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Columbia Chamber Honors Ten at Yellow Jasmine Awards

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

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On February 11, 2016 at 12 PM, 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.

Small/Medium Business Impact Award

South Carolina Community Bank

Accepted by Tom Felder

SC Community Bank 

Large Business Impact Award

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Accepted by Gus Dixon


Friend of Business Award

Johnny Jeffcoat

Johnny Jeffcoat 

New Partner of the Year Award

Alpha Media Broadcasting

Accepted by Mike Hartel


Community Impact Awards

Community Impact Award Winners

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

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