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Colonial Trust Company Recognized as a Centennial Business

Secretary Hammond to honor domestic business entities that have been on file with office 100+ years.

11/30/2016

(SPARTANBURG, SC) -- Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond officially recognized Colonial Trust Company as a South Carolina Centennial Business.  This honor is reserved for domestic business entities that have been on file with the Secretary of State’s Office for 100 years or more. 

Secretary Hammond honored Colonial Trust Company at its headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  “Some of our centennial businesses are small, family-owned companies whose hard work and longevity have made them models in their communities,” said Secretary Hammond.  “Some are large corporations that have shared South Carolina ingenuity and values throughout the world.  What they have in common is a commitment to the citizens of the great state of South Carolina and the betterment of its future.  South Carolina is fortunate to have businesses like Colonial Trust Company that continue to benefit and grow our economy over many years.”

“We are honored to be recognized as a Centennial Business by the Secretary of State,” said Barry Wynn, President/Principal of Colonial Trust Company.  “Stability and consistency are particularly valuable qualities in our industry, particularly in South Carolina.  We hope to embody these qualities from our offices in Spartanburg, Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston for a century more.”

Colonial Trust Company, the only private trust company in South Carolina, was incorporated on August 1, 1913. As a family-owned, multi-generational firm, they understand the importance of building a strong legacy. This connects them to their clients in a way that is unique from other wealth management companies.

Secretary Hammond is recognizing centennial businesses for their continued impact on South Carolina’s economy.  “Not only do these businesses provide employment opportunities in their communities, but they stimulate economic growth and innovation,” said Secretary Hammond. “I am proud to recognize Colonial Trust for its long-standing presence in this great state.”

Secretary Hammond will continue to publicly recognize centennial businesses located throughout the state and honor their contributions to South Carolina’s growing economy.  

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