for the 7th Annual
NCWBO Hall of Fame Gala!
Saturday, October 12, 2024 at 6:30pm
NC Museum of Art: West great Hall
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Join us in Wilmington, NC as we Recognize National Women's Small Business Month & MED Week 2023

AMPLIFY the Legacy: Sustaining Women's Business Enterprises

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Mentorship Panel
Wednesday, October 11 | 2:00–4:00 PM
Location CFCC's Union Station 3rd floor lobby

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CELEBRATE the Legacy

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Awards Gala
Thursday, October 12 | 5:30 PM
Embassy Suites Riverfront

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TREASURE the Legacy

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WBO Outing:
Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King
Friday, October 13 |3:00pm & 7:30pm shows
Historic Thalian Hall

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2024 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

Nominations have been extended through May 15, 2024

We are in the process of selecting an elite group of both ENTREPRENEURS and ADVOCATES who have made significant and enduring contributions to women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina. Let’s continue amplifying the stories and legacy of women entrepreneurs in our great state!

Nominate a Deserving Woman Today

2023 Marked the Sixth Annual NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

Celebrating the Legacy of NC Women Business Owners

The North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame honors North Carolina’s most successful female entrepreneurs and advocates who have made significant and enduring contributions to impact women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina.

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NC Women Business
Owner Hall of Fame Criteria


Regardless of whether the inductee is living or deceased, their accomplishments and/or contributions are of such special significance that they will be thought of as outstanding when reflected upon from the perspective of future generations. Consideration of potential inductees requires that their efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored.

Inductees must have:

  • Made enduring contributions to North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community Made an impact on women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina
  • A meaningful connection to North Carolina (such as place of birth, education, and/or business location) and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of North Carolina entrepreneurs

Selection for the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame requires that the woman's efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored within the business community. Further, the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame emphasizes the descriptors “significant”, “enduring contributions" and “impact” on women’s entrepreneurial development. If you know of a woman whose accomplishments encompass all three components, please provide us with her name and successes so we can research her background further.



NC Women Business
Owner Hall of Fame Criteria


Regardless of whether the inductee is living or deceased, their accomplishments and/or contributions are of such special significance that they will be thought of as outstanding when reflected upon from the perspective of future generations. Consideration of potential inductees requires that their efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored.

Inductees must have:


  • Made enduring contributions to North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community
  • Made an impact on women’s entrepreneurial development in North Carolina
  • A meaningful connection to North Carolina (such as place of birth, education, and/or business location) and
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of North Carolina entrepreneurs

Selection for the North Carolina Women Business Owners Hall of Fame requires that the woman's efforts, accomplishments and impact be documented and widely honored within the business community. Further, the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame emphasizes the descriptors “significant”, “enduring contributions" and “impact” on women’s entrepreneurial development. If you know of a woman whose accomplishments encompass all three components, please provide us with her name and successes so we can research her background further.

2024 SUPPORTERS

Bank of America Logo
Reify Media LogoHummingbird Creative Group LogoNC Education Lottery LogoRegulator Logo
Drucker + Falk Logo to celebrate 85 yearsEastern NC Center for Business & Entrepreneurship Logo
Angus Barn LogoDiamonds Direct Logo
FiveStar Awards & Engraving logoNascar Hall of Fame CharlotteShelton LLC Logo

2024 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NAWBO Charlotte NC Chapter
NAWBO Greater Raleigh NC Chapter

