The winners were announced at the Business Excellence Awards on Friday, May 13th!

See below for the winners in each category.

Best Customer Service

Auto Logic
Providing expert automotive repair and maintenance in Carrboro for 30 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 Eats

Mediterranean Deli
Mediterranean Deli provides Chapel Hill with authentic cuisines from the Middle East and the Mediterranean. They use fresh ingredients and take pride in artfully crafting food that is healthy and delicious. Mediterranean Deli has years of experience catering private parties, business lunches, weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.

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 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 almost 40 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 Shopping

Southern Season
Southern Season is the premiere destination for specialty foods and products. Since its creation in 1975, Southern Season has been known for the breadth and quality of its gourmet foods, wines, housewares, and cookware. A food lover’s paradise with exciting and innovative products from vendors local to international, Southern Season offers over 70,000 items sold in-store and online.

Best Professional Services

Tom Holt
A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Tom Holt attended Davis & Elkins College and received a B.A. in Sociology in 1980. After several years working in the field of social work, he attended law school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his J.D. and was admitted to the bar in 1990, and has been with the firm over 25 years. His practice is concentrated in residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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 Special Event Venue

Extraordinary Ventures
Based in the university town of Chapel Hill, NC, Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. (EV) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that creates and nurtures self-sustaining small businesses designed around the skills of the young adults with autism and developmental disabilities that serve as its workforce.

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 Health and Wellness

Chapel Hill YMCA
For nearly 160 years, the YMCA of the Triangle has strengthened the very foundations of its community. They’re committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. In every location, they bring people together to learn, grow and thrive.

Best Locally Grown/Made

Carrboro Farmers’ Market
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market aims to create and sustain a vibrant and innovative market that supports  local farmers and artisans, while extending the benefits of local food to the greater community. The Market is comprised of over 70 Market members who sell their locally produced goods each week directly to Market shoppers.

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 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 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.

Best Helping Hands

Extraordinary Ventures
Based in the university town of Chapel Hill, NC, Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. (EV) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that creates and nurtures self-sustaining small businesses designed around the skills of the young adults with autism and developmental disabilities that serve as its workforce.

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!

See all of this year’s nominees.

See 2015 winners.

Also, congratulations to all of the businesses that were nominated, and congratulations to the businesses below who were submitted in the first round but were not on the final ballot!

