The South Carolina Beer Wholesalers Association ( SCBWA ) is a non-profit trade association representing the State's independent malt beverage wholesalers and was established in the year 1939. As a non-profit business trade association, SCBWA is dedicated to the support and future of South Carolina's beer industry. The 21 Members of the SCBWA are all part of a proud tradition of family owned and independently managed small businesses that form the backbone of South Carolina's economy. South Carolina's Beer Wholesalers have an economic impact on nearly one in every one hundred workers in South Carolina. SCBWA workers touch virtually every community in the Palmetto State, supporting nearly $1.6 billion in annual economic activity. SCBWA Members are integral parts of their communities. Hardly a day goes by that a beer wholesaler does not plan or participate in a worthy community event. What cannot be shown in numbers or on a chart are the contributions made by the beer wholesalers to their local communities. Their community activities are driven by the same values and philosophy that drives their businesses: striving for excellence, maintaining the highest quality, exceeding expectations and building relationships based on trust, respect and integrity. SCBWA members pride themselves on coordinating their business interests, standards and practices with the regulatory environment in which they operate to ensure that public interest is met. South Carolina beer wholesalers support their communities in countless ways, and are committed to supporting organizations and efforts that will create a better tomorrow for employees, our communities, our businesses and our State.