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 a photo of a Table at MICA

The Charlotte International Cabinet and the Office of the Mayor have hosted the Mayor's International Community Awards since 1998. This event honors foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte region for their outstanding contributions to philanthropy. Three companies are chosen as winners in the Small, Medium and Large categories 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.

Criteria for each award can also be found by following the two links below. The nomination process is closed for 2014, but we will begin accepting nominations for 2015 in November.

Company Nomination Form
Individual 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.
You can find a list of past MICA winners here. Additionally, you can view videos for finalists and winners from previous MICA ceremonies on our YouTube page

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.                


Office of International Relations • Neighborhood & Business Services
600 E. Trade Street • Charlotte, NC 28202
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