Augusta's Entreprenuer

Awarded annually at the December Member Economic Luncheon, this award recognizes an entrepreneur who has distinguished themselves not only by their success in business, but also their creativity, innovative spirit and community involvement.

(Right) 2017 Augusta's Entreprenuer, Lane Keen (center) with his team from Keen Signs & Graphics

Online applications for the 2018 "Augusta's Entrepreneur" award, presented by South State Bank, will be available September 2018.                  Please check back for the 2018 application.

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Past Augusta’s Entrepreneur Award Winners

2017 – Lane Keen, Keen Signs & Graphics

2016 – Ellefson Family, Ellefson Transportation Group

2015 – Barry Bryant, Barney’s Pharmacy

2014 – Charles Johnson, EDTS

2013 – Randall W. Hatcher, MAU Workforce Solutions

2012 – Kevin Wade, Intellisystems

2011 – Steven Kendrick, Kendrick Paint & Body

2010 – Angela Swarts, Spherion

2009 – Audrey Snuggs, Sloane Wiggins, Cudos

2008 – Rick Allen, R. W.  Allen, LLC

2007 – Larry Jones, Universal Plumbing

2006 – Fred Daitch, International Uniform

2005 – Jeff Annis, Advanced Services, Inc.

2004 – Dr. Hassan, Dr. Mullins, Dr. Still, Joseph M Still Burn Centers

2003 – Jeff & Joey Hadden, Phoenix Commercial Printers

2002 – Tommy Norris, Prudential

2001 – Marvin Brown, Eagle North America

2000 – Lottie Ellison, Computerland Advanced

1999 – William Polonus, Augusta Disposal & Recycling

1998 – Shankar Balan, Palmetto Industries

1997 – Vera Stewart, Very Vera, Inc.

1996 – Chuck & Gail Baldwin, French Market Grille

1995 – Jean Morris, Trotter Realty Company

1994 – Frank Wilson, Frank Wilson Rental & Sales

1993 – Abram Serotta, Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co.

1992 – Gail Mercer & Linda Walker, Alltogether, Inc.

1991 – Julian Osbon, Osbon Medical Center

1990 – Brian Marks, Augusta Sportswear