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Upstairs Audio and Video
    Founded in 1972 by Joseph Azar, Upstairs Audio & Video has been providing Columbia with high-end audio & video systems, network wiring, automation, display technology, satellite and cable integration throughout SC for over 30 years. Residential and commercial systems include home theater, restaurant, boardrooms, churches, medical facilities, and offices, to name a few. Services include installation, wiring, troubleshooting, repair, setup, design, configuration and instruction. 
Business Equipment - Sales | Service | Leasing
Columbia Business Equipment
3770 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210,  (803) 798-7522
     Since 1975, CBE has been an exclusive authorized Sharp dealer. Sharp is one of the largest manufacturers of copying and facsimile machines in the world today. 
     In addition to Sharp copiers, network printers, scanning solutions, color copiers, facsimiles and Oki printers, we market some of the finest office equipment and software available including paper handling systems, print queue management, fax software solutions and document management systems.
     CBE is growing.  We are pleased to announce our newest location in Charleston.  Now, customers in the Low Country can get great Sharp products and the service they deserve from a proven, authorized, Sharp dealer.  We're honored with the warm welcome we've received!
     For more than 25 years, our commitment remains to provide the customer with the best product and best service possible.
Team Leasing
TEAM Leasing offers its clients many years of experience in providing equipment lease financing.
Business Services -  Human Resources  | Training | Rentals
Celebrations Special Events Management & Rentals  1800 Huger Street, Columbia,  SC  29201
Locally owned and operated, we provide event management and rentals for all special events, including weddings, parties, stages, dance floors adult and children's parties, and more.  Some of the events we have managed are the Family Circle Tennis Tournament, Cooper River Bridge Run, Colonial and Carolina Cups, as well as many smaller and local events.
Easy Benefits
     EasyBenefits is a leading application service provider (ASP) with award winning software and innovative products that alleviate the everyday burdens of Human Resource departments for intermediate to large-sized companies. Our best-of-breed technology design offers support for enrollment, administration and communication of a company’s total benefit program.
Communications - Digital | Mobile
Champion Communications
Julie Ravenscroft, Local Executive
     Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, CHAMPION Communications, Inc. is a global telecommunications company providing Voice over Internet Protocol service to users worldwide through independent marketing representatives (IMRs). The company also offers traditional unlimited local and long distance services. CHAMPION Communications works with leading industry suppliers of IT systems, peripherals, system components, software and networking equipment to offer its users and IMRs an opportunity to connect with the best.  Ask us about marketing positions which are still available for this exciting technology!
Champion Communications
Elliott Sheom & Jim Doolin, Local Executives
     Champion Communications, founded in 2004, is a subsidiary of iOnosphere, Inc., of Greenville, SC. A provider of residential Voice Over IP, Champion also can provide traditional telephone service as well as Champion ISP, with 22,000 dialup numbers and various speeds of DSL connectivity. The featured product is a two line VoIP box with unlimited local, regional and long distance to anywhere in the US and Canada.
Palmetto Wireless
7320-M Broad River Road, Irmo, SC  29063
Offering Wireless Telecommunication services.
Computers - Networking | Sales | Service
Chipco Computer Distributors, Inc., a wholesale distributor facility based in Columbia, South Carolina, was established in 1994.  Chipco has grown exponentially every year since its inception.  The reason for this is simple; we view our customers as the reason for our existence. Chipco’s core values are focused on the caliber and competence of our people and on the reliability of the top-quality products and services they deliver.  We respect our people as the company’s strongest and most valuable resource. Chipco Computer distributors carries just about every hardware component from a small patch cable to processors,monitors, keyboard, mouse, scsi products, server products, notebook products, printers, scanners and rack mount products.  Communications Associates
    At Communication Associates, we belive in providing solutions, not just services. We specialize in web solutions, wireless voice and data, marketing and advertising, local and wide area networks, IT solutions, business development and telecommunications. We are the provider of choice for clients looking to extract maximum returns on their communication investments. We are built on a heritage of deliver excellence, industry knowledge, and a world-class technical infrastructure and the expertise of its people.
IST2provides a variety of telecommunication services, including: Data center design, engineering & consulting, Data network design & consulting, Systems integration & installation, administration and maintenance of multiple PBX’s, Local and Wide Area Networks, Co-location and more. 
     IST2-Integrated Systems Technology & Telecommunications Inc. was founded in 1981 and renamed in 1994 to provide Computer Maintenance, Electronic Systems, Telecommunications Engineering and Project Management Planning Support to Commercial, Government, Industry and Organizations. Our staff consists of over 25 Professional Voice and data Network Engineers, Logisticians, Systems Database Analysts, and Technical Support Personnel. IST2 offers a full range of engineering from electronics and systems network design. IST2 also provides Systems Hardware, Software, Telecommunication engineering services and installation services in voice and data installations.
     IST2 is one of South Carolina’s first and most promising Minority Computer, Aerospace, and Telecommunication Systems and Engineering firms in the state of South Carolina. IST2’s Systems Integration and Engineering Division provide systems engineering and support to both Corporate and Government Clients. IST2 offers full-services turnkey Computer Information Technology support services to customers within the Southeastern Region and across the United States.
