The Chamber Corner: Honoring local businesses at the Civitas Awards

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The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2013 Civitas Award Winners. The winners were recognized at the Civitas Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting at Dataw Island on Friday, June 28. During this annual event, the chamber takes time to recognize and honor outstanding leaders, businesses and organizations who help make this community a wonderful place to invest, prosper and enjoy.  We also highlighted the chamber’s successes this year including the passing of the Film Rebate Bill and the announcement of Beaufort winning Coastal Living’s “Happiest Seaside Town.”

All the winners of the 2013 Civitas Awards. Photos courtesy of Susan DeLoach.
All the winners of the 2013 Civitas Awards. Photos courtesy of Susan DeLoach.

Please help congratulate these outstanding leaders in our community.

Civitas Award Winners

• Lifetime of Leadership — Richard Gray Sr. (Grayco)

• Tourism Leadership Award — The Beaufort Film Festival

• Outstanding Employee — Cynthia Coburn-Smith, LifeFit at Beaufort Memorial Hospital

• Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional — Jon Rembold, Ward Edwards

• Outstanding Leadership Beaufort Alumni — Robert Bridgers (1993 Graduate of Leadership Beaufort)

• Outstanding Nonprofit — Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)

• Community Stewardship — Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort, LLC

• Excellence in Free Enterprise — Grayco Hardware & Home

• Regional Economic Impact — Midtown Square

• Military Citizenship Award — Col. John “Jack” Snider

• Non Commissioned Officer of the Year — Corporal Judena Seck, MCAS Beaufort

• Junior Enlisted Service Member of the Year — Corporal Sarah M. Cherry, MCAS Beaufort

• Chamber Ambassador of the Year — John Rhodes, Harbour Health Insurance Solutions

• The chamber also recognized all of Beaufort County’s Teachers of the Year for 2012-2013.