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Milliken Announced as “Legends” Award Winner

October 31, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Brand Leader, will present the 2017 SC Branded Awards on November 2nd in Columbia. The SC Branded Awards will honor local initiatives, locations, products, and events that make up the brand that is South Carolina.   

The prestigious Legends Award goes to a brand that is truly legendary for the impact it has had on South Carolina. Milliken, the 2017 Legends Award winner, has continually and consistently personified what the Palmetto state and its people are known for – hard work, innovation and giving back to the community.

We are proud to honor Milliken and look forward to presenting 14 additional awards on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information on the SC Branded Awards, please click here.  

The 2017 SC Branded Award Finalists are…

Economic Development Project:

Taylors Mill – Taylors

Nexton – Summerville

Samsung – Newberry


Palmetto Green:

Hook & Barrel – Myrtle Beach

GF League – Greenville

Summerville, SC


Health Initiative of the Year:

Harvest Hope – Columbia

First Choice Fit – Statewide

Bon Secours / Young Adult Cancer Care – Greenville


Arts Champion:

MAC – Greenville

Cherington Shucker – Greenville

Palmetto State Arts Education Alliance – Greenwood


Woven & Worn:

Kentwool – Greenville

Carolina Creative – Greenville

Homegrown Cotton - Kingstree


Farm, Forest & Field:

District Six at Cragmoor Farms – Spartanburg

Collum’s Lumber – Allendale

Mill Village Farms – Greenville


*Taste of the State:

Lizard’s Thicket – Columbia

Soby’s – Greenville

Hyman’s – Charleston


*Brewery of the Year:

Quest Brewing – Greenville

River Rat Brewing – Columbia

13 Stripes – Taylors


*Iconic Sports Moment:

Wesley Bryan’s win at the RBC Heritage – Hilton Head Island

Clemson Football Championship – Clemson

USC Women’s Basketball Championship – Columbia


*Destination Award:

Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town – Hilton Head Island

Myrtle Beach’s Oceanfront Boardwalk – Myrtle Beach

Greenville’s Main Street – Greenville


Product Innovation:

Haile Gold Mine – Kershaw

Growler Chill – Myrtle Beach

Hook + Gaff – West Columbia


Charitable Impact:

Colonial Life – Columbia

Cox Industries – Orangeburg

BCBS – Columbia


Hometown SC:

Aiken, SC

Spartanburg, SC

Travelers Rest, SC


Brand on the Rise:

Bandwagon – Greenville

Heybo Outdoors – Chester

Brackish Bowties – Charleston

*Denotes categories in which winners determined by popular vote.




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