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Business Excellence Awards

Winners at BEAs for Membership Privileges

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!)


Black Business Alliance Businessperson of the Year
Creighton Blackwell, Coastal Credit Union

Businesswoman of the Year
Ellen Shannon, Triangle Media Partners

Young Professional of the Year
Alex Brandwein, Brandwein’s Bagels


New Business of the Year
Exquisite Experience Venue
Momo’s Master
Sandhill’s Medical Staffing

Micro Enterprise Business of the Year
The Builder’s Agency
My Muses Card Shop
Olmaz Jewelers

Mid-Size Business of the Year
Goldfish Swim School
J. Hoffman Studio Design Build
Joel I. Levy, CPA, PLLC

Large Business of the Year
Chapel Hill Tire
Gonzalez Painters and Contractors
Jersey Mike’s Subs

Non-Profit of the Year
South Orange Rescue Squad

Community Impact Award
B3 Coffee
Extraordinary Ventures
Grubb Properties

Innovative Business of the Year
Habitat for Humanity
Kate’s Korner Learning Center
Leigh Brain & Spine

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