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City Center Partnership Hires Recruiter to Revitalize the Retail Sector in Downtown Columbia

Columbia, SC – January 16, 2008 - City Center Partnership is pleased to announce that Amy Stone has been selected as the first retail recruiter for downtown Columbia.

“Amy brings a wealth of experience in sales from recruiting contributors for non-profit organizations to soliciting donations from alumni, which is complimentary to what we’ll be doing for retail in Columbia,” said Midge McCauley of ERA in Washington, D.C., who is currently creating a comprehensive retail plan for the area. “Amy was selected from a group of qualified people. Ultimately her background, energetic personality, charm, and business relationships in Columbia and around the state stood out over the competition,” said McCauley.

“My vision for downtown Columbia is to become an even more exciting and vibrant destination that people want to come and visit,” said Amy. “I want downtown Columbia to be a place people shop to find something unique they can’t find anywhere else.”

About Amy Stone

Before joining City Center Partnership, Stone was the owner of AES Consulting, where she provided expertise in annual giving, capital campaigns, and special events. For more than 25 years, Stone has been Director of Development for Hammond School, Arizona Museum of Science and Technology, and The Baylor School. Stone is currently serving as the President-Elect for the University of South Carolina Alumni Association Board of Governors. She is a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, the Rotary Club of Columbia, Historic Columbia Foundation Garden Restoration Steering Committee, and a Graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.

About City Center Partnership

City Center Partnership, Inc. (CCP) is a non-profit organization that manages South Carolina’s first managed Business Improvement District in the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly, and Marion streets in downtown Columbia.



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