Nov 27, 2018 10:00 AM

We invite all meeting and events planners in the Columbia area to attend the Luxury Meetings Showcase. Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot for this complimentary luncheon and showcase. AGENDA 10:00am - 10:30am    Casual networking between Planners & Hoteliers enjoyed over a light breakfast.  10:30am - 1:00pm    Speed Meetings™ between Meeting Buyers, Luxury Hoteliers & Suppliers. 1:00pm - 2:00pm    Join our host, Jacob Ahrens, for a 3-course gourmet plated lunch, while enjoying some light humor and game in which each attending luxury hotel will be giving away a prize ranging from gift baskets to certificates for multiple nights stays.  2:00pm    Group Departure and Optional Site Inspection of Host Hotel.

Jun 30, 2018 1:00 PM

  Please join us for the SouthEast Crab Feast event this summer in Columbia, SC.  This event offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood.  This highly anticipated event will offer ALL YOU CAN EAT fresh Blue Crabs, one side of Fish & Chips, Snow Crab Legs Platter (Optional), Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family.  This event historically sells out early every year therefore we recommend that you secure your tickets ASAP.  All advance ticket purchases will be held in the buyers name to redeem at Will Call on the day of the event.  The buyer will need a valid ID to claim their tickets.  Limited seating will be available on a first come first serve basis.  You are welcome to bring your own chair and/or table to assure you have seating accommodations.  SouthEast Crab Feast seafood is seasoned heavy to a great taste however you are welcome to bring your own personal condiments such as dipping sauces, special seasoning and/or crab mallet.  SouthEast Crab Feast DO NOT allow guest to bring large coolers, beverages or large bags into the event.  Soda and bottle water will be on sale. Finally, all ticket sales are final. The ticket buyer agrees that all ticket holders are not allergic to seafood and hold harmless SouthEast Crab Feast for any allergic reaction. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.  

May 05, 2018 10:00 AM

The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is an unforgettable, interactive day of transformation and healing for girls who are growing up with an unattached, unavailable, absent father or flawed father-relationship.   Girls, ages 13-17, from area schools, churches and organizations will be invited to spend a day engaging in interactive workshops/activities.  Based on our groundbreaking work, “The Journey to Being Process™”, attendees will  participate in a transformative curriculum, engage in open panel discussions and listen to powerful speakers.   The girls will also partake in a special ceremony entitled, “The Love Experience.” The Love Experience is an inspirational and heart touching ceremony that will inspire the girls to take the Vow 2 Love, which is a pledge love themselves unconditionally and to live love as a lifestyle.  Girls will be encouraged to never forget who they are and know that they are love, loved, lovable. Combining interactive activities, music, food and some great speakers, this event is sure to transform these daughters into extraordinary young women.  To conclude this life changing event, lunch will be provided and the girls will delight in a special session with a national beauty consultant and learn have fun with some amazing products they can take home.   Each girl will also receive a Swag Bag fill with great items to take home.  The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is committed to helping girls transform into extraordinary young women.

Oct 06, 2018 10:00 AM

The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is an unforgettable, interactive day of transformation and healing for girls who are growing up with an unattached, unavailable, absent father or flawed father-relationship.   Girls, ages 13-17, from area schools, churches and organizations will be invited to spend a day engaging in interactive workshops/activities.  Based on our groundbreaking work, “The Journey to Being Process™”, attendees will  participate in a transformative curriculum, engage in open panel discussions and listen to powerful speakers.   The girls will also partake in a special ceremony entitled, “The Love Experience.” The Love Experience is an inspirational and heart touching ceremony that will inspire the girls to take the Vow 2 Love, which is a pledge love themselves unconditionally and to live love as a lifestyle.  Girls will be encouraged to never forget who they are and know that they are love, loved, lovable. Combining interactive activities, music, food and some great speakers, this event is sure to transform these daughters into extraordinary young women.  To conclude this life changing event, lunch will be provided and the girls will delight in a special session with a national beauty consultant and learn have fun with some amazing products they can take home.   Each girl will also receive a Swag Bag fill with great items to take home.  The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit is committed to helping girls transform into extraordinary young women.

