Elizabeth Garrison Named Greenvile Chamber's Young Professional Of The Year

GREENVILLE, SC – Elizabeth Garrison, founder of Ever-Green Recycling, has been named 2010 Young Professional of the Year by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. The award was announced at the Chamber’s 122nd annual meeting held Feb. 8 at Carolina First Center. Sponsored by BB&T, the Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual between the ages of 22 and 39 for his or her involvement in the community.

An Anderson native and a graduate of Clemson University, Garrison saw a need in her community and sought a solution by founding Ever-Green Recycling in 2007. Her company not only is creating jobs in the local marketplace, but is also educating area businesspeople about waste reduction and the incorporation of practical habits into everyday living that will create a more sustainable South Carolina for future generations.

In three years, Garrison has grown her company to five employees, and serves clients across the Upstate including restaurants, hotels, small businesses, corporate offices and medical facilities. In addition to her work as Greenville’s “Ecopreneur”, Garrison is an active member of the Carolina Recycling Association and volunteers her time with the Greenville Chamber’s Environmental Committee, Junior Achievement, the Carolina Ballet Theater, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a past Board member of the Greenville Chamber’s young professional group, PULSE and currently serves on the Boards for the Clemson University Small Business Development Council and the Downtown Symphony Club.

For more information, call 864-230-9800 and visit www.ever-greenrecycling.com.

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