ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA BRANDED

The state of South Carolina is a brand. Across the nation, the Palmetto and Crescent signify something more than just boundaries of land; they are a symbol of a culture—a culture of strength, determination, innovation, creativity, and Southern values.

But the magic of that identity isn’t in a tree or a crescent. The brand of South Carolina is shared with and found in every citizen…every company…every product…every brand that claims this diamond-shaped piece of earth for its own. As a state, we’re just 1 of 50 territories on a map. But it’s the brands that call South Carolina home that are the true essence of who we are, what we’ve been, and what our future holds.

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SC BRANDED RECEPTION
& AWARD RECOGNITION
6:00pm — 9:00pm

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THE AWARDS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT

South Carolina is in the middle of an economic boom, and new development projects are bringing life to communities across the state. This award goes to the development that is turning heads in South Carolina.

FINALISTS
Taylors Mill
Nexton
Samsung

PALMETTO
GREEN

South Carolina is known for its natural resources. The Palmetto Green award goes to the corporate project that is most known for its preservation and protection of South Carolina’s beauty.

FINALISTS
Hook & Barrel
GF League
Summerville

HEALTH INITIATIVE
OF THE YEAR

With all that we have going on in South Carolina, you know our health and wellness industry is at the top of its game. This award is given to a not-for-profit or private sector health initiative that improves the health of South Carolinians.

FINALISTS
Harvest Hope
First Choice Fit
Bon Secours / Young Adult Cancer Care

ARTS
CHAMPION

South Carolina is known for its passion for the arts and music. The Arts Champion Award is presented to a key champion of the arts in South Carolina.

FINALISTS
MAC
Cherington Shucker
Palmetto State Arts Education Alliance

WOVEN &
WORN

This award celebrates our history and our future in the textile industry by recognizing the top product or company that is changing the face of what textiles mean to South Carolina.

FINALISTS
Kentwool
Carolina Creative
Homegrown Cotton

FARM, FOREST
& FIELD

From the peach orchards to the cotton fields, South Carolina has long been recognized for its agricultural community. The Farm, Forest & Field Award goes to the brand that is proving to be truly revolutionary in agribusiness.

FINALISTS
Cragmoore Farm to School
Collum’s Lumber
Mill Village Farms

TASTE OF
THE STATE

Okra, sweet tea, collards and biscuits—we’re known for great food and the hospitality that comes with it. This award goes to the restaurant whose signature dish screams “South Carolina.”

FINALISTS
Lizard’s Thicket – Columbia
Soby’s – Greenville
Hyman’s – Charleston

This award winner will be determined by popular vote after the three finalists are chosen.

BREWERY
OF THE YEAR

Which brewery do you know has the top hops? Brewery of the Year goes to the producer that has the best tasting brew and is making a name for themselves, across the state and beyond.

FINALISTS
Quest Brewing – Greenville
River Rat Brewing – Columbia
13 Stripes – Taylors

This award winner will be determined by popular vote after the three finalists are chosen.

ICONIC SPORTS
MOMENT

Every year, South Carolina has no shortage of great sports moments that garner national attention. This award goes to the team or individual that put us on the map in 2017 with the most memorable moment.

FINALISTS
Wesley Bryan’s win at the RBC Heritage
Clemson Football Championship
USC Ladies Basketball Championship

This award winner will be determined by popular vote after the three finalists are chosen.

DESTINATION
AWARD

From the mountains to the beach and everywhere in-between, South Carolina is a destination unlike any other. and Our Destination Award goes to the South Carolina location or event that is making South Carolina a “must see.”

FINALISTS
Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town
Myrtle Beach’s Oceanfront Boardwalk
Greenville’s Main Street

This award winner will be determined by popular vote after the three finalists are chosen.

PRODUCT
INNOVATION

South Carolina is known for its high level of innovation and invention—whether from a start up company or a longtime resident. This award goes to the company whose newest development is bringing attention and growth to the state.

FINALISTS
Haile Gold Mine
Growler Chill
Hook + Gaff

CHARITABLE
IMPACT

In South Carolina, we look after our neighbors, making this state the best place in the nation to live. The Charitable Impact Award recognizes corporate giving and philanthropy that makes a true impact for the good of the state and its citizens.

FINALISTS
Colonial Life
Cox Industries
BCBS

HOMETOWN
SC

Every year we honor one city or town that is doing great things for the people that call it home. The people, good government, good corporate citizens, low taxes and a high quality of life are factors that make the place you live a great hometown.

FINALISTS
Aiken, SC
Spartanburg, SC
Travelers Rest, SC

BRAND ON
THE RISE

As an entrepreneurial haven, South Carolina is the place to start up a new business or brand. This award goes to the company founded in the last six years, that has quickly taken the market to become a player nationally or globally in its space, building on South Carolina’s brand and reputation.

FINALISTS
Bandwagon
Heybo Outdoors
Brackish Bowties

LEGENDS
AWARD

The Legends Award recognizes the company, person or institution that has continually and consistently given to South Carolina and its people. Our legends make us proud, and they deserve all the attention we have to give.

Winner will be announced at the award ceremony on November 2nd.

Nominations have closed. Winners will be announced at the Award Program on November 2nd, 2017.

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