4 Paws
21C Hotel
411 West
A Better Wrench
Above All Cleaning
Abundant by Nature Chapel Hill Pilates
Ackland Art Museum
Acupuncture Healing Center
Advanced Physical Therapy
Akai Hana
Alice Glover, Immigration Law Services
Aloft – Chapel Hill
ALR Electronics
Always Best Care
American Hero
Amy Shaheen, MD
Angelina’s Kitchen
Anytime Fitness
Art Center
Atkins Dentistry
Artisan Pizza Kitchen
Automotive Solutions
Aveda Institute
Averett Family Law
Back Bar
Bagel Bar
Bagwell Holt Smith
Balance Point Acupuncture
Balloons & Tunes
Bank of America – Carrboro
Baxter Arcade
Bean and Barrel
Beer Study
Bella Donna
Beth Tillman
Bicycle Chain
Bin 54
Blackman and Sloop
Blue Horn Bar
Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar
Bolt Public Relations
Bonneville Electric
Bottle 501
Bouncing Bulldogs
Boyd Income Tax
Branching Out
Brixx Pizza
B Sides
Caju Salon
Cala Vera
Cameron Village
Camp Bow Wow
Capital Ford – Hillsborough
Captain Poncho’s
Carolina Ale House
Carolina Crafters
Carolina Ophthalmology
Carrboro Century Center
Carrboro Early School
Carrboro Family Medicine
Carrboro Family Pharmacy
Carrboro Family Vision
Carrboro Natural Health and Healing
Carrboro Plaza UPS
Carrboro Town Commons
Carrboro United Methodist Church
Carrboro Yoga
Carr Mill Mall
Carolina Cleaning Associates
Casa Club
Cat’s Cradle
Cedar Grove Maintenance
Celebrity Farms
Central Dermatology
Ceremony Salon
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Chapel Hill Carriage House Farm
Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic
Chapel Hill Community Health Center
Chapel Hill Country Club
Chapel Hill Day Spa
Chapel Hill Eye Care
Chapel Hill Family Chiropractic
Chapel Hill Internal Medicine
Chapel Hill OBGYN
Chapel Hill Ophthalmology
Chapel Hill Pediatric Dentistry
Chapel Hill Pediatrics
Chapel Hill Pet Resort
Chapel Hill Public Library
Chapel Hill Service League
Chapel Hill Toffee
Chapel Hill Training
Chapel Hill Transit
Charles Carver, CPA
Chatham County Animal Shelter
Chatham Education Foundation
Cheery Dog
Chick-Fil-A – University Place
Childcare Matters
Children’s Store
Citrine Salon
City Kitchen
Clifton and Mauney
Clothes Mentor
Community School for People Under 6
Community Empowerment Fund
Community Home Trust
Connect Chiropractic
Conscious Cleaning Services
Coon Rock Farm
Cowan Plumbing
Cracker Barrel
Cristin Colford, MD
Crooks Corner
Crossroads Chapel Hill
Curves – Durham
Daniel Corley, AXA Advisors
D.B. Sutton Salon
Dead Mule
Dean E. Smith Center
Dennis Alwon
Dennis Ellis, DDS
Diane Volkers Burritos
Dina Porter
Dispute Settlement Center
Dogwood Vet
Dovecote Style
Dr. Adam Zolotar
Dr. Charles Hecht
Dr. David Hoyle, DDS
Dr. John Christensen, DDS
Dr. Kim McCorkle
Dr. Michael Fried
Duke Family Medicine
Duke Primary Care
Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham Women’s Clinic
Eastgate Shopping Center
Edward Jones – Governors Village
Edwin Kim, MD
Egg & I
Elite Auto Body
Elmo’s Diner
Extreme Clean Home Cleaning
F&F Automotive
Farm House
Fiesta Grill
Final Piece Consulting
First Hand Foods
Fitch Lumber and Hardware
Fleet Feet – Carrboro
Flooring Plus
Framers Corner
Frank Albetta
Frank Gallery
Funny Girl Farm
Geeks on Call
Generations Family Practice
Gilmar’s Cleaning
Go2Girls of Chapel Hill
Goodfellows Bar
Goodrich Plumbing
Gourmet Kingdom
Governors Club
Governors Club Realty
Governors Family Chiropractic
Governors Village Pharmacy
Green Cube Self Storage
Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Durham
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Happy Paws
Harris Teeter
He’s Not Here
High and Rubish Insurance
Hillsborough BBQ Company
Hillsong Church
Holiday Inn
Home Instead Senior Care
Hope Crossing
i9 Sports
Italian Pizzeria III
Jazzercise – Chapel Hill
Jeffrey Allen Howard, Attorney at Law
Jeff Scott
Jesse Barnes
Jessica Bishop, DDS
Jim Spencer Architects
Joe Van Gogh
Johnny’s Gone Fishing
Johnson Lexus
Jordan Lake Animal Hospital
Jos. A. Banks
Joshua Hardison
Karate International – Durham
Keith Dixon
Keith Shaw
Kendall H. Page
Kennedy Dental Group
Landscape Logic
La Place
Lark Home and Apparel
Larry Hunt Tree Removal
La Vita Dolce
Law Office of Daniel A. Hatley
Leading and Governing Associates, Inc.
Legacy Academy
Legion Road Animal Practice
Linda Graham Design
Linton and Associates
Locally Grown Art
Lori Eichel
Love Chapel Hill
Love Overboard Kennels and Grooming
Lucha Tigre
Malibu Nails
Mama Dip’s
Market Street Coffee
Mark Jacobson Toyota
Massage Envy
Meadowmont Health Center
Memorial Hall
Meridian Senior Living
Merritt’s Store and Grill
Michael Jordan Nissan
Midtown 501
Mike Porco
Molly Maid of Chapel Hill
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Moppy Top
Morehead Planetarium
Mosquito Tech
Mr. Taxi
NC Botanical Gardens
NC Cancer Hospital
NC Therapeutic Riding Center
Neal’s Deli
North Chatham Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
NTune Car Repair
Num Num Sauce – Durham
O2 Fitness
Occaneechi Mountain
OE Enterprises, Inc.
Oliver’s Collar
O’Mara Landscaping
One Fitness Studio
ONE Restaurant
Open Eye Cafe
Orange County Animal Services
Orange County Department on Aging
Orange County Partnership for Young Children
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Osteopathic Medical Arts
Pam Herndon State Farm
Panera Bread
Peaceful River Farm
Peace Montessori School
Pep Boys – Franklin Street
Perry-winkle Farm
Piedmont Health Services
Piedmont Metro HVAC
Piedmont Vet
Pieroni Family Dentistry
Pita Grill
Pizza Mercato
Plantation Plaza
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Poultry Villa Landscaping
Provence of Carrboro
R&R Grill
Rampart Management
Residence Inn – Chapel Hill
Rite Aid Pharmacy – Raleigh Road
Rivers Agency
RiverWalk – Carrboro
Ronald McDonald House
Root Cellar
Rumors Boutique
Saint Thomas More
Salubrious Massage
Sawyer Pest Control
SECU Family House
Senior Helpers
Seymour Center
Sharon Anderson
Sheraton – Chapel Hill
Signature Health Care of Chapel Hill
Smoothie King
Sounds and Colors
Southern States
Southern Village
Southpoint Mall
Southpoint Veterinary Hospital
Space Builders
Spanish for Fun
Sparrow Plumbing
Starlight Mead
Starpoint Brewing
Steel String Brewery
Stewart Wignall, DDS
Stone Services
Strowd Roses, Inc.
Students Against Violence Everywhere
Studio Design Gallery
Sturdivant’s Tire Pros
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
Sunrise Dental
Sweeten Creek Candy Company
Syd’s Hair Salon
Szostak Design
Takeout Central
Ted Seagroves Insurance
TH Cleaners
The Arc of the Triangle
The Cedars of Chapel Hill
The Hickory Tavern
The Inn at Governors Club
The Loop Pizza Grille
The Mister Obedience Dog Training Center
The Picnic Basket Catering
The Red Hen
The Splinter Group
The Spotted Dog
The Weathervane
The Wellness Alliance – Carrboro
This & That
Timberlyne Animal Clinic
Tobacco Road
To the Woods
Town Hall Grill
Townie Transportation
Trader Joe’s
Transplanting Traditions
Triangle Acupuncture
Triangle Moving Service
Triangle Pest Control
Triangle Sportsplex
Tuesday Morning
Two Chicks
Tyler’s Taproom
Umbrella Cleaning Services
UNC Blue Zone
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
UNC Student Stores
United Tae Kwon Do
University Ford
University Presbyterian Church
University United Methodist Church
Vacuum Cleaner Hospital
Vapors Lounge
Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe
Vogel Residential Designs
Wallace Deck
Weaver Street Market
Wells Fargo – Estes Drive
Wentworth and Sloan
West End Wine Bar
Whole Foods
Will  Johnson Building Company
Wooden Nickel Pub
Wright Brothers Landscaping
Wyke Salon
Yeargan’s Top Notch Automotive
YesterYears Brewery
Yogurt Pump
Zippy Shell

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