COLUMBIA, SC – August 22, 2012 – The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council (ITC) announces the winners and finalists for its 2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards. The nominees were recognized at an awards banquet, held August 21 at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The banquet was presented by co-sponsors eGroup and IT-oLogy. The Palmetto Pillar Awards program, started in 1998, praises the area’s top leaders in technology innovation.
Pictured: Lonnie Emard (IT-oLogy), Yvonne Rodgers (ITC Chair) and Derek Clements (eGROUP).
We would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists from this year’s awards ceremony. It is such an honor to recognize those who are making such an impact in the IT world. These innovators, leaders and organizations are the future of the business community in Columbia, said Information Technology Council Chair, Yvonne Rodgers.
2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards recipients:
PALMETTO PILLAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCESponsored by: BlueCross BlueShield of South CarolinaWinnerIT-oLogy
LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Sponsored by: Colonial Life
Terry Floyd, TM Floyd
Terris Riley, NewVenue
Jeff Salters, Lexington School District 1
PUBLIC SERVICE THROUGH IT AWARD
Sponsored by: SCANA
Richland County Government
Richland School District 2
IT INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES AWARD
Sponsored by: Internetwork Engineering/Cisco
Richland School District 2
CUSTOM APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Sponsored by: Intellectual Capitol
START-UP VENTURE AWARD
Sponsored by: EngenuitySC
Carolina Technology Conference
ONE TO WATCH AWARD
Sponsored by: IBM
Anthony Cooper, NewVenue
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sponsored by: Willoughby & Hoefer
Sponsored by: TD Bank
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About the Information Technology Council
The Columbia Information Technology Council is a membership-based advocacy IT organization in the Greater Columbia region. In that capacity, we reach out to, acknowledge and embrace all who are involved in the IT community. Our programs are designed to create awareness, to provide professional development and networking opportunities and to recognize the achievement of those in the IT community.
About the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties.The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its members and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.
To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.