Jul 20, 2018 8:30 AM

Augsburg Fortress looks forward to seeing you in Columbia, South Carolina at our FREE Summer Music Clinic!  This summer, join hundreds of other church musicians in exploring fresh and innovative ways to enliven music in worship.Summer Music Clinics are designed for everyone involved in creating and planning music for worship. Clinicians Wayne Wold and Zebulon Highben will lead a variety of workshops, including “500 Years of Singing-Exploring the Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions” (Highben) and “Priceless Treasure: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life” (Wold) along with choral, keyboard, children’s, and handbell (Ron Davis) reading sessions. Connect with other church musicians while previewing new seasonal music, discover ways to refresh worship with new resources, and join other musicians and the community for a hymn festival. Day One 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in, Registration for walk-ins. 9:00 -11:00 Handbells - Ron Davis 11:15 – 12:15 Children’s Music Workshop – Highben 12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own 1:30 – 3:00 Keyboard Repertoire – Wold 3:00 - 3:15 –Break 3:15 – 4:30   Workshop: Priceless Treasures: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life -  Wold               4:30 – 5:45 B.  Workshop: 500 Years of Singing - Highben 5:45 – 7:00 – Dinner on your own 7:00 – Hymn Festival: Seasons of the Son with Wayne Wold and Zebulon Highben  Day Two 8:30 – 9:00 Check-in or Registration for walk-ins for those who did not attend Day one 9:00 – 10:15 Treasures From the File Cabinet – Wold & Highben             10:15 – 10:30 – Break 10:30 – 12:00 –  Choral Session I – Highben 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch on your own 1:30 – 3:00 Choral II – Highben 500 Years of Singing: Exploring the Lutheran and Reformed Choral Traditions - Zebulon Highben Martin Luther and his colleagues famously created the German chorales and established a prominent place for vernacular hymns in their worship orders of 1523 and 1526. But Luther also loved choral singing, and a robust repertoire of choral music developed contemporaneously with the chorales. The Reformed tradition is known for its treasury of metrical psalmody, which also gave rise to a rich legacy of choral works. But what exactly are these choral traditions? What are their musical, textual, and liturgical parameters? How did they influence each other? Using repertoire from the new Augsburg Chorale Book and its sister volumes, this session will answer these questions and highlight the various streams of Lutheran and Reformed choral music, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Priceless Treasures: Hymns and Songs in Parish Life - Wayne Wold  In addition to presenting ideas about using hymns creatively in worship, Wold will discuss other areas of parish life—rehearsals, meetings, education, fellowship and outreach events, publications and public relations, and more—where hymns and hymn-singing can be enriching and meaningful tools for spiritual formation, community-building, and memory-making. Hymn Festival: Seasons of the Son A program of readings, prayers, and hymns/songs from many times and places that explore and celebrate the richness of the Church Year.

Jul 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Determined to bring the love back, R&B artist Mista Roe is embarking on his inaugural, independent 37 city, 22 state national tour. It begins May 31, 2018 in Arlington, TX and concludes Aug 18, 2018 in New York, NY. The Bees and Birds Tour will feature live performances from Mista Roe, Sia Amun, El DeBarge Jr., Samoht, Ricky Latt and several multi platinum artists, and other celebrity guests at each of the 37 concert stops. The Bees and Birds Tour will be hosted by “Comedian Hot Topic”. He will keep you engaged with laughter between acts. Of course we can't leave out Mista Roe's official Dj, the legendary "Dj Doc Cooley". He's gonna get it done on the wheels of steel. A camera crew will be filming every angle of the tour for a major tv network. Due to confidentiality, we're unable to discuss the network details at this time, but hey... HERE'S A CHANCE FOR YOU TO BE ON TV!!! We're looking for the biggest R&B fans... The biggest MISTA ROE fans, and we KNOW you're out there. Mista Roe will use this tour to fulfill social responsibility by giving to a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold for the Bees and Birds Tour will be donated to the American Cancer Society and also to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The tour dates are expected to sell out... Get your tickets NOW! The Bees and Birds tour is about restoring love and promoting more love in our communities. It's about setting the bar high. There's an issue outside our front door, and raising awareness to it is only one part of it. Music is an integral part, and greatly impacts what flows into society. The right music helps us to love in spite of. We are looking forward to making an appearance in your city and the surrounding areas, and we're ready to make an impact on all of the great people just like you, with a great concert experience. What better way to do that, than to bring you a music event of this magnitude?

