Thank you to those who made the 2013 Mayor's International Community Awards a success. For more information about the event check out our MICA 2013 Media Release.
Since 1998, the Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor's International Community Awards. This event was created to honor the philanthropic giving and other forms of support that many of Mecklenburg County's foreign-owned firms have given to non-profit organizations in the Charlotte area. Each year, nine companies are nominated and three are chosen as winners, one each in the small, medium, and large company categories.
In addition to foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte region, the Mayor's International Community Awards recognizes three individuals or organizations who have displayed strong leadership and contributed to the development of Charlotte's international community. The three categories for these awards are the Richard Vinroot International Achievement Award, the Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award, and the Global Leader Award. You can learn more about the nomination process and criteria for the awards by following the links at the bottom of the page.
2013 MICA Company Winners
Bridgehouse Law - Germany
SGL Carbon LLC - Germany
Ingersoll Rand - Ireland
2013 MICA Company Finalists 2013 MICA Individual Award Winners
Small Companies Global Leader Award
Bridgehouse Law - Germany Dr. Nini Bautista
Sogeti - France
Medium Companies Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award
SGL Carbon LLC - Germany Mr. Augusto Conte - Conte Restaurant Group
Turner Construction - Germany
Large Companies Richard Vinroot International Achievement Award
Blum, Inc. - Austria Ms. Stephanie Ansaldo - The Echo Foundation
Ingersoll Rand - Ireland
MICA 2012: Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot and
Global Leader Award Winner Dr. John Chen
You can find a list of area foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte Chamber's "International Review." All foreign-owned firms located in the Greater Charlotte Region are eligible for nomination for the Mayor's International Community Awards.
Find a list of Past MICA Winners here.
Click here to read our Media Release about the 2012 MICA finalists and winners.
You can also watch the 2012 nominee videos for each finalist on the CIC's YouTube page.
Click here to read our Media Release about 2011 MICA guest speaker Kay Hagan, US Senator of North Carolina.
Click here to read our Media Release about the 2011 MICA finalists and winners.
The 2013 MICA nomination process is now closed, However you are welcome to submit nominees for 2014 by using the linkes below. Criteria for each award can be found by following these links.
Company Nomination information
Individual Nomination information