GSA Business Report staff writer Molly Hulsey (from left), Columbia Regional Business Report editor Melinda Waldrop, Charleston Regional Business Journal associate editor Teri Errico Griffis (with daughter Alice) and CRBJ digital editor Alexandria Ng received awards at Friday's SCPA banquet. (Photo/Staff)

SC Biz News publications took residence 8 awards, like a few first-position honors, in the South Carolina Press Affiliation’s 2021 News Contest.

The Columbia Regional Enterprise Report gained very first position in the affiliate and individual division newspaper publication group, when Lake Wylie Nowadays topped entries for magazine or specialty publication.

Judges mentioned of the successful CRBR entry: “Strong reporting total of business, progress/improvement and marketplace chief news and functions. Good design and images.” Of Lake Wylie Now, judges mentioned: “Wow. Strong class of entries, with all currently being pleasant reads. This a person stands out for the quality of producing and images. Cherished the community business functions on the chocolatiers and ‘Queenie Bee.’ Also good spotlights on teams offering again to your community.”

Columbia Regional Enterprise Report editor Melinda Waldrop, Charleston Regional Business Journal digital editor Alexandria Ng and GSA Company Report team writer Molly Hulsey received top rated honors in organization reporting for their statewide report, “A Shifting Landscape,” which examined how S.C. companies utilised Paycheck Security Application funds. Judges identified as the piece a “good article that explains COVID reduction funding and highlights the struggles small enterprises have faced. Profiling the three businesses throughout the point out was a excellent way to exhibit impact and go further than reporting facts.”

Waldrop also took next area in the organization reporting class for “From the Floor Up,” a profile of Columbia professional authentic estate titans Tom and Tombo Milliken, whilst CRBJ affiliate editor Teri Errico Griffis been given honorable point out for her seem at how soft techniques improve employees’ benefit.

Waldrop also received 2nd-put recognition in the column or editorial crafting category, though Ng took next-area honors in the information photo group.

SCPA award winners were honored Friday at a banquet at the Cooperative Conference Center in Columbia.

Access Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.