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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