Greater Lexington Chamber Honors Top Community Businesses, Professionals

February 25, 2015 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

2015 Award Winners

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center honored four of its accomplished members and one of its professional staff members at its Chamber Awards Night Thursday evening at the Lexington Municipal Complex.

This annual ceremony, presented by Southern First Bank, 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.

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Chris Petty

Chris Petty, wealth advisor at Stratos Wealth Partners, received the Young Professional of the Year award. Petty has not only served his community as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and the current president of the Citadel Alumni Association’s Greater Columbia Chapter, but also his country as a former captain in the United States Army.

Floor Boys Small Business of the Year

Floor Boys was named Small Business of the Year. Owner Brian Peed has 18 years of flooring experienced and served in the Navy for four years. When he is not working for his customers in Lexington, Peed can be found using his expertise to complete wheelchair ramps and other service projects in the community or on mission trips.

Comporium Large Business of the Year

Comporium earned the Large Business of the Year award. For over 100 years, Comporium has provided communications services to customers in Lexington County. Beyond providing Lexington’s public access channel and internet service provider for Lexington School District One and Lexington County Government, Comporium is major supporter of many community organizations and has numerous employees that are actively involved in local groups.

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson, real estate professional at Experienced Real Estate Group, was recognized for his volunteerism and advocacy for the Chamber with the Ambassador of the Year award. Anderson has worked in the real estate business for 8 years and is a long-time resident of Lexington County.

Haylee Anderson

Haylee Anderson, membership investments and engagement manager at the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, 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. Anderson has been with the Chamber for 6 years and helped the organization reach 1,000 members this year, a goal that Till envisioned during his lifetime.

“It’s great to see the names of this year’s winners added amongst so many accomplished chamber award recipients through the years,” said Halfacre. “To be selected and recognized by their peers shows that they are not only accomplished and successful, but also respected.”

The 2015 Chamber Awards Night is sponsored by Southern First Bank, Wells Fargo, AllSouth Federal Credit Union, Lexington Medical Center, First Community Bank, First Citizens Bank, BB&T and Michelin North America, Inc.

For information about future events hosted by the Chamber, including its annual oyster roast and spring golf tournament, visit

About the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center strengthens and promotes economic prosperity, public policy, quality of life and workforce development in the greater Lexington community and MidState Chambers Coalition region. A nonprofit, 501 (c) 6 organization, the GLC&VC represents over 1,000 businesses and more than 30,000 employees. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a Chamber member, visit