The Columbia Chamber’s 120th Diamond Gala, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, promises to be one that Partners will be talking about all year! This premier business event brings together influential leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, and enthusiastic professionals for an exciting event that seamlessly blends tradition, inspiration, and unforgettable festivities. Join us as we commemorate the Chamber’s extraordinary 120-year history, toasting to the past, present, and future while recognizing the Ambassador of the Year and other outstanding achievers. Secure your tickets now and immerse yourself in the high-energy atmosphere of the Columbia Chamber’s 120th Diamond Gala.
The following awards are highlighted during our Annual Gala event:
Ambassador of the Year Award
The Ambassador of the Year Award, presented at the Annual Gala, is one of the Chamber’s highest honors presented to a local individual. The Ambassador of the Year is someone who exemplifies outstanding business ethics and has taken responsibility for influencing the positive promotion and preservation of the Greater Columbia area. The title is conferred annually on a leader who serves as a role model for business involvement in the community and who has contributed to the image of the local community.
Public Servant of the Year Award
The Public Servant of the Year Award is given to someone who serves as a role model for the community through their commitment to service, integrity, accountability, and professionalism while demonstrating a commitment to making the Midlands region a better place to live and work.
Young Professional of the Year Award
The Young Professional of the Year Award, presented at the Annual Gala, is given to someone who exemplifies leadership in the community through active involvement and leadership roles in civic/philanthropic organizations and demonstrates a commitment to making the Midlands region a better environment for young professionals to flourish, both professionally and personally.
Military Advocate of the Year Award
The Military Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an exceptional individual or organization that has demonstrated unwavering support and advocacy for the military community. This prestigious accolade honors those who have made significant contributions in promoting the well-being, opportunities, and resources available to military personnel, veterans, and their families. This award also celebrates the profound impact of their advocacy efforts and their commitment to fostering a thriving military community in the Greater Columbia region.
Partner of the Year Award
The Partner of the Year Award, presented at the Chamber’s Annual Gala in October, recognizes a business that exemplifies exceptional community and Chamber involvement throughout the year. This esteemed accolade celebrates a Chamber Partner that consistently goes above and beyond, actively engaging with the local community and supporting the Chamber’s mission of fostering economic growth and prosperity. The Partner of the Year Award serves as a testament to the business’s outstanding dedication and invaluable contributions to the success and well-being of Columbia, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.