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​2020 Crowns of Enterprise Nomination Form

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 ninth annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crowns of Enterprise Awards. Winners will be announced at the Crowns of Enterprise Ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Please take your time when completing this nomination form.

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 Skyne Betha sbetha@ci.charlotte.nc.us (City of Charlotte) or Jamila R. Davis Jamila.Davis@mecknc.gov (Mecklenburg County)​. Nominations are due by Friday, February 21.

In preparation for submitting the nomination form, we have included the questions below that will be asked on the form.

Nominee/Nominator’s Contact Information
Nomination Justification

  • General Business Overview: 
    In a minimum of two paragraphs, provide a brief history and description of the firm or individual (i.e. core values, goals, etc.).
  • Mission: 
    In a minimum of two paragraphs, tell us the nominated firm or individual's mission and vision.
  • Economic Development: 
    In a minimum of two paragraphs, 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 a minimum of two paragraphs, 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 a minimum of two paragraphs, 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.).

2019 Crowns of Enterprise Nomination Form

​Nomination Descriptions

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.

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.

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.

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

and efforts.

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.