South Carolina Chamber, Diversity Council to Honor Excellence in Workplace Diversity

October 23, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 23, 2008 – South Carolina Chamber, Diversity Council to Honor Excellence in Workplace Diversity 


WHO:             South Carolina business leaders, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Diversity Council 


Denny’s Corporation

Family Trust Federal Credit Union

First Sun Employee Assistance Program Alliance Inc.

South Carolina Education Lottery

South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Trident Technical College

U.S. Engine Valve

VERIZON Wireless

Wackenhut Services Inc. 


WHAT:           4th annual Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards, with keynote address by Luke Visconti, partner and co-founder of DiversityInc. Visconti is a recognized leader in the field of diversity and has appeared on FOX, MSNBC, CNBC and NPR. He is regularly quoted on diversity issues in publications such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Business Week, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal.      


WHERE:         Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone (200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia) 


WHEN:           Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. 


WHY:              Join the business community as we celebrate the accomplishments of South Carolina’s workforce diversity initiatives, as well as all companies across the state that promote and initiate workplace diversity. Several criteria are considered in choosing companies for the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Awards including ongoing company diversity initiatives, measurable objectives established to evaluate the success of the diversity initiatives, implementation techniques and roadblocks and how they were overcome.


The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 6,500 member companies and more than 600,000 member employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing per capita income and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.