     IST2’s Corporate On-site Training Division provides Network Systems Administration and Operations curriculums.   Our CAD Design and Network architectural division provides complete network systems documentation and verifications, while providing the customer with quality documentation and verified/certified network automation services.
     IST2 is structured for business growth and leadership under Phyllis W. and Johnny C. Mason, the minority business owners of the firm.  IST2’s business plan now stresses a Multi-discipline and skilled Engineering Structure for both Commercial and Governmental Markets.
TeraStore, Inc.
    We are a computer services company located in Columbia, SC. Our services consist of offsite/onsite backups, network installation and service contracts, computer repair, and computer upgrades for all businesses as well as home users. We guarntee the best prices and the best services. Always remember "Our Business Is Keeping You In Business". Please feel free to call us at(803)939-8519 or look us up at for more information.

VC3is celebrating their 10th year in business providing high quality IT services to both the private and public sectors. Since its founding in 1994, VC3's focus has been to help clients find economically efficient paths to better leverage information technology.  Headquartered in Columbia, SC with additional offices in Atlanta, GA, and Raleigh, NC, VC3 offers a wide range of services including Internet/Intranet & Data Center Services, Web and Application Development Services, Computer & Network Support, Network Design, Configuration & Optimization, Technology Assessments, and Security Audits. VC3 also offers a complete suite of hosted e-government solutions for local governments, web content management solutions, and web-based solutions for educational institutions.  Through its success in supplying these services, VC3 has established an excellent reputation for expertise and reliability among their clients.
Internet Services - Development | Domain Registration | Email | Hosting | ISP | Security | SEO
Road Runner Business Class is an industry leader providing high-speed internet service and broadband solutions to businesses of all sizes. The product has been the South Carolina market for about 4 years and has received JD Power’s Award for best Customer Service and won the coveted PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award in 2003 for Customer Satisfaction.
     Not only do we provide excellent internet service but Business Class offers these outstanding added-value services:
    · Managed Storage and Managed Security
    · Email and Domain Name Services
    · Web Hosting and Static IP
    · Dedicated Fiber Connections
    · Wireless Access (SOHO users)
    · Teleworker Solutions
Road Runner Business Class is the right choice – simply better!
ASKaPRO Online Services  - 803-361-2739
Headquartered in the Columbia area, ASKaPRO provides web development and hosting services for organizations throughout the nation.   ASKaPRO specializes in creating websites which can be easily updated by anyone using familiar tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher.  Their advanced but simple-to-use hosting features give you complete control over all aspects of your website, including e-mail, autoresponders, spam blocking, statistics, cron jobs, protected directories and much more.
     ASKaPRO has also recently become a domain registrar, able to register domain names for only $8.75 per year through its service.
     ASKaPRO is also a proven SEO leader - providing top search results for its clients in the major search engines.
     Since 1998, ASKaPRO has provided advice and services for clients throughout South Carolina, as well as in 15 other states and 3 foreign countries.
     ASKaPRO owns and manages this website, as well as a variety of specialized websites for Medical Managers, Lake Murray enthusiasts, Technogeeks, Communication, and others.
Cyberfieds is among the world's leaders in SEO - Search Engine Optimization headed by one of the pioneers in the industry, Karen D. Hill since 1996. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in Columbia, SC and the RTP area in NC, produces interactive and static web sites for all ranges of companies. features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to highly-customized web applications to searchable archives of news features and background information. Our latest online application available is "Master Scheduler" developed for multiple agents, multiple locations and multiple time scheduling completely online with an exclusive client web interface separate from the administration interface. site is updated continuously and features a rich portfolio of projects both in the SEO industry and in web design. Cyberfieds owns and our web design clients enjoy affordable, feature-rich web hosting with 99.9% proven uptime.
SC Web TV is the newest brain-child of is launching in South Carolina with a mission to utilize our exclusive high-compression software for video presentations over the internet without using streaming media servers. Our focus is on business interviews, business press releases and news, community-at-large news and informational videos for both business and personal topics. Businesses and individuals will be able to run a weekly or monthly "show" that is produced and edited by the media crew on location. Shows can be 10, 30, or 60 minutes in length with the option for custom time rates. We are pioneering the use of our compression software to provide businesses and individuals with the opportunity to have their own training videos, infomercials, video statements or online media ads without the excessive cost of streaming. is destined to be one of the top reference and informational sites for South Carolina - with professional quality online videos and promotional opportunities not offered by other development companies. We will be covering business awards ceremonies, business press conferences, community events and more. In addition, is building a network of SC Press Release members free of charge. Press releases sent to will be distributed to the opt-in list of press release recipients free of charge.
Communications Associates
    At Communication Associates, we belive in providing solutions, not just services. We specialize in web solutions, wireless voice and data, marketing and advertising, local and wide area networks, IT solutions, business development and telecommunications. We are the provider of choice for clients looking to extract maximum returns on their communication investments. We are built on a heritage of deliver excellence, industry knowledge, and a world-class technical infrastructure and the expertise of its people.
