Estate
Clean Sweep Chimney Sweep – Cleaning; chimney services
Closet Factory – Storage, renovations
Coldwell Banker – Real Estate, Broker
Columbia Fireflies– Sporting Event
Columbia Police Department – Law Enforcement
CoCreate – Coworking and Craft Space
Cool Care Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning
Crossfit Optimize – Gym, Fitness, Health

Davis Orthodontics– Dentist, Orthodontist
Deserved Comfort Housekeeping – Cleaning; Home & Office
Devine Street Association – Merchants Association, Special Events
Doc’s Furniture – Retail; furniture, appliances
Dust to Dust Cemetery – Burial Services

Essex Homes – Real Estate
Exceed Real Estate School – Real Estate, Education

First Response – Disaster restoration, remediation
Five Points Association – Merchants Association, Special Events

Galeana Kia – New & Used Auto Sales
Gardener’s Outpost – Garden Center, Nursery
Gentle Dentistry of Lexington – Dental services
Glowout Salon – Salon, Stylist, Tanning
Great Southern Homes – Real Estate
Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber – Merchants Association, Special Events
Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce – Merchants Association, Special Events

Hammond School – K-12, education
Hammond School: Summer Program – education
Hedgepath Outdoor Power Equipment – Small engines, equipment
Herndon Chevrolet – Automotive sales; new & used

Icehouse Amphitheater – Special Events
Inn at USC (Wydham) – Lodging, Hospitality
Insurance Management Group – Insurance Services

Jim Hudson Auto Group – New & Used Auto Sales
JT’s Auto Group – Automotive sales; new & used

Kennel Care – Pet Boarding, Grooming
Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Golf resort, Spa, Recreation
Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles – Restaurant

Larry Lucas Agency – State Farm agency
Lexington Automotive – Automotive sales; used
Lexington Discount Homes – Mobile Homes
Lexington Guns & Shooting Range – Guns; shooting range
Lexington Medical Center – Medical, Hospital
Liberty Tax Service – Tax preparation
Little Pigs BBQ – Food, Restaurant
Lizards Thicket – Food, Restaurant
Love Plumbing, Air & Electrical – Heating, Air Conditioning, Electrical

McDaniels Auto Group – Car Dealer
McDonnell & Associates – Law Firm
Meetze Plumbing – Plumbing
Mercer House Estate Winery – Winery
Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative – Utility
Mid State Roofing – Construction; roofing
Midlands Media Group – Media, Broadcasting
Minnie’s Auto Repair – Auto Repair
Mo’s House of Pizza – Food, Restaurant
Modern Exterminating – Pest Control
Mungo Homes – Real Estate

National Safety Council – Not for Profit
Northside Christian Academy – K-12 education

Old Mill Brew Pub – Food, Restaurant
On Call Plumbing, Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing

Palmetto State Armory – Retail; Gun Shop & Shooting Range
Panera Bread – Food, Restaurant
Pawmetto Lifeline – Animal Rescue, Adoption
Phillips Market Center – Event Space
Pitt Stop – Gas Station

Resource Realty Group– Real Estate
Rhoten’s Country Store– Retail
Richland County– County
Ricky’s Auto & Tire Center – Automotive repair
Rita’s Italian Ice – Restaurant
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden – Zoo
Rosewood Market & Deli – Grocery, Specialty Foods
Royal Automotive Techs – Automotive Repair

SC Department of Motor Vehicles – State Dept.; Licenses, Registrations
SC Education Lottery – State Dept.; Gambling, Educational Scholarships
SC State Museum 
SC Philharmonic-Performing Arts
STS Auto Sales and Repair
– Automotive 
Salty’s Board Shop – Retail, Shopping
Satcher Ford – Auto Sales; New & Used
Save a Lot – Grocery Store
Schlotzsky’s – Restaurant
Scott’s Furniture – Furniture, Mattresses
Scottie’s Cafe & Grill – Food, Restaurant
Security Federal Bank – Banking
Schroeder’s Towing – Towing Services
Sink Law Firm – Law Firm
Sinus Center of South Carolina – Medical
SleepMed, Inc. – Medical/Research
Soda City Gymnastics 
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & War Museum-Museum
South Carolina Department of Agriculture– Special Events
Spa 131– Spa
Spirit Communications – Telecommunications
Stanick Sheet Metal & Roofing – Construction; Roofing
Steel Hands Brewing – Brewery, Restaurant, Entertainment
Stone River – Event Space
Sumter Opera House – Entertainment

