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S.C. Branded finalists announced

Sep 25, 2017 01:46PM ● By Kathleen Maris
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the S.C. Branded awards.

S.C. Branded is a partnership with Upstate S.C. marketing group The Brand Leader to establish a statewide initiative and event celebrating South Carolina’s most recognizable brands.

An S.C. Branded awards celebration will be held on November 2, 2017, at 1208 Washington in downtown Columbia and will focus on companies, people and products that define South Carolina. The event includes 15 awards – called “Brandys” – presented to qualifying companies, products, and people from across South Carolina who have become known for their brand’s meaning and impact on the state.

The S.C. Branded Selection Committee will choose winners in the following 10 categories: Arts Advocate, Brand on the Rise, Charitable Impact, Economic Development, Farm, Forest & Field, Health Initiative of the Year, Hometown S.C., Palmetto Green, Product Innovation, and Woven & Worn.

Voters will be able to choose winners in the following four categories: Brewery of the Year, Destination, Iconic Sports Moment, and Taste of the State.

Winners will be announced on November 2.

For more information on S.C. Branded, including how to register for the S.C. Branded celebration, visit:

Finalists are:

Arts Advocate
Metropolitan Arts Council - Greenville
Cherington Shucker - Greenville
Palmetto State Arts Education - Columbia

Brand on the Rise
Bandwagon - Greenville
Heybo Outdoors - Chester
Brackish Bowties - Charleston

Charitable Impact
Colonial Life - Columbia
Cox Industries - Orangeburg
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Columbia

Economic Development
Taylors Mill - Taylors
Nexton - Summerville
Samsung - Newberry

Farm, Forest & Field
District Six at Cragmoor - Spartanburg
Collum’s Lumber -  Allendale
Mill Village Farms - Greenville

Health Initiative of the Year
Harvest Hope - Columbia
First Choice Fit - Charleston
Bon Secours Young Adult Cancer Care - Greenville

Hometown S.C.
Travelers Rest

Palmetto Green
Hook & Barrel - Myrtle Beach
G.F. League - Greenville
Town of Summerville - Summerville

Product Innovation
Haile Gold Mine - Kershaw
Growler Chill - Myrtle Beach
Hook & Gaff - West Columbia

Woven & Worn
Kentwool - Greenville
Carolina Creative - Greenville
Homegrown Cotton - Kingstree

Winners in the following categories will be chosen by online vote. Anyone who wishes to vote can do so here.

Brewery of the Year
Quest Brewing - Greenville
River Rat Brewing - Columbia
13 Stripes - Taylors

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

Iconic Sports Moment
Wesley Bryan’s win at the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing
Clemson National Football Championship
University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball NCAA Championship

Taste of the State
Lizard’s Thicket - Columbia
Soby’s - Greenville
Hyman’s – Charleston