Five Business Leaders and Two Companies Recognized
COLUMBIA, S.C. –The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce honored five business leaders and two companies at its 110th Annual Gala and Auction on Thursday, Sept. 27. Charles D. Beaman, CEO of Palmetto Health and recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award, gave the keynote address following the silent auction and dinner. The honorees represent members of the business community who have significantly contributed to the Greater Columbia Region in the past year. This event, sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, was held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
“Columbia would not be where it is today without these dedicated, inspired and hard working leaders and organizations who have taken their time to give back to the community,” said Ike McLeese, president and CEO of the Greater Columbia Chamber. “We are honored to be able to recognize these outstanding representatives of our region.”
Awards recipients for 2012 are:
Ambassador of the Year
Sponsored by BB&T
Charles D. Beaman Jr.
CEO | Palmetto Health
Diplomat of the Year
Food Services Inc.
Military Advocate of the Year
General Manager | Courtyard by Marriott
Small Business Award
Sponsored by Bank of America
Young Leader of the Year
Sponsored by Colonial Life
President | Cardinal Consulting
Business Innovation Award
Community Advocate of the Year
President | Tomlin & Company
Congratulations to all of the award winners. For more information about the Chamber’s Annual Gala visit http://www.columbiachamber.com/Gala2012.htm.