Small Business Lunch at Halls
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to present Ernest Andrade, Charleston's tech sector visionary who is most responsible for the incredible growth in knowledge-based businesses in greater Charleston, as the guest speaker for Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, January 9th.
It's by design, Andrade's design, that Charleston is nationally known as the "Silicon Harbor." He'll tell you how and why your business will benefit from the tech surge in Charleston.
Ernest Andrade is the Director of the City of Charleston's Office of Business Development, the Founder and Director of the Charleston Digital Corridor, and Director of Flagship, Charleston's award-winning knowledge-based business incubator.
Andrade's forward-thinking vision is the reason that the tech sector is booming in greater Charleston:
*** PeopleMatter has 250 IT employees on King Street.
*** Software maker Benefitfocus Inc. plans to add 1,200 tech jobs on Daniel Island.
*** Boeing plans to bring 600 information technology employees to North Charleston.
*** Google has invested $1.2 billion in Berkeley County.
Under his leadership, the Charleston Digital Corridor has grown from 18 companies to over 100 companies today while being recognized as a model for high-wage, knowledge-based, economic development. Launched in 2001, the Digital Corridor serves as the catalyst for Charleston's growing knowledge economy.
The Flagship is Charleston's premier business incubator/co-working office environments. The East Bay Street facility is designed to accelerate the development of Charleston's knowledge economy by offering early-stage companies high quality, adaptable and cost-efficient office space and conference facilities, while gaining access to the Charleston Digital Corridor's network of like-minded professionals and resource partners.
Each month Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.
Tickets are $29 per person for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating of 80 participants provides an intimate experience with each speaker.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking, validated at the event, is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.
Halls Chophouse (View)
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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