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

AAA Tax Service – Tax Preparation
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
Bouknight Pumps – Water Treatment
Brakes 4 Less – Automobile parts, repair
Broadway in Columbia – Theater, Arts
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
Coldwell Banker – Real Estate, Broker
Columbia Fireflies– Sporting Event
Columbia Police Department – Law Enforcement
Cool Care Heating & Air – Heating, Air Conditioning
Crescent Construction – Construction, renovation, remodel
Crossfit Optimize – Gym, Fitness, Health
Cycle Center – Bicycles & Accessories

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

Famous Toastery – Restaurant; breakfast & lunch
Finish Line Upholstery – Upholstery; auto/marine/furniture
First Response – Disaster restoration, remediation
Five Points Association – Merchants Association, Special Events
Floor Boys – Flooring

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

Herndon Chevrolet – Automotive sales; new & used
Homestar Solar Solution – Solar panel systems & installation

Icehouse Amphitheater – Special Events
Inn at USC (Wydham) – Lodging, Hospitality
Insurance Management Group – Insurance Services
Irmo Insurance Agency – 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
Music Farm – Concerts

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

Oak Table – Food, Restaurant
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
Pozsik-Carpenter – Law firm

Ray Clepper Boating Center – Retail, Boat Sales
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
Roper Staffing – Employment Services; Staffing
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
Save a Lot – Grocery Store
Schlotzsky’s – Restaurant
Scott’s Furniture – Furniture, Mattresses
Scottie’s Cafe & Grill – Food, Restaurant
Security Federal Bank – Banking
Sheppard’s Glass – Glass Replacement
Schroeder’s Towing – Towing Services
Sink Law Firm – Law Firm
Sinus Center of South Carolina – Medical
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
Stone River – Event Space
Sumter Opera House – Entertainment

The Casual Pint – Food, 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

Aug
22
Wed
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
23
Thu
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
24
Fri
Get Your Business Online: Get Found on Google Search and Maps @ Women's Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

MEDIA ADVISORY

The Women’s Business Center of SC at Columbia College (WBCofSC) is teaming up with Google to help small businesses get online and grow with a free lunch workshop series this fall.

WHAT/WHEN:
Get Your Business Online workshop series in partnership with Google to help small businesses get online.

August 24: Get Found on Google Search and Maps
September 28: Make Your Website Work for You
October 17: Get Ready for Holiday Season National Livestream
November 9: Succeeding in a Micro-Moments World
December 14: Tips for Measuring Online Success

WHERE: Women’s Business Center of SC at Columbia College | Harrelson Student Services Building | 4790 Colonial Drive | Columbia, SC 29203

WHO: Offered for women business owners | Open to the public | Hosted by the Women’s Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College in partnership with Google

WHY: Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 net new jobs(1). And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t(2). We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map.

In 2017, South Carolina ranked #4 in the country to women launching businesses(3). On the other side of the coin, South Carolina lags significantly for the economic clout of those businesses, as measured by gross firm revenue and jobs created. Leveraging our experiences educating women and our passion for advancing education and economic independence, Columbia College has embarked on a mission to help women diagnose the hurdles, challenges and stereotypes women are facing, while educating, coaching and mentoring women to get past the $150K revenue hurdle and onto the first hire as fast as possible. Since 2014, we have served hundreds of women across the state through educational programs, peer-to-peer network development and developing a strong network of partnerships with service providers across the state.

REGISTER:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/womens-business-center-of-sc-at-columbia-college-17242659600

ABOUT:
Columbia College: Columbia College prepares students personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development.

Women’s Business Center of South Carolina: The South Carolina Women’s Business Center catalyzes growth of women-owned firms in the state by offering in-depth and substantive services designed to add jobs, increase firm revenue, and achieve economic independence. The Women’s Business Center is co-located with The McNair Center for Entrepreneurism at Columbia College, created to sustain an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the College that provides education, apprenticeships, mentoring, capital access and professional skills development to students. It is dedicated to disseminating best practices for this ecosystem development to other small to mid-sized higher education institutions.

