Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards

Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map
Cascades at Verdae Ballroom
10 Fountainview Terrace
Greenville, SC 29607
Contact: Tripp James
Phone: 864-239-3728

Registration is now closed. We will accept on-site registration.

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards recognition program is a chance for the CommunityWorks and the Greenville Chamber to come together to recognize and celebrate all the entrepreneurs, microbusinesses and small businesses that make our region unique and vibrant! This event will kick-off National Small Business Week. There will also be an Excellence Training Session on Thursday, May 3rd. 

Awards will be given to businesses pioneering innovative business solutions in our community. Categories include:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Minority-Owned Microbusiness of the Year
  • Eugenia Duke Woman-Owned Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneurial Success Award
  • Small Business Champion of the Year
  • People’s Choice Award/My Favorite Small Business

Join us at the Awards Ceremony where we will celebrate these outstanding small businesses and hear from featured speaker Toby Stansell!

5:30-6:30pm - Cocktail Hour

6:30-7:30pm - Awards Ceremony



G.T. "Toby" Stansell

G.T. “Toby” Stansell has served for many years in executive management roles for high-impact, fast-growth organizations that want to leverage innovation and technology for improved operational and financial performance. Mr. Stansell specializes in developing and deploying innovative approaches to an organization’s most pressing challenges and primary opportunities, and his involvement imprints an indelible culture within commercial, civic, and cultural entities that motivates, galvanizes, and unifies the organization’s personnel to fulfill its true purpose. Toby’s primary objectives when leading an organization are to identify and capitalize upon transformative opportunities, increase the productivity of people and processes, and optimize operational and financial performance. His prescriptive approach has equipped organizations of all shapes and sizes to make better decisions faster, leverage their strengths for a competitive edge, and maximize results.

Toby currently serves as Managing Director of THInc.IT, a regional technology consulting firm that helps organizations align their IT plans and assets with their purpose, mission, strategies, and underlying business processes. The result is the creation and sustainment of a unified culture that leverages a systems approach to maximize productivity and ultimately, profitability. 


Presenting Sponsors



Gold Award Sponsors




Women Owned Business Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Grace Outdoor

Greenville Business Magazine

South State Bank


Bronze Sponsor

Cowart Awards
Gallivan White & Boyd
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd
Marketplace Staffing
Rescom Construction
Smith Leatherwood Moore
Intellectual Capital

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