(COLUMBIA, S.C.)—The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Diversity Council awarded Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP with the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award at the 5th Annual Workplace Diversity event in Columbia, South Carolina.
Ronald J. Tryon, Managing Partner of Parker Poe’s Columbia office and a member of the Parker Poe Diversity Committee and the Co-chair of the Committee’s Client Relations subcommittee, was present to receive the award. "Like everyone across the Firm, I am extremely proud of the fact Parker Poe has been recognized for this award,” said Tryon. “Creating a diverse work environment is central to our firm's core values and strategic vision. Diversity enriches not only our practice of law and the legal service we provide, but also on a more personal level for each of us, diversity enriches our daily lives and enhances the volunteer service each of us provides our communities – far beyond the practice of law – as it should."
The South Carolina Chamber’s Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award is the second diversity award given to Parker Poe in recent years. Parker Poe received the Charlotte Chamber Belk Innovation in Diversity Award in 2008. This is given to the company that best exemplifies new and inspiring initiatives aimed at retaining, mentoring and developing minorities and women.
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 6,500 member companies and more than 600,000 member employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing per capita income and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 230 lawyers in six offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to commercial and public organizations on corporate, finance, litigation, real estate and regulatory matters. It has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States and as an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide clients with improved and more efficient service.