SC Chamber Accepting Applications for S.C. Big 50

June 13, 2012

Applications due Aug. 10 for ranking of the state’s largest employers  
COLUMBIA, SC – June 13, 2012 – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce,the state’s unified voice of business, is seeking nominations for the2012 South Carolina Big 50, the ranking of South Carolina’s private,public and foreign-affiliated companies by the number of employees ontheir payrolls as of June 30, 2012. Businesses may download a nominationform from J.W. Hunt & Company LLP’s website, The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 10, 2012.
The South Carolina Big 50 is compiled by J.W. Hunt and Company LLP, aColumbia accounting firm, in cooperation with the South CarolinaChamber. The 2012 South Carolina Big 50 will appear in theNovember/December 2012 edition of South Carolina Business magazine.
All companies with operations in South Carolina are eligible for theSouth Carolina Big 50, which is tabulated according to participantresponses received. Participants are asked to provide their employmentfigures, location of corporate headquarters and products/services. TheSouth Carolina Big 50 includes company subsidiaries and divisions (bothprivate and public), and parent companies do not need to be located inSouth Carolina. While the South Carolina Big 50 does include financialinstitutions, insurance companies, retailers, hospitals and health careorganizations, it excludes government agencies and organizations.
“Businesses included in the South Carolina Big 50 should be proud theyare among the state’s largest employers. As the economy continues tostrengthen, these great companies are leading the way by providing jobsfor numerous South Carolinians,” said Otis Rawl, president and CEO ofthe South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact Anne Ross,certified public accountant with J.W. Hunt and Company LLP, at803-254-8196 or [email protected].
About the SC Chamber
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first statechamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is SouthCarolina’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry tradeassociation representing more than 18,000 businesses  and more than onemillion employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of smallbusinesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamberis a catalyst for increasing prosperity and enhancing the state’s globalcompetitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all SouthCarolinians.