Chamber announces finalists for Civitas Awards


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

Parker’s Kitchen

The Trailblazer Award for Spirit of Free Enterprise

303 Associates



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

Vimal Desai

Stephen Murray

Christina Wilson

The Buzzworthy Award for Outstanding Young Professional

Dr. Luke Baxley

Jenny Phillips

Kevin Phillips

The Chairman’s Award

To be announced on site

The Lifetime of Leadership

To be announced soon

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