10th Annual Crowns of Enterprise Awards Program Recognizes Local Certified MWSBE
Beverlee Sanders
Beverlee.Sanders@charlottenc.gov
5/13/2021
Crowns of Enterprise

Charlotte, NC — In celebration of Small Business Month, 12 local businesses were honored at the 10th Annual Crowns of Enterprise Awards virtual ceremony on May 13, 2021.

Hosted by the City of Charlotte Business INClusion and Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development, the program recognizes businesses demonstrating exemplary leadership and sound business strategies. Due to COVID-19, the event was postponed last year. This year’s event honored outstanding businesses in the following categories for 2020 and 2021:

  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year
  • Certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year
  • Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year
  • Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Diversity Advocate of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year

Host Marlon Smith, owner of Success By Choice Inc., presided over the ceremony which included congratulatory remarks from Charlotte Mayor Vi Alexander Liles, Charlotte City Councilman Tariq Bokhari (District 6), Charlotte Business INClusion Program Manager Steven Coker, Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman George Dunlap (District 3), Mecklenburg County Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell (District 6), and Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development MWSBE Program Manager Jamila Davis.

The award winners are as follows:

  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise of the Year for 2020 - Amplify Charlotte
  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise of the Year for 2021 - BSI Solutions, Inc.
  • Certified Small Business Enterprise of the Year for 2020 - MORCON
  • Certified Small Business Enterprise of the Year for 2021 - Asfalis Advisors
  • Certified Woman Business Enterprise of the Year for 2020 - Kim Brattain Media LLC
  • Certified Woman Business Enterprise of the Year for 2021 - A Home on the Go
  • Diversity Advocate of the Year for 2020 - Latin American Coalition- Jose Hernandez-Paris
  • Diversity Advocate of the Year for 2021 - South Piedmont Community College- Renee Hode
  • Prime Contractor of the Year for 2020 - CES Group Engineers LLP
  • Prime Contractor of the Year for 2021 - McFarland Construction
  • Rising Star of the Year for 2020 - Popcorn Heaven
  • Rising Star of the Year for 2021 - Beyond Decadence, Inc

View the awards ceremony on YouTube