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Chamber Unveils 2016 Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Inductees

Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will induct six business leaders and families into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4 at The Carolina Inn.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame Celebration and Induction Ceremony honors individuals who have made lasting and meaningful contributions to local business and the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community through inspiring leadership, entrepreneurial and courageous thinking and action, and excellence in business management.
The 2016 class of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Business Hall of Fame includes:

Joe Hakan, Engineer   Vic Huggins, Huggins’ Hardware
Brother Peacemaker, Gates of Beauty Body Shop Dickie and Bev Dickinson, Dickinson’s Garden Center  
Roger and Dorothy Jennings, Jennings & Company Moreton Neal and Bill Neal, Restaurateurs  
The 2016 inductees were chosen through the work of a nominating committee and a selection committee.  The Nominating Committee was chaired by Charles House of University Florist and included the following individuals: Chris Barnes, Nate Davis, Braxton Foushee, Robert Humphreys, Missy Julian Fox, Laurie Norman, and Paige Zinn.  The Selection Committee included the following individuals: Camille Berry, Fred Black, Barbara Foushee, Pat Phelan, Vimala Rajendran, Pat Richardson, Clay Schossow, and Walter Sturdivant.
The Hall of Fame Gala is sponsored by Europa Center, East West Partners, Jennings, and The Word Factory.  Tickets to the black tie event, including a cocktail hour, three-course meal and entertainment, are $150 per person or $1,200 for a table of eight.
Register online at or contact Chela Tu at or (919) 357-9990.
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 nearly 1,300 members and helps create a sustainable community where business can thrive. Chamber members employ more than 80,000 in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.