Greater Lexington Chamber Honors Local Businesses, Professionals
LEXINGTON, SC – The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center (GLCVC) honored local businesses and professionals at its Chamber Awards Luncheon on Tuesday at The Town of Lexington Municipal Complex.
Pictured (from left to right): Phil Demery, SERVPRO; Manning Kolb, Mike White and Matt Thompson with Splash Omnimedia; Tommy Harmon; Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Angela Klosterman, First Citizens Bank; Otis Rawl, Greater Lexington Chamber
This annual ceremony allows Chamber members to nominate their fellow members to be recognized because of their outstanding and admirable leadership within the business community and the community at large.
Angela Klosterman, financial sales manager at First Citizens Bank, earned the Young Professional of the Year Award. Klosterman serves on the board of Empowered Young Professionals and the GLCVC. She is a member of the Leadership Lexington County Class of 2017, which raised more than $53,000 for the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter.
Splash Omnimedia, a strategic marketing firm located in Lexington’s Old Mill, received the Small Business of the Year Award. Now in business for more than 10 years, the firm has worked with more than 400 clients from various industries and is listed in the Inc. 5000. Splash Omnimedia has sustained a 90 percent customer retention rate and consistently increased revenue by 20 percent annually.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation earned the Large Business of the Year Award. Now fully transitioned to its headquarters in Lexington County, Nephron’s investment in the Midlands includes a $330 million facility, 700 jobs and continuous advancements in technology that attract other large companies to the area. Its newest product launch has gained significant market share and resulted in net revenue of $220 million in 2017.
Phil Demery, sales and marketing representative with SERVPRO, was recognized for his volunteerism and advocacy for the Chamber with the Ambassador of the Year Award.
Tommy Harman, retired vice president of membership at Comporium and former president and CEO of the GLCVC, was honored with the coveted Mike Till Award. This award is given to an individual who best exemplifies the characteristics of Mike Till – friendliness, perseverance and dedication to the Lexington community. Harmon is a long-time resident of Lexington and serves on boards of multiple community organizations.
The 2018 Chamber Awards Luncheon is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, SCE&G, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Comporium, Palmetto Health, Michelin North America, BB&T, Prysmian Group, The SEFA Group, Aflac, NBSC, First Community Bank, Elliott Davis and Blue Marlin Signature Catering.
For information about future events hosted by the Chamber, including the 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast, visit www.lexingtonsc.org.
About the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center
The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center promotes business prosperity and a thriving community by providing services, advocacy and education for its members. A nonprofit, 501 (c) 6 organization, the GLC&VC represents nearly 900 businesses and more than 30,000 employees. To learn more about the Chamber and the Greater Lexington area, visit www.lexingtonsc.org.