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Charlotte Business INClusion

CharlotteBusinessInclusion@charlottenc.gov

Nominee's Contact Information

Please complete the contact information below. Judges may contact applicants at any time for verification of any of the statements in the application.

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Nomination Justification

Please review the award descriptions and answer the questions below to nominate a firm or individual for a Crowns of Enterprise Award to recognize excellent service to the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Please note, self-nominations are welcome.

Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year (Current City SBE Certification required):

This award is presented to a City of Charlotte certified Small Business Enterprise that, among other attributes, has driven economic development in the Charlotte - Mecklenburg region.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year (Current State of NC HUB MBE Certification required):

This award is presented to a minority-owned business certified by the State of North Carolina that has demonstrated sound business strategies while driving economic development in the Charlotte - Mecklenburg region.

Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year (Current State of NC HUB WBE Certification required):

This award is presented to a woman-owned business certified by the State of North Carolina that has demonstrated sound business strategies while driving economic development in the Charlotte - Mecklenburg region.

Prime Contractor of the Year:

This award is presented to a Prime Contractor that demonstrates exemplary leadership while embracing and engaging in diversity initiatives and efforts.

Diversity Advocate of the Year:

This award is presented to an individual or organization who champions diversity and inclusion best practices, ideas and strategies to increase the overall participation of MWSBE opportunities in the Charlotte - Mecklenburg region.

This nomination is a submission for the following category:

Nomination Justification (continued)

General Business Overview:

In 500 words or less, provide a brief history and description of the firm or individual (i.e. core values, goals, etc.).

Mission:

In 500 words or less, tell us the nominated firm or individual's mission and vision.

Economic Development:

In 500 words or less, describe how the nominated firm or individual drives economic development in the Charlotte - Mecklenburg region (i.e. workforce contribution, efforts that stimulate and support growth and expansion, innovative practices that stimulate and foster revitalization or redevelopment).

Diversity Initiatives:

In 500 words or less, describe how the nominated firm or individual embraces and engages in diversity initiatives and efforts (i.e. contribution to the development of multicultural relations, diversity education, social justice, community involvement, etc.).

General Diversity Advocate/Prime Contractor Overview:

In 500 words or less, describe how the nominated firm or individual embraces and engages in diversity initiatives and efforts (i.e. contribution to the development of multicultural relations, diversity education, social justice, community involvement, etc.).