Mauldin business leaders gathered in the Georgian halls of the Grand Holland Estate Wednesday night to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and those who helped the community accomplish them.
“When I’m asked, how would you describe the city of Mauldin, I’d say two words, or actually three: fast and furious,” David Hammond, marketing specialist for Laurens Electric Cooperative, said at the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. “We have a lot going on: if you haven’t been down (Interstate) 385 and look to your right, Bridgeway Station, Phil Hughes’s development up there.”
With walls now up for the development’s Building F, Bridgeway Station is set to be a $500 million investment in the city, according to Hammond. He also touted Mauldin’s ongoing walkable village city center project, developed by the Parker Group, with incoming food concepts Bohemian Bull out of James Island and Sully’s Steamers.
Over the past year, the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce has heralded 45 to 50 businesses to 25,409-resident city with ribbon-cuttings under the leadership of CEO Pat Pomeroy, he said.
Award winners included:
- Van Broad of Mauldin City Economic Development, who was presented with the Duke Energy Citizenship Award
- Cristina Ortiz of Cristina Ortiz State Farm Agency, who was honored with the Chairman’s Award
- Laurens Electric Cooperative’s Hammond, who received the Service Award for his four years as the chamber’s board chair
- Magic Rooster Tattoo LLC, the Small Business of the Year
- Tina Alexander of Palmetto Infusion Services, President’s Award
- Clarissa Gainey of Bright Graphic Design, Juan and Shirley Sepulveda of Accountants 4 U LLC, Panessa Dean of United Community Bank, Holly Sherril of South State Bank and Sharon Burnett representing ABC Party Rentals and Amusements were honored with the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.