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Published on February 14th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Pictured: Tom Felder (Center) Accepted the Small/Medium Business Impact Award for South Carolina Community Bank.

Ten Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Community by the Columbia Chamber

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Recently, the Columbia Chamber honored ten individuals and organizations for their contributions to the greater Columbia region. The Yellow Jasmine Awards, presented by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., recognize those who have made an incredible impact on the community over the past year. Included were six city and county public safety organizations celebrated for their efforts during the October 2015 floods.

Mary King, Mistress of Ceremonies, presented the awards along with Boyd Jones, Columbia Chamber Chairman, and Holt Chetwood, Midlands Market President at Wells Fargo.

The 2016 Yellow Jasmine Award Honorees:

Small/Medium Business Impact Award
South Carolina Community Bank
Accepted by Tom Felder

Large Business Impact Award
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Accepted by Gus Dixon

Friend of Business Award
Johnny Jeffcoat

New Partner of the Year Award
Alpha Media Broadcasting
Accepted by Mike Hartel

Community Impact Awards
City of Columbia Police Department
Accepted by Chief Skip Holbrook

Columbia Fire Department
Accepted by Chief Aubrey Jenkins

Columbia-Richland 911 Communication Center
Accepted by Kimberly Gathers

Forest Acres Police Department
Accepted by Chief Gene Sealy

Richland County Sheriff’s Department
Accepted by Major Chris Cowan

South Carolina National Guard
Accepted by Colonel James “Ronnie” Finley

For more information please contact Alexa Stillwell at or 803.733.1138.

About the Columbia Chamber

The Columbia Chamber is a private, non-profit, partner-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its partners and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its partners through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.

To become a partner or to learn more about the Columbia Chamber, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit


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