The Casual Pint – Food, Restaurant
The Loaded Patriot – Restaurant
The Melting Pot – Restaurant
The Muffler Shop – Auto Parts, Repair
Tombo Grill – Restaurant
Tony’s Pizzalicious– Restaurant
Top Dogs – Restaurant 
Township Auditorium
– Venue
Trustus Theater– Theaters, Plays, Musicals
Tupelo Grove Events– Florist

Vacuum Center – Home Improvement
Vista Guild – Special Events
Vista Smiles – Dental services

WACH-TV – Television Station
Walton’s Automotive – Automotive repairs
Whitehall TV – Television Repair, Sales
Wilson Auto Sales – Automobile Sales, New & Used
Wingate by Wyndham: Lexington – Hotel
Wingard’s Market – Retail,  Garden Center, Gifts, Produce
Windermere Club-Golf Course
WKTC-TV – Television Station

YMCA of Columbia-Wellness Club

Zesto’s of West Columbia – Food, restaurant

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Where to Go, What to Do

Jun
9
Sun
Carolina Master Scholars Summer Camps @ Univeristy of South Carolina
Jun 9 – Jul 19 all-day

Summer 2019 Camps
For 6-9th graders and 9-12th grader
Have serious fun this summer at the University of South Carolina’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series, our award-winning youth academic program. Meet other academically talented students from across the country as you explore future careers, experience student life at USC and attend fascinating and interactive week long classes.

Jun
24
Mon
All Tech on Deck – Elementary School: 3rd – 5th Grade @ IT-oLogy
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

All Tech on Deck is all about technology with hands-on STEAM activities, crafting and coding. Campers will learn how to build, program and navigate a variety of electronics including mBots, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Raspberry Pi, Micro:bit and Drones. Campers will also explore virtual reality, augmented reality, and circuitry. From building robots, to mini computing, to a drone relay challenge, be sure to join the fun with All Tech on Deck!

Historic Columbia Summer Camp @ The Gift Shop at Robert Mills
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

Looking for a summer camp packed full of fun, history, and slime? We got it dude!

Campers ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure through the ‘90s and see history come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Learn about the founding of Columbia in the 1790s, play historic games from the 1890s, and throwback to the slime and boy bands of the 1990s! Campers will build their own cities, churn butter and play “hoop and stick”, and learn the Macarena before taking on the iconic “Double Dare” obstacle course! Summer Camp is $180 for Historic Columbia members and $220 for non-members. Historic Columbia’s summer camp will be offered June 24-28 and July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.* Participants must complete both the registration form and waiver before they can register.

*Please Note: Parents have the option to pick their children up at 5:30 instead of 4:00 for an additional $40.

Jun
27
Thu
Rascal Flatts @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jun 27 all-day
Rascal Flatts @ PNC Music Pavilion

Don’t miss the Rascal Flatts “Summer Playlist” Tour with special guests Billy Currington and Locash!

Hawk Ridge Presents “Rainbow Fish” @ Hammond School
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

Families and friends are invited to attend the Hawk Ridge play performance free of charge on Thursday, June 27 at 5 PM in the Bank of America Theatre at Hammond School. Doors open at 4:30 PM.

Hawk Ridge Presents “Rainbow Fish” @ Hammond School
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

Families and friends are invited to attend the Hawk Ridge play performance free of charge on Thursday, June 27 at 5 PM in the Bank of America Theatre at Hammond School. Doors open at 4:30 PM.

