Business Leaders Honored During SouthernCarolina Alliance’s Regional Industry Appreciation Events

October 06, 2017

“Our existing industries not only provide jobs, they fund county services and schools,” said SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Buddy Phillips at the 2017 Regional Industry Appreciation event at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell, South Carolina.  “Spreading the message that industries are the backbone of the local economy and creating business opportunities for service providers and retail operations is our primary objective through the annual Industry Appreciation campaign.”

Providing marketing and recruitment services for Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties, SouthernCarolina Alliance launched this year’s regional industry appreciation program with a full day of networking events for industry leaders on October 5th. 

“The events provided a great opportunity for the plant managers and local industry leaders to network beyond county lines,” said Phillips, “which is key to strengthening our ideals of regional cooperation and trust. During the annual sporting events, we do that through good-natured competition and camaraderie.”

More than 250 participants turned out for the events, which included a captain’s choice golf tournament at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell and a marksmanship sporting event hosted by GTI.  The day’s events concluded with a reception and awards ceremony at the Sweetwater Country Clubhouse.

The First Place Golf Team winners were John Owens, Bill Owens, Will Rimes and Richie Tyner from Archroma.

The Top Gun Award (First Place Individual Shooter) went to Richard Bailey of Hussey Gay Bell. He is pictured here with Roger Heaton, Training Coordinator at GTI.


The networking events were made possible by the following sponsors:

American Zinc Recycling
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

Archroma U.S., Inc.
Atlantic Broadband
Hampton County
Hussey Gay Bell
Lowcountry Regional Water System
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
South State Bank
Southern Current
SRS Community Reuse Organization

Bamberg Board of Public Works
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
BWX Technologies, Inc. 
Carlisle Associates Inc.  
Centerra-Savannah River Site     
Colleton Medical Center              
Davis & Floyd Inc.           
Denmark Technical College
Palmetto State Bank      
SCE&G   Bronze
Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC
WebsterRogers LLP        

Hole Sponsors
Associated Petroleum Carriers
Barnwell Chiropractic-Dr. Martin Shealy
Benton and Rhodes, Inc.
Coastal Electric Coop.
Gilbert Law Firm
M. B. Kahn Construction Company
Moore Industrial Services
Mosteller Law Firm
NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank
Rice Land & Timber, LLC
Savannah River Remediation
Serotta Maddocks Evans CPA's
Unitech Services Group
University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie
Workman Economic Development

SouthernCarolina Alliance sponsors several industry appreciation events throughout the year, including the Spring Drive & Pull, which was held at Hilton Head Lakes Club and Turkey Hill Plantation in Jasper County last March.

For more pictures from the regional Industry Appreciation Celebration, visit our facebook page at

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