Columbia Regional Business Report honors 24 Icons & Phenoms for 2021.

Twenty-four community leaders, from a hospital CEO leading the charge against COVID-19 to a public servant helping fight homelessness, have been honored as 2021 Columbia Regional Business Report Icons & Phenoms.

For the third year, the Business Report is honoring a pair of groups making an impact on the area business scene: Icons, the respected pillars who have established standards of business and civic excellence; and Phenoms, the motivated go-getters who are getting things done in new and exciting ways.

Honorees represent industries ranging from finance and law to nonprofits and engineering and will be recognized at an Aug. 25 luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia. Tickets are still available, so come help celebrate your friends and colleagues. And don't forget to congratulate them online using the hashtag #crbriconsphenoms.

Award recipients, nominated by Business Report readers and selected by a panel of judges, will be recognized at an online event Aug. 5.A profile of each honoree will be published in the July 20 print edition of the Business Report.

The 2021 Columbia Regional Business Report Icons & Phenoms are:


Tod Augsburger, president andCEO, Lexington Medical Center

John Barnes, co-founder and CEO, Pendleton Street Business Advisors

Linda Bell, S.C. State epidemiologist and director of DHEC's Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control

Sara Fawcett, president and CEO, United Way of the Midlands

Erin Ford, interim CEO, SCBIO

Cheryl Holland, president of Abacus Planning Group

Dominik Mjartan, president and CEO, Optus Bank

Mary Louise Resch, director of Philanthropy, Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity

Pat Smith, agency director, Wil Lou Gray...

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