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Seibels Recognized as a Centennial Business

Secretary Hammond honors domestic businesses that have been on file with the Office 100+ years.

(COLUMBIA, SC) - February 22, 2018 - Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond officially recognized Seibels, Bruce & Company, now known simply as “Seibels,” as a South Carolina Centennial Business. This honor is reserved for domestic business entities that have been on file with the Secretary of State’s Office for 100 years or more.

Secretary Hammond honored Seibels at its headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina. “The name Seibels is synonymous with the early days of Columbia as a business center,” said Secretary Hammond. “I’m happy to acknowledge Seibels’ innovation in our Great State, and to recognize it as a South Carolina Centennial Business.”

Although Seibels traces its origins to 1869, it incorporated with the Secretary of State’s Office on February 6, 1908. Seibels’ mission is to achieve profitable growth by providing best-in-class insurance services and leading technology to the Property and Casualty insurance industry. Seibels is also committed to benefiting philanthropic causes through its Charitable Giving Program. As the oldest business enterprise still operating within the capital city, Seibels is an iconic presence in South Carolina’s business community.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Secretary of State as a South Carolina Centennial Business,” said Chairman and CEO Rex W. Huggins. “We are proud to be members of the vibrant Columbia community, and are committed to honoring our heritage while investing in our future.”

“Our state’s economy thrives because of businesses like Seibels and their enduring commitment to South Carolina,” noted Secretary Hammond.

Secretary Hammond will continue to publicly recognize Centennial Businesses located throughout the state and honor their impact on South Carolina’s growing economy.

Contact: Renee S. Daggerhart
(803) 734-0629

South Carolina Secretary of State Media/News Releases | 22-Feb-2018

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Beginning life in the back of a Columbia clothing store in 1869, Seibels provides business process outsourcing to the property and casualty insurance industry, and in recent years has taken steps to securing its future within the city through major renovations of its historic headquarters and investments in upgrading its technologies
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