PAST SUPPORTERS


Acnos Pharma
Alliance of Professionals & Consultants
Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership
Angus Barn
Atlantic Coast Trucking
Atlantic Mulch & Stone
Atlantic Tire & Service
Avance Care
Bailey's Fine Jewelry
Bank of America
The Banks Law Firm
Bill & Betty Johnson
BPN Staffing Solutions
Burns & Bynum CPA PA
Capital Auto Group
Cary Florist / North Raleigh Florist
C&H Insulation Services, Inc.
Christine Jones Jewelry
ClinSearch Resources
Donna R. Cohen Attorney at Law
Drucker + Falk
Earth-Space Commerce Advisors, LLC
Eastern Carolina Chiropractic Center
Eastern NC Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
Edifice
Encore Bank
Enterprising Women
Evolve Consulting
FiveStar Awards & Engraving
Gaskill Realty
Goalfriends
Grace Federal Solutions
Halftone Studios
La Farm Bakery
Ladies of Justice by LegalShield
Lady J
Lemons Law
Lifetime Asset Management
Linda Craft Realtors
The Mayton Inn
Messer
M3 Real Estate
Bettie Murchison
NACCE
NC Education Lottery
NC Idea Foundation
Our Stories: Brave Conversations On Race
Paradox Consulting Partners
Pendo
Photography by Tonya
Print & Web Designer
Promoquest
Regulator
Reify Media
Renew Day Spa
Roper Bookkeeping
RTP Photo & Video
Sherry Moss Mitchell
Shelten LLC
Spark Publications
SteelFab
Superior Mechanical Systems
Sweet T Salon
Synoptic Products
Tai Lynn HR Solutions
Totally Beautiful Moments
Transitions Financial Strategies, LLC

Past Supporters


Acnos Pharma
Alliance of Professionals & Consultants
Alliance of Women in Tech Leadership
Angus Barn
Atlantic Coast Trucking
Atlantic Mulch & Stone
Atlantic Tire & Service
Avance Care
Bailey's Fine Jewelry
Bank of America
The Banks Law Firm
Bill & Betty Johnson
BPN Staffing Solutions
Burns & Bynum CPA PA
Capital Auto Group
Cary Florist / North Raleigh Florist
C&H Insulation Services, Inc.
Christine Jones Jewelry
ClinSearch Resources
Donna R. Cohen Attorney at Law
Drucker + Falk
Earth-Space Commerce Advisors, LLC
Eastern Carolina Chiropractic Center
Eastern NC Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
Edifice
Encore Bank
Enterprising Women
Evolve Consulting
FiveStar Awards & Engraving
Gaskill Realty
Goalfriends
Grace Federal Solutions
Halftone Studios
La Farm Bakery
Ladies of Justice by LegalShield
Lady J
Lemons Law
Lifetime Asset Management
Linda Craft Realtors
The Mayton Inn
Messer
M3 Real Estate
Bettie Murchison
NACCE
NC Education Lottery
NC Idea Foundation
Our Stories: Brave Conversations On Race
Paradox Consulting Partners
Pendo
Photography by Tonya
Print & Web Designer
Promoquest
Regulator
Reify Media
Renew Day Spa
Roper Bookkeeping
RTP Photo & Video
Sherry Moss Mitchell
Shelten LLC
Spark Publications
SteelFab
Superior Mechanical Systems
Sweet T Salon
Synoptic Products
Tai Lynn HR Solutions
Totally Beautiful Moments
Transitions Financial Strategies, LLC

"What an honor and privilege to be inducted into the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame! I'm still pinching myself! When I look at the diverse
class of inductees, I'm reminded of just how much impact women have on our great state! Having worked in a non traditional role for nearly twenty
years and forged my own path through perseverance and resilience, I am so proud of myself and the rest of the inductees for setting the
bar high and proving that you can do anything you set your mind to! Strong networking and support from one another, as well as
investing in others, are the keys to success in my book. I so honored and humbled to be in such an elite class of women!"

WENDY FLETCHER-HARDEE, RN
President - Atlantic Coast Trucking, Inc | Atlantic Truck Brokers, Inc | Atlantic Mulch & Stone, Inc

"What an honor and privilege to be inducted into the NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame! I'm still pinching myself! When I look at the diverse
class of inductees, I'm reminded of just how much impact women have on our great state! Having worked in a non traditional role for nearly twenty
years and forged my own path through perseverance and resilience, I am so proud of myself and the rest of the inductees for setting the
bar high and proving that you can do anything you set your mind to! Strong networking and support from one another, as well as
investing in others, are the keys to success in my book. I so honored and humbled to be in such an elite class of women!"

WENDY FLETCHER-HARDEE, RN
President - Atlantic Coast Trucking, Inc | Atlantic Truck Brokers, Inc | Atlantic Mulch & Stone, Inc

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