Happy birthday to us

What's a party without sprinkles? | Photo by Sharon McCutcheon via Pexels

Go Cola, it’s your birthday. And you can party like it’s your birthday. 

Tomorrow is COLAtoday’s birthday and to celebrate 4 years with all of you, we put together some of our favorite stories + a little reminder of who we are. 

It’s our birthday. | Gif via GIPHY

On April 3, 2017, 6AM City staff sent the very first newsletter and since that day we have grown to share what’s happening with 52,000+ Soda Citizens every week day. 

Let’s look back on the good times. Here’s how it started. 

The first newsletter | Gif via GIPHY 

And here’s how it’s going. While things may look a little different, our goal is still the same — to deliver the need-to-know to your inbox every morning at 6 a.m. 

Here are a few of our most popular conversations. 

Everyday, we (Jess + Lauren) work to bring the most local news to you and if you don’t know who we are, let us re-introduce ourselves — meet the COLAtoday editors. Fun fact — we are both celebrating birthdays along with COLAtoday, Jess on March 26 + Lauren on April 11, and COLAtoday’s birthday is exactly in between those dates. Coincidence? We will let you decide. 

Here are a few conversations Jess had the most fun writing this year: 

  • Chill out with Columbia’s penguins — As a lover of all animals, this celebration of the penguins that reside at Riverbanks Zoo was even cooler when we got to go behind the scenes and meet them. 

Here are a few conversations Lauren had the most fun writing this year: 

Do you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? If not, you might be missing out on news + photos that celebrate Soda City. 

We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible Partners. These local bizzes invest back into their community by supporting COLAtoday and help us provide this free newsletter every morning.

  • AllSouth Federal Credit Union 
  • Columbia Fireflies 
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) 
  • Estates & Companies 
  • Lexington Medical Center 
  • LTC Hospitality 
  • Merrill Gardens
  • Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Want to learn about how you can be a part of the conversation? Check out our advertising opportunities here. 

We will leave you on a sweet note. What’s a birthday without a little cake? 

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