Each year, the Chamber celebrates the accomplishments of minority- and women-owned business, and those advancing Spartanburg's inclusive business environment.
Minority Business Advocate of the Year
Awarded to an individual who has fulfilled a commitment to support minority business.
2016: Carl Wright, City of Spartanburg
2015: Kathy Jackson, Milliken
Minority/Women-Owned Business Person of the Year
Awarded to a minority or female individual who owns and operates, or bears principal responsibility for a business.
2016: Molly Chappell-McPhail, BirthMatters
2015: Liberty Canzater, The Butterfly Foundation
Rising Star Award
Awarded to an outstanding high school student and participant of Junior Leadership Spartanburg.