CHAPEL HILL – The best and brightest of Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s past are being honored by the area’s Chamber of Commerce. Friday, the inaugural Business Hall of Fame will be announced.

Twelve individuals will be recognized for their service to the community as the first class of inductees.

The Hall of Fame recognizes those with a record of achievement that demonstrates excellence in business management, entrepreneurial and courageous thinking and action, inspiring leadership, community impact, and whose time as a business leader made a substantial, positive and lasting impact on your community.

Friday’s event takes place at Spanky’s from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The inaugural members will be inducted into the Business Hall of Fame Wednesday, November 13 at the Carolina Inn.

Tickets are available. You can find more information here.