Salute to Manufacturing Selects Clare Morris Agency to Promote 2008 Awards Event

November 16, 2007

Columbia, SC – November 16, 2007 – The Salute to Manufacturing, the Silver Crescent Foundation’s annual recognition ceremony for South Carolina’s top manufacturers, has selected the Clare Morris Agency as its agency of record to handle marketing and promotions for its 2008 awards event, which is scheduled for May 5 in Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

According to the Foundation’s president, Tony Smith, the Clare Morris Agency provided the right combination of economic development experience and public relations expertise to raise the statewide profile of the annual awards luncheon, which has been held in Greenville for the past 12 years.

“By moving the Salute to Manufacturing to Columbia, and ultimately to other South Carolina communities, we continue to communicate the important economic impact manufacturing still plays in today’s knowledge-based global economy,” Smith added. “Innovative and successful manufacturing companies are critical to enhancing our state’s quality of life and creating a high standard of living for our residents.”

“We are really excited to partner with the Silver Crescent Foundation to promote the Salute to Manufacturing,” said Clare Morris, president of the Columbia-based marketing and communications firm. “Our team recognizes the vital role manufacturing plays in the Palmetto State, and we really believe our strength is helping South Carolina companies and organizations become more competitive through strategic communications and outreach efforts.”  

The highlight of the annual Salute to Manufacturing luncheon is the presentation of the highly coveted Silver Crescent Awards, which are presented to successful manufacturing companies operating in South Carolina. These companies also must exhibit a commitment to workforce enhancement and contribute to their communities as well as support local educational opportunities and resources. To learn more, visit

The Clare Morris Agency is a woman-owned marketing and public relations firm that specializes in helping companies and organizations that work to make South Carolina more competitive in the knowledge economy. The CMA team unites the talents of professionals with diverse backgrounds and a combined 45 years of experience spanning the private, non-profit and government arenas. Visit for more information.