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Capital City Lake Murray Country's President & CEO Miriam Atria presented with House Resolution

Lake Murray, S.C. 04/25/2023 - Representatives Nathan Ballentine, Paula Rawl Calhoon, and former Representative Chip Huggins presented Miriam Atria with a House Resolution from the South Carolina General Assembly recently “To congratulate Atria, President/CEO of Capital City/Lake Murray Country, at the celebration of her forty years of service in the tourism industry and to wish her much-continued success as she continues to serve.”

PHOTO CAPTION: CCLMC Board of Directors and Ex-officio Members, from left to right: Iris Griffin, Buddy Jennings, Dian Berry, Jimmy Chao, Susan O’Cain, Gettys Brannon, Miriam Atria, Ryan Wingard, Honorable Debbie Summers (Lexington County), Representative Paula Rawl Calhoon, Brandon Crutchfield, Rick Lackland, and Honorable Jason Branham (Richland County)

The resolution included a long list of her accomplishments some of which include:

· Atria began her career at CCLMC in 1983 as the sole employee with a budget of $40,000

· Since the early 1990s, Atria recognized Lake Murray’s potential as a major player in the fishing tournament industry - awareness of Lake Murray and the attractions surrounding it have served to elevate the tourism industry in South Carolina

· Atria and staff hosted the "Super Bowl of fishing" the Forrest Wood Cup in 2008, 2014, and 2017 - bringing in a combined total of more than $95 million in economic impact

· In 2022, Atria capitalized on her relationship with USAngling to bring the XVI Black Bass World Championship to Lake Murray, the first location on US soil

· February 16, 2023, Governor Henry McMaster; South Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (SCPRT) Director Duane Parrish; and President of Impact Consulting Buddy Jennings presented Atria with the Fred Brinkman Award at the South Carolina Governor's Conference on Tourism & Travel – The highest honor in SC's Tourism Industry

The following is a list of sponsors from the House of Representatives that were listed on the resolution.

House Resolution Sponsors Included:

Reps. Ballentine, Calhoon, Kilmartin, Wooten, Alexander, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Bamberg, Bannister, Bauer, Beach, Bernstein, Blackwell, Bradley, Brewer, Brittain, Burns, Bustos, Carter, Caskey, Chapman, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Collins, Connell, B.J. Cox, B.L. Cox, Crawford, Cromer, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Forrest, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gibson, Gilliam, Gilliard, Guest, Guffey, Haddon, Hager, Hardee, Harris, Hart, Hartnett, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Hyde, Jefferson, J.E. Johnson, J.L. Johnson, S. Jones, W. Jones, Jordan, King, Kirby, Landing, Lawson, Leber, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Magnuson, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGinnis, Mitchell, J. Moore, T. Moore, A.M. Morgan, T.A. Morgan, Moss, Murphy, Neese, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, O'Neal, Oremus, Ott, Pace, Pedalino, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robbins, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Schuessler, Sessions, G.M. Smith, M.M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Vaughan, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, Williams, Willis, and Yow.

PHOTO CAPTION: House Members who attended the presentation.


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