The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the recipients of the Palmetto Vision Awards, which honor companies that excel in the fields of manufacturing and diversity, as well as the state's top human resources professionals.
During a gala dinner last week, the Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina received the chamber's Excellence in Community Diversity award.
The award is usually given to an individual, but this year’s award honored the entire Emanuel A.M.E. church congregation for its leadership during a trying time for Charleston and for the state.
“We all know that South Carolina is a great place to live and work, and the people who were recognized are a large part of the reason why," South Carolina Chamber President Ted Pitts said.
The Manufacturer of the Year honor went to The Boeing Company South Carolina (large company), and T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. (small/midsize company).
Excellence in Workplace Diversity winners included: Google South Carolina (large company); and Starbucks Coffee Company, Sandy Run Roasting Plant (small/midsize company)
Tanya Weldon of Gildan Usa, Inc. was named Human Resources Professional of the Year.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is the country's first state chamber accredited with distinction by the U.S. Chamber. It represents more than 18,000 businesses and more than 1 million employees.
For more information, visit www.scchamber.net.