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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ike McLeese is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack.

The chamber released a statement Thursday saying McLeese will beaway from his normal duties for the next four to six weeks.

As the leader of the chamber, McLeese works to promote the Columbia business community to people inside and outside of South Carolina. He's also taken a lead role in trying to protect Midlands military bases from potential U.S. Defense Department closures.