On May 23, four local businesses were honored at the 2nd annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards ceremony. Hosted by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, awards were presented to the Small Business Enterprise of the Year, Minority Business Enterprise of the Year, Woman Business Enterprise of the Year and Rising Star Business of the Year. All of the businesses that received awards were recognized for demonstrating exemplary leadership and sound business strategies.
“The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards gives us an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of the city and county’s minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses,” said Mayor Pro Tem Patrick D. Cannon. “The businesses that were selected to receive an award excel in providing reliable, economical and exceptional quality service.”
"We are pleased that the City and County have been able to work together on recognizing those in our community who, although small, are able to achieve amazing things!" said Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioner's Vice Chair Kim Ratliff. "Small and minority owned businesses make-up the heart of our community and stepping-out to recognize them is the best way to encourage more entrepreneurs to step forward."
Our Award Winners:
SBE of the Year - Tobin Starr & Partners
MBE of the Year - R.J. Leeper Construction, LLC
WBE of the Year - Crescent Construction Services
Rising Business of the Year - Red Rooster Contractors
2013 Crowns of Enterprise Award Winners with Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon