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We're for Business Awards Luncheon presented by Wachovia Bank

We're for Business Awards Luncheon presented by Wachovia Bank
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 2/20/2008
Time: 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 258-6114

Event Description:

At the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, we take pride in the achievements of our entire business community, regardless of size or business category. That is why we are pleased to announce the 2nd annual We're For Business awards luncheon that recognizes area businesses based on team accomplishments instead of labels.

We hope you will join us Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa for our business awards gala as we demonstrate how true it is when we say, “We’re for Business” in Asheville, North Carolina.

11:00am Networking and Music
11:30am Lunch and Awards
1:00pm Event concludes

The cost to attend is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Tables are also available, and are $240 for members and $280 for non-members. To register, go to the right column of this page, scroll down and click on "Register Now." Or call Miriam Metcalf at 258-6114.

Award Nominees

First Citizens Bank presents: Over the Top amazing customer service award. This award will go to a company that excels in recognizing and addressing their customers' needs through unique employee training programs, customer service policies, and other customer satisfaction models.

1-15 Employees

  • Appalachian Carpet & Textile Cleaning, Inc.
  • Asheville's Fun Depot
  • Charlotte Street Computers
  • Montreat College School of Professional & Adult Studies
  • One on One Computer Services
  • Sanesco Internations
  • Shoji Retreats, LLC
16+ Employees
  • Charlotte Street Animal Hospital
  • Prudential Lifestyle Realty

McDonalds presents: One for All outstanding commitment to community award. This award recognizes a business that emphasizes community involvement within its business model and among its employees, and that demonstrates this philosophy on a day-to-day basis among employees, clients and the overall business community.

1-50 Employees

  • The Buyer's Agent of Asheville
  • ESI Advisors
  • Green's Mini Mart
  • The Health Adventure
  • Springhill Suites by Marriot
  • Webb Insurance
51+ Employees
  • AVL Technologies
  • Beverly-Hanks & Associates
  • Deltec Homes
  • Diamond Brand
  • HomeTrust Bank
  • Keller Williams Professionals

George's Stor-mor presents: Out on a Limb exceptionally innovative business award. This award will be presented to a company that has discovered consumer needs and, through creative innovation, has been able to meet those needs. To qualify for this award a business may allso demonstrate how creative problem solving led to new policies, processes, or applications to better serve the needs of its customers.

1-15 Employees

  • Advanced Composting Technologies
  • Carolina HR Partners
  • Homeland Integrated Security Systems: A Global Technology Company
  • IntelliSound
  • South Chase Mortgage
  • Wheels Through Time
  • Who Knows Art
16+ Employees
  • The Eco Builders
  • Palmer Wahl
  • Plasticard-Locktech Internations
  • Private Mountain Communities
Award recipients will be selected by a panel of anonymous judges from within the Asheville community as well as business leaders from throughout our Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The judges will be recognized at the awards luncheon.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The business can be for-profit or non-profit; however, it must have an active facility operating in the MSA (Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, or Henderson counties).
  • The achievements of each nominated business should reflect both past and current accomplishments
  • To level the playing field, each award will be presented in two categories - small businesses with up to 15 employees and large companies with 16 employees or more.
  • Each nominee must have been in business for at least two years (24 months).

Please download the nomination form (word document or PDF). To submit your nomination, follow the instructions on the form.

Award Notification
Presentation of the awards will take place at the awards luncheon gala at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. Six finalists (two for each award category) will be notified prior to the presentation and must be able to accept the award in person.


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A Wachovia Bank, N.A.
AA Story Point Media
AAA WNC Magazine
AAAA Mail Management Services, LLC
AAAA The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Asheville Regional Airport Authority
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Clear Channel Asheville
Tatum LLC

Silver Sponsors Allegra Print & Imaging

Bronze Sponsors Plasticard-Locktech International, WCQS Public Radio

Contributors: Flowers provided by Merrimon Florist, Inc., Design provided by 1250 Design, and Music provided by Keowee Chamber Music

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