March 24, 2022

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cross Creek Country Club 1129 Greenhill Rd., Mount Airy, NC
The Excellence in Business Awards is an event where the Chamber recognizes outstanding businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals who go above and beyond for the local community every day. Community members and business leaders from across the area nominate businesses, organizations, and individuals for specific awards and an Awards Committee chooses the winners. The awards will be presented to 10 winners after a dinner and socializing at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy on March 24, 2022.

Attending & Sponsoring

Tickets & Tables

Individual Chamber Member: $40
Individual Non-member: $50
Tables of 8 Available for Reservation at Member and Non-member rates.

Tickets are available online through the link below.

We encourage all to register for this event online. If you are a Chamber member, in order to receive the Member-only prices, you must log in. If you are having trouble logging in, or you do not have login information, please contact Mallory Smith, Chamber Marketing Manager.

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Level $2000
Gold Level $1000
Silver Level $700
Award Sponsor $500 (All have been claimed)
Food & Beverage Sponsor $200

For details on each sponsorship package click here.

Tickets & Sponsorship

General Admission Tickets

Chamber Member GA Ticket – $40
Non-Member GA Ticket – $50

Table Reservation

Table of 8 for Chamber Members – $320
Table of 8 for Non-Members –Β $400

Contact: If you have questions or need assistance purchasing tickets or sponsorship packages, please contact Travis Frye, Program & Events Director, at the Chamber.
(336) 786-6116 ext 204

Sponsorship Packages

Gold Sponsor – $1000
Silver Sponsor – $700
Award Sponsors – $500
Food & Beverage Sponsor – $150

Click here for the full details and benefits of each sponsorship package.

2021 Awards & 2022 Sponsors

northern regional hospital

2021 Business of Year

Sponsored by:
Nominee (Business) must have less than 100 employees. Nominee should be rooted in community service; employee relations; environmental stewardship; innovation; creativity; and entrepreneurship.

Rogers Realty & Auction Company inc.

Business Longevity Award

Sponsored by:

Nominee (Business) must have been a pillar of the business community for at least 20 years, and is vested in continuing to be part of the business community in the future. Nominee must have operated as an ethical business providing quality goods and/or services. Nominee business should have made a positive impact on the community, supporting local efforts such as education, civic, and charitable causes. Include a brief history of the company with photos and other supporting documentation as appropriate.

Melanie Clark, Rogers Realty & Auction Company, Inc.

2021 Administrative Professional of the Year

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This award is presented to a person who works in an organization in an administrative capacity. They have many talents including professionalism, organization, integrity, team player, honesty and a strong work ethic. This person may not hold a management title but is considered a critical part of the organization’s daily operations. (This award was previously presented at the Administrative Professionals Lunch from 2004 to 2014. That luncheon event is no longer held.)

Joe Zalescik, Station 1978 Firehouse Peanuts

2021 Ambassador of the Year

Sponsored by:

This award honors a member of the Chamber Ambassador’s League for his/her outstanding service and commitment.

Darren Lewis, City of Mount Airy

Outstanding Public Service Award

Sponsored by:
cibirix 2

This award honors a city, county, or state employee; volunteer; elected official; or citizen whose outstanding public service has far exceeded the normal call of duty.

Heart & Soul Bed and Breakfast

Excellence in Tourism Award

Sponsored by:

This award is presented to a business that supports the tourism industry of the region every day; acts as an ambassador and cheerleader for tourism promotion; and displays leadership and integrity, while delivering first class customer service.

Reeves Community Center Foundation

Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award

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This award is a tribute to a non-profit organization that positively impacts the community through skilled use of time, talents, and compassion. Recipients of the award help foster a culture of citizenship and service, acting as a catalyst for others to become involved in civic and social activities.

Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse Inc

2021 Agri-Business of the Year

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This award is presented to a business involved in agriculture on some level. This enterprise could include farming, dairy, equine, poultry, produce, nurseries, vineyards, farm equipment, supplies or other related areas. This business should display a high level of integrity, professionalism and expertise.

Shenandoah Furniture

Business & Education Partner Award

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This award will be presented to a business who has partnered with a local school system in our community. This partnership could involve speakers, mentors, internships, apprenticeships, building projects, sports programs support, special events, grants or other programs. The business should demonstrate the ability to work with the school to benefit the schools, teachers and the community.Β 

Will Pfitzner, LazerEdge

(New) 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by:

xtreme marketing

This award is presented to a business or individual who created a new business, from concept to reality, and has successfully operated for a period of at least one year. Areas to consider include professionalism, integrity, hard work, community acceptance, profitability and long-term potential growth.

2022 Silver Level Sponsor

2022 Food & Beverage Sponsors

2022 Floral Sponsor

2022 Floral Sponsor

2020 - 2021 Virtual Excellence in Business Awards


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