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SC Branded Award Winners Announced

Nov 06, 2017 08:46AM ● By Emily Stevenson

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Brand Leader, presented the 2017 SC Branded Awards on Nov. 2nd in Columbia. The SC Branded Awards honor local initiatives, locations, products, and events that make up the brand that is South Carolina. Fifteen groups were honored on Thursday evening, including the 2017 Legends Award winner, Milliken.

“We are proud to announce the inaugural winners of the SC Branded Awards” said SC Chamber President & CEO Ted Pitts. “Our winners and finalists represent the best our state has to offer. Through their unique brands, they are moving South Carolina forward in the areas of economic development, environmental stewardship, charitable giving and more.”

The 2017 SC Branded Award winners are:

Legends Award: Milliken – Spartanburg


Economic Development Project: Samsung – Newberry


Taylors Mill – Taylors

Nexton – Summerville


Palmetto Green: GF League – Greenville


Hook & Barrel – Myrtle Beach

Summerville, SC


Health Initiative of the Year: Harvest Hope – Columbia


First Choice Fit – Statewide

Bon Secours / Young Adult Cancer Care – Greenville 


Arts Champion: Cherington Shucker – Greenville


MAC – Greenville

Palmetto State Arts Education Alliance – Greenwood


Woven & Worn: Kentwool – Greenville


Carolina Creative – Greenville

Homegrown Cotton - Kingstree


Farm, Forest & Field: District Six at Cragmoor Farms – Spartanburg


Collum’s Lumber – Allendale

Mill Village Farms – Greenville


*Taste of the State: Soby’s – Greenville


Lizard’s Thicket – Columbia

Hyman’s – Charleston


*Brewery of the Year: River Rat Brewing – Columbia


Quest Brewing – Greenville

13 Stripes – Taylors


*Iconic Sports Moment: Clemson Football Championship – Clemson


Wesley Bryan’s win at the RBC Heritage – Hilton Head Island

USC Women’s Basketball Championship – Columbia


*Destination Award: Greenville’s Main Street – Greenville


Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town – Hilton Head Island

Myrtle Beach’s Oceanfront Boardwalk – Myrtle Beach


Product Innovation: Growler Chill – Myrtle Beach


Haile Gold Mine – Kershaw

Hook + Gaff – West Columbia


Charitable Impact: BCBS – Columbia


Colonial Life – Columbia

Cox Industries – Orangeburg


Hometown SC: Spartanburg, SC


Aiken, SC

Travelers Rest, SC


Brand on the Rise: Brackish Bowties – Charleston


Bandwagon – Greenville

Heybo Outdoors – Chester

*Denotes categories in which winners determined by popular vote.