Winston-Salem, NC - November 6th, 2013
The Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce has always been a supporter of local small businesses. In fact, the slogan of the Winston Salem Chamber is “In Business for Business.” This year, a notable award offered by the Chamber was the 2013 Truliant Small Business Award, which recognizes small companies for their success and contributions to the community. The finalists were announced at the Annual Meeting, which is the largest business meeting in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County with more than 1,000 of North Carolina’s most prominent business leaders. These finalists included:
*Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners
*John Davenport Engineering
*Kelly Office Solutions
*Tar Heel Basement Systems
In order for a company to be nominated for this prestigious award, they must be headquartered in Forsyth County with 50 employees or less and meet the following criteria:
- Are viable for-profit companies and successful in their business
- Have been in business for at least 3 years
- Maintain a responsible and rewarding workplace environment
- Give back to our community through volunteerism, contributions or in-kind gifts
The finalists are chosen by a council of Truliant Federal Credit Union staff, four college/university small business experts, a Chamber of Commerce representative and the past year’s winner.
Tar Heel Basement Systems was announced as the 2013 Truliant Small Business of the Year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th at the Benton Convention Center. Todd Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Truliant Federal Credit Union presented the award to Pete Burgess and his management team for their outstanding growth and contributions to the community over the past year.
The 2013 Chamber’s Annual Meeting featured William Duggan, Columbia Business School professor, and author of Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement.” Called “the best strategy book of the year,” Duggan has done pioneering research on how strategic intuition lies at the heart of great achievements throughout human history, including the scientific and computer revolutions, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, microfinance in poor countries and more. His remarks, entitled, “How Aha! Really Happens,” will bring brain science to life and help you understand what happens when that flash of insight you had last night might solve a problem that’s been on your mind for months.
About Tar Heel Basement Systems
Tar Heel Basement Systems specializes in basement waterproofing, crawlspace repair, radon mitigation and foundation repair in Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. They have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for almost 10 years and owner, Pete Burgess, has recently been named to the BBB of Northwest North Carolina’s Board of Directors. This year alone, they have received the Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award, the Sloan Award for North Carolina’s most Effective and Flexible Workplaces and the BBB’s Marketplace Ethics Award Honors.