SCRA Wins American Business Awards
Takes Home a Gold and a Bronze from the National Award Banquet
Columbia, SC - SCRA today announced that it has received two American Business Awards. This national award, known as The Stevie Award, recognizes the achievements and contributions of businesses worldwide.
The awards were: Gold for SCRA Executive Vice President Natalie Corella in the Woman Executive of the Year, Non-Profit category and Bronze for the SC Launch Annual Report in the Best Annual Report Print category. SCRA has received numerous Stevies including the 2011 Stevie for Company of the Year, Non-Profit, the 2012 CEO of the Year, Non-Profit for SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney and in 2014, SCRA CFO Julia Martin was recognized for Executive of the Year, Non-Profit. In addition, SCRA has won Stevie Awards in other leadership, technology development and corporate responsibility categories.
Through the American Business Award program, more than 150 members of several specialized peer-judging committees from across the nation determine award placements with finalists winning either a gold, silver or bronze Stevie.
"SCRA is honored to receive this sustained acknowledgement for both our outstanding executives and our communications deliverables by this nationally visible program," said Mahoney. "Natalie Corella's leadership and commitment to the SCRA mission, and the many people that work diligently to create and deliver the SC Launch Annual Report are deserving of this recognition. We congratulate them and celebrate this achievement."
About SCRA Technology Ventures
SCRA Technology Ventures enables research commercialization and promotes the development of high tech industries, enhancing South Carolina's technology-based economy. Through its flagship SC Launch program, this SCRA business sector makes investments in and offers support services to South Carolina's early stage, start-up technology companies.
Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion, and that the company has helped create approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs in the state, with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $79,000.