38th Annual Summit Honorees

The 2017 award winners will be honored at the 38th South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Annual Summit on Kiawah December 5-6th. To learn more and register for the event, click here.

Special Presentations Honoring:

Business Leader of the Year - Pete Selleck, Chairman and President, Michelin North America
Public Servant of the Year - Representative Gary Simrill, House District 46, South Carolina House of Representatives  
Sgt. William Jasper Freedom Award - William L. Bethea, Jr., Chairman, South Carolina Military Base Task Force
Ron McNair Leadership Scholarship - Khyle Burns, Marion High School - Graduate and Presbyterian College - Freshman
S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship - Vignesh Rajmohan, J.L. Mann High School - Senior

 

Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award Finalists

*note winners will be announced at the annual luncheon, Wednesday, December 6th

Small Employer (Less than 300 employees)
Fisher Phillips
Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co.

Medium/Large Employer (300 or more employees)
Blackbaud Inc.
Medical University of South Carolina
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

 

Business Leader of the Year

The South Carolina Chamber’s Business Leader of the Year is chosen based on leadership in South Carolina and the embodiment of personal success. Other criteria include a business record based on ethical conduct and corporate responsibility, public service, contributions to the preservation of South Carolina’s government and commitment to creating a positive business climate to improve the state’s economy.

Pete Selleck, Chariman and President, Michelin North America

 

Public Servant of the Year

The South Carolina Chamber’s Public Servant of the Year award recognizes an individual who has served, or currently serves, as a key official in state government and has contributed to the overall well-being and health of the state as a whole.

Representative Gary Simrill, House District 46, South Carolina House of Representatives

 

 

Sgt. William Jasper Freedom Award

Established in 1984 by the South Carolina Chamber, the Sergeant William Jasper Freedom Award, named for the Revolutionary War patriot, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the freedom of South Carolina and the nation. This award is selected annually by a committee of S.C. Chamber Board Members and is awarded at the Annual Summit.
 

William L. Bethea, Jr., Chairman, SC Military Base Task Force

 

Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award 

The Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award recognizes companies for their significant contributions to the advancement of South Carolina through diversity initiatives and inclusion efforts. Criteria considered in selecting the winners included diversity initiatives, effectiveness and applicability/replicability.

Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award Finalists

*note 2017 winners will be announced at the annual luncehon, Wednesday, December 6th

Small Employer (Less than 300 employees)

Fisher Phillips
Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co.
 

 

 

Medium/Large Employer (300 or more employees)

Blackbaud
Medical University of South Carolina
Nephron Pharmaceuticals