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The 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.

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 2016 Highlights

For more photos visit: Our MICA 2016 Flickr Album

MICA 2016 hosts; Mayor Jennifer Roberts and Jacinda Garabito,     Mayor Jennifer Roberts presenting the award to Chiron America, foreign  WCCB Reporter                                                                                                     owned business in the winner in the medium category


left to right: Mayor Jennifer Roberts; Dr. Maha Gingrich, Global Leader Award; Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, CIC Patrick McCrory International Entrepreneur Award; Michael S. Hawely, Richard Vinroot International Achievement Award


Office of International Relations • Neighborhood & Business Services
600 E. Trade Street • Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: 704.336.2174 • Fax: 704.336.7944 • Email: