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Business Excellence Award Winners


Since 2015, The Chamber has presented 10 businesses and business leaders with special bee sculptures at the Business Excellence Awards. Scroll down (or click the boxes below) to see each category and winner!

2022 BEAs Finalists

Businesswoman of the Year - Nora Spencer

Young Professional of the Year - Pavani Peri, Wes Rowe

Community Impact Award - Orange County Living Wage, The HBA of Durham Orange and Chatham Counties, Trevor Holman Photography

Innovative Business of the Year - Fitch Lumber & Hardware, Kitware, Leigh Brain and Spine

Large Business of the Year - Atma Hotel Group, Hendrick Southpoint Auto Mall, Wegman's

Micro-Enterprise of the Year - Arete Float Studio, Carrboro Farmer's Market, The Frame & Print Shop

Mid-Sized Business of the Year - Flyleaf Books, Carrboro Plumbing Inc., Carrboro Coffee Roasters

New Business of the Year - The Casual Pint, Olmaz Jewelers, Craftboro Brewing Depot

Non-Profit of the Year - Community Home Trust, Hope Renovations, Orange Literacy


You can watch the 2021 unique Business Excellence Awards program here: