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$30K PowerUp-A SC Start-Up Competition

Just about every fledgling business could use a little help, especially financial aid, getting off the ground, and The $30K PowerUp: A South Carolina StartUp Competition will provide much-needed cash infusions to three Palmetto State businesses.

Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine) in partnership with Erik Weir are hosting the inaugural Entrepreneurial StartUp Series and Competition. 

The top finisher will win $15,000. Second place earns $10,000, and the third-place winner will receive $5,000.

Judging will be based on judges' scores along with social media votes.

Three companies will be selected to be featured in all three magazines each month from April until September 2023.
by May 15th, 2023

South Carolina Best in Business


This is the inaugural year of the SC Best in Business awards. We look forward to recognizing companies and individuals from around the state that bring success to South Carolina's business community.

2023 honorees will receive the following benefits:

  • Media exposure
  • Each winner will be featured in the December issue of Greenville, Columbia and Charleston Business magazines.
  • 1 year subscription to Greenville, Columbia, or Charleston magazine. The state's leading business publications.
  • Improve employee morale.
  • Great way to celebrate your employees dedication and hard work.

Nomination Period is through August 31st.

Winners will be announced in the December issue of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.


Charleston Business Magazine's 

 Best and Brightest, 35 & Under

Charleston Business Magazine is excited to announce we are now taking nominations for Best and Brightest  35 & Under.  Help us honor young professionals age 35 and under who are making a difference in their workplace and community. Recipients will be honored and featured in the September issue of Charleston Business Magazine. 

Please fill out the form in detail.  The judges use this to score on work impact and their involvement within the community. 

Deadline is April 30th, 2023!      Nominate Here!


South Carolina's Fastest Growing Companies competition is the Annual ranking of the Palmetto State's 50 most dynamic and successful companies. This event is presented by The Capital Corporation and Co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine), Wells Fargo, Nelson Mullins and Prisma. The event recognizes an exceptional and diverse assembly of businesses from across the state among its Top 50 winners. 

Now in its 22nd year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment. 

This established and well-respected list provides the winning companies with increased media attention, new business prospects and networking opportunities with other "best of breed" companies in the state. 

Click Here to NOMINATE Deadline April 30th, 2023.

SC Women in Business



Nominations are now being accepted for SC Women in Business. This is an annual event to celebrate women across South Carolina in different industries across our state. The categories include: Energy, Finance, Health Care, Real Estate, Professional Services, Law, Hospitality, Non-profit/Government, Manufacturing, Construction, Technology, Education and Women to Watch.  

Click Here to Nominate SC Women in Business Award Deadline is April 30th, 2022

50 Most Influential


Nominations are now being accepted for 50 most Influential. If you have a person you think we should consider on the list this year for the economic impact they have had in our community let us know. Our editorial staff will review all nominations

Click Here to Nominate 50 Most Influential Deadline October 3rd, 2023.

South Carolina CIO Awards



The South Carolina CIO Awards presented by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine with AcumenIT will recognize South Carolina-based CIOs, CISOs, and IT Directors who lead their organizations in delivering business value and innovative use of IT.

Click here to Nominate by July 30th, 2022: South Carolina CIO Awards

SC Top Workplaces

Shout out, stand out: Encourage workplace pride. If you work at a great company, give colleagues a morale boost with something to celebrate. And give your employer well-served credit for creating something special.

Assess, reward and improve: The results from the Top Workplaces survey can help assess the health of companies. They validate achievements, reveal problem areas and set a foundation for new goals.

Raise the business profile: The Top Workplaces logo on company materials and websites helps spread the word about successful work environments. Customers and business partners will take notice. That awareness can help create new business opportunities, too.

Earn public recognition: Achievements are recognized by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

To participate, go to or call (864) 501-9699.