Jul 30, 2018 9:00 AM

*$100 off Early Bird pricing! Use code EBC at checkout through June 10.* In this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of the Scrum Master in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Development Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation.  Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.  In this course you will: Identify the key components of Agile development Identify the key elements of Scrum Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event Experience a complete iteration Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop Identify the characteristics of a servant leader Experience coaching with powerful questions Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts Attendees typically include: New or existing Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers. This course is intended for people new to the role of the Scrum Master, or people wanting to better understand the role and how it fits in a SAFe enterprise. Every Participant Will Receive: Light breakfast and coffee Catered lunch Afternoon snacks Printed training materials The Scrum Master Certification exam for SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) to be taken at your convenience  Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course Instructor: Darcy Kruse spent the last half decade as an Agile & Lean Coach at Intel where she launched Intel's first eight SAFe agile release trains, and later helped scale the organization up to nearly 30 agile release trains. In addition to being an agile coach, she also worked in the SAFe system as a Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. She has also been a Team Member on a scrum team in a Product Development Engineer role. She has taught scrum classes to employees of the State of California, HP, and Blue Shield of California. Darcy holds a graduate degree in Physics. She will share her real world experiences with implementing, continuously improving, and sustaining multiple Scaled Agile Framework implementations in this SAFe class. Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering.  Notice: If you are booking travel please be sure to book refundable tickets. If 4 or more students do not register for the course, the course will be canceled and you will be notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class. Sprint Ahead will not be responsible for any canceled airline or hotel reservations. For group rates, on-site intact training or any questions contact [email protected] See our other SAFe certification and training offerings.

Apr 30, 2018 11:00 AM

Southern Industrial Constructors cordially invites you to the 1st annual SIC & Partners Golf Outing on Monday, April 30th, 2018. Customers, vendors and friends from the local area are invited to participate in the event. Join us as we connect with our peers in the community who help make this a great area for business. All that is required of you is to come out and have a great time. 11:00am - Registration & lunch 12:00pm - Tournament begins 5:00pm - Dinner & prizes awarded We hope you can join us for a day of golf, networking and fun!

Aug 01, 2018 9:00 AM

Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a SAFe Practitioner (SP). During this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of the Agile Team in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Development Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. They will also learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, they’ll learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train. Learning Goals To perform the role of a SAFe® Practitioner, attendees should be able to: Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise Know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams Plan Iterations Execute Iterations and demonstrate value Plan Program Increments Integrate and work with other teams on the train Topics Covered Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Building an Agile Team Planning the Iteration Executing the Iteration Executing the Program Increment What Attendees Get The class registration includes: Light breakfast and coffee Catered lunch Afternoon snacks Attendee workbook Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Practitioner (SP) exam One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform Course certificate of completion. Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam. Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course Who will benefit? The following individuals will benefit from this course: Team members who apply Lean and Agile at scale All members of an Agile Release Train preparing for launch Instructor: Darcy Kruse spent the last half decade as an Agile & Lean Coach at Intel where she launched Intel's first eight SAFe agile release trains, and later helped scale the organization up to nearly 30 agile release trains. In addition to being an agile coach, she also worked in the SAFe system as a Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. She has also been a Team Member on a scrum team in a Product Development Engineer role. She has taught scrum classes to employees of the State of California, HP, City of Sacramento, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield of California. Darcy holds a graduate degree in Physics. She will share her real world experiences with implementing, continuously improving, and sustaining multiple Scaled Agile Framework implementations in this SAFe class. Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering. Notice: If you are booking travel please be sure to book refundable tickets. If 4 or more students do not register for the course, the course will be canceled and you will be notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class. Sprint Ahead will not be responsible for any canceled airline or hotel reservations. For group rates, on-site intact training or any questions contact [email protected] See our other SAFe certification and training offerings.

