The winners were announced at the Business Excellence Awards on Friday, May 19th!

See below for the winners in each category.


Best Customer Service

Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s is a neighborhood grocery store with amazing food and drink from around the globe and around the corner. They buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, bargain for the best prices, and pass the savings on to their customers. By keeping costs low, every penny Trader Joe’s saves is a penny saved for its customers.


Best Eats

Al’s Burger Shack
Al’s Burger Shack’s mission is to provide local, fresh, sustainable food and drink with a hefty dose of southern hospitality. Their all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef is from North Carolina pasture-raised cattle. They serve craft beers brewed in North Carolina and produce from as many local farmers as possible. Plus, they make all of our specialty toppings and dressings in the Shack.


Best Drinks

The Crunkleton
Visitors at The Crunkleton can choose from a selection of over 500 distilled spirits, many mixed with the same techniques and ingredients as when they were first popularized. For beer lovers, The Crunkleton offers 12 various styled beers on draft and a solid selection of bottled beers. Wine choices include pours by the glass and bottle.


Best Professional Services

Auto Logic
Providing expert automotive repair and maintenance in Carrboro for 31 years, Auto Logic is a multi year “Best Of” and Rose Award winner. Auto Logic employees ASE certified technicians who properly apply the skill and knowledge required to repair automobiles, making them as safe, reliable, lasting, and economical as possible.


Best Special Event Venue

The Carolina Inn
The Carolina Inn was built in 1924 by UNC alumnus John Sprunt Hill and designed by award-winning architect Arthur C. Nash, who designed a number of other university landmarks. Hill gifted the hotel in 1935 to the university and stipulated that all profits were to be used to support the university’s library. Today, the Inn is still owned by UNC and continues to support the UNC library’s North Carolina collections.


Best Happy Home

Carrboro Plumbing
Carrboro Plumbing is a full service plumbing company owned and operated by Chris Kreutzer. When you call, it is Chris who answers the phone and Chris who comes to your home or business when you need a plumber. At Carrboro Plumbing, Chris has made customer satisfaction his very top priority. It is always guaranteed.


Best Medical Service Provider

UNC Hospitals
UNC Hospitals is a public academic medical center first established in 1952 under the name N.C. Memorial to provide patient care, educate health care professionals and advance medical research in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. With more than 800 beds, the medical center in Chapel Hill comprises N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Children’s Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital and N.C. Women’s Hospital.


Best Locally Grown/Made

Maple View Farm
Originating in Corinna, Maine, the farm existed at the same location from the time the first settlers homesteaded central Maine in the early 1800s. Bob Nutter is the fifth generation of his family to farm land, first in Maine and now in North Carolina. The farm’s goal is to  bottle and distribute the freshest high quality milk products for local consumers.


Best Shopping

Cameron’s
Cameron’s mission is to delight the senses and lift your spirits. When Wendy and Bridget are selecting products for Cameron’s, they focus on finding items that fall into three categories: They try to find products that are locally made or made in the United States. When they buy items made in other countries, whenever possible, they focus on Fair Trade items. And lastly, they try to find products that are useful as well as fun.


Best Overnight Hospitality

The Carolina Inn
The Carolina Inn was built in 1924 by UNC alumnus John Sprunt Hill and designed by award-winning architect Arthur C. Nash, who designed a number of other university landmarks. Hill gifted the hotel in 1935 to the university and stipulated that all profits were to be used to support the university’s library. Today, the Inn is still owned by UNC and continues to support the UNC library’s North Carolina collections.


Best Wheels

Chapel Hill Tire
Founded in 1953, Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Center has been serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Chatham County longer than any other automotive repair shop. For over 60 years, Al Pons built the business on a foundation of honesty and top notch service. As one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the area, the company has woven itself into the fabric of the surrounding community.


Best Health and Wellness

UNC Wellness Centers
UNC Wellness Centers are premier medical fitness facilities dedicated to helping people achieve optimal health in a safe and supportive environment by integrating professional resources, innovative programming, and personalized service.


Best Animal Services

Green Beagle Lodge
Green Beagle Lodge incorporates many creature comforts to make their Lodge feel like a second home. Nestled on Blackwood Mountain, the facility has a suburban feel with urban convenience. The owners love animals, especially beagles, and have a residence on-site for added peace of mind.

The Animal Hospital of Carrboro
The Animal Hospital has served the greater Chapel Hill and Carrboro community since 1975 as a full-service small animal hospital. They strive to be the most highly regarded small animal hospital and to set the standard of excellence for others.  Because they live and work in this community, they treat their patients and clients like family because they are their neighbors and friends.


Best Helping Hands

100 Women Who Give a Hoot
In 2006, Karen Dunigan started the first 100 Women Who Care group in Jackson, Michigan. She envisioned a brilliant yet simple way to raise money for local charities, non-profits and worthy causes. Understanding that many professional women had the desire and resources to help local charities, yet had little time to give, Dunigan invited group members to meet only once a quarter for one hour and donate $100 per meeting.


Best Real Estate

Weaver Street Realty
When Weaver Street Realty was founded back in 1982, the intention was to create a new kind of company, a company whose approach to real estate was built on service, approachability and a genuine understanding of their clients’ needs. In an industry known for its high turnover of staff,  the original partners are still with them and they are still helping people buy and sell homes, farms and land.


A big congratulations to all of our winners!

Click here to see last year’s winners.


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RULES:

  • No member of the Chamber Executive Committee is eligible to win any award.
  • The WCHL Chapelboro People’s Choice Awards are open to both Chamber Members and Non-Chamber Members.  Non-Chamber members must be located within OR serve the Chamber Service Area defined as Orange and Chatham County.
  • One vote per person per category per day.