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Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Office of Economic Development
980-314-2863

Crowns of Enterprise


The Crowns of Enterprise Awards started as a conversation with an elected official, who asked the question: "What are we doing to support and celebrate small businesses who are doing a great job?" The Crowns of Enterprise Awards were established to recognize Minority, Women, Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) in Charlotte-Mecklenburg that have provided excellent services to the County and City.

The Crowns of Enterprise Awards recognize and honor small businesses that demonstrate exemplary leadership and sound business strategies. We strive to acknowledge and display the hard work and resilient efforts of our local small businesses, illustrating the positive footprint and economic impact they have on our community. The program nurtures relationship building between businesses, officials and government agencies. 


2022 Crowns of Enterprise Awards Virtual Ceremony Recording and Program

2022 Crowns of Enterprise Winners



 




Each award winner receives a Crowns of Enterprise Award, publicity on the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte Business Resources websites and community visibility through numerous social media vehicles.

2021 Crowns of Enterprise Winners


· Dr. Kendrick Carroll – BSI Solutions Inc. - Minority Business Enterprise of the Year
· Beverly Stumler – A Home on the Go - Woman Business Enterprise of the Year
· Vanessa Mathews – Asfalis Advisors - Small Business Enterprise of the Year
· Tino McFarland – McFarland Construction - Prime Contractor of the Year
· Renee Hode – South Piedmont Community College - Diversity Advocate of the Year
· Maria Kemp – Beyond Decadence - Rising Star of the Year


2020 Crowns of Enterprise Winners


· Christine Edwards – Amplify Charlotte - Minority Business Enterprise of the Year
· Kim Brattain – Kim Brattain Media - Woman Business Enterprise of the Year
· Myron Ross- MORCON - Small Business Enterprise of the Year
· Judy Heleine – CES Group - Prime Contractor of the Year
· Jose Hernandez-Paris – Latin American Coalition - Diversity Advocate of the Year
· Kysha Frazier – Popcorn Heaven - Rising Star of the Year


2019 Crowns of Enterprise Winners

· LaTanya Bowman - Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center PLLC - Small Business Enterprise of the Year
· Emma Allen - Emma Allen Insurance Agency Inc - Minority Business Enterprise of the Year
·Julianne McCollum - Yellow Duck Marketing LLC - Woman Business Enterprise of the Year
· Edison Cassels - Edison Foard LLC - Prime Contractor of the Year
· Rocio Gonzalez - Latin America Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte - Diversity Advocate of the Year
· MeckEd - Ross Danis - Rising Star Award

2018 Crowns of Enterprise Winners

· Natalie Williams - The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte - Diversity Advocate
· Gerald Carr - All Pro Builders and Restorations - Minority Owned Business
· Lee Dryden & Kevin Jenkins - Turner Construction - Prime Contractor
· Rhonda Caldwell - The Main Event - Small Business Enterprise
· Terri Pedulla - Pedulla Trucking, Excavating, and Paving, Inc. - Women Business Enterprise

2017 Crowns of Enterprise Winners

· Affinity Energy - Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year
· Boller Logistics - Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year
· NJR Construction - Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year
· Edifice, Inc. - Prime Contractor of the Year
· Henry Rock, City Startup Labs - Diversity Advocate of the Year

2016 Crowns of Enterprise Winners

· Manuel Zapata – Zapata Inc - MBE​
· Naomi Reele – Sisco Fire & Safety - WBE​
· Shane Nault – Building RnergetiCX – SBE
· Marvin Reyes – Starlight Painting – Rising Star
· Stephane Berwald – MMCA – Diversity Advocate
· Sonya Walton – Messer Construction

Address

Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Office of Economic Development
980-314-2863