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3 inducted to S.C. Business Hall of Fame

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Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has inducted three new members to the S.C. Business Hall of Fame: Emmett Davis, chairman of Davis & Floyd in Greenwood; Patrick W. McKinney, former partner of Kiawah Partners on Kiawah Island; and, the late James M. Smith Sr. , founder of JM Smith Corp. of Spartanburg.

A Junior Achievement representative called the men champions of free enterprise and role models in business for the youth of the Palmetto state. They were chosen for their contributions to the state’s business landscape, their status as agents for positive change, their leadership and their ability to be a source of inspiration to the leaders of tomorrow, the organization said in a news release.

The induction event included over 380 guests from the S.C. business community, including 11 current Hall of Fame members. Charlotte Berry, chairwoman of the Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina board of directors, along with co-chairs Rick Morgan and Tyler Hudson, welcomed the inductees to the 33-year-old organization.

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