It’s awards season, and Chapel Hill is taking part! On May 13, 2016, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce will host the Business Excellence awards to honor local people and businesses that go above and beyond in a number of categories.

One component of the Business Excellence Awards is the WCHLChapelboro People’s Choice Awards. From February 22 to March 13, locals suggested their favorite businesses in Orange County and Chatham County in a variety of categories, including ‘Best Eats’, ‘Best Shopping’, and ‘Best Customer Service’.

After a week long run-off to break ties in eight categories, the top five contenders in each category have been chosen.

Voting to determine the winners in each category will be held from March 28 until April 15. Winners will be announced at the Business Excellence Awards on May 13 at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Visit for event information.

See below for the full ballot, and click here to vote!

Best Customer Service

  • Auto Logic
  • Flawless Day Spa
  • Seagroves Nationwide Agency
  • Triangle Cellular Repair
  • Trilogy


Best Eats

  • Acme Food and Beverage Co.
  • Al’s Burgers
  • Lantern
  • Mediterranean Deli
  • Trilogy


Best Drinks

  • Carolina Brewery
  • Krave
  • Lantern
  • The Crunkleton
  • Top of the Hill
  • Trilogy


Best Wheels

  • Auto Logic
  • Auto Pro to Call
  • Chapel Hill Tire
  • Lloyd Tire and Alignment
  • Performance Auto Mall


Best Shopping

  • Cameron’s
  • PTA Thrift Shop
  • Southern Season
  • University Place
  • Womancraft


Best Professional Services

  • Joel L. Levy, CPA
  • Riithink Digital Marketing Agency
  • Seagroves Nationwide Agency
  • Tom Holt
  • Triangle Cellular Repair


Best Overnight Hospitality

  • Hampton Inn, Carrboro
  • The Fearrington House Inn
  • The Franklin Hotel
  • The Carolina Inn
  • The Siena Hotel


Best Special Event Venue

  • Extraordinary Ventures
  • Fearrington Village
  • Kidzu Children’s Museum
  • Silverspot Cinema
  • The Carolina Inn


Best Happy Home

  • Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling
  • Bold Construction
  • Bud Matthews Services
  • Carrboro Plumbing
  • Paul Davis Emergency Services


Best Health and Wellness

  • Chapel Hill YMCA
  • Flawless Day Spa
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Planet Fitness
  • UNC Wellness Centers


Best Locally Grown/Made

  • Carmel Market
  • Carrboro Farmer’s Market
  • Carrburrito’s Chipotle Salsa
  • Maple View Farms
  • Womancraft


Best Medical Service Provider

  • Carrboro Pediatrics
  • Dr. Joel Wagoner, DDS
  • Dr. Susanne Jackson, DDS
  • UNC Family Medicine
  • UNC Hospitals


Best Animal Services

  • Carrboro Animal Hospital
  • Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic
  • Cole Park Veterinary Hospital
  • Green Beagle Lodge
  • Village Veterinary Hospital


Best Helping Hands

  • Aegis Home Care
  • Chapel Hill Daycare Center
  • Extraordinary Ventures
  • Kidzu Children’s Museum
  • Speak Up Toastmasters


Best Real Estate

  • Coldwell Banker
  • Domicile Realty
  • Franklin Street Realty
  • Tony Hall and Associates
  • Weaver Street Realty