Small Business Lunch at Halls with Mayor John Tecklenburg Thursday, July 13

The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome Mayor John J. Techlenburg as our guest speaker Thursday, July 13. When he ran for Mayor he knew it was not an easy job and now he's the Mayor of the largest city in South Carolina.

Like every city, Charleston has issues. How will Mayor Tecklenburg deal with:

  • Sea Level Rise
  • Revitalizing West Ashley
  • Hotel Development on the Peninsula
  • Drainage
  • New Chiefs for Police and Fire Departments


For more than 25 years, Mayor John J. Tecklenburg has served our city as a businessman, a civic leader, and a city government executive.

Born in Charleston and a graduate of Georgetown University, John was the founder and president of Southern Oil Company. Next, he served as Charleston's Director of Economic Development under Mayor Joe Riley, where he led the city's nationally acclaimed initiative to revitalize and redevelop Upper King Street.

Over the years, Mayor Tecklenburg has also served on the boards of many local charities and nonprofits, including Crisis Ministries, the Rotary Club, the Palmetto Project and SC Strong.

Mayor Tecklenburg and his wife Sandy are the proud parents of five grown children - Melissa, Suzanne, Paula, Joseph and John Henry. They reside in the Old Windermere section of West Ashley.

Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Adam Jakins.

Tickets are $31 per person plus tax and processing fee for the luncheon. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with each speaker.

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Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Convenient parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.