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During the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State Inauguration.
June 14, 2019 - Secretary Hammond leads his student Secretary of State counterparts during the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State Inauguration.
Secretary Hammond with Governor Henry McMaster
March 5, 2019 - Secretary Hammond presents Governor Henry McMaster with his commission of office celebrating McMaster’s first elected term as South Carolina’s Governor.

 

 

Attending the NASS Summer Conference in Santa Fe, NM.
July 2, 2019 - Secretary Hammond attends the NASS Summer Conference in Santa Fe, NM. Secretary Hammond co-chaired the Business Services Committee. Topics included the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019; an update from the International Association of Commercial Administrators; and the scope of sovereign citizen activity from fraudulent filings to domestic terrorism.

 

 

Secretary Hammond with Attorney General Alan Wilson
March 7, 2019 - Secretary Hammond presents Alan Wilson with his commission of office celebrating Wilson’s third term as South Carolina’s Attorney General.

 

 

Secretary and Mrs. Ginny Hammond
January 9, 2019 – Secretary Hammond and Mrs. Ginny Hammond are presented during the 2019 Inaugural.

 

Fifth term as South Carolina’s Secretary of State
January 9, 2019 began Secretary Hammond’s fifth term as South Carolina’s Secretary of State.

 

Secretary Hammond at the 2018 Notary Public Seminar
August 28, 2018 - Secretary Hammond greets attendees of the 2018 Notary Public Seminar in West Columbia, SC.  The Secretary of State’s Office presents numerous free notary public training sessions across our state.

 

Secretary Hammond poses with Corrine Holland from SC.GOV with IACA award
May 8, 2018 - The SC Secretary of State’s Office won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for its Online Business Entities Filing, Search and Document Retrieval System. Representing SC.gov is Corrine Holland; the Honorable Mark Hammond represents the SC Secretary of State’s Office.

 

Secretary Hammond poses with office staff holding the IACA award
May 8, 2018 - The SC Secretary of State’s Office won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for its Online Business Entities Filing, Search and Document Retrieval System. The IACA Merit Award recognizes jurisdictions that have developed innovation through the implementation of a new or improved product or service. Representing the SC Secretary of State’s Office are Jody Steigerwalt, Director, Business Filings Division UCC/Corporation Department of the SCSOS; Larry Hubbard, Director of Information Technology, SCSOS; Melissa Dunlap, SC Deputy Secretary of State; Mark Hammond, SC Secretary of State; and Allison Dempsey, Assistant to the IT Director.

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Osteen Publishing Company
March 7, 2018, - Secretary Hammond presents the Centennial Business award to Osteen Publishing Company of Sumter for having been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Seibels, Bruce & Company
February 22, 2018 - Secretary Hammond congratulates Seibels, Bruce & Company of Columbia and presents them with the Centennial Business award for having been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Citizens Building & Loan Association
February 20, 2018 - Secretary Hammond presents the Centennial Business award to Citizens Building & Loan Association of Greer, S.C. for having been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Evening Post Industries, Inc
October 10, 2017 - Evening Post Industries, Inc. of Charleston has been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years. Secretary Hammond presents them with the Centennial Business award.

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Sonoco Products
September 26, 2017 - Secretary Hammond presents the Centennial Business award to Sonoco Products Company. This Hartsville company has been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Secretary Hammond holds plaque presented to him by NASS
July 10, 2017 - Secretary Hammond was recognized by NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State) for his outstanding service and longtime leadership support, including multiple committee leadership roles. Since 2004, Secretary Hammond chaired, co-chaired or served on the Standing Committee for Business Services; Company Formation Task Force Subcommittee; Business Identity Theft Task Force Subcommittee; and the Standing Committee on International Relations.  In 2011, he was elected by his colleagues to serve on the Executive Board of NASS as an At-large Member.  In this capacity, he served as the liaison to the Notary Public Administrators (NPA) section of the organization.

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Comporium, Inc.
May 17, 2017 - Secretary Hammond present the Centennial Business award to Comporium, Inc. in Rock Hill for having been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Presenting the Centennial Business award to Builders Supply Co.
May 17, 2017 - Secretary Hammond presents the Centennial Business award to Builders Supply Co. This family-owned Lancaster company has been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Secretary Hammond presents award to Burroughs & Chapin Company
December 7, 2016 - Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. was presented the Centennial Business award by Secretary Hammond. This Myrtle Beach company has been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Centennial Business award to Colonial Trust Co.
November 30, 2016 - Secretary Hammond presents the Centennial Business award to Spartanburg’s Colonial Trust Co. for having been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years.

 

Centennial Business award to Abbeville First Bank, SSB
October 26, 2016 - Abbeville First Bank, SSB for has been in business in South Carolina for more than 100 years. Secretary Hammond presents them with the Centennial Business award to mark this milestone.

 

2016 Presidential election
December 19, 2016 – Secretary Hammond greets South Carolina’s nine electors prior to them casting their votes in the 2016 Presidential election.

 

Secretary Hammond with the South Carolina Electoral College.
December 19, 2016 – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond convenes the meeting of the South Carolina Electoral College.

 

The SC Electoral College convened to cast votes
December 19, 2016 - Secretary Hammond convened the meeting of the South Carolina Electoral College, which cast all nine electoral votes for Donald J. Trump of New York.

 

Secretary Hammond speaking to students and constituents
Secretary Hammond enjoys the opportunity to greet students and constituents and to tell them about the many important services and duties of the Secretary of State’s Office.

 

Secretary Hammond addresses reporters in Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 - Secretary Hammond addresses reporters in Washington, DC following a press conference where it was revealed that four sham cancer charities had bilked more than $187 million from donors nationwide. The multi-state action, which included the SC Secretary of State's Office, represents one of the largest such cases in charity enforcement history.  

 

Secretary Hammond with Governor Nikki Haley
February 8, 2015 - Secretary Hammond presents Governor Nikki Haley with her commission of office celebrating Haley’s second term as South Carolina’s Governor.

 

2014 Charities Bill
March 13, 2014 - Secretary Hammond, along with General Counsel and Chief of Staff Melissa Dunlap and Deputy General Counsel Shannon Wiley, celebrate the passage of House Bill 3367 into law.  This legislation amended the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act to facilitate enforcement of the Act, and responds to concerns raised by persons and organizations active in the nonprofit community.

 

Secretary Hammond and Governor Nikki Haley
February 3, 2011 - Secretary Hammond presents Governor Nikki Haley with her commission of office.