EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Southeast. This group of unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders transforming our world was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were unveiled at a special gala on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta.
"The entrepreneurs we recognize in this program have the courage, confidence and determination to turn their ideas into something remarkable," said Chevenry Arnold, EY Entrepreneur of the Year® Southeast Program Director. "EY is proud to honor the 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year winners who are inspiring innovation without limitation and fueling growth by being truly unstoppable."
US&S was presented with the prestigious Lighthouse Safety Award by BB&T Insurance Services recognizing excellence in safety performance, the highest of three distinct award level designations. Our commitment to safety throughout the work place led to this recognition for 2017 and again in 2018.
Criteria for the award includes a client's workers' compensation experience modification (EMR), workers' compensation policy loss ratio, and BLS/DART/OSHA recordable incident rate. BB&T Insurance Services recognizes only those companies with outstanding overall safety performance and awards those who have commendable, outstanding, and excellent performance. We are especially proud to note that we had zero reportable incidents for 2016!
The Entrepreneurial Success Award, sponsored by Greenville Technical College, recognizes the power of small business to use innovation to create jobs and expand their business model. This year's winner is US&S and was accepted by Euleta F.H. Alston, President of US&S and daughter of Rich Hagins, founder of US&S.
CommunityWorks and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards to celebrate local small businesses and honor National Small Business week. Over 200 entrepreneurs and community leaders gathered to see which Upstate business were recognized as outstanding this year.
South Carolina LLR/OSHA The mission of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is to promote the health, safety and economic well being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training and education.
US&S met at least one of the following criteria: no recordable injuries or illnesses during calendar year 2016; at least a 40 percent reduction between 2015 and 2016 employer incidence rates; at least 75 percent below national incidence rate; worked one million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury or illness.
Recognizes the exceptional performance of a Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business directly facilitating the advancement of core DOE mission objectives and requirements.Thanks to their extra measure of effort, DOE steered over $6.1 billion toward small businesses in FY2017 to meet the Department's missions, in both prime and subcontract awards. This is an accomplishment that we all can be proud of.
USSE2 O&M Services, A Joint Venture between US&S, Inc. and E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc.
We are proud to announce that US&S was named the Greenville Chamber's 2014 Small Business of the Year! The Greenville Chamber's Annual Small Business of the Year is selected from the year's Small Business of the Month winners. In March 2014, US&S was chosen by the Greenville Chamber as the Small Business of the Month. US&S received its award at the Chamber's 126th Annual Meeting. US&S is a premier facility maintenance and support service company that is not only great to work with, but great to work for - we are proud to say that the company is truly valued in our local community, Greenville, SC, the city where US&S was founded and houses its corporate office!
Like most membership organizations the more you put in, the more you get out. This is why US&S has made every attempt possible to support the Chamber as a company; however, we highly encourage our individual employees to become more involved as well. Being engaged with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce comes with significant value for our company, our employees, and the overall community. It provides valuable networking opportunities for small businesses to connect with larger businesses and fosters revenue building relationships that are mutually beneficial. It provides excellent volunteering opportunities that encourage community service and engagement, offers valuable training for our staff to grow personally and professionally, and delivers cost efficient means for our company to receive media and print exposure throughout the Greenville community. The success of the Chamber results in success for businesses like US&S and ultimately the success of the economic landscape across Greenville.
The U.S. Small Business Administration named Richard Hagins as the 2014 South Carolina Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year. One of the South Carolina Small Business & Advocacy awards, the Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year title honors an outstanding entrepreneur who has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces.
"Under Mr. Hagins' leadership, US&S has developed into a true small business success story. He has honored our country through his service, and he has honored our state through his entrepreneurship and community involvement. Now, we are proud to honor him," said Elliott Cooper, Director of the SBA's South Carolina District Office.
Hagins was nominated by Euleta F.H. Alston, Business Development Manager of US&S, and eldest daughter of the retired Commander. She along with colleague, Peter Luciano, accepted the award on Richard's behalf on May 7, 2014, at the Annual Salute to Small Business event in Columbia, SC.
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" The Greenville Chamber is very excited to have an organization like US&S participating in our MBA program. This company has demonstrated to the Upstate community and beyond its ability to deliver services of value with a high level of excellence. US&S is a great example of the value that minority business enterprises can bring to a community as suppliers, strategic partners, and effective engines for job growth, wealth creation, and economic development."
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