CIU Hosts “Grow Your Business Event”

March 13, 2017

Business leaders in the Midlands of South Carolina have an opportunity to attend a FREE “Grow Your Business Event” on Thursday March 30. Columbia International University is the host site for the event with two scheduled sessions, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. held in the Launch! Pad located in CIU's Entrepreneurial Center.

The event is sponsored by 92.1 FM HIS Radio and the Midlands Christian Business Directory. Topics include:

"Who Is My Customer?"

"USP...My Why and How?"

"SEO...What Is It And Why Do I Need It?"

"Keeping It Fresh – Website Content”

"Current Marketing Trends"

The speakers will be Stacey Gurley of HIS Radio and David Tanner, founder of the Midlands Christian Business Directory.

Stacey Gurley is a business and ministry account manager at Radio Training Network, serving the HIS Radio family across South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. With over 25 years of marketing experience, she has also assisted nonprofits as a consultant and strategist. Gurley also founded the volunteer organization Family Matter that empowers families to lead lives of purpose.

David Tanner was an investment advisor for 30 years before entering into mobile app and internet marketing businesses leading him to found the Midlands Christian Business Directory in 2015. The Directory accumulates over 25,000 page views per month.

Dr. Scott Adams, the director of CIU’s Business & Organizational Leadership program welcomes businesses to the campus for this event.

“CIU is excited to bring Columbia area businesses and entrepreneurs to the Launch! Pad at CIU,” Adams said. “It’s our hope to assist the business community in their success, as together we make the Midlands a center for strong commerce.” 

Registration for The Grow Your Business Event is required NO LATER than Tuesday March 28 at For more information call Dr. Scott Adams at (803) 312-1870.