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    Support Local

    At Fig Columbia, we love local. We believe in supporting our neighbors and strengthening local economies. In fact, it’s at the very heart of everything that we do. We also believe that creative thinking and powerful communication can transform businesses and communities—something that we see happening in our community right now as boutiques, shops, restaurants, breweries, and more work to creatively find ways for our community to shop with them.

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    104th Annual Aiken Horse Show

    EACH SPRING, hundreds of horses and riders and thousands of spectators descend upon Hitchcock Woods in downtown Aiken for an annual tradition that has taken place every year since 1916, the Aiken Horse Show.

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    A new home for ByFarr Design and Fig!

    BACK IN 2003 , graphic design was ambiguous—artful and pretty, but not seen as a necessity for a business to succeed.

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    Mission: Home Works of America

    Home Works of America is a Christ-centered non-profit organization providing home repair services to low-income homeowners while mentoring and disciplining youth in the process

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    Fresh Face: Carolina Expo

    WITH OVER 100 COMBINED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, George Crowe, Adam Vance, BJ Phillips, and Adam Ruffin know exactly what it takes to coordinate and manage a successful event.

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    Authentic: Lou Kennedy

    It doesn’t take you long to realize just what Nephron Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and co-owner, Lou Kennedy, loves the most about living and working in Columbia.

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    Our love letter to Columbia

    We love this town that we call home, but even more than our love of Columbia is our love for what truly makes this town special.

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    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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    Ushering in fall

    Is there anything better than autumn in Columbia? Think about it: there are so many incredible things going on in town once summer vacations end, the hot temperatures fade away, and our social calendars pick up once again.

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