Milliken Announced as “Legends” Award Winner

Iconic Sports Moment, Taste of the State, and More to be Announced at SC Branded Awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Brand Leader, will present the 2017 SC Branded Awards on November 2nd in Columbia. The SC Branded Awards will honor local initiatives, locations, products, and events that make up the brand that is South Carolina.

The prestigious Legends Award goes to a brand that is truly legendary for the impact it has had on South Carolina. Milliken, the 2017 Legends Award winner, has continually and consistently personified what the Palmetto state and its people are known for – hard work, innovation and giving back to the community.

We are proud to honor Milliken and look forward to presenting 14 additional awards on Thursday, November 2nd. For more information on the SC Branded Awards, please click here.

The 2017 SC Branded Award Finalists are…

Economic Development Project:
Taylors Mill – Taylors
Nexton – Summerville
Samsung – Newberry

Palmetto Green:
Hook & Barrel – Myrtle Beach
GF League – Greenville
Summerville, SC

Health Initiative of the Year:
Harvest Hope – Columbia
First Choice Fit – Statewide
Bon Secours / Young Adult Cancer Care – Greenville

Arts Champion:
MAC – Greenville
Cherington Shucker – Greenville
Palmetto State Arts Education Alliance – Greenwood

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

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

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

*Brewery of the Year:
Quest Brewing – Greenville
River Rat Brewing – Columbia
13 Stripes – Taylors

*Iconic Sports Moment:
Wesley Bryan’s win at the RBC Heritage – Hilton Head Island
Clemson Football Championship – Clemson
USC Women’s Basketball Championship – Columbia

*Destination Award:
Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town – Hilton Head Island
Myrtle Beach’s Oceanfront Boardwalk – Myrtle Beach
Greenville’s Main Street – Greenville

Product Innovation:
Haile Gold Mine – Kershaw
Growler Chill – Myrtle Beach
Hook + Gaff – West Columbia

Charitable Impact:
Colonial Life – Columbia
Cox Industries – Orangeburg
BCBS – Columbia

Hometown SC:
Aiken, SC
Spartanburg, SC
Travelers Rest, SC

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

*Denotes categories in which winners determined by popular vote.