The City of Columbia welcomed another new business to the downtown area Wednesday afternoon. This new addition cements newly elected City of Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann’s resounding message that the City of Columbia is open for business.
According to Rickenmann, 6H Agency, a performance marketing company, is the third business opening in two weeks. Reportedly, the new business makes the sixth company that has opened since the beginning of the year.
6H Agency joins The Donut Guy, Shvass Spa, Tommy’s Express Car Wash, Strudel Shop, and Roadmaster Drivers School, who all have recently hung open for business signs on its doors in downtown Columbia.
The Germany-based company decided to expand its operations to Columbia after partnering with Lexington native Charles Wagner. Wagner, who will serve as Senior Director for Operations in the Americas, said what attracted him to the Vista was its unique and charming characteristics and presence. The team decided the time was right to open a U.S. client service location.
The company’s CEO and Co-Founder, Nadim Kuttab, said the company is young, and they want to make sure that they bring the brightest minds and the most motivated people and allow them to do what they want to do.
“We have built the company around giving people the opportunity to be their best self,” Kuttab said. “There is so much more potential in North and South America than in just Germany and central Europe for growth, and we will be staging that growth out of Columbia, so the next couple of months are really going to be paving the way for how big we are.”
During its grand opening ceremony, 6H Agency received a warm welcome from City of Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, Congaree Vista Guild Board President Beth Frost, City of Columbia Director of Economic Development Ryan Coleman, and City of Columbia City Councilwoman Tina Herbert.
Their new office is located at 1005 Gervais Street in the heart of the Vista.