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Business Excellence Awards

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Since 2015, The Chamber has recognized exceptional businesses and business leaders in our community at the Business Excellence Awards. Annual award winners are presented with special bee sculptures in recognition of their achievements. (Scroll down to see all past winners!)

2024 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALISTS

New Business of the Year

Micro Enterprise Business of the Year

Mid-Size Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

Non-Profit of the Year

Community Impact Award

Innovative Business of the Year

2024 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

Black Business Alliance Businessperson of the Year

Ada Umenwaliri, Uzoyibo & Ẹkẹ́ Foods, UNC-Chapel Hill

Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development

Dwight Basset, Chapel Hill Economic Development, Retired

Businesswoman of the Year

Dr. Shaina Holman, Holman Family Dental Care

Young Professional of the Year
Alex Nickodem, Realtor, Terra Nova Global Properties + Compass

Click the category and business names below to review videos honoring past award winners: 

New Business of the Year

Micro-Enterprise Business of the Year

Mid Size Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

Non-Profit of the Year

Community Impact Award

Innovation Award

Business Woman of the Year

Young Professional of the Year

Black Business Alliance Businessperson of the Year