39th Annual Summit Honorees

 

 

The 2018 award winners will be honored at the 39th South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Annual Summit on Kiawah November 26-27th. To learn more and register for the event, click here.

 

Special Presentations Honoring:

Business Leader of the Year - Kim A. Wilkerson, South Carolina State President, Bank of America; South Carolina Market Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Public Servant of the Year - Robert "Bobby" M. Hitt, III, Secretary of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce 
Ron McNair Leadership Scholarship - Leilani Polanco, Senior, West Florence High School
S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship - Fendi Chen, Senior, Scholars Academy
Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award Finalists & Winners

 

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.

Kim Wilkerson, South Carolina State President, Bank of America; South Carolina Market Executive, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

 

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.

Robert "Bobby" M. Hitt, III, Secretary of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce

 

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 2018 winners will be announced at the annual luncheon, Tuesday, November 27th

Small/Medium Employer (Fewer than 1,000 employees)

 

Aunt Laurie's

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union
 

Starbucks Coffee Company-Sandy Run Roasting Plant

 

Large Employer (1,000 or more employees)

 

Clemson University

 

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

 

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