SC Chamber Announces 2018 South Carolina Branded Awards

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Brand Leader, will present the 2018 SC Branded Awards on November 26 at The Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island. The SC Branded Awards honor local initiatives, locations, products, and events that make up the brand that is South Carolina.

“Our winners and finalists represent the best products and services that our state has to offer,” said Ted Pitts, SC Chamber President & CEO. “The companies are advancing the state in areas of economic development, community engagement, environmental stewardship and more.”

Award winners and finalists include:

Legends Award

Winner: Sonoco

Economic Development Project

Winner: Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

Finalists: Schaeffler Group USA Inc., Seamon Whiteside

Palmetto Green

Winner: Southern Current LLC

Finalists: Volvo Car US Operations, ICE Recycling, LLC

Health Initiative of the Year

Winner: MUSC Center for Telehealth

Finalists: South Carolina Federal Credit Union, Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center: Healthcare for the Homeless

Community Diversity

Winner: Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Finalists: South Carolina Federal Credit Union, SC Telco Federal Credit Union

Woven & Worn

Winner: R. Hanauer Bow Ties

Finalists: Homegrown Cotton, Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.

Farm, Forest & Field

Winner: McCall Farms

Finalists: Manchester Farms, Amick Farms

Taste of the State

Winner: Agape Chocolates

Finalists: Husk, Blue Marlin

Brewery of the Year

Winner: Frothy Beard Brewing Company

Finalists: RJ Rockers Brewing Company, CottonTown Brew Lab

Event of the Year

Winner: SC State Fair

Finalists: RBC Heritage, The Carolina Cup

Destination Award

Winner: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Finalists: Carowinds, Palmetto Trail

Product Innovation

Winner: TS03, Inc.

Finalists: Citibot, 6AM City

Charitable Impact

Winner: Colonial Life

Finalists: Michelin North America, Goodwill Industries

Hometown SC

Winner: City of Aiken

Finalists: Town of Mount Pleasant, City of Walterboro

Brand on the Rise

Winner: EDTS Cyber

Finalists: Anchor Bat Co., Serve & Connect