Jun
28
Fri
Frank Foster @ The Senate
Jun 28 all-day
Frank Foster @ The Senate

Frank Foster embodies musical independence at its highest level. He not only has taken the
road less traveled, but the road almost never traveled. Acting as his own record label,
Management, booking agency and publishing company, he has managed to find success that
some major label artists may never find. This rural Louisiana native and former oil field man
has taken his songs from the campfire to the coliseum seemingly overnight, all the while
gaining a following of fans whose loyalty is unmatched.
His musical journey started in 2011 with the release of his first album Rowdy Reputation.
To follow that up, in the late summer of 2012, he released his second album, Red Wings and
Six Strings. Each and every song from both of those albums have become nightly sing-alongs
at his shows. Foster’s next 5 albums all debuted on the Billboard Country Charts.
Southern Soul was released in 2013 debuted at No. 11.Rhythm and Whiskey was released in
2014 debuted at No. 4. His early 2016 release, Boots On The Ground, debuted at No. 7.
Later in 2016, he released Good Country Music, which debuted at No.13. In 2018, he released
his seventh album, ’Til I’m Gone, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country
Album Sales Charts giving Foster his highest mark yet. He’s a singer, a songwriter and his own
boss. He refuses to let anyone water down his kind of counrty music. If he lives it, he writes
it; if he writes it, he sings it; if he sings it, he believes it. Frank Foster … a true original

Heathers, The Musical @ Trustus Theatre
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Music Direction by Randy Moore
Choreography by Grayson Anthony
JUNE 28 – JULY 27, 2019

You’ve been asking us for it, and we’re going to give it to you: Heathers, The Musical! Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?

Jun
29
Sat
Level Up HER Leadership Master Class @ Midlands Technical College _ Harbison Campus Continuing Education Auditorium
Jun 29 all-day

The Level Up HER Leadership Master Class is a one-day professional leadership conference designed to inspire, educate, equip, and empower women of color with leadership skills that strategically prepare and position them to optimize opportunities and overcome obstacles as they pursue and achieve their career and leadership aspirations as employees and entrepreneurs.

During this conference, attendees will experience four dynamic leadership master class sessions that will equip them with actionable strategies and tangible takeaways that they will be able to implement immediately to create progress toward their career and business goals. Conference attendees will have a clear understanding of the relevant habits and skills that are key to them BE-ing the leader who is capable of taking responsibility for achieving the success she wants to experience in the workplace or marketplace.

Women of color, with or without a title from diverse backgrounds are welcomed to take part in this groundbreaking leadership training experience designed specifically to equip and empower them to navigate their way forward with success.

Research has shown that women of color cannot afford to leave their career and business success up to happenstance. It is critical to their long-term success that they learn how to maximize their efforts by becoming intentional, methodical and strategic.

The Level Up HER Leadership Master Class will help women of color discover the power within and get clear about who they are and what they stand for to own the value of HER unique magic.

Conference attendees will learn and be able to apply servant leadership principles that equip and empower them to serve their way to greatness. They will comprehend the power of building relationship currency inside and outside their organization to build a leadership brand that gets the attention of decision-makers and magnifies HER magic.

Women of color will be equipped with a proven performance enhancement strategy that empowers them to activate the power of their best self to lead boldly on a consistent basis and deliver results essential to HER success.

The conference workbook will serve as a go-to reference guide for attendees to use to make notes of key takeaways and insights while at the same time create a personal roadmap for success based on the information that will be shared during each master class session to maximize HER magic.

In order for women of color to harness their authentic power and realize more of their potential, they will need to show up, step up and speak up for HER dreams and goals.

If you are an ambitious, growth-minded woman of color it is important that you invest time and energy toward developing habits and skills that will help you maintain a leading edge in the midst of all the change happening around you and in the world. Reserve your seat at the Level Up HER Leadership Master Class to elevate your success. Immerse yourself in this groundbreaking training and be inspired, be educated, be equipped and be empowered to overcome your unique challenges and optimize opportunities to lead yourself, your career and business to new heights.

You have the potential for greatness. You know it. You can feel it. It’s up to you to show up, step up, and speak up to claim it. Join us to experience the power of our collective magic and sisterhood while receiving the support and practical guidance you need to lead forward with greater clarity, courage, confidence AND a conviction toward the success you want to achieve. Young women of color age 16 years and older are encouraged to attend.

Reserve your seat today at www.jackiecapersbrown.com.

Jun
30
Sun
Heathers, The Musical @ Trustus Theatre
Jun 30 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dewey Scott-Wiley
Music Direction by Randy Moore
Choreography by Grayson Anthony
JUNE 28 – JULY 27, 2019

You’ve been asking us for it, and we’re going to give it to you: Heathers, The Musical! Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?