From staff reports
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the annual Civitas Awards, which recognize local leaders who work to enhance quality of life in the community.
Individuals, businesses, and organizations will be honored at the Civitas Awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 14 at an outdoor reception at Coosaw River Club.
Members of the community are invited to the event, where award winners will be announced as attendees enjoy dinner, drinks, entertainment, and networking.
All-inclusive tickets for the event are now on sale through the Beaufort Chamber website at a member rate of $65 and a non-member rate of $85. For the first time, the reception theme will be “Lowcountry Casual” with local music and fare while overlooking the Coosaw River at sunset and high tide.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership-based organization working to build a healthy economy and improve the area’s quality of life. The Chamber assists in developing and supporting an economic, political and social climate favorable to businesses throughout the Beaufort Region.
2021 Award Finalists for Businesses/Organizations (in alphabetical order)
The Cornerstine Award for Small Business Excellence
Balance Barre & Fitness
Bill’s Liquor & Fine Wines
SK Sign, Design, & Marketing
The Torchbearer Award for Regional Economic Impact
Bay Street Realty
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
The Trailblazer Award for Spirit of Free Enterprise
The Caretaker Award for Outstanding Non-Profit
Beaufort Area Hospitality Association
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services
Good Neighbor Clinic
2021 Awards for Individuals
(in alphabetical order)
The Sentinel Award for Military Excellence
Matthew Beal, Navy Corpsman
Sgt. Diego Marmolejo
Staff Sgt. Ginger Paddock
The Pillar Award for Community Leadership by an Individual
The Buzzworthy Award for Outstanding Young Professional
Dr. Luke Baxley
The Chairman’s Award
To be announced on site
The Lifetime of Leadership
To be announced soon