Information Technology Council Announces Palmetto Pillar Awards Finalists

The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council (ITC) has announced the finalists for the 2012 Palmetto Pillar Awards (PPA), which honor the best and brightest of the Midlands Technology Community.

The winners in each of eight categories will be recognized at an awards banquet to be held on August 21 at The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. There will be a welcome reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards at 7:30 p.m.

Click here for more information on the ITC and here for more information on the PPA.

Finalists listed below represent technology leaders and IT executives who have shown outstanding leadership, support, innovation and vision over the past year.

2012 PPA Finalists:

Leadership in Technology Award
Terry Floyd, TM Floyd &Company
Terris Riley, NewVenue Technologies
Jeff Salters, Lexington County School District 1

Public Service Through IT Award
Phil Yanov
Richland Country Government
Richland County School District 2

IT Infrastructure Services Award
A3 Communications
Richland County School District 2

Custom Application Development Award
Capital Software

Start-Up Venture Award
Carolina Technology Conference

One to Watch
Anthony Cooper

Student Achievement Award
Chris Richardson
Nicholas Stiffler

Cloud Computing

About the Information Technology Council

The Columbia Information Technology Council is a membership-based advocacy IT organization in the Greater Columbia region. In that capacity, we reach out to, acknowledge and embrace all who are involved in the IT community. Our programs are designed to create awareness, to provide professional development and networking opportunities and to recognize the achievement of those in the IT community. To learn more, visit

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