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Legacy of Black Business  October , 2018

​​The October 2018 Legacy of Black Business Awards  honored  African-American family-owned businesses.  highlighted the Businesses from the Historic Waverly District.  Business owners that  laid the cornerstone foundation for the way business is conducted today, laying a pathway for the businesses of tomorrow. 

Legacy of Black Business 2018, ORANGEBURG, SC

On Saturday, February 17, 2018. The Legacy of Black Business Awards Gala was held at The Premiere Orangeburg. The event  honored more than dozen African-American-owned businesses that have served the Orangeburg community for a quarter century or more with the majority businesses having been around for more than forty, fifty, sixty and even more than eighty years. 

Legacy of Black Business 2017
The Carolina Panorama Newspaper hosted a gala to honor businesses and descendants of business owners that were located along Washington Street in the Historic Black Business District, Downtown Columbia. Many of these business paved the way and created the cornerstone foundations of how we do businesses today. It was held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Herbert L. Drayton, III CEO of Vertical Holdings, LLC was the keynote speaker.  

 Legacy of Black Business 2014, Charleston, SC
​On Friday, August 15, 2014, the oldest African American businesses in the Lowcountry of Charleston were honored for having been in business for four decades or longer at the Charleston Elks Lodge No. 242, located at 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in Charleston, SC 29407.  This event was very important because the African-American experience in North America can be traced back to the Charleston area, where some of the nation’s oldest black owned businesses are still in operation.  
The Columbia, SC "Tribute to the Legacy of Black Businesses Gala" was a joint venture between MBD Media, LLC and the Carolina Panorama Newspaper.
The Charleston, SC "Tribute to the Legacy of Black Businesses Gala" was a joint venture between MBD Media, LLC and Peacock Media Agency. 

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Legacy of Black Business 2013 On Friday, October 11, 2013, seventeen of Columbia’s oldest African-American businesses were honored.  These businesses have been in operation for 40 or more years. The following businesses were honored: AP Williams Funeral Home, Angeline Beauty and Wig Salon, Cooper & Cooper, Davis Paint & Body Shop, Damon’s Son Ornamental Iron Works, Frazier Signs & Designs, Glymph & Sons, LLC, Howard’s Garage, Johnson’s restaurant, JP Holley Funeral Home, Koger Paint & Body Shop, Leevy’s Funeral Home, M&Z Style Maker, Manigault-Hurley Funeral Home, Outen Fencing, Palmer Memorial Chapel, Taylor Brothers Construction Company, Inc. and Trezevant Funeral Home. University of South Carolina Track & Field and Cross-Country Coach Curtis Frye was the guest speaker. Sponsored by Carolina Panorama Newspaper First Citizens Bank Enviro AgScience The Lowman Isom Group