Since 1998, the Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor's International Community Awards. This event honors foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte region for their outstanding contributions to Philanthropy. Three companies are chosen as winners based on the number of people they employ in the region.
In addition to foreign-owned firms, 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.
The 2014 MICA nomination process is now open, please submit nominees by using the links below. Criteria for each award can also be found by following these links.
Company Nomination Information
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.
MICA 2013 Highlights
(all photos courtesy of Daniel Coston)
From left: Councilman David Howard; Scott Carlton, President From left: Councilman David Howard; Stephanie Ansaldo, Vinroot
of SGL Carbon; Bobby Katz,Senior Vice President of Ingersoll Int'l Achievement Award Winner; Augusto Conte, McCrory Int'l
Rand; Reinhard von Hennigs, Managing Partner at BridgehouseLaw; Entrepreneur Award Winner;Dr. Nini Bautista, Global Leader
and Charles Lansden, CIC Chair. Award Winner; and Charles Lansden, CIC Chair.
Governor Patrick McCrory makes a surprise appearance to Dr. Nini Bautista and special guest The Honorable
hand out his namesake award, the Patrick McCrory Jose Cuisia, Jr., Ambassador of the Republic of the
International Entrepreneur Award, to Augusto Conte. Philippines to the United States.
2013 MICA Company Winners 2013 MICA Individual Award Winners
Small Companies Global Leader Award
Bridgehouse Law - Germany Dr. Nini Bautista
Medium Companies Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award
SGL Carbon LLC
- Germany Mr. Augusto Conte - Conte Restaurant Group
2013 MICA Company Finalists