• Chamber Hosts Second Annual Business Excellence Awards, the BEAs

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    April 26, 2016

    MEDIA ADVISORY FOR
    Friday, May 13
     
    For more information contact:
    Kristen Smith, (919) 357-9988, ksmith@carolinachamber.org
     
    Chamber Hosts Second Annual Business Excellence Awards, the BEAs
     
    At the 2016 Business Excellence Awards or the BEAs, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will award over a dozen exceptional businesses and leaders for their achievements in the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro business community. Additionally, the winners of the WCHL/Chapelboro.com People’s Choice Awards will be announced.
     
    WHO: Over 300 business and community leaders, including local elected officials - the public is invited to attend.
    WHAT: 2016 Business Excellence Awards
    WHEN: 6:30-9:00 p.m., Friday, May 13 with the ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: The Center for Dramatic Art, home of the PlayMakers Repertory Company, 150 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill
     
    The ceremony will be emceed again by The Monti’s Jeff Polish.  The finalists for the Business Excellence Awards are:

     
    Micro-Enterprise of the Year:
    Balloons & Tunes
    Sharon Hill International
    i9 Sports of South Durham & South Orange Counties
     
    Mid-Size Business of the Year presented by Bank of North Carolina:
    Kidzu Children’s Museum
    Dispute Settlement Center      
    DSI Comedy Theater
     
    Large Business of the Year presented by SunTrust:
    The Carolina Inn
    Kalisher
    UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus
     
    Non-Profit of the Year presented by Triangle Community Foundation
    Community Home Trust
    TABLE
    Habitat for Humanity Orange County
     
    New Business of the Year
    Vinyl Perk
    Silverspot Cinema
    Sally Mack
     
    Innovation Award presented by UNC Health Care
    Riithink
    Seal the Seasons
    Silverspot Cinema
     
    Community Impact
    Club Nova Community, Inc.
    Strowd Roses
    Chapel Hill SCORE
     
    University Born Business
    Sweeps
    Coursicle
    PHE, Inc. 
     
    Business Woman of the Year
    Jan Bolick, 97.9 FM WCHL Chapelboro.com
    Sharon Hill, Sharon Hill International
    Sylvia Sloan Black, Black Star Strategies
     
    Young Professional of the Year presented by Eller Capital Partners
    Chris Ehrenfeld, Domicile Realty
    Zach Ward, DSI Comedy
    Antonio McBroom, Ben & Jerry’s


    The BEAs are sponsored by Europa Center, SunTrust Bank, Bank of North Carolina, Triangle Community Foundation, Eller Capital Partners, UNC Health Care, Aveda Institute Chapel Hill, Curtis Media Group, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Town of Carrboro, Al’s Burger Shack, Planet Fitness, and WCHL/Chapelboro.com. 
     
    For more information, visit carolinachamber.org/BEAS or to attend as a member of the media, contact Kristen Smith at (919) 357-9988.                                                                      ###
     
    The Chapel Hill-Carrboro (NC) Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization serving the greater Chapel Hill, NC community.  The Chamber serves and supports the business interests of its more than 1,200 members and helps create a sustainable community where they can thrive. 

    Contact:
    Kristen Smith, Vice President, Advocacy and Engagement
    ksmith@carolinachamber.org, (919) 357-9988