Salute to Small Business


2020 Salute to Small Business has been canceled.


Get Connected. Get Honored. 

The South Carolina Salute to Small Business is the Palmetto State’s annual National Small Business Week event. The mission of the event is to connect the state's small businesses to new opportunities and resources and to honor South Carolina's top small businesses and small business advocates. Attend all or part of the programming – tickets are available for the Procurement Matchmaker Session, the Luncheon, or the full day. 

About the Awards:

Each year, at the Salute to Small Business, we partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA), the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers, SC SCORE and the SC Research Authority to recognize local small business leaders in several categories. Each award nomination undergoes a strenuous clearance and review process, ensuring that our winners are truly extraordinary. 

2019 National Small Business Week Winners

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!


Bank of America


City of Columbia

Additional Information

General Questions, Policies & Accessibility 

If you have additional questions about the Salute to Small Business event, please contact Sunny Philips

Cancellation Policy 

If the registrant is unable to attend, substitutions are welcome any time prior to the program date. A 50% processing fee applies to all event cancellations. Registrants are responsible for the full registration fee for any cancellation made after 5 p.m., seven days prior to the event. Registration fees will not be refunded or waived after that date. No-shows will be charged the full registration fee.

Sponsor Cancellation Policy

Due to the fact that sponsorships are limited, upon acceptance of your registration absolutely no refunds will be granted.


Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us for assistance at 803.255.2565.