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New members join board of S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce

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Four new members have joined the board of directors of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

“For 23 years we have been fortunate have small business leaders in the private and non-profit sectors provide guidance to our organization enabling us to have a highly successful track record of advocating for small businesses," said Frank Knapp Jr., president, CEO and co-founder of SCSBCC. "These four new board members continue our tradition of quality leadership that began with our founding board in 2000.”

The new members are: Debi Schadel, COO and Co-founding partner of Flock and Rally, a Columbia-based marketing firm. Under Schadel’s leadership, her firm has garnered multiple awards, including Silver ADDYs from the American Advertising Federation of the Midlands and Mercury and Silver Wing Awards of Excellence and Best in Show from the S.C. Public Relations Society of America, and the Shining Light Award from the Southeast Tourism Society. Schadel has been honored as one of Columbia Regional Business Report’s “Women to Watch.”  

Cliff L. Wilson, founder and president of The Centric Group LLC, a Columbia-based general contracting company that he started in 2014. Wilson holds a degree in electrical engineering technology from S.C. State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Vicki Young, COO of the S.C. Primary Health Care Association. She oversees the areas of clinical quality improvement, information technology, public affairs, advocacy and outreach and enrollment. Young earned a doctorate in pharmacy administration from the University of South Carolina.  

Kenya Mingo, director of corporate compliance and communications director of corporate compliance and communications with the S.C. Primary Health Care Association. She holds a master’s degree in organization and management and has more than 17 years of experience in human resources, marketing, media and public relations.  




Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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