Finalists released for Civitas Awards


From staff reports

The finalists have been named for the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Civitas Awards for Business Excellence.

The prestigious awards are an annual tradition and allow the Chamber to recognize businesses and individuals nominated by their peers for excellence in many categories. 

The winners will be announced at the 2022 Civitas Reception to be held beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at Old Bay Marketplace Rooftop in downtown Beaufort. All inclusive tickets for dinner, drinks and entertainment are available for Chamber members for $55, $75 for non members.

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is the presenting sponsor.

This year’s finalists:

Cornerstone Award For Small Business Excellence

1. Alpha Graphics

2. Brunson Construction

3. The Island News/Lowcountry Weekly

Torchbearer Award For Regional Impact

1. 303 Associates

2. Eat Local Beaufort

3. Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort

Trailblazer Award For Investment/Innovation

1. Magnus Development Partners

2. Safe Harbor

3. Shell Ring Ale Works

Caretaker Award For Non-Profits

1. DragonBoat Beaufort

2. Lowcountry Habitat For Humanity

3. Junior Service League of Beaufort

Sentinel Award For Military Citizen

1. Gy.Sgt. Sean Kaspar

2. Sgt. Gabriel George

3. Sgt. Justin A. Hoey

Pillar Award For Community Leadership

1. Jonas Gadson

2. Bennett Schiller

3. Courtney Worrell

Buzzworthy Award For Rising Professional

1. Blaire Lent

2. Mike Ponder

3. Charlie Stone

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