CONTACT:
Katherine Swartz Hilton, M.A., Executive Director | wbcofsc@columbiasc.edu | 803.470.6306 voice/text

SOURCES:
1: Small Business Administration, 2016
2: BCG Report, The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity, March 2012
3: The 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
25
Sat
Soda City Comic Con 2018 @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Soda City Comic Con 2018 @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Soda City Comic Con is coming to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC on August 25th and 26th, 2018 and will be a comic and pop culture event to remember! Featuring vendors and artists from South Carolina and beyond plus special guests and cosplay contests… this will be a show you won’t want to miss! Download official guide here.

The Taco Crawl @ The Vista
Aug 25 all-day

The Taco Crawl is here Columbia! Come stroll through The Vista eating the BEST taco’s, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Let’s taco about a party!!

Your General Admission Ticket Includes: (Must have wristband)
4 Complimentary Tacos (Tabs to exchange for tacos)
Taco Crawl Koozie
Hornitos Tequila Taco Shuttle
Hornitos Tequila Ice Luge
Exclusive drink specials at every stop (Margs, Beer, and Tequila)
The Taco Crawl Signature Crawl Map
Professional photographer and photo props
DJs and entertainment to dance off the tacos & margaritas

VIP Ticket Includes all above plus: (Must have VIP wristband)
Signature Taco Crawl T-Shirt
Additional Complimentary taco
Complimentary Hornitos Tequila shot
Early registration starting at 11am (extra hour of tacos & drinks)

Participating Taco Spots:
Sure Fire Tacos
Tin Lizzy’s Columbia
929 Kitchen & Bar
Hickory Tavern Vista
Vista Union
Carolina Ale House – Vista
Liberty Tap Room Columbia
Wild Wing Cafe
Social Bar and Lounge
Tin Roof

Auditions for The Mothers Sketch Comedy & Improv @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm

Auditions for our third season are coming up!

– August 25th at 3 PM
– August 26th at 6 PM

You only need to attend one. No callbacks.

The audition includes a cold reading and some improv. We ask that everyone applying submit at least one sketch (length is of no importance) that represents your best writing to:
mothers.submissions@gmail.com

Please submit sketch by Monday, August 27th at 6pm.

Headshot and resume are welcome but not required.

Note: You must be 21 or over to audition.

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The Mothers meet weekly for writers workshops on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at the downtown library. This meeting is required for all members.

We also meet weekly for improv practice on Sundays from 11am-1pm at Trustus Theater. This is required for all members who perform in improv shows.

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The Mothers are a sketch comedy and improv team that perform at Trustus Theater and throughout the Columbia area. We are actors, comedians, writers, musicians, and friends. We love topical, physical, musical, flatulent, intelligent, heartbreaking, heartwarming, weird, classic comedy. We love each other fiercely and push one another to be funnier, smarter, kinder. Come join our family. We’re each other’s mothers.

Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
26
Sun
Surprise Book Sale to Offer Great Deals- One Day Only @ Richland Library Operations Center
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Columbia, SC- As the summer starts to wind down, are you in need of some fresh entertainment? The Richland Library Friends and Foundation has you covered. The organization is hosting a Surprise Book Sale from 2 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, August 26 at the Richland Library Operations Center (130 Lancewood Road).

It’s a chance to get your hands on some great deals and rare finds while adding to your book, music and movie collections. There are more than
30,000 gently-used items to choose from, available in all genres for children, teens and adults. Prices for paperbacks start at $1, and prices for hardbacks start at $2.

The Richland Library Friends and Foundation hosts four books sales a year – winter, spring, summer and fall – as well as some specialty or half-priced sales. Combined, these events raise about $80,000 a year to support the library.

Want to donate gently-used books, CDs or DVDs for upcoming book sales? Follow the link for more information.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

Tom Poland: Off the Path @ Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm

Take a trip down the back roads of South Carolina with author Tom Poland and discover the sights, places and history that inspired his newest book South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms. A veteran journalist and Southern storyteller, Poland has been writing about the disappearing rural south for nearly four decades. Light refreshments served. Books available for purchase. Sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library.