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Columbia, South Carolina: Marvin Chernoff Gong

Memorial to a local businessman features a crank to bang an outdoor gong. He had a similar gong in his office, which he'd bang "to celebrate creative excellence, big ideas, and success." In January 2024 someone stole the gong.

Address:
1102 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC
Directions:
Downtown, on the east side of Lincoln St., just north of its intersection with Senate St.
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Broken gong.

Marvin Chernoff Gong

The gong is broken. Won't let you ring bell.

[Rhino97x, 06/06/2023]

Gong.

Marvin Chernoff Gong

This eight-foot-high mechanical gong is diagonal from the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at the corner of Senate and Lincoln Streets. The plaque reads: "For 30 years, Marvin Chernoff, head of Columbia's Chernoff/Silver Advertising Agency, sounded a going to celebrate creative excellence, big ideas, and success. Turn the handle, ring this gong, and signal your own success!"

[Ed Gomboz, 05/30/2021]

The Gong was built as a tribute to Chernoff shortly after his death in 2015. His agency, in its quest for pubic relations, was known for writing musical comedies and once baked the world's largest cake.


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