Bryan Cummings, senior development officer with the Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation, said he found the leadership program to be of great value and highly recommends it.
Salisbury said ArtWalk, which began 10 years ago with eight participating downtown businesses, "has grown nearly 300 percent." She introduced Megan Delfine of Delfine's Jewelry on Capitol Street.
Delfine said the jewelry store has participated in ArtWalk since last March. "We've had a really good time," she said. "We've reconnected with some old customers, and we've invited new people in with the food, beverages and a fun atmosphere."
Salisbury noted that there will be a special ArtWalk Thursday evening in conjunction with FestivALL Fall. More information about FestivALL Fall is online at www.festivallcharleston.com.
Matthew Thompson, the alliance's communications manager, unveiled the organization's new website, which is at the alliance's former address, www.charlestonareaalliance.org.
The site "contains tons of links, a wide-screen look, social media and an updated membership directory with member-company logos," he said.
Thompson also said a new membership application for mobile devices will be unveiled next month.
The Charleston Area Alliance was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Business & Industrial Development Corp., known as BIDCO; the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Charleston Renaissance Corp.
Matthew Ballard, the alliance's president and chief executive officer, introduced each staff member. The accounting and consulting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman hosted the hour-long event.
Contact writer George Hohmann at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.