Chamber announces 2014 Civitas Award Winners

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The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Civitas Awards. The chamber presented the awards during the Annual Meeting & Civitas Awards on Friday, May 30 at Dataw Island, which was another sell-out event with 300 people in attendance.

Author Pat Conroy receives the Palmetto Achievement Award.
Author Pat Conroy receives the Palmetto Achievement Award.

This event is an opportunity for the chamber to  recognize and honor outstanding leaders, teachers, businesses and organizations who help make this community a wonderful place to live and work. This year, the chamber was also honored to bestow the inaugural Pat Conroy Palmetto Achievement Award to author Pat Conroy.

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Hargray Communications, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Plum Productions and 94.5 The Coast, partnered with the chamber to roll out the “plum carpet” for the guests. Photos by Susan DeLoach.

Here are the 2014 Civitas Winners:

• Chamber Ambassador of the Year: Lynn McCartney,  Marine Federal Credit Union

• Tourism Leadership: Anita Singleton-Prather, ASE-Gullah Education

• Outstanding Employee: Tracey Robinson, Wardle Family YMCA

• Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional: Stephanie Greene, River Oaks Assisted Living

• Outstanding Leadership Beaufort Alumni: Jack CunninghamSDP38320

• Outstanding Non-Profit: Second Helpings

• Community Stewardship: Harris Pillow Supply

• Excellence in Free Enterprise: Sea Eagle Market

• Regional Economic Impact: Heritage Classic Foundation

• Non-commissioned Officer of the Year: Cpl. Juan A. Garay, USMC

• Junior Enlisted Service Member of the Year: LCpl. Timothy J. Zawiski, USMC

• Military Citizenship: Lt. Col. W.R. “Skeet” Von Harten, USMC (Retired)

• Lifetime of Leadership: Susan Cato

• Palmetto Achievement Award: Pat Conroy

Lynn McCartney, winner of the 2014 Ambassador Award, and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Blakely Williams.
Lynn McCartney, winner of the 2014 Ambassador Award, and Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Blakely Williams.
Will Achurch, Tracey Robinson, Kurt Dimitrov.
Will Achurch, Tracey Robinson, Kurt Dimitrov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Achurch, Steve Wilmott, Jack Cunningham
Will Achurch, Steve Wilmott, Jack Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Chambers, Connie Hipp, Malcolm Goodridge, Susan Cato, Fred Washington, Dot Gnann and Skeet Von Harten.
Henry Chambers, Connie Hipp, Malcolm Goodridge, Susan Cato, Fred Washington, Dot Gnann and Skeet Von Harten.
John Payne, Bo Payne, Robin Boozer,  Cpl. Juan A. Garay and Will Achurch.
John Payne, Bo Payne, Robin Boozer, Cpl. Juan A. Garay and Will Achurch.