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June 18, 2020 - 5:00PM

After much careful consideration and consultation with Winthrop University, we have decided to cancel the “Just Imagine” Regional Business Growth Summit, originally scheduled to be held on March 23, 2020. 


We had hoped to reschedule the event for this Fall. Unfortunately, with COVID 19 cases rising in South Carolina and with social distancing guidelines now in place, we will not be able to hold the event as planned and guarantee the safety of all involved. We will be refunding all tickets purchased, and ticket holders will see these refunds on their credit cards within one week from today.


We greatly appreciate your interest and support of this event, and we are very disappointed that we were not able to hold it. However, we do hope to hold a similar event sometime in 2021, and we hope that you will plan to attend.


We would also invite you to check our event's website for updates. At this time you can review what we had lined up for this year and what you could expect in a future event. When the time is right for us to be able to host a similar event, we will update this information on this website.


We would like to express our most sincere thank you to the more than 200 people who registered for this event. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our valued sponsors (see below) who committed to supporting this event. We greatly value your partnership and commitment to the SBDC and hope that you will continue to support events like this in the future.


If you have any questions about the event or ticket refunds, please please contact us by email at or call us at 803-323-2283


Thanks again for your patience and support.

March 12, 2020 - 5:00PM

Good afternoon,


Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Winthrop University has suspended all on-campus events through April 3rd, which unfortunately has forced us to postpone our “Just imagine” Regional Business Growth Summit. We apologize for any inconvenience or issues that this may cause, but we want to ensure that the health and welfare of all attendees, partners and staff takes precedent. We are diligently working to find a new date for the event and hope to announce this soon.


We have spoken to most of our sponsors to inform them of the date change and each of them has agreed to leave their support in place, knowing that we will still be able to deliver a strong event at a later time. For those of you who purchased tickets, we will issue refunds if necessary. However, if it is possible to leave your registrations active and paid, it would be much appreciated both logistically and for the aforementioned reason – a quick regrouping to bring you a successful event when the new date is scheduled.


Thank you so much for your support of the “Just Imagine Regional Business Summit”. We look forward to communicating the new date soon and hope to see you all of you there.


If you have any questions, please contact us by email at or or call us at 803-323-2283

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