The Bluffton Business Awards

WE HONOR.

We started the Bluffton Business Awards to recognize the businesses & individuals who have contributed so much to our wonderful community.

WE AWARD.

This year, we will be presenting awards in 12 categories ranging from “Best Startup of the Year” to “Lifetime Achievement.”

WE GIVE BACK.

Businesses can sponsor our Awards Ball, and the funds will go to help the Bluffton Chamber continue to make Bluffton a great place to live.

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ABOUT US

Founded in 2015, the Bluffton Business Awards is an initiative of the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce to offer some recognition to the wonderful Businesses of this community.  Without the shops, restaurants, and botiques that make Bluffton so appealing, we wouldn’t be the place we are today.  The people who chose to invest in Bluffton have helped our little community grow and thrive, and we feel like it’s time to say thanks.

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2015 Winners

Congratulations to all of the nominees! The 2016 Bluffton Business Awards Winners will be announced at the Bluffton Ball Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Pinckney Hall in Sun City. To Purchase tickets stop by the Chamber Offices on Goethe Rd or Click Here to purchase online.

Artist of the Year Finalists

Amiri Farris – Amiri Farris Studio

Doug Corkern – Four Corners Gallery

Kelly Graham – Vigorous, LLC

Business of the Year Finalists

Covert Aire

Taylor’s Quality Landscape Supply & Nursery

Volvo Cars Hilton Head

Small Business of the Year Finalists

Advanced Integrated Controls

Aunt Laurie’s

Barbers of the Lowcountry

Big D’s Royal Tees

Business Startup of the Year Finalists

Bluffton Bike Taxi

Maluka

Shore Winds Landscaping

Tails of the Lowcountry

Good Heart Award Finalists

Bridgette Frazier

Gerrick Taylor – Taylor’s Quality Landscape Supply & Nursery

Heather Nicole Price – Bluffton Hilton Head Ask & Answer

Nonprofit of the Year Finalists

Actions for Autism

Don Ryan Center of Innovation

Hospice Care of the Lowcountry

Program for Exceptional People

Outstanding Person of the Year Finalists

Al Stokes – Waddell Mariculture Center

Heather Nicole Price – Bluffton Hilton Head Ask & Answer

Lisa Sulka – Town of Bluffton, Mayor

Mike Covert – Covert Aire

Professional Educator & Development Person of the Year Finalists

Erin Reichert – Bluffton High School

Tony Mills – Lowcountry Center – Spring Island

Regional Impact Award Finalists

Bluffton Farmers Market

Palmetto Bluff

Technical College of the Lowcountry

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Rookie of the Year Finalists

Aimee Deverall – Deverall Immigration Law, LLC

Emily Cohn – Moonlit Lullaby

Awards

Outstanding Person of the Year

Outstanding Person of the Year

This Award recognizes an individual whose dynamic, ethical and inspirational leadership during the Award year has significantly influenced and affected dramatic contributions to the Greater Bluffton community.

Business Startup of the Year

Business Startup of the Year

This Award recognizes a business that began conducting business this calendar year by selling products and/or services in the Greater Bluffton area, and has distinguished itself through the excellence of its practices and results.

Non-Profit Org of the Year

Non-Profit Org of the Year

This Award recognizes a 501c3 non-profit organization that significantly enhances the quality of life of individuals and families in need throughout the Greater Bluffton community.

Regional Economic Impact

Regional Economic Impact

This Award recognizes an individual or an organization that has demonstrated significant accomplishments in promoting the economic well-being, growth and development of the Greater Bluffton community during the Award year.

Business & Small Business of the Year

Business & Small Business of the Year

This Award recognizes a for-profit business whose practices and performance reflect an exceptional level of of business ethics; customer, client and employee satisfaction; community involvement; and a significant positive impact on the Greater Bluffton community. Note: There will be two awards, one for a business with more than ten employees and one for a business with ten or fewer employees.

Memorial Award

Memorial Award

This Award recognizes any individuals who passed away during the year after having made significant contributions to the well-being and development of the Greater Bluffton community during their lifetime.

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year

This Award recognizes an individual who emerged dynamically during the year as a positive presence in the Greater Bluffton community.

Good Heart

Good Heart

This Award recognizes an individual whose civic/community participation, high level of integrity, leadership, and selfless service and commitment have influenced positive outcomes and touched lives in a positive manner in the Greater Bluffton community.

Pro Development

Pro Development

This Award recognizes an individual whose skills and actions during the year have served as an exceptional influence on workforce development in the Greater Bluffton community.

Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement

This Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the Greater Bluffton community during his/her lifetime. This individual’s achievements may include influencing highly significant positive business and/or community developments or standards, and outstanding leadership.

Artist of the Year

Artist of the Year

Bluffton Ball

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Awards are announced each year at the Bluffton Ball. Stay tuned this coming Fall for more information on nominating businesses for the 2016 Bluffton Business Awards, and tickets to attend the ball!

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"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."

HENRY FORD

Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor (reserved)

Thanks to Covert Aire and Marty Sauls for helping make this year’s ball a reality!

Reception Sponsor (reserved)

Thanks to Hampton Inn & Suites!

$900 Full Table Sponsor

Includes eight tickets to the Ball, and recognition

$700 Oyster Sponsor

Includes four tickets to the Bluffton Ball and recognition

$400 Crab Sponsor

Includes two tickets to the Bluffton Ball

$150 Program Sponsor

Grants inclusion in Bluffton Ball event program

Special thanks to the 2017 presenting sponsors:

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