May 1, 2023

Columbia Chamber and TD Bank Announce 2023 Small Business Champion Program Winners

TD Bank and the Columbia Chamber are pleased to announce five businesses that have been selected to take part in the inaugural year of the TD Bank Small Business Champion Program.

“The Columbia Chamber is excited to partner with TD Bank to launch the Small Business Champion Program. This initiative not only gives participants full access to all Chamber programs and events, but also provides opportunities to help them grow,” said Carl Blackstone, President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber.

The TD Bank Small Business Champion Program covers a full year of Partnership fees with the Chamber, pairs each recipient with a TD Bank mentor, and assigns a Chamber Diplomat to help each small business navigate all of the opportunities available to them through their membership.

“TD Bank is pleased to support the inaugural Small Business Champion Program as we continue to recognize the significant role local chambers have in building stronger business communities,” said Mike Farmer, Regional Vice President for TD Bank in the Midlands. “We extend our congratulations to this year’s recipients and look forward to being a part of their future growth and success.”

To qualify for the program, businesses must be based in the Midlands, open for two or more years and are not current Chamber Partners.

2023 TD Bank Small Business Champion Program Winners:
Erika Dawkins Communications
Midlands Mediation Center
OTR Media Group
R. Bettis Construction

About the Columbia Chamber
The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, Partner-driven organization comprised of 1,200 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its Partners and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a Partner or to learn more about the Columbia Chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Auto Finance, a division of TD Bank, N.A., offers vehicle financing and dealer commercial services. TD Bank and its subsidiaries also offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit Find TD Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at and

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit

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