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Small Business Lunch at Halls
Halls Chophouse
Charleston, SC
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Small Business Lunch at Halls
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome, from The Gaillard Performance Hall, Foundation Director Doerte McManus, and Tom Tomlinson, Executive Director of The Charleston Gaillard Center, to Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, April 2nd.  

The $142 million renovation of the Gaillard Center is the largest facility construction project ever undertaken by the City of Charleston with funding evenly split between public and private funds.  

As Director of the Foundation it is Ms. McManus' job to to raise $71 million from private donations. Tom Tomlinson's job is much more fun... he gets to book the talent.

***How will this project impact your business and how can you and downtown Charleston benefit?

The new Gaillard Performance Center will seat 1,800 and have acoustics perfect for the music and arts that will range from Rachmaninov to rock. The foundation will remain active until the full $71 million is in the bank. Once the final dollar is raised, the foundation will shut down, but that could take up to 10 years after the Gaillard Center opens later this year.        

Tom Tomlinson is a nationally recognized manager of performing arts centers and currently serves as the executive director of The Charleston Gaillard Center.
He is responsible for leading, managing and directing artistic programs, operations, staff, and volunteers.  
With more than 35 years of experience managing major modern performing arts centers and historic theatres, Tom has a reputation for his willingness to collaborate, serving as a consensus builder among arts organization and the public.

Doerte McManus, a native of Hamburg, Germany, and dual American and German citizen, is a service industry executive with over 25 years of international experience. She has embraced charitable causes for many years and been an active member of Zonta International and other organizations before joining the Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation in 2012 as its Executive Director.  

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.


Halls Chophouse (View)
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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