SBA Names Several Upstate Winners


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named several Upstate businesses and entrepreneurs among the agency’s 2014 award winners.

The Upstate honorees are: Owens Insurance Agency with the South Carolina SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Award; Boggero Services as South Carolina Family Business of the Year; S. Richard Hagins, president and CEO of US&S Inc., as South Carolina Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year; Tammy Johnson, owner of Liquid Catering, as South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year; and Melinda Davis Lux, member of Wyche P.A., as South Carolina Women in Business Advocate of the Year.

The SBA will recognize all award winners during its 11th annual Salute to Small Business event on May 7, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The event is a collaboration between the SBA, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Coalition for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

For more information and to see the complete list of S.C. winners, visit


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