Beaufort Regional Chamber to honor region’s finest at annual Civitas Awards

August 25, 2021

Award Nominations now open | Awards Reception to be held October 14

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is now requesting nominations for the annual Civitas Awards for Business Excellence, thanks to premier sponsor Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The Civitas Awards recognize those in the region who exemplify the success of business and the spirit of the community.

Individuals, businesses, and organizations will be honored at the Civitas Awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, October 14 at an outdoor reception at Coosaw River Club, thanks to location sponsor The Forino Company, on Lady’s Island. Winners will be announced that evening as attendees enjoy dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

Deadline for nominations is close of business on Friday, September 10. For more information or nomination forms contact the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce at 843.525.8525 or visit

The winners in each of the Civitas Award categories are chosen by an independent team of volunteer judges. Finalists for the awards will be announced by October 1. The award categories are listed below, and more information on their criteria is in the online nomination packet.

2021 Awards for Businesses and Organizations:

  • THE CORNERSTONE AWARD for Small Business Excellence
  • THE TORCHBEARER AWARD for Regional Economic Impact
  • THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD for Free Enterprise Excellence
  • THE CARETAKER AWARD for Outstanding Non-Profit

2021 Awards for Individuals:

  • THE SENTINEL AWARD for Military Excellence
  • THE PILLAR AWARD for Community Leadership by an Individual
  • THE BUZZWORTHY AWARD for Outstanding Young Professional
  • Chairman’s Award
  • Lifetime of Leadership

All-inclusive tickets for the event are now on sale through the Beaufort Chamber website at a member rate of $65 and a non-member rate of $85. For the first time, the reception theme will be “Lowcountry Casual” with local music and fare while overlooking the Coosaw River at sunset and high tide.


The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership-based organization working to build a healthy economy and improve the area’s quality of life.

The Chamber assists in developing and supporting an economic, political and social climate favorable to businesses throughout the Beaufort Region.

For more information, visit