• Bluffton Business Awards

    The Third Annual Bluffton Ball Presented by Covert Aire will be Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Pinckney Hall in Sun City. The Bluffton Ball is the only signature event of its kind in Bluffton, South Carolina. A yearly celebration of Bluffton's best, the ball is for community members and leaders. At the Bluffton Ball we honor local businesses and individuals who have contributed to our wonderful Bluffton Community by presenting them with the Bluffton Business Awards.


    The Bluffton Business Awards is an initiative of the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce to recognize Businesses and Community Members who have made substantial contributions to the Greater Bluffton Community. Honorees do not have to be a Chamber of Commerce Member, they only need to live, work, or influence areas such as 29909, 29910, 29927, or 29936.


    Your 2017 Bluffton Business Awards Finalists will be announced soon!


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    Here are the 2017 Bluffton Business Awards Finalists, Winners will be announced at the Bluffton Ball.


    Artist of the Year

    • Amiri Farris
    • Julie Jones
    • Linc Jolly


    Educator of the Year

    • Janice Puls
    • Pat Dawley
    • Sharon McMahon


    First Responder of the Year

    • David Murphy, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
    • Joseph Babkiewicz, Bluffton Police Department
    • Lee Levesque, Bluffton Fire Township
    • Robert Kaminowitz, Beaufort County EMS


    Entrepreneur of the Year

    • Ian Duncan, The Grind
    • Bluffton Bike Taxi
    • Kinsey Keller, High Tide Counseling


    Young Professional

    • Nicole Myers, Comfort Care
    • Daniella Squiquero, Engel & Volkers
    • Marcus Walsh,


    Non-Profit of the Year

    • Bluffton Self Help
    • Palmetto Animal League
    • Programs for Exceptional People


    Community Person of the Year

    • Daniel Messmer
    • Lisa Carroll
    • Sharon Brown


    Business of the Year

    • Mike Reichenbach Chevrolet
    • Optical Solutions
    • Peacock Automotive
    • Lowcountry Pavers


    Small Business of the Year

    • Advanced Integrated Controls
    • The Garden Gate
    • Carolina Heritage Insurance
    • Red the Restaurant & Wine Boutique


    Congratulations to all of the 2016 Bluffton Business Award Winners & Finalists!

    Artist of the Year

    • Amiri Farris - Amiri Farris Studio 

    • Doug Corkern - Four Corners Gallery 

    • Kelly Graham - Vigorous LLC 

    Business of the Year Finalists

    • Covert Aire 

    • Taylor’s Quality Landscape Supply and Nursery 

    • Volvo Hilton Head 

    Small Business of the Year Finalists

    • Advanced Integrated Controls 

    • Aunt Laurie’s 

    • Barbers of the Lowcountry 

    • Big D’s Royal Tees 

    Business Startup of the Year Finalists

    • Bluffton Bike Taxi 

    • Maluka 

    • Shore Winds Landscaping 

    • Tails of the Lowcountry 

    Good Heart Award Finalists

    • Bridgette Frazier 

    • Gerrick Taylor - Taylor’s Quality Landscape Supply and Nursery 

    • Heather Nicole Price - Bluffton Hilton Head Ask and Answer 

    Nonprofit of the Year Finalists

    • Actions for Autism

    • Don Ryan Center of Innovation 

    • Hospice Care of the Lowcountry 

    • Program for Exceptional People 

    Outstanding Person of the Year Finalists

    • Al Stokes - Waddell Mariculture Center 

    • Heather Nicole Price - Bluffton Hilton Head Ask and Answer 

    • Lisa Sulka - Town of Bluffton, mayor 

    • Mike Covert - Covert Aire 

    Professional Educator & Development Person of the Year Finalists

    • Erin Reichert - Bluffton High School 

    • Tony Mills - Lowcountry Center - Spring Island 

    Regional Impact Award Finalists

    • Bluffton Farmers Market 

    • Palmetto Bluff 

    • Technical College of the Lowcountry 

    • University of South Carolina Beaufort 

    Rookie of the Year Finalists

    • Aimee Deverall - Deverall Immigration Law LLC 

    • Emily Cohn - Moonlit Lullaby 

    Memorial Award

    • George Scott 

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Babbie Guscio

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