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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 Glenn F. McConnell, President of the College of Charleston, as our guest speaker for Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, November 6th.

McConnell assumed the presidency of his alma mater last July following a long and distinguished career in public office in South Carolina. The College has 10,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students and an annual operating budget of $230 million.

Prior to his presidency at the College of Charleston, McConnell was South Carolina's lieutenant governor from 2012 to 2014, overseeing the state's Office on Aging and its $40 million budget.

***The lowcountry desperately needs a research university. Will it be the College of Charleston?

***Will there be a merger with MUSC?

Before he ascended to the state's second-highest office, McConnell served for 32 years in the South Carolina Senate, leading the chamber as president pro tempore from 2001 to 2012. During this tenure, McConnell supported research initiatives at South Carolina universities and was responsible for helping shape and pass the state's annual budget.

Though he personally wished to remain in his senate seat, his strong commitment to the state's constitution and public service made it impossible for him to remain in his influential seat as senate president pro tempore and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Honoring his oath of office, he took over the part-time position of lieutenant governor in 2012.

Prior to becoming the first Republican president pro tempore in the S.C. State Senate since Reconstruction, McConnell served as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under McConnell's leadership, the South Carolina Senate was recognized for its civility and lack of partisan politics.

McConnell also worked to recognize South Carolina's heritage, including efforts to restore the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley and service as chairman of the African-American History Monument Commission.

While a state senator, McConnell practiced law privately. Earlier in his legal career, he worked on labor issues at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and was a staff attorney for the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program.

McConnell is a native of Charleston and a former student body president at the College of Charleston, where he earned his undergraduate degree in political science. He earned his law degree in 1972 from the University of South Carolina.

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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