• Chamber Announces 2016 Business Excellence Awards Finalists

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    March 10, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     
    March, 10, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Chamber ANNOUNCES 2016 Business excellence awards finalists
    Chapel Hill, NC – The finalists for the Business Excellence Awards (the BEAs) have been chosen from over 80 nominations by a selection committee of over 20 local business leaders and community activists from diverse industries and experiences. The winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony, 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, May 13 at PlayMakers Repertory Company, 150 Country Club Road.   
    The finalists for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards are:
    Micro-Enterprise of the Year (0-5 employees):

    • Balloons & Tunes

    • Sharon Hill International

    • i9 Sports of South Durham & South Orange Counties

     Mid-Size Business of the Year (6-50 employees) presented by Bank of North Carolina:

    • Kidzu Children’s Museum

    • Dispute Settlement Center       

    • DSI Comedy Theater

     Large Business of the Year (51+ employees) 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

    • 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

    • Chris Ehrenfeld, Domicile Realty

    • Zach Ward, DSI Comedy

    • Antonio McBroom, Ben & Jerry’s

    The Business Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Europa Center, SunTrust Bank, Bank of North Carolina, Triangle Community Foundation and Aveda Institute Chapel Hill.
    Tickets to the BEAs include a cocktail reception, award ceremony, transportation and entry to the after-party at The Strowd. For tickets or more information, visit carolinachamber.org/beas or contact Chela Tu at (919) 357-9990.
    For photos of the 2015 Business Excellence Award, visit the Chamber’s Flickr account at http://bit.ly/1p8XVT0 and please credit Nicholas C. Johnson. And, to see who won last year visit the Chamber website at http://bit.ly/1py2CWZ .
    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.                                  


    Kristen Smith, Vice President, Advocacy and Engagement
    (919) 357-9988