The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the accomplishments of minority men and women and business advocates at the annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Awards Banquet and Celebration.
The Chamber recognized one organization and two individuals for significant impacts and advocacy in the minority/women-owned businesses community.
Spartanburg County School District 7 was honored as the Minority Advocate of the Year. Sims Hammond Bouwmeester, president of Launch Something, was honored as the Woman-Owned Business Person of the Year.
Naomi Tate, 2013-14 Junior Leadership Spartanburg alumni and senior at Spartanburg High School, was recognized with the Rising Star – Outstanding Student award.