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BRIGHT+CO, OrangeWip Founder and CEO Jennifer Sutton Honored as Upstate Icon

One South Carolina statewide Icon to be chosen in late July

Greenville, S.C. (July 7, 2022) – Jennifer Sutton, the founder and CEO of Greenville-based full-service marketing communications firm BRIGHT+CO Marketing and new start-up hyperlocal entrepreneurially focused media platform OrangeWip, has been honored as a South Carolina business icon representing the Upstate region by SC Biz News. This prestigious award honors established leaders who have helped shaped their regions through their business success and community involvement.

Sutton is among 18 Icons honored statewide (six from each of three regions: Upstate, Midlands and Coastal counties). These individuals will be recognized at a ceremony in Columbia on July 21, at which one overall Statewide Icon will be named as the top honoree. Fellow Upstate Icons include Spinx CEO Stewart Spinx and South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette.

Sutton’s nominator described her unique achievements as follows: “Jennifer Sutton is a changemaker and a person of action, who truly gets business and helps others to grow and succeed personally and professionally. After years of working in the agency world where she helped companies of all sizes and types grow and thrive through effective marketing and advertising campaigns, she jumped into the entrepreneurial fray head-first in 2013, founding integrated marketing firm BRIGHT+CO. A sought-after speaker, trainer and facilitator, she is dedicated to giving back to her community, building the workforce of tomorrow, supporting the arts and culture and collaborating with entrepreneurs, especially minority businesses, through serving on the boards of directors of several charities and workforce development groups.”

“As someone who gets up every day determined to make myself, my business, my team and my community better, I am honored to be recognized for my efforts and truly humbled to be in such esteemed company with my fellow honorees,” noted Sutton. “South Carolina is an incredible place with a very bright future, and I look forward to celebrating all that we have accomplished and will continue to achieve together.”

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