Watchdog ISP is a nationwide filtered Internet Service Provider, located in Columbia, SC. We recognize that the Internet is a very dangerous place for you and your family. Our filtering technology is state-of-the-art and unique. Our servers filter web browsing and email efficiently and effectively. 
     We focus diligently to ensure our service is dependable, easy-to-use, and effective. The technology used to filter our networks has been in production for over three years with thousands of users across the globe.
Software - Packaged | Development | DataBase | Security
4th Dimension Business Solutions, LLC is a Columbia, South Carolina owned and operated Technology Solutions Provider that services businesses of all sizes throughout the Southeastern United States. With a staff of knowledgeable personnel collectively having many years of experience in Software Development, IT Systems Design, Integration, Support and Security arena, we have found that creating solutions is a better fit for our clients than just patching problems.
     The sole purpose of 4th Dimension Business Solutions, LLC is to be preeminent in the process of solving client business problems through the use of Information Systems Technology
CGH Technologies, Inc. 
    The Southeast Division of CGH, located in Columbia, SC, has been actively involved in State and Local Government, as well as Commercial Information Technology solutions, with particular emphasis on Public Health data and applications, non-profit organization support, and Commercial Information Security solutions, since 2000.
     From Information Architectures to Systems and Database Development and Integration, CGH is uniquely equipped to provide real world, technology-based solutions for you and your organization.
     Working with the various states, CGH has developed and implemented Health Services Enterprise databases, successfully implemented the NEDSS Base System, developed various Disease Surveillance applications, initiated an Electronic Laboratory Reporting capability, conducted numerous organizational and process modeling engagements, developed websites, and completed numerous other projects.  In addition, CGH, SE Div. has developed a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1995 (HIPAA) compliant electronic health insurance claims and other EDI capability for OPM and South Carolina. 
Training & Consulting - Computer | Leadership | Communication
Midlands Technical College
     Midlands Technical College offers hundreds of the highly demanded, relevant courses in areas like computer training, career development, business, healthcare, and special interests. Once in the classroom, you'll find that MTC has assembled some of the region's most respected professionals to teach our Continuing Education courses. With one of the Southeast's most comprehensive continuing education programs right here in Columbia, the time has never been better to enhance your career skill or explore a new interest.
     FastTrack is a program offered at Midlands Technical College offering people who own or are starting a business assistance and support in a classroom setting.
USC BusinessLink
What does USC businessLINK do? 
     USC businessLINK brings together five USC economic development and research resources important to the business and economic development communities, and provides these communities immediate access to the services these USC business and economic development resources can provide. No delays, no hassles, no red tape.
How does USC businessLINK benefit the business and economic development community?
     USC businessLINK offers one point of contact, making it simple to get information or assistance from USC on things like developing a basic business or finance plan, solving productivity and capacity utilization issues, developing a technology business start-up, outsourcing expensive research and development, and licensing inventions and innovations.
      TOASTMASTERS is an all volunteer organization dedicated to helping people develop communication and leadership skills. 
      Do you want to improve your communication skills or become more confident in leadership roles?  A Toastmasters Club will help you succeed. You are invited to visit any of the Columbia area clubs and meet members who are working hard to achieve such goals.  Dress is casual and no prearrangement is needed.
     SUCCESS TRAINING -- Whatever your goals in life may be, your success depends on your ability to communicate.  Individuals who can verbalize their ideas - so that they are heard, understood and acted upon - possess one of the primary qualities of leadership.  By joining a Toastmasters club, you will embark on a program that will multiply your communication and leadership skills.
Palmetto PC Club
     Located in the Columbia, South Carolina area, the Palmetto Personal Computer Club (PPCC) is an enthusiastic group of IBM PC and compatible personal computer users banded together to provide education, assistance, quality programs and SIGs (Special Interest Groups) on many topics. 
     The club meets at 6 PM on the second Thursday of each month in the Christian Life Center at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3200 Trenholm Road, in the Forest Acres area. SIGs (Special Interest Groups, or Classes) meet at various times throughout the month. 
     Membership, which includes unlimited support, is $35/year, but visitors are able to attend two meetings free before joining.
Microstaff IT Holdings
     MicroStaff IT is an information technology education and consulting firm that was founded in 1994 and is focused primarily on emerging Microsoft technologies. As a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center and Microsoft Certified Partner, MicroStaff IT provides an expert level of quality and service both as an education and consulting firm.
     Knowledge transfer is our core business. In addition to our Microsoft focus, as Sponsored Organization of Element K, a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner, we offer authorized Cisco Curriculum; and through additional strategic partnerships, a variety of other leading technology vendors. One of our goals is for our clients to be able to get the lion’s share of their technical education requirements fulfilled without having to leave the state of South Carolina.
     We also maintain a small consulting practice focused around a handful of technology progressive customers that we are very close to and typically have worked with for years. This enables our staff instructors to continually add to their real world experience and work with the technologies of the day in production environments, ultimately bringing this experience to the classroom.
Medical Services
Biowatch Medical, Inc.
Providing personal health and cardiac monitoring systems.


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