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Chamber Hosts Second Annual Business Excellence Awards, the BEAs

Friday, May 13
For more information contact:
Kristen Smith, (919) 357-9988,
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/ 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
UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus
Non-Profit of the Year presented by Triangle Community Foundation
Community Home Trust
Habitat for Humanity Orange County
New Business of the Year
Vinyl Perk
Silverspot Cinema
Sally Mack
Innovation Award presented by UNC Health Care
Seal the Seasons
Silverspot Cinema
Community Impact
Club Nova Community, Inc.
Strowd Roses
Chapel Hill SCORE
University Born Business
PHE, Inc. 
Business Woman of the Year
Jan Bolick, 97.9 FM WCHL
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/ 
For more information, visit 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.