Small Business Lunch at Halls
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome Jimmy Huggins, President and CEO of the Southeast Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), as our guest speaker at Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, January 8th.
SEWE is the first major event every year in downtown Charleston and this year's exposition, from Feb. 13th to the 15th, will have more than 40,000 attendees for three exciting days.
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The first Southeastern Wildlife Exposition took place in February 1983 with approximately 100 exhibitors and 5,000 people in attendance.
Under Huggins leadership, SEWE hit 35,000 attendees in 1999 and has grown ever since - the Exposition now brings in an estimated 40,000+ attendees each year making it the largest event of its kind in the nation.
Born in Sumter, SC, Huggins moved to the Lowcountry at age 12. He received his formal education at the University of South Carolina and The Citadel.
After a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and successful construction and cable television businesses, his association with Southeastern Wildlife Exposition began in 1983, when he served as a volunteer art and staff coordinator.
In 1987, his role changed drastically when he and a group of businessmen bought out the financially struggling event. Serving as Executive Director from 1987 until 1998, Huggins became President and CEO of the organization in 1998.
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 plus tax and processing fee for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating of 90 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.
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|