Aug 11, 2018 9:00 AM

Columbia, SC Classic and Volume Eyelash Extension Training August 11 - 12, 2018 – Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Fort Jackson Area Day 1 Classic Training - This introductory class is designed for beginners and is recommended to students with little or no prior eyelash extension experience. The key objective of the true natural Classic eyelash extension set is an application of a single eyelash extension to every single natural lash on the clients eye. Each student will be provided with a detailed training manual to follow along during the class. Upon successful completion of this one day class, a student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Key curriculum objectives are outlined below. Day 2 Volume Training - An advanced class designed for students with at least 3 – 6 month of experience. A firm fundamental knowledge of the Classic eyelash application is strongly suggested before enrolling in this class. The key objective of the Volume (also known as Russian Volume or 3-D Volume) set is an application of multiple eyelash extensions to a single natural lash on the clients eye. Volume application techniques are more complex and the eyelash extensions thinner in diameter, hence the desired previous Classic experience. Each student will be provided with a detailed training manual to follow along during the class. Upon successful completion of this one day class, a student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Key curriculum objectives is outlined below. 1. Key Objectives: Latest Eyelash Designs and Styles Eyelash application techniques Eyelash Aftercare Eyelash Removal Techniques  Live Model Practice including one-on-one time with trainer  Focus on Customer Service Detailed Client Medical Consultation Review Product Reviews Getting your client retention to 100% And much, much more!   2. Structured Curriculum  Each training class consists of two parts. The first part of the class in dedicated to all fundamentals that each student pursuing a career in eyelash artistry must know. Starting from a full medical consultation and ending with scheduling the follow-up appointment. During the first half session, each student will receive an in-depth study guide to follow along with the trainer.   The second half of the day session is dedicated to live model hands on practice. Each student will be given instruction and step by step guidance by our talented trainers from start to finish. The trainers will answer all questions along the way to help each student individually to correct any  weak points. By the end of the class, each student will receive a certificate of completion and a ton of freshly learned knowledge to take home and practice with.    Our training schedules are listed below or by clicking on the events calendar and are constantly being updated as we add new cities to our class lineup. If you do not see your city listed, please scroll down and take part in our poll question! Please continue to monitor our website for latest updates! Latest Eyelash Designs and Styles ♦ Eyelash application techniques ♦ Eyelash Aftercare ♦ Eyelash Removal Techniques ♦  Live Model Practice including one-on-one time with trainer ♦ Focus on Customer Service ♦ Detailed Client Medical Consultation Review ♦ Product Reviews ♦ Getting your client retention to 100% ♦ And much, much more! For additional information in class curriculum please visit our Training or FAQ sections. Extremely Simple Online Registration: Step 1 – Choose the “Deposit”* or “Pay in full” option, Step 2 – Add to Cart, Step 3 – Add the optional kit, Step 4 – Click the “Proceed To Checkout” button, Step 5 – Fill out the registration and payment forms and click “Submit Order”. You will receive a welcome email with detailed training information instructions via e-mail within the next few hours. * The “Deposit” option secures your training spot with a $200 deposit during registration. The balance will be due 7 days prior to training. A separate email reminder will be sent to the email address on file when the balance will be due. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own model to the hands on portion of the class. The hands on portion will be held from 2pm through 6pm. Please note that Models are not permitted to be present at the morning session from 9am until 1pm. You do have an option to train on a mannequin head however we discourage this training style as it does not properly represent a real live human experience. Pearl Lash provides all classroom supplies for the training session. An optional take-home Starter Kit is available for sale. The kit may be purchased during online registration or at the training (limited number of kits will be available at the venue)