The Crowns of Enterprise Awards started as a conversation with an elected official, who asked the question: “What are we doing to support and celebrate small businesses who are doing a great job?” The Crowns of Enterprise Awards were born as a way to recognize Minority, Women, Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) in Charlotte-Mecklenburg that have provided excellent services to the City and County.
Thank you for your interest in the 10th annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards. Winners will be announced at the Crowns of Enterprise Ceremony on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
The information you provide is considered in the judging process, so please be as detailed as possible. Each nominee must be in good standing with the City and County. Please note, self-nominations are welcome. If you need more information or have any questions regarding the Crowns of Enterprise, please email Venesia Draughn
firstname.lastname@example.org (city) or Monica Grier
email@example.com (county). Nominations are due by Friday, February 19, 2021.
Nominee/Nominator’s Contact InformationNomination Justification
Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year
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
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
This award is presented to a woman-owned business certified by the State of North Carolina that has demonstrated sound business
Prime Contractor of the Year
This award is presented to a Prime Contractor that demonstrates exemplary leadership while embracing and engaging in diversity initiatives
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.