2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards Recipients

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council Announces Winners at Annual Banquet

Columbia, SC – The Greater Columbia Chamber of CommerceInformation Technology Council (ITC) is pleased to announce the winners and finalists for its 2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards. The nominees were recognized at an awards banquet, held August 21 at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. The banquet was presented by co-sponsors eGroup and IT-oLogy. The Palmetto Pillar Awards program, started in 1998, praises the area’s top leaders in technology innovation.


Lonnie Emard (IT-oLogy), Yvonne Rodgers (ITC Chair) and Derek Clements (eGROUP). 

“We would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists from this year’s awards ceremony. It is such an honor to recognize those who are making such an impact in the IT world. These innovators, leaders and organizations are the future of the business community in Columbia,” said Information Technology Council Chair, Yvonne Rodgers.

2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards recipients:

PALMETTO PILLAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Sponsored by: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Winner
IT-oLogy

LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Sponsored by: Colonial Life

Winner
Terry Floyd, TM Floyd

Finalists
Terris Riley, NewVenue
Jeff Salters, Lexington School District 1

PUBLIC SERVICE THROUGH IT AWARD
Sponsored by: SCANA

Winner
Richland County Government

Finalist
Richland School District 2
Phil Yanov

IT INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES AWARD
Sponsored by: Internetwork Engineering/Cisco

Winner
Richland School District 2

Finalists
A3 Communications
AgFirst

CUSTOM APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Sponsored by: Intellectual Capitol

Winner
Capital Software

Finalist
SCANA

START-UP VENTURE AWARD
Sponsored by: EngenuitySC

Winner
52Apps

Finalist
Carolina Technology Conference

ONE TO WATCH AWARD
Sponsored by: IBM

Winner
IT-oLogy

Finalist
Anthony Cooper, NewVenue

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sponsored by: Willoughby & Hoefer

Winner
Nicholas Stiffler

Finalist
Chris Richardson

CLOUD SERVICES
Sponsored by: TD Bank

Winner
Dovetail

Finalist
VC3

To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com, or “like” us on Facebook.

About the Information Technology Council

The Columbia Information Technology Council is a membership-based advocacy IT organization in the Greater Columbia region. In that capacity, we reach out to, acknowledge and embrace all who are involved in the IT community. Our programs are designed to create awareness, to provide professional development and networking opportunities and to recognize the achievement of those in the IT community.

About the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce   
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties.The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its members and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.

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