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    Social Media Coordinator at ByFarr

    Chesson Merritt

    Chesson is a Columbia native that loves to share her passion about all things local through her writing and photography. She enjoys exploring the South, one craft brewery at a time, with her husband and daughter and running local 5k races. You can spot her behind the lens of a camera, cheering on Clemson, or biking around Kiawah Island. At ByFarr, she creates social media content and works with clients to tell their stories.

    Social Mission: Serve & Connect

    At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors.

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    Authentic: Governor Henry D. McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster

    Behind the stately wrought iron gate near the corner of Lincoln and Laurel Streets in downtown Columbia, you’ll find the last remaining building of the Arsenal Military Academy sitting on 9 acres of land alongside two beautiful Antebellum homes. Built in 1855, the building served as barracks for the officers of the Academy until the Civil War began.

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    Fresh Face: Market on Main

    At the corner of Main and Lady Streets in downtown Columbia, just a block away from the State House and in the heart of the Main Street District, you’ll find Main Street’s newest addition this season: Market on Main.

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    ‘Tis the season for local.

    ‘Tis the season for local. As John F. Kennedy once said, “A rising tide lifts all the boats.” Did you know that the survival rate of a small business is very small?

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    The South Carolina State fair celebrates 150 years this October

    We know: it’s the day that your parents picked you up early from school and drove you downtown to spend the day riding all of the rides that you were tall enough for, eating delicious fried food, and walking through the art exhibit to find your artwork on display.

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    Social Mission 2019: Serve & Connect’s Knight of Honor

    Learn more about Serve & Connect's annual gala, Knight of Honor, held each fall.

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    ‘Wine’ You Should Stay in Columbia This Summer

    With the recent explosion of the wine scene here in our state’s capital, there’s no need to head to the hills—or the beach—for your summer sips. With a hip hotel lounge, an exuberant steakhouse, a convivial butcher shop, and new iterations of two legacy establishments, Columbia wine lovers have even more reasons to drink local.

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    Fig Authentic: Ramone Dickerson

    Meet our Summer 2019 Fig Authentic, Ramone Dickerson.

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    Celebrating 5 Years: Blush Boutique & Home

    Stop by and help Blush Boutique & Home celebrate their 5th Anniversary on Saturday, April 6.

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    Your Local Guide to March Madness in Columbia

    #MarchMadness is coming to town - are you ready to get out and experience it?

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    Fig Fresh Face: Parlour 818

    Meet Parlour 818, Devine Street's newest salon

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    Serve & Connect: Our 2019 Social Mission Partner

    Meet our 2019 Social Mission Partner: Serve & Connect

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