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 a photo of the MICA receptionThe Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor's International Community Awards (MICA) since 1998. This event honors foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte region for their outstanding contributions to philanthropy. 

MICA also 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. Criteria for each award can be found by following the two links below.

MICA is at the Booth Playhouse on May 4,2016. Check-in is at 5:30pm and the Ceremony begins at 6:00pm.
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There will be a special presentation, "The Value of a Global Mindset," presented by Dr. Amy Wallis, Director of Global Initiatives, Wake Forest University School of Business.
This Year's Winners:
Richard Vinroot International Achievement Award - Mike Hawley
CIC Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award - Dr. Pinku Mukherjee
Global Leader Award - Dr. Maha Gingrich

Foreign-Owned Business Winners:

Large Category - Rack Room Shoes - Germany
Medium Category - Chiron - Germany 
Small Category - Stantec - Canada


Tickets are available for purchase through the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Admission includes parking and a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.
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.
You can find a list of past MICA winners here and view videos for finalists and winners from previous MICA ceremonies on our YouTube page


MICA 2015 Highlights

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  Mayor's International Community Awards table before the ceremony.     Dianne Gallagher and Mayor Clodfelter presenting at the MICA ceremony. 


Top left to right: Klaus Becker, Global Leader Award Winner; Mayor Dan Clodfelter, host of the event; Dick Thomas, Domtar, Foreign-Owned Business winner in the large category; Dianne Gallagher, WCCB-NBC Charlotte and host of the event; Larken Egleston, Chairman of the Charlotte International Cabinet
Bottom left to right: Hilda H. Gurdian, Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award winner; Concha Becker, Global Leader Award winner; Susan Jackson, LensCrafters, Foreign-Owned Business winner in the medium category; Colin Bain, Foreign-Owned Business winner in the small category        


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