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2016 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards

The Crowns of Enterprise Awards began as a think tank between like-minded small business advocates within the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in May of 2012.  We recognize and honor small businesses that demonstrate exemplary leadership and sound business strategies.  As a collective effort, we strive to acknowledge and display the hard work and resilient efforts of our local small businesses; ultimately, illustrating the positive footprint and economic impact they have on our community.
​The 2016 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards ceremony was held on May 12, 2016 at the Palmer Building.  During this event we awarded one outstanding business in each of the following categories:  Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year, Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year, Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year, Prime of the Year, and Diversity Advocate.  Each award winner received a 2016 Crowns of Enterprise Award, marketing publicity on the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Charlotte Business Resources websites and community visibility through numerous social media vehicles.

​2016 Winners

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Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year
Shane Nault with Building EnergetiCx​

Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year
Naomi Reale with  Sisco Fire & S​afety

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year
Manuel Zapata with Zapata Inc.

Rising Star
Marvin Reyes with Starlight Painting Contractors Inc.

Prime Contractor of the Year
Steve Keckeis and Sonya Walton with Messer Construction Co

Diversity Advocate of the Year
Stephane Berwald with Metrolina Minority Contractors Association


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