RiverDogs Named “Small Business of the Year” by Metro Charleston Chamber of Commerce

July 22, 2022 – Carolina League (CarL) – Charleston RiverDogs Press Release

Charleston, SC – The Charleston RiverDogs have been selected as “Small Business of the Year” by the Metro Charleston Chamber of Commerce. The award is given annually to an outstanding small business that has demonstrated its value in community engagement, entrepreneurship, employee relations, leadership and performance.


“We are honored to receive this honor from the Chamber of Commerce. As we work with many other small businesses in the Lowcountry every day, we know there are a myriad of great candidates for an award like this,” said the president of RiverDogs. and General Manager Dave Echols. “Our success is largely based on our partnerships with other businesses in the region and the community that supports us every season.”

Following the cancellation of the 2020 season and significant restrictions for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RiverDogs have had an incredible rebound year in 2022. Attendance figures are returning to pre-existing numbers COVID-19, and the Segra Club is exceeding expectations in booking special events, allowing the organization to launch the RiverDogs Food Truck, while increasing the number of full-time RiverDogs employees.

The 2022 campaign also saw the RiverDogs return to active community engagement. The RiverDogs quickly reestablished their leadership role in area youth baseball programs, the local military, diversity and inclusion initiatives, literacy and child health advocacy.

“We are thrilled to announce Charleston RiverDogs as our 2022 Small Business of the Year,” said Bryan Derreberry, president and CEO of Charleston Metro Chamber. “The RiverDogs have had an incredible impact on our community and continue to show incredible leadership.”

The RiverDogs and other honorees will be celebrated at The Honors event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, September 7 at the American Theater. Throughout the evening, the Chamber of Commerce will present the Honors Awards, honoring companies and individuals who have provided outstanding advancements to the Charleston area, including the prestigious Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award.

Tickets for all RiverDogs games are still available! Visit riverdogs.com to secure your seats now. Season passes, Dog-E Coin plans and group tickets, including options for the Segra Club at Riley Park, are available at riverdogs.com/tickets. The Segra Club is also open for events year-round. Visit segraclub.com for more information. The all new RiverDogs Food Truck is available for your next event! Contact the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS) for more information.

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