Awards Reception to be held October 14 | Tickets now available
(Beaufort, SC) – The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce received many worthy nominations from around the region for the annual Civitas Awards, which recognize local leaders who work to enhance quality of life in the community.
Individuals, businesses, and organizations will be honored at the Civitas Awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, October 14 at an outdoor reception at Coosaw River Club, thanks to premier sponsor Beaufort Memorial Hospital, location sponsor The Forino Company, Dinner Sponsor Lockheed Martin, and several sponsors of the awards and entertainment. You can see the full list of supporting sponsors here.
Members of the community are invited to the event, where award winners will be announced as attendees enjoy dinner, drinks, entertainment, and networking.
2021 Award Finalists for Businesses/Organizations (in alphabetical order)
·      THE CORNERSTONE AWARD for Small Business Excellence
  1. Balance Barre & Fitness
  2. Bill’s Liquor & Fine Wines
  3. SK Sign, Design, & Marketing
·      THE TORCHBEARER AWARD for Regional Economic Impact
  1. Bay Street Realty
  2. Beaufort Memorial Hospital
  3. Parker’s Kitchen
·      THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD for Free Enterprise Excellence
  1. 303 Associates
  2. GlassWRX SC
  3. Stoneworks
·      THE CARETAKER AWARD for Outstanding Non-Profit
  1. Beaufort Area Hospitality Association
  2. Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services
  3. Good Neighbor Clinic

2021 Awards for Individuals (in alphabetical order)


·      THE SENTINEL AWARD for Military Excellence
  1. Matthew Beal, Navy Corpsman
  2. Sgt Diego Marmolejo
  3. Staff Sgt Ginger Paddock
·      THE PILLAR AWARD for Community Leadership by an Individual
  1. Vimal Desai
  2. Stephen Murray
  3. Christina Wilson
·      THE BUZZWORTHY AWARD for Outstanding Young Professional
  1. Dr. Luke Baxley
  2. Jenny Phillips
  3. Kevin Phillips
·      Chairman’s Award – To be announced on site
·      Lifetime of Leadership – To be announced soon
All-inclusive tickets for the event are now on sale through the Beaufort Chamber website at a member rate of $65 and a non-member rate of $85. For the first time, the reception theme will be “Lowcountry Casual” with local music and fare while overlooking the Coosaw River at sunset and high tide.