2022 Civitas Awards reception

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6 PM at Old Bay Rooftop
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The Civitas Awards are an annual tradition to honor outstanding community leaders, businesses, and organizations in our community.

The nominations are in and Award finalists are announced!

Join us on Thursday, October 13, 2022 for a great networking event to witness this year’s Civitas Awards winner presentations and enjoy a spectacular evening with local fare, brews, and music!

2021 Civitas Awards

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Presenting Sponsor

Beaufort Memorial Hospital


All Sponsorships for this spectacular event are filled. What an amazing group of supporters! This event could not happen without the fine businesses and organizations below. 

Military Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

Bar Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

Entertainment Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

Dinner Sponsor

Dominion Energy

Award Sponsors

Ameris Bank
Ameris Bank
University of South Carolina Beaufort
United Way of the Lowcountry
Lockheed Martin
Alliance Consulting Engineers
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina
303 Associates
Ameris Bank

2022 Businesses/Organization Award Finalists

Cornerstone Award

for Small Business Excellence — Presented by Ameris Bank

  • AlphaGraphics
  • Island News / Lowcountry Weekly
  • Brunson Construction

Torchbearer Award

for Regional Economic Impact — Presented by Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation

  • 303 Associates
  • Fripp Island Beach & Golf Resort
  • Eat Local Beaufort

Trailblazer Award

for Free Enterprise Investment — Presented by The University of South Carolina Beaufort

  • Magnus Development Partners
  • Safe Harbor
  • Shell Ring Ale Works

Caretaker Award

for Outstanding Non-Profits — Presented by United Way of the Lowcountry

  • DragonBoat Beaufort
  • Junior Service League of Beaufort
  • Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity

2022 Individual Award Finalists

Sentinel Award

for Military Citizenship — Presented by Lockheed Martin

  • Gunnery Sgt Kasper
  • Sgt Gabriel George
  • Sgt Justin A. Hoey

Buzzworthy Award

for Outstanding Young Professional — Presented by Coastal Community Foundation

  • Charlie Stone
  • Blaire Lent
  • Mike Ponder

Pillar Award

for Community Leadership by an Individual — Presented by Alliance Consulting Services

  • Jonas Gadson
  • Bennett Schiller
  • Courtney Worrell

Chairman’s Award

for Advancement of the Chamber’s Mission — Presented by 303 Associates

  • Honoree Announced on Site

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented By: Past Lifetime Achievement Winners

Bill Prokop, City Manager of Beaufort

Click here to see the full descriptions of the Awards and the listing of previous winners.