Founded in October 2013 by Richard and Mary Allen, Citizens Park Office & Conference Center (CPOCC) is located in Aiken and serves the entire Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The company offers a full range of business services, Temporary office space, conference/training rooms, and banquet halls. CPOCC provides best in class services including security, wireless internet, sound proofing, and a dedicated receptionist.
The company was formed out of a need for in-home businesses to have a comfortable, private executive setting without the cost of maintaining a permanent office. Citizens Park founders saw that small businesses were holding meetings at local restaurants and recognized a need for affordable, on demand professional office and meeting facilities. The founders also discoverd rental facilities to host mid-size social events was an underserved market in the CSRA and opened after business hours to meet this need. The company expanded into the special event/s market when they constructed a permanent tent behind their business office large enough to accomodate 200 people. This allowed them to offer services that other competitor venues cannot. CPOCC is a "small, service disabled veteran owned business focused on delivering service to our clients with integrity, dignity, and respect". (Richard and Mary Allen)
Meet the Team
Richard Allen is a service disabled veteran with over 30 years of experience in managing businesses both in the military and private sector. He received the 2018 South Carolina Veteran Small Business Person of the Year on May 2, 2018.
Mary Allen is a former 4th grade teacher who taught at Mountain View Christian School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here, she received Teacher of the Year.
Lauren Baker is a student at University of South Carolina Aiken and majoring in Communication. She is expected to graduate in May of 2020.