Living wage employers rang in some big honors at the 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards, which the Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro (the Chamber) hosted on Friday, May 17. The BEAs are an annual gala celebration of local employers’ good practices, awarded in ten categories. We’re thrilled that four of this year’s winners are certified living wage employers! Kimberly Jeffs, Co-Owner of NC Center for Resiliency, was named Business Woman of the Year. Durham Tech, which has an Orange County campus, received this year’s Community Impact Award. School of Rock Chapel Hill was named Best New Business of the Year. Finally, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels was named Non-Profit of the Year.

Several other OCLW-certified employers were nominated for BEAs, including Carol Woods Retirement Community (Large Business of the Year), FIT4MOM Chapel Hill (Micro-Enterprise Business of the Year), Orange Literacy (Non-Profit of the Year), Dr. Louise Metz of Mosaic Comprehensive Care (Business Woman of the Year), and Amy Rosso of FIT4MOM Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill Young Professional of the Year).

Congratulations to all, and thank you for all you do!